Reassurance on Winterization

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by SprChkn, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. SprChkn

    SprChkn Member

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    Hi all,

    I was hoping for a little reasurrance about my winterization process - or maybe a good reason not to do what I planned. I keep the Streetglide in a heated room in my garage. I just had all three fluids replaced at 5,000 miles, and now have 6,600 miles on the clock. Spectro full synthetic in engine, Spectro in primary, and Spectro full sythetic in the trans. I got to thinking it did not make much sense to change the trans and primary for winterization, because I have only gone 1,600 miles on them, and they do not pick up the acids / contaminants that engine oil does. My plan was to change the engine oil with new Specto full sythetic, do all the other winterization stuff, and then hop on and ride come spring.

    Anybody see any reason to change the primary and trans oil?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hoople

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    Just my opinion but if I knew that I was not going to start my bike for a few months, I would also fog the cylinders. That would be an absolute must for me.
     
  3. Estil

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    If you have a heated space for the scoot, I believe you will be OK with the fluids. I'd just put a battery tender on it and wait till spring! Heated space eliminates most all of the storage problems. Could fog the cylinders if you like......
     
  4. purplehazeultra

    purplehazeultra Active Member

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    Wow was starting to worry. Fogging the cyl?????????????
    Don't want to sound dumb what is that because I did not do it.
    Mime is in a unheated shed.
     
  5. purplehazeultra

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    Cool thanks for the information. I think I will be ok then.
     
  6. lowrider1963

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    I have always stored my bikes in an attached, unheated ( but well insulated) garage and never fogged the cylinders. Never had any issues.
     
  7. gusotto

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    I've heard there are cautions to be observed with the FI bikes regarding turning the engine over with the plugs out.
    Possibly causing harm. I think something has to be done to the plug wires, you can't just let them hang.
    I can't find any warning in my '07 service manual but maybe others can chime in if so.
     
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  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Having the spark plug wires pulled but not grounded...means the 15-20,000V spark has nowhere to go and could damage the ignition coil insulation or downstream electronics...the is why most use a bolt in the boot and ground it to prevent this.:s
     
  9. Iceman24

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    Instead of fogging the cylinders - I use a syringe & squirt 3-4 oz. of oil in each plug hole. Then turn bike over a few times...not necessary, but I have this as part of my bike's winter prep. Your primary & tranny oil are fine.
     
  10. Hoople

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    That is true. Piston rings will usually just push right through any light rust formed on the dry surface of stored cylinder bores.