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Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by mrl636, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. mrl636

    mrl636 Member

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    I'm wondering if it will cause a problem to the front forks and rear suspension to be extended for long time with the bike up on a frame jack. I want to store the bike off the pavement with the wheels left on for a couple of months. I have a '05 ultra classic with about 22k miles
     
  2. Redman

    Redman Active Member

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    I do this every winter for about 5 months and no problems yet. Takes the pressure off of front fork springs. It is something I picked up from gramps (rip)
    he did it every winter for his old panhead.
     
  3. Rewind

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    I don't think you'll have any problems with them at all!
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem by unloading the suspension.
     
  5. mrl636

    mrl636 Member

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    Thanks for the info. I couldn't think what to call it till I saw your reply, Glider. Love your picture, Rewind
     
  6. smkinnan

    smkinnan Active Member

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    you shouldn't have any problem at all doing that...
     
  7. 09RGlideKY

    09RGlideKY Active Member

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    Never had a problem here.
     
  8. 03classic

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    Do it every winter with every bike I have owned.Put some Seafoam in the tank to stabilize the fuel.
     
  9. Ozman

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    For over 20 years I have done the same winterizing procedure with all my bikes and never had any problems: install new oil and filter; fill up the tank and add StaBil to the gas; trickle charge it once a week for a couple of hours; fill up the tires and let it sit on a piece of old carpet with plywood underneath and cover it. Come spring, change the oil and filter again, check everything and I'm ready to go.
     
  10. dangerdan

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    Had my front fork seals replaced last year.
    Its good to know that unloading the front forks wont cause any damage