Winter storage

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by Swamp Donkey, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. Swamp Donkey

    Swamp Donkey Member

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    Hey gang . Was just curious as to what some people do to their scoots for the winter . Unfortunately here in Ohio I can't ride all year . Thanks .
     
  2. Blue Wide Glide

    Blue Wide Glide Junior Member

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    I added a garage addition to my main garage, and they spend the winter in there where it is never less than 50 degrees:D. Once they salt the roads, i'm done.:(
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Fresh oil change along with a fuel stabilizer. Keep a battery tender on it as well.
    I start mine and warm it up a couple times a month just to lube all the seals.
     
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  4. Slo-Ryd

    Slo-Ryd Junior Member Contributor

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    ^^^^^^ +1
     
  5. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Got a garage,lots of dealers will store,too.Add stabil,battery tender.I'm down usually 2-3 months per year.I also stop after they lay the salt down.
     
  6. Harttoo

    Harttoo Senior Member

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    I store in My garage also.Sta-bil and battery tender.I'm done riding when I see salt!
     
  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Fill up tank, park in corner of garage, add sta-bil, plug tender in and let it sit. Sometime I cover bike and forgitaboutit so when I uncover in spring its like the first day I brought it home...;)
    I have become a S&S rider..... Sunny and seventy before bike comes out of garage..:p
     
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  8. gator508

    gator508 Well-Known Member

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    Jeff & dbmg have got you covered on this. A fuel stabilizer and battery tender are of utmost importance. Fresh oil is a good idea as well so the corrosive acids that build up in the oil are not just sitting in the engine during the downtime.
     
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  9. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    I do as posted above. I have a storage room down at my shop that it stays in, right next to the back office and on the way to the lunch room. So I get to stop by it for a visit, let it know how close soring is comming or roll it in the shop and tinker on it.
     
  10. jdezorzi

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    +1 on the oil changes and battery tender. I'm hoping it stays warm until Thanksgiving here in Pittsburgh.