winterized and still riding

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by hdrocks, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    couple of weeks back, weather here got really cold so decided to winterize, new synthetic oil and spectro, full tank with stabilizer, cleaned, and S1000 all over the place, etc.. Then, of course, next Sat, the weather was perfect and had to take her out. It would've been a crime if I didn't. On the way home, I just filled up the tank and put a bit more stabilizer. Yesterday, did it again (put in about 70 miles). still covered with S1000 so kind of messy. I plan to ride weather permitting and make sure the tank is full on return. What do you guys think?
     
  2. pops55

    pops55 Active Member

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    To early to winterize, keep the tank full and bike ready to go, if a decent day comes along go for a ride. :D
     
  3. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    yap, i think i will take her out weather permitting and come back with a full tank with stabilizer, just in case the snow comes the next day. i know it's better to keep a clean oil over the winter but i will probably do at most 200/300 miles till i can not take her out anymore.
     
  4. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    have ya got the S1000 off of her yet!!?
     
  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    I live in southern Ohio, but I never winterize because there are always days above freezing that the sun shines that you can ride.
     
  6. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Same here. I just make sure it's put up with a full tank and Stabilizer.
     
  7. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    I was going to ask. do you think I should wipe off the protectant? I do have them on my pipes also and was wondering what happens when it gets hot. So far, they look ok.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Most things on pipes will bake on when they get hot from running. You may get a surprise when it comes time to remove it.
     
  9. marcus22

    marcus22 Junior Member

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    whats the s1000?
     
  10. hdrocks

    hdrocks Active Member

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    hmm i better check on her tonite when i get home. instead of washing, using pledge will do, you think?

    oops one too many zero. S100 corrosion protectant.
     
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