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04/12/2017
Taking your motorcycle out of winter storage and preparing it for the spring requires a bit of work. It can all be made easier if you have the right tools, like AMSOIL synthetic motorcycle oil, for the job.

Tips to Help You Take Your Motorcycle out of Winter Storage

Enjoy the sunny spring roads on your motorcycle, but only after taking the proper steps to ensure it's ready for the season.

Check Your Tires

The condition of your tires will most likely be affected by winter storage no matter what. If you kept your motorcycle on a stand that prevented it from resting on the ground, your tires likely wouldn't suffer many changes. Your biggest concern may end up being your tire pressure. Cold temperatures can cause your tires to lose pressure, but this is easily fixed. Fill up your tires to the recommended pressure before moving on to inspecting them. If your motorcycle wasn't stored on a stand and was resting on its tires through the winter, you may notice some flat spots or even cracks in them. Don't also forget to inspect the tread and replace your tires if they are quite worn or damaged.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change

Your motorcycle's motor oil is one of its most important fluids that keeps it running and protected. If you changed your ride's oil before storing it, chances are your oil is ready for the spring. Even so, it's still highly recommended that you check on it in order to be sure it's at the right level and in good condition. If your oil has started to break down or if it has degraded, don't ignore the issue. Drain your motorcycle's oil and replace it with a quality synthetic motorcycle oil like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil. Don't also forget to replace your oil filter for the best results.

Test the Battery

Your motorcycle won't get anywhere without a charged battery. Before starting your engine, test your battery in order to ensure it's properly charged and that it can still hold a charge. You don't want to skip this step and then be left stranded on the road with a dead battery. Whether you kept it on a trickle charger or you forgot all about it during the winter, double check that it is still able to perform properly. This is also a great time to check the battery connections for rust, corrosion, or other issues that can affect your battery's function. Contact the pros at Advanced Filtration Technologies, Incfor help finding the right synthetic motorcycle oil for your ride. Not only can they recommend synthetic motorcycle oil, but they can also help you find filters, transmission fluid, and fuel additives, among many other products. Call them at (701) 572- 3780 to place your order.

Replace the Fuel

It is highly recommended that you store your motorcycle with a full tank of fuel in order to prevent moisture fro creeping into your fuel tank. On top of that, it's also ideal to mix a fuel stabilizer like AMSOIL's Gasoline Stabilizer into your fuel tank. This can prevent your fuel from breaking down and causing clogs in your fuel system. If you did use a fuel stabilizer, your fuel is likely ready for use, but be sure to check on it before going for a ride. If you didn't use a fuel stabilizer, you might need to drain your fuel system, including fuel lines, the carburetor, and the tank, to prevent any issues.

Wash and Wax

After taking care of your motorcycle's maintenance, there are a couple more steps to complete. Give your motorcycle a gentle wash to remove any dust or moisture that made its way under your cover. This can help you find issues like rust or crack much more easily. After washing it, be sure to dry it in order to prevent water marks and other issues. Once things are dry, apply a coat of wax to protect your motorcycle from the outdoor elements. Although this may be seen as something purely aesthetic, doing all of this can help keep your motorcade in better shape for longer. Finally, tighten any loose parts, lubricate your chain, and test the bulbs to ensure they're all working properly. For a more through maintenance checklist, check out the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's T-CLOCS Inspection Checklist.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Dickinson

For help finding the best synthetic motorcycle oil in Dickinson, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780. They will be happy to help you find the right AMSOIL Oil products for your motorcycle. Be sure to check out their popular 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil, designed for use in domestic and foreign motorcycles alike. To browse their full range of quality products, stop by their online shop.
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