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Williston, North Dakota
 

OUR BLOG

12/13/2017
No motorcyclist is happy to put their beloved ride away for an entire season, but sometimes it must be done. To ensure you prepare your bike correctly, follow these tips.

How to Store Your Motorcycle This Winter

Before simply sticking your motorcycle in the garage for winter, learn what steps you need to take in order to keep it in good shape while it's in storage. Following the proper steps will ensure it's ready for use once spring arrives. To get started, check out these tips.

Choose a Storage Space

The first step you need to take before putting your motorcycle away for the season is deciding where you will store it. Finding the right storage space is crucial because it can make a huge difference come spring. You will need a dark, dry place so that your motorcycle doesn't get damaged. Many dealers offer storage spaces that are ideal. They will often take care of the preparation work for you and they will check on your bike periodically just to be sure it's ok. If you prefer to keep it at home, your garage may offer the right conditions. If water tends to pool in an area of your garage, keep your motorcycle in another area. It's also important that you keep it away from any windows since these can cause fading as well as condensation to develop under the cover. The advantage of keeping your motorcycle at home is that you can keep an eye on it and you will know it's being taken care of well.

Fill up on Fuel

Before storing your motorcycle, take a trip to the gas station and fill up your tank. A full tank will reduce the chances of condensation from developing in your fuel tank. The reason you don't want condensation in there is because it can lead to rust formation which can mix into your fuel and end up in your fuel system. After filling up, don't forget to mix a fuel stabilizer into your gas. This will keep the fuel from going bad during the winter and can help ensure your fuel is ready for use in the spring.

Take Care of the Antifreeze

If you're expecting particularly cold temperatures this winter, you will want to ensure you're using the right antifreeze blend. Antifreeze helps prevent the liquids in your cooling system from freezing, which is essential if you want to prevent cracks and other damage caused by frozen fluids. Before storing your motorcycle, be sure your blend will be able to withstand this year's temperatures.

Get a Synthetic Oil Change

Although your motorcycle won't be in use this winter, giving it an oil change is necessary. Freezing temperatures and old oil can result in broken down oil. This means your oil may become thick, which can result in buildup and deposits in the nooks and crannies of your engine. Keep your engine clean and healthy with a synthetic oil change. You'll be happy you did this in the spring because your motorcycle will be ready for use as soon as the days start to warm up. If you're looking for the best synthetic oil for your motorcycle, look no further than AMSOIL Oil. To find the perfect AMSOIL Oil, contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780. Their experts will be happy to recommend products like AMSOIL's 20W-50 Synthetic V-Twin Motorcycle Oil.

Keep the Battery Charged

Your motorcycle's battery will need to be taken care of through the winter if you want to keep it in good shape. Avoid keeping it in your motorcycle all winter since this can cause it to lose its charge and even die out. Keeping it connected to a charger all winter can also cause it to lose its ability to hold a charge. It is recommended that you keep it connected to a trickle charger or a tender that will keep it charged without overcharging it. This will ensure it's ready for use in the spring and you won't have to even think about your battery all winter long. Another option is to charge it every so often during the winter, just be sure you stay on top of this task.

Wash Your Motorcycle

Once your motorcycle is prepared for hibernation, don't forget to give it a thorough wash. This will take care of removing any leftover moisture or debris from your last ride. After washing it, be sure to dry it thoroughly and apply a new layer of wax. The wax will act as a barrier against moisture during the winter. Finally, use an exhaust plug to keep critters out of your bike and cover it with a protective, breathable cover.

Give Your Motorcycle a Synthetic Oil Change in Williston

Before storing your motorcycle this winter, prepare it with a synthetic oil change in Williston. Contact Advanced Filtration Technologies, Inc. at (701) 572- 3780 for the personalized service you need. You can also check out their full range of AMSOIL Oil products in their online shop.
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