How to Properly Care For Your Motorcycle During the Winter Season in Reno

How to Properly Care For Your Motorcycle During the Winter Season in Reno

Not sure how to winterize your motorcycle this winter? Here are tips on how to properly winterize your motorcycle this winter.

motorcycleAccording to an article at geico.com, “Motorcycle Winter MaintenanceTips”

“Hunter S. Thompson is quoted as saying, “Love is the feeling you get when you like something as much as your motorcycle.” No matter how deep your affection, the time will come when you’ll need to store your beloved steed if you live in a part of the country that experiences four distinct seasons.

There are several things you can do to ensure your bike will be just as ready to go as you are at the first genuine signs of spring.

Wash & Inspect

Taking the time to thoroughly wash and dry your motorcycle is an effective way to protect all of its surfaces. The sooner you remove dirt, road grime and prematurely expired insects the easier it will be. A great way to properly dry your ride, ensuring no water is trapped, is to go for a quick ride or used compressed air to blow the water off the bike. This is also a convenient time to do a comprehensive routine check to ensure no mechanical issues have arisen since your last ride and that there are no fluid leaks. Throttle, clutch and brake cables should be inspected and lubricated to prevent premature wear or seizing.

Check and Maintain Fluids

Pros recommend changing and topping up all essential fluids because dirt and other contaminants can accumulate inside your engine, transmission and crankcase while you ride. During storage, any foreign deposits, unburned fuel, exhaust gases or water vapor can do nasty things to the unseen and intricate inner workings of your machine. The gas tank should be filled whenever your vehicle is parked for extended periods in cold weather.” To read the entire article click here.

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