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Top 10 Signs Itís Time To Winterize Your Bike



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Iíve often felt that the real reason many motorcyclists donít winterize their motorcycles is that they keep holding off in hopes to squeeze in one more ride. Although the MO Towers are located in Southern California, many of us ventured from colder climes to the Great American West in an effort to enjoy year-Ďround riding. The journalism gig is just something we managed to weasel our way into as a means of supporting our habit.

In an effort to help dedicated riders in places that have real winter, the following list contains sure-fire signals that it is time to winterize your motorcycle rather than continue riding it or letting it sit unprepared developing the mechanical manifestations of Parked Motorcycle Syndrome.
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I clicked before I realized who this thread is from. Oh well, this is as far as it goes, no more clicks. Anyway, I'll take a shot at the 10 signs.

#1 It's cold outside.
#2 It's f^%king cold outside.
#3 There's snow on the ground, i.e. it's cold outside.
#4 You're wearing so many layers you look like Randy from A Christmas Story and you're still cold.
#5 You're using heated grips and electric socks and you're still cold.
#6 You dream about riding in places where it's warm.
#7 If you have a moment and crash no one will find you until spring when the snow drift melts.
#8 You need to stop every few miles to thaw out because it's cold outside.
#9 Did I mention it's cold outside?
#10 You looked at the thermometer and it's f^%king cold outside.

Chances are I'm damn close ...
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I'd like to help,,, but I moved to Queensland Australia,,, sorry, what is cold again, I forgot.

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I'd like to help,,, but I moved to Queensland Australia,,, sorry, what is cold again, I forgot.
For you, cold is anything below 21C.

I'm in Texas and anything below 70F is cold. One of the jokes around here goes something like this, "It's fall in Texas, do you know what that means? Answer: Nothing, not a God damn thing. It's still 90F outside."

On a serious note, riding season is all year here. There might be a cold spell where we only get in to the 40's F. but there will still be plenty of 80F weekends to enjoy riding.

Q. Why do I ride?
A. Because I've never seen anyone jogging and smiling.


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After it sat around for a couple weeks, I finally got mine winterized. When it was about -15F out. I'm in Iowa.
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72F with a high expected of 80 today here in South Central Texas. We did have a freezing morning a couple of weeks ago, but it got up to 60F or so later on that day. That little taste of cold reminded me why I moved here from Montana. I've already ridden my bike this morning. I do wish I could "Summerize" my bike though. I only ride in the morning during July-Aug because of the heat.
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