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post #1 of 6 Old 11-08-2017, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Winter hibernation is near

Bike covers are starting to make their way onto the bikes. Except the dirtbike, this time of year until next spring when the heat hits is itís time of year right now.

GSX cover has not made it yet since I just rode the GSX this past weekend in the low 80s. Today itís in the mid 50s and rainy.



Not a big fan of winter.
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Yup hibernation time just moved mine from the garage into its new home in my basement..
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You hibernate in MS? I'll ride during the winter if the roads are dry and not salted. Just not long rides if it's very cold. The V-strom will definitely get more miles with the great windscreen, Barkbusters and heated grips.
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You hibernate in MS? I'll ride during the winter if the roads are dry and not salted. Just not long rides if it's very cold. The V-strom will definitely get more miles with the great windscreen, Barkbusters and heated grips.
Here in Utah, I don't really call it hibernation, but we can easily get a month+ where you can't ride, so my routine is...
1) Change oil and lube chain late in the season, because you know the inevitable is coming.
2) Start putting Stabil+ in the tank (like I did last fillup).
3) I used to keep the battery on a smart-charger too, but I swapped it for a Shorai that's LiFePo.
I'm thinking the discharge rate is low enough, that I don't bother doing that now. I had one on my last bike and it did fine over two winters. We'll see how this one holds out.
4). There is no 4...
Sometimes I feel like my whole life is just a bunch of little experiments.
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No mountains in Florida, but this is the best time of year to ride!
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You hibernate in MS? I'll ride during the winter if the roads are dry and not salted. Just not long rides if it's very cold. The V-strom will definitely get more miles with the great windscreen, Barkbusters and heated grips.
Yes I do on street bikes. I hate cold weather. I rip on the dirt bike every dry chance I get during winter. It is just no fun riding in the cold and wet of winter on a street bike even with Gerbing heated gear.
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