Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

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adair1965
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Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by adair1965 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:57 am

Besides hooking my battery up to a trickle charger, is there anything else that I should do tp prep the bike for winter storage? It's on a dolly now and will be stored in a garage.
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by Wolfpack » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:55 pm

? Why your in Barrie basically southern Ontario and your not expecting a few riding days over the next 6 months? The Mexican Guy ; El Nimo has canceled winter this year !

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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by wngd » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:55 pm

adair1965 wrote:Besides hooking my battery up to a trickle charger, is there anything else that I should do tp prep the bike for winter storage? It's on a dolly now and will be stored in a garage.
Next M-W is 16 - 18 degrees, don`t put it away yet :nono:

Change the oil, wash and wax, fill the tank and add Seafoam (preferable to Stabil imo, check tire pressure, hook up battery tender, not a charger. Don`t start it periodically over the Winter.
Cry a little and have a stiff drink....this might help and pray for a short Winter....

http://www.vtxcafe.com/showthread.php/3 ... izing-bike
http://www.vtxoa.com/forums/showthread. ... r-the-1300
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by adair1965 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:03 pm

Wolfpack wrote:? Why your in Barrie basically southern Ontario and your not expecting a few riding days over the next 6 months? The Mexican Gut ; El Nimo has canceled winter this year !
well Wolf, I'm not ruling that out :)
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by adair1965 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:54 pm

I've got the fuel tank full and stabilzer added. Should I switch the fuel switch off and run the carb dry?
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by hammerman » Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Definitely run the carb dry, stops the float and jets from getting gummed up.
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by adair1965 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 11:10 pm

Thanks for the info guys.
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by Bubba316 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:17 am

I filled it, seafoamed the last tank I rode on, Refilled and seafoamed, ran the engine dry, parked it and had zero issues on restart this year. Previous years the plugs were a mess, took the first two months to get it to run right.
Make sure you store it near a chair and somewhere to set your drink. It's way more comfortable to sit and drink and stare while waiting for better weather than stand...

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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by adair1965 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 4:56 pm

Make sure you store it near a chair and somewhere to set your drink. It's way more comfortable to sit and drink and stare while waiting for better weather than stand...[/quote]

That I will definitely do. :lol:
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Re: Winterizing my 2004 VTX 1300

Post by hammerman » Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:46 pm

:stupid:
That`s why there`s 6 chairs and a fridge in my garage.
Oh, and there is usually 40 Creek too!
Hammer It. Life`s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserve skin....
but to skid in sideways,totally wornout ,shouting
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