When the cooler months start to set in in South Dakota, you find yourself riding your motorcycle less and less until it becomes too cold to travel by bike alone. Even decked out in leather, it is not enough to keep the icy temperatures from shooting straight to the bone in your body. It is important to safely store your motorcycle during the cooler months when you are not going to be riding it.
Keeping It Out Of The Elements
One of the most important things you can do for your bike when you are storing it away for winter is to keep it out of the elements by storing it inside a garage or storage facility. Keeping the ice and snow off of your bike will prevent rust and corrosion, which can damage your bike.
Cover Your Bike
Even if you have your bike back into a corner in your garage, you still want to cover it with a large tarp to protect the bike’s exterior. These covers are meant to insulate the bike, keeping dirt and debris off of it as well as moisture.
Lubricate Your Bike
Before you put your bike up for storage, make sure that all of the moving parts on your bike have been well lubricated so that they are safe from the dry air that comes when it cools off.
Remove Weight Off Of The Tires
Once you decide it is time to put your bike up, it is essential to take all of the tires’ weight when you store the bike. This protects the tires and prevents flat spots when you ride your bike again in the spring.
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