How to Winterize Your Motorcycle

Note: The following post originally appeared on the Gravitate Jeans blog

motorcycleLate autumn is fast approaching, which means that snow and ice will be fast on its heels. That means it’s the perfect time to begin the process of winterizing your motorcycle. Fortunately, we have some tips and tricks to help with that.

Gather the Tools Needed to Winterize Your Bike

First, you’re going to need to pick up the tools to winterize your bike if you don’t already have them. You’ll need cleaning cloths, a spark plug wrench, a trickle battery charger, oil, a new oil filter, and oil can to get the oil into the cylinders, fuel stabilizer, WD-40, and gloves. All of these things will help you winterize your ride to keep it functional once you start it up again in the spring.

Cover it Up

Once your bike is fully prepped for winter, make sure to cover it up. Investing in a proper motorcycle cover will help keep your bike dry and safe during the cold months. That, and it can help prevent pests like mice or insects from hiding next to exhaust pipes and air filters.

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