Winter can be one of the longest seasons of the year for motorcycle owners. Dangerous weather conditions and cold temperatures often lead to putting your baby away for several months. For any die hard rider, this can cause a serious case of the blues. Instead of longing for spring and the chance to get back on the road, make use of the winter months by performing necessary maintenance on your bike. This will keep your motorcycle in good condition and ready for use come springtime.
Here are a few suggested tips for winter motorcycle maintenance.
Many motorcycle owners will have a storage plan for their bike. From portable garages to all-weather tarps, there are a variety of storage options that will keep your bike safe from the elements. Before putting your ride into storage, it’s recommended you give it a final and thorough cleaning. Getting rid of mud, dirt and other debris can reduce paint corrosion and prevent rust. You may also want to consider a wax and polish job to deter damage from moisture.