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Well , between my affliction and the weather my riding season's just about over. Maybe. Anyway what do you do to put your Wing to bed for the winter months ? Now remember. You got mice to deal with as well as the weather.
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I don't store mine but if I did I would fill the tank with non ethanol gas if possible, add stabil and run it long enough to get it through the system and put a open can of moth balls under it. Take the battery out and store it in a temperature controlled place or connect a tender to it.

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In addition to those moth balls, which I do, get a few bars of Irish Spring soap and carve it up into chunks.

Sprinkle those under the bike, and around the edges of the storage area. Smells nice to you, but mice/rats hate the stuff. I stuck a chunk of soap under the gas tank lid. that will help the mice stay away from under the shelter.

I just bought 4 bars for this winter's storage.

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I don't winterize often, I don't mind a couple inches of snow. Still in the few bad weeks we get, I flush and bleed the brakes and clutch, change the oil (engine and rear end). Park it up on the center stand and rest the front tire on a 2x4 (off the concrete). If it's going to be a few months I bleed down the tire pressure only about about 10 psi. Moth balls, stabil, battery tender and dust cover finish it off.

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Hmmm- down here no need to winterize-just keep the tires rolling along.
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If it's going to be a few months I bleed down the tire pressure only about about 10 psi.
I would disagree with that, air the tires up to the max pressure on the sidewall to prevent flat spots.
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Well my rear is off the ground and front is only about 10 low. I've put the front crash guards on Jack stands also, so both tires are actually off the concrete. Never had it put away long enough to get flat spots, but that is a thought. I also have E-4s which are pretty much hard as rocks!

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My travel trailer sits a lot, the tire dealer told me that i needed to have Goodyear Premium 10 ply tires, aired up to maximum Sidewall Pressure so they won't Flat Spot.

for that tire, it is 85 psi. those tires have never flat spotted and it sits a lot in between trips. no way, you are going to jack up 8,000 lbs off the concrete.

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Park it up on the center stand and rest the front tire on a 2x4 (off the concrete).
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