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Old 12-10-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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Winter care question

I have a trikle charger on my 1000rr and a full tank of gas in it, I don't winterize it as I like to ride on the occasional warmer winter day here in NJ. I used to start my F4i about every week or two just to let it run and circulate fluids. My dealer said this is not good if you don't ride it as it will trap moisture in the exhaust and cause damage (rust?) to it. Is this correct? Should I just start the bike when I'm going to ride it? This is maybe once a month.
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Old 12-10-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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Yep, just start the bike and ride it, otherwise leave it be. When I go out during the nicer days of winter I always top off the tank on the way home. You don't want moisture forming inside your fuel tank and causing rust either.
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Old 12-10-2005, 12:40 PM   #3
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I usually put some Stabil in the tank just to be sure and always keep it full.
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Old 12-10-2005, 01:39 PM   #4
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Yeah, you don't want to get the exhaust hot... it'll collect moisture.
I usually crank mine over a few times about once a month, just to recoat the cylinder walls with oil. Crank with the IGN switch "off".

Other then that, put it on jack stands... takes the weight off the tires. I throw a cover over it to keep the dust to a minimum.
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