If you live in an area like me, it gets pretty cold during the winter months. While I'm all for getting the right warm-weather riding gear and still riding, what I'm not interested in is riding on the road when there's a lot of snow or ice.
I'd rather put my bike away for a couple months out of the year than end up sliding down a snow-covered road on my backside. That said, you have to know what you're doing when you first put your bike away for winter.
The first year I rode, I just parked the bike in the garage and left it. Come spring time, I had a hell of a time getting the bike running well again. Prep your bike before you put it away or you'll be kicking yourself like I was.
In the video below from MC Garage, Motorcyclist Magazine's Ari Henning shows you the ins and outs of what you should do to get your motorcycle ready for its hibernation period during the winter months.
You need to prep the fuel, battery, wash the bike, take care of the tires, block the exhaust and intake, and keep it covered.
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