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How to Winterize a Motorcycle for Storage (Video)

Jan 4, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by RumbleOn Road Captain

Protect your ride from the cold: learn how to winterize motorcycles for storage.  

It may be House Stark’s motto, but ‘Winter is Coming’ inspires just as much fear in the hearts of bikers. 

For bikers, storing a motorcycle can tug at the ol’ heartstrings more than we’d care to admit, but any seasoned rider will tell you that, sometimes, it’s a necessary part of being a biker owner. Winter is one of those times, folks, especially if you live in areas where blizzards and sub-zero temperatures are a regular occurrence.  


Winterizing your motorcycle will ensure that your bike is primed for the first ride of spring—and you don’t want to be the only one not opening the throttle when May sprouts its first flowers, do you? So, here to break down the process into easily digestible steps are Brain Bucket Guides Nick and Will. Believe me: by the time you’re done watching this video, even beginners will be able to winterize motorcycles without batting an eyelash.

At the end of the day, I’m more attached to my bike than a zebra mussel is to a boat buoyed in Bull Shoals Lake, which is why I take such great care to maintain it properly. If you can relate to this sentiment at all, then winterizing your motorcycle for storage is a definite must. Otherwise, you’ll be hard-pressed riding anywhere, let alone out of the garage, come springtime.


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Topics: Motorcycles, Videos, The Brain Bucket

RumbleOn Road Captain

Written by RumbleOn Road Captain

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