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I agree, sort of with Marine, I live in N.E. PA and it gets cold here but the snow comes and goes. If your putting it away for winter completely then you should fill the tank and run some fuel stabilizer through it. Take out the battery and bring it in the house. Remember to periodically put a trickle charge on the battery to keep it up. I stabilize my fuel but there are alot of nice days so I can get a good ride in every couple weeks. I try to start it at least once a week and let it run to keep the battery up and some oil moving through so its ready to go on the nicer days.

Don't forget to change the oil before you put it away for the winter.


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Winterize???? What's that?
Generally, I ride more in the winter then I do in the summer....
Then again, by most peoples definition, we don't really get a winter, being in SoCal.

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LOL - looks like no one here puts their bike away for the winter.

The first bike I ever had was an EX500, the first year of owning it I too asked this same question. Like a fool I actually put the bike away (winterized it)

I have never done so again - there is always a winter day or two where you can ride.

But if you want to know what to its pretty simple.

check out the faq http://www.zx6r.com/faq/
its covered in there
 

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I read that if you drain the gas to coat the inside of the tank with oil and to use a half pint. isnt that a little too much?

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I read that if you drain the gas to coat the inside of the tank with oil and to use a half pint. isnt that a little too much?

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Why Drain - just add stabil and fill it up to the brim... easier that way
 

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Just start her up about 2 or 3 times a week and run it for about 15 minutes...

At least...that's what I'm going to do on the REAL cold days here in Oklahoma....where the coldest it will probably ever get all winter long is 20F.

Like localbar said...well especially here in OK...there is always days in the winter where the temp is good to go for some riding. In OK we hit 50s and sometimes even 60's in the winter time.

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In OK we hit 50s and sometimes even 60's in the winter time.
And I've walked to school at -9 before there too.

I should post pics of the foot of snow in my driveway right now. I get a nice layer of ice on the drive that will be here til next spring. Not too bad, except for the 40 foot, 35 degree climbing U to get to my house.

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Just start her up about 2 or 3 times a week and run it for about 15 minutes...
Thats exactly what you don't want to do. When you start it up condensation will build up, if you don't really ride it around it will just build and build. You're better off getting a battery minder and taking the battery out and leaving the bike alone for the winter.
 
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