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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2019, 04:56:41 PM »
I ride all year..just not on the S1000R! Itís the only toy I have, so I donít want to risk it at all..

Definitely going to get the ABBA skylift at some point! Amazing kit.
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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2019, 05:12:12 PM »
I don't think anyone answered on why to change oil before storage.  As I understand it - the reason is that the oil can become acidic so leaving it in there all winter can cause damage.  I think if the oil has broken down enough it might be bad and need to be changed, but otherwise I doubt it really matters. 

Agreed on the advice not to start it up just to "keep things moving".  Unless you're going to run it up to full temperature you're better off just leaving it alone.

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2019, 08:46:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Perbunan [+]
Can't believe all this talk of stands and hibernation, it's only September - you've got a good two months worth of riding to fit in before the weather gets too bad  :155: the only time mines getting parked up is when the gritters come out but it will be back on the roads once the salts washed away. Last winter was very mild so I rode all year round life's too short to hibernate for six months.

I assure you there aren't 2 months worth of riding left where I live :P

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2019, 11:17:23 PM »
Just thought of something else - I have to keep the bike in a garage without any electricity. I have a trickle charger but Iíd have to remove the battery - but Iíve got a tracker hardwired to it! Do I just remove the battery anyways? Thatíll disable the tracker, surely?
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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2019, 11:30:35 PM »
IMO If your tracker is hooked up to the battery, it's not going to be a very effective tracker in any event, because any thief will go straight there to check if there is a tracker, and unhook it if there is one.

But yes, if it relies on your main battery for power, it won't work without the battery.

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #35 on: September 15, 2019, 01:49:23 AM »
Having a tracker connected to the battery might be a good decoy :) 

If you have another running off a 9v battery hidden elsewhere

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2019, 01:08:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
I assure you there aren't 2 months worth of riding left where I live :P

I'd trade two months of riding though for your epic landscapes and roads compared to our crowded isle.....

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2019, 08:51:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Perbunan [+]
I'd trade two months of riding though for your epic landscapes and roads compared to our crowded isle.....

The difference is you can easily be in the French Alps in probably less than a day, whereas I have to ride something like 8 days to see the Rockies ;)

Trust me, I spent a few weeks in Scotland back in 2011, I'd happily trade sides of the Atlantic.

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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2019, 12:43:13 PM »
I checked, and the tracker has its own internal battery but it would need to be topped up by the actual bike battery..sigh
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Re: Winter Storage
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2019, 08:39:07 PM »
I know nobody actually cares but I managed to get it into the living room!!! Some strategically placed carpets and careful dragging of the rear end and actually managed to get it inside in 5 minutes!! Gonna polish it to showroom finish and let it grace my living room for the next six months!
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