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Old 11-14-2012, 01:17 PM   #1
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Glad I found this forum, and can't wait to start my mods, and learn about this bike. See there are few plati dip fans, love the stuff. I'm new to motorcycling, just completed my BRC class in October. I purchased a used 2012 CBR250r last Friday 1800 miles.

So when should I winterize my bike? First snow, after the temp drops say below freezing?

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Welcome.
I am on the N.E. side, in Lawrence.

I'd say winterize it when you can't stand the cold anymore.
My dealership (Noblesville Honda Kawasaki) just sent me a flyer on a winterizing program they have tonight! at 6:30pm. (free food!)
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Welcome. I'm in Chicago (arguably slightly colder than Indy) and I do put some Sta-Bil in the tanks and keep them full, but that's all the "winterizing" I do for my bikes. They are stored in an attached (but not heated) garage. I try to run them once/week and ride them as often as the weather allows. I'm kind of new to this, so maybe someone else can tell me where I'm wrong, but I did this last year without any troubles.

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Once the bike is set up for the winter, DO NOT start it! Not unless you plan on putting some miles on the bike that day and re-winterizing when you are done.

When you start the bike in the garage and let it run a short while, all you are doing is creating condensation in your exhaust system that probably won't get expelled, and will cause internal rust.
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Welcome.
I am on the N.E. side, in Lawrence.

I'd say winterize it when you can't stand the cold anymore.
My dealership (Noblesville Honda Kawasaki) just sent me a flyer on a winterizing program they have tonight! at 6:30pm. (free food!)
I am on the north side of Indy, 96th and Michigan. Please let me know how the program goes.
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I couldn't make it - I have to leave for work in a few minutes.

Stab-il in the gas
Battery tender for the battery.
Lube the chain.
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Welcome ajax1,
I hope this forum will bring you all the answers you seek.
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