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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-22-2015, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
Good reminder Johnny. I must admit to never hearing about bringing oil and waxes in from the freezing cold. Paint, yes, but not the other stuff you mentioned.
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I have had wax freeze and come spring didn't think it gave me the same shine. This stuff we have sitting around in the garage is not cheap so why take the chance.
As for the oil I did read in that oil guys form who brought it up so why not.
Kind a like putting some wood or carpet under your tires to keep them off the cement.

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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
Great info here! Of course while I'm typing this it's 75 in Phoenix. We have a cold snap coming though...it might only be 69 this weekend bbbbrrrrrrrrr
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Great info here! Of course while I'm typing this it's 75 in Phoenix. We have a cold snap coming though...it might only be 69 this weekend bbbbrrrrrrrrr
I think an appropriate FU is in order here
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I think an appropriate FU is in order here

You're right...that was inappropriate...BTW I was wrong, it's 78 outside, I just popped a beer and lit the grill to cook some steaks.

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I guess I've been in the Southwest too long. We don't get the extreme cold you all up North get except in places like Flagstaff.

Even Denver doesn't suffer from the kind of cold you all get up there.

Good info though Johnny and thanks for sharing. Down here we forget what you all have to put up with every Winter. The reminder is good.
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I think an appropriate FU is in order here
I agree... FU!!!! LOL
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The good part of having a heated garage, the downside is the power bill.
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