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For those in northern climes, who'll not be riding for several months, what are your thoughts re jacking the Vision up on a stand for the non riding months, vs just leaving it on the floor on its side stand.
Any benefit to having it elevated and "unloaded" on tires, suspension etc during this idle period?
 

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Hmm, I was always of the "old school" thought that leaving tires set in one place for extended amounts of time can create flat spots. Maybe tire technology has changed enough that this wouldn't be a problem these days?
 

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I don't change my oil at all for winter storage. The longest it may possibly sit is three months, and often there are some days that I can still ride. I stick to the oil change schedule using miles accumulated, not the seasons passing.

I have enough room that I will roll my bikes a little bit forward or rearward every few weeks, just to rotate the tire's contact patch a little bit forward or rearward.

Battery tender is ALWAYS hooked up to my bikes, regardless of the season.
 

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Or on dry days you ride and never really put it in storage. thumb up

Last year we already had snow in Maryland but on the dry days you better belive I had her out! This morning it was 25 degrees riding into work today :crzy:

Everyday is a good day to ride or an excuse to get some heated gear.....


To answer your question - never had an issue with any tires being in one place unless we are talking a year or more. I would hope that is not the case for your bike! Battery tender, cover (non plastic as it holds in moisture), and a change of oil after you pull her out!!!
 

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I kinda feel as though your asking something I would too . Is the bike going to benefit from being jacked up by not having any weight on the suspension. The tires probably won't get flat spots if you keep them inflated and move the bike a couple times. I do change the oil and keep the battery tender on it. I guess the only worry about having it jacked up would be if the bike fell off the jack, that would suck of course. Being on two wheels and a kickstand kind of guarantees that it not going to fall unless someone shoves it over. So the benefit of jacking it up carries enough risk of falling I would say keep it on the wheels. But I wonder too is the unweighting of the suspension any benefit to the bike in the long run? Mike
 

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Doubtful. The bike was engineered to rest on the suspension. Why would you want to elevate it from that?
I would agree... just might put to much pull on your front fork seals too. Not saying that would be an issue just think your not going to get any benifit from it.

What you do get is a greater chance of knocking your bike off the lift.... :mad:
 
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