Up on stands

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  1. mistergixter

    mistergixter New Member

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    It is that time of year, where the bike goes up on stands until the rain stops. Speaking of which, what are you usual to do's for winter time maintenance?
     
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    real men ride year-round, faggot
     
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    winter time maintenance?
    change oil to a thicker weight, dig out the heavy clothing.
     
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    ha, the most i do is put on a long sleeve shirt under my jacket. It rains year round here so i was used to it.
     
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    THICKER weight? I'm assuming you mean thinner. Oil is more viscous the colder it is, so you want to use a less viscous oil to compensate.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Durr, fail. Thicker weight is for summer and hotter weather. lol. Ever had summer oil in, and driven somewhere cold and tried starting the engine?
    And for winter, just make sure you got good thread on the tires, and ride the bike. Fuck the rain.
     
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    :fawk: :rofl:
     
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    Where do you live? Norcal is starting to get rain, but fuck it. lol
     
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    Dur thinner. my bad
    need to run over to walmart today and snag some now that I'm thinking about it
     
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    fuel stabilizer, run down about a gallon, re-fill, put it up on the stand.

    change the oil in the spring and check the belts/tension/shit.
     
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    What are these 'stands' you speak of?
     
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    Those things pussies use when it starts raining
     
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    i thought they were only designed to make it easier to work on the bike while doing oil changes, chain lubes the typical maintance :dunno:
     
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    rain gear, and good set of tires... biker can survive...

    granted it snows where i live, so i still have to park mine... :wtc:
     
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    I live in San Jose and prefer not to ride in teh rain. I have been caught 3 times in the rain and hated it. Something about the allure of being warm in the morning, and not having to carry around rain gear just appeals to me. Also, since a motorcycle is not my only mode of transportation, I have that option to drive when I feel.

    I threw it up on stands so I don't get flat spots on the tires from sitting. Just something us pussies do. I guess it is true, you are what you eat.

    stands are pitbulls front and rear.
     
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    :rofl:

    one of these february days that it's not raining I'll call you to come ride in new england.
     
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    That's what a center stand is for.:rofl:

    Where in San Jose? I'm right downtown. Maybe one of these non-rainy days we could ride. That is if my motorcycle decides to stop surging/not accelerate. :hsd: Hell, I even rode today. If you see a guy on a yellow bmw K75, that would be me. I'll have my totally matching black and blue leather jacket, and green, black, and silver helmet. lol

    I'll be waiting for your call. haha.
     
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    I thought rain meant it was time to put on DOT race tires and go back it into/out of every corner... at least that's what I did
     
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    As it turns out, rain season coincidentally begins and ends at the same time as motorcycle drifting season.
     
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    I live on the South Side. If you have seen a guy on a blue 04 GSXR with Icon Burner in blue and a Scorpion Helmet, that is me. I also have two Astar stickers on the tail section. I have Astar gloves and boots, so I can put them on my bike. :wiggle:
     
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    yeah, 35* riding was cold enough for me... *ugh*

    I parked my on Sunday. Changed the oil, pulled the battery out, put it up on the stands and covered it. I'll be waiting for March to do some work on it and MAYBE by April it'll be riding weather again.
     
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    So look for a gixxer with someone actually wearing gear? Shouldn't be too hard to spot. :rofl:
     
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    I know, I don't fit the mold of shorts and a t shirt...wait that is 600RR riders...us gixxer guys wear regular jackets and khakis.
     
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    Hell, most crotch rockets around san jose don't have anything but a helmet on. Except the Ducati guys. They all have their gear.
     

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