It’s that time of year again. Old Man Winter has settled in, and you’re faced with the uncomfortable reality of an extended period of not riding your motorcycle. For many of us – and you can ask our significant others for verification – we can get a little difficult to live with during our bike-less months.
So, in the interest of saving marriages or keeping the peace among roommates, we offer you MO‘s guide to beating Parked Motorcycle Syndrome. If your favorite technique is not mentioned, be sure to let us know in the comments.
Winterize Your Motorcycle
We know you meant to, but you kept hoping that you could squeeze one more ride in before Winter inserted its icy claws into your plans. Still, your bike could benefit from a proper winterization routine. At the very least, make sure the tank is completely full and treated with your preferred brand of fuel stabilizer. Bad gas thwarts many first of the season rides. So, don’t let your bike suffer. To find out how to do a complete winterization routine on your bike, check out our article: How To Winterize Your Motorcycle.
Organize the garage
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then some people get downright holy during the winter months. This can range from merely putting all of your tools back where they belong to pulling everything out and finding a new, more organized home for each item. What about improved lighting or sorting through that container of mixed nuts and bolts?
Buy More Tools
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