Motorcycle Winter Care and Prep
- Fill up the fuel tank and use a fuel stabilizer. If you only follow one step after finding a storage facility make this the one. Old fuel becomes gunky and thick quickly –, especially in our harsh winter temperatures. This will get clogged up in all of your motorcycles parts, making it difficult to start your motorcycle when spring comes. In the worst-case scenario, you could end up spending a few hundred dollars having your carburetor cleaned out.
- Clean your motorcycle! It should not be stored while still dirty. We found an excellent specific guide on how to clean a motorbike. If your bike has a lot of chrome this will help avoid pitting. Who wants to spend the first riding day of spring scraping off five months of dirt and dead bugs from their beloved bike? That is the time you could be riding!
- Start your engine every few weeks for five minutes. You don’t need to ride it –just start and run for that five minutes.
For those wanting a more detailed approach, we recommend this step-by-step guide to preparing a motorbike for Winter storage.
Use North Shore Mini Storage to help store your motorcycle winter care tools. You can free up space in your garage during the summer with a storage unit.