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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-09-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Winterization (already!?)

I'm wondering how everyone will winterize their shiny new 310's for storage over the winter since they're all so new, at least here in the US.

I plan to top off the tank, add stabilizer and run it a little, then hook it up to a battery tender, cover it, and park it in a lonely corner of my garage. Unfortunately, I'm apparently not allowed to display it in the living room.

Am I missing anything critical? Since it's so new I don't imagine a complete fluid flush is needed.
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-09-2017, 01:57 PM
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Do we have the same spouse ?
Mine doesnít let me put this and all the other previous bikes in the living room and we have a big living room.
Thatís why I will put the R in the garage and probably do not really do anything for the winter.
Our winters for the last decade are not really filled with snow and ice and when the sun is shining, even when it is a little bit freezing, I might want to go out for a nice (short) ride.
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Wish I were in the same boat as you, although here in NH I'm expecting a six month winter at least.

My rationale was that we have a beautiful berber white carpet, why not match it with some motorsport white as well! Didn't fly.
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Fortunately, climate here where I am in NZ is very moderate, winter is just a tad wet. It's not all that cold either, Auckland region gets a few frosts so early morning riding to work can be pretty "nippy", but average temperatures are generally not a lot less than 10 įC (50 įF for those of that persuasion).
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You're fine. I'm in Maine and your regimen is all I have done with my other BMW's (1200R and 1200RT). They'll be fine.

And I usually don't store the bike till the first time they salt the roads...it was well into December last year...and they come out around April once the first good rain washes the salt off. Usually about a 5 month layoff. Others ride all year but I don't want the corrosion issues that may ensue.

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Think this tender would work? Says it does AGM batteries. My last tender went with the bike when I sold it and I forget what I used...
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Think this tender would work? Says it does AGM batteries. My last tender went with the bike when I sold it and I forget what I used...
Forgot the link...

http://products.batterytender.com/Ch...12V-0-75A.html
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will spray with Scottoil FS365 and ride pretty much every day through the winter.

https://www.scottoiler.com/uk/Lubes-...rotectors.html
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Think this tender would work? Says it does AGM batteries. My last tender went with the bike when I sold it and I forget what I used...
Forgot the link...
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This should work fine!
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-24-2017, 04:18 PM
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The manual says disconnect the battery
before charging in wintertime
Sounds crazy to me
Are they affraid to burn the bike down or exploding the batterie?
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