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  • Winterizing

    Hey Guys,

    Other than undoing the battery and shoving rags in the exhaust, what other things can I do to winterize my Tiller?

  • #2
    Fill your gas tank to the brim with new gas, then put the appropriate amount of stabilizer in there. "Stabil" is a good brand. It's also a good idea to give her a good cleaning too.
    SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
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    • #3
      Fill the crankcase, fill the fuel tank and add stablizer, get the tyres off the ground, :dunno, don;t have ot do it here, but that's what I've learnt from the board
      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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      • #4
        I'm slipping. Too slow.
        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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        • #5
          After you add stabilizer to the fuel...make sure you run it for a while. This will get the anti-varnish properties of the stab to get through the lines and fuel injectors too (don't want those things clogging up)
          Be good, and if you can't be good...be really, REALLY bad!!

          TusherTLR

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          • #6


            Put snow tires on and ride all winter!!!
            Batestlr1000

            2002 R1 (Silver)

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            • #7
              Here's my winter routine
              Fill tank and add "Stabil" then run for a few minutes
              Change oil and filter
              Bleed brakes and clutch
              Replace coolant and plugs (every other year)
              Change fork oil (ever other year)
              remove the battery and bodywork
              change air filter
              Check throttle body sync and TPS (didn't do this, this year)
              Clean and lube EVERYTHING
              Once I do all this I don't start the bike again until I'm ready to ride in the spring.

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              • #8
                yes, make sure to lube the cables. and chain...

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                • #9
                  Just work on it all winter instead
                  Originally posted by TLCURT
                  Because TL's fucking rock.

                  It's a cult thing...to own one is to love one.

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                  • #10
                    Just put a battery tender on it and every few weeks take it out and ride it hard like it was meant to be ridden.
                    Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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                    • #11


                      Yep nothing better than a blast on a cold crisp day when the air is so dense the bike just sings.

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                      • #12
                        i doubt thats possible for him, and me. he lives in maine, and i'm in wisconsin. we have this stuff called snow. just not really possible. plus there is salt all over the roads here, so no rust crap for me. i know in maine they like to sand and gravel the roads pretty damn well, so thats a no go for him either..

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                        • #13
                          Kansas City isn't like San Diego either Ryno had some good suggestions I would put in the stabil and run the motor to get it warm and then change the oil. Also if you have stands I would try to keep the tires off the ground or at least push the bike around every few weeks. I would also get a battery tender unless you like replacing your battery all the time
                          Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by horkn
                            i doubt thats possible for him, and me. he lives in maine, and i'm in wisconsin. we have this stuff called snow. just not really possible. plus there is salt all over the roads here, so no rust crap for me. i know in maine they like to sand and gravel the roads pretty damn well, so thats a no go for him either..
                            Yeah riding in the winter here isn't even an option. The roads are covered in sand and salt from the first snow until spring.
                            Sucks

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BatesTLR1000


                              Put snow tires on and ride all winter!!!
                              My friend wants me to put off road tires on my katana

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