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Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2018 by getbent57

It is all ways a sad day when I winterize my Yamaha XT225.  There weather today (October 29, 2018) was crazy warm, 18 °C.   Two day before it was only 3 °C.  This made it the prefect day to this.  It was some much easier to change the oil with having your fingers freezing off.  It will be a long six months or so before I can ride again.  In the spring will have to take it to the shop.  What them to check over all the cables and breaks.  It will 13 years old by then.  Want to make sure it is still in safe working order.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2017 by getbent57

Sadly it is time to winterize my Yamaha XT225.  So yesterday (November 26, 2017) what is what I did.  This past October and early November had some pretty amazing weather.  But now the fall temperature have caught up with us.  Have done this so many times now it doesn’t take too long.  The hardest part is having to wait months until I go for a ride again.  Have put a little over 1500kms on this season.  Which on par with past years.  Don’t do any big trips.  Mostly to work and the odd place around town.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2016 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgThe weather has been really good this October (2016).  However the it has started to get a bit colder.  So it is time to winterize my Yamaha XT225.  Other years have waited until November but have learned it gets to cold on the hands.  Have done is many times all ready so it doesn’t take to long.  Over the winter plan to order new air filters, spark plugs and an oil filter online.  So I can have them ready to use in the spring.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2015 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgIt is all ways a bit depressing  having to put my motorcycle way for the year.  Yep give again to winterized my Yamaha XT225.  A bit later put it way than the last few year.   That is because there has some very nice days this November.  Did all the regular things.  Filled the tank and then add stabilizer.  Changed the oil.  Drained the carburetor and took out the battery.  Didn’t put a lot of kilometers on this year. About a bit over 1500.  Now to wait for the withdrawal will kick in.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2014 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgIt is all ways depressing when it comes time to put your motorcycle way for another season.  Back on November 11, 2014 winterized my Yamaha XT225.  Filled the tank and then add stabilizer.  Changed the oil.  Drained the carburetor and took out the battery.  Must remember to buy a new sparkplug in the spring.  Or should buy one now and put in when it comes time for the first ride of the year.  Think I put a bit under 2000 kms this year.  Am pretty sure withdrawal will kick in some time in December.   Looking forward to the spring to be able to ride again.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2013 by getbent57

2006-xt225-usa-dpbmc-3.jpgSadly it is that time of year.  Time to put the motorcycle way until spring.  winterized my Yamaha XT225 motorcycle today (November 4, 2013).  Pretty much have it down to a system now.  Doesn’t take to long to put additive in the gas tank,  changed the oil, cleaned the filters, put some oil in the cylinder and take the battery out.  Do need to get a new spark plug and oil filter.  The oil filter should be good for another year but want one on hand when I change the oil next fall.  Put a little over 1800 km’s on the motorcycle this year.   That is about the same as last year.  That does seem like a lot but I don’t go on long trips.   Just to work and town ever now and again.

Pretty sure winter withdrawal will be kicking in soon.  Can see myself looking at all the new motorcycles coming out and thinking which one I should buy in the future.

Winterized My Motorcycle

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2012 by getbent57

It is a sad day, winterized my Yamaha XT225 motorcycle today (November 4, 2012).  Did all the usual stuff, put additive in the gas tank,  changed the oil, cleaned the filters, put some oil in the cylinder and took the battery out.  Do need to get a new spark plug.  All so need a new air filter.  When I took it out it was pretty dirty.  Last year didn’t even look at it.  Will check it every year from now on.

Put about 1800 km’s on the motorcycle this year.  Put bit less than the year before.  Wonder how long before the the withdrawal kicks in.  I can see myself again buying magazines and looking online at all the new ones coming out.