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Bustin wrote:I don't winterize my scoots, we have mild winters in Seattle and I ride year around. I have some bikes that see only occasional use, so I do use a little fuel stabilizer in them as well as paying some attention to my batteries.
In areas that get socked in with snow and riding gets shut down for months, , stabilizing the fuel and starting it up now and then isn't a bad plan. Starting and idling won't keep the battery charged up very well, or may even discharge it . Bikes usually draw on a battery at lower RPMs , and don't start charging until you get the engine wound up for a few miles , so unless you can actually ride it ,a float charger is a good call .
I use the Deltran Battery Tender.
http://batterytender.com/product_info.p ... 1af7454a57.
If it's a four stroke and anywhere near it's oil change time, I'd recommend you do that before putting the scoot away for the winter. Dirty engine oil has acids in it that can eat on internal engine parts during storage.
FLATOUT50 wrote:The dreaded cold season is here in the northeast. Means I have to park the toy soon.
Does anybody do all that stuff in the manual to winterize? I was planning on just putting stabilized gas in the MET and starting it every couple of weeks to keep the powertrain oiled and the battery up. It's worked well on my Deere tractor - a different animal altogether.
I'd rather keep it running than let it go dormant for 4 months - Any veteran Met owners in the cold parts of the country?
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