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We know a few things about motorcycles and want to make sure your bike is ready to ride in the spring. Here are some winterizing tips from Foremost Insurance Group that will help ensure your bike gets a nice winter nap:

  • Fuel tank care. Adding fuel stabilizer will slow down the fuel from getting thick and gummy. Ideally, top off your tank with gas and then add the fuel stabilizer. Run your engine for a few minutes to circulate the treated gas. Since gas is flammable, do not store a bike with a full tank of gas in an area where there is open flame, pilot lights, sparks or motors.
  • Keep the bike looking good, even in storage. Who wants to clean 4 month old dirt off a bike when you get it out in the spring? Cleaning and polishing your bike will ensure easy preparation for your first ride of the season.
  • Snuggle up your ride. Covering your bike during the winter months helps prevent rust and mildew from gathering on your bike. It’s advised to use a fitted, breathable cover to help with ventilation.
  • Put that bike up where it belongs. If you can manage it, store your bike with the tires off the ground. If you can’t do this, make sure the tires are properly inflated, set the bike on it’s center stand and rotate the front tire every so often to avoid flat spots.
  • Take care of what powers your ride. It makes sense to store your battery separately from your motorcycle, but never on a cement floor. Also, charging it every couple weeks with a trickle charger will help keep it fresh.

We will be back next year for another adventure and want you to be safe in your travels. Check out a Foremost agency to talk about motorcycle insurance.