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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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I hate salt...

We had about 2" of snow here SO they salted the heck out of the roads. So I have to change the oil and top off the tanks today then add Stabil. I'll wash the bikes and up on the stand, with the battery conditioners hooked until spring. I have a "Don't ride" clause in my insurance anyway from December until March. Of course I'll be doing all this when it's 40!

Or was that look THEN leap?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:26 AM
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Don't neglected your chain. I had to ride in a snow storm last February and washed the bike. What I should have done was lube the chain before I did anything. The bike escape the rust monster. But I end up having to buy a new chain for the start of the season. She was done.

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Don't neglected your chain. I had to ride in a snow storm last February and washed the bike. What I should have done was lube the chain before I did anything. The bike escape the rust monster. But I end up having to buy a new chain for the start of the season. She was done.
Good point I clean, dry and lube the chain as part of a wash and wax. Cables as well.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:14 PM
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Wow... I bitch about the nothing but straight roads down here in Florida... but I guess it does have its advantages.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:26 PM
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FWIW - I spray my chain w/ WD40 before the wash, then AGAIN after, and wipe it off.

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I looked at a F150 2007 4x4 ext cab 86k mi $6,500 obo completely rusted out! From E coast. Wow salt! It eats everything!

A bike would never last!

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