Waking the Beast - Kawasaki Vulcan Forum : Vulcan Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: De Pere, WI
Posts: 18
Send a message via MSN to kiwikat
Waking the Beast

Does anyone have any tips for waking the bike up after a long winter? Any special maintenance or anything that needs to be done? It has been sitting in my garage since around mid-Oct.

Just working on getting things together for spring. Already have a bunch of cash set aside for bags, a new seat, and new lighting. This is my first winter since I started riding, so I am getting (very) restless.

2012 Vulcan 900 Custom "Deep Purple"
kiwikat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Castle, Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,880
Garage
Kinda depends on how you stored it. If you dont have a battery tender on it, give it a slow charge. Be good time to change the oil if not new. Definetly check your tire pressure. Weather was cleaned when put in store or not, give it a good hand wash, looking at everything you wash. Check all your lights for proper operation. If you drained your tank, fill with fresh gas and maybe 3-4 ounces of seafoam or other moisture inhibiter. If you stored it with a partial tank of gas or did not use a fuel stabilizer, drain and refill with fresh gas. When you 1st start it, let it warmup before you take off and check for any leaks and propper operation, runs smooth, takes throttle good. Might be good time to change your brake fluid, and clutch fluid if not cable operated as well.
rick is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 07:08 PM
Top Contributor
 
rick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: New Castle, Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,880
Garage
Heres a recent thread on just what your asking about. Look it over.
https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34873
rick is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: De Pere, WI
Posts: 18
Send a message via MSN to kiwikat
Quote:
Originally Posted by rick View Post
Heres a recent thread on just what your asking about. Look it over.
https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34873
Thanks for the link!

2012 Vulcan 900 Custom "Deep Purple"
kiwikat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tunes on the Beast. UscgMac Vulcan 2000 17 03-19-2015 03:43 PM
Mini-Beast V Breizh Vulcan 900 2 08-13-2010 08:12 AM
Considering THE BEAST HRCguru Vulcan 2000 40 07-30-2010 12:18 PM
Waking up the neighbors... mibeaulieu Vulcan 900 16 07-10-2010 10:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome