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guys That's what I did, I did my winterized last November so, After a month I went to my garage to warmed up my bike ( Vulcan 900. Classic LT 2006) I started that without any problem but after 3-4 minutes I realize I forgot to uncover both exhaust ( I block them with a black heavy duty gorilla tape). I just wondering know if I could caused any damage, all I saw was some oil when I took out the side air filter cover. I really gonna appreciate if anybody know something worst could happened thanks a lot
 

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Thanks a lot for your answer WALDOWALES, I think wasn't that tight because the engine never stopped running, I actually started the bike few weeks ago and apparently everything is fine ( I hope) have a good one!!
 

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A serious question. Why do you winterize? It obviously gets really cold in your parts but what damage is done? Just curious as no-one does it where i come from.
 

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If the bike is not winterized, the fuel goes bad and congeals, the cylinder walls can pit, wide temperature changes can cause sweating inside the tank if it's not full and lead to water in the fuel system and rust in the tank, and so on.
 

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What do you consider "winterizing"? With the advent of fuel injection, all I really do is make sure the tank's full of non-ethanol gas with some Seafoam in it and hook up the battery tender.
 

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What do you consider "winterizing"? With the advent of fuel injection, all I really do is make sure the tank's full of non-ethanol gas with some Seafoam in it and hook up the battery tender.
This is pretty much what I do:


http://www.gadgetjq.com/winterprep.htm

Except I don't use a turkey baster for cylinder oil; you can buy fogging oil in a can from Sta-Bil with a nozzle on it.
 

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What do you consider "winterizing"? With the advent of fuel injection, all I really do is make sure the tank's full of non-ethanol gas with some Seafoam in it and hook up the battery tender.
Same here. Now, fortunately for me, I have a heated garage that rarely gets any cooler than about 45 degrees (F). So the condensation isn't that much of an issue, still I pour in some Stabile and hook up my smart charger and let it rest until Spring. Now if a bike has to be stored outside or in an unheated shed or storage unit, that's a different story.
 
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