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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2019, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Winter tire storage

Morning all . So now that the center stand debacle has been remedied, I have a question about storing the bike in winter I've heard that I should put it on the center stand to keep both tires off the ground. I have it on the dolly right now is it okay to leave it on there or do I have to put it up on the center stand for the two or three months it'll be there . Thanks , Anthony
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I would blow up the tires to say 44-45 and park it. I did that one winter and it stayed in my trailer until spring, no noticeable effects..

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Ditto Ray. I park mine in an unheated shed for the duration, most of the time on the side stand until about March when I center stand it for maintenance. No special treatment for tires.

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I haven't tried with FJR but many motorcycles fall over on sidestand if tire goes flat.

Park it on centerstand for the winter and don't worry about the front tire touching the ground. Its barely touching. Grab the wheel and lift to see for yourself.

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Un-frikkin-believeable! Talk about overthinking it....

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"If you're happy and you know it, overthink.
If you're happy and you know it, overthink.
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Just freakin funny Russ!

Myself, I always park it on the centerstand because as i’ve stated before, my history with my old Wings & CBX’s all with carbs have had trouble with fuel running to the low side and with a slightly leaking float needle will cause the fuel to leak into the low cylinders and possibly leak past the rings and contaminate the oil or worse hydraulic a cylinder & bend a rod which all this can’t really happen on the fjr because it’s fuel injected.

But it’s just a habit that I follow and I center stand all of my bikes whenever I park them, just a habit.

Now i’m pretty sure that a hoard of internet experts will probably come up with a host of bad effects caused by parking on the tires which in the old days with nylon belted tires would flat spot when stored with weight on them and give you a nice thump when first driven in the spring and the “experts” all howled about taking the weight off of them.

Today’s tires are much better !

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I over-inflate both tires to about 44 pounds and park it on a carpet strip on my garage floor, to give it a bit of cushion and softness and insulation from the cold of the concrete, and roll it forward and back a couple inches a few times over the winter period so that each particular tread spot only sits for a month or so...not that I fear flat spots or air leeching or moisture accumulation, per se, but these two small things just seem like easy, proactive measures, just in case. Been doing it this way for all my bikes for a very long time, and have never had an issue.

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My tires never last a full season of riding so winter storage is not a concern.
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