Your motorcycle doesn’t like the winter any more than you do, so rather than leave it in the garage with a blanket on it why not consider winter storage at CLARE’S?
WINTER STORAGE OFFER
Store your bike for the full season in our safe, secure & heated facility.
ONLY $450. plus tax
*Note: You must supply your own battery tender & maintain valid fire, theft & liability insurance.
CONTACT OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT FOR DETAILS. 905-905-684-4647
Your motorcycle doesn’t like the winter any more than you do so rather than leave it in the garage with a blanket on it why not consider winter storage at CLARE’S?
The benefits go way beyond freeing up your garage space.
BENEFITS OF OUR HEATED STORAGE
1.Eliminate the build up of condensation in the engine and fuel system
2.Extend battery life
3.Better for tires
4.Location is secure to prevent theft
5.No critters building nests in your bike
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR GREAT WINTER WORK SPECIALS
While you keep your bike stored at Clare's Harley-Davidson® for the winter - consider getting some winter work done. We can work on it during the season and you'll be the first one ready to ride this spring.
10 Tips On Motorcycle Winter Maintenance
Winter can be a long season – it seems to arrive so quickly and last too long for some of us. Taking a few minutes each month to make sure that our bikes are being properly stored and maintained, will save time and money in the spring and get us on the road safely that much quicker. In all cases, check your owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommendations for proper winter storage. If you don't have one, get one – they're invaluable. You'll be amazed at what you can do yourself. Most of these steps should already be done. However, if winter snuck up on you, like it did for me (waiting for one last ride), you may still need to tend to some of these details. It's not too late.
- Read your owner's manual.
- Clean your motorcycle. Bugs can be corrosive. Wash it well, wax it.
- Lubricate bolts, cables – any parts that are prone to rust. Clean your chain (if you have one) well and make sure it's well lubricated
- If your bike has a centre stand, use it. If it doesn't, you may want to consider using a lift or even carefully propping up the bike using blocks. This takes the pressure off the suspension and tires.
- Elevate both tires off the ground to prevent flat spots. If you're unable to do this, the next best thing is to move your bike around every couple of weeks so they're not sitting on the same spot for extended periods. Inflate your tires to the maximum recommended pressure to maintain their shape tires tend to lose air pressure when it's cold.
- Keep your battery charged. Caring for it will save needless grief in the spring. Clean your battery leads and attach a battery tender to keep it fully charged. Another option is to remove the battery and place it on a charger.
- Block air intake and exhaust pipes with plastic bags, steel wool, duct tape – anything to keep the critters out.
- Fill your gas tank completely full to prevent condensation and add a manufacturer recommended fuel stabilizer. If your bike is carburated, your owners manual will likely advise you to drain the carbs – you can do this by running the engine with the fuel tap in the “off” position until you effectively run out of gas.
- Change your engine oil. Used oil has contaminants in it that can damage your engine if left for extended periods.
- Cover it to protect from dust and watch to make sure that there is no condensation.