As winter descends upon much of the powersports world, it’s easy to let your machine sit where you parked it last. Resist this unassisted hibernation! A little care now will save you so much trouble when spring returns; we all know the creeping guilt of neglect throughout the winter. The best solution is really to just keep riding year ‘round, but that’s not always possible. (Snow warriors, see below!)
Drain the gas from the carburetors if your machine isn’t fuel injected. Either fill the gas tank to the top or drain it completely to avoid water contamination due to temperature swings drawing humidity into the tank. If you can get ethanol-free gas or, even better, race gas, it will stay fresh longer; gas additives can help too. If your bike stands tall on the kickstand, put a block under the footpeg on the other side in case a slow tire leak threatens to tip the bike over in January.
Whether you are putting the fun away for winter or not, change your coolant over to a waterless coolant. Evans Coolant is stable and doesn’t go bad with time or use and there is never a danger of freeze-burst damage, so it’s the best solution for long term storage. If you’re lucky enough to be able to keep riding year ‘round, Evans Coolant will keep the engine metal temperatures under control regardless of conditions.
Last winter was a bit thin for many of our snowmobile riders and we’re excited for a generous winter this time around! Pull your sled out from under the junk that mysteriously accumulated over the summer and get it prepped to rip! You’ve got some time still, so get in there and put the most durable coolant available in your machine! Evans Coolant will stretch the riding season by allowing you to ride even if there isn’t the most perfect snow cover. A bare frozen lake or run down a plowed road for gas won’t overheat your engine if you’ve got a coolant that can handle it.Go to www.PowerModz.com for some conversion tips.