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A regular trickle charger can over charge your battery. You need a battery maintainer (battery tender Jr.) they are about $35 at any local MC shop. You will need to put stabil in your tank for 2 reasons, one is that the ethanol in fuel does draw moisture, and fuel will start to break down in little as 30 days if you don't add stabil. As far as changing your oil it doesn't need to be done. The oil is going to drain back down into the oil pan so no need. As far as Starting it leave it alone, when you start it to circulate oil and get the moisture out, you are creating more moisture with heating up and cooling down of the motor its called condensation.
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I got these stands from Fly-N-Cycle Motorsports and they were a sweet deal. They are really sturdy, and come as a front and rear set, with spool and swingarm holders for the rear stand. And at $89, you cant beat it!

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i ride year round. i haven't had the zx6r for a winter yet, but my 2009 ninja 250 loved the cold. i even rode her in the snow! horrible experience tho...

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just put snow chains on it and its ready for winter
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i ride year round. i haven't had the zx6r for a winter yet, but my 2009 ninja 250 loved the cold. i even rode her in the snow! horrible experience tho...
eff that s no way in hell will i ride in snow around a military base to many bad drivers as it is ill stay in my cage for the winter months
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Busa on spikes, wow. That could make for one hell of a burnout. Or would it even be a burnout?
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I got these stands from Fly-N-Cycle Motorsports and they were a sweet deal. They are really sturdy, and come as a front and rear set, with spool and swingarm holders for the rear stand. And at $89, you cant beat it!

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Thank you! Ordered! Now, some people have said I need a battery tender, others have said a trickle charger. Which one is it?
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According to my Suzuki instructor, who is one of the most knowledgeable instructors I've had so far; drain your fuel tank, fill it up with C-12 race gas, run the bike to get the C-12 all the way through your system, shut it off, top off the tank and your good to go. C-12 does not go bad.


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Will not putting a trickle charger on my bike hurt it? I'll just start her up every now and then to get the juices flowing to the battery to get it charging.
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Will not putting a trickle charger on my bike hurt it? I'll just start her up every now and then to get the juices flowing to the battery to get it charging.
i dont think its good for the bike to start it every once n a while and then just shut it off.

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i dont think its good for the bike to start it every once n a while and then just shut it off.
Hmm. Ok. Then Trickle Charger it is. Do you know of any side effects that could of that though? I just want to know because it has sparked my interest.
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just move to arizona!!! problem solved!
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Hmm. Ok. Then Trickle Charger it is. Do you know of any side effects that could of that though? I just want to know because it has sparked my interest.
side effects of charger or running it then shutting it off?

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Can't speak for the others here, but this is what I do:
1. Drain tank & run bike to get reamining gas outta carbs & lines. (You don't hv carbs tho)
2. Coat empty (dry) tank's inside with engine oil & pour out excess.
3. Drain old coolant & refill with fresh.
4. Change oil & filter (not necessary)
5. Clean and lube chain
6. Grease all bolts & metal parts that will be exposed to the elements.
7. Raise bike off ground (if no stands, put on carpet or use 4 pieces of wood to get it off ground.
8. Lower tire pressures
9. Put a rubber on the end of exhaust
10. Remove battery & take inside to charge
11. Cover bike with a thick blanket and a bike cover
When spring hits, all you gotta do is put some fresh gas in the tank, change your oil (if you didn't), and put your battery back in & she's ready to ride. You might want to wash her 1st though. That's my routine, but mine is based on the fact that my storage is outdoors (I have no garage).
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