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    What do you do to your bike to winterize it after a long riding season? Drain tank? Remove battery and hook to battery tender? Change oil? Drain float bowls? What else?
    1979 Yamaha XS650 Special
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    don't drain the tank... fill it to the top..... that way no rust will be able to form... hell just put some good enduro tyres on and ride it through the winter, maybe some studded tyres...

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    well the bike will be getting worked on so riding is out. Should I put any fuel stabilizer in the tank? Should I still drain the float bowls?
    1979 Yamaha XS650 Special
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    yeah it's always a good idea... if you are working on the bike and taking the tank off then take some marvel oil and slosh it around the empty tank to coat the inside.... if the tank is staying on the bike then put some stabil in, cann't hurt...

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