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Hi ladies and gentlemen...my girlfriend bought a canam earlier this year and i dont know much about them...what lil things do i do to winterize it?? is it safe to use a fuel stabilizer...it will be stored from november to march or april...i will have a battery tender jr hooked up...what else can i do??

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Change the oil and filter. Run the engine for a short trip so it's get hot.
Wash and polish. Charge the battery. Should also be charged every 3 months. . Put grease where it should be.
Raise the wheels off ground .
Go to sleep and wait for sun :D

Think that should be it.
 

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I have 3 bikes 09 spyder, 02 indian and a 08 Harley Davidson. All i ever do is change the oil and put in fuel stablizer. One year i did not put fuel stable in my Indian. I got it on the interstate and it started missing real bad. I had to drain the fuel tank and clean the pitcock screen and fuel filter screen. Every since that happened i use fuel stablizer and it has never happened again. I also put a battery tender on the bike. Make sure you get a good one though. Maybe from Drag Specialties or battery tender brand. I make sure the bikes are clean and then cover them up with a cover that will let it breath and keep the dust off. I use a 100 percent cotton bed sheet on a couple of bikes. I have a Harley cover on the Road king. I never have raised the wheels off the ground because i keep them in my garage. Maybe if you keep the bike outside its a good idea. If it is outside you would want a weather proof cover. Are you in the Military?
 

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Fuel stablizer

I forgot to mention i always feel up the fuel tank also to keep out condensation and then put in fuel stablizer
 

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The reason for raising it from ground is for 2 reasons.
1) the wheel does not deform with the pressure from the bike over a period of time.
2) if you got mice it do not crawl and eat on you bike.


Offcourse you put the bike inside in wintertime where it is hot and it do not freeze. It do need to be cuddle and talked to from time to time.
Treat it like a lady:D
 

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Hi ladies and gentlemen...my girlfriend bought a canam earlier this year and i dont know much about them...what lil things do i do to winterize it?? is it safe to use a fuel stabilizer...it will be stored from november to march or april...i will have a battery tender jr hooked up...what else can i do??

any advice, info, suggestion would be greatly appreciated
Fuel Stabilizer is fine. it is also a good idea to do a fresh oil change so there are no acids in the oil, pump up the tires an extra 10 psi so they do not flat spot, give it a really good bath and put a cover on it :D
 

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Don't forget to lower the air pressure back to normal next spring.... it will make for a bit of a slippery ride otherwise ;)... as mentioned above, if you can lift it off the ground, this is best, but do it in a way the keep the weight on the suspension so that area of the shocks that are normally not exposed, stays that way (you don't want the areas of shocks that slide against seals to get any rust on them.... as it will chew up the seals).
 
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