“Don’t neglect your bike over winter” Q8Oils Warn
- Do occasionally allow your machine to run to normal operating temperature to burn off excess moisture.
- Don’t use the bike infrequently for short journeys.
As a general rule any motorcycle that is not used regularly should be run every two weeks to burn off condensation. Put the bike on its centre stand (or a paddock stand if it only has a side stand), select neutral and run the engine for a short period to warm up properly (approximately 10 minutes).
- Don’t over-rev or allow it to over-heat.
- Do ensure the bike is in a well ventilated area.
It is important to burn off the excess fuel from being on choke, which under normal road riding conditions would happen much more quickly and efficiently. Ironically, although many owners tend to service their machines after winter, ready for the riding season, it is better to change the engine oil and filter before storing the bike for any length of time, as this ensures maximum protection for engine internals, with additive levels at 100%.
Q8Oils are well-placed to offer advice on motorcycle lubrication. The Leeds-based manufacturer enjoyed a consistently successful track record with Airwaves Ducati from 2005-‘07, during which time the team won both the Riders’ and Manufacturers’ Championships.
For more information on the Q8Oils range of market leading motorcycle lubricants, please contact: marketing@Q8Oils.com
Tel: 0113 2350555