Racer X Article. Dec.17' Issue

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10/26/2017 2:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2017 3:04 PM

I just read winterizing your bike. 2 questions.
1) I thought the gas would be bad and lose octane after that many months? Even with stabilizer it would run like crap or detonate in the spring.

2) The article also said most policies don't cover theft. I'm guessing they are referring to a home owners policy? Maybe missed a chance to plug one of the sports best sponsors, GEICO. I have them for $100.00 a year. It even covers accessories if you have receipts.

I'm not bashing, just curious. How do you guys store your machines fuel? Also has anyone used GEICO for a stolen bike claim?

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

10/26/2017 3:02 PM

Normally i drain my bikes tank. This year i used race gas. Ill probably use the rest before i dump it or let it sit.

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10/26/2017 3:13 PM

He's right, home owners WILL NOT cover bikes 99.9999% of the time but you can buy special coverage to do so. Mind telling me more about this coverage? For only $100 a year AND covering aftermarket parts with receipts sounds like a great deal.

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10/26/2017 3:15 PM

I went to school with a guy who was super thorough with winterizing his bikes. He would drain ALL of the fluids from them. They were all Honda’s so tranny, engine oil, coolant was all drained.

My first thought is that with no oils would the seals or anything in the motor shrivel up?

This guy had like 8 Honda’s of different kinds.

Imagine if someone just hopped on and started it and didn’t know it was fluid-less. What a nightmare sick

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10/26/2017 3:21 PM

m.hardesty16 wrote:

He's right, home owners WILL NOT cover bikes 99.9999% of the time but you can buy special coverage to do so. Mind telling me more about this coverage? For only $100 a year AND covering aftermarket parts with receipts sounds like a great deal.

Rates vary, coverage, zip code, what you want covered. I doubt his policy and price will be identical to yours. Unless you live in same zip code and insure the exact same thing. Maybe. Easier to call them.

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10/26/2017 3:28 PM

Winterizing your bike means getting ready for the best season of riding. devil

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10/26/2017 3:32 PM

craigathan404 wrote:

I went to school with a guy who was super thorough with winterizing his bikes. He would drain ALL of the fluids from them. They were all Honda’s so tranny, engine oil, coolant was all drained.

My first thought is that with no oils would the seals or anything in the motor shrivel up?

This guy had like 8 Honda’s of different kinds.

Imagine if someone just hopped on and started it and didn’t know it was fluid-less. What a nightmare sick

Starting it with no fuel?! Impressive!

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10/26/2017 3:49 PM

FreshTopEnd wrote:

Winterizing your bike means getting ready for the best season of riding. devil

cali guyssilly I hate winter more every year.
yeah I would call geico. this is on a 15 bike. it may not be exactly 100. I just thought it made sense. it seems like bike thieves are stepping up their game lately.

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

10/26/2017 3:57 PM

What is winterizing? grin silly

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10/26/2017 5:17 PM

m.hardesty16 wrote:

He's right, home owners WILL NOT cover bikes 99.9999% of the time but you can buy special coverage to do so. Mind telling me more about this coverage? For only $100 a year AND covering aftermarket parts with receipts sounds like a great deal.

mxb2 wrote:

Rates vary, coverage, zip code, what you want covered. I doubt his policy and price will be identical to yours. Unless you live in same zip code and insure the exact same thing. Maybe. Easier to call them.

regardless, that's still pretty good especially if it covers after market parts.

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10/26/2017 5:23 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

What is winterizing? grin silly

there is more than one of you guys?tongue I wonder sometimes if I could ride all year like you guys. If I would not love it as much. then I realize how dumb that is, lol.

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If I'm healthy enough to complain. I shouldn't be complaining.

10/26/2017 6:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/26/2017 6:32 PM

SoCalMX70 wrote:

What is winterizing? grin silly

smoothies862 wrote:

there is more than one of you guys?tongue I wonder sometimes if I could ride all year like you guys. If I would not love it as much. then I realize how dumb that is, lol.

To answer your question. I moved here from the Boston area a few years ago and I love being able to ride all year and the variety of tracks to ride. Sure it costs more to live and a good percentage of CA people are strange (probably from all the sun) with even stranger laws but I still love it!

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10/26/2017 6:31 PM

FreshTopEnd wrote:

Winterizing your bike means getting ready for the best season of riding. devil

Hell yea! New tires and a oil change!

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10/26/2017 6:56 PM

m.hardesty16 wrote:

He's right, home owners WILL NOT cover bikes 99.9999% of the time but you can buy special coverage to do so. Mind telling me more about this coverage? For only $100 a year AND covering aftermarket parts with receipts sounds like a great deal.

mxb2 wrote:

Rates vary, coverage, zip code, what you want covered. I doubt his policy and price will be identical to yours. Unless you live in same zip code and insure the exact same thing. Maybe. Easier to call them.

m.hardesty16 wrote:

regardless, that's still pretty good especially if it covers after market parts.

Depends on much u have covered. 20k dirt bike isn't $100,. Meaning a full mod bike.

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10/26/2017 8:52 PM

Winterizing means bolting on the spark arrestor and hitting the desert.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

10/26/2017 11:08 PM

I have 6 bikes covered with Allstate and $3000 extra coverage for each bike. I think it cost me like $600 a year or something like that.

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