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Overnight temperatures have been in the upper-30s this week - probably time for me to start thinking about winterizing. This will be my first winter as a quad owner. What do I need to do?
They will be kept in an unheated-but-wind/rain-proof garage.
 

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If your not going to not be ridding for awhile pull the battery and get a charger/maintainer for it. I prefer to complety drain the fuel system, also cap your exhaust (keeps bugs/critters from nesting). Go through and give regular steel parts a light wipe down with oil, chain etc..
 

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I plan on starting my 700 and Kodiak at least once a week and running them around for 15 20 minutes before I put them away again. As long as you're able to run them for a bit I dont think you'll have any problems. I've been doing this for years with my quads, dirtbikes, carts ect. I never had any issues. I do like the stabil stuff though, I use that in all my premix and straight gas for my weedwackers and lawn mowers.
 

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... so basically do the same as I would with any other vehicle. Got it.
Stupid question: I can use the same brands of antifreeze and fuel stabilizer as I would for a car, right?
 

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Riding in snow is not a concern; the engine would be warm then. :thumbsup:

I'm concerned about nights like tonight - unseasonably cold weather: mid 20's. It doesn't usually get that low until December or January. I wasn't expecting it so haven't prepared. Now that it's temporarily here I want to know what needs to be done.
 

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WHOA! Sweet Guamraptor! Ive always wanted to ride the snow.

On the other hand I love florida, ride 365days a year
 

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Yea that was a freak snow storm last winter it was like 65-70 the day before and in the morning we woke up to 12 inches on the ground so i had to go out and wake the neighborhood up with a little snow drifting on the rappy. All the snow was gone again by 1 that afternoon
 

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I agree! Keep riding! but if you can't stable in the tank and a battery tender.I would jack up the back of the bike and let it warm up good while in gear to keep your seals from drying out.
 

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I want to go snow riding.. but its -1 outside.. negative temps + hauling arse on an atv... inno.. sounds too cold :D
 

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1badrap said:
I agree! Keep riding! but if you can't stable in the tank and a battery tender.I would jack up the back of the bike and let it warm up good while in gear to keep your seals from drying out.
The seals will dry out if the quad sits for a month or so?
 

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Winter was the whole reason I bought the 700 -vs- a new dirt bike, up here in MN we've been gett'nthe cold but not the snow the last few years so the snowmobiling has been kinda grimm. I studded the stock tires, 300 across the front and 750 across the rear. Studded tires on ice are a lot of fun! Don't forget the heat ranges for the oil you use, the colder the thinner. Also don't forget to lube the chain, the snow and water will cause it to rust if you don't.
 
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