Keeping your bike clean is important at any time of the year, but if you’re planning to lay it up over the winter, you’re going to need to give it a serious deep clean.
Don’t be shy. Get stuck in. Any dirt, debris or damp spots left on the bike could cause corrosion if left for a few months, so you should clean the bodywork (both inside and out), the engine, the frame, the swingarm, the wheels, the front forks and the rear shock(s) thoroughly.
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And you need to make sure it’s properly dry, too. If you don’t have access to an airline, dry as much as you can using good old-fashioned elbow grease, and then leave it to air dry before you put it under wraps. To keep it clean and preserve your hard work, just chuck a bike cover or old bed sheet over the bike. Easy.
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