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what do yall do bout polishing up ur sleds? what kinda cleaner do you use? what do you do to get it ready for those long dreadful summer months?

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First of all think about all the great times you had when everything was all white!!!!!
Then pressure wash everything underneath(toomuch salt and other crap around here)
Mcguires wax on top, WD40 all metal parts on suspension & skid, grease all fittings, stabilize fuel, fog cylinders or a teaspoon of oil in them.
Cover it up, have a beer and think about next winter.
Then start working on the 'Honey Do' list my wife has been compiling while I've been riding all winter.

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well, its a sad sad day when you have to put your sled away, but like it was said before, power wash the crud off, i like to use mquires on all the paint, either cleaner wax, or touch of glass. some maguires "armor all" type stuff on the seat, and other plastic stuff, then shut off the gas stabilizer in the tank, fog the cylinders, and cover her up until next winter,

oh yeah, dont forget to fix all the stuff you broke, or make those vital modifacations
 

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what ya mean fog ur cylinders?


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Fogging the cylinders consists of putting a light coating of oil on the cylinder walls. This helps prevent rust and corosion through the long storage during the summer. You can buy an aresol can of this "fogging oil" stuff and you spray it into the engine to coat everything.

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When I put my sleds away for the summer, I wash them down, wax them with a fiberglass wax, grease the front end and under side. put fuel stabilizer in the tank and run them to get stabilizer through out the lines and carbs. Then while running spray fogging oil or trany oil into the carbs to coat the cylinders. Then spray WD40 all over the engine and any moving parts. Cover the sleds untill next year.



Edited by - Exjake on 22 Nov 2001 17:35:30
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by Exjake:

When I put my sleds away for the summer, I wash them down, wax them with a fiberglass wax, grease the front end and under side. put fuel stabilizer in the tank and run them to get stabilizer through out the lines and carbs. Then while running spray fogging oil or trany oil into the carbs to coat the cylinders. Then spray WD40 all over the engine and any moving parts. Cover [/quote]

Me too except I also use moth balls in sandwich bags placed around (makes easy removal). I plug the exaust from critters and make a list of what to replace before next ride.

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wryjoker- Good idea on the mothballs in a bag, I just spread them around, but clean up is a pain. I really don't know if they do any good, but everyone says to use them.
 

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yeah mothballs work, but heres a tip, do not put them in your cargo area under the seat. whenever you put gloves, etc in there they will reek!!!!! i have a buddy that puts moth balls under the hood and under the foam filter on top the air box. he stores them outside all year-uncovered, such a loss. and because of this ive spent more time fixxin his sleds then i do my own. i hate being mechanically inclined!!!!!!!

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I use WD-40 for everything.Spray down the clutches, motor, exhaust, and in the cylinders.For the outside, I usually use Napa vinyl & plastic treatment.I don't recommend using armor-all on the seat unless you like to slip and slide all over the place.When I don't have that napa stuff, I use WD-40.Spray it on a cloth and rub it on the seat, hood, and anything else that makes you happy.It gives it that showroom glow
.I wax the hood with quality paste wax once a year too.

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When useing WD-40 I will spray just about every thing. In the engine area I do spray the clutch (after) I remove the drive belt. This keeps the corrosion off of most items. Keep in mind before winter to clean the clutch surfaces. I use isopropal alchohol with a clean rag.

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