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Poll - When is your bike going away for the winter?

With the clocks changing next weekend and the winter weather closing in, a lot of bikes are already packed away until it's safe to venture out without getting soaked through. However, there's some brave souls whose bikes don't see the inside of a a garage for the colder months. So, when is your bike going away for the winter, or will...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (22 October 2012 17:26)

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May 12

Posts: 6

lukejr1 says:

Love to but..

I'd love to ride all year round, but having a newer R1 the depreciation just isnt worth it...  :(

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Feb 05

Posts: 223

Bob_1 says:

Never Mind My Bike......

The weather has been so crappy I've hardly got my car out this "summer". :laugh:

To answer the question: since I don't actually need to ride my bike in poor weather it stays tucked up in the garage until the roads are clean and dry. That way I don't spend a day cleaning it after a brief ride and I don't wipe ££££'s off it's value.

And that voting option should be "Before" the first road-salt lands. After would be too late.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:


A new Bike will always depreciate.... and most lose thousands in the first two or three years regardless of condition. However, a well maintained and cared for "minter" will always command a higher price come trade-in or Private sale, it's just a shame that in order to optimize the resale value you don't get to enjoy riding it during the long, dark winter months. Short of riding in snow and Potential Black Ice Conditions, I still try to get out as often as possible just because I enjoy Riding. However I also own a few other bikes which will be "tucked up nice and Cozy" The Busa draws the short straw and gets ridden throughout the winter and looks all the worse for it TBH. Come april I will probably trade it in for a new Bike.... Rust, Crust and all.

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Dr Mengle


Apr 03

Posts: 34

Dr Mengle says:

I will definately put mine away

My riding season will end on December 31st 2012. It will re-start on January 1 2013.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8637

snev says:

Dr mengle..

Apparently the word will end on 21st december , so i wouldn't worry too much.

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Sep 11

Posts: 7

bikerlad707 says:

sumer time bikers , iv shit um

its true i have 2 blackbirds , one i use for long trips the other is an all year round bike, so i do use my bike winter & sumer , with 102.000 miles on the clock it shows i ride my bikes.


but its whatever floats your boats ,


ps i do have heated grips makes a hellova difference , nice warm hands mmm

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Oct 08

Posts: 95

r1stevie says:


my road bike goes away when the salt goes down but ive got a trial bike and a enduro i compete on so all year round fun so get yourselfs of road guys and girls itl make you a better fitter rider have fun

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Oct 12

Posts: 7

JUtona675 says:

My Triumph always looks that extra bit stunning dressed in some tinsel when riding it in Dec ;-)

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Jul 10

Posts: 3

Harv88 says:

Rode my YZF-R125 through two horrible winters on snow and ice.

Only a feet of snow would stop me riding.

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Nov 09

Posts: 39

Jarrefan says:

Now that the wife's working, don't have a choice, have to use the stead through the winter months. Doing a service as soon as my new magnetic drain plug comes through the post. Anyway, winter riding sharpens your skills on a bike.

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