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I seem to recall a thread about a winter treatment for bikes to protect against corrosion but can't see it now. Please did anyone have this treatment and if so which company and did it help.? We are thinking we might get our bikes done as we ride whenever ! Thank you
Jackyan @ 01/09/2015 13:37  

Just done a quick search of the forums n come up with this in past posts

http://allyearbiker.co.uk/
It appears a fair few times. Hope it helps!
Lindsay @ 01/09/2015 19:23  

try Steve_H
seem to rember he knows something about it
but i cud be wrong
havfun @ 02/09/2015 05:18  

or good stock of goodies and hybernate
havfun @ 02/09/2015 05:21  

Cheers will do .
GBNP thanks yes I saw that one and i will follow up . Thank you. X
Jackyan @ 02/09/2015 09:33  

Yep, I know all about winter. The car is ready and raring to go :-)
But I think what you after is the ACF50 thing. All year biker do it for you but you can just squirt it on yourself.
After a while the bike looks disgusting as all the crap sticks to it. But acf50 is between the crap and the bike protecting it.
I still think a car is a better bet though...
Steve_H @ 03/09/2015 16:56  

Thanks Steve. I'll look into ACF50! Looks like that may be the right thing for us and yup the car for the days is really not bike friendly! Ta v m
Jackyan @ 03/09/2015 20:30  

Best option for winterizing your bike is push sofa to 1 side then park bike if front of radiator to keep it warm and damp free.
JP @ 04/09/2015 08:40  

I like jp's option but the only problem is i can't get the rear end of the trike through the front door.

GL Blue @ 04/09/2015 10:11  

The best thing any one can do with there bike in winter is to lock it up in the garage
Bikeabill @ 04/09/2015 17:49  

Yup, acf 50 and Scot oiler anti corrosion treatment.
Wash the bike at least once a week with cold water.
Paint the acf 50 onto parts you can not spray, also saves on waste as it is expensive.
Torque99 @ 07/09/2015 19:24  

All year biker treatment, then wash bike weekly with cold water, dab/wipe on more ACF50, look after chain, clean and oil every week too. Sees me through the winter and you'd never know I rode my bike all year round to look at it
MrMike @ 07/09/2015 22:43  

or mine and I'll second Mike's comments

i'll pretend i didn't see the Southern jesseyz comments
madscots @ 08/09/2015 17:18  

Thanks all that's really helpful. We have had lots of great rides in winter when the roads in Wales get a quieter so parking up till spring isn't really on the cards for us. I'll follow up on the ACF thing ! Thank you .
Jackyan @ 09/09/2015 08:10  

If your bike is stuck outside you might find this helpfull.


basically a big plastic bag with silica gell inside.


https://www.vac-bag.co.uk/motorcycle-vac-bags.html

bluesbiker @ 09/09/2015 19:15  

Best prep is a decent set of waterproofs a new set of thermals and some decent gloves.

Keep oiling the bike that will look after itself.
Stuie. @ 30/09/2015 16:42  

Well we have had the bikes done and how smart they look . However of course time will tell if it was worth it. I will report back on that but just to say the guy who did it worked really hard to get all three bikes done well.
Jackyan @ 10/11/2015 21:06  

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