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Putting my Glide away for a couple of months. Put it on a lift off the floor. I have read different options for tire pressure, some say very little pressure while others say to inflate to normal pressure. What say you?

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Remove the tires and thoroughly dry the rims and insides of the tires. Remount the tires and fill them to normal pressure with Nitrogen. This will prevent moisture and rust from attacking the wheels while the bike is idle.
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I would say leave as is , check inflation in the spring.Thats what I'm doing.Right or wrong.
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I check tire pressure in the spring. Don't sweat the small stuff.
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+1^ As long as you have the bike off the floor, I see no reason the tire pressure should matter.

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Putting my Glide away for a couple of months. Put it on a lift off the floor. I have read different options for tire pressure, some say very little pressure while others say to inflate to normal pressure. What say you?
Is it a lift or a jack?
I say if your fat a$$ ant on it and your not using the bike as a coat hanger for all your mink stoles ....
And you use rubber mats between the floor and tire contact plus it's plum with weight distribution with adjacent structures, you should follow the cold and hot recommended inflation suggested
By the tire manafacture
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Remove the tires and thoroughly dry the rims and insides of the tires. Remount the tires and fill them to normal pressure with Nitrogen. This will prevent moisture and rust from attacking the wheels while the bike is idle.
Normal air is already 78% nitrogen as it is. While there may be some minor value to removing the small oxygen content, personally, I don't see a need to go through all this trouble to "winterize" a bike, but that's just my opinion. Others may vary. My rims are non-steel, so not much opportunity to rust.

Normally, I don't do anything specific to winterize my bikes. I just ride them year round. Even when I was in Denver, CO and on a dirt bike.
This year, I had knee surgery and have been off the bike for the last 6 weeks. Only thing I have done differently is go out and start the bike about once a week, just to keep the oil flowing through the motor. I let it run for a couple of minutes, but not long enough to over heat since I don't have a fan on the cylinders. Don't want it to over heat, just circulate the oil.

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