If you’re still in denial that riding season is indeed over for the year, and you’re a little hesitant about putting your bike in winter storage, just stick your head out the front door and take a look. Winter has arrived, baby, and there’s no two ways about it. Heck, it’s even been raining in Southern California and they never have weather!

And unless you’re a motorcycle newbie, you know that putting your ride in hibernation doesn’t mean rolling it into the garage and putting the kickstand down. If that was your best thinking, we’ve got some more bad news for you. Winter storage requires some action on your part.

Specifically, there are issues about gas in the tank, oil in the engine, air in the tires and what to do about your helping maintain your motorcycle batteries. To answer those questions and more, we’d like to refer you to something written by our own Scott Holton, who shares his own winterizing program with us in “Preparing Your Motorcycle for Winter Hibernation.”

Not only that, but we offer you a seven-minute video on how to winterize your motorcycle and it’s valuable motorcycle parts. Just click for Scott’s winterization tips and the free film.