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Quickest and easiest way I know to reduce the size of photos is to use Google photos.

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Mine were not powder coated so paint was the obvious choice, one thing i was happy about was not having to remove tyres to paint. I am pleased with the result and have had so favourable comments from friends.
  
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Reply #47 - 11/18/18 at 08:26:11
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Was hoping to get another ride in before full on Winter (NJ, USA), but now see I will just need to winterize. Since it's my first Winter with the R65, can you gents point me to the definitive guide for the best steps to take to prep my bike for the cold months? I searched here and could not find anything. TIA.
  

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Reply #48 - 11/18/18 at 12:27:26
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It's the dead of winter here in the northern Sonoran desert of south central Aridzona, over night lows, 45 F, 7 C, day time highs 75 F, 25 C !!!!
  

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Reply #49 - 12/03/18 at 15:32:02
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bonesteel wrote on 11/18/18 at 08:26:11:
Was hoping to get another ride in before full on Winter (NJ, USA), but now see I will just need to winterize. Since it's my first Winter with the R65, can you gents point me to the definitive guide for the best steps to take to prep my bike for the cold months? I searched here and could not find anything. TIA.


If you can afford it I think your best bet is heated grips and really good winter riding gear.
  

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Reply #50 - 12/03/18 at 17:18:25
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If you propose to "mothball" the R65 over the winter, due to icy streets and so on, I'd drain the float bowls and the tank (put the fuel in a plastic gas can for your mower), charge the battery and then disconnect it.  I personally like to pull the battery and put it on the shelf, charging lightly once a month or so.  I am certain that some of the other inmates here will have even more extensive advice.
  
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Reply #51 - 12/06/18 at 19:22:18
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I keep battery on a Tender Jr., full tank of gas with Sta-Bil, and empty float bowls.
  

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