You're right Habanero, no way you can ride around here. It ain't about the cold around here where we live, it's the FEET of snow. The salt doesn't go away until it's washed away in April. I also agree with changing the oil in the adding a stablizer. I don't see any reason to change it in the spring though. I would like to know if it makes sense to put the back wheel up. Always have in the past. Also, there's no subsitution for a good bath, but what about a sealer on the chrome? I don't plan to put her up 'till after thanksgiving though, still go Indian Summer ahead of us.