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Since there is zero snow in Saskatchewan, I won't be able to ride my beloved sled, the upside is I can ride my DRZ!

Are there any maintenance/performance issues I should be worried about before riding the bike in temps around -10 to +5 degrees C (10-40 F)?

It's 2001 E model, stock jetting and exhaust.

Thanks

OC

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I'd make sure the coolant is 50/50 so it won't freeze...maybe go down 1 grade on oil to 5W30 synthetic mobil1. Then at night when you store it, keep a small light bulb..20W is plenty, near the battery to keep it warm...a couple of blankets to keep the heat from "floating away"...just remember a hot light bulb WILL MELT the plastic battery case if it gets too close.

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