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Long-term storage
So I need to put the bike away sooner than I today. For a long a year. A friend of mine is letting me share his storage location. It is indoors, but I don't think it is heated

I'm not sure that I am going to have time to do all the things the owner's manual says to do. In particular, drain the tank and carbs, as well as shoot some oil into the cyclinders.

For draining the tank, the OM directs me use to spray some rust inhibitor in the tank. What do I use for rust inhibitor?
For draining the carbs, do I need to take the lower fairings off?

What steps could I skip? I'll do them if I need to, but anything to shorten the process (i.e., keep the missus happy) would be great. Maybe these things don't take long to experienced mechanics, but for me, everything seems to be taking three times longer than it should. Thx.

- Pete
#1 08-25-2011, 07:01 AM,
Not sure I would go that route for one year.

Pour some stabil in the tank run the engine to ensure that any gas in the carbs has the additive in, fill the tank FULL.

That's the way I would do it any way.

Store the bike on the center stand with the engine blocked to keep the front wheel off the ground.

Maybe spray the chrome with wd40

Cover the bike with a sheet rather than a water proof cover to allow it to breath that might help keep moisture at bay.

There is a common household item that is supposed to keep mice at bay but cant think of it presently, maybe someone else will chime in with that, just checked on another forum... drier sheets the things used to keep static out of the clothes
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

#2 08-25-2011, 08:42 AM,

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