Motorcycle Storage Winter/Deployment Featured
It is appropriate that I am writing this since I performed most of the steps I am about to mention. Feel free to critique or recommend something to my methods so that I may edit this guide. I am referring to 6-12 month storage and have performed the following steps.
1.) Lift the bike off of the ground (especially cement). Tires will develop a flat spot over time and the condensation from concrete may speed up tire deterioration leading to dry rot. If you don't have stands, place a vapor barrier (plastic) on the concrete and then add some carpet to minimally cushion the tire.
2.) Pour some Marvel Mystery Oil and Sta-bil in the tank (should be near empty). This will ensure that the top of the cylinder gets some lube. If you have time, it is preferred to remove the spark plug and pour 10-15cc of oil to prevent rust/oxidation. This can be a pain on in-line 4 motors and very time consuming. I just poured MMO into the tank and ran it for 15 min (1/4 fuel)....