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Old 04-04-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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I am asking what sould you do if you have a bike that has been sitting around for a 6 months to a year are so? also What do you do if your not going to use it for 12 week are so?

looking for stuff like empty the gas dont empty.
change oil or just start it up just what ever you think
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get new gas at a minimum... should store it on empty.
change the oil...
check the sparks, chains, etc.
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get new gas at a minimum... should store it on empty.
change the oil...
check the sparks, chains, etc.

Never store a tank empty, the tank willl rust much faster if it's empty.

When storing a bike, fill the tank and add a fuel stabilizer like Stabil.
Depending on how long it has sat, you wil probably want to drain the tank and refill with fresh fuel as well aschange the oil.
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When you get back, clean the carb (assuming it's not EFI). While you're away, put it on a battery tender.
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Check that chain and make sure all the levers move easy and the clutch cable doesn't bind before you take off; remember the rotors can rust too and the brakes may not work as effeciently until you burn off some of that rust
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Never store a tank empty, the tank willl rust much faster if it's empty.
Yep - same with boats. Lots of moisture condensation occurs in an empty tank. Keep em filled.
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