Motorcycle Storage

Long term and winter storage maintenance & preparation are important for the longevity and rust protection of your motorcycle, be it a go fast or touring motorcycle. So many problems with your motorcycle can be prevented by following these simple steps to prepare your baby for storage.

Dealer Storage

Our Sponsor, MotoSport Plus, offers winter storage of your motorcycle!

Depending on the package you buy, they will perform all of these steps plus more.

Check at the Service Desk for more information.

Doing it yourself Checklist

  • Top up Fuel (Ethanol free - 91 octane or higher)
  • Add Fuel Stabilizer
  • Take your bike For a Last Ride
  • Top up Fuel (Ethanol Free - 91 octane or higher)
  • Change Oil & Filter
  • Inspect for Damage and/or Wear (10 Point Check)
  • Check & inflate Tires/Shocks
  • Wash & Dry thoroughly (Leaf Blower helps to dry)
  • Wax & Polish thoroughly (Assists rust prevention)
  • Carbureted System (Turn shut-off valve to off, Drain float bowl - in well ventilated area, preferably outside)
  • Fuel Injected System - run engine to get stabilizer through fuel injectors
  • Get Both Tires Off The Ground
  • Remove the Battery
  • Store Battery Indoors (Trickle charge every month)
  • Wax (lubricate) Chain (if you have one)
  • Lubricate Cables
  • Do Not Put Any Conditioner on Tires
  • Oil or Storage Spray in Cylinder(s)
  • Spray the Same Inside Exhaust Pipe(s)
  • Put Oily Rags in ends of Exhaust pipe(s)
  • Cover with a Soft Cloth (Flannel bed sheet is best)
  • Cover With fitted Motorcycle cover or tarp & strap down
  • Observe how Weather Warms Up, when ready reverse steps to prep for riding!
  • Save for that New Bike (Always!)

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Kingston HOGĀ®, Chapter 9026 - Long Term Motorcycle Storage Preparations