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.
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)
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!
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