storing bike


7 replies to this topic
  • bluerider450

Posted December 21, 2004 - 08:19 AM

#1

since im storing my bike for a couple months should i set it on a stand or does it not matter

  • Fulltilt3

Posted December 21, 2004 - 10:42 AM

#2

I would think putting it on a stand would be better for the suspension than leaving it under it's own weight. Just my opinion, not an expert by any means.

  • SureBlue

Posted December 21, 2004 - 10:59 AM

#3

I agree, always better. I would also drain all the fuel and kick it to compression so that the valves are not open to take off the valve spring tension.

  • yz400fl1

Posted December 21, 2004 - 11:15 AM

#4

Good advise Blue. I never thought about the valve springs!

As for the suspension I really don't think It will hurt it to leave it on its wheels but I do it anyway.

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  • snakeoil

Posted December 21, 2004 - 12:21 PM

#5

If you don't want to mess with draining your tank, you add some stuff called stabil to your tank and then run it for a couple minutes. It is guaranteed to keep your fule fresh and will even help clean up your carb. :cry:

  • Ga426owner

Posted December 21, 2004 - 03:53 PM

#6

I agree, always better. I would also drain all the fuel and kick it to compression so that the valves are not open to take off the valve spring tension.


I agree:
I prefer to drain all gas & most importantly - remove floatbowl drain 17mm and completly drain - and let air dry - Keeps carb from gumming up

Forget the fuel stabilizer........why use crappy 2mo old gas.... :cry:

I would use the stand as concrete causes flat spots - dry rot

  • yz007f

Posted December 21, 2004 - 08:04 PM

#7

Also another good tip is leaving your gas cap off if your gonna drain your fuel. It will help your tank decals not to peal and bubble.

  • Butta

Posted December 22, 2004 - 07:59 PM

#8

When I've been on deployment in the past, I've had the tanks filled with Stabil-ized fuel (I run the bikes with Stabil in them all the time now), taken the plug out and poured about a capful of Marvel's Mystery Oil (it's ashless when it burns, so the first start will burn clean) in the cylinder, sprayed the metal parts with a protectant, put it on a center stand and cover it with a breathable cover (so humidity doesn't collect). Works like a champ for me!!!





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