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bluerider450

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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.

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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.

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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.

Spray silicon on anything that is rubber

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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:

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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

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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.

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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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