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Owyhee

Mothballing the 600R

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I'm going to be storing my 600R for about a year and a half. Aside from the obvious (putting the bike on a stand, an oil change, and draining the tank) what else should I do ensure the bike remains as fresh as possible when it's time to revive it?

"O"

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I'd remove the plug and put some oil in the cylinder, replace plug. Spray some type of oil over all metal bits. Armorall the seat. Put a tarp over it. Lube suspension linkage. Or send it to me and I'll keep it excercised for you.

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I'd remove the plug and put some oil in the cylinder, replace plug.

I've heard this before. Will any old oil do?

Or send it to me and I'll keep it excercised for you.

You'd be suprised how many times I've heard that...

stabil...

Will Stabil keep the carb from getting all varnishy?

"O"

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I've heard this before. Will any old oil do?

You'd be suprised how many times I've heard that...

Will Stabil keep the carb from getting all varnishy?

"O"

Your engine oil will do fine, kick it afew times before you put the plug back in.

I would drain the carb too.

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You can get a can of engine fogging oil at most automotive parts places; its good stuff to spray on all the steel parts that would normally begin to rust. Things like cable ends, nuts and bolts, springs, chain, etc....

You could also spray some armour-all or some sort of vynol protector on your seat and tires.

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I've heard this before. Will any old oil do?

You'd be suprised how many times I've heard that...

Will Stabil keep the carb from getting all varnishy?

"O"

yes. i have heard that draining for that long causes another type of formation.

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battery tender or plan on replacing the battery? do you even have a battery i guess would be a logical Q!

JP weigel makes a product called frame saver which is suited for all steel surfaces and works really well(think PB blaster 'roids) for long periods of time. i use it on old bicycle frames inside the frame tubes(insert from welding weep holes).

--keith

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I can attest to the oil in the cylinder thing. My dad did that to the '65 Harley before storing it for 20 years, and it started and ran without much more than fresh gas and several stern kicks. It makes for a hell of a smoke screen, though, when you start it again... don't be surprised if the neighbors call the fire department because it looks like your garage is burning down. Take pictures for future amusement.

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