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post #1 of 11 Old 01-24-2014, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Long term storage, need help.

Hi folks,

I'm going to Thailand on the 31st. I bought a one way ticket. It might be 4 months up to a year before I come back. I have a storage space with room made for my 919. Now I need to know the best procedure for letting her sleep. Any advice, links?

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post #2 of 11 Old 01-24-2014, 07:00 AM
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Put the battery on a tender. Get the wheels off the ground. Either drain the gas tank completely or put in a good dose of ethanol stabilizer and fill the tank. Hmmmm, seems like I'm forgetting something. I've never stored a bike

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Fill the tank. put seafoam in it.
Unplug the battery and put it on a tender.

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Fill the tank with gas and add stabil.
Put the bike on stands to get the tires off the ground.
Plug the exhaust to keep mice out (not sure if you want to do something about the intake).
Pull the battery out of the bike and either put it on a tender (if you expect to be gone a LONG while, you might just toss the battery and not have to worry about the tender failing and overcharging your battery).



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Fog the cylinders with fogging oil (special oil for storage).

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If he's going to be away for up to 1 year wouldn't it be better to run it dry/empty all the fuel rather than filling it and using a stabilizer?
I have heard that they will not protect your fuel for that amount of time.

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If he's going to be away for up to 1 year wouldn't it be better to run it dry/empty all the fuel rather than filling it and using a stabilizer?
I have heard that they will not protect your fuel for that amount of time.
If you double the amount of Stable you put it, it's supposed to be good for 2 years.

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Q: How long will STA-BIL Fuel StabilizerŽ keep fuel fresh?
A:
STA-BILŽ Fuel Stabilizer will keep fuel fresh for up to 12 months, guaranteed. Depending on the quality, type and
source of the gasoline, as well as storage conditions, doubling the dosage rate of STA-BILŽ brand could prolong this storage
time to up to 2 years. However, any gasoline stored for more than 12 months will tend to lose volatility (ignitability),
which could lead to hard starting or no start conditions after this long storage period. NO additive, STA-BILŽ brand included,
will prevent volatility loss in fuel. To reduce fuel volatility loss during storage, we recommend filling your tank at least
95% fulll with fresh fuel and STA-BILŽ brand, and store in cool conditions away from direct sunlight if possible.
If you forget to stabilize your fuel prior to storage and do experience problems starting your equipment after storage,
we recommend trying our StartYourEngines!Ž Fuel System Revitalizer product.
Leaving the tank empty for that long, I would be concerned with Rust.



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If you double the amount of Stable you put it, it's supposed to be good for 2 years.



Leaving the tank empty for that long, I would be concerned with Rust.
Gotcha! Thanks for the info.

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You guys think it's ok to leave it up on the center stand?

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You guys think it's ok to leave it up on the center stand?
Should be fine, but what you want to avoid is the tires touching the ground as it can cause flat spots in the tire.

But honestly, I don't worry about it. I never put my bikes on stands in the winter and have never had an issue with it. Then again, my tires rarely last more than one season.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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