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    Grammarian no, Rider yes ISAMEMON's Avatar
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    summer storage

    yes hard to believe
    thanks to an accident, not on a bike, I wont be able to ride for about 6 months

    my son is coming down next weekend to help yhings out, move the bike etc. Is there anything different for summer storage ?
    or just store it like a winter storage


    never trhought I would have to store a bike this time of year

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    Bill Burke
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    Sorry to hear that Isamemon. Get well soon and don't forget the forum. Keep that input coming and your chin up...

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    First - heal quickly. Sorry to hear about accident.

    Warm weather storage? Never had to store on in warm months but there are a lot of differences. Warm weather will evaporate the gas much more quickly. The battery will also discharge faster just because it is warmer.

    My best guess would be to get the gas out as much as possible and just as in winter hook up a battery tender.

    Hang on for a few hours here and more answers will certainly arrive.

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    Fill the tank to the top add stabill, drain the float bowls. Depending where you live depends on what you want to due with the tank. If you in a low humidity all year round you could leave the tank emply.

    I bought a bike out of Ca that was in storage with the tank empty for a few years and when I put the gas in the original liner started to lift. My thinking is if the tank is (make sure that the tank is free of water) fill it to the top with gas and add stabill. No air no rust.

    I never like leaving any battery in a bike for long periods of time especially when there so easy to pull them.

    If you live in a climate you ride 6 months out of the year and its humid I also like to fog the cylinders.

    John


    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    First - heal quickly. Sorry to hear about accident.

    Warm weather storage? Never had to store on in warm months but there are a lot of differences. Warm weather will evaporate the gas much more quickly. The battery will also discharge faster just because it is warmer.

    My best guess would be to get the gas out as much as possible and just as in winter hook up a battery tender.

    Hang on for a few hours here and more answers will certainly arrive.

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    Hot Weather Storage

    I am a Florida Snowbird - I fly away in the spring and come back
    after Thanksgiving - leave /5s in florida in hot mobile home for 6
    months each year - never a problem

    1) Remove and empty gas tank leaving slight amount of slop
    inside

    2) Add dash of any ordinary motor oil to slop and slosh all over
    inside of tank top, bottom and all around

    3) Remove one gas tap and drain gas/oil mix into a container
    and then into truck if looks clean

    4) Remove float bowels and drain out completely dry

    5) Replace float bowels or cork gasket will shrivel up

    6) Remove Both wires and bolts from battery to keep
    dissimilar metals apart - bat is full and charged

    7) Clean top of battery carefully

    8) Plug exhausts to keep out mice and sand dauber
    wasps

    I don't leave any power on in the shack so no
    battery maintainer

    Have done this each year since 1993 and other than
    slow leaking tire never had to do more than put tank
    back remove exhaust plugs, check bat water, pour in gas and go -
    if bat was a bit weak just used the kick starter for first start.

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