Extended storage, such as for winter, requires that you take certain steps to reduce the effects of deterioration from non-use of the motorcycle.
In addition, necessary repairs should be made BEFORE storing the motorcycle; otherwise, these repairs may be forgotten by the time the motorcycle is removed from storage.
Drain the fuel tank and carburetor. Spray the inside of the fuel tank with an aerosol rust-inhibiting oil. Reinstall the fuel fill cap on the tank.
If storage will last more than one month, carburetor draining is very important, to assure proper performance after storage.
Petrol is extremely flammable and is explosive under certain conditions. Perform this operation in a well-ventilated area with the engine stopped. Do not smoke or allow flames or sparks in the area where petrol is drained or stored and where the fuel tank is refueled.
Remove the spark plug and pour a tablespoon ( 15 – 20 cm3 ) of clean engine oil into the cylinder. Operate the kickstarter several times to distribute the oil. spark plug.
When turning the engine over, the Ignition Switch should be OFF and the spark plug placed in its cable cap and grounded to prevent damage to the ignition system.
Remove the battery. Store in an area protected from freezing temperatures and direct sunlight. Check the electrolyte level and slow charge the battery
once a month.
Wash and dry the motorcycle. Wax all painted surfaces.
Lubricate the drive chain.
Inflate the tyres to their recommended pressures. Place the motorcycle on blocks to raise both tyres off the ground.
Cover the motorcycle ( don’t use plastic or other coated materials ) and store in an unheated area, free of dampness with a minimum of daily temperature
variation. Do not store the motorcycle in direct sunlight.
The removal or rendering inoperative by any person other than for purposes of maintenance, repair or replacement of any device or element of design
incorporated into any new vehicle for the purpose of noise control prior to its sale or delivery to the ultimate purchaser or while it is in use;? and
The use of the vehicle after such device or element of design has been removed or rendered inoperative by any person.