you should see if the dealer\bike shop you bought it from will store it at the store in the window or something; i'm also overseas and travel a lot; when i go on travel the bike goes in the shop and i pay them a monthly fee.
if you must store it: overfill the gas all the way to the top with the highest octane you can get (this will help keep water out and help to prevent rust from building up, over fill the oil all the way to the fill cap, that'll keep your head-gasket oiled, internals and all the hoses from dry rotting, hopefully the storage area is temp controlled, drain your coolant and fill with only antifreeze (no water), also put a rag\ towel in the intake that will help stop moisture from getting in there, put the bike up on stands make sure it is secure
when you get back drain all fluids and change prior to starting (first tank of gas should also be the highest octane you can get), check your brake pads, check your tires for cracks, check all of your hoses, change all fluids again after first week\first tank of gas.
when you come back you will have to replace some of the parts mainly hoses, tires, rubber seals if not temp controlled and a new
battery but if you follow the above it should be fine.
if you have family somewhere in the U.S. it might be a better idea to ship the bike to them (shipmybike.com) good guys reasonable prices.
Q's option is also very good if you can find a buyer that won't low ball you. interest rates right now are so low that even if you got 14 grand you might see 14500 in 3 years but things could get better. Unless he was talking about the stockmarket which could go either way really good or really bad....
Missed the part about bahrain you know you can bring it to bahrain and have the gov ship it for you. if not you can use shipmybike.com and they will ship it for about 1800.00 that would solve the whole issue. I was in Bahrain in May wasn't that bad rioters won't bother you they are mad at their gov not you. look up s1000rr bahrain he can help as well.
Last edited by TJC; 11-04-2012 at 12:10 AM.