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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 10:28 AM
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If you're going to store it.

Go ride it for a while and get it good and hot.
Fill the tank with gas and add Stabalizer
Put it on stands
Change the oil and filter
Flush the brake system
Lube the Chain
Service the tires
Wax it
Remove the battery
Cover it

When you get home

Un-cover it
Clean it
Drain the fuel and replace it.
Change the oil and filter (Again)
Flush the brake system (Again)
Flush the cooling system
Install a new battery
Check the tires closely
Go ride it.

Don't have it started occasionally, It will lead to moisture in the oil due to condensation and can cause rust and corrosion on internal parts, especially cams.

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post #22 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Its going to be crated up!

I talked to personal property, the storage company said they are going to crate it up and will not allow any gas in the tank. I was told by my dad, change it with fresh oil and filter, run fuel treatment in it until it dies, deflate the tires partially, and remove the battery. Im not sure about the wax as it will be enclosed and its socal weather. It will be in storage for a year it seems. Does this sound good?
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run a strong dose of stabil marine (for ethanol) before you drain the tank . you won't be able to get all the gas out.

yes, remove the battery and change oil/filter. put a good coat of chain wax/lube/oil on the chain.

forget the tires. you'll end up replacing them after 3 years.

it will cost you less in the long run if you sell it.
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im in corona area and would be more than willing to fire it up for you every few weeks etc. pm me.

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im in corona area and would be more than willing to fire it up for you every few weeks etc. pm me.
I can't pm you for some reason, I don't use aol instant messenger. Send me a pm if you can. Corona is not far at all from me either.
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+1 on this offer! This is your absolute best option from a valued member of the community!!!

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BallisticMT, two comments. First, you are making a mistake. I was stubborn just like you, but you need to sell the bike. I can almost guarantee you will lose interest while away and want the new 2015 S1000rr.

Why do I know this? That leads me to my second point, you sound like a new young guy, by your naive comments about OPSEC. (When you get back your point of view will have changed). But that's not my second point. My point is, I've been doing this for 23 years, I KNOW about leaving toys at home, and I know about losing interest. Sell it now, while you are here.

DO NOT let ANY bank smile in your face and tell you, that you don't have to pay for the bike while in storage. Think about that for one minute. ........you will have a four year old bike, that over 50% upside down, and the bank will make almost double the money in payments.

But, like I said, I was like you, stubborn. But just like the guy above was ABSOLUTELY CORRECT about your complete lack of security awareness. They are also correct about selling the bike.

Lastly, just between us. WE all know your location is NOT a 3 year PCS move or deployment, you are leaving something out or you are, lets say not telling the truth. The civilians here may fall for that, but not us, that would have flown if there were only civilians here. nice try, but that's between us.

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