rbentnail said:Are you storing it on dirt? Or in an unheated area? I don't know where in NC you are, but as mild and short as winter generally is here in A'boro, you don't need to do a lot to park it for 2 or 3 months. I use Stabil fuel stablizer in the gas tank & fill it up & run it about 10 miles to work the Stabil down into the carb. Then park it. I have a heated area for my outdoor plants that I keep at about 45-50*F, so I just park it. When we get a nice day, I ride it. If not, it might sit for 2 or 3 weeks at a stretch, but trust me, it's fine. When I get down to 1/2 tank of fuel, I fill up again.
You got it made then. You don't need to do more than I do. But years ago, been there done that, so while your bike is parked:darkRam said:Nice. I am actually up in Winston-Salem, my bike is in a storage unit. I am glad I found this forum! lol.
rbentnail said:You got it made then. You don't need to do more than I do. But years ago, been there done that, so while your bike is parked:
- be sure to carry your helmet and gear wherever you go. If you've been in W-S for any length of time, you've seen that you never know when the perfect riding day is gonna suddenly pop up, and you'll want to jump on the bike just to get your fix. We're all such addicts.....
- if you're talking like a self-storage place, most are not heated. Check into these:
- - get duct tape and plastic and seal off the open area between the walls and the ceiling
- - get an adapter for the light bulb socket to put between the bulb and the original socket so you can plug stuff in.
- - get a small electric heater (I like the oil-filled kind that look like a radiator). Be sure in has a thermostat adjustment on it.
- - plug it in, adjust the t'stat to 40-45*F, turn it on. You have to turn the light on! I also unscrewed the bulb but left the light turned on.
- - make sure the unit you use is large enough to double as a workshop b/c storage time = bling addition time!