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Old 11-24-2014, 11:17 PM   #1
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Not gone to use my bike for about 3 months ,so do I really need to change oil and drain the fuel.Should batteries be also removed for that period of time.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:38 AM   #2
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:23 AM   #3
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #4
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Fuel stabilizer is a must.
Battery tender is a good idea.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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If it is a wet battery and easy to take out, go ahead and do it. Save yourself a little battery compartment corrosion. Sealed battery, not worth it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:01 PM   #6
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I would pull the battery & charge it, then stash it away in a warm dry place. a float charger is ok too

many modern bikes have parasite draw.... something is always on even with the key off. it usually isn't much, but even a good battery can go flat in three months... a lesser battery won't stand a chance. on my 1150 gs.... somewhere after about 2, going on 3 weeks and the next start is going to be "iffy". and thats with a recent, high quality sealed cell battery

what bike & what battery
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Old 11-26-2014, 06:18 AM   #7
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And change the oil and filter. Some say used oil has corrosive acidity and contaminants. Good time to do it and the bike will be fresh in the spring. If you have any anti corrosion paste or spray hit your fasteners and centre stand etc. maybe over the top .. Depends on the bike and rider. My RT has some dodgy fasteners and this saves them a bit.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:56 AM   #8
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Not gone to use my bike for about 3 months ,so do I really need to change oil and drain the fuel.Should batteries be also removed for that period of time.
Depends on where it will be stored, what battery is installed, how many miles on the current engine oil and other factors.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:33 AM   #9
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For 3 months, it's worth it to pull the battery, bring it in somewhere warm and dry and keep a trickle charger on it. You'll get longer life out of it.

I change the oil right before storing my bike. That way, come spring, I can just pop in the battery and I'm ready to go.

A good breathable cover will keep the dust off and the critters away.

Over 35 winters of bike ownership and I've yet to have a bike refuse to start in the spring.
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