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Old Yesterday, 11:33 PM   #1
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4 weeks holiday - how to leave my baby.

Should I disconnect the battery? If so I was told that I didn't have to pull the connectors of the battery itself but disconnect some other wire which is found by taking the battery plastic cover off which I did but cannot find.

Also what else should I do? Should I gas it up so no condensation in the tank? Is that a big deal or not?

Anything else I should do other than give it a farewell kiss?!

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Old Today, 01:19 AM   #2
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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
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Old Today, 01:56 AM   #3
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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
yup.
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Old Today, 04:56 AM   #4
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Don't.


Don't leave her.


Take her with you.

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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
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Old Today, 06:12 AM   #6
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Mine rested 5 weeks, fired it up without any problems (although there was some smoke the first millisecond).
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Old Today, 07:11 AM   #7
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I mildly disagree with "do nothing". Condensation in the gas tank can be a problem if there is empty space so fill it up. The more empty space, the more moisture that can condense, and cause the alcohol in gas to break down and make globs of gump. Wide temperature swings are the culprit. DAMHIK. Of course, if the bike is kept under controlled temperature conditions there is less chance of condensation. I would also charge the battery just before leaving it if it hasn't been run in over a week or so, to prevent sulfation. This is all simple preventative stuff so why NOT do it?
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