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Old 01-27-2015, 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 01-28-2015, 01:19 AM   #2
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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:56 AM   #3
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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
yup.
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:56 AM   #4
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Don't.


Don't leave her.


Take her with you.

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Old 01-28-2015, 05:25 AM   #5
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4 weeks? I wouldn't do a thing.
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Old 01-28-2015, 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 01-28-2015, 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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Old 01-28-2015, 12:56 PM   #8
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Ride for a while or charge battery just prior to leaving.
Leave bike with full tank,tires aired up,bike on centerstand.
Protect air inlet and exhaust outlet from critter entry,if that is an issue in your area.

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Old 01-28-2015, 04:33 PM   #9
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because of work and a love of dirt with my dirtbikes , my watercooled GS can sit still for up to a month , easy. No issues at all.

of course , thats indoors. If yours is parked outside exposed , maybe a cover could be good.
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