... and in Winter!
If the motorcycle is to be stored for the winter
or even longer, the following steps can protect it
against corrosion and harmful effects of the weather:
acid-free oil and protective oil,
- Drain oil when engine is hot, clean oil screen and oil pan.
- Fill anti-corrosion oil to the lower mark of the dip stick
(approximately 2.1 pints), then let engine run without load
for about 1 minute.
Remove the oil filter and close the filter chamber.
If you take your motorcycle out of operation for more than
1/2 year to three years maximum
drain oil from the transmission, drive shaft housing
and rear wheel drive and fill 0.8 pints anti-corrosion oil
into the transmission, 0.1 pints into the drive shaft housing
and 0.2 pints into the rear wheel drive.
Place motorcycle onto center stand, shift to second gear
and let it run at high idling speed for several seconds.
- Remove spark plugs and fill 15 to 20 cc upperlube
preservative per cylinder into the spark plug holes.
With the kick starter, turn the engine over twice forcefully,
set piston to top dead center.
Screw the spark plugs back in.
- Clean the carburetor, close the fuel petcocks.
The fuel tank should be kept full to protect the inside tank
coating and the petcock gaskets.
- Remove the battery.
Before reinstalling battery have it serviced at your authorized
- Clean and dry your motorcycle thoroughly.
Lubricate brake and clutch lever pivots and the center stand
bearing by spraying with lubricant.
- Grease all bare and chromed steel parts with an acidfree
grease and spray the motorcycle with protective oil.
- Put the motorcycle on the center stand in a dry place
(acid-laden air is unsuited).
Tighten steering damper and support both fork ends and
rear wheel wing with wooden blocks so that both wheels
are off the ground.
When you put your motorcycle back into operation,
drain the anti-corrosion oil and fill with new oil,
Do not forget to put the main flow oil filter back into the engine.
Fill the gas tank.
Put the battery back in,
connect the cables,
tighten nuts and apply terminal lubricant to the battery terminals.
Clean the spark plugs, check and, if necessary, correct their electrode gap.
Lubricate the spark plug threads lightly with graphite lubricant
prior to screwing them back in.
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