Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Deutschland/Colorado Springs
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Long term storage
Well, i am headed on another trip soon and will not be around for a few months.
As most of you know my project has been sitting for three years, i keep clean oil in it and try to manually turn it over to keep the piston rings from rusting or sticking. Its also on front and rear stands. Since its been sitting for so long already and i will not be here to mess with it, i am thinking about pulling the plugs and "pickling" the motor....or maybe just removing the plugs and pouring a few ounces of mystery oil in and then turning it over to maybe help coat the rings. The internals on the motor are really my biggest concern because the bike has already sat for so long, just did the Mori cams last summer and i lubed them up pretty good as i knew they'd be sitting.
Not worried about fuel etc, as the tank is off and the bike is pretty bare right now.
Anybody have any specific techniques, suggestions, or tricks for storage?
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