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post #1 of 5 Old 11-17-2014, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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For those that keep their bikes in the living room for the winter, what do you do as prep?

Do you fill up the tank as well?

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I'm not an expert, and usually recommend filling the tank and using stabilizer for long term storage. But since you'll be in a climate controlled environment it's not really necessary. Plus the extra fuel can be a fire hazard when indoors like that. Change the oil and filter, stabilize what's left in the tank, and put down a matt under the bike to protect the floor and catch any drippings, and use a rear stand if you have one. And then just admire your ride all winter.

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I never do mine probably has 1 gallon in it at the most. I usually siphon it out in the spring and use it in the lawnmower but I have just rode it down to the station and just put a few dollars in on top , never had a problem? I always change the oil and filter in the spring.

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Fire safety is the important consideration here. Siphon as much fuel out of the tank as you can, and disconnect battery negative or remove the battery entirely and store it in a safe place where nothing can short-circuit across its terminals.

You don't have to worry about fuel going bad if there is none there.

You don't have to worry about condensation in the fuel tank causing corrosion if the fuel tank is sealed and the temperature is consistent so that the air trapped in the tank doesn't expand and contract.

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Thanks guys. You were all very helpful.

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