Storing an engine. - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
WSB Rider
 
KevinF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 678
Posting Frequency
   
Storing an engine.

I have an 05 motor that I have for sale. If it is going to sit for awhile is there some sort of oil I should use to preserve it or any other Ideas? I just don't want to sell it and some guy get it and its all mess up on the inside because I drained the oil and should have done something about it
KevinF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 01:58 PM
WSB Rider
 
redline659's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 819
Posting Frequency
  
Put some fresh oil in it and turn it over every once in awhile
redline659 is offline  
post #3 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
WSB Rider
 
KevinF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 678
Posting Frequency
   
Its already out of the bike...did I [email protected] up? haha
KevinF is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
WSB Rider
 
KevinF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 678
Posting Frequency
   
Or should I just shake it like a salt shaker? seriously
KevinF is offline  
post #5 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 02:18 PM
GP Star
 
nickalltogether's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 2,137
Posting Frequency
    
I know that on some seasonal vehicles (ie- boats and snowmobiles) there is a type of fogging oil than can be sprayed in the cylinders to keep the rings from seizing to the cylinder wall. If you can find a way to turn it by hand I would definitely do that every week or so. The last thing I could think of would be to just put some fresh oil in the bottom end and pour a small amount down all the spark plug holes into the cylinders. The main thing is to just keep turning the motor over though.

2012 Kawasaki ZX-6R-Black
Clear Alternatives Tail Light
2005 Honda F4i-Red
Commuter stuff
2003 Yamaha Zuma-Fairy Silver
TPT 70cc Kit, Leo Vince ZX Exhaust, Malossi Delta Clutch, Scott's Damper Sticker
nickalltogether is offline  
post #6 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 04:00 PM
Champion Rider
 
Somatic Healer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dayton area.
Posts: 333
Posting Frequency
 
My suggestion would be go to your local sporting goods store and buy some Rem oil as in Remington gun oil. You can get it in a small rattle type can, it' s a very light gun oil. Remove the plugs, fog the cylinders and put the plugs back in. Once the motor is put back in a bike and fires up it will burn off in seconds. As far as the rest of the internals, it should be fine it's already had oil in it so there will still be a coating on everything. Cover it with plastic and forget about it.
Somatic Healer is offline  
post #7 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
WSB Rider
 
KevinF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 678
Posting Frequency
   
Thanks guys I was not sure. I will fog it up.
KevinF is offline  
post #8 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 05:18 PM
WSB Rider
 
redline659's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 819
Posting Frequency
  
Nooooooo you dont need to do that. Put fresh oil in it and it will be fine.
redline659 is offline  
post #9 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
WSB Rider
 
KevinF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Crestview, Florida
Posts: 678
Posting Frequency
   
ok I have plenty of that.
KevinF is offline  
post #10 of 22 Old 12-22-2009, 10:11 PM
Champion Rider
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 346
Posting Frequency
 
Send that baby my way, I got plenty o storage space. free...
Shameless is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki ZX-10R.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using the Baxley Chock for storing the bike? RobbyZX10 The Out House 9 11-27-2007 01:01 PM
storing my zx-10 in my shed during winter at 10 fahrenheit?? limegreenbloodz The ZX-10R 21 11-13-2007 11:08 PM
Storing bike with no coolant? colinmitchell111 The ZX-10R 8 10-15-2007 07:01 AM
Storing for Winter jckelsey The ZX-10R 12 10-02-2006 09:47 PM
Question: Storing the bike on a front triple cl stand... JBJ Performance and Tech 7 11-08-2005 10:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome