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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-04-2015, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Starting a motorcycle after winter storage

It's been sitting in my basement room with a battery tender hocked up and fuel stabolizer added. Besides changing the oil before running it Is there anything i have to check before starting it up?
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Well not really required for start up, but this could be a great time to check tire pressure and all your liquids.

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If you've stored the bike correctly by changing the oil BEFORE you put it away, no need to change it in the spring.

Check all fluid levels, check tire pressure, remove battery tender, pull it off the stands and start it; you are ready for spring.

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I did change the oil but I put on 300miles on it tho...if that's ok?
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Recommended oil change interval is every other Thursday...you're way over due.
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How long has it been sitting? You might consider pulling the spark plugs and squirting a tiny bit of oil into each cylinder, then turning the motor over a few times by hand, without starting it, just to lube the cylinder walls before starting it. If the bike is up on stands, pull the clutch in, spin the rear wheel forward a few times, put it in first gear, spin the rear wheel forward a dozen times or so to circulate the oil inside the motor, then shift back into neutral and let the clutch out. Check tire pressure and coolant levels. Everything else should be good to go if it's only been stored for one season.

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mine sat in a garage at outdoor temperature for almost 4 months. I took the battery out and left it in my house with no trickle charge. Put the battery back in a few days ago and she started right up. I then changed the oil and checked tire pressure. Had to add a few lbs of air. Then just took it easy around town (between 20-40 mph) just to make sure everything was good.
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Turn the key, then press the start button.
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I have to wonder which member CeeBeeRR actually is. There is no way he's a real person, no one is that incapable.
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changing the oil after is unnecessary if you already did it before storing. If you didn't change it then it should still be fine for a little while, but change it as soon as you can.

P.S I hate you for being able to ride your bike... still winter here in MA.
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