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Storage; Before Storage - Kawasaki kx450f 2015 Owner's Manual

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Before Storage

When the motorcycle is to be stored for any length
of time, it should be prepared for storage as follows.
Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly.
Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the
oil, then stop it and drain the engine oil.
WARNING
Engine oil is a toxic substance. Dispose of
used oil properly. Contact your local author-
ities for approved disposal methods or possi-
ble recycling.
Install the oil drain bolts and fill in fresh engine oil.
Empty the fuel tank (Fuel will deteriorate if left for
a long time.).

STORAGE

Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be
explosive under certain conditions, creating
the potential for serious burns. Always stop
the engine and never smoke while handling
fuel. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and
free from any source of flame or sparks; this
includes any appliance with a pilot light. Make
sure the engine is cold before working. Wipe
any fuel off the engine before starting it. Gas-
oline is a toxic substance. Dispose of gaso-
line properly. Contact your local authorities
for approved disposal methods.
Remove the spark plug and spray fogging oil di-
rectly into the cylinder. Kick the engine over slowly
a few times to coat the cylinder wall. Install the
spark plug.
Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables.
Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to pre-
vent rusting. Avoid getting oil on rubber parts and
on the brakes.
Lift the motorcycle on a box or stand so that both
wheels are raised off the ground (If this cannot be
done, put boards under the front and rear wheels
to keep dampness away from the tire rubber.).
Tie a plastic bag over the muffler to prevent mois-
ture from entering.
STORAGE 199
WARNING

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