Gasoline is extremely flammable and can be explosive under certain con-
ditions, creating the potential for serious burns. Turn the ignition key to
"OFF". Do not smoke. Make sure the area is well-ventilated and free from
any source of flame or sparks; this includes any appliance with a pilot
light. Gasoline is a toxic substance. Dispose of gasoline properly. Con-
tact your local authorities for approved disposal methods.
Empty the fuel system by running the engine at idle speed until the engine stalls
(If left in for a long time, the fuel will break down and could clog the fuel system).
Reduce tire pressure by about 20%.
Set 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 damp-
ness away from the tire rubber.)
Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to prevent rusting. Avoid getting oil on
rubber parts or in the brakes.
Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables.
Remove the battery, and store it where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight,
moisture, or freezing temperature. During storage it should be given a slow
charge (one ampere or less) about once a month. Keep the battery well charged
especially during cold weather.
Tie plastic bags over the mufflers to prevent moisture from entering.