MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
To prevent damage or injury from
sparking, make sure to ground the
spark plug electrodes while turning
the engine over.
6. Lubricate all control cables and
the pivoting points of all levers
and pedals as well as of the
7. Check and, if necessary, correct
the tire air pressure, and then lift
the motorcycle so that both of its
wheels are off the ground. Alter-
natively, turn the wheels a little
every month in order to prevent
the tires from becoming degra-
ded in one spot.
8. Cover the muffler outlet with a
plastic bag to prevent moisture
from entering it.
9. Remove the battery and fully
charge it. Store it in a cool, dry
place and charge it once a
month. Do not store the battery in
an excessively cold or warm pla-
ce [less than 0 °C (30 °F) or more
than 30 °C (90 °F)]. For more
information on storing the bat-
tery, see page 6-23.
Make any necessary repairs before
storing the motorcycle.