Consult a Yamaha dealer for advice on
what products to use.
MOTORCYCLE CARE AND STORAGE
Always store your motorcycle in a cool,
dry place and, if necessary, protect it
against dust with a porous cover.
Storing the motorcycle in a
poorly ventilated room or cover-
ing it with a tarp, while it is still
wet, will allow water and humid-
ity to seep in and cause rust.
To prevent corrosion, avoid
damp cellars, stables (because
of the presence of ammonia)
and areas where strong chemi-
cals are stored.
Before storing your motorcycle for sev-
1. Follow all the instructions in the
"Care" section of this chapter.
2. Drain the carburetor float cham-
bers by loosening the drain bolts;
this will prevent fuel deposits from
building up. Pour the drained fuel
into the fuel tank.
3. For motorcycles equipped with a
fuel cock that has an "OFF" posi-
tion: Turn the fuel cock lever to
4. Fill up the fuel tank and add fuel
stabilizer (if available) to prevent
the fuel tank from rusting and the
fuel from deteriorating.
5. Perform the following steps to pro-
tect the cylinders, piston rings, etc.
a. Remove the spark plug caps and
b. Pour a teaspoonful of engine oil
into each spark plug bore.