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Storage; Before Storage - Kawasaki KX85 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 transmission oil.
WARNING
Transmission oil is a toxic substance. Dis-
pose of used oil properly. Contact your lo-
cal authorities for approved disposal meth-
ods or possible recycling.
Install the oil drain bolt and fill in fresh transmission
oil.
Empty the fuel from the fuel tank by the pump or
siphon.
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).

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. Gasoline is a toxic substance. Dispose of
gasoline properly. Contact your local author-
ities 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.
Cover the motorcycle to keep dust and dirt away
from it.
STORAGE
WARNING
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