Though speaking of one that has lived up in Western Canada for said 60 yrs------I can tell you that even at our m/c shops we would put bikes away for customers, several of my comp bikes were stored in the normal cold building. We simply did the usual lube before winter, no fuel replenisher in those days, though now I use it, the batteries were removed to be put on shelves & I would check them inside our main shop. The bike & the tyres were leaned up against the wall or hoisted on some make-shift sort of stand just to keep the bike upright. Were perfect come spring time.
I do not even remove the batteries from my 3 sportbikes for they are non-servicable batteries & I have three Battery Tenders I plug the bike's batteries into at the end of the day AND SAME IN THE WINTER TIME cold as it may be.
Come spring all I do is look around to check the tyre pressure, check the oil for no oil leaking, disconnect the BTs hit the starter button & whichever bike fires up like a charm & runs like a charm.
No kidding that is all that is needed. If you have the money for a front & rear stand then buy them, though I would definately have one for the rear as it allows you to work on the chain, rear wheel, & such.
Yes 60 yrs of doing the same & all worked like a charm. Every darn customer would go over the bike when handed over to them & narry one complained even once.
I know there are a maze of wifes-tales dreamed up by the writers for m/c mags & they must have a wonderful time in dreaming up said ideas, though in fact what I did & still do was/is all that is needed.
Last edited by Smitty; 07-20-2007 at 06:49 PM.