My 2012 will be garaged for the winter here in a few weeks, I always add a Fuel stabilizer to my fuel, only have approx 250 miles since my last full service.
I will take out the battery and put it on a tender, run the tank down fairly low, spray some Yama-lube on the chain and sprockets, and that is all I have planned.
Am I missing anything?
Had but regrettably sold a 1982 KZ1000R Eddie Lawson Replica
I always add Stabil to the fuel tank. Run the bike for a bit to get the Stabil through the carb. Then I drain the carb. Remove battery or put it on a tender. I usually put the bike on blocks or a stand. I've never sprayed WD-40 or alike into the spark plug socket. However, I make a habit of going out and starting the bike every month or two to run some oil through it over the winter. Then I drain the carb again.
I generally try to change the oil as well, that way the sludge doesn't sit in there all winter.
2009 CRF230F - 2013 TW200
Empty the gas and put it in your car. No need for stabilizer. After running the carb dry, pull the bowl and spray everything with carb cleaner and reinstall. And definitely throw the battery on your tender. I usually just throw a new spark plug in at the beginning of the riding season. This is also a great time to lube and adjust everything so when it's time to ride again all you have to do is add gas and ride!
'13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
'07 KLX250 farkled (wife's bike)
'86 BW80 farkled to size
'10 TW200 you will be missed
Tarp it (especially if it's outside, no matter where you live). That is unless you want it to develop a grizzled patina.
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Completely fill the fuel tank with gas (and a fuel stabilizer) to eliminate the air space in the tank as much as possible to prevent condensation of water vapor in the tank and water in the gas.
Once you winterize it, do not start it up once a month - just let it sit 'till you are ready to ride it in the spring.
2005 TW200 (SOLD)