If you want to garage the motorcycle for a longer period, take the following steps.
Before storing the motorcycle, check all parts for function and wear. If service, repairs or replacements are necessary, you should do this during the storage period (less workshop overload). In this way, you can avoid long workshop waiting times at the start of new season.
- Remove all the fuel from fuel tank using a siphon pump & run the engine in idle condition till engine stops ( do not try to restart the engine once it stops ). If fuel is left in fuel tank for long time, it can break down and resultant gummy substance can clog the fuel system and also cause rust on functioning parts.
- Clean the motorcycle
- Change the engine oil and oil filter, clean the oil screen.
- Check the antifreeze and coolant level.
- Check the tire air pressure.
- Remove the battery.
Recharge the battery.
Store the vehicle in a dry location that is not subject to large fluctuations in temperature. Raise the motorcycle with the rear wheel stand.
Cover the motorcycle with a tarp or similar cover that is permeable to air.
|Storage temperature of battery without direct sunlight||0... 350 C|
KTM recommends jacking up the motorcycle.
Do not use non-porous materials since they prevent humidity from escaping thus causing corrosion.
Avoid running the engine for a short time only. Since the engine cannot warm up properly, the water vapor produced during combustion condenses and causes valves and exhaust system to rust.
Preparing for use after storage
- Take the motorcycle from the front lifting gear.
- Remove the rear of the motorcycle from the lifting gear.
- Install the battery.
- Set the time and date.
- Perform checks and maintenance steps when preparing for use.
- Take a test ride.