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So I may be deploying to Afghanistan in March. Other than some Stabil in the gas tank and a climate controlled storage unit, what else do I need to protect my Wee for a year?
 

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Add the stabilizer, fill it to about 90-95% full (leave some airspace for expansion and contraction), then cycle the ignition several times to make sure the fuel makes its way to the cylinders/injectors. If you could start it for a minute or two, that's good enough.

I'd get it up on a center-stand or pit stands if possible. That'll stop it from falling over if one or both of the tires goes flat while you're gone.

I'd probably park it, then pull the plugs and spray some fogging oil down inside the cylinders, and crank it over for a second to lubricate the combustion chambers. Be sure to reinstall the plugs and torque everything back down.

A good coating of 303 protectant on the seat and plastic bits, and that's about it! A cover couldn't hurt to keep the dust off it, but isn't really essential.

Oh, and a fresh coating of lube on the chain would be a good idea too.... clean, then lube generously. Changing the oil wouldn't be a bad idea either, but really isn't essential IMHO.

Good luck with your deployment, and thank you (and your family) for your service to this great country. Be safe, come home soon, and keep your head down over there!
 

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Centerstand is covered. What's 303 protectant?
Just an alternative to Armor All. I like it because it protects and shines without making stuff too greasy. Any sort of protectant would work...

Also, might want to consider wrapping the tires in dark plastic bags... It'll help keep them from dry-rotting. If the storage facility has a high ozone level, it'll dry-rot the tires in no-time. Wrap the bags around the tires like a tire warmer and zip-tie them in place. Nothing will stop it, but it'll help.
 

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Also, might want to consider wrapping the tires in dark plastic bags... It'll help keep them from dry-rotting. If the storage facility has a high ozone level, it'll dry-rot the tires in no-time. Wrap the bags around the tires like a tire warmer and zip-tie them in place. Nothing will stop it, but it'll help.
If you spray the tires with a silicone spray it will stop them from dry rotting for a year. Be generous with the spray
 

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Silicone on the tires doesn't sound like a good idea to me, no matter how long they're going to be stored... Seems like an invitation to trouble when he rides again...
 
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