Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Southeast Michigun
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!