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Old 04-10-2020, 12:54 AM
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Default Motorcycle sitting for months not years

Hi if a motorcycle sits for a period of time like months should it be started from time to time? A little back ground it sits in the garage it dry and safe from elements . Yamaha yz quarantine bummer. thanks
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the biggest concern is the fuel. Either use an additive (stabil) or empty the tank.

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Oh and I'd make sure the oil is fresh. The acid in the older oil can do what acid does.
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Old 04-20-2020, 04:41 PM
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Yes , start it once every other week. This will keep things lubricated as well as keep the seals from sticking to the water pump shaft.
Use fuel stabilizer.

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I would change the oil and filter first. Then lube it up, clean the chain and re-lube.
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Been starting the bikes here every other day since pandemic quarantine. Safer to remove the gas if for longer period of sitting.
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