You probably spend much of winter longing for warmer days when you can get your motorcycle out of storage and take it to the road. However, if you did not properly store your motorcycle for the season, you may have some bad news come spring.
Coverhound explains that there are important things you must do when storing your motorcycle for winter that if you fail to do can cause problems with your bike and lead to a delay with riding in the spring.
Store in the right place
The whole idea behind storing your motorcycle over the winter is to keep it out of the elements. Exposure to the moisture and temperatures during this season can lead to rust and potential breakage of parts. You must choose your storage facility carefully.
Make sure the unit does not allow any moisture in. Ideally, it should have temperature control, but at least make sure it has insulation to keep your bike protected from the harshest winter temperatures.
Remove the battery
If you leave the battery sitting in your bike while in storage, it may not be any good when you go to fire up the bike in the spring. Avoid this issue by taking the battery inside and keeping it on a charger.
Clean it up
You shouldn’t store your bike when it is dirty. Make sure to clean it well before you put it away to avoid scratches on the paint. This is especially important if you will put a cover over your bike. The dirt and debris on the surface will cause scratches once you pull a cover over it.