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 Storage of WR250R - advice needed

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bfgjohno




PostSubject: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:54 pm

I need to lay up my WRR for about a year and am keen to minimise deterioration. It will be in a locked 20' container at 8500' in a dry climate. Sun outside can be intense.Does anyone have experience of this and a list of things to do to it?
All the best
john
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BuilderBob

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:18 am

Change the oil and filter. Fill the tank with fresh fuel and mix in the proper amount of Sta-Bil or Seafoam. Run it for a little while to get the mixture into the engine and then kill it. Remove the battery. If you can, store the bike lifted so that the tires aren't touching the ground. Cover it if you want and walk away.

When you return, reinstall the battery (freshly charged), air up the tires and fire it up.
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mollycbr123




PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:18 am

You can also slip a stand under it to keep the weight off the tires.  I've also heard of folks filling the crankcase completely with oil to prevent any condensatio/corrosion from forming inside.  This might not be necessary where your bike is going to be.

EDIT: Didn't notice Builderbob's recommendation about lifting bike...
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bfgjohno




PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:03 am

Thanks chaps
sta-bil and seafoam are not available in kenya. Any other options?
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BuilderBob

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:36 am

bfgjohno wrote:
Thanks chaps
sta-bil and seafoam are not available in kenya. Any other options?

Hard to know what's available over there. Do a web search for "fuel stabilizer" and see what comes up. I'm sure that you'll find something that will be acceptable.
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Fuzzy Wrench

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:09 am

if fuel stabalizer is not available, either store the bike with the least amount of fuel possible or use a small amount of two stroke oil (if available) mixed in the fuel...run it through so it's in the injector too....not sure if i want a full tank in the heat for a year...as for the battery, take it out and plan on having a charged one on hand when you wake the beast...
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gatorfan

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:14 am

Wouldn't cover it in any type of plastic. Cloth or nothing.

Don't forget to examine the airbox for critters before you fire it up again.
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crazy_dave

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:12 pm

Also, oil will turn acidic over time. You may want to think about changing that oil out before a year’s up.
They also make a desiccant container that replaces your spark plug to help wick out moisture.
If rodents are an issue in the area plug all outlets. Cover you airbox and exhaust port.
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rsteiger

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PostSubject: Re: Storage of WR250R - advice needed   Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:58 pm

Mothballs in the airbox and unit are a good idea.

Just remember to take them out of the airbox before you fire it up.
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