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Mar 09

Posts: 16

biker4life says:

Winter storage

Hello I got a cbr rr 600 03 as winter pretty much here now I moved the bike from outside to in the house have you got any tips for me for storing it Over the winter 

Thanks Martin 

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Oct 11

Posts: 264

jimmywiz says:

WOW the house

Ok ether you have one very lucky relationship or are just living in a mansion. 

First thing is to fill up the tank to the brim and add a fuel stabiliser - with the tank to the top it will stop rust or water getting in and the fuel stabiliser will stop the octane dropping down and not allowing you to start the bike in a month or so. Once you put the stabalizer in go for a littel ride just to get the stablizer in to the carbs 

Second thing - take the battery out and leave it on a advance charger - ask you bike shop about that

third thing - MAKE SURE IT CLEAN -  clean it very well and dry it off VERY well or it may rust. 

forth thing turn the fuel tap off and run the bike till it dies to drain the carbs.

this video will help you .

Also look at his other videos on cleanig the bike for winter 

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Mar 09

Posts: 16

biker4life says:

Winter :(

Cheers just one thing rr have no carbs the girl friend is very understanding 

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Mar 10

Posts: 1041

bmwgs says:


1. run the bike dry so your fuel tank is dry as your fuel will go off.
2.clean it very well
3. change the oil filter ect.
take battrty out and put it on a charge.
i am lucky as i be riding my bike over winter when i can .

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Mar 09

Posts: 9018

jaffa90 says:


In a house will have to be without fuel,i suggest using a fuel stabilizer as suggested and running it through the injectors and then remove the fuel/tank outside.Pump the tyres up to 60psi and put on the centre stand or rotate the wheels every week and charge the battery in a ventilated area.Keep a look out for corrosion and make mad passionate love to your understanding wife at least once a week.

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Jul 10

Posts: 198

ranorthe says:

In the House?

That's a point. If anything happens and there's a fire:
a) the fuel in the bike will mean you can say bye bye to your house
b) you'd also be saying bye bye to any insurance payout, fairly sure storage of motor vehicles inside the house isn't covered.

Fair enough, if you've got nowhere else - what about wheeling it through to the back garden?
Best advice is to keep riding it, just coat it in ACF50 and wash the brake calipers and suspension linkages down after every ride. Then clean the bike in spring and it'll come up fine.

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Oct 05

Posts: 3255

mine are inside

just dissconnect the battery ...and possibly remove the petrol tank ....i have left mine on

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Mar 09

Posts: 16

biker4life says:


Thanks for all the advise

  bring on the summer ! 

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