Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
newbie here, first post so my post might not mean much.
I don't think 9 months is long enough to be worried about fogging if it will be stored in a garage where you don't need to normally winterize, that implies a moderate climate.
I have fogged boat motors when I knew they would sit at the harbor for a year unused and I have friends who fog their motors on the East Coast where it gets cold, wet, miserable for all but 3 months of the year. But normally in S. Calif. where I am, its quite normal for a motor to sit that long without needed special prep like fogging.
Just fill the tank full to avoid moisture problems, put some stabil in the gas, change the oil and run the bike for a few minutes to distribute the oil and gas. Draining the float bowls if its not fuel injected "may" help but you still have gas that will dry up in the jets, etc. which is where most problems come from. If you are really worried, pull the plugs and pour a small amount of light weight oil down the cylinders, that will help the rings from rusting against the cylinder on the cylinders where the valves stayed open but I would not for a short time like 9 months.
I just this past weekend helped revive a car that had sat unstarted for 40-45 years, some oil was poured down the cylinders the day before and when it came time we cleaned the carbs and started the car with only a few ignition problems (points needed cleaning up), that car had not been winterized when put away. I have also had a motor freeze up when it sat for only 6 years, but 9 months is nothing, especially in a garage.