Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Well, Gld, The Netherlands
It is choice between riding long enough to get it it really warm, so you do not get condensed water in the oil and other parts, OR storing it and keeping it free from moisture. If you go for storing you should spray some oil in the cylinders, move the pistons a few times up and down. Make sure the battery is on a charger, if possible raise the tyres from the ground. After a year a flat spot on the tyre will start to develop if the weight is constantly on the same place.
If you decide to ride it from time to time the same applies for the battery, but you have to ride long enough to get the oil on working temperature! riding for ten minutes or so and then storing it again for a month is bad news for the engine. (and remember not to rev it like a Beemer)
If you can laugh at your own stupidities, you have fun all year round!
BMW K1 '91 for sports, BMW K1200RS '03 for touring, Honda CB750K '80 for winter.