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    How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    So I bought a new bike and still have the old one(going to sell it) but there both stored in the garden shed and they barely fit, its a pain to align them just right to close the doors. Also the new bike is carbed not fuel injected and I am worried how long it can sit without problems in the summer weather. Would 3 days or 4 be good without starting?

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    3 or 4 days is no problem for a bike in decent running order

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    3 or 4 months would be fine for a bike in good running order.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    5 or 6 months would be fine....that's what they do in the winter, so no problem in the summer. For that long though, prep the same as for cold storage. Full tank and batt on tender or monthly charge.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    You're not riding the clock from Lost, bikes can sit for months
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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Yeah it wont be that long, thanks for the advice.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    make sure your air intake is mouse proofed

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    make sure your air intake is mouse proofed

    lol I don't think that's going be a problem.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    OP, I'll use it for a few days just to keep it running.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bass View Post
    OP, I'll use it for a few days just to keep it running.

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    Yer not even riding yours.... lol

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noob28 View Post
    So I bought a new bike and still have the old one(going to sell it) but there both stored in the garden shed and they barely fit, its a pain to align them just right to close the doors. Also the new bike is carbed not fuel injected and I am worried how long it can sit without problems in the summer weather. Would 3 days or 4 be good without starting?

    Thanks
    Aside from a 4 - 5 month winter storage period my bike ( and it has 4 carbs )has sat unused for as long as 6 weeks during the riding season due to other commitments or just lousy weather on planned riding days. Make a habit of plugging in your battery tender and then you never have to worry. If you are concerned about ethanol gas separating then buy a premium gas without ethanol and you'll have no separation issues even if it sits for a couple of months.
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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riceburner View Post
    Yer not even riding yours.... lol
    Bro! Check out the Tag thread. I've been out at least twice this year!

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bass View Post
    Bro! Check out the Tag thread. I've been out at least twice this year!

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    twice, I better get my $hite together!!


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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by sburns View Post
    twice, I better get my $hite together!!


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    Lolz
    Maybe when the kids are older I'll get out as much as you!
    I think you've done more kms since you started riding than I have done in the last 8.

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    Re: How long can my bike sit in the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bass View Post
    Bro! Check out the Tag thread. I've been out at least twice this year!

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    I stand corrected.

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