I modified my motorcycle floor jack so it would clear the bottom of the engine and raise my motorcycle using the frame. I top off the fuel, add a good fuel stabilizer (I use Star Tron) and for the last month I rode around with fuel stabilizer in the tank just in case that was my last ride. I also bought a battery tender and hard-wired the harness to the battery. Now I can plug in the charger and keep the battery fully charged throughout the winter. I shut the fuel petcock off and run the carburetor dry (I know there are different views on this one some say yes - others say no) but in 40 some years of running fuel out of the carb, I have NEVER had my gaskets dry out, leaks, etc. My machines have always fired right back up when needed. I will put a cover over my bike shortly so it doesn't get dusty or full of snow when I open the garage and it's blowing outside.
Last edited by DRVMN; 11-18-2012 at 09:20 AM.