Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ohio, Dayton-Cincy area
Since I'm a fair weather rider, I put mine up for the winters. What I have done the past year is put a heavy dose of Seafoam in a full tank of gas- run it until I'm sure the Seafoam is throughout the carbs, then park it in the garage. I use a charger to place one last charge on the battery, then I pull the battery and bring it inside with me where it is warm an toasty. In years past, I have pulled the plugs and shot the cylinders with Seafoam before I put her up, but that may be slight overkill.
For what its worth, I have heard putting the battery directly on a concrete floor will drain it, so I put mine on a board. (May not be true, but at the least, I figure I will prevent any spillage of anything in my house.)
I feel pretty good about the bike's 'hibernation' until I get her out next spring. This procedure hasn't failed me yet.
LED tail lighted
Soon to be MCCTed