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I’m going on a 9 month deployment, the bike will be stored in the garage. Should I get a trickle charger or disconnect the battery?
 

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Depends. If you don't need it the instant you get back, I'd disconnect and remove the battery and put it on a charger when you get back.
Thank you for your service, by the way.
 

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I would raise the wheels off the ground, and give the battery to a friend to charge up now and again.
 

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and throw some stabil in the gas tank.
 

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Prep for long term storage:

Drain and fill the tank with fresh gas. Use a fuel stabilizer like Stabil or Startron to keep the gas from entering phase separation and absorbing atmospheric moisture.
Change the oil, regardless of how fresh it is.
Inflate the tires to the MAXIMUM psi as printed on the sidewalls.
Remove the spark plugs and pour in a teaspoon of Marvel Mystery Oil to protect the upper cylinder.
Remove the battery from the bike and put it on a trickle charger in a fire-proof box.
 
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John Skrap nailed it as always... Your location? 4th ID?
We need a forward APO so I/ us can send a care package while you're in the sand box... Been there, done that, done it several times... Be careful, don't be complacent, and return home safely..Thanks for doing the job!!!! We do appreciate what you do...Best, D.
 
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