If you’re tight for space at home and want somewhere safe and dry to store your Motorcycle, we can help. Whether it’s the case that you work away, or you’d prefer not to ride through the winter, we can provide safe indoor storage and maintenance management.
1. Surface Prep
We will give your bike a thorough cleaning before putting it away — letting bug guts or water spots sit on your paint can corrode the finish. We will wash your bike and dry it completely to get all the moisture off the surfaces, then add a coat of wax, which will act as a barrier against moisture and rust.
2. Service your Battery
Your battery is a vital part of your motorcycle. Whilst you may not think about it much, you’ll quickly become aware of it when it’s not functioning properly. We will make sure your battery receives proper maintenance and storage to help you get the longest possible service life from this critical and costly part of your bike.
3. Prep the Fuel System
You’ve probably all heard (or have experienced yourself) horror stories of pricey carburettor or injector repairs needed after fuel was left stagnant in a motorcycle for too long. With the introduction of ethanol into today’s fuels, this has become an issue for your motorcycle. Ethanol is much more hygroscopic than regular fuel, meaning it holds dissolved or suspended water. This can lead to component corrosion, gum, varnish and carbon deposits that wreak havoc in both carburetted and fuel-injected systems. During storage we will drain and clean the fuel system to avoid this issue, when you are ready to collect your bike, we will introduce fresh fuel along with our special fuel treatment system.
4. Don’t Forget the Tyres
Think about your tyres. When you are putting your bike away, tyres are porous and will lose air whilst in storage. A soft or flat tyre will develop a permanent flat spot if left for an extended period of time. To prevent this, even if your bike has a centre stand, we will turn the tyres periodically and check the air pressures to keep your tyres in good health.
We can also provide you with a 12-month MOT on collection, if required, so you are ready to go.