since I need to store it outside too I was told to do a few things
I have the out door cover then put a good towel over the windshield before covering it up
get moth balls and scatter them under and around the bike for the critters
try to start it up every once in a while and get a good battery tender (charger) for bikes/atvs
make sure to use the same stuff one puts in lawn mower gas to stop it from going bad, but make sure the tank is close to being empty and then run it for a while so it goes through the entire fuel system
It's called fuel stabilizer. There are different brands but I use "Stay-Bill" (sp). This stuff really works. Had an old lawn tractor that had not been run in a couple of years that fired right up after I put a new battery in it. I learned about it from a farmer friend of mine years ago that has equipment that sits for extended periods of time. Unleaded fuel goes bad much faster than regular old gas used to. I have always heard that the tank should be full.
A full tank is not suppose to get as much water condensation as an empty tank will. Kind of a catch 22, condensation versus fuel going bad. Makes me like living in Phoenix where I can ride year round for the most part.
I start with a full tank for the quiet season and start my bike up every couple of weeks throughout the lull in the action. I have also heard that Star-Tron actuly works better than Sta-bil because it can handle the ethanol mixtures better.
But now I've also heard that Sta-bil has reformulated their juice...
Anyway; the key is to keep the juices flowing in theengine to keep them from settling in and gooping up something...
There are places here in Boise that sell non ethinol fuel. I try and use this most of the time but for sure will fill up with that when it comes time to put the spyder to bed for the winter. Like Bob I will start it up regularly and on nice days will get it out for a spin.