Before storage, do an oil change, wash your vehicle, make sure coolant is topped up for your first post-winter ride, and make sure your vehicle’s metal, resin, and rubber parts are in good condition.
Keep your vehicle in an area free of excessive humidity, snow, dirt and dust. It is preferable the storage area is indoors and should be secure.
It is recommended to run your vehicle regularly to prevent parts from sticking due to rust or other problems, as well as to eliminate moisture.
If fuel is left for an extended period of time, it may become stale and turn into a residue that can plug fuel lines. A fuel stabilizer such as Honda Pro Fuel Stabilizer can help prevent moisture buildup in your full fuel tank.
Check tires for cracks or splits on the sidewalls (if you find large cracks or splits, tire replacement is recommended). Also check the air pressure recommended in the Owner’s manual.
Check the vehicle for any rust that may have accumulated during storage, and lube the drive chain before riding.
Even though you changed the engine oil before storage, change it again if the vehicle has been stored for more than four months (small amounts of oil left in the engine from previous oil changes can create corrosive byproducts during storage).
Clean the battery terminals with a wire brush and coat them with dielectric greaseIf removed, reinstall the battery.