If you were wondering how to store your motorcycle properly, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Easy Move Kuwait we know how important it is for people to have a safe space for their vehicles. You can’t just move somewhere without previously knowing that your motorcycle will have its appropriate space. Luckily for you, we’ve done our research and offer you the results.
Motorcycle storage is usually used during the cold winter months, but it can be a huge asset during heat waves that could damage your vehicle. Or perhaps, you are simply in a situation that you need to store your bike for a while. Whatever the case may be, we know the love and care that goes into a motorcycle. You would surely like for it to be safe and sound. If you’re in the process of moving and are looking for packing services to help with either your motorcycle or anything else, we’re here for you.
We offer you a few quick steps you should consider taking in your journey of motorcycle storage.
Prepare your motorcycle for storage
Depending on how long you plan to keep your motorcycle in storage, you need to take some steps to ensure its safety. Taking proper care of it will ensure a bright future of fun rides for both of you. It will also spare you quite a bit of money you would need to spend on maintenance after storage.
1. Clean the exterior of your bike
This step seems pretty obvious. But we just want to remind you that, although it’s not a crucial step, it can save you so much time in the long run. All the dirt that’s been on the bike for a while, will take an even longer while to remove. This is why it’s important to clean it properly before storing it. Some stains can even leave marks after cleaning if they’ve been on the motorcycle’s surface for long enough.
2. Prepare the gas container
Some might think it’s a good idea to fuel your bike before storage. This is completely false. You have to be careful and empty out the gas container completely. Leaving gas in the bike for a long while without using the bike can cause corrosion and can even gum up your fuel engine.
Of course, certain repairs can’t be avoided, but having to repair your fuel engine is really not needed. After using up almost all of your gas, leave your bike to run a while longer without using it. This way you will be sure that all of the gas has been used up once the motorcycle stops running.
3. Lubricate the parts of your motorcycle that need it
To store your motorcycle properly, you should cover the essential internal components of your motorcycle in a coat of oil. This will help prevent moisture buildup and protect the crucial parts of your bike. Coat the engine, cylinders, chains, cables, and controls for a proper maintenance job.
4. Keep the oil in check
Unlike with gas, the oil in your motorcycle needs to be filled. The oil’s job is to keep parts of your bike properly lubricated and stop them from corroding. It is important to note that you should add a new change of oil and not just keep the one that was already in the compartment.
Unused oil breaks down faster than used oil, so you have to keep in mind that when you take your bike out of storage, you need to change the oil again.
5. Remove the battery
The alternative here is to not remove the battery, but you will have to be mindful and charge it every month or so. For longer storage time, the safest and easiest way to preserve the battery is to simply remove it, and then add it back once it’s time to use the motorcycle again.
6. Elevate the tires
So that you spare your tires the motorcycle’s weight, you should elevate them inside storage. Motorcycle stands can be of great use for this step.
7. Cover the bike
Covering the bike aids in less cleaning after storage. You don’t want dust buildup on your motorcycle and having to clean it as soon as you get it back. Also, pro tip: insert cloths in all holes like the engine to stop bugs and rodents nesting there.
Pick a proper storing option
Now that you’ve finished with all the crucial preparations, it’s time to pick a storage facility. Warehouse Kuwait offers many different storage options to choose from. You should always do research to pick the best option so you can store your motorcycle properly.
What you should look for, from our experience, is a climate-controlled storage option. The best results are achieved when storing something as important as your motorcycle when the storage space isn’t too hot. Some more things we suggest you look into is if the storage facility offers any discounts. Usually rent is paid once a month, but if you’ve accumulated enough money to pay a few months in advance, you could get a good deal.
If you’re in the process of moving, you will most likely need your vehicle to be shipped before it can be stored anywhere. Vehicle shipping can be a stressful choice to make, considering your motorcycle might be one of your most prized possessions. But we encourage you to not worry.
Our vehicle shipping service is renowned for efficiency, care, and a positive workforce. We pride ourselves in our experience and our speed in delivering the goods to you. Rarely do people only have motorcycles though, if you’re interested in some tips for preparing your car for a move, we’ve got you covered.
We hope this article leaves you a bit more knowledgeable about how to store your motorcycle properly than before and we can’t wait to hear from you soon.