How to avoid scooter problems after storage

Here are a few tips for the DIY scooter owner to insure sufficient operation after storage

 

Whether you have a two-stroke or a four-stroke scooter here are a few things that are tried and true and will assist with DIY at home storage methods for your scooter in order to avoid problems when it's time to pull your scoot back out again!

 

+ Check over everything including high beam and low beam, blinkers, horn, gauges, mirrors, front and rear tires, front and rear brakes, chain, belt, tire pressure, coolant. oil level, oil quality, body, the start up, and the idle. 

+ Treating your fuel with products such as Seafoam cleans your injectors, carb jets, stabilizes fuel, controls moisture in fuel, quiets noisy lifters, cleans deposits, adds lubricity to fuel, lubes upper cylinders, and de-ices and anti-gels and you can use it in regular gas and gas-ethanol blends. Bel-Ray all in one aids in ethanol problems, and helps boost octane. Bel-Ray Foam filter cleans and degreases while extending filter life, removing dirt and oil, and ease of cleaning off foam filters.

+ Drain the carb for when the time comes to start up the bike it isn't clogged or damaged from gunk buildup.

+ Air up the tires to the recommended PSI.

+ Enclose any holes especially the exhaust to avoid rodents making it into a home. You can use rags, t-shirts, or socks. Really anything that will seal the space entirely but not damage the pipe.

 

+ Lube up all moving parts of the scooter such as Kick stand, hand brakes, anything that moves.

 

+ Hooking your scoot up to a battery tender will help to preserve the battery life and charge while keeping the battery in good operating condition.

The Battery Tender® Plus is a 1.25 amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by trickle chargers. Included is a quick connect ring terminal harness for hard to reach areas and alligator clips for an alternate connection.

The Battery Tender® Plus is a 1.25 amp battery charger designed to fully charge a battery and maintain it at proper storage voltage without the damaging effects caused by trickle chargers. Included is a quick connect ring terminal harness for hard to reach areas and alligator clips for an alternate connection.

+ Store in doors if possible, if not put it outside with a heavy duty cover securely around your scooter. 

CoverMax standard scooter cove

CoverMax standard scooter cove

These basic steps for DIY storing should take a load off any concerns you may have and allow you relax knowing that yes, it is really this simple.