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Old 10th January 2005
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to korea in june.
my question is what do i need to do to keep my sport from rotting for a year.
i.e. drain tank, put up on lift.....things like that and other little helpful things that ya do to it.
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park it in my garage and I'll make sure it don't sit around rotting
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Hey Man, keep your head down over there, who knows what that nutcase up north might toss your way. Good luck.
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I would do everything you would do when putting it away for winter. Oh wait. You're in Florida...no winter there...

Putting on a lift is okay, but not neccesary. Some people think that you'll get flat spots in the tires, but the bike had bias ply, so the falt spot shoudl wear out of it if you can't put it up. If you're only going to be away for a year, I would say to change all the fluids, lube all your cables, brake stuffs, etc. Get a battery tender on it. Wash the hell out of it, get some anti-corrosion spray for you unfinidhed parts, and cover the bike with either a spray-on wax or WD-40 now has a fogger spray can that's supposed to be sweet. I would leave th tank full and add some fuel stabilizer. Run it into the carb then shut the bike down and leave the bowl full. The gas in the tank will keep it from rotting and the gas in carb will keep and condensation from forming. This is what I do givin my climate ( upstate NY ), so some others may have different suggestions for you.
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If possible, have a trusted friend start it up and let it idle for fifteen minutes or so about every two or three weeks to keep oil circulated .
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Have fun in Korea. I was there in 89-90 at Camp Casey. Tong-du-chon was a party!!! I hear it is closed now though . Do you know where you will be stationed?? Which service are you in?
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Ekalb2000, don't sweat the duty there to bad. Know a number of guys who served in Korea and for the most part, all enjoyed the year. Look at it his way, it's a year you can count down. In Iraq, a year can be 12 months, 16 months, 20 months, etc., long. Just keep your powder dry and your feet warm.
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korea ! Disneyland for grownups

I was stationed as Osan and loved it. I was also at Kunsan for a 2 week TDI and it was ok. Not as many bars to hang out it

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