Tips to storage your KZ200 at Winter Season


When the motorcycle is to be stored for any length of time, such as during the winter season, it should be prepared for storage as follows:

· Clean the entire vehicle thoroughly.

· Empty the fuel from the fuel tank, and empty the carburetor by unscrewing the drain screw at the float bowl. ( If left in for a long time, the fuel will break down and could clog the carburetor.)

· Remove the empty fuel tank, pour about 250 cc (0,25 ) of motor oil into the tank, roll the tank around to coat the inner surfaces thoroughly, and pour out the excess oil.
Warning Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions. Performs this procedure in a well ventilated area, away from sparks or flames (smoking materials).

· Remove the spark plug and put several drops of SE class SAE 30 oil into the cylinder. Push the starter button a few seconds to coat the cylinder wall with oil, and install the spark plug.

· Reduce tire pressure by about 20%.

· Set the motorcycle on a box or stand so that both wheels are raised off the ground. ( if this cannot be done, put boards under the front and rear wheels so keep dampness away from the tire rubber.)

· Spray oil on all unpainted metal surfaces to prevent rusting. Avoid getting oil on rubber parts or in the brakes.

· Lubricate the drive chain and all the cables.

· Remove the battery, and store it where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight, moisture, or freezing temperatures. During storage it should be given a slow charge (one ampere or less) about once a month. Keep the battery well charged during cold weather so that the electrolyte does not freeze and crack open the battery. The more discharged the battery becomes, the more easily freezers.

· Tie a plastic bag over the exhaust pipe to prevent moisture from entering.

· Put a cover over the motorcycle to keep dust and dirt from collecting on it.

To put the motorcycle back into use after storage:

· Check the electrolyte level in the battery, charge the battery if necessary, and install it in the motorcycle. Be careful that the battery vent hose is not pinched and that it is routed away from the chain.

· Make sure the spark plug is tight.

· Fill the fuel tank with fuel.

Warning Fuel is flammable and explosive under certain conditions. Always fill the tank in a well ventilated area, away from sparks and flames (smoking material).

· Run the engine for about five minutes to warm the oil, and drain theion section.