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Old Nov 29th 2016, 08:09 PM   #1
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1299s storage and service question

I own a 2016 1299s with just under 100 miles on it. Before I am lectured for not riding it, I have an excuse. I had an ankle fusion last year and after getting back on my feet, my surgeon told me to go ahead and buy the bike if it doesn't bother my ankle. I sold my two manual transmission cars due to difficulty pushing the clutch after the fusion so I jumped at the opportunity to buy the bike after I figured I could get rearsets to adjust to my needs. Literally days later I experienced extreme ankle pain and found out that I had a broken bone and another joint was toast. I have not ridden the bike since and I am now in a cast with a subtalar fusion and no bike riding for at least a few months, maybe longer.

Now to my question, at what point should I get the bike serviced? My dealer told me to not bring it in for the 600 mile service until it has 600 miles and to just have the oil changed if I reach 1 year before the 600 miles, does that sound correct. In addition, is it okay to fire the bike up once a week to warm it up and get things moving or do I need to actually have someone ride it around? Sorry for the long post, I'm on Oxy and it is like being continuously drunk.
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Old Nov 30th 2016, 12:50 AM   #2
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Hope you feel better soon.
I think your dealer is right and you don't service until you hit 600 miles.
I would instead store the bike as if I was 'winterizing' it (top off the gas tank, put stabilizer in, remove battery or connect trickle charger, slightly increase tire pressure, etc.) until few months has passed and you can ride it.
All the best with your recovery.
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Old Nov 30th 2016, 03:26 AM   #3
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My doctor Is strongly recommending ankle fusion for me , so I kinda feel your pain . I've been reluctant to get the surgery due to its limitations and
downtime. please give an update when you get back to riding. I'll be
pulling for you.


Sky's advice Is spot on IMO .
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Old Nov 30th 2016, 05:57 AM   #4
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I would not advocate starting it periodically, unless you plan on letting it get up to full working temperature each time, as you can in some cases, cause more harm than good. You are better off keeping the bike on paddock stands so you don't develop flat spots in the tyres, disconnect the battery and bring it indoors, add fuel stabilizer and top up to the the brim. Rotate the wheels periodically and exercise the brake and clutch levers. Cover the bike in a soft yet breathable cover and finally, if your garage is damp, apply ACF50 to any vulnerable metal components. This is adequate for a few months storage. Anything beyond a year and I would be looking at flushing the cooling system and hydraulic fluids as well the oil obviously, when you come to put it back on the road. The drier the conditions the better. If you really want to ensure it is protected from the environment you can always consider one of these for long term storage.
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Old Nov 30th 2016, 02:07 PM   #5
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It's very simple!!!

1) Send the bike to me!

2) I will finish riding the 600 miles on her

Oh and don't worry I'll take care of the gas!
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I think you will find it's a mileage or time service schedule. Which requires a service at least every 12 months.
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