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Subject: Storing motorcycle

Storing motorcycle

From: Matthias Blana <matthias.blana>
Date: Monday, May 8, 2006
Marie-Chantale Poisson <misspoisson [at] yahoo__ca> writes

>We have a 1995 Aprilia motorcycle designed by Philippe Starck in our
>collection (look online for a similar model of the Moto 6.5), which
>needs servicing in view of long-term storage. ...
>Besides taking the battery and spark plugs out, does anybody have
>recommendations for its storage? Which fluids should be flushed,
>topped or replaced? ...

I completely agree with the recommendations of Mr. Dennis Krause
from Glasgow (Conservation DistList Instance: 19:51 Friday, April
21, 2006).

One additional piece of advice from me: After emptying an cleaning
the fuel tank check the tank inside if coated with anything.
Normally the steel might not. Then you should cover it with a
microcrystalline wax solution against corrosion.

Matthias Blana
Archaeological Conservator (and motorbike driver)
Lagerhausstr. 9a
D - 87666 Pforzen

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:55
                  Distributed: Saturday, May 13, 2006
                       Message Id: cdl-19-55-005
Received on Monday, 8 May, 2006

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