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BMW Roundel Long winter storage, advice needed

Hello! I have a 24,000 mi R1200S which I've loved since the day I brought it home in 2007. My days of frequent riding are far behind me but I still love this beast. Unfortunately I haven't been as diligent as I once was about proper maintenance, but I want to give it the care it needs as I attempt revive it now after a year and a half of storage in my apartment's basement garage here in Portland, Oregon.

Once I've got the battery replaced, what else should I do?

Any tricks advised for doing the oil service besides the standard drain, replace filter, and refill?

What about the fuel? I think I added fuel stabilizer before covering her up about 18 months ago.

Any other tips would be greatly appreciated!

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Brake fluid.

Brake fluid.

Brake fluid.
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Bad fuel smells bad (just ask Craig). You might have some issues with the fuel pump, but that you usually get that going again, check the injectors as well, after that long of a downtime.

Just the obvious, really... battery, tire pressure, fuel and Brake fluid... turn the key and see what she does.. go from there.
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Might want to check the air intake snorkel and make certain nothing has climbed its way to the air filter. A the least you could check the filter and clean or replace. One less thing.....
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Yeah, but 6 years is different than 1 1/2 years. After 6 years it smells like varnish or turpentine and eats everything up related to the fuel pump.

For 1 1/2 years I'd just do the basics, as Ralph suggests, start it up and ride it. Burn through the old gas and put fresh in. Maybe put a heavy dose of injector cleaner through the system for one or two tanks...


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Bad fuel smells bad (just ask Craig). You might have some issues with the fuel pump, but that you usually get that going again, check the injectors as well, after that long of a downtime.

Just the obvious, really... battery, tire pressure, fuel and Brake fluid... turn the key and see what she does.. go from there.
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Brake fluid. Check.

Air filter check, clean, replace. Check.

Fuel smells good. I'll add some detergent anyway for this and the next tank of gas.

Tire pressure. Check.

Battery... nothing. No clock, no ignition lights, not a sound. I pulled it out and put it on the charger. The Battery Tender Plus took about an hour (which is suspicious because I was expecting the majority of a day) before the green light was solid. I put it back in the bike and again, nothing. Guess it's time for a replacement. So, What should I get? Li ion or AGM gel?
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Li Ion & save a bunch of weight plus most have higher rated cranking amps. I've got them in 3 bikes, all Battery Tender brand, 2 old style & one new style with over & under charge protection. Oldest is over 5 years now. They fire up a bike like no gel cell ever has.
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Looks like a new Li battery did the trick! Thanks for all your help guys! Thank goodness there was no mice-chewed cables!

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