9. Run the engine once a month. Reinstall the battery and unblock all intakes and exits, then turn on the motorbike engine for five minutes. This helps keep everything running smoothly. Leave the engine to cool, and then remove the battery and block everything back up again.
10. Change your brake fluid before you get back on the road. Brake fluid attracts water. It’s almost guaranteed that after a couple of months in the garage your brakes won’t be feeling up to scratch, and that’s one area where you should never take chances. Change the fluid – and while you’re at it, check that everything else about your motorbike is as it should be.