Re: Advice needed!!
Get the bike nice and hot (a long run) to dry out any water in the exhaust. Drain the oil and refill with fresh. Fill the fuel tank right up to the filler cap. Remove a sparkplug in each cylinder, pour in a small amount of engine oil, turn the engine over a few times to spread it about a bit. Drain the carbs and turn the fuel tap off. Remove the battery. Grease and lube evrything you can think of, especially the chain. Put the bike on the centrestand and if possible get the front wheel in the air so neither tyre is on the ground. Store in a dark non damp place. Put the keys somewhere you can find them again in a year.
3 Africa Twins/280,000 miles. If it's happened to one of mine, it's gonna happen to one of yours.....eventually.
1 Varadero/45,000 miles ridden (of 68,000 miles on the bike), it's all still new to me!