When transporting or storing the outboard motor while removed from a boat, fold the tiller handle and lean the motor on the tiller handle to keep in a horizontal position.
2 Horizontal position
Place a towel or the like under the outboard motor to protect it from damage.
Keep the power unit higher than the propeller at all times.
Otherwise, cooling water can run into the cylinder, which could result in damage.
STORING OUTBOARD MOTOR
When storing your Yamaha outboard for prolonged periods of time, (2 months or longer), several important procedures must be performed to prevent expensive damage.
It is advisable to have your outboard serviced by an authorized Yamaha dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can be performed by you, the owner, with a minimum of tools.
Filling Fuel Tank
Fill the fuel tank with fresh fuel and add one ounce of “Yamaha fuel conditioner and stabilizer” (Part No.
The use of Yamaha Fuel Conditioner and Stabilizer eliminates the need to drain the fuel system. Consult your Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic if the fuel system is to be drained instead.