Thank You everyone for the advice. I suspected their would be two schools of thought on how ot store the bike.
After reading what everyone stated, I think I might go with having the maintenance done before I leave for S. Korea; then when I come back in the spring, replace the tires, chain and sprocket.
I plan on buying a front paddock stand so that both tires are off the ground.
Question: Where do I find "storage oil" or somethign similar? Pep Boys, Autozone or do I need to find it online? If I searched this forum, would I find instructions or similar on how to spray this stuff into the intake. Not sure I want to take the top of the engine off to expose the cylinders.
I do have a place that sells ethanol free fuel, so that wont be a problem.
I use Amsoil oil, so I guess I will need to order some soon.
I have some Stabil, but I am not sure what version it is. Does it matter what type of Stabil you use, as long as you use something????? Someone mentioned a marine version of Stabil.
I will probably get a cover for the bike as well so that dirt and other stuff doesn't get all over it.
What about tires and chain/sprockets??? Should I replace the tires before I leave so that I have a fresh pair for when the bike is shipped to Germany? Would it hurt the tires to sit for the year? I only ask because if I replace the tires in the spring when I come home on leave, I will need to ride the bike to the local shop; thus defeating everything I prepared before I initially left. The bike will continue to sit for another 5 months after I return to Korea, plus however long it takes ot ship it to Germany.
I have pretty much decided on Michelin PR3's or PR4's for tires. What about chains and sprockets? I think a 44T is the best option for my style of riding, especially with the bike going to Germany. Any thoughts on this? What brand is the best replacement for an OEM rear sprocket? Should I replace the front sprocket while I am it?
What size chain and what brand should I use if I switch to a 44T.
Again, thanks everyone for yall's advice.
This is why I love this forum. Everyone is very helpful.