Prep your bike for winter
Crash bungs, or mushrooms, are always worth fitting. In the event of a spill, they sacrifice themselves in place of your fairings meaning a much less costly fix. Fitting them is simple, but as you are removing your bike’s engine bolts care needs to be taken. I’ve heard owners of current model R1s suffering horrendous problems when, after removing an engine bolt, one side of the engine drops a few millimetres in the frame making for an exceedingly difficult task raising the engine up again. Owners forums are packed with tales from DIY bung-installers having to jack up sumps and suspend chassis from the garage roof in order to coax the engine back in place.
This shouldn’t really happen, but if you’re worried, it never hurts to very lightly jack up your engine prior to removing the bolts, using a block of wood to protect the sump. This should prevent any movement.