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Need some advise:

In a few months it's winter again in Europe. I'd like to know how you guys store your bikes. I don't mean how you prepare your bikes, but how to keep the bike moist-free.

I've got a garage, but it's not insulated and there is no heater. It's also very moist in my garage.
Is there a simple way or do i have to rebuild the garage (insulate and stuff). How do you guys store your 2nd wife (or should i say 1st)

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If you are single, bring her in the house and park her right in the middle of the living room, she will keep you company on those cold winter nights.

If you are really concerned about moisture you could seal it in a plastic bag and throw some of those silica gel packets in the bag, people do this to store rare cars etc.

Otherwise I would just do the normal storage prep, wash, wax all surfaces, a bit of oil in the cylinders, and what I do for areas I cannot wax or clean is I mist them with armor all and let it soak in. Put a rubber plug in the exhaust pipe and a fresh oil change ought to do it.

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You're in luck!!

I just happen to have an air conditioned garage here in Florida! Just bring your bike on down and leave the keys with me!! I will be sure that the oil is recirculated regularly and the tires are kept warm...

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That is nice of you Forest, to volunteer to keep his 12R. Feel the love. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> And to even keep the fluids circulated and tires warm. I'm getting teary eyed. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin">

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To zx12Forest.....I like the way your mind works....lucky bastart, to have an airconditioned garage.
But it's nice to know there are still friendly people in the world....i'll remember you in my will....

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Do your prep. Raise the bike off the ground with front and rear stands. Cover the pipe. I use two thick long plasitc bags, then rubber bands over them to keep them closed. Then I wrap her in blankets everywhere, then cover her in plastic. Now I don't know how cold it get's where you live. But if it goes below freezing. Don't worry after this point. It matters in Spring when the bike starts to thaw. This is when you need to worry about moisture most. As soon as it starts getting warm you got to get her up and running. Aside from that you should have no problems. Unless you live in a place where it is constantly rising and falling below freezing. For that I have no advice. Just my 2 cents.

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I am married and mine still spends the winters in the living room. Can't get much better than that.

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Thank you Distortion,

Thats the "bag" i heard about but couldn't find it anywere.
I know that putting her in the livingroom is the best way, i'd really want to do that and my girlfriend has no problems with it, but i live on a 2nd floor apartment and there is no way i can get my baby up.

Thanks for your input.......

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Try California Car Cover Company... They make some really cool items for storing both Bikes and Cars..
Here is their MotorCycle Capsule.. It works great with their heated rod in areas where you will have damp conditions.. such as an unheated garage in the winter.. They also sell the StaDri packs to absorbe moisture

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This is the time of year when I store my bike,it is almost 100 outside. Rememer,,its not the heat,its the stupidity

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Leave it full of gas - I believe that is the best way to prevent a rusty tank.

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Flyboy, where there is a will there's a way. I took the motor out of my 88 ZX10 and removed all the plastic out of the bike, then removed the front wheel and smuggled the bike up the elevator in the middle of the night to my 4th apartment.

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Taking all the other adviceinto consideration, if you are not going to be burning up a full tank of gas for 2-3 months, put Sta-bil in the tank when empty, fill it up and drive it at least 10 minutes.

It will save you ALOT of heartache come spring. Spoiled/evaporated gas causes a boatload of problems.

I put Sta-bil in my lawnmover after the last mow,
my snowblower after the last blow,
and my zx12 after the last go.





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I think they've got it covered. Fill it up, put in stable, run it for awhile. I always take the battery out, but it can get below zero here. If the battery goes dead it will freeze. Cover my pipe with a plastic bag and rubber band to keep moister from migrating in and out of the exhaust. Prior to the above, Fresh oil/filter, lube the chain and clean the air filter. Give her a pat on the gas tank, and cover her up with what ever. I just use an old bed sheet.

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A baggy and rubber band???

Nedragr, you need 3 of those hi-tech orange exhaust plugs.

Just don't forget to pull them when you start the bike, because either

1) The bike won't start if you've pushed it in really hard until someone from Nebraska named Skeeter points it out to you (ref. BH Trip, 2002) or

2) I will shoot across your garage and put a really weird looking rubber burn on your Christy Brinkley (circa 197<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/glasses.gif ALT="8)"> poster.

Either way. it ain't pretty, man.

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I'm glad you came clean on that one Blitz!! Baggie's are cheap! When you got 7 bikes to tend to, can't afford rubber plugs. Just a poor garbageman. Find the bags where I work. $2.00/hr and all I can eat!!

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$3.89 * 7 = < $28.

Buy the plugs, motorcycle boy.... <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin">

jp, check my math equation, here, LOL...

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BLITZ>>>><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/grin.gif ALT=">D"> id yOu say Christine Brinkley>?????Geesh Next I know yer gonna tell me it Hit Your AEROSMITH Neon Felt Painting.....LOL

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Don't judge a book by it's cover, man.

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