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Skyhigh88
03-30-2011, 11:10 AM
So it's almost 50 it's gettin warmer up here in wi...it's no supposed to get below freezing anymore it looks like. Is it safe to ge my bike outta my ps garage and bring it home. I'd obviously cover it. Any ideas? Sunny and high 40s today got the itch.

toddxolsen
03-30-2011, 12:22 PM
Did you have it in a fully heated garage or storage space? Or in your living room? If not it was probably in temperatures even lower than what it is now outside. The bike can be outside in any temperatures. Moisture is it's #1 enemy not cold temps. Cold temps can mess with the fluids but it's got to be for a long period of time or extremely low temps.

ARBY
03-30-2011, 12:29 PM
Yeah, moisture is a real problem. If you cover it, use a VENTED cover or one that does not have a liner that holds moisture. If you use a cheap plastic cover your bike will rust like an old battle ship in no time. Hot temps will screw up a bike faster than cold temps.

Skyhigh88
03-30-2011, 12:43 PM
K thanks. It was somewhat a heated garage. Stayed around 40. At nite it will get down in the 30s still. Thanks for the help. Going either this afternoon or tomorrow. Just gotta lock tite a couple things and I'll be set

Skyhigh88
03-30-2011, 12:48 PM
Is this a ok cover then? Rather than pay 100 for a hd one. Says it's vented but has a liner.

http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/564343-deluxe_motorcycle_cover.html?lref=%2fcatalog%2ffin d.aspx%3ft%3dMotorcycle%2bcover

Thanks again. Been using just a sheet in the garage

BeetleJuice
03-30-2011, 1:38 PM
My dad had that same cover for his goldwing, says he loved it and didnt have any problems trapping moisture in.

Skyhigh88
03-30-2011, 1:47 PM
K thanks. Hopefully get it here tomm

toddxolsen
03-30-2011, 9:09 PM
http://www.dowco-inc.com/

mine was under one of these all winter long. A few of my bikes have been. For a few winters

NHMike
03-30-2011, 9:19 PM
http://www.cycleshell.com/

Protect your investment homie.

Check CL and eBay (where I found mine) for good prices!!

Skyhigh88
03-30-2011, 9:19 PM
Thanks. I can storemine in a garage but then gotta go get it etc if wanna ride. Just trying to get it here so can ride. 45 is warm enough for me