View Full Version : Storing a bike outside..does it gotta be a certain temp???

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

03-30-2011, 9:09 PM

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

03-30-2011, 9:19 PM

Protect your investment homie.

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

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