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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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F*&#%#$@ken rain,,,

Dunn get me wrong, I'm a wildland FF and LOVE the rain in the winter to keep the fire season in check during the summer,,,, but my scooter is constant0ly covered in a light mist-like layer of water ,,, even on the dry days with high RH,,,,, is there a cover or trick I can do to keep it dry,,,, I'll bring the SOB in the living room if I can't find a solution
PS; it's kept in my barn now, covered but open to the air
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I'm smellin what your steppin in Bro,,,
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Screw it. Just park it in the living room.

The dog is like wtf is this.....
Ahh, never mind, I'll figure it out after a nap lol

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I don't believe that Harley Bubble will help in humid air,

That Bubble has a fan and you'd be constantly replenishing moist air.



I believe I'd get me about 8-10 $5 big size silica gel packs,

then sew silica gel packs into 4 corners of couple of big towels

and get into the habit of rotating them thru the oven about every week,



a couple of hours at 240F and they're good as new. I'd set up a specific place

where I was always going to park, put a larger plastic barrier on the ground

that I'd pull up and around the bike and pretty much seal it in airtight,

when I was ready. I'd park the bike, cover it with the gel pack drape

and a soft dry blanket then a first plastic layer hung down from on top,

then pull up the outer plastic layer and seal it. Re-wrap it in freshly cooked

gel packs every week, on a dry day. Maybe get a cheap weather station

with a remote probe to check humidity inside the wrapper.

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The dog is like wtf is this.....
Ahh, never mind, I'll figure it out after a nap lol
Lol, that is funny chit.

Dunno if you have stored the bike for winter or if you are still riding it? If you are storing it for a couple months then maybe something I learned about from a local old timer who's vintage BSA looks like the day he took it home new. Every winter when he stored it he gave it a thorough cleaning (never with a hose), made sure it was bone dry, then covered the entire bike (anything that was metal) in a very thin film of plain old motor oil. In spring he took a dry shop towel and wiped it down and got as much off as he could. I would imagine the first few rides of the season were a bit smelly from residual oil burning off but I'll tell you, it certainly did work.

There wasn't a single spec of rust anywhere on that bike. Not on the frame, spokes, any chrome, nowhere.


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