yeah the wife has two Siamese, I dont know if it's only our cat Chester but he's a nosy dumb cat that has scratched my sidecar and bike seat when he fell off while snoozing on my seat...jeez he's pissing me off!!! get rat bait in bait tins...no scratches or mice do do, in a very short while.
I'm thinking the soft part of the inner motorcycle cover is being used for mouse nests? Maybe that is why those mo fo's are getting too close to your bike... I used to live in the country and any kind of soft material would get ripped off in my garage for mouse nests.
Mice need to chew to wear their inscissors down. They love chewing on electrical wiring ! They can haul over a pound of dog food or corn up inside the fairings ! I've seen popcorn flying out of mufflers already, lots of it !
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We get alot of cars towed in from rural areas with wire harnesses chewed from rats & mice. Turns out , the insulation used on most electrical wire is made from a peanut oil base. They absolutely love it.