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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 09:47 AM
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if you do NOT visit your motorcycle storage area Daily..

critters are a real problem... mice, chipmunks etc...

air box, into seats, under seat, mufflers/pipes, battery area...

they are not JUST looking for food... a safe place to nest...
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if you do NOT visit your motorcycle storage area Daily..

critters are a real problem... mice, chipmunks etc...

air box, into seats, under seat, mufflers/pipes, battery area...

they are not JUST looking for food... a safe place to nest...
Very good point Chuck, certinally something to add to the list. I do not have that problem, my grage is heated, fairly sealed up and besides my cat is always on duty out there.

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Kevin's helpful hint #58.


If you're going to have a cat in order to keep the critters at bay.....


Get a real cat. One with skills. One that's not afraid to think big



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How to Winterize your Motorcycle

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Don't winterize - modify!
Winter is the season I pull the bike apart, clean it up all pretty and do a bunch of maintenance. Maximize enjoyment of riding weather by getting the work done when the weather is crap.

Polishing wheels, buffing paint, changing fluids, cleaning brakes, polishing anything aluminum, removing every bit of corrosion you find, etc., etc.
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The cats around here like to sharpen their claws on vinyl and leather. I like my cat but don't trust him .Stabil in gas and carb is most important . I take my tank off and dry it out , keep it in the house over winter , along with my seat....i drain my carb and fill with fogging oil as my garage isn't heated.learned about doing that with boat motors
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The cats around here like to sharpen their claws on vinyl and leather.

Ahhh - I see your point.



Mine aren't allowed in the bike area un-escorted. They like to jump up on the work bench and watch what's going on - but never had an issue with them getting on the bikes. Still, I never leave them alone in the bike area.



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Getting ready to change out the front fork seals. I believe I have everything needed and should be able to start this project first thing Monday morning. After this part of my Winter projects, All I have to do is detail my bike up real good, put it in it's "Winter spot", attach the trickel charger, toss the cover on and waite till Spring.

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Kevin's helpful hint #58.


If you're going to have a cat in order to keep the critters at bay.....


Get a real cat. One with skills. One that's not afraid to think big


That is awesome. Could have used that cat this last year. A woodchuck snuck into my buddy's shop. Tore the hell out of the bathroom after it locked itself in there. Of course I think the cat would say screw that I am out! Lol

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