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    Winter Storage Cover

    I read a short article about a moisture-proof winter storage cover in a recent issue of the Owners News. Can't seem to track down the vendor. Can someone point me in the right direction?

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    rickt

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    Are you looking for a cover for outdoor parking, as in rain, sleet, wind and snow? I see you're from MN so that's a tall order and a simple cover might not do it. There is a device whose name I can't remember where you ride the bike onto its floor and pull a self-supporting tent up and over. Looks kinda like a connestoga wagon. It seals the bike in because its floor is attached to the sides. Locks, too. Anyfody know what it's called?

    Of course, if you just want a winter cover to use in your garage, that's a bit easier. I just use an old, flannel bedsheet.

    pete

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    I use my Dowco cover in the driveway until gets pretty cold & in early spring until bike goes inside. It isn't bothered by a load of snow as they are heavy canvas. The issue for me is that the mice & chipmunks get under there if covered too long in one place. Had a house wrens nest this summer in the empty space in front of the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    I use my Dowco cover in the driveway until gets pretty cold & in early spring until bike goes inside. It isn't bothered by a load of snow as they are heavy canvas. The issue for me is that the mice & chipmunks get under there if covered too long in one place. Had a house wrens nest this summer in the empty space in front of the battery.
    Mothballs.

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    There's a long thread on ADV now about mice/rats in vehicles. Mothballs say some, others say they still come. Where do you place the mothballs on your bike? Do they bother seat vinyl for example?
    One of my storage issues is mud daubers! Seems they head for every 3/16"-3/8" dia hole on a machine! I have to remember to check all my 2 cycle mufflers & so on every so often!!! On our cars (back in the woods) the chipmunks eat acorns on top the plastic engine covers(why do we need them anyway?) but never eat the wires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    On our cars (back in the woods) the chipmunks eat acorns on top the plastic engine covers(why do we need them anyway?) but never eat the wires.
    Acorns, if available, taste better than polyethylene.

    As for covers, breathibility is important. Am impermeable cover traps moisture under the cover.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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