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Offline Notty

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winter in a damp garage
« on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 07:50 pm »
Put the bike away at then of October ,before the salt went down. Covered with a genuine Suzuki breathable cover and it winter in a damp garage. Its the first winter I didnt spray any protector stuff and bugger !! :bugga:
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 08:14 pm »
That's upsetting.

Last winter I had to move the 14 to a damp garage. Put bed sheets over her. A few days later I checked and the sheets were damp and the ss brake disks had light rust. left the sheets off and now 2 winters without corrosion.

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 08:35 pm »
Ride all year round, that will stop it.
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 08:54 pm »
No wonder so many Poms in Oz.

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 09:06 pm »
That's pretty upsetting to look at.

looks like you have a last minute "winter project"  :mwink:
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #5 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 01:53 am »
That's a real bugger Notty.  Give it a wash down with warm or hot soapy water, jetwash off.  Then the polishing can begin again.   


I'm surprised it got like that, Speedy used to leave his outside (covered) all year & he didn't get that.  Looks like it's been submerged in the sea for 3 months.
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #6 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 02:26 am »
A good wash and spray with acf50
See how that comes up  :cheers:
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 03:13 am »
I think it's like Andre said - the covers actually make things worse because they trap moisture.

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:01 am »
I am surprised at that I've got the bike hide cover it's the one that has a frame breath vents and I do use the bike through out and I've never had that on mine 
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:07 am »
They all do that sir.

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:08 am »
Forgot to say as disheartening as it is in sure a man of your talents and determination will bring it back to its very best .
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #11 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 05:49 pm »
Ive allways found the so called breathable bike covers rubbish and find that the bike does much better without a cover plus you can see whats going on and rectify any issue before it takes hold .
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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #12 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 06:39 pm »
That’s a real shame Notty, but sure you will get it back to its former glory  :onya:

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #13 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 07:15 pm »
Have to say I only used a lightweight dust cover when the bike was garaged (at old house) and never had any issue.    Nowadays it is outside and have used the same dust cover with a weatherproof cover over the top when in winter storage... again no issues.   I think a lot depends on the humidity levels in a garage, but in my view don't use a big cover in a garage ... unless its heated with good ventilation! 

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Re: winter in a damp garage
« Reply #14 on: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 09:18 pm »
I use a lightweight dust cover. But, still cover the whole bike - apart from seat, rotors and tyres in either GT85 or WD40. Done this for years. Never a problem. Comes up like a new pin every spring.

I do not ride in winter. Did do. Through no choice though. Now my 14 is just for nice weather.
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