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Old 09-18-2017, 01:39 PM   #1
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Storing a bike indoors...

So i've got my family room coming along pretty well and have a perfect spot to keep the cafe bike as a piece of "decoration/art" so to speak. Has anybody stored a bike in their living quarters before have any advice? I like the idea of a "wet" storage meaning just draining the carbs and fuel tank but leaving the oil in the case. I will have the battery removed and don't plan to ride it ever again really, my concerns are more so gas vapors from the tank/tire rubber smells, etc...

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Old 09-18-2017, 01:50 PM   #2
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It looks baller to me! My advice is to stay single and have many large breasted women adorn themselves on it nightly. Oh and don't forget to wear the gopro


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Old 09-18-2017, 02:17 PM   #3
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I shall post some POV footage shortly after it happens, but first I need to make sure gas vapors and the smell of rubber are below the tolerance level of said large breasted women
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Old 09-18-2017, 02:29 PM   #4
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How you get the women in the state of mind you want them in is your business.

That looks awesome.

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Old 09-18-2017, 03:53 PM   #5
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I was looking at this picture again and there seems to be something missing. Where is the fishbowl of Durex's on the mantle? I think it would make a great conversation piece, especially for the ladies who don't like motorcycles.


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Old 09-18-2017, 07:22 PM   #6
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I have. The bike will take on the smells of the house in time.i did have a small area rug from wheel to wheel incase any leak happened
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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I have. The bike will take on the smells of the house in time.i did have a small area rug from wheel to wheel incase any leak happened
That was my concern, some random bit of fluid leaking out and screwing up the floor.

Otherwise looks killer.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:17 PM   #8
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I have. The bike will take on the smells of the house in time.i did have a small area rug from wheel to wheel incase any leak happened
Ah this was my concern, it's not the other way around as in the house takes on the smells of the bike? I have a mat already on order for it invase of any oil droppings.
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Old 09-19-2017, 06:18 AM   #9
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Looks nice.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:40 AM   #10
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Well, gas smells. Even a little bit of gas does.

I think I'd leave the gas cap off in the garage for a while, and hit the tank with compressed air several times to drive out the fumes, or place a fan as close as possible to the opening to help dry it out.
Would also remove the carbs and drain/dry them out with the same process until you're sure there's no 'moisture' left.

Then.... I'd park it inside.

Had a friend long ago who's dad parked a 1964 BMW right inside the front door in the atrium. You open the door and BOOM, there's a headlight!
Always thought that was cool.

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