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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
 

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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
Good reminder Johnny. I must admit to never hearing about bringing oil and waxes in from the freezing cold. Paint, yes, but not the other stuff you mentioned.
 

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I have had wax freeze and come spring didn't think it gave me the same shine. This stuff we have sitting around in the garage is not cheap so why take the chance.
As for the oil I did read in that oil guys form who brought it up so why not.
Kind a like putting some wood or carpet under your tires to keep them off the cement.
 

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don't for get to bring all your wax's inside a long with chemicals and open bottles of oil even full bottles of oil. Don't for get spray paint.
If you go in and out of garage condensation can form in the oil and wax's will loose there potency.

Never start your bike in the winter unless your going for a hour ride.
Starting it for ten or fifteen minuets does more harm then good.
Great info here! Of course while I'm typing this it's 75 in Phoenix. We have a cold snap coming though...it might only be 69 this weekend :ride: bbbbrrrrrrrrr:devil
 
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Great info here! Of course while I'm typing this it's 75 in Phoenix. We have a cold snap coming though...it might only be 69 this weekend :ride: bbbbrrrrrrrrr:devil
I think an appropriate FU is in order here :D :D
 
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I think an appropriate FU is in order here :D :D
:p:ltr::nanana:
You're right...that was inappropriate...BTW I was wrong, it's 78 outside, I just popped a beer and lit the grill to cook some steaks.

I am so bad :devil
 

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I guess I've been in the Southwest too long. We don't get the extreme cold you all up North get except in places like Flagstaff.

Even Denver doesn't suffer from the kind of cold you all get up there.

Good info though Johnny and thanks for sharing. Down here we forget what you all have to put up with every Winter. The reminder is good.
 

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The good part of having a heated garage, the downside is the power bill.
 
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The good part of having a heated garage, the downside is the power bill.
Heating's no problem in OZ:smile
Its the air-con that cranks up the power bill.
Great weather for night-riding here at the moment,
Just had a great run back up the highway cruising nice at 3000 in 6th
 

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Always wanted a AC garage .... Can be HOT here ..
 

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What would be an appropriate temperature for my garage to store my bike? I currently have it set to 40F when no one is in there, just my bikes.
 

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Always wanted a AC garage .... Can be HOT here ..
How's the humidity there? It fluctuates here in the summer. When it's low I use a roll around swamp cooler. Otherwise the fan still works without the water flow. Works pretty good as long as I stay in one spot in front of it.

I've been thinking about getting one of those propane patio heaters for the Winter or some other propane powered heater.
 

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What would be an appropriate temperature for my garage to store my bike? I currently have it set to 40F when no one is in there, just my bikes.
I don't think it matters if you have the batteries removed and stored somewhere closer to room temp. Cold makes the batteries less effective but heat is what kills them.

My 3 vehicles are all on a trickle charger right now because I don't ride or drive them everyday and even when I do; it may not be for enough distance to charge the battery well enough.
 

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Never thought about the humidity. During the cold of winter I'd imagine the humidity is pretty low. I took the battery out of one bike and have the other on a trickle charger. I have a natural gas garage heater, works really good. When I want to get away from the wife I crank it up to 65F and in ten minutes I'm cozy by the beer fridge.
 

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No heat in my garage and the coldest it gets is 10 above. Of course I don't start the bike. Battery companies say keep in cool dry place. So with tender on it sitting in the garage should be fine and not freeze.
If you have money to burn heat the garage but if garage doesn't get below zero you should be fine.
Think of all the boats, motor homes and the farm tractors whatever that sit outside and come spring they fire up and go.

Humidity is bad and when it happens here I run a oscillating fan 24/7 to keep the tools and bike from getting covered in moisture. Come spring I'm going to put a turbine vent on top of the garage and the shed. Then the wind can help dry them out
 

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:p:ltr::nanana:
You're right...that was inappropriate...BTW I was wrong, it's 78 outside, I just popped a beer and lit the grill to cook some steaks.

I am so bad :devil
Stop it or the entire country will move here it's crowded enough. :wink

Friday I'm going on an all day ride haha.
 
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