winter cover suggestions

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by flyin64, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. flyin64

    flyin64 Member

    I saw that a previous post was closed so I started a new one.

    98 low rider - used to store in my heated garage but am moving and will use an unheated garage that the mice/squirrels love.

    My cotton pull over cover has always done great work but I have not had moisture or rodent concerns.

    I want a good way to keep dust and moisture off. Plus - are rodents getting into the wires a risk?

    let me have it compadres

  2. dbmg

    dbmg Guest

    You definitely need to do preventative maintenance as to rodents. If the can fit heir head in they will enter bike and nest along with eating wiring and what ever else tastes good. Hopefully you have a electrical outlet for battery tender.
    My garage is in the house though not completely heated. I clean bike cover with sheet then cover with motorcycle cover. I plug exhaust and set a couple traps for 1st time last year mice got in garage and I caught them. Found acorns under seat and air filter assembly this is why traps were set.
  3. JerryL

    JerryL Member

    Stuffing rags into the ends of your pipe might deter rodents from entering through there. Rodents will wreck havoc on a bike if allowed to get to them. You might want to invest in one of the blow up bubbles to put you bike in.
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I put a heavy cotton dust cover over my bike when it is resting in the winter and i do not have a problem with rodents because my cat kills most of them although sometimes he brings them into the house alive and the dog gets them and kills them

  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

  6. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

    Moth balls help.
    Steel wool in the mufflers and seal up the A/C. Mice can crawl in and build a nest in the cylinder. Big problem when spring comes and you have a nest in there.
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

    Would it be hard to plug/seal the garage w/insulation foam & lay rodent traps/poison around to control the vermin? I'd seal & kill the rodent problem then cover/secure bike on lift & place mothballs, damp-rid paks and poison all around. Wouldn't even hurt to get a cat in there to lay some scent...
  8. Softtail Deuce

    Softtail Deuce New Member

    Or maybe park it in the living room....:s
  9. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

    Excellent suggestions. People underestimate the damage that rodents do. And you're right, prevent them from entering the garage/home in the first place. ;-)
  10. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

    I wish I had room...

    Ours stay in an unheated space. But just like everybody else said, try to plug all the holes, both on the bike and in the building. I use mouse poison, traps, and mothballs all around. I don't have power to the storage shed so the batteries come out and get put in warm place for the winter.