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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Each April when the frost is coming out of the ground condensation forms on shedded equipment, despite ventilatilation efforts. Spraying down chrome truck wheels with a light oil is very effective.

Would it be effective to spray down my motorcycle with diesel fuel and just give it a good spring bath? I'd sure to keep it looking new as long as possible.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would think diesel fuel would be a little hard on the rubber hoses and any wiring on it. I sure wouldn't. I used to keep mine in my ex-outlaws basement during the winter.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Only way to do it is a climate control room to store it in. No spray etc will do it and most will either not work or hurt parts of it.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I have noticed that there is a lot more likely to be condensation on heavy things like housings, weights, counterweights, etc. that take a long tome to heat up as warmer moist air moves in. I expect that the light tubing of a motorcycle would have far fewer condensation events than a heavy piece of equipment.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

LOTS of guys give them a good bath, followed by a liberal coating (everything) with Pledge and put it under a breathable cover.

Come riding season, the Pledge will come off with Windex and engine heat, then it's time for a good wax.

Don't use the lemon scent, or you'll have bees everywhere come spring.......
 
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had a friend that pulled the handlebars, bags and crash bar. Then moved it into the living room. Of course his wife didn't like it much.

It was a old Harley. Don't know how she handled the oil in the carpet.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

build a crate around it, stick a little heater in the crate. You just need to keep it a few degrees above the surroundings to prevent condensation.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

If it's as bad as you say, you may want to remove the spark plugs and fog the cylinder walls. They do something like that with outboard engines.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It'd be in the house if there was a way to do it, (walk-out basement). I've thought some about the crate idea. May do something like that yet. I'd just hate to have it sitting around eleven months/year.

I do plan on parking it on a 4 x 6 rubber cow mat. It isless of a problem in my insulated shop, but I really don't have room (22 x 34 building). I will be keeping it in our uninsulated garage.

I'll figure something out.



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Condensation...Rust Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Glenn F. wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:11:55 11/15/12) It'd be in the house if there was a way to do it, (walk-out basement). I've thought some about the crate idea. May do something like that yet. I'd just hate to have it sitting around eleven months/year.

I do plan on parking it on a 4 x 6 rubber cow mat. It isless of a problem in my insulated shop, but I really don't have room (22 x 34 building). I will be keeping it in our uninsulated garage.

I'll figure something out.



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Glenn F. (NE WI)


I am fortunate to have a 40x50x17 building. I put stuff up in the air on pallet racks and a mezzanine, but then I have a fork lift. You could build a shelf on a wall and put your scoot under it and store other stuff above.
 
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