Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Brighton, ON, Canada
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Don't store your bike over the winter under a cover outdoors if you can avoid it. I did this with a previous bike once, it was enough to learn to never do it again. It will rust as covers trap moisture and blowing snow will get up under the cover. I do use a cover over my bike to store it for the winter in a garage, but only to keep the dust off. If you are forced to store it outdoors under a cover or in a damp location spray the bike down (frame, engine, bolts, chain, brake disks, etc.) with fogging/misting oil first. It will make a mess but you can clean it off in the spring. Bikes do not use the same anti corrosive primers as cars and rust and corrode extremely readily.
Thanks TW. I neglected to mention that over the winter I store my bike in the garage. (I added that to the original post).
2012 Kawasaki Versys 1000
2012 Honda Gold Wing 1800
Last edited by CuddyBuddy; 11-09-2017 at 01:35 PM.