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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-30-2015, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Winter walkout basement bike storage?

My supreme commander was a bit up set when she came home and found my V in the basement. I had it in the barn, which is not heated and found chicken food under my seat. I would like to hear how many of you store your bike indoors. I imagine it is good for the battery, vinyl, rubber among others. Please share your thoughts. Thanks.
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take a couple thousand dollars of her stuff and put it out in the barn. see if she brings it back inside.


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take a couple thousand dollars of her stuff and put it out in the barn. see if she brings it back inside.


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Sounds like a quick way to a fight. Just be like silv and put all your stuff in the kitchen
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i had mine in the living room last year, this year its on my front porch due to still riding,but its a covered porch and the bike is under a cover and has a tender plugged in
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Thanks,

Wanted to show a bunch of others that storage indoors, to wife. Not to many responses so far.
Should of chose a better title I suppose.
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Well, there are probably not too many responses because storage completely inside is probably rare (other than a garage). If that is your storage in the picture, that looks perfectly fine to me and I am sure my wife would be OK in that situation. Now, sitting in the living room, probably not. As for us, all 3 bikes are in the garage. Tell your wife that indoor storage will save money (tires rotting, dead battery, gas congealing and requiring a tune up, etc) and then the two of you can put that money towards ____________________(insert your wife's favorite project here). GOOD LUCK and keep us posted.
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Just tell her all pieces of art are to be proudly displayed inside the home.
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Mine is in a similar situation. The shed isn't heated, yet, so I dragged it into the basement. Of course, I have nobody around to tell me no!
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Thanks for the response.
Will keep ya posted. Love my 13 V
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It just makes sense to park your bike inside, if possible.

I had a battery last 7+ years and a couple of others are on 6 years, and counting.
You can clean it, add stuff or whatever when it's too cold outside. Etc.

Yes, we have a walk-out basement. It's an excellent place to park your motorcycle(s)
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It just makes sense to park your bike inside, if possible.

I had a battery last 7+ years and a couple of others are on 6 years, and counting.
You can clean it, add stuff or whatever when it's too cold outside. Etc.

Yes, we have a walk-out basement. It's an excellent place to park your motorcycle(s)
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Nice! Are there three Versyses (Versi?) in that photo?

I keep my bike (and car) in the garage, BTW. Batteries, paint, tires, etc. will all last a lot longer if not exposed to freezing temperatures. What's a basement for if not to store stuff?

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Built the house I'm living in now with 9ft basement walls. I have a shop in the basement with 7ft garage door. that's where all the toys go, riding lawn mower, 5x8 enclosed trailer, heck I can even get my full sized van in it for service. I never build a house without a walk out basement. Even poured a concrete pad and drive way so big that the flat worker ask if I was going to land a helicopter there!!
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Sounds like a quick way to a fight. Just be like silv and put all your stuff in the kitchen
My post was mostly in jest, my point however was the need to get your wife to understand the value of keeping it inside. what is gained or saved. making a parallel explanation of what she could lose if something she valued was stored in the barn is one way (without actually having to move anything to the barn)
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I was laughing out loud at some of the replies. I could imagine this same scenario happening if my wife and I didn't have a garage to store a cycle in. I agree with everyone though, that keeping it out of the blistering cold temps will help save on future expenses caused by the weather. If I would have found a trace of anything chicken related on my bike, I'd be having chicken for dinner...
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I'm lucky enough to have garages at both houses, so my Vs stay inside unless I'm riding.

When my wife says she'd like her car parked in there - I say "No! That's WHY God put roofs on cars... so they can stay outside!"

(Except when we leave BC in the winter, or AZ in the summer - then the car's in TOO, on stands w/ battery removed.)

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kballowe, you and Jim Nazium got a problem.....................which bike to ride and when, guess you can choose depending on mood and destination!!
Pretty cool guys. Hey Jim, where do you get those "watch for motorcycles" signs? I see them every where but don't know where a person gets them.
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