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General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Garage Humidity Concerns
« Last post by Raven on January 13, 2018, 01:32:19 PM »
I keep my Moto Guzzi in a tempo garage because it's too big to run down the ramp into my basement with my other bikes. I keep it covered with an inexpensive Nelson-Rigg cover. We had a 2 day 48 F warm spell before getting back into the Arctic Blast. The only condensation I saw was on the fuel tank and only up to where it was filled to. I wiped it off before the flash freeze yesterday.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Still Alive and Kickin'?
« Last post by DesertDragon on January 13, 2018, 12:43:11 PM »
Still "alive and kicking" in 2018 and about to take a short ride (100 miles) to visit a local Walgreens...
Having a 50+mpg bike helps - both in a cheap ride and a lot of fun..
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Still Alive and Kickin'?
« Last post by Adventurer on January 13, 2018, 10:18:04 AM »
General Motorcycle Discussion / Garage Humidity Concerns
« Last post by Adventurer on January 13, 2018, 10:02:08 AM »
We’ve had our fair share of “arctic blasts” and what not this winter, here in NE USA.

However, yesterday we had a one day, 62°F ‘heatwave,’ so I was stoked to get some projects done in my uninsulated and unheated garage and ‘barn’ (pole bldg).

I realize that’s a drastic, unseasonal weather change, yet was shocked at the high humidity nonetheless.

Seemingly everything, including my ‘92 Nighthawk, was covered in condensation!

I’ve since read that I should coat the garage/barn floors, remove the chest freezer, and possibly install some sort of circulating fan, to help combat this, for starters. Of course, two soaked SUV’s will always introduce a ton of moisture regardless.

I noticed if I had stuff laying on top of things, everything underneath appeared dry, so...

Should I use my motorcycle cover, in my garage?

I’m thinking so, as of yesterday.

Any other helpful tips or thoughts on inexpensively combating this?

Unfortunately, finishing off garage/barn interior (insulation/drywall) isn’t an option in the foreseeable future.

Just noticed a pair of brand new, needle nose pliers had already rusted (which I’ll oil), which got my attention.

Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« Last post by Bajakirch on January 11, 2018, 12:21:46 PM »
While I didn't log that kind of 'pants mileage, I still felt good about doing around 6k this year.

I kicked off the season with a belated 50th B-Day present to myself, moving on from my '98 Kawasaki Concours (that replaced my NH) to a '12 Suzuki V-Strom 650.

In June, we had a small gathering of other NHF-ers for our (sorta) annual Wisconsin-Illinois Ride.

A couple of weeks later, I was out on my own, looking to earn my 'Rustic Roads Wisconsin' patch.

In July, I finally got in a trip up to Copper Harbor, MI, on the Lake Superior shore, after 2 prior failed attempts.

August brought my last overnight MC trip. A buddy and I met up for some riding through the Alphabet Roads of southwest Wisconsin, then I peeled off and ran along the Mississippi until I found a good place to lay my head. That turned out to be the city of LaCrosse, where they happened to be celebrating their annual Irish Fest (at the Oktoberfest Grounds).

My last group ride of the season was in October, at the twice-annual (spring & fall) Slimey Crud Run. aycaramba and poligrafovich joined me for a ride through my neighborhood.

While my riding season officially ended in early December (I got a couple of commutes in during the first week), I was able to finish the year well -- I used some accumulated birthday & Xmas gift cards to stock up on some supplies for winter projects:  new front tire, universal oil filter tool, bead seat, angle grinder, and Alpinestar motorcycling socks (not pictured...and yes, there is such a thing).

I can't wait for my new riding season to begin!
Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« Last post by hppants on January 10, 2018, 06:12:38 AM »
Thanks for reading my report.

My current bike is a 2014 Yamaha FJR1300A.  This is the 3rd FJR that I've owned and I really like this platform for the type of riding I do.
Your Ride Reports / Re: Favorite 2017 Memories
« Last post by Hawks Nest on January 09, 2018, 11:57:05 AM »

Awesome memories, Pants. Wishing the you the best for 2018.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Need right side cover '83 CB650SC
« Last post by Sporto on January 08, 2018, 05:17:28 AM »
I have both RH and LH from a 1984 Nighthawk, factory black.  Pins intact.  Please PM me your phone number and I can send you a pic and shipped price for one or both.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Re: Need right side cover '83 CB650SC
« Last post by Raven on January 07, 2018, 05:02:21 AM »
The right side is unobtainium. The right side cover blew off my daughters '83 550 when I was doing about 90 mph. After searching the roadside for about 1 1/2 hours at dusk, I found it 12 miles from home just as I was going to give up. They are also impossible to find.
General Motorcycle Discussion / Need right side cover '83 CB650SC
« Last post by Ovation56 on January 06, 2018, 08:34:28 PM »
It's the deep royal blue--I believe they call it "Pearl Blue." The color code is PB-123P-A. But I'll take whatever color I can get and have it painted as necessary!! As long as it's got the plastic snaps to snap it into the receiving holes on the bike!
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