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    Fantastic replies, ACF50 looks like the best stuff to buy.

    I swear the other week, a couple got a bit saucy over my XJR1300 there were used condoms dotted around the bike. I knew i should have covered it over.

    Top reply fanum, i will stop worrying so much about things. Geesh.

    I have had to get the wall at the front of the house made shorter to get the bikes in, they are getting too heavy to keep lifting the back end round whilst i try and hold it up right from the rear. (needs pictures really)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Onahi View Post
    yeah

    Ive had my GS for 7 years, same battery, its really Fecked it up big time

    Ive got a garage, but ill leave it out on the road.

    Typical shite reply Bill

    Look, my first post for a while and you've got me going all ready !!
    Why are you getting your panties in a twist Nigel??

    It's nice that you've got a garage.......well done......

    I haven't, so I've got no choice....why does that make you so angry?

    Do a search of dead batteries here and see how many report that they have their battery on an optimate.....you may have been lucky, that's nice........but why does what I think about the damage that optimates may or may not do do make you so angry?

    You not getting enough or something??

    Your teddy's on the floor mate...you wanna go pick it up before it gets too cold??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    Why are you getting your panties in a twist Nigel??

    It's nice that you've got a garage.......well done......

    I haven't, so I've got no choice....why does that make you so angry?

    Do a search of dead batteries here and see how many report that they have their battery on an optimate.....you may have been lucky, that's nice........but why does what I think about the damage that optimates may or may not do do make you so angry?

    You not getting enough or something??

    Your teddy's on the floor mate...you wanna go pick it up before it gets too cold??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onahi View Post
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    I want a cuddle
    Have you changed your socks today????


    Doh OK then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    Have you changed your socks today????


    Doh OK then


    tell you what lets just ride and keep out batterys healthy sod the garages
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    Outside, no option. A nylony breathable (so they say) cover is the best it gets. A bucket of warm water with Turtle wax in it - no hose either.
    Warm water because I am not putting my hands in cold, OK.

    ACF50, far too expensive - Mr. Sheen and occassionally WD40 from Wilcos when it is on a BOGOF or a 50% extra deal - then i buy three or four!

    Doesn't look to bad for an new girl, well new by my standards - only changed to it 3 years ago, now 6 years old. One before lasted from 1981! RS100.

    Just wash it when you get home each day, it only takes 15 minutes. When you're finished the toast is ready - you know this because the "toast is burnt again" alarm goes off. Poached eggs will be hard, too.

    Alternative. Burn toast and hard cook eggs before you do the bike.

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    winter

    hi
    my old gs was only ever rode in the wet winters , 3 in total , 15000 miles .sports bike for the summer , 3 years of not cleaning and only a stone chip on a fork leg ,its exposed to sea air 24/7.
    first day was the only day it looked nice . underneath was coated in waxoyl , tank stands ,linkage plus fork legs abs ring,handle bars .shaft ,insides of frame work , nuts and bolts ,just about everywhere ,alloy can ,Remus . used to stink when hot , everything else was rubbed over regular with 20/50 motor oil or anything else i could get my hands on ,ac 50 in switch gear . first time i done this to a bike .the only problems i had was a sticking brake caliper after the first winter because i washed it and left it for a few days . also the oil in the engine went milky ,cold water hitting the hot engine and caused condensation so i never washed it again when i sold it it was real bad to get off , but no corrosion . so the goo works . every thing i own metal gets that treatment now and it works but you have to keep on top of it . inland would not need this quite extreme effort , salted roads for the few weeks in winter would be as bad though .
    hope this helps pb

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    Mine sleeps outside, up by the window there.

    An old sweat shirt with the arms cut off goes over the screen, then a soft cover, then a nylon waterproof cover, then a large plastic waterproof cover over everything. If windy I have a strap goes over and round to stop it blowing away or chaffing.

    Never hurt the 'bikes, always in top condition, no one would ever know any of my 'bikes have slept outside

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky View Post
    Mine sleeps outside, up by the window there.

    An old sweat shirt with the arms cut off goes over the screen, then a soft cover, then a nylon waterproof cover, then a large plastic waterproof cover over everything. If windy I have a strap goes over and round to stop it blowing away or chaffing.

    Never hurt the 'bikes, always in top condition, no one would ever know any of my 'bikes have slept outside

    Get those new (six months too late but never mind ) crash bars off and spray them black Micky FFS!!

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    PS looks to be a useful little space under there for a tool roll

    That where ya gonna put it....I remember you saying something along those lines
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    Always outside and rarely under a cover nowadays
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    Get those new (six months too late but never mind ) crash bars off and spray them black Micky FFS!!

    But I quite like 'em Bill

    They go with the finish on the pannier mount rails

    Anyway ... they suit my shy introvert personality

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    I've kept all my bikes outside sometimes covered but most of the time I forget. A quick wash down with the hose after riding and a good wash every now and then seems to do the job.

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    My HD 'Scruffy Glide' lives outside... 'Cos I've got no garage!

    The GS will have to as well ;-) Hoping it holds up better though!

    I use plenty of 'Asda Multi Spray' it's £1 (or less) for 400ml.

    It leaves a waxy residue on the bike that seems to protect it.

    Never used the ACF stuff, so I don't know if it's much worse.


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    I've never had a garage.

    Bike spends its time parked up under a lightweight cover that lets 'some' rain through... but fends most off.

    Prefer that to these so called 100% waterproof covers that when/if the sun comes out turn into mini saunas.

    bike looks good despite being 10yrs old this december.


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