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I found my SCR dripping wet today in my unheated uninsulated garage.... I built a ramp on the front steps and with my Sons help, I got it into the dining room for the winter. It cant be good for it to get soaking wet like that on and off all winter.
 

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I got it into the dining room for the winter.
If I moved my bike into the dining room I'm certain the remainder of my belongings would end up in the garage.
 

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I found my SCR dripping wet today in my unheated uninsulated garage.... I built a ramp on the front steps and with my Sons help, I got it into the dining room for the winter. It cant be good for it to get soaking wet like that on and off all winter.
I used to have my Z1 in the spare bedroom.

Hey now you have a nice warm place to install your forward controls!
 

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My garage is unheated and (relatively) uninsulated, and gets pretty damp in winter too. I run a dehumidifier most of the winter, and that's usually enough to keep it at bay. The bikes' on a lift too, so it's not on the damp floor.
I'd love to get the bike in the house tho!
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I keep mine under the carport and today after a few days of covering it I took the cover off to find that the mirror arms are starting to get rust spots.... I suppose I should treat it like a firearm? 0000 wool and some CLP? Throw some finishing paste on it to stop rust further? Suppose I consider myself lucky since it's about the only part I could imagine getting rusty on the bike.
 

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Can u get ACF50 in the US? Good stuff, and would prevent that.
 

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Can u get ACF50 in the US? Good stuff, and would prevent that.
I never heard of ACF50 so I did some reasearch. We can get it in the US, but it is quite expensive. You say it's good stuff? Sounds like WD40 on steroids. But I'm willing to give it a try since I have several refurbished bikes that are stored inside a pole barn with a gravel floor. I am constantly chasing surface rust and corrosion on those poor bikes. Thanks for sharing that with us.
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Yeah - all-year-round bikers in the U.K. swear by it. Cover the bike in it in autumn, leave it on all winter - not washing the bike - and wash it off in spring. From what I remember, it actually 'switches off' rust by reacting with it and neutralising it chemically. It creeps too, so gets in all the nooks and crannies. It can be a bit of a faff to apply - aerosol is the best way - but if you were laying up the SCR over winter, you could just paint it on the exposed metal parts with a paintbrush. A little goes a long way too.
Hope it helps.
Ben
 
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Yeah - all-year-round bikers in the U.K. swear by it. Cover the bike in it in autumn, leave it on all winter - not washing the bike - and wash it off in spring. From what I remember, it actually 'switches off' rust by reacting with it and neutralising it chemically. It creeps too, so gets in all the nooks and crannies. It can be a bit of a faff to apply - aerosol is the best way - but if you were laying up the SCR over winter, you could just paint it on the exposed metal parts with a paintbrush. A little goes a long way too.
Hope it helps.
Ben
Good tip because I always wanted to ride in the winter but was always concerned about what salt would do to it. Living in the city often they put down a lot of salt in certain areas just for liability purposes but of course not good for our bikes.
 
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