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Keeping a bike outdoors rust-free - October 18, 2006, 08:39 PM

Wondering if anyone has any suggestions on bike covers, man, I got a Dowco Guardian Weatherall, plus I add a tarp on top when I know its gonna rain. After the rain I uncover it to air out any condensation and wipe her down (cause dirt/mud gets in from underneath). I started to notice some rust on my front rotors and my on the nuts and bolts of my fender eliminator. Any suggestions would be appreciated. My bad if this was addressed before at sometime--Thanks
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October 18, 2006, 11:25 PM

humidty causes rust just like rain does, nothin you can do about it except keep it indoors.
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October 19, 2006, 12:35 AM

The rust on rotors will come off when you ride it next. Happens to cars etc too. I'm not sure - apart from spraying chain + bolts with some oil to slow down the onset of rust.

I hear Mr. Gula actually sleeps with his..gives him the warm fuzzies..

He's prob. right though. Indoors is possibly the only way for it not to rust somewhere..


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October 19, 2006, 12:53 AM

I have to keep mine outside until next month. You can use this which works very well but do not spray it near or on your breaking system or plastics. This combined with my Dowco Guardian cover has saved me a lot of grief over the last 3 months.

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October 19, 2006, 06:51 AM

Does it help if your bike is already rusty?
Sheesh. Springtime I sanded down my exhaust pipes and painted them with super-high temp paint. They're already beginning to rust through again!


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Thanks - October 19, 2006, 08:00 PM

Thanks peeps, I feel better knowing others have gone thru the same issue, this is the first season I had to keep it outdoors so it was a new experience. I'll definitely check out that spray.
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