yechave Posted October 8, 2007 Share Posted October 8, 2007 A guy pulled up next to me today, started talking BMW, and mentioned he had built a wood box lined with thick, sealed, hardboard insulation with the reflective surface, and then ran a 100 watt bulb 24/7 to keep out condensation. Said he never had a problem, and this is without a garage, in Pa. I don't recall the model, but I believe it was a pre 75 BMW, 50 hp seems to ring a bell. Has 44k on it, and it starts second kick....every time. I also have no garage, and built a small storage area from 2x4 and pipe, covered with a HD tarp. Just big enough to back the bike into it. I intended to center stand the bike, cover it with a half cover, then enclose the entire structure so no snow gets in. I just wondered what was the best way to store this, other than rent a space in someone elses garage. I've not owned a bike that was not in some storage area before. I do have a large enough shed to put it in, my concern is, that is more than 1' off the ground, and I am not too crazy about trying to get an 1100 into that, and worry about it going over on the way in or out. I use ramps to keep the snow blower in there, but I don't have the strength to wrestle something this heavy. I would also have an incline once it was on the ground, the wrong direction, trying to get it back out. With a battery trickle charger connected, gas tank filled, some Sta-bil, wood under the tires, any need to do anything else for storage? If I use a non-BMW charger, can I get an adapter to use another charger, plugged into the BMW outlet on the fairing? Appreicate any ideas from someone that has their bike stored outside. Thanks! Link to comment
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