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Well i just moved to Naples for the summer and unfortunately there's no covered area i can leave my bike under. I plan on buying a cover for her but was just wondering how bad it is to leave bikes in the rain. It's a 03 and i'd think there's a better chance of keeping rain out of the gauges/electrical and such. One thing i have noticed is that after i left my bike in West Palm for 3 weeks i noticed there's a rust color on a lot of the chain. Thanks for the advice...it's been really wet down here in Florida lately.
 

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Don't worry about it, unless it starts to flood. Bikes should be fine. I only have problems with carbs after it rains then FI bikes. But adding a cover will help, even if its a 5 dollar rain tarp from wal-mart...
 

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Hi FloridaMX5-

My feeling is the same as JBza on the topic...even a simple sheet of plastic would be beneficial if you know it is going to rain. Just keep on eye on condensation with temperature and humidty fluctuation!

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Better think of something, Hurricane season is already here. With Alberta treading along west coast. I wouldn't keep my bike outside on any pouring rain and winds more than 5 mph. Besides, Naples are usually few of the first to evacuate.
 

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Hi Z_Fanatic:

Good point about the hurricanes. :eek:

Maybe you can find a buddy who works someplace with a huge interior space to see if he/she could find an unused corner to park the bike if it looks like a really bad storm is brewing?

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Yeah, there are plenty of public storage facilities if the other options do not work out. A bike doesn't take much space, I had my bike stored in my studio aparment - living room for 2 weeks last year.
 

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Rain in and of itself is not going to hurt the bike, think of it this way can you ride it in the rain without fear of it breaking (barring a crash) on the other hand it isn't the coolest thing to leave out there, as rain and wind can conspire to turn your ride on its side. I agree for short term in the apartment is fine and if you need to stash it for a while, get a storage unit. However despite cleaning and waxing my bike every other day ( I Know I'm really anal) and keeping it in a garage, I have had to park it in the rain at school, work etc. a number of times with no problems
 

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JBaz said:
just move into an apartment on the 1st lvl and store your bike in ur place. Tell your roomies that its an expensive sofa...
Haha...read my thread i accidently put in "customization." Already found me a dry place to keep it.:twofinger
 
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