The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Ironhead Sportster Motorcycle Talk (1957-1985) For all those that wanna talk about Ironhead Sportster Motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 15,080
Views: 1,429,432
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 45,525
Views: 7,187,274
0 Transformer XR1200
Last Post: Davo_137
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 131
Views: 10,637
0 What Kind of Gas Treatment Do You Use?
Last Post: wrkdWS6
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 310
0 Crusty's Travels
Last Post: SonWon
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2,600
Views: 343,199
0 Pictorial Essay, my town, Waterloo, Ontario
Last Post: Edwinblake
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 3,930
0 TMC Dumont motorcycle concept
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 134
0 98 Stator Removal / Inspection / Installation
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
0 xr1200 thottlebody on xb heads (does it fit?!)
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 38
0 P0505 code on my '09 XL883C driving me insane!!
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 56
0 What weight oil?
Last Post: Serious Blac
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,173
0 never mind
Last Post: Brad
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 59
0 Keep & Kill
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 14,354
Views: 805,577
0 Not an ironhead, but....
Last Post: randy3934
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 38
0 Iree's late night cafe
Last Post: ~Grind~
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,341
Views: 170,043
0 What gas mileage do you get for touring?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 145
Views: 51,617
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: jcn59
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,795
Views: 369,495
0 Cable lengths
Last Post: xElvis
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 182
0 Seeking advice on shorter rear shocks
Last Post: Gulf Coaster
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 548
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: Ferrous Head
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 4,463
Views: 545,741
0 Analog to digital speedometer install...
Last Post: Flame__
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 93
0 2011 1200C tuner?
Last Post: ktp1598
Posted On: 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 211
0 How many have converted their 883 to 1200?
Last Post: Highly-Dangerous
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 389
Views: 107,546
0 Timing
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 207
0 How much is a late 60's early 70's Sportster worth?
Last Post: Gold Member
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
0 2007 Sportster xl883l (low) 3k original miles
Last Post: Skeezix
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 334
0 Charging cell phone when camping?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 61
Views: 18,760
0 Powerraythor conversion
Last Post: Maxeffort
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 780
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,792
Views: 477,125
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Traxx
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 6,465
Views: 844,968
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 1 Week Ago
Maxeffort's Avatar
Maxeffort Maxeffort is offline
Momentary Specialist
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 625
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1996
Other Motorcycle Model: ST1100
Other Motorcycle Year: 1999
Reputation: 908882
Maxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond reputeMaxeffort has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ryder rick View Post
Closed up that would be a nightmare.
but if it is open (good air circulation) it should be fine. No condensation.
Covering it will trap moisture.
Pledge spray wax is a good surface protector.
WD40 on porous surfaces.
Bring the seat inside
Drop an extension cord into the garage for a Battery Tender or a solar panel.
I keep the bikes in an old horse shed that is water tight, but drafty. I get a lot of condensation from temperature change. It’s bad on the aluminum.

Does the Pledge spray wax work well on the aluminum? How long does it last?
__________________
Sleepy Labeef rides again!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 1 Week Ago
60Gunner's Avatar
60Gunner 60Gunner is offline
Chief of Security
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 2,143
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200/1250C
Sportster/Buell Year: 05
Reputation: 2317868
60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Not sure how much water the OP is talking about but maybe a dehumidifier?
__________________
05 1200/1250C/Hammer 570 Cams/E1 clutch kit +15% spring
TC88A Gunner's V00D00 map/DCPR7E/Taylor Pro 8mm
S&S Premium Lifters/KhromeWerks HP Plus 3" slip ons
HSR42 25 pilot 2 turns Y8 needle jet 97 needle 2nd groove 170 main
Dragtron II AC K&N filter/VR1 20W50/Spectro 85wt Primary Oil

Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 1 Week Ago
Bigshankhank Bigshankhank is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: West Coast Florida
Posts: 76
Sportster/Buell Model: Ironhead Hardtail
Sportster/Buell Year: 1980
Other Motorcycle Model: KTM Duke 390
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Reputation: 138565
Bigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant futureBigshankhank has a brilliant future
Default

I've had THAT kind of garage before, here's what I did;
Set 6 concrete block on the floor in two rows of 3, 3 feet apart. The water never gets more than 1" deep then flat block will do fine, water will get in to the pores of the block but it won't hold it.
Lay pressure treated 4x4s on top of the block, then a sheet of 3/4" plywood on top of that. Park the bike on the plywood so you are above any potential for water damage.
Tie some string from the ends of teh handlebars to the sissybar and drape a light bedsheet over it to keep dust off but minimize direct contact with the bike itself. You could get fancy and buy a camping tent that is large enough to park the bike in and throw some damprids in there to keep the moisture down.

I second the notion of taking the battery and gas tank inside the house. It seems like many of you are making suggestions that eliminate the need to check on the bike from time to time like exterior surface protections and the like. For me I just take my normal polish/wax on everything and once a month go back in there and make sure no mildew or mold has taken root and as necessary wash and re-polish again.

Biggest concern I see is if the walls are rotten, the roof is coming down one day and then you are dealing with bigger problems.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 1 Week Ago
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Air-Cooled Forever
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 2,762
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Sportster/Buell Model #2: (Prev.Own)XLH Milw.Spec.
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1981
Reputation: 5023359
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

It'd probably be safer to park it outside, under a tarp or bike cover than if the shed floods or the walls and roof comes down. I still see a lot of people just covering their bikes, in the parking lots of their apartment buildings over winter.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 1 Week Ago
Glamazon Glamazon is offline
Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Thornton, NW Lancs
Posts: 2,273
Sportster/Buell Model: xl883r sold
Sportster/Buell Year: 2014
Reputation: 4114704
Glamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond reputeGlamazon has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Parking outside depends were you live. I previously lived in the South Shore area of Blackpool (looks like the set of Blackhawk Down). I managed to find a lock up garage in a locked coutyard 2 blocks away. My nextdoor but one neighbbour had his bike (Yamaha 125) badly damaged in an attempted theft and the hotel owner I worked for had paint stripper thrown over her silver Mercedes. My insurance dropped £100 a year on moving to Thornton!
This was one of the many crimes comitted in the area David Minto jailed for Sasha Marsden murder in Blackpool ...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-23455073
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 12:28.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC