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Storing Bike in the House?

Do any of you guys store your motorcycle in your house? I don't mean an attached garage, but in the typical climate controlled space, such as a bedroom, den, etc.

If so, do you notice any odor from off-gassing of fuel/oil, or do you drain the tank before bringing it inside?
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2019, 10:13 am
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Do any of you guys store your motorcycle in your house? I don't mean an attached garage, but in the typical climate controlled space, such as a bedroom, den, etc.

If so, do you notice any odor from off-gassing of fuel/oil, or do you drain the tank before bringing it inside?
At the very least I would do a deep clean and remove all the fuel.
Obviously assumes the bike isnt leaking oil or other fluids as well.
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Most of the regulars on here are probably sick of seeing my pics but yes I do store all of my bikes in the house - as many as 10 or 11 bikes at a time ( I have a friend who has 30 bikes in his finished basement). If you get a gas smell depends on the bikes and the way you store them. Bikes with no Evap canister can off-gas more, older carbed bikes need to have the float bowls drained before coming inside. And when I ride I always leave them outside or in the garage for an hour or so after the ride to let them cool off and let the gasses defuse.


This is my old house where my shop was outside and bike in the house, this place no longer exists.











In our new house we converted and finished the basement into a combination shop and storage. All the bikes are inside except when doing real dirty work. The garage has the heavy duty stuff.





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When I had my first Harley (1984 Sportster XLX61 1000cc) in 1984 I would ride home from work, allow it to cool off, and push it straight into the living room through the sliding glass door. We were a young married couple so we lived in a single story apartment complex, in a one bedroom apartment. Had no problems with fumes or other odors, I just kept a baking sheet under the bike ... cuz Harley ... cuz oil drips.


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Most of the regulars on here are probably sick of seeing my pics but yes I do store all of my bikes in the house - as many as 10 or 11 bikes at a time ( I have a friend who has 30 bikes in his finished basement). If you get a gas smell depends on the bikes and the way you store them. Bikes with no Evap canister can off-gas more, older carbed bikes need to have the float bowls drained before coming inside. And when I ride I always leave them outside or in the garage for an hour or so after the ride to let them cool off and let the gasses defuse.


This is my old house where my shop was outside and bike in the house, this place no longer exists.




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We had a tornado warning yesterday, and in order to put the Ducatis in the garage, I would have to move my truck, the Boss, my race car, the two Saleens, and another motorcycle. Instead, I just stuck them in the workout room.

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... I just stuck them in the workout room.

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You parked them on the ceiling.



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We had a tornado warning yesterday, and in order to put the Ducatis in the garage, I would have to move my truck, the Boss, my race car, the two Saleens, and another motorcycle. Instead, I just stuck them in the workout room.

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Thanks gang! Looks like I'll be OK putting it in my office...Hopefully it'll fit through my office door!
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We had a tornado warning yesterday, and in order to put the Ducatis in the garage, I would have to move my truck, the Boss, my race car, the two Saleens, and another motorcycle. Instead, I just stuck them in the workout room.

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Thanks gang! Looks like I'll be OK putting it in my office...Hopefully it'll fit through my office door!
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