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    Winter bike storage suggestions in Kamloops

    I hope to have our two bikes arrive here in Kamloops from their trip across Canada, from Nova Scotia by next weekend, but now I'm trying to figure out how & where to store them for the winter months that look to be fast approaching.

    Will start checking out prices for a storage unit in town, rent a steel box, perhaps find someone that has a large garage/shed with extra space or just find something else.

    Wondering if any on the site have an idea with where I should starting looking here in Kamoops. Back home, the bikes sat in a heated basement all winter, so I never dealt with the bikes being in the cold over winter.

    May look at putting them here in the kitchen for a while once they arrive until I can find somewhere else for permanent winter storage.

    Anyways, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Luckily Kamloops is pretty low humidity wise in the winter, quite dry actually. A couple things you can do:
    1] put fuel stabilizer in a full fuel tank, enough to last for how long you will store them, then run the bikes up to get the stabilized fuel into the carbs/injectors.
    2] Disconnect the battery, and plug it into a battery tender, not a charger, but a tender.
    3] If you really want to do it good, pull the spark plugs out, shoot a bunch of "fogging oil" cylinder protection oil, into each cylinder, and spin the engine over a few times [without spark plugs, or even your starter won't spin it over]. If you use the starter, ground out each spark plug wire so the ignition system will be able to discharge it's sp[ark energy.
    4] if you cannot lift your bike onto a center stand, put 55-60 ibs into your tires so they don't flat spot.
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    My employer and I have a ground level heated office (that is locked) and in a locked compound and we were talking about just using it as winter bike storage.

    It should house 10 - 15 bikes but as it is an office that would usually generating rent so it wouldn't be free. We were thinking $50 per month give or take and are just at the throwing the idea around stage.

    Personally I'd think that's pretty fair for a heated temperature controlled environment for the 4 or so months you'd need to keep your baby safe.

    I must stress that this location is about as safe as possible. Locked office with people watching and in a locked compound.

    Id be curious how many people would be interested and if I can get enough interest then maybe we can make it happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humpty View Post
    My employer and I have a ground level heated office (that is locked) and in a locked compound and we were talking about just using it as winter bike storage.

    It should house 10 - 15 bikes but as it is an office that would usually generating rent so it wouldn't be free. We were thinking $50 per month give or take and are just at the throwing the idea around stage.

    Personally I'd think that's pretty fair for a heated temperature controlled environment for the 4 or so months you'd need to keep your baby safe.

    I must stress that this location is about as safe as possible. Locked office with people watching and in a locked compound.

    Id be curious how many people would be interested and if I can get enough interest then maybe we can make it happen.
    That's cool, as it stands right now, I need a place and have two bikes. Let me know if your game for this.

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    I know this is a big favor, but wondering if there maybe someone that has a big garage that not full for winter or what not that I could store my bike and the GF's bike. Hope to only be for a month or two until we finally move into the city where we may have a spot at the new place or look into a rental until or something then.

    Just getting worried now as winter is fast approaching and in order for me to get them into the city, I need to register it for a day to do so.

    Thanks,

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    PM Humpty or Howatzer they may be able to fit your needs and I'll give them my OK for you

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    Don't know about 'loops, but I stored my bike last year at a Honda dealership in Williams Puddle. I asked the owner about it, and although they had never done that before, he decided that it was a good idea, so my bike had a nice and warm place for the winter, at a rate of $30/month. Try hitting up the local dealerships there to see if they are amenable to the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyfishinwoman View Post
    Don't know about 'loops, but I stored my bike last year at a Honda dealership in Williams Puddle. I asked the owner about it, and although they had never done that before, he decided that it was a good idea, so my bike had a nice and warm place for the winter, at a rate of $30/month. Try hitting up the local dealerships there to see if they are amenable to the idea.
    Hmm, good idea. Was this a bike shop or car shop?

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    Kelowna BMW was storing bikes for the winter plus a service. Not sure what is is worth though.
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    you should contact a bike shop. Most of them down here charge around $300 and that includes prepping your bike at the start of the season. All you have to do is call ahead, show up with insurance and ride away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carterx View Post
    Hmm, good idea. Was this a bike shop or car shop?
    A bike shop. I just got storage insurance for the bike, showed the owner it, and all was good.
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