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Ok, so there is a cat who has decided that it ownes my bike. I found this out as I was checking the oil level, and went to rub my nose... !

Short of hiding in the bushes with my shotgun, does anyone know how to keep a cat from pissing on my bike?

I have heard that orange oil is a natural cat repellant, but I'd like to hear from some cat owners.




Also, what will take that stench away?

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Hi,

I don't know if about repellents, but I'm pretty sure that any of the orange/citrus based degreasers will take the smell away. Since they are orange based, it MAY solve your repellent problem, too.

Other than that, cats are fairly smart, and hate water. If you can catch the little darling, just spray the heck out of it with your hose. Several times.

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Mr Kitty is marking his territory. To show him its YOUR territory, connect a fuel oil furnace transformer to the bike frame and ground the other end.

Kitty will reach Warp 8 in just a few feet.
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Dispose of the feline.

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I remember seeing a book once, I think the title was "100 Things To Do With A Dead Cat".

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I had a cat that used to like to piss on a Italian couch that I had stored in my garage and no matter how many holes I plugged up in the garage it finally got it and did it's business. My mom and Ex are both in the vet field and they both agree that if u park the bike in an open space ( a space that can not be reached by jumping from a shelf to the bike and spraying a circle around the bike with a 1:1 ratio ammonia or vinegar mix will thwart the (male I am taking it) cat from amrking it's territory, If that doesnt seem to work, and u have you bike covered with a tarp, try applying the vineagr or ammonia to the tarp, it might not smell the bestm but it smells better than car urine.

As far as getting the smell out Petsmart sells a product taht can do it, or you can use good ol Febreeze :P
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I remember seeing a book once, I think the title was "100 Things To Do With A Dead Cat".
Ah yes, we have a copy of said book! I particularly liked the pencil sharpener. Disgusting book of course, we just keep a copy to show our cat when he acts up!



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I suggest catching the wee feckr in a live trap and have him neutered by the local Vet , theres some scheme where if its a stray, you can have it done free.

I have a cat , but he will only ever spray my wing once...

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philcsand wrote: Ok, so there is a cat who has decided that it ownes my bike. I found this out as I was checking the oil level, and went to rub my nose... !

Short of hiding in the bushes with my shotgun, does anyone know how to keep a cat from pissing on my bike?

I have heard that orange oil is a natural cat repellant, but I'd like to hear from some cat owners.



Also, what will take that stench away?
There are some commercial products available from your local pet store that can aid in keeping a house cat from spraying your ride.. Most times those products won't work, or only work on house cats that are somewhat tame.. If you have a rouge male feline spraying your bike I doubt anything will fully work other than relocating either the bike of the offending cat..
Problem is: once one cat sprays the area (your bike in this case) other male cats will re-mark with their personal logo..


As "domsob1974" said-- ammonia or an ammonia mix could work (I use that in my trash when I put the bags out to keep dogs, cats, & large birds from ripping the trash up until the truck comes).. If the cat isn't really intent on marking your Wing then the ammonia will probably work (careful with the vinegar as that is a mild acid)..
If the cat isn't a close friend or a neighbors beloved fluffy pet then a live trap baited with tuna fish will probably work for the capture,, then, depending on where you live, a trip to the local animal impound yard (dog impound) will either keep the cat from returning, or the cat's owner will have to pay a fair ransom to retrieve the animal & probably won’t allow it outside again for a while.


I have owned a number of cats over the years some inside pets & others just barn mousers & can say with some confidence that once they start spraying something it is difficult to deter them unless one or the other is permanently relocated.
Most cats do hate the smell of citrus fruits & will turn their nose & run when confronted with the smell but I have my doubts that will deter a hardened rouge male cat from spraying.

As far as removing the smell? There are some commercial products that will work somewhat (check withyour local pet shop) but if an absorbent material like a seat or cloth is sprayed that smell will be very hard to remove.. Hard items like engine cases or tires can be cleaned with strong soap & other cleaning products.. Be sure to wash after a spray job as cat urine is quite corrosive..

I wish there was an easy or simple answer (I would imagine the cat would agree if you have to get aggressive with him) but anything short of relocation of either the bike or feline is probably your only real solution..

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