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theRide 07-06-2017 07:32 AM

How to keep rodents out of a bike
 
I'm really struggling here...
During the winter I keep my bike garaged. Easy enough to put some traps around the bike.

In the summer though the bike sits covered on the driveway.

Either a mouse or chipmunk loves to climb on top of the motor and into the false tank area. Maybe even the fairing. Behind he leaves feces and acorns.

When I first purchased the bike it had a nest in the front fairing and a chewed up radio harness.

My answer thus far is to stick a canning jar filled with hot pepper and dryer sheets next to the gas cap. I also sprinkle ground hot pepper around the ground and on top of the motor.

It seems to work but yesterday I smelled stale urine coming off the bike. Could be cooking off the motor or from up inside the fairing.

Any suggestions? Maybe a glue trap on top of the motor?

DaveO430 07-06-2017 09:15 AM

Moth balls.

Bike...and Dennis 07-06-2017 10:14 AM

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This will work.

WARNING: This device may damage painted surfaces.

DaveO430 07-06-2017 12:05 PM

Never seen a left handed Mossberg before.

Bike...and Dennis 07-06-2017 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveO430 (Post 5216865)
Never seen a left handed Mossberg before.

Maybe this is a "litter free" model. It allows you to catch the ejected shells in your teeth so they don't get scattered into the landscape. >:)
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AZgl1800 07-06-2017 12:21 PM

I use moth balls

trike lady 07-06-2017 01:18 PM

One person on another forum uses dry instant potato buds, they eat them, drink and then they die.

rayjoe 07-06-2017 02:34 PM

Rodents
 
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I use these.

Power Guy 07-06-2017 04:17 PM

Make sure you check your air filter. The little monsters will get up there and nest

AZgl1800 07-06-2017 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Power Guy (Post 5217033)
Make sure you check your air filter. The little monsters will get up there and nest

My 1800 has a screen over the inlet.


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