I’ve been dreaming of bringing my SV650 in the house during the winter for the last several years. Each time I have to go into the unheated garage to work on the SV it pops into my head on how much more comfortable I would be in the house without my fingers freezing holding onto cold metal. I’ve had room to bring it in, but I was concerned my cat would get into something she shouldn’t and get sick. Sadly, my cat died last week.
As you can see, the SV is now in the dining room. I think it looks great. Now, I can admire it while I eat at the dining table. Awesome.
I used some heavy duty rubber rugs to protect the wood floor from the stands and any small chemical drips. Getting the bike into the house was easier than I thought it would be. I used a small metal ramp to get the motorcycle up the six inch step into the house. Two big pushes later, it was done.
I’m going to let it warm up for a day. I started bringing in my tools and some of the things I need to replace as well. The maintenance list is getting quite long! (oil, spark plugs, brake fluid, brake disc, rotor, chain, sprockets, tire, battery, rack, and levers).
I hope I can get it fixed up in the next week or two, so I can bring the WR250R in and start working on it too. Maybe 2014 will be the year I finally finish the heated grip install on the WR. I’ve had them now for two years. It’s getting embarrassing. Maybe I didn’t need them after all.
How is your winter motorcycle maintenance going?