does anyone keep there bike in the house?

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  1. shwnrttr

    shwnrttr New Member

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    im about to start a new 4stroke build, my bmx bike was recently stolen from my garage.so i didnt want to take the risk of keeping my MB out there.anybody have any thoughts on keeping MB in the house. do you think the smell of gas would be too strong?
     
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    The smell of gas would be fairly strong, but I wouldnt think dangerously so. I chain my bike in front of my house with a heavy chain and case-hardened padlock.
     
  3. paul

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    i had the same thing happen with a gas bike. no way wife would let me keep gas in house. that is why i went electric. i keep it in the extra bedroom lol
     
  4. maintenancenazi

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    That's where mine stays! I run Opti-2 oil, and never really noticed much in gas fumes. Unless I'm refueling, or spill some. And it helps to be single.

    Peace, James
     
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    Mine's sits in the living room right next to my 52'' computer monitor. lol
     
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    In the middle of a tear down,but she sits right here in the kitchen. My wife said to keep it inside. Why spend all that money,just to tease people. I can only smell the gas if I'm close to it.
     

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    Yeah the incognito effect.. out of sight out of mind...
     
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    I have a locking cover(ha-ha) for when I stop,but I never do. Except for gas.
     
  9. shwnrttr

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    thanks for all the input.i will definetly keep it in the house.
     
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    Go with electric power or build a gas powered bike with a quickly removeable fuel tank that can be left outside. One guy rigged his fuel line to thread onto a soda bottle. The soda bottle is used as a fuel tank and fits in a normal bicycle bottle holder.
     
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    a marine fuel line disconnect would be the ticket for removing fuel tank as it cuts off fuel from both ends.can get them with pipe thread,then all you need is the right size hose barbs.
     
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    if anyone has a link to some quick fuel disconects, that would be awsome
     
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    I sleep with mine....... my girlfriend hates it :D

    She just gets so jealous.......of a bicycle? I just don't get it laff

    So yes.....in the house.

    dance1
     
  14. Nashville Kat

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    I had two of them in my upstairs one bedroom apartment! There was a gas station a block away, so I generally kept the tanks- and they are the the smaller MB tanks- on the low side- If you close the valves down and they aren't full otherwise, there is usually not much of a smell-

    they're in a back bedroom where I live now- I may eventually put at least one out in the garage with the scooter, but I can tinker with them back there, and it is sooo much better to just wheel them out the door and not have to push them up and down a flight of stairs!

    I still never keep them more than about 3/4 tank- both have two gas shutoff valves- and I keep a gallon to refil out in the garage. If I ever smell them much- I think I'm running too much 2 cycle oil, and I vent the room
     
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    i would never bring gas into the house.mind you,i have places other than my house,and i live in the sticks,so theft isnt a great concern.
    that and video surveillance....
     
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    A lock only keeps an honest man honest.
     
  17. Dan

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    Cool thing about having your MB inside is during relaxed moments, with your mind wondering, ya come up with some great ideas. Yrs back, I put an old Haro bike down the cellar for some thing or other but it was where I sat and snuck cigarettes over a long, cold winter. Just relaxed and staring at the thing, came up with some pretty cool stuff.

    I couldn't keep a MB in the house but really want to build a non-fueled one and keep it inside like an art exhibit or decoration. Might sound nutz but I really think a China-girl on an old fashioned, black beach cruiser is a beautiful thing to behold.
     
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    That's why I bought the black delmar Dan. I was going to get a two stroke but had reliability issues.
     
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    Man, that is a beautiful bike and begging for a China-girl D_Gizzle. The very first time I saw a picture of a kit, that was the kind of bike I could see in my mind. Had an old Schwinn as a kid. Was just a time machine back to 8 yrs old and wanting to put a motor on her.

    How can we leave these girls out side!? Oughta' be a law, I tell ya! lol

    (if ya have a torn down small engine on a table in your house, ya might be a MBer)
     
  20. d_gizzle

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    I know dan,I just can't give up my HS. Maybe when I build my shift bike ill convert the Delmar.....but that one is coming inside too!
     

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