Damn Mice!!

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Damn Mice!!

Postby Saintjude33 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:03 pm

Ok- here's a new one to me. I see that we have a link to mouse-proofing air boxes, how about exhaust pipes?

I've searched the forums, and all I have come up with was that the mouse nest wasn't the power problem, mine's a bit different. I spent two weeks smelling burnt toast every time I took my Wing out for a run, and I don't think anyone could survive that many strokes, so I looked into it a bit. Got home one afternoon, and it looked like I had a cigar smoldering in the right pipe. I immediately fired her back up, hit the accelerator a few times and some tiny black things shot out of my pipes.

Dog food. Crispy, toasty, beefy, smoky, burnt.......dog food.

So I'm pretty much sure I have a mouse problem.

I don't usually mind mice, but this is not acceptable- any ideas on how I can prevent mice from nesting and hoarding my poor dog's kibble in my bike?

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Re: Damn Mice!!

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:50 pm

I've thought about Moth Balls in the general area. Anyone have experience or success with them. They DO stink !

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Re: Damn Mice!!

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:33 pm

I suppose you could use what we use on airplanes - covers. Covers for just about every opening, to keep out mice, bugs, water, and anything else that shouldn't go in there.

Of course, the problem then is remembering to take all the covers off before you go. That's the reason for those red ribbons...

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Re: Damn Mice!!

Postby keithg64 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:09 pm

Maybe mice traps by where you store the dog food.
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Re: Damn Mice!!

Postby robb » Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:16 pm

When not ridden let bike idle for 5 minutes a week.Little critters can't grow fast enough in a week to survive being cooked and blown away.
If a squirrel can get into the air box what real chance do we have with a mouse.

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Re: Damn Mice!!

Postby landisr » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:55 pm

How about storing the dog food in something mouse-proof?

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