Will my scooter be damaged after one month of exposure uncovered?

by Kara
(Columbia, MO, USA)

I have a newly restored '82 Yamaha Towny. I just ordered a heavy duty all weather cover, and as soon as it gets here it is going on it. However, for the past month my scooter has been chained up in the back of my apartment when not in use. It has been exposed to the elements: rain and weather fluctuation (not freezing though) I am just worried that this month of exposure has been bad for it.

Any routine maintenance I should do on it due to the exposure? It is a two stroke.


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Nov 11, 2009
It'll be fine
by: Anonymous

It'll be fine...my Honda Aero50 lived outside for nearly a decade.

Nov 11, 2009
Oil It
by: Jim Zeiser

I'm sure others will give you a whole laundry list of things but the best thing you can do is oil your cables if necessary and any other pivot points you can find. Wax is not a bad thing either. Even a cover will only do so much as I discovered one time. I had one for a motorcycle I left outdoors and it still oxidized to some extent. Mostly keep an eye out for any sign of odd behavior from the time outside and take care of it and that's all you can do.

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