Originally Posted by Parx400
Both hot water heaters are in the basement so I need to know the risk of keeping gas in the bikes. I can keep all extra gas outside in a shed.
Gas or electric? If they are gas, I wouldn't keep gas in the bikes. A leaky petcock & carb needle valve could be a problem. Gasoline vapors are heavier than air and collect on the floor, right where the gas pilot and burner are. I've seen water heaters installed in garages in warmer climates up on 12-18 inch platforms for this reason.