Mouse story

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Wirespokes, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    I guess losing a few airfilters isn't near as bad as some of the suffering out there. I don't feel so bad now. :D

    As for my problem, the immediate plan is to silicone some screen to the base of the snorkels on the inside of the airbox. Anyone tried that?

    I just hope those vermin don't set up house in the snorkels!

    That, and a five gallon bucket...
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  2. DoktorT

    DoktorT BigBrowedNeandereer

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    I wouldn't bother with the snorkels at all. Just affix some mesh over the intake vents/scoop. For the early round filter type scoop, just shoo goo a piece on there.

    The rectangular type has vents on the starter cover, just install some screening over them inside the cover.

    There is no other way for the varmits to enter. Block them with metal screening. Is it not just this simple????
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  3. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Used to have a money pit trailer on the lake. I bought the good rat stuff at the farm store, in a 8 lb bucket. Put out 2 pie tins full, next week, all gone. Took about 16 lbs a year to keep the bastards out. For a mouse, bedroom, dining room, kitchen, toilet, all same room

    Rod
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  4. GeezWhiz

    GeezWhiz Been here awhile

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    Might want to plug your mufflers too. I fired up my AH Sprite the other day and about 2 cups of bird seed blew out the back.
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  5. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Good point!
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  6. H96669

    H96669 A proud pragmatist.

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    :roflBack in the 80s, parked my Honda 750F in a barn for a few years. When I went to start it, checked the spark/fuel then proceeded to crank it on a car battery.

    Crank crank crank crank....on and on and no start. WTF....lets keep going....crank crank crank and KABOOM....it started, went right up to about 10,000 RPMs and showered the driveway with mouse shit.:huh

    Ran just fine afterwards....!:rofl
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  7. fuhgawee

    fuhgawee Thats a road?

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    Another vote for the electronic gizmos at Home depot. Friend has used them in his basement with good success.
    I've heard the dryer sheets work, but havent had to try them.

    Although I just found the cabin filter (flat) in my Tacoma chewed up. The bastards better not have gotten into the wiring.
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  8. GeezWhiz

    GeezWhiz Been here awhile

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    Just found another place the little buggers like to stash stuff. I was doing some wiring under the seat on my '71 R75/5 today and discovered the top frame tube under the tank was full of bird seed. The real puzzlement is where in the hell they're getting the seed? This could also be the source of my turn signal problems. Looks like I'll be pulling the tank to look for nibbles in the wiring.
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  9. Basic_Gerd

    Basic_Gerd Gerd

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    Not exclusively.
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