When I was in college in St. Louis, I lived in a ground floor apartment with a patio to park my 750 on. In the winter, I would put a sheet of plywood on the carpet just inside the sliding doors. I would park it on the plywood, remove the tank, and cover it with an old blanket like a sofa. My Honda did not leak a drop, still doesn't, and the plywood would stay clean. It was quite a conversation piece though, in my living room. But crazy as St. Louis weather is, It could be 65 degrees on Christmas and I would replace the tank, and was off.