I am going to check out a bike that has been outside for the winter but under a motorcycle cover. Ive only looked at bikes in either storage units or in climate controlled garages, not purposely like this, it just happened this way. When i get there and i see the bike i am so excited to jump into the deal that i forget to look at things that could be bad, therefore, the next day i have to return to the bike and give it an overview. Anyway, when buying a bike i basically know what to look for when the bike is stored in a garage or in the nice weather. The current bike im interested in is under a bike cover but outside (i didnt find this out untill an hour ago and i have been talking to this guy for a few days), and yesterday my area got around 6-8 inches of snow. It has only snowed a few times and melted the next day so now is the only significant mount of snowfall that we have experienced this year. The battery died from not being started in a while so that has been replaced by the owner but i am wondering if there is anything specific that i should look for when looking at a bike in this weather and the environment it has been in for the past few months. Ive heard that the covers should keep the moisture out but im assuming this means in a garage, not outside in the snow and rain. Maybe rust spots? excess dry rott in the tires? I just dont know so all help is appreciated. Thanks so much!