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Storing bikes in the city

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    Storing bikes in the city

    Thinking of moving to Somerville but not sure what to do with the bikes. I can leave them at my parents house with my trailer as one option, but then taking the street bike out becomes a whole process. Just wondering what other people do around there?

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    leave it at home...

    I live in long beach...sucks sorta like slumberville:
    -comprehensive insurance, garage, motion sensor alarm, security camera, (if you really want, locked cover & chained through rear wheel to something solid)
    -if no garage, comprehensive insurance, off street/out of sight, locked cover w' alarm (or shed...or moto tent equivalent), chain lock through rear wheel to something solid, security camera
    -if on street, same as #2...a camera from your window likely won't catch anyone...consider getting a klr or ninja 250 w' no plastics

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    I posted a poll on Stromtrooper and out of 275 responses there was oneattempted theft. Turns out the V-Strom is too tall and long to fit into most vans without removing the windshield and mirrors. So I parked it on the sidewalk in front of my house in Southie, for five years.

    Always chained the SV and kept the 250's put away. Choose an apartment carefully!

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    naah...it's just ugly

    that might also be a good option

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    naah...it's just ugly

    that might also be a good option
    Doug, I've got the perfect SV. For you, $6K

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    I made sure I got a place with a garage, it just took a while and had to make a few other sacrifices.

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    Re: Storing bikes in the city

    Places with garages exist, and are worth the extra coin. If you can find a spot like this nearby SECURED MOTORCYCLE STORAGE it's probably worth it.

    I'd stay away from shared garages (apartment complex style). You get a false sense of security, and there are always creatures wandering around in those.

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