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Old 12-10-2013, 02:49 AM   #1
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Sheds?

Hey,

Does anyone here have any experience with motorcycle sheds or anything of that type?

I was looking around for a place to store my bike safely for the winter and found this site :http://www.motorcyclesheds.net/

Will something like that actually help me or should I rent a garage?

On a pretty small budget right now and garages cost a TON here, would be cheaper to get one of those sheds, maybe the Cycledome thingie.

Any recommendations by you guys?

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Old 12-10-2013, 03:26 AM   #2
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Although I don't have one, many do and it's been discussed many times here. The consensus is that they do the job well, various makers, and hold up well over a few years.

That being said, IMO youd be better off getting one of the plastic type sheds that are at the building centers. Lockable, secure and an actual place to store the bike, a few tools, and be able to do an oil change. Check your local classifieds, I often see 6x8, 8x10s, going for a few hundred bucks. Takes a morning to put together.
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:45 AM   #3
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Well the thing is that I travel a lot so it'd be good to bring on the road, if it was easily disassembled and re-setup
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:34 AM   #4
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Put some thought into preventing or deterring critters from making a home in your shed/tent. Any place that is comfy for your bike is also inviting for small rodents.

A chewed up air filter is annoying. A chewed up wiring harness is $$$.
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #6
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The cheapest and easiest thing I've seen is to buy a cargo box that was taken off a bobtail truck. They can be bought dirt cheap. I've routinely seen them for $1000 or less in reasonably good to excellent condition.

One in the 20-24' range would make an excellent little shop as well as dry and secure storage for your bike.

Of course, most used bobtails around here get the box removed and get a flatbed fitted. Then they're off to the oilfields.

You can also search craigslist for used backyard sheds. There are always some for sale.

If you live in a rented property, a cargo trailer may be the next best thing.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:36 AM   #7
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Yeah I'd screw up building one pretty badly... Not even going to consider it.

About to order the speed-way touring one, hope it pays off.
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:15 AM   #8
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The cheapest and easiest thing I've seen is to buy a cargo box that was taken off a bobtail truck. They can be bought dirt cheap. I've routinely seen them for $1000 or less in reasonably good to excellent condition.

One in the 20-24' range would make an excellent little shop as well as dry and secure storage for your bike.

Of course, most used bobtails around here get the box removed and get a flatbed fitted. Then they're off to the oilfields.

You can also search craigslist for used backyard sheds. There are always some for sale.

If you live in a rented property, a cargo trailer may be the next best thing.

And if you can find an insulated [refridgerated] box you're even better off.
i have an old Milk truck box that i use to store bikes in . they stay clean and don't sweat in humid weather.
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