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Old 02-21-2012, 08:29 AM   #31
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FLL moto parking

FLL has moto parking. Lower level, stay to the left, just before all of the parking options. Go around the corner and to the right and you'll see bikes parked there. If you get to a lift gate, you've gone too far.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #32
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Detroit Metro

Detroit Metro has free bike parking in the deck across from international arrivals - very convenient. The small lot is right in front of the pay exit for cage parking - so people see your bike all the time. I stowed my helmet in my Vario case and stuffed my boots, jacket, pants into a duffel with a locking zipper. I used a second lock to secure the bag straps to the rear rack on my GS. It was a short trip to sunny Irapuato, Mexico, so all my stuff fit into my RSA bag sized for the Vario.

Before I found this lot, I made the mistake of pulling into the "Big Blue Deck" gate ramp. I pulled up and stuck my credit card into the machine only to find that the mighty GS wasn't heavy enough to register with the gate. It ate my card and would not let me pass!! I had to press the "help me" button and wait 20 minutes for a guy to come out and extract my card from the machine. I rushed to the free lot (he knew where it was) and made my plane literally 2 minutes before they closed up shop. Beware the gate!
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:59 PM   #33
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Milwaukee airport has moto parking right by arrivals. Pretty cool
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:07 AM   #34
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IND Motorcycle Parking

This thread inspired me to ask the folks at Indianapolis International Airport (IND) a few questions.

Sadly, there is no motorcycle-specific parking, rates are the same as cars, and only one bike per space is allowed. On the plus side, motorcycles aren't prohibited in any of the parking areas.

What remains to be seen is whether the parking systems have any trouble with bikes, such as sensors that won't detect a bike and dispense a parking slip. It's a very new airport -- totally rebuilt in 2009 -- so odds are things are at least in decent repair. I've seen motorcycles in the parking garage there, so that at least seems to work.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:31 AM   #35
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Check it out

You might want to look around on your next trip. I called the information number for Detroit Metro and was told in very confident terms that there was NO free motorcycle parking available. This turned out to be BS.
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:44 PM   #36
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Want to make a friend for life? Drive your bike to the gates, pull a ticket, leave it under your buddy's tire or windshield wiper, leave 5 minutes later down handicap ramp/sidewalk or around the gate. Cover plate if paranoid. If ultra-paranoid, drive a s1000rr with ABS/DTC.
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:34 PM   #37
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Want to make a friend for life? Drive your bike to the gates, pull a ticket, leave it under your buddy's tire or windshield wiper, leave 5 minutes later down handicap ramp/sidewalk or around the gate. Cover plate if paranoid. If ultra-paranoid, drive a s1000rr with ABS/DTC.
If you do this at LAX (and a lot of other airports including SFO, DEN, etc.), your buddy will get caught. The automated license plate readers match tickets to plates, so it'll only work if neither you nor the buddy have legible plates upon entering and leaving the garage or if the attendant at exit doesn't punch in the buddy's plate number (which happens exactly never in central parking at LAX or DEN).

This trick has been thought of before, and the system designers know about it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:29 PM   #38
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This is an old thread, but timely. I was telling my wife just today that I should start using my bike to go to the airport. I travel about every week for work. I don't need free parking since my company reimburses me, but using the HOV lane traveling through Houston to Hobby would be nice. It sucks there aren't lockers in airports anymore to stow my helmet.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #39
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Works very nicely at SEATAC. Parking undercover right in front of the terminal.
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Old 04-02-2013, 02:37 AM   #40
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Huh? Why leave the motorcycle behind?
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:18 PM   #41
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This is an old thread, but timely. I was telling my wife just today that I should start using my bike to go to the airport. I travel about every week for work. I don't need free parking since my company reimburses me, but using the HOV lane traveling through Houston to Hobby would be nice. It sucks there aren't lockers in airports anymore to stow my helmet.
Get a PacSafe 80L bag or their helmet bag, and lock it to the bike.
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #42
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WIth the threat of bombs and such, I can't imagine airports have a place to store anything like gear (helmet, jacket, etc.) do they? No lockers or ... coat checks?

Mine would be FLL. I just don't want to have to fly with a helmet if I don't have to.
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