Storage in Tucson area???

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  1. Fighter

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    Storage in Tucson area???
    Looking for help/information on future bike storage in Tucson area.
    A friend and I are looking to plant 2 K-Bikes (plus a Unigo for the beer) in a spot that offers 24/7 365 day accessibility. Retirement just around the corner and the future is near. The dart landed in Phoenix/Tucson region.

    We need a secure spot reasonably close to an airport that offers flights/connections to Anchorage, Alaska. We're both tired of our short riding seasons but after 40 years up here.... still not ready to move out. The GS'es will remain in AK.

    Game plan is to locate the K's to an area that allows us to fly in, tear up some tarmac, fly home. Most likely a couple of times yearly September-April.

    Power for a couple of battery chargers a must and proximity to a local dealer (tires/services) a plus.
    Not in a real big hurry to pin down an exact spot as we won't need anything till August 2013.

    Not looking for free storage but also trying not to break the budget.
    Would rather use the $$$ for fuel.


    Any and all recommendations/suggestions/comments/concerns will be greatly appreciated.
    Whataya got????
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  2. swimmer

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    Where are you going to stay when in town? Long term rental? Hotel? Or just pick the bikes up and travel until its time to fly back?
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  3. Fighter

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    Depending on flight time and bike readiness......
    most likely fly in, catch a cab to storage, saddle up and ride.
    Return to storage with time to catch the north-bound flight.
    Ideas???
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  4. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    If you look up a guy named Frank at ZMW/Z's motorcycle works he offers storage for bikes. He's also a mechanic and a tour guide. He'll store the bikes and tend to them to make sure they're ready 24/7/365. He's done a lot of work for me in the past and he's a stand up guy.
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  5. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    http://www.zmwadventures.com/

    That's his website, he stores bikes for guys from around the country, so that they're ready to go whenever anyone wants to fly in and ride the desert.
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    Sounds like a very good option. Fighter, If you don't think that will work for you let us know and maybe something else can be found.
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    Cool... thanks for the heads-up.
    Any idea how far from the Tucson airport??
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    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    His current house is 15 miles from the airport, I know he was talking about moving south of town, which might bring him a little closer. He doesn't store the bikes at his house, but usually pickup and drop off are there. Shoot him an e-mail or give him a call, I'm sure he could answer your questions. He's got a giant Sprinter Van, he might be willing to meet you at the airport with the bikes.
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  9. Fighter

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    Thanks PhiSig... great info.
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    Has anyone stored a bike at/with Iron Horse??
    Local inmate here in AK had an LT stored there a few years back.
    Mentioned that one of the IH service guys had a storage facility separate from the shop building.
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    Anyone using a commercial storage unit??
    Keep the ideas coming.
    Thanks. Fite
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    I've never stored a bike at Iron Horse (although I've bought a few . . . ). Their storage facility is separate from the shop, but in the same building. I'm not sure if one of their employees has a side business storing bikes or not. I'm also not sure if you'll be able to arrange 24/7 access with them - but I'm sure a phone call would answer all the questions. John (owner) is usually back in the service department.
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  11. Fighter

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    Excellent info.
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  12. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    My neighbor is one of their Techs, if I happen to see him I'll ask him too.
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  13. Fighter

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    copy. .
    please ask him what the going rate per month is.
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  14. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    10-4, will do.

    I think Frank charges $50 a month per bike, and for that they are fuel stabilized, on a trickle charger, in secure storage, and tended regularly. I think, I don't know. I store my bikes in my garage :lol3
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    Some in my garage, others in other's garages, and now I'm looking for owners of big garages in Arizona. :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1
    :lol3 Fite
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  16. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Hey, if you get in a pinch and need to get the bikes here, I have a two car garage that has three bikes in it. You can put them here. The problem is I'm not a mechanic, leave them on a trickle charger, put some sea-foam in the take, that's the best I could do. Plus I'm on the north side, far from the airport.
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  17. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Ran into my neighbor today, he said the BMW dealer doesn't store bikes directly, but they offer storage thru the general manager. He said he thinks it's $50 or $55 a bike a month, but he's not sure. You can call them, here's the number: (520) 327-0773
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    Thank you.
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    Tracking. Thanks Fite. Sounds like storage and service are side by side. In!:ear:ear:clap
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  20. PhiSig1071

    PhiSig1071 What's ******width?

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    Let me know when you guys come down, we'll ----> :freaky

    Let me know if I can help out any.
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