Leaving a bike on the street for a month...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nick2ny, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Find a friend with garage space or some place off the street. If you travel for work, is it possible your employer would have a spot where it could go? Just sayin' has to be something better than on the street sitting for a month.
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  2. BluByU

    BluByU Been here awhile Supporter

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    IMHO parking on the street for a month is abad idea, being towed/stolen and all the other reasons.
    I am not sure where the PO is located but around here Public Storage rents storage lockers that will easily fit a bike and the first month is free.
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  3. fire88dog

    fire88dog CaptainStache

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    That's a pretty small bike, drain the fuel and put it the house /apartment :dunno
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  4. MrPulldown

    MrPulldown Long timer

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    So is the OP gone on his long trip. Quick let's go to his house. I know where there is a sweet little 125 that is up for grabs. It's just sitting on the street.
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  5. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Might be hard to find, there might be a cover over it.

    Or we can wait a couple of weeks and pick it up cheap at the impound auction and have paperwork to go with it.
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  6. KLEINE

    KLEINE oo

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    All my bikes have been living outside on the street 365 days a year the last 20 years in the middle of a city. Good lock and insurance helps.
    Of course they will corrode a little bit faster out in the open but at least it's much less hassle then putting it to bed every day. It does not matter if its under a cloth or in a garage/shed. I ride them all year round and that's probably not really good for the paint but then again better to ride them than to dream about riding. Since 2 month a do own a garage but the bike which I use every day stays outside. So in your case a month that's nothing it will survive.
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  7. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Long timer

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    Mechanically there is no reason it won't survive a month on a street.
    Legally most places have laws against long term storage on the street.
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