Garage for my Bike!

33 Posts | Latest reply on 09/01/2016 22:31:59 by Abel2photo | Go to original / last post
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Hmmm....they cost more than my bike! Strewth!!...but no I don't have any space for anything, shed, lean to....nope nada :-(                                                                                                                                                                             
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Yeah they are pricey! Oh well...sounds like you best bet is an alarmed disc lock and cover. Nowhere for a ground anchor where you park it?                                                                                                                                                                             
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I used to park my bike outside my flat with ground anchor and chain with a cover on, but some scumbag tore out the battery, broke my seat to get it!...so now with my bike has to be kept at my Dads 'safe house' for protection in Cleethorpes!... Luckily I don't need the bike for transport, just fun....but still indicative of the society we live in that nothing is safe from thieving scum.
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park bike outside
single wire from the 240volt mains no return wire
bike will still be there in the morning
might be some extra dust on the floor but the wind will blow that away
job sorted                                                                                                                                                                             
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just rember to turn off before going out to it                                                                                                                                                                             
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Lol, yes that would be a solution! And they would get exactly what they deserved for trying to steal my bike! ;-)                                                                                                                                                                             
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At last! Woohooo! I have a garage space for my bike!..I printed some leaflets and posted them through 100's of letter boxes this morning in my local area and bingo!...a lad whose just moved in around the corner has space next to his bike! He said I can park it there rent free! ...so an end to an epic saga, meaning I can get out and about on my bike more this year!
Now...looking for panniers to fit a vfr800....
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Glad you've finally found some A2P but can I just make a suggestion. ...... though you may have thought of this already.

As well as having bike locks on the bike whilst it's garaged, take photos of the bike (and any other gear you intend storing there) when it's in this lads garage - both  interior and exterior shots showing the bike and identifying (to the garage) features.

Plus, ask for your own set of keys to the garage.

Also, have a written (signed by both of you) statement/agreement that you began garaging your bike with his permission, rent free,  on xyz date. Plus any other details you may think you need. To prevent any possible disputes re alleged owed monies later on.

This lad is probably ok, but you need evidence that your bike is in his garage, because if it disappears from there, how else can you prove that it was there? 

Suspicious? Moi? Nope...just  covering all bases! Good luck!

                                                                                                                                                                             
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ooooh PB, ya all over it aint ya? :)
Good advice as always
                                                                                                                                                                             
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Ha!  Blame an overdose of  Judge Judy when I was nursing a bad shoulder last year .....or was it the year before??Confused anyhoo, I digress!

Evidence, evidence, evidence!!!

You've worked damned hard for what you have and so  need to protect it. It doesn't matter whether this lad is a close relative or total stranger, tangible evidence is needed, Just in case!

I'd  note the lads details and even take his photo for I.D (he's only just moved in, so is he known in the area or not?)  - if he's a good'un, he won't mind!

 A 3rd party  signed witness to this arrangement wouldn't go amiss either.

Also, as masses of leaflets have been posted through letterboxes, it reminds people that there are garages out there that want to be burgled....I know all about that!!!

 How secure is this garage? Is it to your insurance company's requirements?

Make sure yours and his  insurance company are aware  - and in agreement with the arrangement . Get a photocopy of   up to date garage  insurance details.

A2P - I'm really glad you've found somewhere for the bike, and I hope it's a good working arrangement, as I don't want to rain on your parade as it were. 

BUT.....Just be very, very careful...it's no fun being bikeless!

Happy riding!
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Nuff said PB...sound advice that I will follow, gonna get a written agreement/consent, didn't think about photos, so will be doing that. I've got locks for bike and garage, ground anchor etc.
Third party involvement... Good idea, perhaps I should drive with someone to pick my bike up from Cleethorpes and they can follow (try! ;-D ) me to the garage...

I see some serious thinking to do!
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Oooh A2P, thinking ... Now thats really difficult, you need to rest fully before taking up such an extreme, difficult task!

Follow ya ...? Oh i so know someone, maybe two that may be on ya back tyre! ;)                                                                                                                                                                             
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Cheeky! ...I fink therefore I ...errrm...? OK...point taken! Lol                                                                                                                                                                             


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