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Offline B0M0A0K

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Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« on: September 23, 2020, 08:17:42 AM »
Not all of us are lucky enough to have a shed or garage in which to keep our pride and joy. I was wondering what folks here did to protect their bikes from the elements when you can't put it in a garage? Is it just bike covers, maybe you use one of the "bike shed" like contraptions I see advertised (basically a canopy that folds over a bike). Maybe you use a bike "bubble" (inflatable protective cover).

How do you protect your bike if you don't have a garage?

I'll start with what I use. I am now on my third one of these, they are heavy duty, cover the whole bike and are very hard wearing.

JDC Waterproof Motorcycle Cover Breathable Top Box Heavy Duty 
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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2020, 09:36:14 AM »
Spring-Summer-Fall the previous bike was under a bike tarp and under a makeshift shack. Not ideal, but no garage available back then.

A friend has his during those months in a plastic greenhouse in the shade with some vents and wooden flooring/deck.
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2020, 09:54:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by Grizzlie [+]
A friend has his during those months in a plastic greenhouse in the shade with some vents and wooden flooring/deck.

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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2020, 07:50:02 AM »
Yup!
As for the fear of falling...learn to love and cherish the experience. You want it. You need it. You can't wait for the next hit.

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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2020, 08:03:19 AM »
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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2020, 08:07:45 PM »
In Turkey we have an awesome solytion for this and it just stsrted shipping overseas as well. Motocabin. Secure from elements and theft. Not to mention you can load ypur bike the night before a ride and lock up your cabin. In the morning hop on and go.

https://instagram.com/motokabin?igshid=frwkhsl9tfk2

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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2020, 08:19:27 PM »
Trying to load a photo but the forum gallery module not letting me in. Anyway, you can see for the insta link. Currently exporting to usa, germany, israel, uae, qatar, kuwait, turkmenistan, kosovo, and a few other places i can't recall. I got the snail looking model. Not sire what the export price is but the retail price in turkey is around 1200usd which includes delivery and installation

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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2020, 08:45:42 PM »
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Re: Protecting your Bike from the Elements While at Home
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 01:33:36 AM »
Poly tunnel or if you can, build a bike sized sized shelter that  is covered with galvanized metal. 7' tall, 4' wide, 8' deep.
I could get enough metal to cover a structure like that for about 70-120 dollars + incidental stuff like Tyvek sheets and framing materials.

If your that worried about protecting your bike and have the space for it, a small-ish shelter like that is not difficult to come by.