There are many different options when it comes to motorcycle storage such as the storage sheds. Space is an important factor to consider when considering motorcycle storage.
Motorcycle storage is a major concern for most riders. It does not matter if you are a casual rider or an avid enthusiast, you will need to properly store your motorcycle to get the best out of it. There are many choices when it comes to storage. You can have a dedicated garage at home, or rent space at dedicated motorcycle storage companies near your location.
Most of the time, finding a proper space for motorcycle storage can be a problem. There are two ways you can approach your pace problem. First off, if you have space in your home, you can build a dedicated garage. Many companies offer custom garage covers or portable sheds for your needs. You can order storage shelters that come in various shapes, sizes, styles and colors. These products are made to withstand the weather, be it hot, sizzling summers or cold, snowy winters. You do not need much space as motorcycles are compact, however it needs to be dedicated solely for this use, so you might need to rethink this option if you are tight on space.
The second option is to rent or lease space from companies that offer motorcycle storage. There are many benefits when you choose this. The first is the fact that these companies offer better security than you can give to your motorbike. Many offer 24-hour video surveillance, on-site managers and gated access. Their containers are built to protect your motorcycle from the elements; it especially comes in handy during winter. Finally, they offer flexible lease terms, so you can rest assured that you do not have to be tied into a long-term binding contract if you are only looking to store your motorbike for a short period of time.
When considering a storage facility, your main concerns are that it has a stable temperature (preferably 65° or above), and that it is a dry environment. The worst possible storage situation is one where the temperature will vary greatly from day to night. Back and forth temperature extremes can wreak havoc on many parts of your bike, including leather seats, rubber gaskets, and plastic seals and fuel lines. So even if your bike must be stored at a lower than optimum temperature, you are still better off keeping the temperature steady, rather than submitting your motorcycle to extreme climate ups and downs throughout the time.
Furthermore, you can also store your motorcycle in a storage shed. An important point to bear in mind is that if you buy a standard metal garden shed, the door may be quite narrow, whereas metal containers that are designed specifically for motorcycle storage usually have wide double doors which allow plenty of space for wheeling your bike in and out. Also, specialist motorcycle sheds will usually offer more robust security – some of the more expensive models feature elaborate security mechanisms which literally clamp the motorbike to the floor and make it extremely difficult for thieves to remove the bike.
Plastic storage sheds are an alternative option, and offer a compromise between cheap wooden sheds and expensive metal ones. They are less expensive than metal, but more durable and secure than wood – although they certainly won’t pose much of an obstacle for a determined thief, so if your motorcycle is particularly valuable, consider metal.