Storing motorbikes properly
Many motorcyclists, especially those living in an urban area, suffer from a common problem: where can I park my motorbike safely in winter? Parking on the street is much too risky: motorbikes can often be hit or knocked over and the resulting damages are annoying and expensive.
But what else can you do?
A good solution is to rent a garage. These usually offer enough space for a motorbike and its equipment, as well as personal protective gear. In addition, garages also provide room to carry out small repairs on the machine itself. Garages can also be locked; only the owner has access.
Car parks are also an option. What makes these different from a standard garage is that they are usually located in a large underground parking garage. The motorbike is open to anyone else who has a space in the garage. Unfortunately, even here, damage is frequently caused by other cars. However, these large garages are often under video surveillance, meaning it’s easier to find out who has caused the damage.
A motorbike parking space differs from the aforementioned options in that a larger area is available, where several motorbikes can be parked. These spaces are usually partly structurally separate, reducing the risk of damage from other vehicles. Here, the only way to cause damage to your own motorbike is through carelessness on your own part or from another motorcyclist.
Don't forget to include a useful motorcycle packing list on your next motorcycle trip.
Storing motorbikes properly during winter
Motorbikes which are not used during winter, should be stored properly during the colder season. Drivers’ associations have provided several tips, to ensure you can really hit the road again the next summer:
- The motorbike should be thoroughly cleaned, and especially the chain and mechanical cables.
- The battery should be disconnected during the winter to retain its functional capability. Better still, remove the battery and connect it to a charger.
- The motorbike should have a full tank during winter, to prevent corrosion damage to the metal tank. But be careful: some experts recommend completely emptying plastic tanks, as the fuel can diffuse through the tank
- Weather can have a negative impact on the motorbike. The bike should therefore be stored in a dry location sheltered from the weather (e.g. garage).
- The tyre pressure should be increased and the motorbike parked on its main stand, or even jacked up.
Storebox – Your storage next door provides you with a place to store your motorbikes. Electricity for the battery is included in the price on a fair-use basis. Storebox also offers other services such as motorbike transport/transfers. If you are interested in our services, simply check out the Storebox website to find out more.
Compartments can be booked in various sizes and cost from €36,99 per m²/month, plus flexible insurance packages.
Your compartment is available immediately after booking and can be accessed around the clock with your personal access code.
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All Storeboxes are accessible on the ground floor, barrier-free, doubly secured, monitored and insured.