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Old 11-30-2009, 04:51 AM   #1
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Where to park bike when at shopping areas(Malls)? DOs and DON'Ts?

I bet this question is asked a lot but I haven't found any clear answers.

When parking your bike you normally should just park in a parking slot just like a car but all the time I see people parking up on the sidewalks right next to the store fronts.

So, my question is: Where do you park? And, Where is legal and NOT legal?
Also, Where do you normally park for safety reasons (Theft)?


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Park by the door.
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1. Sometimes people whip into parking spots and if your bikes in between 2 cars.....it's getting hit 10% of the time.

2. If your staying in there a while, it's harder to steal and in plain view

3. Do cops really care if you are on the sidewalk? Probably not on a good day

4. If you whistle at passing chicks they can hear you better
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:00 AM   #3
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Don't park your bike at a mall. Good chance it will get stolen.

If you MUST park it next to a pole so you can chain it up.
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Anyone have any recommendations on a alarm also? I'm moving soon back to University and that scares me $@#*less of it getting picked up.
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Anyone have any recommendations on a alarm also? I'm moving soon back to University and that scares me $@#*less of it getting picked up.
Lowjack (i probably miss spelled it) is the best you can get imo. Also if your not running full coverage at least get liability with comp. I cant afford full coverage on my bike and school but i do and will always have comp. Also if you can find a place to live, live on the first floor and check the main door entrance and see if its easy to get your bike in and out of the apt (unless you have a house with a garage)

For the mall, I either park by the door, or right in front in the yellow dashed off sections. Have done it forever and never had a problem.
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J/w what university you going back to?
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Lowjack (i probably miss spelled it) is the best you can get imo. Also if your not running full coverage at least get liability with comp. I cant afford full coverage on my bike and school but i do and will always have comp. Also if you can find a place to live, live on the first floor and check the main door entrance and see if its easy to get your bike in and out of the apt (unless you have a house with a garage)

For the mall, I either park by the door, or right in front in the yellow dashed off sections. Have done it forever and never had a problem.
Thanks for the reply! I have currently full coverage with USAA. I am attempting to buy a small house near my university but I might have to settle for a apartment with connected garage (Only way I will store my bike)
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J/w what university you going back to?
LSU, I'm transferring from Purdue
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Park by the door.
Reasons:
1. Sometimes people whip into parking spots and if your bikes in between 2 cars.....it's getting hit 10% of the time.

2. If your staying in there a while, it's harder to steal and in plain view

3. Do cops really care if you are on the sidewalk? Probably not on a good day

4. If you whistle at passing chicks they can hear you better

Well at deerbrook mall they will write you a ticket or a warning telling you to park in the motorcyle parking under the theater. I parked way out of the way not near any doors or fire systems.
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:51 AM   #12
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baybrook mall has special areas for motorcycle parking with yellow stripes and parking posts so cars dont hit you. usually right near the main entrances too. keep an eye out or do what feels right until you get a ticket

usually dont ride to the mall though cause then i have to carry gear and a backpack to get whatever i may buy back to the house.
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Don't ride to the mall. Soccer moms, dipshit kids, and the occasional old bittys scares me. If theres not specific motorcycle parking I generally ride right up the handicapped ramps onto the sidewallks next to the business. Its parked mostly out of the way when i do it though, so no one has to go out of their way to go around it.
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For alarm I like one that has an ignition kill and perimiter sensor and 2 way pager. That's the scorpio
A gps can be added.
For storage consider a mini storage close to home, if a garage isn't avail
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I would never park at a mall, especially a Houston mall. I am amazed every time I see bikes parked at malls. You know how many car thefts and burglaries take place at malls? A lot.
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1> MSF (at least used to) cover the proper way to park in a parking space
to reduce chances of someone running over your bike.
2> Each mall/store etc is going to be different, along with the local leo's.
Probably the best idea would be to contact them and see what they have to say about parking options.
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whenever i park in a public place, i park my bike even w/ the trunks of the cars next to it, so that a person will not miss my bike.
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If the parking lot is asphalt, I'll park on the sidewalk as out of the way as possible. If the parking lot is concrete, I'll park next to a pole in the 'yellow striped' area.

Once I stopped at the grocery on my way home and I parked on the sidewalk. When I returned to the bike there were miniture handprints all over the gas tank... I parked next to the kiddie rides.

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whenever i park in a public place, i park my bike even w/ the trunks of the cars next to it, so that a person will not miss my bike.
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I ride to the mall because the bike is my only mode of transportation when the gf isn't home. I park even with cars trunks in normal parking. I rarely(if ever) park on sidewalks/walkways.
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