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Old 09-06-2011, 01:02 AM   #1
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Can you keep a bike inside your apartment?

When I was buying my bike I saw lots of pictures of bikes indoors.
I'm thinking it definitely beats paying 70 bucks/month for a storage facility and driving there every time you ride.
Is there a law against that? And if they find out, can cops get a warrant to search your apartment, and what is the penalty?
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you can keep it inside, just dont get cought. there are no laws againts it and if they find out the appartment people will ask you to remove the bike. they say it is a fire and health hazard. i doubt they will get a warrent since they have the keys to your appartment anyway.
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Yep, don't get caught. If I lived in an apartment, it'd be first floor so I can roll my moto in every night.
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its a to get in and out ......... laying down rugs or blankets to take it in or out... really makes me wish i had a garage .... id def ride more often...
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:18 AM   #5
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:53 AM   #7
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I would always put my bike inside my old apartment when i went out of town.
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reading the older thread I saw a good idea...
Take the gas tank off and put it in the trunk of your car. Then there's no gasoline in the apartment and no more fire hazard.


Of course this means you will almost never ride anymore because it's too much hassle. I have a friend that started keeping his bike in his living room.
Seemed like a great idea and the bike is like brand new. The downside is he doesn't ride anymore because it's a hassle getting in and out. Plus he likes to wait for it to cool off before bringing it in, so it's a PIA all the way around.
Find a friend with a garage or pony up and get your own, it's the only way...
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whats funny is people who complain about the gasoline in the tank, and not wanting it in the apartment below them, but they have no problem with it in a garage under them.

if gasoline "inside" was such a problem, then why do so many fires start in garages under the apartment or under the master bedroom....and these garages have cars, bikes, and cans of gasoline and other flammable liquids stored there.
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Wtf? Bike in the apartment? If I'd be your landlord I'd kick you out with no second thought
Part of be able to own a bike, is to be able to legally park it ( garage, insurance, etc.) together with proper license endorsement, liability insurance, proper riding gear, etc. If you can not afford it don't buy the bike
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whats funny is people who complain about the gasoline in the tank, and not wanting it in the apartment below them, but they have no problem with it in a garage under them.

if gasoline "inside" was such a problem, then why do so many fires start in garages under the apartment or under the master bedroom....and these garages have cars, bikes, and cans of gasoline and other flammable liquids stored there.
U c ... People usually not living in their garage, don't cook in their garage, don't have theire friends visiting them for a party in their garage involving drinking beer and smoking cigars or whAt ever else... Normal people I am talking about here...
Sure, the guys keeping their bikes in their apartments never do stupid things like this near their bikes but why on earth their niebors should care? They pay for their apartments as well for a minute...
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Wtf? Bike in the apartment? If I'd be your landlord I'd kick you out with no second thought
Part of be able to own a bike, is to be able to legally park it ( garage, insurance, etc.) together with proper license endorsement, liability insurance, proper riding gear, etc. If you can not afford it don't buy the bike
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I don't think I would worry about you being my landlord. With your awesome ability to absolutely destroy the english language your ability to hack a rental/lease agreement into something legitimate would be comical at best.

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U c ... People usually not living in their garage, don't cook in their garage, don't have theire friends visiting them for a party in their garage involving drinking beer and smoking cigars or whAt ever else... Normal people I am talking about here...
Sure, the guys keeping their bikes in their apartments never do stupid things like this near their bikes but why on earth their niebors should care? They pay for their apartments as well for a minute...
I have never seen a rental agreement prohibiting you from parking a motorcycle indoors. However it may be frowned upon.

Everyone is spouting about safety, and fires and blah blah blah, but really the fuel in your tank is no more dangerous that the gas from the stove, or hot water heater.

How many homes have attached garages?
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I don't think I would worry about you being my landlord. With your awesome ability to absolutely destroy the english language your ability to hack a rental/lease agreement into something legitimate would be comical at best.



I have never seen a rental agreement prohibiting you from parking a motorcycle indoors. However it may be frowned upon.

Everyone is spouting about safety, and fires and blah blah blah, but really the fuel in your tank is no more dangerous that the gas from the stove, or hot water heater.

How many homes have attached garages?
point taken, but despite my language issues, I think I made my point across

Ough, and if I would ever need to 'hack a lease agreement into something legitimate' I will pay some smart to do it for me
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Wtf? Bike in the apartment? If I'd be your landlord I'd kick you out with no second thought
Part of be able to own a bike, is to be able to legally park it ( garage, insurance, etc.) together with proper license endorsement, liability insurance, proper riding gear, etc. If you can not afford it don't buy the bike
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Yep , it is so easy just to get a storage unit & be hassle free.
I have a storage unit & have 24 hr. access & the facility is a few blocks from my home.
When I need to work on my bike , my unit is big enough that I can do it with no hassle.
Trying to hide a bike in a apartment , sooner or later , you will get reported & maybe asked to move out.
Get a unit.
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I have never seen a rental agreement prohibiting you from parking a motorcycle indoors. However it may be frowned upon.
Every apartment I ever had mentioned not storing a bike indoors (maybe not exact wordings, usually no flammables to be stored indoors, etc.) You should read the fineprint in your lease papers (the 16 pages you probably initialed, but never read).
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A cycle shell or similar is an option if the parking area has something solid to chain it to and they're cheap compared to garage or storage rent. Just get it in writing from the property manager that you can keep it on the property or else you might run into the situation I did at the last apartment where some complained that I was taking up an "extra" parking space and the manager pulled out a one line clause in the lease agreeement about prohibiting vehicle covers even though the same person a year earlier gave verbal agreement that I could use the shell. As stated earlier parking it in your living room will earn you an eviction notice from the landlord.
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