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Old 08-23-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Am I being over protective?

Since I've had my bike, I've lived in an apartment where it has been parked in a garage. I'm having to relocate and one of my criteria for the new place has been a garage. Long story short, anywhere with a garage is either not available or way too expensive. Am I over-thinking this? I'm having nightmares about it sitting out in the weather. Is keeping a cover over it good enough? Or, do I really need to keep looking for a place that would at least have covered parking?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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keep looking for a place with a garage. I refuse to move anywhere without one. If it comes down to it and have to be at a certain place, find your nearest storage. If that is unavailable then get on phone with your insurance and make sure you have full coverage, theft, ect.. cause your bike will get stolen if it sits outside
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:57 PM   #3
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no you're not. i started looking at least 3 months before my last lease was up.... ijs.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:58 PM   #4
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I just moved recently and had the same criteria. I found a couple of places around the Med center and River oaks/montrose area that had garages. What area are you looking in?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:59 PM   #5
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I did the same thing..
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #6
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Your is as good as gone without the garage
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:00 PM   #7
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Yeah. I have full coverage. I'm really more worried about the elements than theft. It's way more likely to get stolen from my work than the apartment complex I'm looking at.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Yeah. I have full coverage. I'm really more worried about the elements than theft. It's way more likely to get stolen from my work than the apartment complex I'm looking at.
Apartment + Bike = Gone!
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #9
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you won't have it long enough for the weather to cause you any problems.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:13 PM   #10
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Garage or inside the apartment - only options if you actually want to keep the bike
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #11
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I hear horror stories about bike outside or apartment.Get a garage Ii moved a few months ago and getting a garage was a must,
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:17 PM   #12
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Moving in two months and have to have a garage personally. But now its in a complex where to get in the gate you have to have a button pusher. No key pad or anything so only get in if you live there. Chained up under car port with a cover and have had no problems
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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Even if the dirtbags don't get to it, the weather will. A while back, I looked at several bikes where the sellers lived in apt complexes. Even the ones with covers on, parts of the bike looked rusted and weathered. I wouldn't buy a bike from a guy that lives in apt and no garage.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:27 PM   #14
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That button didnt save my bike. Don't be fooled into thinking a gate makes safer
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:29 PM   #15
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Your is as good as gone without the garage
Yup.

Some higher end apartments do offer detached garages for about $60-70 a month but we're talking places that have monthly rents starting at $800.
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Last resort. Seen a few at other complexes by me.

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Old 08-23-2012, 03:32 PM   #17
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i pay 50$ for my garage... PM me for details if you want
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Yup.

Some higher end apartments do offer detached garages for about $60-70 a month but we're talking places that have monthly rents starting at $800.
Yea. Wishing I had someone to go in half on my garage. It's 100 a month
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:34 PM   #19
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Yes. My options are pretty much $1060+ for an attached garage, $931 + $90 for a place and a detached garage (still over $1k). The places I've found that are reasonable and offer either attached or detached don't have anything available for the foreseeable future. I'm at a loss as to what to do.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:39 PM   #20
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find a MH member with a garage and see if they will let you park in their garage...years ago, I had a couple of friends that parked their bikes in my shed ..
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