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Old 08-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #21
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Wow, is bike theft really that bad in Houston? Anyone have statistics?
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if left outside in the open...only a matter of time
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:08 PM   #23
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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.
You have my sympathies. I'll be likely be moving into an apartment in a few months as well and I really can't afford the "luxury" of having two vehicles so it might be time to say bye bye to the bike. :(
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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 ..
Yea I would be totally cool with that in mine. Probably have to get their own keypad since its the only way to open it
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #25
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Wow, is bike theft really that bad in Houston? Anyone have statistics?
I have been on here since 08, yea it is horrible

and for the OP, for that much you could be paying house payments and building equity. just a thought.

Also, maybe there is a self storage close to you. You could rent that and keep it here.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:16 PM   #26
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Wow, is bike theft really that bad in Houston? Anyone have statistics?
Yes it is. Especially if you park in an Apt. Mine lasted 3 months. Every week someone here loses their bike in an apt. parking lot.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #27
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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.






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Yea. Wishing I had someone to go in half on my garage. It's 100 a month

I pay a buck 25 for my garage.. I think Im doing it wrong
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:51 PM   #28
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I spent a short period of my life living in an apartment while at the same time having a bike that was nice enough to steal. Across the main drag from me was a U-lockit storage place so I just rented a locker over there for $30/month and would drive my truck over to it when I wanted to ride. Yes it is less convenient, but it is still more convenient than reporting it stolen.
Prior to having that bike, I always rode pieces of that noone in their right mind would want to steal. So that's another way to solve your problem.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #29
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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.
Make it easy on your self & get a storage unit .
You will not have to worry about the elements or theft as much.
I would suggest pulic storage , the mgrs. usually stay on site 24/7 & you can get 24\7 access to your bike , which is a plus imo.
Some storages closes & you have to be out of the area by 9 pm or 10 pm , that doesn't help as much if you night ride or attend meet & greets etc ...
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My friend got his 07 cbr 600rr stolen right from the garage that we were living in, has not been found to this day (happened 2 years ago). My suggestion would be to get a storage unit. I was looking for apartments around the same area you were, and even the 800+ apartments had theft issues. Unfortunately, garage ≠ safety.

Just my 2 cents...
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:09 PM   #31
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Yea. My dad was in an apt for awhile and had all his tools stolen out of there. Nothing is safe. Have a keypad to open my garage with the steering locked and and alarm disk lock Plus full coverage on mine
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OP: You might check this thread out if you end up with no other viable options. I think I went about a year in the "hood" (old part of Pasadena) without mine ever getting stolen, but I really did my homework and it was definitely a pain in the . I ended up with a titanium boron alloy chain (140ish I believe) with a boron alloy lock that was looped through the frame of my truck and the main frame of my bike. If I recall correctly, and I'm almost certain that I am, the chain specs stated it would require 30,000 pounds of pressure to cut through. After that I googled to find the best and baddest bolt cutters. I saw one with 48 inch handles that would deliver 4,000 lbs of pressure to the chain when 50lbs of pressure was applied to the handles. I figured that was about as good as I was going to get, and for me it worked.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:33 AM   #34
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Public Storage Locker would be the better alternative; plus you can throw other in their too! Actually the better alternative would be to buy a house. Anyone spending over 1K for an apartment is throwing away money! Just my opinion!
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Old 08-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #35
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Yeah when I was looking for a warehouse space, the garage where I live sold me. Used to have a brand new Suzuki dirt bike here too but that tenant moved and now its just my bike and a nighthawk 750.

But now I worry about my truck so I just take the battery out and pray.
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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 ..
With all due respect to warm-hearted MH members that are willing to do help fellow Houston riders, I would strongly advise against it. You could be the best of friends, but heaven forbid something were to happen, it could get ugly in a Houston minute.

Say somebody broke in and stole one of the bikes, who's gonna cover that? If your friend files a claim against his bike's insurance policy, his insurance company might go after you and/or your home owner insurer, claiming negligence. Then the lawyers might want to depose both of you. Besides, would your friendship and trust be strong enough to wthstand the suspicion that is sure to surface?

It's like borrow money between friends. It could kill a friendship that fast.

Figure the cost of securing your own bike(s) into the overall cost. If you cannot afford it, think twice... before leaning on your friend(s) to make it happen.
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Just for clarification, when people are saying garage, they mean a private garage, not a parking garage for the whole complex.

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Word. I lasted 7 months in an apartment in the med center before my was stolen. Gated parking garage with a clicker to enter. Disc lock on the rear was the only additional protection I had on it. Must have been a couple of guys.

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Around 2 years ago when I had mine stolen, there were probably 7-10 others within a month or 2 that got them taken from the same area. Keep in mind, that's only people who are actually members who are actually in that area. It happens all the time. When I called the claim in to my insurance company they basically said they were going to get started processing the paperwork and getting a check cut that minute, because there was no point in waiting around, given how much this happens.


OP, if you're not going to get a private garage, at the very least get a heavy chain and a heavy lock and find somewhere sturdy you can lock up to. And through the frame, not just the wheels. And get theft coverage if you don't already.
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you can rent a house for 900-1100 and not be locked in a box, I'd go that route !
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PM Thayleal. H pays like.. right under 1K.. with a garage. detached. But the place is rather snooty IMHO. could get a cheaper place.. but those attract unwanted attention.
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