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Old 10-21-2008, 01:53 PM   #1
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Parking question for bikes.

Ive been hesitant to park in places not specifically designated for Motorcycles, yet I see them parked in sporadic places outside various venues.


So whats the deal, is it simply take your chances are is there a set place where it's legal to park? Restaraunts, bars...etc...
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:59 PM   #2
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I think that as long as you're not blocking a sidewalk or wheelchair ramp then it's up to the property owner and it's not really good business to tow patron's vehicles. I do it all time and have never had a problem, but I've seen bikes downtown parked on the curb with tickets on them.

I park at the saucer on the curb all the time and have never had a problem but the manager told me that there's one cop that patrols downtown (sgt. ) that give tickets to bikes there.
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Old 10-21-2008, 02:03 PM   #3
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yeah and draw attention to your self and risk putting your bike in a place that people will finger it and delivery trucks or garbage trucks or traffic may no see it and hit it???

I dunno I'm pretty much a "normal parking spot" only person, unless they have motorcycle specific parking.

I consider the ppl that park sporadically douche bags. Now there are exceptions... if I ride to the movies, I defintely park near a pole or tree to cable lock to, and if there isn't one available I'll pull up on the sidewalk if I have to. And at some restaurants (like hooters) they will have a place where "everyone always parks" and you know I mean.. if I roll in and there are already six bikes parked in a row on the sidewalk i will park next to them.

But for the most part it just seems like askin for trouble. If its a high theft area you could park it in front of the window but maybe you should just not leave your bike in that kind of place.
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It just depends on the situation if I'll park in a random spot or not but you can't get mad when you get a ticket, park at your own risk.
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i usually take my bike out to ride... i dont really park much... eating lunch i guess, but i dont take the bike to the movies, or the mall, or the store... you cant buy anything, and if your going to the movies why not take the car? i have full cov. ins. + theft but i would still b worried sick that my bike was getting stolen... do you ever worry someone is stealing your bike????
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If bouncers or establishments are cool w you parking there, then ur good. If its a public sidewalk, that's your choice(w the cops.)

For Godsakes, dont block a ramp or anywhere that would restrict mobility for someone that couldnt otherwise get around you, seriously...
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i usually take my bike out to ride... i dont really park much... eating lunch i guess, but i dont take the bike to the movies, or the mall, or the store... you cant buy anything, and if your going to the movies why not take the car? i have full cov. ins. + theft but i would still b worried sick that my bike was getting stolen... do you ever worry someone is stealing your bike????
Wrong if you have the trunk the size of a Busa you can Buy a whole lot of stuff I always take the Busa shopping with me ... I buy everything from Milk to eggs and those large 52 load Tide liquid washing machince soap
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I have a bungee cargo net which stretches to gargantuan proportions and I can pretty much go all out grocery shopping with the KLR, especially if I have my backpack and/or tank bag.
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I have just enough room for the PC III in the tail never take the bike shopping
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If I'm going somewhere new I ask someone that works there in the know where I'm allowed to park. Most are nice and I then move my bike in the safest spot they say.


Mrs. T , why worry about your bike being stolen? That's why I pay insurance. I usually don't take my bike all over as I like to keep it mainly for recreation, but the fear of it being stolen alone will not stop me from riding it somewhere.
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Lock up your bike everytime. cable lock around a permanent object + 120db alarmed disc lock. Aside from full coverage its the best prevention you can get and pretty cheap too.

There have been times when a bike was my only vehicle so I've found with a strap or two and a milk crate you can get all the groceries you need for a week or so. cargo nets are awesome too.. amazing what you can do with those (everything except buy bread and flowers, lol)
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Anywhere it's the safest to not get a ticket and where people won't finger fck -- that's my main concern.
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