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Have you ever stored your bike indoors?

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I'm kinda curious...

Sometimes i notice people's pictures in the photo forum, and it looks like people put their bikes in living rooms, bedrooms, and other indoor living space rooms. How many of you do this? And how many of you who do this, live with other people (families/kids/wives/gfs/bfs whatever) and the other people don't mind this? Doesn't it make your house dirty? Are these show bikes that never go on the street? And how do you bring them in? Just ride them inside? Doesn't it tear up your carpet? Leave marks on hardwood? I can't really fathom storing my bike into my 'living space' indoors...

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I've had mine indoors many times. Some worry about the 18 ish litres of gasoline, but I dont. Nothing like walking into your living room and seeing your bike in the corner, clean, sitting on a rear stand, ahhhh.
 

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When I still lived at home (Eastern Canada) and we only had a carport, my FZ750 and RZ500 got stored for winter in my bedroom. At least we had a basement door that was on the same level as my room. You shoulda beenthere when we were trying to get my buddy's NS400 down a flight of stairs, left and right into his room. EGAD!

Now I have my garage and it never goes below 15C, plus I ride all year!
 

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Yah, cleaning up my basement ready to put the bikes to sleep for a few months. I am going to do a bunch of maintenance, and change some gaskets before I put 'em down so they'll be ready to go next spring. They'll be nice and safe, warm and dry, and out of the way so I can put the car/truck in the garage during the winter.
 
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I've had mine indoors many times. Some worry about the 18 ish litres of gasoline, but I dont. Nothing like walking into your living room and seeing your bike in the corner, clean, sitting on a rear stand, ahhhh.
+1 ^^^

Spend some time cleaning it and let 'er dry completely. Its like a great work of 'ART' in your living room/bedroom. If your bike doesnt leak oil/gas outside, it wont leak inside. As for tires damaging carpet, no different than the marks left from your couch feet, they go away.

Where she sits depends on the layout & space of your pad. In the off-season my bike use to reside in the living room, then moved, and the bedroom became the 'optimal' spot. Donno which was better, on display for all to admire, or waking up and the first thing you see is yur 'prescious gurl'.
:rockon :laughing

If worried about fuel, I guess you could drain your tank, but I never bothered. Never gave off any odours either.

In theory you probly 'shouldn't' keep it indoors, but you 'shouldnt' speed, wheelie, drink coffee, get drunk, ect, ect, ect. either
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Does a basement count as living space?
I used to store three of em down stairs.
They were always warm and dry,,,,,,except when the basement flooded.....
 

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when i lived in Japan, the one apartment we had was HUGE. it had 2 bedrooms. that's huge if any of you have been to Japan and see what passes as an apartment. either way, we stored a CBR400, NC30, and a TZ250 in the front room and one bedroom. great conversation pieces and the bike in the bedroom was for ..errrrrr.....ummmmm......positions!!
 

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I would put one indoors if I had no other choice.
 

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No, those pictures are all from people that have garages that are much nicer than your house, and so on.
 

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Getting it on/off the elevator gets you some weird looks :evilgrin
 

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I would love to but my kid would take it all apart
 

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Funny you ask,
Mine is going in the lunchroom at my office. This way I can spend some quality together during the winter months.
 

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10 years ago when I had my gixer1100 as all the parts were getting repainted and polished, it was all getting hung on the walls just like art work. Back then a room was only for sleeping in and other things.
As for people that have nicer garages than living spaces,That reminds me when I first started riding 20 years ago, most guys with cool bikes ,like old gixers,fzrs an vfrs all had shit box cars.
 

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I did last year it was great. It was across the hall in the spare room and I could see it from bed.
The wife strongly objected to me looking at it during sex.
I drained the oil and gas and put it on a sheet of plywood.
HAd to take the fairing and pipes of to get it down the hall but well worth it.
 

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i've got two bikes in my living room, right next to the t.v. :thumbup
(one is a honda 50)
 

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As a strata president i have looked into this and what i have found

these are a few bylaws i just looked up

3(e) do anything that will increase the risk of fire or the rate of insurance on the building or any other part thereof

3(m)store or keep hazardous materials in or about the strata lot or common property

7(2) in the event that loss or damage occurs to a strata lot ,common property,loimited common property that give rise to a valid claim under the the strata corporation's insurance policy the owner of the strata lot from where the damage originated is responsible for the deductible portion of the policy relative to the damage

36(9)at no time shall any vehicle(s) be parked in the complex that would contravene the municipal fire regulations


in my building you have to have some kind of insurance on your vehicle to just to park in the underground

so if anyone else has any info on this please add to it but i think it is a bad idea in a condo building because you are not only risking your house but others that live with you

sorry for the long post
 
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