Motorcycle Shed Considerations

A motorcycle can be a pricey investment, as well as a source of pride and joy. You want to protect your bike from rain, snow, sunlight, and extreme temperatures. 

If you don’t have space available in a garage, you can keep your motorcycle in a portable storage building. Here are some tips to help you choose the right one.

Measure Your Motorcycle

The first thing you’ll have to do is find out how large your motorcycle is. Don’t guess. If you do, you might buy a shed that’s too small. Get out your tape measure and record the motorcycle’s exact dimensions.

Think about What Else You’ll Want to Keep in the Storage Building

Homeowners often find storage space in short supply. If you’re going to invest in a portable garage, it might make sense to buy one that’s large enough for more than just your motorcycle. 

For example, you might want to keep another vehicle there, or you might decide to use the space to store your lawnmower and other landscaping tools. A portable garage can also be an excellent place to keep outdoor furniture during the winter. 

If you aren’t sure about the size of a vehicle or furniture, check so you don’t underestimate and wind up with a storage building that’s too small. Think about how to arrange your belongings so you’ll have enough space to walk around.

Choose the Right Location

Consider the layout of your property and figure out where to put your motorcycle shed. You’ll need to select an area that’s large enough and that’s also easily accessible. You should be able to move your motorcycle in and out of the garage without too much difficulty. The site that you choose should be free of obstructions, such as rocks and tree roots.

Local zoning laws might limit your options. For instance, you might have to place your portable garage a minimum distance from the property line to avoid a fine. Research your community’s rules before you purchase a storage building.

You might want to place the portable garage in an out-of-the-way location where it won’t be noticeable, or you might prefer to have it in an open area where it’s easily accessible. Keep in mind that a storage building that’s visible from the street might attract thieves.

Order a Motorcycle Shed

After you’ve figured out how large your storage building should be, you can order a motorcycle shed from Portable Garage Depot. We offer small shelters that can house a single motorcycle, as well as larger buildings that can accommodate multiple vehicles. Our storage shelters have durable steel frames and cover that can stand up to harsh weather. Place your order today.

How Bike Capsules Can Store Your Motorcycle Safely

If you’re a lover of being on two wheels then you know how important storing your motorcycle is for those times when it’s not in use. The last thing you want is for damage to occur to your ride because you weren’t careful about where it was kept.

If you don’t have your own garage, share the space with tools and lots of other clutter, or have tried keeping your bike at a friend’s house for storage instead, then you know agonizing it is worrying if it’s safe from theft or damage when not in your site.

Renting dedicated storage space for it could also be out of your budget.

Instead, consider a bike capsule! This is a great way to store your motorcycle safely and keep out dust, dirt, and rodents!

A bike capsule can protect your bike because it’s inflated around the vehicle using a 12-volt fan that runs consistently. It creates a protective barrier around the bike and the capsules are super strong. Made of 10 mil PVC material so it won’t allow mildew in, is flame resistant and won’t pop even from a hammer’s blow.

Worried about the floor? Don’t be. The capsule is a base made from 18oz. herculite – a high-quality performance fabric used by marine professionals. It’s also resistant to oil, gas, and antifreeze.

Keep your precious ride out of harm’s way and save on costs – the average operating cost to run the fan is just $1.50 per month.

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Time to Put the Motorcycle Away!

Winter in many parts of the nation is starting early this year. Weather forecasters on the east coast are calling for the chance of snow in many states. Just one week into the month of November.

If you enjoy riding the open roads on two wheels then this news may come with some sadness. Inclement weather also means it’s time to put the bike away for the season.

Here are some storage tips to consider for your motorcycle.

Winter Motorcycle Storage

Whether you’re worried there won’t be enough room in your garage this winter for the car, bike and other boxes of junk, or would rather not risk the dings your toy may get, you might want to consider other storage options for the winter.

Portable Garages can be used to protect the bike from the elements, and when properly secured, also deter thieves.

Choose a shelter with a durable, tear-proof polyurethane cover to keep the bikes paint and other elements clean and free of damage.

Since winters can get pretty rough, be sure to also choose a durable steel frame that can withstand strong winds or any heavy snow loads.

Get easy, mobile protection for both cruising and racing bikes as well as ATV’s, snowmobiles, jet skis, and other recreational equipment so you don’t have to worry about cluttering the garage.

At Portable Garage Depot we offer storage models with double zipper front and rear doors and an anchoring system that make terrific choices for motorcycle storage over the winter.

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Should You Store Your Motorcycle Under a Canopy in the Summer?

While we like to think of our motorcycles when we’re out in the summer having fun riding them, we probably give less consideration to them when we’re not using them. Many people leave their motorcycles out in the summer. After all, it’s not winter…right? After all, the weather is mild.

Leaving motorcycles out in the open, however, leaves them exposed to dirt, dust, rain and UV radiation. If you care for your bike, you’ll want to protect it, even in the summer. If you don’t have space in the garage (or don’t have a garage at all), you can find portable solutions that will protect the investment you have made in your motorcycle and the enjoyment you get from it. It will also save you time having to clean your bike.

Portable canopies are a great solution for protecting motorcycles as well as ATVs from summer’s hazards. These canopies are affordable, sturdy, protective and come in a variety of colors and sizes. They blend easily into your yard and look attractive, and their bright interiors help with visibility inside. The fabric canopies are easy to assemble (so you can put them up and take them down easily or move them to another part of the yard).

During the winter when your motorcycle is in deep storage, you can use the canopy for seasonal equipment, snowblowers, furniture, household items, workshop materials or anything else you need quick access to. Alternatively, if you have no deep storage, a portable shelter can also protect your bike from damage from winter weather conditions.

In Connecticut, Portable Garage Depot is a leading provider of all manner of portable shelters for motorcycles as well as other vehicles. The shelters and their covers are easy to assemble and use thanks to an easy bolt design that allows you to assemble your shelter with minimum tools in minimal time, without compromising the strength of your new temporary motorcycle cover or shed. View our wide variety of motorcycle shelters on our web site, or call us at 800-984-7657 to discuss your motorcycle storage needs.