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Storage for motorbike over winter

Hi,

I live in central Zurich and have used my motorbike since the beginning of the summer. I have a bit of a problem in that I have no garage to store the bike and am not sure what to do. It is a suzuki sv650 that is 3 years old so I would say an average sized bike that is not huge or anything like that.

I just need somewhere store it where I wont need to worry, it would preferably be inside but at least undercover.

I think it could easily fit at the end of someones underground parking space without hindering parking for small to medium sized cars, unfortunately living in central Zurich I do not know anyone with this available.

I am happy to pay for storage as long as it is not extortionate but not even sure where to look on the internet. Does anyone know of any solutions or could point me in the right direction.

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Old 16.11.2011, 18:04
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

I have the same problem so I give my bike to my handler for winter storage:
http://www.keller-motos.ch/
I pay 35CHF per month. They add fuel-stabilizer and what-not and also clean the bike; usually I also ask for a tyre change. I don't see it advertised in their website though...
It's outside of Zurich, but probably you can go around and ask the motorcycle shops around your place.
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

Look for signs near garage entrance/exits.. the building agents normally advertise spaces... that's how I picked up a space for my bike..16chfs per month
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

Thanks for the responses I will try these
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

A question to other motorcyclists: to those of you who store your own bikes, what precautions / winter maintenance do you perform (ie: remove the battery? fuel stabilizer? etc?) This is our first winter with motorcycles and we want to maintain them well...
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

Definitely disconnect the battery; and if you don't have a central stand put some styrofoam under the tyres to prevent them from deforming.

Disclaimer: I never did this myself since I give my motorcycle back to the handler for storage and mechanical checkup...
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

get some knobbly tyres on the bloody thing and ride it
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

Here are my tips for winter storage:
- Fuel stabilizer - If you can't find fuel stabilizer make sure you fill your tank to the top.
- Battery tender is nice (keeps you battery nice and charged)
- Deflate your tires slightly (say down to mid-high 20s) Always put your bike on center stand, or put in on a mechanical stand. Even on central stand I try to put cardboard under the tired
- Nice thick coat of wax - makes the spring clean up easier
- Oil that chain - keep it nice and fresh for the spring


If you find a good place to keep your bike in central zurich let me know. I am looking for a place for my Vstrom.

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get some knobbly tyres on the bloody thing and ride it
Thats what I did with my other bike. However I have to admit, after losing the feeling in my hands this morning (with 2 pairs of gloves on), I am questioning my sanity a bit.

My normal bike is being stored by my normal garage. They remove the battery, and I fill up the tank before hand. 30chf per month. I think most garages do this, or know somebody who does.
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

Why don't you rent an underground garage place and sub let to all the motorbike fans on EF?
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Re: Storage for motorbike over winter

And when you have your bike nicely stored and the battery on a trickle charger, make sure your aunt can't grab the battery one day to jump start her Cadillac.
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Thats what I did with my other bike. However I have to admit, after losing the feeling in my hands this morning (with 2 pairs of gloves on), I am questioning my sanity a bit.

My normal bike is being stored by my normal garage. They remove the battery, and I fill up the tank before hand. 30chf per month. I think most garages do this, or know somebody who does.
You are questioning your sanity?
Here let me recycle this thread, then letīs talk sanity.
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