Store Your Motorcycle Safely Until Spring
Why Are Fall and Winter Not Biking Seasons?
Enjoying the open road on your motorbike is something best kept for days where the weather is good. It doesn't always have to be bright sun, but if the weather is particularly wet or icy, this can be really hazardous for anyone on a motorcycle. Wet leaves on the road or ice that you can't see until it's too late are just a couple of things that you need to be careful of if you decide to ride your motorbike as the weather starts to get worse.
This means that when it comes to fall, and especially winter, it is sensible to hang up your helmet and put your motorbike away until the weather starts to improve. Riding in dangerous conditions is no fun, and as the weather starts to turn, you will find that rain, ice, and snow can seem to come out of nowhere. Having somewhere safe and secure to keep your motorcycle during these seasons is essential if you want to make sure you can get out and enjoy the freedom of the open road again when spring comes around.
How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Fall and Winter Storage
Storing your motorcycle throughout fall and winter is not as simple as just parking it up and leaving it until spring. These are the things you need to think about:
• Inflate the tires
Ensure your tires are fully inflated to their usual PSI rate. If the tires are underinflated, this can cause damage as the weight of your motorcycle presses down on the rims, resulting in expensive and frustrating repair bills. More importantly, it can cause weak spots and could be a hazard when you start riding again, jeopardizing your safety.
• Give your bike a proper clean
If you are going to store your bike for months, then make sure it is clean before you do so. Leaving dirt or grease on your bike for that length of time can cause damage to the material. Even if no damage is caused, you might find that when you come to clean it, it just doesn't get as shiny as it used to.
• Inspect your bike for damage
If your bike is damaged, then you will want to know before you get it out ready to use next spring so that you can get it repaired and roadworthy again. Have a thorough check over your motorcycle and if there are any areas of damage, ask an expert to give it a thorough check if you want peace of mind that it is in good condition. It’s a good time to get them sorted out as you won’t be riding it anyway, and if you need any work done, then you can budget for it over the winter months.
• Cover your bike
once it’s ready to put away, make sure that you cover your motorbike properly and secure it. Even if you are storing your bike under cover, it is important that it has a decent cover over it to protect it from dust, dirt, or anything else that might get on it.
Your Motorbike is Prepped for Storage, But What is the Best Storage Option?
If you have prepared your bike to be stored, then you need to make sure that you choose the best storage option for you. Three categories available to you are described below:
1. Metal Shed
A metal shed is a great option if you would like your motorbike to be stored indoors. Choosing a metal shed means that your bike will be fully protected from the elements. No matter how bad the weather gets, you will know that your bike will be safe. You have a range of options when it comes to size, as these metal sheds can be customized to your requirements. Whether you want a shed that is just big enough for your bike, or you would like to store your accessories with it, you will have plenty of sheds to choose from.
2. Metal Carport
If you are not interested in storing your motorbike indoors, or you have a cover for your bike that means it will be protected from most of the weather, a metal carport might be the perfect solution. A carport cover will provide protection from the harshest of weather as it will keep away the heavy rain, snow, and even the bright sunlight that could damage your bike. A prefab carport is simple to build, and a steel carport cover will be durable, long-lasting, and ensure your bike is protected. Carport prices are affordable and a great solution for people on a budget.
3. Metal Garage
A metal garage offers similar protection for your bike that a metal shed offers. The difference is that a metal garage is geared more to allowing you to ride your bike into its storage home rather than push it in to store it. A garage will also give you the space you need to carry out any essential maintenance and give you space to store your accessories, tools, and anything else you need.
Probuilt Steel Buildings Has a Range of Metal Buildings to Keep Your Motorbike Safe This Winter
If you own a motorcycle, then you will be well aware of the need to make sure you ride safely. This includes knowing when not to ride your motorbike. During the seasons of fall and winter, it is best to store your motorbike as the weather gets worse.
Probuilt Steel Buildings understand the need to keep your motorbike safe and protected during bad weather. That's why there are a range of options for you to choose from. If you want your motorbike to be stored indoors, then a metal shed or garage is perfect for you. If you are on a budget or just don’t want a full building, a prefab carport is the right way to go. Speak to one of our experts at (877) 754-1818 to get started today!