Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Memphis, TN USA
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This story is both sad and terrifying to me. I have an 08 that is my first bike that I've had almost a year. I live in an apartment complex on the third floor so rolling it inside is not an option. On the picture that shows my staircase, I live on the top left side of the stairs. But I do sleep a LOT better at night since I started parking it how you can see in my pictures. It's under a staircase and it has a rail in front of it as well. I have a heavy duty motorcycle chain that goes through the swingarm and rear wheel and chains it to the staircase. I also have a disk lock with alarm on the front wheel making it impossible to roll backwards or forwards even an inch since the front wheel butts up against the rail to prevent forward rolling. I also keep it covered. I tuck the cover somewhat under the disk lock alarm so even taking the cover off will trip the alarm haha.
I feel reasonably comfortable with this setup.I mean it's a complete pain in the azz for ME to get the thing out from under the stairs with the key in the ignition. I mean I have to go forwards and backwards at least three times to get to an angle where I can barely squeeze out the side lol. But it's worth the piece of mind to me. Plus I don't have insurance...at all. Simply can't afford the $160 a month. I know that's stupid on many levels but I just can't do it. It's why I take all these steps to ensure that anyone who takes it will have a very hard time doing so.
Anyways, I'm glad it worked out somewhat ok for you in the end. Although seeing my bike like yours was would absolutely wreck me as I'm sure it did/does you. How much did it sell for on that crashed toys website, out of curiosity? And how's the search for your next bike going?