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Old 31-10-2010, 09:57 AM
The Night Train The Night Train is offline
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Question Re: Bike shelter?

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Just as a note I've ordered one of these - Motorbike Motorcycle Cover Bike Home Shelter Garage Scooter - Feel Good UK it appears to be the same dimensions as the other one mentioned in this thread but is 150 cheaper.

I'll report further when I've had it a bit
A quick ^^ bumpety bump ^^ of this thread back to the top, how's the shelter Mossberg ?

Need to purchase something very shortly and can't have a permanent structure, anybody else have any recommendations please ?
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Old 31-10-2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Bike shelter?

I'm pleased with my bike barn. I've had one for nearly a year I have bought cheaper covers in the past but they didn't last - this seems to have put up with it all, snow, rain, wind. I have had a bit of condensation with heavy rain but I have sorted that by making some spreaders for the vents. The best bit is you can put the bike away before it cools down which is better than a bike cover. I can stand up in it (5' 6'') and still more headroom, but the bit about being able to work under the cover is only true if you are an athletic bendy bean pole. I can unload the bike in the dry after a road trip though which is handy.

I got mine on ebay new- it was more expensive than others, but testimonals indicate they last for years. I got the touring size as it leaves more room inside. There is a plate that runs the width of the barn - park your wheel on it. you can also add a lock to the bottom.

I got mine off:
BIKE BARN TOURER MOTORCYCLE COVER FACTORY DIRECT on eBay (end time 17-Nov-10 16:57:32 GMT)

(I have no links with the company..quick delivery.....darn he has put the price up....)

But check out the manufacturers website as well.

A friend of mine bought one recently - they are pleased with theirs too.


hope that helps
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Old 31-10-2010, 05:15 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

I have had my Fatboy under a bikebarn for a year now with not one bad effect
So long as you protect (ACF50 and a good wax) it it should keep well
very easy to put in and get out on a sunny day
I will try and photograph it in daylight
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

Here is the Barn



Been living in here for a year now.
Easy to ride in and pull out
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:16 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

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Here is the Barn



Been living in here for a year now.
Easy to ride in and pull out
I'm sayin f-all (for once in my life)
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:36 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

Not sure I could trust this in the UK, but here on Jersey, sunshine, not a lot of the wet stuff and virtually no crime it's quite safe (even though............... it is alarmed just for piece of mind)
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Old 04-11-2010, 07:51 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

I was referring to contraception-not nicking bikes.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:31 AM
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Re: Bike shelter?

I'm OK, i've had the snip so I can push in and pull it out all day, or leave it it if I want to avoid too much mess
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:16 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

Mine looks pretty much the same as Hirsty's. I've had it for a few weeks now, my bike has remained dry so it's all good.

Mine is not the bike barn one though, and cost 110 which seems like pretty good value to be honest.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:36 PM
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Re: Bike shelter?

I have a 10' x 6' wooden shed, I was searching all over the net for a practical solution to bike storage and happened to drive past a garden buildings specialist on my way to work one morning. Made to spec, windowless T+G, delivered, assembled and door opening modified to 3' or (90cm) in my case. Its surprisingly big, would easily fit two bikes but you'd struggle getting them in and out. Grand sum of 260.00. They are factory seconds, but you wouldnt know, just a few knot holes, which i've merely siliconed up.

So good in fact that I've just ordered an 8' x 6' to go alongside it, same spec for when I finally purchase the Sportster. Secure, two bike storage, loads of space for tools and other stuff, 500.00 assembled. Bargain!

Just need to get round to wiring them now (I am an electrician) just don't get the time!

I chain them and disk lock them, and if they really want to push them all the way down my dads garden, with locks on and past neighbours etc, then they can have them!

The company is Haydock Garden Buildings in St Helens (north west). Not sure how far they deliver.
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