Protecting your bike in the cold months is crucial, but unfortunately, not everyone has a garage. Motorcycle storage solutions can protect your motorcycle from the elements while making it easy to access your ride whenever you want. Key Storage offers convenient storage for motorcycles to keep your precious bike safe during any season.
Types of Motorcycle Storage at Key Storage
Most motorcycles will fit in a small 5 x 10 ft storage unit with a little extra space for other gear. However, you'll need a larger unit if you plan to store other items. Key Storage offers several motorcycle storage options, including the following sizes.
5x10 or 5x15 Units
If you have just one bike, we recommend our 5 x 10 or 5 x15 ft storage units, which fit most common motorcycle types.
10x10 and 10x15 Unit
If you have two bikes, we recommend at minimum our 10 x 10 ft unit that's large enough for at least two bikes and other gear like helmets.
Our 10x20 unit can store multiple bikes, gear, supplies, and any equipment needed for maintenance.
Key Storage Motorcycle Storage Units
With a motorcycle storage unit, you can rest easy knowing your bike is always protected—and not just from the elements. We offer several security features, including an on-premise manager, video monitoring, and gates, to protect your motorcycle while it's stored in one of our facilities.
We offer convenient access to your bike whenever you need it, allowing you to drive up and move it using a truck or take it out for a ride when the weather gets nice again.
The most significant benefit of motorcycle storage is protection against the elements that can wreak havoc on its internal and external parts. You want your bike to perform just as well as it did last spring, so keeping it out of the cold snow and ice is crucial.
Motorcycle Storage FAQs
How much does it cost to store a motorcycle?
The cost of motorcycle storage varies by location and depends on many factors, including the following:
- Unit size: Most motorcycles can fit comfortably in a small 5 x10 ft storage unit with room for a few other pieces of equipment. However, if you plan to store more than one motorcycle, you'll need a larger unit, which can increase the price.
- Time of year: The best time of year to rent a storage unit is the winter because that's when they're most affordable and available. This is great news for motorcycle enthusiasts because winter is usually the most popular time to store a bike.
- Amenities and features: Most motorcycles don't need additional features like climate control. However, if you're worried the extreme winter weather may impact your bike's performance, you can upgrade to a climate-controlled unit.
- Type of storage unit: The two most common types of motorcycle storage are indoor and covered. Indoor motorcycle storage is the most expensive, but it allows you to store your bike for the entire winter season to prevent rain, sun exposure, and snow from impacting its performance. Covered motorcycle storage is cheaper, but it's best suited for individuals who live in a place that doesn't get extreme winter weather.
How do I prepare a motorcycle for storage?
Preparing your motorcycle for storage is crucial because the winter elements can damage its internal and external parts, leading to corrosion, rust, and oxidation. Here are a few steps on how to prepare your bike for motorcycle storage:
- Clean the motorcycle: Dirt, salt from winter roads, and moisture can lead to corrosion over time, especially if your bike is in storage. Cleaning and buffing your motorcycle will prevent the corrosion of the external parts.
- Fill with fuel: Filling your bike with fuel can prevent corrosion caused by temperature fluctuations and condensation.
- Change the oil: Keeping the internal parts well-oiled can help prevent internal oxidation and corrosion in the engine while flushing contaminants.
- Inflate the tires: Motorcycle tires can go flat when left in one position for too long. Inflating your tires before storing can help prevent this issue to ensure your bike is ready for you the next time you want to go on a ride.
- Charge the battery: Your battery will discharge over time, especially in cold weather. Charging your battery before storage can prolong its life. However, we recommend taking your bike out of long-term storage for a ride every now and then to automatically recharge them periodically.
- Cover the motorcycle: Every motorcycle needs a good cover to protect it from damage, even if it's sitting alone in a storage unit.
- Place the motorcycle in a storage unit: When you're ready to place your motorcycle in storage, you can simply ride up to your unit and drop it off.
When can I access my motorcycle in storage?
Key Storage is open seven days a week, every day of the year, with our hours of operation being from 6 am to 9 pm. Depending on your storage unit, we offer the added convenience of drive-up access to make accessibility to your unit as easy as possible.
What are the benefits of motorcycle storage?
Every motorcyclist knows the importance of properly storing their bikes, especially during fall and winter. Unfortunately, unless you have a dedicated space for your motorcycle, you might have to keep it outside where it's susceptible to wear and tear that can affect its performance. The benefits of motorcycle storage include the following:
- Garage space: Even if you have a garage, you may not want to store your motorcycle in it because you have other vehicles. However, instead of leaving your bike out in the cold, you can use a motorcycle storage solution to protect it from the elements without taking up space in your garage.
- Affordability: Storing your motorcycle can be more affordable than leaving it out in the elements because the added safety and protection can prevent rust and corrosion that you’ll need to fix next year.