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When going to different places where do you park your bike.... :popcorn:

I am always on the curb near the door reguardless
 

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if im looking "cool" i'll park my bike on the sidewalk...or in a parking space if im riding with friends.
 

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I park in a parking space side by side by one of my friends.
 

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Ok, I got my new bike and I had this question. Do bikes park the same as cars or do some places have bike specific parking? Is it legal to just leave it on the sidewalk?
 

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It all depend's. If I'm around town and I know the place pretty well I'll park right by the door on the sidewalk. I once got a ticket from a dickhead meter cop because he said I was parked in the fire lane. I only got a $20 ticket but I would rather have that then my bike on it's side.
 

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within eye range
 

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It all depends on where I am going. I scout the parking lot out a couple time before settling into a place. I look for nice cars to park next to (knowing they dont want to scratch theirs the same as I dont want mine scratched) and NEVER near large trucks. I also park in places where it would be difficult/impossible to back a truck up to and take my shit. all depends though
 

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Depends on which bike and where I'm going. Almost always within eyesight. If I'm not sure how long I'll be away, I bring a beater or the cage.
 

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I chain mine up either to the alternate side parking post or the guardrail on my stoop, in addition to the wheel locks that I put on it
 

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if you dont lock up your bike dont leave it where u cant keep an eye to it. i lost my first bike that way. 2 guys jumped out of a van and threw it inside the van. thank god for full coverage insurance now i own a r6 :YEA
 

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glad someone asked this, cause i have been wondering.... At my school, you can ONLY park in motorcycle lots [and by lots they mean little pads of concrete] Even after 4pm when most of the lots are free for anyone to park with or without a permit, they say motorcycles still cant park there.

But my school is besides the point, I was also wondering about where to park when going other places because I always felt like there were so many times in my life when I had a shitty parking spot and id walk to the place and see something that made me wish i had a bike. well i do now, but im not seeing these glorious spots, or maybe im scared i shouldnt be parking there. So im assuming its a NO-go for parking on the sidewalks? And also in hashed lines in the lots?
 

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I am going to keep it real - I park on the side walk or in the yellow stripes because I am not gong to get my bike stolen.. Full coverage and Lojack I refuse to park in the parking lot.. That is just me..

All it takes is a few sec and they can take your bike... I am not going out like that
 

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I almost always park on the sidewalk, the onlytime i dont is if a parking spot right up front is avail, then i still park strategicaly because you dont want to park in oil, which most spots are full of.

It is illegall to park on the sidewalk, thats a law i am willing to break.
 

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If i go to Mall/dept/grocery store, I pull right up onto their entrance way and leave my bike parked about 5 feet from the front door with the bars locked in some strategic way:)

No one has ever said anything and i think it would be worth the harassment.

Just my .02
 

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At work I open up the Bay door and pull it in then shut it behind me. At a store I pull up in the yellow lines or the motorcycle parking that is always up front in plain view of everyone.
 

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If i go to Mall/dept/grocery store, I pull right up onto their entrance way and leave my bike parked about 5 feet from the front door with the bars locked in some strategic way:)

No one has ever said anything and i think it would be worth the harassment.

Just my .02
I do the same. I almost always park near the front door.
 

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sidewalk or a front parking space. or if the place has valet they usually let me park it by them. but never in the middle of the lot
 

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i was told by the cops that i can park anywhere as long as i'm not 1) blocking a sidewalk 2) in a handicap spot or 3) in a fire lane other than that anywhere is fine.
 
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