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Old 05-03-2012, 02:36 PM   #21
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So what is not cool when parking a bike?

I see bikes parked in all kinds of crazy places that are obviously not parking spaces. Could/would you get a ticket for this? What do businesses think of this? Is there a general rule of what is and what is not ok?

One place I will park often is at the end of a row or other place that is still marked off but is obviously not a parking space for a car. Tons of room for a bike, safe and not taking up a car spot.
Not cool? Blocking someone, anyone in somewhere. City streets anywhere marked "no parking" will probably get you a ticket. Private property you should probably ask. But everytime I've parked in a "non-parking-spot" like you desribe I've not been hassled. But I've only been riding a couple of years so what the hell do I know. Use the "do unto others" rule and your probably fine.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:52 PM   #22
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Not cool? Blocking someone, anyone in somewhere. City streets anywhere marked "no parking" will probably get you a ticket. Private property you should probably ask. But everytime I've parked in a "non-parking-spot" like you desribe I've not been hassled. But I've only been riding a couple of years so what the hell do I know. Use the "do unto others" rule and your probably fine.
Not too worried about the places I park but you see bikes on curbs, sidewalks, patios, not blocking yet right in front of doors, ect that are generally places "vehicles" are not allowed. That was more my question.

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Old 05-03-2012, 02:55 PM   #23
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Not too worried about the places I park but you see bikes on curbs, sidewalks, patios, not blocking yet right in front of doors, ect that are generally places "vehicles" are not allowed. That was more my question.
Totally up to the property owner (or their agent, like parking attendant). Ask them.

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #24
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Totally cool. Unless of course your bike is a smelly busted up old broken down piece of crap. Wouldn't want something like that mating with my baby.

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Old 05-03-2012, 03:56 PM   #25
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Parking next to me, yes. Sitting on my bike, no.

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Old 05-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #26
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Absolutely it's cool. Like has been said, I think it's cool when I come out to find another bike parked next to mine. Again... as long as I can still get out.

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #27
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If another bike can fit in the space with mine, more power to you!


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Old 05-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #28
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So I pull into gym. Parking lot is full. I see a blue sv by itself in a parking spot. I share the spot w it. Park as far away as possible without getting door dinged by the adjacent gargantuan SUV. Sv in upper right hand corner. Supercock in lower left hand corner.

Is this cool? Or bad bike etiquette? I don't know the sv owner.

Sitting here at bike night by myself killing time....
You're obviously a gentleman - you should leave this site promptly, there's no place here for the likes of you -
I certainly hope she doesn't leave: she adds some class to this place!


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Old 05-03-2012, 10:44 PM   #29
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I just did this very thing. I pulled up to The Alfy's in Monroe Few weekends ago.
Rolled in and three bikes. Two in one spot then a few cars and the spot closest to the door, one bike. I parked behind it giving plenty of space for him to get out. I saw the dude coming out after a few minutes and I asked if he could get out ok. I knew he could. I was just trying to be respectful. I think it was a Harley bagger, kinda BIG.

I think it's fine to park with others, just give lots of space.

My 2c.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:17 AM   #30
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:27 AM   #31
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only if your bike is greeeeen!
All bikes turn greeeeeen with jelly setting next to my NSR500!

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Old 05-04-2012, 01:57 AM   #32
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I enjoy coming out and seeing another bike next to mine. Even when there are other open spaces.
me too!

Just don't block others in andits all good! Some Harley-Tards can be strange about it occasionally, cause they've always got something to prove ... but not every HD, play by ear/Looks (YES these books can be jugged by their cover) and it'll make you some new friends!

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:28 AM   #33
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I park in the place where I'm least likely to get my bike run over.

If it's a box store that means I park on the sidewalk by the door, if it's a small store I back into a parking spot and park with my front as far out as possible so that morons can see the bike. As funny as I used to think it was to see a car try and park in a spot and get pissed because there was a bike there it's just more considerate to park so it's easy to be seen.

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Old 05-04-2012, 06:42 AM   #34
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I park in the place where I'm least likely to get my bike run over.

If it's a box store that means I park on the sidewalk by the door, if it's a small store I back into a parking spot and park with my front as far out as possible so that morons can see the bike. As funny as I used to think it was to see a car try and park in a spot and get pissed because there was a bike there it's just more considerate to park so it's easy to be seen.

T
That right there.

I actually do my best to make sure there's enough room to get another bike in the space with mine, but positioned in such a way that a car can't try squeezing in over the line (too many idiots try to double-park).

If you see a black R6 or burgundy CM450 parked really awkwardly across a space, feel free to jump in next to it. I like looking at other bikes.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #35
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Box store parking.

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Old 05-04-2012, 12:26 PM   #36
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I approve and do as you have, but when parking mine I make sure we both have enough room...

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Old 05-04-2012, 03:12 PM   #37
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bad bad bad etiquette!!!




You should have parked on the sidewalk next to the front door.

Hell my gym encourages that.
thats what i do vip parking wiki style!

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #38
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Too bad that pic wasn't big enough to see, lol. parking can be strength in numbers (visibility). if the bike seems like the owner would feel the same way, I usually roll the dice. I was just at snoq falls the other week and had an HD guy giving me a nasty eye. Too bad for him I was riding with my old man and we have a combine age of almost 80. Who doesn't have class now d-bag? oh, we were both in the 'motorcycle only' spaces, which many here know are long specifically for sharing.

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #39
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Box store parking.

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Should'a chained it to the bike rack.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #40
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Some Harley-Tards can be strange about it occasionally, cause they've always got something to prove
I try never to judge other riders by what they ride - whatever cranks their handle! But you're right about some Harley riders. However, it wasn't me parking alongside another bike in a spot, it was a group of HD weekend warriors who thought it would be entertaining to park alongside my bike, and behind it, so I was blocked in. Maybe the fact that I ride a Buell XB12R, and they regard Buell as the red-headed stepchild! Who knows? Anyway, I spoiled their fun in no time, because the car in the spot alongside me left moments later, giving me an exit. But under normal "non-ass hat" circumstances, I'm more than happy to have another bike share my parking spot - usually ends up in a bike related conversation, and you can never have too many of them!

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