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    G'day Canberra Riders,

    I'm living in a unit at the moment and my car is on the brink - so I'm becoming a full-time rider again soon however I have a problem. My unit is nice but the surrounding area is known for crime (including motorcycle theft), I have a single outside car space designated to me but I'm worried about parking my MC outside at night, my motorcycle is at a family members house for now. Anyways, an old friend of mine that I lost contact with used to own quite an expensive Harley Davidson and he also lived in a unit with crime around. He had this bolted locked metal cage/box in his designated car park space that he'd open up and wheel his Harley into when he got home. Because of this he never had a problem.

    So anyways I'd like to construct or buy such a cage/box however I can't seem to find plans for such a thing online and my welding skills aren't too flash. I can't buy a shipping container as this is a huge eyesore, I've spoken to the units body corporate and they said a smaller box that isn't too large but would comfortably contain my MC is fine. I even have permission to dynabolt it down (providing I concrete the holes when moving out etc).

    So, I was wondering if anyone has seen plans for such a thing or could recommend a welder who could fabricate something like this? My old mates I believe had a solid welded tubular retangular frame with reobar mesh sheets welded on all sides, then had sheet metal welded over that. It had hinges welded on the back allowing the back panel to open for access and was locked via shielded padlock. It was bolted down. He had to duck his head to walk in and wheel his bike out but it was a good set up. Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
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    I'm also at best an amateur welder with a grand total of maybe 30 hours experience so probably not really of too much assistance, though my head is spinning with the possibilities ;)

    I don't know of any local fabrication companies myself, though perhaps asking at somewhere like Herzog steel or MetalMart might help you get in touch with someone who can assist?
     
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    Have you thought of buying a stock crate and dynabolting it to the concrete?

    Stock crates are put in car trailers to move livestock.
     
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    Does it have to be a cage?
    Just thinking would an anchor bolted to the concrete (there are many avail) that you thread a HI-Tensile chain with shielded padlock through plus the XENA alarmed disc locks (buy 2 one for the front and one for the back these go off like a frog in a sock when the bike is bumped and you would hear it during the night 110db x2). Cover it up with an all weather cover and even get CCTV to watch over the bike. I reckon all this can be had for under $500.
    Plus ensure your bike is insured.
    I have been in a similar situation and I found that all the security you layer on unless its easy to apply, becomes like the Get Smart intro.
    If someone wants your bike or anything else for that matter, and they want to thieve it bad enough, they will.
    my 2 cents
     
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    This is the best solution this side of a proper garage. Probably costs as much as one though.
     
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    Here is a place that makes that sort of thing, gives you dimensions and features that could help you. Shame they are in the UK, but they have more bikes stolen each year than they sell new so......

    http://www.mk-containers.co.uk/motorcycle-mk-bikestore.htm

    Also you might want one of these [​IMG]

    Oh, and one of these

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    And one of these might help also

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