Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > North America

North America Topics specific to Canada and USA/Alaska only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 17 May 2008
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Posts: 22
Aussie Tourer Seeks Bike Storage near New York City

Hi All
I have bought a KLR650 in Michegan, and am bringing pannier bags to fit to it. My plane arrives on the 16th June at JFK New York City. I plan to ride from Michegan to Orlando FL where I am showing a Technology Students Association and teachers conference how I teach school kids here how to make model chopper bikes here in Australia. The conference is end of June to early July 2008. I would like to store the bike somewhere accessable to New York City for a year. I plan to return in June 2009... and tour to the next Annual TSA Conference in Colorado! By the way, if anybody wants to know how to scratch build fibreglass pannier boxes using the inside of wheelie rubbish bins as moulds, contact me! Just be prepared to finish the casting between your weekly "rubbish collection cycle" Visiting tourers to Adelaide South Australia welcome... if you miss the shed at home, and your bandsaw, drill press and centre lathe you will love my home workshop!

Attached Thumbnails
Aussie Tourer Seeks Bike Storage near New York City-marked-out.jpg  

Last edited by tenere_rider; 14 Sep 2008 at 15:44.
Reply With Quote
Old 17 May 2008
Statdawg's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 95

I live on a family farm 125 miles west of New York City in Pennsylvania. I have an enclosed garage, spare battery tenders and could even run the bike on back country roads till you return. There is a local Kawasaki dealer close by. So if I need to get the fluids changed, parts etc etc on your return I can get them for us. I will even keep it clean and make sure no mice will move in while it waits for you.

Getting to New York from here is easy there is a commuter bus that runs often in both directions or it is just a two hour auto ride to the City.

That is the good news. On June 25th I am headed to California and plan to be on the road for about 4-5 weeks returning in early August. I can still get family members to assist you if you need it. We would even provide lodging if needed. I know someone without a garage in New York City that might help with accommodations till you leave. But I have to check if they are not heading out on the road as well. I have two HU references if you are worried about me parting out your bike or asking you to pick it up in Buenos Aires instead of NYC in 2009. Well it would be closer to Australia.

I have tools here if you need to modify it to a Mad Max version next summer.

All the best

Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bike storage in Panama City southboundslacker Central America and Mexico 2 24 Mar 2008 03:50
KLR650 for sale in New York City Sojourner1979 TRAVEL Bikes for Sale / Wanted 0 9 Nov 2005 18:05
Bike Storage in Mexico City...? KTMPaul Central America and Mexico 2 29 Jul 2004 01:35
Bike storage in Mexico City JimmyGO!! South America 1 27 Jul 2002 06:18


HU DVD Summer Special!

Now that summer is here, get On the Road! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - On the Road! 2-DVD set until August 31 only. Get On the Road! Learn the tips to staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure!

Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.

"A fantastic, informative and inspirational DVD."

"It's brilliant - thank you very much!"

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'ONTHEROAD' on your order when you checkout.

Renedian Adventures

Renedian Adventures

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:01.