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where should i park my new expensive motorcycle when in vegas for the weekend?

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by bmw420, Apr 27, 2014.

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  1. bmw420

    bmw420 Tourist

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    I just bought a bmw gs 800 2014 and going to drive it from the bay to vegas. i was thinking where is the best place(safest place to park it). staying at 3 CET propertys and im Daimond.PH quad Flamingo
    I know ( CET has diamond parking) can I park my bike in there?
    Witch cet hotels have it ?
    and would it be more safe than normal parking?
    Can you valet a motorcycle?
    what happens if someone damages someones car/bike when they are inside?


    Thanks for the input!
     
  2. paperposter

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    no to the valet

    yes they steal them

    they just pick them up and put them in vans and trucks, good luck


    or ride them right out of parking so lock it up and chain it up


    if its damages so sad to bad call you insurance. ps the police in vegas wont even take a report unless your injured or dead:thumbsup:

    theres bike parking but as i said they steal trust me i know , they rode mine right out of the cosmos parking garage
     
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  3. sweetcanadian

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    I get wanting to show off and all but if it is that expensive why even chance it? If i valued something that much i would never ever take it somewhere i had to worry about it. There will always be other trips & places you can take it
     
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    Never owned motorcycle, but you say you just bought it new. Do motorcycles have a break-in period, just like new cars? Vary your speed, keep the rpms lower etc.
     
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    Yes. They do. I've owned two motorcycles and I think the break-in period was around 500 miles and not taken over a certain RPM.

    But it's been more than 10 years since I've owned a motorcycle... so things may have changed.
     
  7. LolaDoggie

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    We have a bike although we've never taken it to Vegas, we have taken it to Windsor and Niagara casinos. If it were me, and this is what we've done, I would ride up to the valet stand and ask them where to park the bike and tip them rather generously. I doubt they'll park the bike for you but they'll know a good spot to put it.
     
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    My brother took a trip down Route 66 on his bike after he retired and spent time in Vegas, he stayed at the ElCo Cabana Suites and parked in the parking garage and no one messed with it the week he was there
     
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    We toured out West a few years ago with the motorcycle. Parked in the Flamingo parking deck and then covered the bike. (were out there for 3 days) Friends we were with did the same at Harrah's parking garage and covered theirs. No one messed with anything, that we were aware of. Valet? I would seriously doubt it. We never asked but my husband wouldn't let someone he didn't know ride away on his bike.
     
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    I've ridden my Gold Wing to Vegas a number of times and never have had a problem. Those times I was staying at Harrah's and in their parking garage (on the 2nd level) they have and area that is dedicated for motorcycle parking.

    Ride safe!!!
     
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    Far as i know valet can't park bikes. I s'pose if the person had a motorcycle license they could but not many would trust someone else with a bike the way they would a car.
     
  12. bmw420

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    Thanks for the input guys! Im still thinking on what hotel to park at it might be harrhas .. but i plan on putting a cover and just hope for the best it stays safe.
     
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    I have done a motorcycle trip every summer for the last 10 years or so with two other guys and we usually plan on staying at Casinos along the way.

    On our trip to New Orleans from southern Ontario we stayed at Harrah's properties pretty well every night and every one of them let us park the bikes in a spot right near the valet shack or front entrance. I would pull up and see a good spot and ask the valet guy if we could leave the bikes there for $20.00. He would either say no problem or show me another spot just as good and say to leave them there.

    Windsor even had the guy open a gate to an enclosed area and said put them in here.

    On the other hand I wouldn't be to concerned about theft. Who steals a BMW motorcycle:evillaugh
     
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    I've taken my Harley Ultra 3 times. 2x at NYNY and once at Mirage and no one messed with it. I have LoJack on mine and I would suggest the same for you on a BMW it helps with peace of mind.

    I always cover mine and also put a rotor lock on it. I figure by doing that and the pure weight of the bike is a good enough deterrent. Bike thefts are mostly opportunity crimes and they'll go after a light sport bike vs a heavy cruiser.
     
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    If it was a light sportbike and it was an area without cameras and without staff/general population walking around, I'd say you're right to put extra thought into where to put the bike. But, we've owned 4 bikes (2 of them sport bikes) over the last 21 years and I can't remember ever worrying about it as much as you are. And I worry about all kinds of silly things so I'm not saying this in a judgmental or condescending way. If you really wanted to take some extra steps, take a look at some security systems and locking devices.
     
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