How much space do I need for parking??
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:57 am quote
I am buying a 2019 GTS 300 Super and adding a top box and rear crash bars. I have a 2 car garage and will have roughly 40 inches of space between the door and my car. I believe the scooter is just about 30 inches wide. Do you think this is sufficient? I was thinking I would back the scooter in to make it easier to get out.

Worst case I could pull the car out of the garage to get the scooter in and out if needed. Not the ideal situation but it could work.

Please let me you know your thoughts.

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:25 am quote
You don't need much. The space in front by the door looks to be good enough. If you look at my avatar that's 2 bikes in a condo parking spot with loads of room left.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:30 am quote
As long as you’ve careful, you’ll be fine.
Turn the bars to get around will be a hassle if you’re a little thicker.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:30 am quote
No problem. There's lots of room.

If you're careful you could get two scooters in there.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:35 am quote
I get two cars, a motorcycle, three scooters, a lawnmower and a snow thrower, a pottery kiln and wheel, two or three bicycles, and a lot of other crap in my two-car garage. Albeit that's with the scooters packed in tightly for the winter.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:55 am quote
I think you'll want to go in front first because the center stand works from the left side. If you backed it in you would have to leave enough space between the bike and the wall for you to operate the stand.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:32 am quote
I think it depends on what goes in and out of the garage most often.

If it's the car, I would suggest parking the scoot horizontally across the front of the car. If it's the scoot, I'd suggest parking horizontally behind the car.

My scoot only lives in the garage with boxes (hundreds of them, inventory for my online business). I usually park it at the very end of the garage, closest to the door.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:18 pm quote
Larrytsg wrote:
I think it depends on what goes in and out of the garage most often.

If it's the car, I would suggest parking the scoot horizontally across the front of the car. If it's the scoot, I'd suggest parking horizontally behind the car.

My scoot only lives in the garage with boxes (hundreds of them, inventory for my online business). I usually park it at the very end of the garage, closest to the door.
I wish there was space behind the car. Unfortunately we have storage in the back of the garage and the there are only 20 inches behind the car.

I could also put the scooter in the middle of the cars as well.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:34 pm quote
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:37 pm quote
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 pm quote
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm quote
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm quote
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm quote
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:58 pm quote
flyangler wrote:
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
.. And buy another scooter...
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:03 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
flyangler wrote:
znomit wrote:
flyangler wrote:
I would park one of the cars outside. 😉
With a “for sale” sign on it.
and buy another scooter.
.. And buy another scooter...
Pretty much what I did, x3.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:17 pm quote
Plenty of room.

I park my GTS in front of our BMW X3 and paralel to the wall in one of our two condo parking spots. From the face of the wall to the car’s bumper in the photo below is 52”. I could move the car up to 37”. There’s also room to move the bike 2” closer to the wall. So bare minimum clearance is ~36”.

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Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:26 pm quote
I was all set to go out and measure my situation, but from looking at your picture, it's far more space than I have. Admittedly, I don't give myself all the space I could, but it works. Definitely nose in.

If all else fails....car goes outside. With a sign.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:04 pm quote
I'd just buy another scooter.




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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:06 pm quote
Easily done, I used to park mine like that for years. Since it looks like your main door to the garage is right there, it will depend a little on you significant others willingness to squeeze between the bike and the car, but really it should be easily do able.

To me, what’s really key is to be able to park everything in the garage such that you can take the scoot without moving anything. That’s when you will take the scoot rather than the car for everything. Which is where you want to be...
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:16 pm quote
I like my house but I dislike my garage because it is so small and tight.
During the summer the scooters are parked in front of the car but during the colder and wetter months they are moved behind the car because I choose not to commute on the scooter when it’s cooler or wet.
My neighbors often see me moving the cars, the bikes in and out the garage depending what is being used and when servicing any of the vehicles the cars and bikes are parked outside.
It’s tight.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:32 pm quote
There appears to be plenty of room. Maybe you will have to play with the mirrors a bit.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:52 pm quote
Re: How much space do I need for parking??
Mikehenryjr wrote:
I am buying a 2019 GTS 300 Super and adding a top box and rear crash bars. I have a 2 car garage and will have roughly 40 inches of space between the door and my car. I believe the scooter is just about 30 inches wide. Do you think this is sufficient? I was thinking I would back the scooter in to make it easier to get out.

Worst case I could pull the car out of the garage to get the scooter in and out if needed. Not the ideal situation but it could work.

Please let me you know your thoughts.
It's a tight spot, but could work. Depends also on how much room you'll need between the car and scoot to walk between them.

If the entrance to the garage is easy, I might try to ride in, then kick with your feet the scoot backwards towards the door & the right corner. You'd then have to kick the scoot out backwards, but if there's relatively level ground outside, this should not be too bad.

I'm used to keeping my bikes at tight spots.....it's typically the mirrors I end up fighting against, as I accidentally bump into them.
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:31 pm quote
I had a limited solid ground area in front of our house, rest was deep gravel so useless for a stand.

Rather than manoeuvre back and forth to line up the scooter I’d reach over to the far side grab handle, lift the rear and push it with my knee to get it where I want it.

Point is you can manhandle these a little.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:17 am quote
Seriously, how could we possibly answer your question?

It matters more than just a little bit how big your body is beside the scooter as you roll it in. The will it alone fit the space question is a simple tape measure answer.
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:48 pm quote
If you truly like the scooter, you will find space inside the garage.

Looking at the photo, there is enough room already.

Maybe parking the car a little further away will give you even more space.

You will make it work.

At my house I have two scooters inside the one car garage.

My wife's new Outback stays outside.

Priorities

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Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:51 pm quote
I'm more impressed by these immaculate garage spaces.

Are you guys even human?!
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Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:55 pm quote
WLeuthold wrote:
If you truly like the scooter, you will find space inside the garage.

Looking at the photo, there is enough room already.

Maybe parking the car a little further away will give you even more space.

You will make it work.

At my house I have two scooters inside the one car garage.

My wife's new Outback stays outside.

Priorities

Bill
I just read this to Mrs. fledermaus. Gave a bit of a harumph and a withering look.

But then again this ain't Florida.
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:07 pm quote
Mikehenryjr wrote:
Larrytsg wrote:
I think it depends on what goes in and out of the garage most often.

If it's the car, I would suggest parking the scoot horizontally across the front of the car. If it's the scoot, I'd suggest parking horizontally behind the car.

My scoot only lives in the garage with boxes (hundreds of them, inventory for my online business). I usually park it at the very end of the garage, closest to the door.
I wish there was space behind the car. Unfortunately we have storage in the back of the garage and the there are only 20 inches behind the car.

I could also put the scooter in the middle of the cars as well.
While I have a carport and not a garage that's what I do. I have a hyundai Santa Fe on one side with a Chrysler Town & Country on the other with the scooter in the middle. During Huricane Katrina and Gustav I actually had 2 scooters and 3 cars under the carport. I actually put the Town and Country in last in the middle and climbed out the back through the lift gate. It was packed in there. The 2 scooters were in the front of the carport perpendicular to the 3 cars. I don't have a picture but it was quite a site.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:49 pm quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
... you could get two scooters in there.
agree - at least two
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:54 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
WLeuthold wrote:
If you truly like the scooter, you will find space inside the garage.

Looking at the photo, there is enough room already.

Maybe parking the car a little further away will give you even more space.

You will make it work.

At my house I have two scooters inside the one car garage.

My wife's new Outback stays outside.

Priorities

Bill
I just read this to Mrs. fledermaus. Gave a bit of a harumph and a withering look.

But then again this ain't Florida.

Sorry but no support from this section of the peanut gallery.
You know my situation.
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:20 pm quote
Immaculate Garage Spaces
Sacto Monkeyboy,

Really to clean. I have neighbors with so much stuff stored in their garages
that they have to park their cars outside.

Bob C
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