Parking at John Lennon Airport

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by ts, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. ts

    ts Guest

    According to


    there are available space for MCs at Liverpools John Lennon Airport
    (although it doesn't say how recent the info on this site is).

    However, in a post on another internet forum[1] someone questioned the
    safety of leaving MCs there.

    Anyone with recent experience of parking there?

    [1] ukgser
    ts, Jun 10, 2011
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  2. ts

    YTC#1 Guest

    Its scouse land .....
    Only cars, sorry.

    But they have always been there when I got back.

    I could probably let you leave it on our drive (garage is a bit full), but
    we are a 45 min bus ride from the airport (or 2 train rides and a bus).
    YTC#1, Jun 10, 2011
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  3. ts

    Hog. Guest

    Airport Car Parks:

    Take ticket on way in.
    Park against railing somewhere not obscuring a car space
    Chain bike to railing
    Exit by riding around barrier

    I've never had a problem in any one of many.
    Never parked that way in Mac as they have a rather excellent motorbike area

    Special mention for IoM Ronaldsway who will leave it alone for 4 months
    Hog., Jun 10, 2011
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    zymurgy Guest

    Parked mine for a fortnight there a couple of weeks back.
    Depends on how much it's worth. I wouldn't leave an MV Agusta there,
    but my shonky Firestorm was untouched.
    Yep, stick a decent chain on it, and chain it to the armco next to the
    short stay barriers, alongside the other bikes that will be there.

    zymurgy, Jun 10, 2011
  5. ts

    ts Guest

    Thanks for the offer :) - but from the other replies it appears my
    airport transport is likely to still be there when I get back again.
    ts, Jun 10, 2011
  6. ts

    ts Guest

    Thanks to both Hog & Paul for this advice; will bring both my D-lock and
    chain if I decide to fly out from there.

    BMW K's seem to survive well at airports.
    ts, Jun 10, 2011
  7. ts

    Hog. Guest

    Will this be the 700SS?

    <lubes chain cropper>
    Hog., Jun 10, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    (ts) wrote in :
    Unless the are newish ones and parked at Heathrow T5. There have been a
    spate of thefts there recently of high value bikes.
    wessie, Jun 10, 2011
  9. ts

    Hog. Guest

    <hides chain cropper>
    Hog., Jun 10, 2011
  10. ts

    ts Guest

    Although it is a 750cc K, it's not made in Italy . . .
    ts, Jun 10, 2011
  11. ts

    ts Guest

    Mine has fortunately 6 valves in total, and not per cylinder.

    I don't even think I have to put a "for sale, offers above £300
    considered (defective gear box)" sign on it to deter people with chain
    ts, Jun 10, 2011
  12. Nothing for me to worry about, then.....
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 10, 2011
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    wessie Guest

    (The Older Gentleman) wrote in
    Certainly not. There have been 3 in the last few months that I've heard
    about. 1x R1200GS & 2x S1000RR. The last one was parked outside the NCP[1]
    office & secured with an Almax chain. Chain & security system were defeated
    in minutes & the bike was ridden away. It had a tracker on it but that was
    deactivated about 20 minutes later. As stated in an earlier thread, the
    unreliability of new BMWs has created a stong demand for hookie spares.

    [1] or other useless shower
    wessie, Jun 10, 2011
  14. ts

    Hog. Guest

    Real pro's then. The Almax is pretty tough but a hydraulic cropper will go
    through pretty much any steel, assuming that the weapon of choice would be a
    tad too noisy.
    Hog., Jun 10, 2011
  15. Not sure I buy this reasoning, actually. First, if they're new(ish) and
    they go phut, they're under warranty, so why nick parts for them? And
    BMW seem to be quite good about fixing things out of warrnty, too.

    Secondly, I don't know how many ordinary owners of late model BMWs are
    capable of stripping and fixing the things themselves - my guess is not

    Thirdly, if they had the dodgy spares and carted them off to their local
    BMW dealer to be fitted, questions would be asked. I hope.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 10, 2011
  16. ts

    Hog. Guest

    I expect it's for all the bikes that are being raced
    Hog., Jun 10, 2011
  17. Much more likely, at least for the 1000R.
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 10, 2011
  18. ts

    wessie Guest

    (The Older Gentleman) wrote in

    How many BMW dealers are there in Albania, Chile, South Africa etc? We've
    discussed the Albanian situation on here recently? How many of those people
    driving/riding stolen BMWs, Mercs etc go to the official network for
    I gave that as a potential outlet as well in the last thread. The S1000RR
    engine is fragile, on the race track at least.

    It's not like this is a new phenonomen and sometimes overseas dealers are
    in on the scam. A while back an operation that was shipping Rolls Royce
    spares to Australia was caught. The parts were being removed and boxed up
    in convincingly genuine packaging and sold by a RR dealer. Admittedly, this
    was before computer inventory systems were common which would make it more
    difficult for the dealer network to be involved. It won't stop the
    independent specialists though.
    wessie, Jun 10, 2011
  19. How many bikes are out there, though? Not many. Cars - that's different.
    It sounds like conjecture.

    Missed the thread, but yeah, racetrack theft is an old favourite.
    This is *car* stuff, though. Not bike stuff.

    Traditonally, hookey bike parts are crash damage items. Plastic, lights,
    forks, levers, wheels, clocks, you know the sort of thing.

    I've not heard much of people breaking bikes for the oily bits. Complete
    engines, of course: I've seen a few ringed bikes myself. But nicking
    bikes to bust up the engines and fence the bits inside - nope, don't buy

    It adds immensely to the effort[1] involved in nicking bikes and parting
    them out, and it won't actually save the buyer of such stuff that much
    dosh, given the labour cost factor in rebuilding an engine. And as I
    also said, I don't believe many owners of modern BMWs are capable of
    stripping and rebuilding their bikes.

    Sorry, I can't believe that this is a major factor in bike theft.

    [1] And, quite possibly, the risk
    The Older Gentleman, Jun 10, 2011
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