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13 Practical Motorcycle Storage Accessories for your Shed

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Started feeling crowded and unorganized?

When was the last time you took a good look around the inside of the shed where you keep your motorcycle and gear?

Could you find what you were looking for or was it buried under a piles of spare parts and other equipment?

Maybe your wife has been getting on your case and telling you it's time to clean up the mess or get rid of it.

No matter what the reason, creating a place for everything in your storage shed for your bike and all of your gear is simple. All it takes is having the right motorcycle storage accessories.

To help, we have put 13 of our favorites together for you to consider

1. The Helmet Hitch

Helment Hanger Motorcycle Storage Accessory

Why would you want to toss your expensive helmets on the bench or worse yet on the floor, where they are at risk of being damaged, when you can hang them on the wall out of the way.

The Helmet Hitch takes less than five minutes to screw onto a convenient spot on your wall. This brilliant device looks a lot like an extension cord hanger and can hold both 3/4 and full face helmets safely out of the way. Buy one for each of your helmets. Available here.

2. Extreme Max Standard Motorcycle Wheel Chock

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If you are like most of us and have limited space in your shed to store your bike, the Extreme Max Standard Motorcycle Wheel Chock might be just what you need. Originally designed to be bolted to the floor of a trailer, you can bolt this to the floor of your shed.

It holds bike wheels from 17 to 21 inches in diameter and can hold bikes from sport to full dresser safely upright and out of the way. Simple to assemble and install the Extreme Max lets you park your bike off to one side conveniently out of the way. Available here.

3. Pit Posse 448 Cabinet Helmet Bay

PitPosse Helmet Shelf

The Pit Posse 448 is another great way to get your helmets off the bench or floor. Not only does this cabinet have a shelf for two helmets, there is a shelf underneath it with room for things like your riding gloves and goggles.

Along with this, there are holes drilled in the shelf that are perfect for hangers that can be used for the rest of your riding gear, keeping it all neatly hung up out of the way. Your wife is going to love this one! Get yours here.

4. Grip-Lock Motorcycle and Scooter Security Lock

Even though you keep your bike safely locked inside your shed, this doesn't mean some nasty-minded thief won't break in and try to steal your prized bike. By adding one or better yet two Grip-Lock motorcycle and scooter security locks to your bike, you can make stealing your bike not only harder but less worthwhile.

These locks can't be drilled out or cut off and are designed to go over the handgrips and either brake or clutch levers on your bike. With over 50,000 different key combinations, they are virtually theft-proof. They lock the throttle twist grip in place while keeping pressure on the brakes and can also be used to help keep your bike from being pushed away. Available here

5. Green Lithium Junior Battery Charger

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Nothing sucks more than going out to the shed only to find your bike's battery dead. If your bike is like so many on the road and has a lithium-ion battery, the Battery Tender is just what you need.

Not only will this charger bring your battery back from the dead, it will then supply a maintenance charge that keeps your battery fully charged for as long as it is plugged in.

The best part is that it will never overcharge your battery and is green in color to ensure that it can't be mistaken for a charger designed for standard lead-acid batteries. Get yours here

6. Infrared Motion Sensor

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Motion sensors are a great way to see if someone is in your shed that doesn’t' belong there. The problem is that so many are easy to detect and disable. The 1byone uses PIR (Passive Infrared) sensors that can detect the heat of a human body or for that matter a car engine.

Once detected it sends an undetectable signal directly to the receiver sounding the alarm where only you can hear it. Keep the receiver in the house and never worry about someone being where they don’t' belong again. Operating range is approximately 300 feet out in the open. Available here

7. Motorcycle Wheel Chock

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Working on your bike out in the shed can be a real pain in the backside, especially if you need to have it standing upright to do the work. The Condor wheel chock can be bolted to the floor of your shed or trailer and can be used to firmly secure your bike in place.

Fits most bikes and is fully adjustable to fit a wide range of wheel sizes. The Condor can also be used to firmly secure your bike into a trailer for transportation without fear of it falling over. Available here

8. Garment Drying Rack - Entryway Organizer

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For years, you have probably just been chucking your leathers on the seat of your bike or on the workbench and your riding boots wherever they happen to land. No wonder your wife is getting more than just a little upset.

This all-metal stand gives you room to hang a couple of helmets on the ends, tons of room for you to hang your leathers, and best of all the perfect place for your riding boots. Thanks to the open rail design, your boots can drip dry after a ride out in the rain. Available here

9. Above Ground Stronghold Anchor

Stronghold Anchor

Security is always going to be an issue, no matter how well you lock your shed doors. This anchor from legendary lock makers Kryptonite can be bolted to the floor, the wall, or the bed of your trailer.

Made of carbon alloy steel, it can be used in combination with a heavy bike lock chain to secure your bike in place and stop someone from riding away on your pride and joy. The shackle is designed to lay flat and out of the way when not in use. Available here

10. DIY Wire Mesh Window Guards

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The door to your shed is not the only place where a would-be-thief can get in and wreak havoc. If your shed has any windows, they can present an easy way in unless you take the time to secure them. One easy way to do this is to build a heavy gauge frame from steel strips and then to weld thick wire mesh over the frame.

The entire project can be completed in about an hour and then bolted over your windows using bolts that go all the way through and are secured with nuts on the inside. For added security you should weld the nuts onto the bolts. If you can't do the welding yourself, you should be able to find a local welding shop to do the work for you.

If you want to find wire mesh at a reasonable price, then here is a good place to start

11. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Loc

Now that you have the Kryptonite floor anchors bolted to the floor or walls of your shed, the next thing you need is a way to secure your bike in place. The Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit U-Loc uses an 18 mm Max-performance steel shackle and a total of 11 pounds of hardened steel chain to secure your bike.

The chain is so strong that it takes at least two to three minutes to cut through with an electric grinder and the double deadbolt lock is virtually impossible to pick or break. Available here

12. Window Tint for Your Shed Windows

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Thieves are far less likely to steal what they cannot see. One of the best ways to keep prying eyes out is to add a layer of window tint to your shed's windows. Window tint is available in a wide range of shades ranging from light to virtual blackout and is sold in rolls.

As long as you clean the glass thoroughly before applying the tint, it should last for many years. Choose tint that is dark enough to keep people from seeing in while still allowing enough light for you to be able to see when in your shed. Add this to the security mesh above and make your shed into a virtual fortress.

Shed window tint to stop people looking in. available here

13. Tie Downs

Add color to your shed windows with flower boxes

These super soft loops have a 1,800-pound workload and are rated at 7,300 pounds breaking strength. You can use them to help anchor your bike to the floor of your shed or to help hold it in place in your trailer.

The super soft material will not harm your bike's paint or chrome and will fit over the handlebars, swingarm, forks and many other spots on the bike to help hold it firmly in place. The best part is they come with a lifetime warranty. Available here

In Summary...

There is no reason why you should ever have a bike shed that is so messy you can't find room to move around in or that your wife constantly nags you about. By putting one or more of these ideas to work in your shed, you will have a well-organized place to store your bike, along with all of your riding gear safely up and out of the way.

It will only take you a few hours to put most of these ideas into place. Not only will they help you create the perfect place to store your bike, but will significantly reduce the risk of some unsavory character stealing your pride and joy.

10 Practical Solutions for Your Motorcycle Shed

Man with no motorcycle shed

Although it may be picturesque to park your bike under a tree at sunset... its just not practical

When we think about motorbikes, we think about open roads and the exhilaration of riding. Not where we are going to stick our bike when we are not riding it

Leaving bikes out in the open leaves them to being covered in dirt, dust, and rust. So its not a real option. So to help, we have found a motorcycle shed for everyone. We think are great solutions, so you can spend more time riding... instead of cleaning

Because were not big fans of removing grime, dirt and bird poo either... Enjoy

Open Motorcycle Shed Comparison Table

#1 - MTS Grey Sport Shelter

PROS

CONS

Sleek design

Only one color scheme available

Very easy to use

Lady does not come with cover

Like the professionals...

This bike cover looks the part. It is a well designed solution that’s easy to use. All you need to do is ride your bike in, then close the cover over the top

The sliding cover means there is nowhere for water or dust to get on your motorbike. When we saw this we had one of those ‘why didn't I think of that moments.’ It’s simple, easy, it still looks motorcycle, and IT WORKS.

Practically the missus wont hate it either. It looks nice, and it sits below the fence line. It can also fit on a porch, veranda or deck (flooring mats are sold extra if you want to put it straight on the ground)

Overall:

A strong, lockable solution to keep the weather off of your pride and joy. Check out what size is right for your bike here

#2 - Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed

Roughneck X-Large Storage Shed Available Here

Room for 2

This is a nice complete solution. It is a typical family style shed but its size allows it to store 2 standard motorcycles side by side

It is well designed with skylights and windows in the doors for natural light, and it comes with a floor to limit the amount of dust inside the shed. There are also storage options for your accessories

The shed comes with instructions and is easily assembled, but requires a level concrete slab which is the owners responsibility to provide. But even with that added into the cost of the shed, it is still good value

PROS

CONS

Great Value

Not for Cruisers

Strong and Sturdy

Can't Paint It

Overall:

Nice compact, safe storage for two motorcycles. Read the reviews here

#3 - 15 x 8ft Outdoor Storage Shed

Lifetime 6446 15-by-8 Foot Outdoor Storage Shed with Shutters, Windows, and Skylights (Small) - a large motorcycle shed

15x8ft Outdoor Storage Shed Available Here

A kingdom for your motorcycle

Motorcycles can be a hobby for some and a religion for others. And if you’re the latter, then you need somewhere to worship… Welcome to your new sanctuary

With room for your bike, your tools, accessories, leathers, and even a parts bike you wont be short of space. You could possibly fit 4 bikes in here but it would be tough trying to get them out

Plastic sheds are also very easy to clean. So if you have an accident a clean floor, wall or even roof is only a can of degreaser and a few old towels away

There are plenty of storage options for tools, and even windows so you can see what you’re doing during the day. It wouldn’t be hard to run some lighting on the inside either for those late nights on the tools

PROS

CONS

Plenty of Space

A Little Pricey

Strong and Sturdy

Large Footprint

Overall:

If you’ve got the space, why not. You’ll know your bike is secure and it provides a nice place to work on it. Read homeowner reviews here

#4 - Yard Saver Lean-to

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PROS

CONS

Out of the Way Storage

Assembly Can Be Tedious

Secure Shed

No Natural Light

For when safety is a priority

Looking for a place to hide your bike? Then this discreet lean-to is perfect. Designed to sit up against a garage or house wall, the yard saver is out of the way and discreet looking

With no windows to see what’s inside, your bike is safely away from any prying opportunistic eyes

The double doors open up to the width of the shed (almost 4 feet) which is plenty to get your bike in and out, and the shed is long enough to store your accessories too

Overall:

A good solution for when your bike is for your eyes only. It’s great value too, one click to see the price

#5 - Delux All-Season Motorcycle Cover

PROS

CONS

Strong and Waterproof

Can Keep Humidity In

Easy to Find Right Size

Can Wear if Used A Lot

A final layer of protection

Sometimes it’s better to be safe than sorry, and a little added protection never hurt anyone. That’s where a motorcycle cover comes in. If your leaving your bike outside, or its hibernating for the winter, a motorcycle cover can give you some more peace of mind

The covers are water resistant, and also keep the dust and dirt off your motorcycle. Although in humid weather, it can trap humidity in. And if you’re on the road, the cover rolls up into a tiny backpack so you can stick it behind or under your seat

If you’re concerned about getting the right fit, it takes only 3 steps to find the right size. You find your bike with the easy to use menu, then it suggests the size that you need, then order

Overall:

The best cover we could find for an extra safeguard for your motorcycle. Find your correct size here

#6 - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed - Barn

Best Motorcycle Shed - Backyard Discovery Ready Shed Barn

PROS

CONS

Everything Included in Delivery

Your Wife Might Want it for Her Stuff

Strong Door Handles & Locks

A Pricier Option

The strength and simplicity of wood

If you want plenty of storage for your motorcycle, but never thought you could build a wooden shed then this is your answer. Everything is included with delivery in this strong and simple to build 8 x 8 foot shed. Yes even the shingles and the floor!

Made from 2 x 4 stud and wood paneling, this shed is straightforward to put up. The double doors make it easy to get your ride in and out, and there is a loft shelf to keep your helmet and other gear off the floor

On the down side it isn't the cheapest shed in this list. You will also want to position the doors facing south to get the light in. The size is great for motorcyle storage, but not really big enough to work on your bike

Overall:

Simple to construct storage for your pride and joy... and it only takes a friday afternoon to put it together. See the prices here

#7 - Steel Storage Shed by Arrow

PROS

CONS

Shelves Provided

Getting In and Out on a Windy Day

Great Value

Locking Mechanism Not Very Good

Economical bike storage

The best thing about this shed, apart from its durability and value, is that you can place this shed pretty much anywhere and have it up in half a day

The floor frame kit is included, so all you need is some plywood (and any base that you were going to use) and the shed kit and you’re ready to go

The shed isn’t tall so you shouldn’t’ have to worry about your HOA giving your grief about it. And just like more expensive solutions it will keep the rain, dust and dirt at bay

Usually used for gardening equipment, it will also hold a standard motorcycle. Getting it in and out might take some practice on a windy day but nothing a few lose bricks won’t fix

Overall:

It’s a simple and economical solution to your motorcycle storage problem. Read homeowner reviews here.

#8 - Shed-in-a-Box

PROS

CONS

Can House Multiple Bikes

Can Get Dusty

Good Value

No Real Security

Your bike and a few others things…

This storage tent is a bit larger than standard motorbike covers, which allows you to store all yoru accessories and even another motorbike!

Being a fabric/canvas shed, its biggest weak point is the cover. But this one has a serious fabric covering, treated for UV and fading, among other things

We’re not huge fans of fabric sheds here, but if you are going to buy one, then this is a good one.

Overall:

A good value solution, for those who need more than just bike storage. See the price in one click here

#9 - Quictent Motorcycle Storage Tent

PROS

CONS

Easy to Assemble

Not Pretty

Protects from Rain, Snow, Dust and UV Light

Floor Not Included

Custom made solution

Want a tailored solution that you can put it up in less than an hour, and have a cover over your motorbike before the rain sets in?

This motorcycle storage tent is an easy way to protect your bike. Set up the frame, put the lining on and you’re done. However, if you want something sturdy that the wife will accept then look elsewhere

But no matter what the look, it has a powdercoated steel frame and will keep the weather out

Overall:

Quite a strong storage solution for what it is. Read those homeowner reviews here

#10 - Large Vertical Storage Shed

PROS

CONS

Looks Neat and Inconspicuous

Won't Fit Larger Bikes

Has Shelving Options

Requires Foundation

"I can’t believe it’s a bike shed..."

Yes! It doesn't look like a motorcycle shed at all, and that’s what we like about it (and probably what your wife likes about it too.)

It’s a tight fit but the shed will fit smaller bikes, and there is enough room for your helmet and other gear but not much else. Not enough space for your better half to want to store her ‘once-a-year-crockery’

The plastic construction means no maintenance, and a rigid construction at a reasonable price. Although be sure to check the length of your bike, the outside depth of the shed is 6.3ft

Overall:

A strong shelter that will disguise your motorcycle gear. Read homeowner reviews here

Haven't found what you are looking for yet? What about this...

#11 - H-D Dome Tent with Parking

PROS

CONS

Never Leave Your Bike Again

Wife Will Wonder Where You Are

Protects You Both From the Weather

Kids Will Miss You

Have a special connection with your bike?

This is a standard motorcycle cover. It’s just some tent material that gets zipped over your bike. The only difference is its attached to a tent

We love this idea. This way you don’t have to leave your bike at all! And if your wife misses you, there’s room for her and her bike too!

It may seem novel but Harley owners say it’s a great tent. Strong and durable, easy to pack up and the ‘garage’ does detach from the tent when you and the wife need some ‘alone time’

Overall:

We think it’s a great way to make friends at your next overnight bike event. As curious people wonder which part you sleep in… with the bike, or your wife? Available here

Special Mentions

Mike G. has written in to say he recently purchased a cycleshell and is happy with it. It's a marine fabric made (tent like) motorcycle shelter that is strong enough to take some snow and decent winds. You can check it out for yourself here.

In Summary...

Ok, so number 11 was a bit of a gag but it could come in handy. I hope this helps you find what you are looking for when it comes to a motorcycle shed.

If you have any suggestions for what should be in this list then please use the contact page.

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