Motorcycle Storage Shed Reviewed

Old Bike Mart Asgard motorcycle storage review

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Our motorcycle sheds are made from heavy-duty, weatherproof steel for extra strength and security. Inside this tough outer shell is a secure 5 point locking system with a pick resistant lock and deadbolts.  Our motorcycle units also feature helmet hooks and a handy shelf for your riding gear.    Read some of our professional reviews and customer comments to find out which of our motorbike storage packs is right for you.   

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The shed that James (…and Bruce) built

A freezing cold – but mercifully dry – morning. The perfect (!) time to create some more classic motorcycle storage space….

Words: James Robinson

Pics: James Robinson and Bruce Wilson

Across the desk from OBM sits the editor of The Classic MotorCycle – James Robinson. Like the rest of us classic enthusiasts James has a bike or two and needs somewhere secure to park them.  Perhaps it was a schoolboy error or too much enthusiasm, but while regaling the tale of building this neat steel shed and waxing lyrical about it, OBM interrupted to say: “Let’s have a few words on it then James…”


So here it is… in James’s own words:

“There is little I enjoy about DIY and I must admit I’m not a ‘natural’ at it. Luckily my pal Bruce (road tester on sister title Motorcycle Sport & Leisure) is a bit of a DIY whizz, so when Asgard said it would deliver me one of the company’s sheds in ‘flat pack’ style so I could construct it, he was roped in; bacon sandwiches, biscuits and endless tea were the tempters.

First off, I’d had a concrete base laid to the dimensions supplied by Asgard’s Andy heath. It took the best part of a day for the base to be in situ, but it did mean I had a flat, solid base on which to build. Asgard’s delivery guy dropped off all the bits and pieces near to the build site….

Sunday next, the build began. The first problem (as winter seemed to linger)… ice everywhere. We poured hot water down, then brushed it off, simply for want of any better ideas. With the metal base down assembly could begin.

Instruction one said to start building at the end, with the back right and rear right panels, which we attached together, secured to the floor and added the back left, then the roof.

Next, the two middle side panels went on, then the middle bit of roof – a few times, it seemed that things were a bit flimsy and occasionally it looks as if nothing was lining up. Every time, though, we found that as bits were bolted on, rigidity improved massively, while screws went in, so things pulled into line.

The two front sides were next on, following by the fascia board, which was the most ‘reluctant’ of all to line up… so far. We managed to get the front in order, then had quite a job getting the final bit of roof to line up and drop into place – eventually, though, it did. Finally, we bolted on the doors and dropped in the floorboards. A coping over the top was last on, and we silicone up the majority of joints as instructed.

What did we learn?

Well, the shed went together easier than expected really, requiring minimal tools (a masonry drill, a Phillips-head power screwdriver, various other screwdrivers when access was limited, silicone and sealant gun, a 13mm socket, while a form of clamp- we used mole grips – just made it a bike easier too). But it is definitely a two-man job as the panels – in particular the roof- would be dangerous to manoeuvre on one’s own.

 

The Asgard Motorcycle Storage Shed…

… is 5ft (1524mm) by 9 ft 1in (2769mm), has a five-point locking system on the door and is made of thick, heavy-gauge galvanised steel, which is all pre-drilled. The Shed costs £999, details are available on www.asgardsss.co.uk or 08456 580730.

 

The shed that James (…and Bruce) built

 

A freezing cold – but mercifully dry – morning. The perfect (!) time to create some more classic motorcycle storage space….

 

Words: James Robinson

Pics: James Robinson and Bruce Wilson

 

Across the desk from OBM sits the editor of The Classic MotorCycle – James Robinson. Like the rest of us classic enthusiasts James has a bike or two and needs somewhere secure to park them.

 

Perhaps it was a schoolboy error, or too much enthusiasm, but while regaling the tale of building this neat steel shed and waxing lyrical about it, OBM interrupted to say: “Let’s have a few words on it then James…”

 

So here it is… in James’s own words:

 

“There is little I enjoy about DIY and I must admit I’m not a ‘natural’ at it. Luckily my pal Bruce (roadtester on sister title Motorcycle Sport & Leisure) is a bit of a DIY whizz, so when Asgard said it would deliver me one of the company’s sheds in ‘flat pack’ style so I could construct it, he was roped in; bacon sandwiches, biscuits and endless tea were the tempters.

 

First off, I’d had a concrete base laid to the dimensions supplied by Asgard’s Andy heath. It took the best part of a day for the base to be in situ, but it did mean I had a flat, solid base on which to build. Asgard’s delivery guy dropped off all the bits and pieces near to the build site….

 

Sunday next, the build began. First problem (as winter seemed to linger)… ice everywhere. We poured hot water down, then brushed it off, simply for want of any better ideas. With the metal base down assembly could begin.

 

Instruction one said to start building at the end, with the back right and rear right panels, which we attached together, secured to the floor and added the back left, then the roof.

 

Next, the two middle side panels went on, then the middle bit of roof – a few times, it seemed that things were a bit flimsy and occasionally it looks as if nothing was lining up. Every time, though, we found that as bits were bolted on, rigidity improved massively, while screws went in, so things pulled into line.

 

The two front sides were next on, following by the fascia board, which was the most ‘reluctant’ of all to line up… so far. We managed to get the front in order, then had quite a job getting the final bit of roof to line up and drop into place – eventually, though, it did. Finally we bolted on the doors and dropped in the floorboards. A coping over the top was last on, and we silicone up the majority of joints as instructed.

 

What did we learn?

Well, the shed went together easier than expected really, requiring minimal tools (a masonry drill, a Phillips-head power screwdriver, various other screwdrivers when access was limited, silicone and sealant gun, a 13mm socket, while a form of clamp- we used mole grips – just made it a bike easier too). But it is definitely a two-man job as the panels – in particular the roof- would be dangerous to manoeuvre on one’s own.

 

The Asgard Motorcycle Storage Shed…

… is 5ft (1524mm) by 9 ft 1in (2769mm), has a five-point locking system on the door and is made of thick, heavy gauge galvanised steel, which is all pre-drilled. The Shed costs £999, details are available on www.asgardsss.co.uk or 08456 580730.