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Shops and Garages

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crash, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. Purplezinger

    Purplezinger XS650 Addict

    Damn, the Yamaha DEALERS, here in Kentucky, that didn't have that much XS650 inventory!
     
  2. grepper

    grepper fiddle futzer

    The PO made his benches with two 3/4 plywood boards screwed together. I just recycled them. Yeah, I probably over engineered it...

    The property is awesome! It's on a private road where each house has 10-15 acres and there is a private trail about a mile long going through all of them. We walk it almost every day. The PO were a retired couple and she spent all her free time landscaping. It's a lot to keep up with.
    We hit the housing market at the right time, a few years ago we could have never dreamed of buying a house like this.
    Some more pics of the yard.
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  3. goodgollyjosh

    goodgollyjosh XS650 Addict

    First off, very nice shops and garages guys. I am very envious! Here are my two small time garage fixer-uppers. The first was a carb shop and the second is my current one, a little smaller. It is more of a bike and mini machine shop (need mill). Thanks for posting a link to this thread in the recent garage post otherwise I would have never found it. :thumbsup:

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  4. This is my little corner of the shop. The rest of the shop is used for storage right now.

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  5. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider Top Contributor

    My "shop" is what was a carport. With no car allowed in it now, and 3 bikes (KZ & XS 650's and a XJ600) it's the Bikeport! Open on 2 sides, but its better than nothing. With some shelves, an artificial sun(250 watt quartz light) and a radio and a lawnchair it's a good place to escape bad TV on warm evenings with Alice Cooper radio show on.
     
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  6. westonboege

    westonboege XS650 Addict

    I thought i posted in this months ago... but i guess i just lurked...

    This was my home/shop for the past 3 years... But i was tired of renting and decided to buy a house with a small garage... Well worth the switch, but struggling to find space now.. .hahha...

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  7. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Couple days ago, hear the rumblings of big trux out on the main road.

    My 16x32 building arrived!

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    Tilted up, you can see the upgraded floor.
    2x6s on 12"centers, 4x6 runners, 3/4" Advantek flooring atop that.
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    I thought they were going to use the big truck to move it. But, they have this "mule" thing and dollies to get these things into tight places.
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  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Will it fit thru the trees?

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    Yup. And she's on her way...

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  9. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Addict Top Contributor

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    Now THAT'S the way to do it....set it in place and fill 'er up!
     
  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Well look at that! Turn key building just plopped on your freshly cleared spot! That’s convenient, you gonna run power out to it, or is it just a storage building?
     
  11. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Bob, the immediate need is for storage.
    Been collecting XS1B parts, hope there's enuff room.
    I can easily get 5 amp service to it, mostly for lighting.
    I just paced out the distance from the mains. 500 feet...
     
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  12. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    If you recall, in gggGary's chainsaw thread, I posted a pic of the landing site.
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    After a 500 foot rocky ride, they got the building fitted into that site.
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    That "mule" thing is amazing. Like a miniature 2-wheeled forklift.
    They can maneuver into any tight spot, and it can even shuttle the end left/right.
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    My leveling job was off by 1/2 degree, so they blocked and skimmed to get it level.

    And, it's set.
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  13. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    My 8-pointer doing the inspection.
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    First thing I wanted to do was paint the floor. Industrial gray.
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    There, let it cure/dry for a few days.
    I'm beat. Good excuse for a break...
     
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  14. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

     
  15. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    I Phone “edit” jeez ..
    Very cool bike shed !
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  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Very nice addition , that’s a lot of useful space!

    You sure have a lot of wildlife in your land. Make it tough if you wanted a garden! :laugh2:
     
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  17. timbeck

    timbeck XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter

    Hey Steve---Your new shop/storage building looks great. Your pre-planning and lot prep really paid off. Good for you.......
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  18. fishandchips

    fishandchips XS650 Enthusiast XS650.com Supporter

    I am very very jealous. VERY!
     
  19. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Thanx, guys.
    I think I'll nap for a coupla days...
     

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