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Shops and Garages

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

  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.
  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:

    test stand.jpg
    garage 4.jpg
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  4. thelowlife

    thelowlife XS650 Addict

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





    Shop security system

  5. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter 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!


    Tilted up, you can see the upgraded floor.
    2x6s on 12"centers, 4x6 runners, 3/4" Advantek flooring atop that.

    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.
  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Will it fit thru the trees?


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

  9. Beags64

    Beags64 XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

    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.

    After a 500 foot rocky ride, they got the building fitted into that site.

    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.

    My leveling job was off by 1/2 degree, so they blocked and skimmed to get it level.

    And, it's set.
  13. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    My 8-pointer doing the inspection.

    First thing I wanted to do was paint the floor. Industrial gray.

    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 !
  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.......
    59Tebo, MaxPete, gggGary and 2 others like this.
  18. fishandchips

    fishandchips XS650 Enthusiast

    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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