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Old 04-05-2011, 11:36 PM   #391
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Mine was covered by warranty so I just took it in and had it fixed during normal service.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:28 AM   #392
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Mine was covered by warranty so I just took it in and had it fixed during normal service.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:42 AM   #393
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I'm not sure if I'm still under warranty (bike is an '09 that was bought "used" with 276 miles on it, don't know what original sell date was) and the dealer (the one I trust anyway) is 70 miles away.

Anyone fixed it themselves (or know what the dealer did to fix it)?
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:14 AM   #394
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I've never seen a shed built this way. How did you come by the idea?
Basically... I had plans for a much grander garage that a structural engineer friend was going to help me build... and then I lost my job.

But I had already purchased some of the materials... so I figured I'd at least put a simple, temporary structure up for the bike in the meantime.

I got it all put together and people were like, "you should put sides on it!" And then I remembered I had some spare windows just sitting around in the basement. So I just added on. Here's how it looks now... still not quite done. There's a matching door to be installed... more trim around the other corners... and I need to add some siding above the door and paint everything.

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Old 04-06-2011, 02:18 PM   #395
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I'm not sure if I'm still under warranty (bike is an '09 that was bought "used" with 276 miles on it, don't know what original sell date was) and the dealer (the one I trust anyway) is 70 miles away.

Anyone fixed it themselves (or know what the dealer did to fix it)?
Jodie's was weeping so I just pulled the cam cover, cleaned both surfaces well with clean rags and brake cleaner, and applied a thin, very thin bead of RTV to the gasket and bolted it back on. Was oil tight ever since. Very easy and simple to fix yourself.
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:21 PM   #396
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It is just sitting in the blocks, but it's also somewhat shielded from great gusts of wind as it's between two massive trees and just a few feet from a fence on the right.

I have also picked up two solid wood 40" wide doors that I'm going to mount on either front post -- they must weigh 100 lbs each.

It may not be hurricane proof, but I live in the PNW and it should be sufficient to withstand the kind of weather we get here.
You weren't hit by the winds in 2006?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanukka..._storm_of_2006
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:44 PM   #397
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:18 AM   #398
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You weren't hit by the winds in 2006?
Weird, I don't remember any wind storm being that big of a deal in 2006.

I dunno. I just don't think the wind will be able to hit this shelter at the right kind of angle to generate lift once I'm done. It will be closed from all sides, and there isn't much overhang from the roof, so there's the wind can't get underneath and lift up. And the roof is just thin galvanized metal anyway -- I think it would likely rip off before it could lift the entire structure.

Plus, I don't know how I'd go about securing it to the ground. Pouring a foundation was/is out of the question. Got any other suggestions?
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #399
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:01 PM   #400
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I actually kind of like it. What is it made out of?
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Old 04-09-2011, 06:51 AM   #401
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I actually kind of like it. What is it made out of?
22 ga sheetmetal from home depot. used a dremel to cut, 2x4 and a brick to make the bends straight, spray-on truck bed liner for the black portion, plain silver spray paint for the silver section
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Old 04-09-2011, 10:07 AM   #402
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Plus, I don't know how I'd go about securing it to the ground. Pouring a foundation was/is out of the question. Got any other suggestions?

Hammer some beefy long metal stakes into the ground on both sides of the bottom footer at each corner next to the foot blocks. Drill a small hole through your siding aligned with each stake, just over the footer. Pass a piece of wire or wire rope or something through the hole and secure it to each stake in all four locations -- essentially you are just tying it to the ground.

Stakes should be at least 2-3 feet into the ground so you'll need a sledge to drive them. You could use re-bar and drive it at an angle (angled under the shed from both sides of the footer) so that what shows of the rebar above the ground will be angled away from the structure and suitable to tie a cable, wire or strap around.

Wouldn't want your pretty bike to get killed by a falling shed
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:18 AM   #403
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:37 AM   #404
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:42 PM   #405
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I'm not sure if I'm still under warranty (bike is an '09 that was bought "used" with 276 miles on it, don't know what original sell date was) and the dealer (the one I trust anyway) is 70 miles away.

Anyone fixed it themselves (or know what the dealer did to fix it)?
I was able to stop mine by pulling and cleaning the gasket, replacing the o-rings, cleaning the channel and mating surface, and making sure the torque was correct.


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