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Old 08-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #5506
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I had been trying to figure out how I was going to fit a motorcycle lift into the garage without losing a good bit of space. Your idea is a really good compromise. So I'm stealing your idea... just the idea...
Since I am certainly not a carpenter, I'll have to modify the design a bit.
Thanks. I spent a long time trying to figure out a solution that didn't take up valuable floor space when not in use. I feel like this is the best solution I could think of without recessing a motorcycle lift into the slab.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:15 AM   #5507
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Thanks. I spent a long time trying to figure out a solution that didn't take up valuable floor space when not in use. I feel like this is the best solution I could think of without recessing a motorcycle lift into the slab.
Agreed...
Finished part one this morning...



With the cinder block foundation, the wall is set back an inch or two. With the previous bench I was always dropping things behind the bench.
Quite a while ago a friend mentioned putting a rain gutter across the top of the backside. I fills the gap, gives you a place to store your sprays, lubes and what not and if things fall, they don't go far.



I used to use a milk crate stuffed under the old bench to store all these cans
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:21 AM   #5508
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With the cinder block foundation, the wall is set back an inch or two. With the previous bench I was always dropping things behind the bench.
Quite a while ago a friend mentioned putting a rain gutter across the top of the backside. I fills the gap, gives you a place to store your sprays, lubes and what not and if things fall, they don't go far.

Great idea!
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #5509
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that is genius
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #5510
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that is genius
Very slick!

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #5511
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #5512
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Ok, it's not a man castle, but it is my garage...with way too much stuff in it...

Alas, the one in the middle must go. Thought I'd get a pic while I had all three...when I was a lil shit, I only dreamed I'd have one of the three...

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Old 08-09-2013, 04:56 PM   #5513
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Started working on the second part of the work bench/motorcycle stand today. Got the stand portion put together, now to start working on the details.

The smaller bikes fit fine



For the bigger bikes, I need to put a "table" in place for the kickstand when I initially get it up on the table.



There are 8 holes down each side for eye bolts to be used with the tie down straps. That way they can be moved or adjusted depending on the bike or work being done.



I used a small wheel chock for this time, but I'm working on a tube type cycle wheel chock on a removable plate for the future.
As you can see in the small bike picture, the spaces underneath are designed for the totes. I have a tote of parts for each of the bikes and other maintenance stuff. There is room for 8 totes in all.

Overall I should actually gain some storage space in the garage by adding this

I still have to mount the caster wheels on it, Tomorrow we'll check to see how well it fits under the workbench.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #5514
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Started working on the second part of the work bench/motorcycle stand today. Got the stand portion put together, now to start working on the details.

The smaller bikes fit fine



For the bigger bikes, I need to put a "table" in place for the kickstand when I initially get it up on the table.



There are 8 holes down each side for eye bolts to be used with the tie down straps. That way they can be moved or adjusted depending on the bike or work being done.



I used a small wheel chock for this time, but I'm working on a tube type cycle wheel chock on a removable plate for the future.
As you can see in the small bike picture, the spaces underneath are designed for the totes. I have a tote of parts for each of the bikes and other maintenance stuff. There is room for 8 totes in all.

Overall I should actually gain some storage space in the garage by adding this

I still have to mount the caster wheels on it, Tomorrow we'll check to see how well it fits under the workbench.
very nice.
when you finish it up, i may have to bother you to let me take a look.
i usually find myself in colonial beach once or twice a month visiting my parents
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #5515
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Started working on the second part of the work bench/motorcycle stand today. Got the stand portion put together, now to start working on the details.


I still have to mount the caster wheels on it, Tomorrow we'll check to see how well it fits under the workbench.

Nice. My plan is to have it on locking casters to make it easier to roll in/out. I still need to start work on that bench. I haven't really done anything with it yet, and I haven't bought the wood yet either.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:19 AM   #5516
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Started working on the second part of the work bench/motorcycle stand today. Got the stand portion put together, now to start working on the details.

The smaller bikes fit fine



For the bigger bikes, I need to put a "table" in place for the kickstand when I initially get it up on the table.



There are 8 holes down each side for eye bolts to be used with the tie down straps. That way they can be moved or adjusted depending on the bike or work being done.



I used a small wheel chock for this time, but I'm working on a tube type cycle wheel chock on a removable plate for the future.
As you can see in the small bike picture, the spaces underneath are designed for the totes. I have a tote of parts for each of the bikes and other maintenance stuff. There is room for 8 totes in all.

Overall I should actually gain some storage space in the garage by adding this

I still have to mount the caster wheels on it, Tomorrow we'll check to see how well it fits under the workbench.
Looks great mate, perhaps one of these might help?

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Old 08-11-2013, 05:22 AM   #5517
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Looks great mate, perhaps one of these might help?

Pretty close...picked this one up yesterday. With the mounting plate, It mounts and removes easily.



my youngest helped me test it last night.


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very nice.
when you finish it up, i may have to bother you to let me take a look.
i usually find myself in colonial beach once or twice a month visiting my parents
Anytime...
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #5518
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Pretty close...picked this one up yesterday. With the mounting plate, It mounts and removes easily.
What mounting plate? I have one and mine didn't come with anything.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:20 AM   #5519
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Here is what came out of the box...



And that's how it came out of the box, fully assembled
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:57 PM   #5520
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Here is what came out of the box...



And that's how it came out of the box, fully assembled
That's how mine is. Do you mean just unbolting the grey part?
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