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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.
Mucho Benjamins (to repair)
The tires are 285's...
Anyone ever stored a bike in a van? We're staging our house for sale and my wife demanded I get most of the toys out of the garage (the Ural can stay because it's kitschy and not running). I got a 10x10 enclosed for the home stuff and a 10x20 outdoor for the van with the plan of putting the Strom and the DR inside. They'll be there for ~ 3 months, what should I do to them beforehand prior to loading them up?
Storing them in a Van would be no different then storing them anywhere else for the same time. Since Colorado is cold in the winter, make sure anything water cooled has proper antifreeze for the temperture. I would run them out of gas before storing or the vapors might add a new aroma to the inside of the van and all the other stuff stored in there as well.
I moved back in '06 and found a local place that would rent/store ocean containers. Got a 20', loaded it up with more stuff then I should have kept. That was so nice. Load everything into a box, only a 6" step to go up. Box goes away. Box comes back in the driveway of new house. No moving van, no storage unit, only handle half as much. Almost as good as a moving company, in some aspects better. Real ocean containers, not a wimpy plastic POD.
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I use my van as a mobile alarmed garage for a pair of XR650R's. Really the only time they come out is for riding or service. I drain the tanks and float bowls and keep the tie downs slack unless the rig is being driven somewhere. No issues whatsoever.
Just got this last week.
Looks clean;no rust! No salted roads where you are?
I had one of those. I bought it for the sole purpose of replacing the 4.3 with an LS1.
It was fun...then a friend gave me a Paxton Novi 1000 for the LS1.
We called it a "fastro"
I'd love to see pictures of that build, what a cool project!
It's very clean for the year, body is basically rust free underneath, but somehow the hitch is kind of rusting away and some of the rear bumper. It has the fairly well known GM 4.3L lower intake manifold coolant leak, so a time consuming but not very expensive repair.
Yeah same here, Fastro sounds like an awesome vehicle.
Saw this one posted elsewhere, caption said 1937 International Harvester with custom body.
For those of you with the Astros, is there enough room with the rear seats pulled to fit a smallish bike? I've got a KZ440, overall length of about 81 inches (according to eHow...so who knows) and a height around 40 inches.
Forget the dimensions but it's juuuuust barely long enough to fit a fullsize dirtbike lengthwise. Height is another story. Way too low unless you compress the living shit outta the suspension.
Gotcha..that's what I was assuming while still hoping I was wrong. Thanks
Anyone running a newish Chevy express van with AWD?
Curious if they are any good at all or not even worth considering. I know it won't be as good as a true 4x4. I'm not looking for a offroad vehicle though, just something that could handle snowy/icy roads.
There was a guy selling one over on Expo Portal earlier this month. He had good things to say, here's the link. Might be worth checking with him.
A GM Futurliner sold at auction for $4.1 million, highest ever.
I have one. Best "4x4's" I've owned for sloppy roads.