Fri May 06, 2022 6:43 am

Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Location: The Netherlands
 
Hooked
2017 GTS300 + 2007 LX50 2020 Kawasaki Versys 1000
Joined: 29 Aug 2007
Posts: 182
Location: The Netherlands
Fri May 06, 2022 6:43 am linkquote
This is mine. Usually not all those three bikes are in at the same time: they trade places with two bicycles of the kids and a Kawasaki Versys 1000 from me. The last one is currently in a second garage.


My garage at this moment

Fri May 13, 2022 12:02 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Fri May 13, 2022 12:02 pm linkquote
I mentioned in a previous post that I was starting to pack up my garage in preparation for a move to a new home. We closed on the new house 4 weeks ago. We won't be moving in for a few more weeks, but I had a guy come in and epoxy coat the garage floor. I went with a basic tan w/ colored chips to add some texture and make it less slippery when wet. This is about as clean as this floor will ever be

-Craig







Fri May 13, 2022 12:46 pm

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2623
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2623
Location: Minneapolis USA
Fri May 13, 2022 12:46 pm linkquote
Very nice floor. You could eat off that floor.

Bob Copeland
Fri May 13, 2022 12:53 pm

Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1397
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
 
Molto Verboso
'99 PX200 & GTS300 HPE SuperSport
Joined: 19 Oct 2008
Posts: 1397
Location: Cheshire, England, UK. Still European
Fri May 13, 2022 12:53 pm linkquote
It is indeed very nice, but good luck finding that 2mm grub screw you dropped.
Fri May 13, 2022 1:13 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Fri May 13, 2022 1:13 pm linkquote
Bob Copeland wrote:
Very nice floor. You could eat off that floor.

Bob Copeland
Now if only it would stay that way.
Halijaro wrote:
It is indeed very nice, but good luck finding that 2mm grub screw you dropped.
HA! You're not kidding! I've developed a technique for finding those small items that works pretty well. I grab a bright LED flashlight and I lay down on the floor to get one eye as close to floor level as possible. Then I use the light to search the floor. I've had great success. My current garage has the same floor w/ speckled chips.

-Craig
Mon May 30, 2022 2:46 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Mon May 30, 2022 2:46 pm linkquote
The move-in to the new house started this weekend. Setup some shelves in the garage.





Tue May 31, 2022 4:25 am

MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4576
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
 
MV Santa
GTS250, 1960 VBA, 1975 VBC, 1980 P200E cutdown
Joined: 04 May 2010
Posts: 4576
Location: Sedgwick, Kansas
Tue May 31, 2022 4:25 am linkquote
caschnd1 wrote:
The move-in to the new house started this weekend. Setup some shelves in the garage.
Save those pictures. It is never going to look like that again.
Tue May 31, 2022 9:54 am

Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 958
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Addicted
2009 GTS250, Ducati Monster M900
Joined: 22 Jul 2012
Posts: 958
Location: Oceanside, CA
Tue May 31, 2022 9:54 am linkquote
caschnd1 wrote:
The move-in to the new house started this weekend. Setup some shelves in the garage.
Clean slate. Very nice. Love the floor.

Big fan of the Gladiator rails. I have them in a few spots in my garage. Their Gear Loft shelf is quite versatile. It get's spendy quick when you start buying the various hooks.


Don't you mind that flat tire. I'm working on it.

Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:19 am

Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
 
Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:19 am linkquote
I snapped a pic while all the scoots are in the garage.


Current line up.

Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:22 am

Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2623
Location: Minneapolis USA
 
Ossessionato
2013 Vespa 300 Super, 2022 Kymco AK 550
Joined: 30 Mar 2014
Posts: 2623
Location: Minneapolis USA
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:22 am linkquote
spacedog,

You are the Vespa man. Nice line up of scoots.

Bob Copeland
Minnesota
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:39 am

Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
 
Enthusiast
2005 GT200L: (-Jiffy5-) 2013 GTV300ie: (-RBBaron-) 2021 GTS 300 hpe
Joined: 10 Sep 2021
Posts: 87
Location: Canada
Mon Jun 06, 2022 11:39 am linkquote
Thanks Bob, I just finished doing oil changes on all three, and coolant flushes on the GT200 and the GTV300.
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:44 am

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:44 am linkquote
vintage red matthew wrote:
Save those pictures. It is never going to look like that again.
Yeah, that uncluttered garage didn't last long! I spent 3 days this week unpacking and organizing. I'm about 75% of the way there. I'll grab some photos of the progress as it goes along. Here are a few photos after unloading the truck with the items from the garage. Not much is unpacked yet at the time these photos were taken.









Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:09 am

Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 354
Location: NE Ohio, USA
 
Hooked
2019 Primavera 150, 2019 Honda Super Cub 125, 2017 Honda Metropolitan, 1965 Honda Super Cub 50 CA102
Joined: 15 Dec 2019
Posts: 354
Location: NE Ohio, USA
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:09 am linkquote
caschnd1 wrote:
Yeah, that uncluttered garage didn't last long!…
Ha! Welcome Home!

Chris from CLE
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:15 am

Ossessionato
LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold) Now Honda Zoomer X
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 3760
Location: Kingdom of Lanna
 
Ossessionato
LXV 150 3v ie. Midnight Blue (Sold) Now Honda Zoomer X
Joined: 06 Dec 2010
Posts: 3760
Location: Kingdom of Lanna
Tue Jun 14, 2022 2:15 am linkquote
Not sure I have that much width as the bishop said to the actress and I like the wheels on the bottom of the lift.
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:23 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:23 pm linkquote
I made a bit of progress organizing the new garage over the last week. I need to put up some more high shelves to store things that I don't need too often. The racks are up to store my snow/ice tires and my track wheels/tires. Got the bikes hung high on the ceiling so they are out of the way. I use hooks and pullies to make them easy to access when I want to ride.







Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:21 am

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:21 am linkquote
I'm getting close to having my new garage fully up and running. Really just need to finish adding a shelf to hold all my helmets. Also, the air hose reels are mounted, but I need to plumb in the air.















Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:52 am

Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1678
Location: Toronto
 
Molto Verboso
2006 LX150 (carbed) | 2007 GT200
Joined: 29 Jun 2016
Posts: 1678
Location: Toronto
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:52 am linkquote
^ looks great!
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:57 am

Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2262
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2262
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:57 am linkquote
This half is for the two-wheelers.


The other half houses a convertible Bug.

Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:19 pm

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Sun Jun 19, 2022 12:19 pm linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
This half is for the two-wheelers.
I'd love to see the convertible bug! In 1969 my parents pickup up a poppy red convertible bug at the factory in Wolfsburg. We toured Europe for 6 weeks, my parents and three kids, in that bug. What an awesome vacation! The bug was shipped home to the USA at the end of that trip. I wish I had it today.
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:19 pm

Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2262
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
Ossessionato
Gigi, '13 GTS 300ie Touring
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2262
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:19 pm linkquote
caschnd1 wrote:
I'd love to see the convertible bug! In 1969 my parents pickup up a poppy red convertible bug at the factory in Wolfsburg. We toured Europe for 6 weeks, my parents and three kids, in that bug. What an awesome vacation! The bug was shipped home to the USA at the end of that trip. I wish I had it today.
Wow, what a dream vacation!

As an only child, I didn't have to fight to sit in my favorite spot, the storage compartment behind the back seat. When I was older but too young to drive, my mom crammed 12 giggling teens in that bug. It was only for half a mile on a one-lane, semi-paved country road, so we didn't have to walk up the hill to a friend's house. Can you say Clown-Car!?!

I grew up in a V-Dub family, and my love of bugs rubbed off on my hubby who bought the 'vert when we were still dating. After my grandfather returned from serving in Germany, he helped his friend gain residence in the states. Hans was a talented mechanic who, with help from Granpa, opened a VW service shop in northern California.

My uncle had a bunch of restored type 2s, and his kids got a bug to restore for their first car. My stepdad followed his lead and gave me his first car, a '68 bug. I drove that bug from '83 to '06, then sold it to a coworker who wanted to restore it.

My husband and I ride to an Air-Cooled Meetup held in Scottsdale once a month and dream of fixing up his 'vert someday.
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:34 pm

Member
Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 26 Aug 2021
Posts: 28
Location: Vancouver
 
Member
Piaggio Liberty 150
Joined: 26 Aug 2021
Posts: 28
Location: Vancouver
Tue Jun 21, 2022 6:34 pm linkquote
"Hers and his"



Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:00 am

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:00 am linkquote
I think this will be my last update on my garage move, as I think I'm pretty much settled in!


I find that getting things up off the floor is super helpful. I added lots of storage on shelves that are 8 feet off the floor for things that I don't need to access regularly. The bikes are on a pully system that makes it super easy to raise/lower them


More shelves I added for storing things up high.


These shelves won't hold a lot of weight but are handy for my helmet collection.


My wife picked out the retro garage fridge. Works really well for a mini fridge.


I have a lot more space to work around the table lift in this garage. In the previous garage it was a little tight.


Found a good place for my Vespa clock on the wall. I'm waiting for a plumber to do the rough-in for a sink below the clock. I need to be able to wash up before heading in the house and leaving greasy finger prints everywhere. LOL

Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:18 am

Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1573
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
 
Molto Verboso
GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
Joined: 03 Jun 2018
Posts: 1573
Location: Lancaster, U.K.
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:18 am linkquote
Wow, that's a real wrenchers paradise you have made. Having a garage 50 yards away from my house, I can only dream of having electricity and water in mine.
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:36 am

Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2022 BMW R1250GSA 40th Anniversary, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8369
Location: Toronto
 
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2021 Vespa GTS300 HPE Racing 60's, 2022 BMW R1250GSA 40th Anniversary, 2019 Ural Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 8369
Location: Toronto
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:36 am linkquote
I have a few questions for you garage gurus.

We just bought a house with a large 2 car (one car with about 3 or 4 bikes).

What flooring do you recommend? Currently it is just cement.

Shelving, hooks etc? My better half wants all my bike gear stored there and I have a lot. It's Vancouver Island so it doesn't get that cold so that's a plus.

Handy stuff to work on the bikes? Maybe some sort of lift.

We're not moving in for about a year so I have time.

Advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:46 am

Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
 
Grumpy Biker
1980 Vespa P200e (sold), 2002 Vespa ET4 (sold), 1949 Harley-Davidson FL
Joined: 27 Oct 2009
Posts: 4933
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:46 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
Wow, that's a real wrenchers paradise you have made. Having a garage 50 yards away from my house, I can only dream of having electricity and water in mine.
I'll be retiring in less than a year, so garage time will sky rocket at that point. Water and electric are "must-haves" for me. I'm pretty lucky because on the other side of the wall where I'm putting the sink is the laundry room. So water and drain access is super easy. I really should do the rough-in myself, but I'm always a little paranoid about water leaks inside the wall. Electricity is something I'm much more comfortable with. I got lucky there too. The main electrical box for the house was on the outside wall of the garage right next to where I located the air compressor. So wiring that in (240V / 50amp / single-phase service) was super easy. 240V is not the normal power in the USA. Our standard wall outlets are 120V. But it's not a big deal to add a 240V outlet. Just need 2 hot wires and 1 neutral going to the outlet.
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