Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:15 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:15 am linkquote
Wanted to make a little demo of how I bring bikes in and out of the house despite having my back door 5+ feet above the ground.

A little background, for context:

I've been riding for 14 years. For the last few years I've been blessed with access to a heated insulated workshop. But for the first decade I was riding that wasn't the case, at all. So I got very good at very quickly bringing bikes in, working on a quick maintenance job, and then sending them back out again.

Sometimes they came in just to grab a quick pic by the Christmas tree, and then back out they went. Other times, like when I retired my first motorcycle, it took a semi-permanent spot in my secondary living room.

How I do it:

The basis is a 14+ foot aluminum ramp from a delivery truck. On bigger bikes I will add some 2x6 side extensions just in case I need to put my feet down along the way up or down.

Because I have a landing at the top of my staircase, and then another step up to the doorframe, I built a second ramp out of 2x6 as the base, and 2x4 across the top. This makes one continuous ramp of about 19 feet, making it easy to quickly ride in and ride out.

~~~

I'm working on a full on report on what parts to get and how to build/do this yourself. I will update the post with the link whenever I get around to finishing it. For now the video should be really self explanatory, but I think I will put a bunch more pictures in the full article for those who are new to woodwork etc.

If you guys have any specific questions or anything you want to see answered/clarified please let me know.

UPDATE: Didn't get any questions but here's my How to bring your motorcycle or Vespa inside the house article. If any questions come to mind feel free to ask!

Stay warm y'all!

Last edited by adri on Tue Nov 16, 2021 6:28 pm; edited 1 time in total
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:46 am

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MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:46 am linkquote
Great video. I checked out your how to tell if a tire is bad one also. Well done. I will subscribe from my home computer because I can't remember my UTube password.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:53 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 10:53 am linkquote
Thank you! Also, that's me with my PayPal password right now. It's so secure, I don't have a freakin' clue what it is anymore. I'm dependent on my phone's fingerprint reader to get me in lol
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:02 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:02 am linkquote
adri wrote:
Thank you! Also, that's me with my PayPal password right now. It's so secure, I don't have a freakin' clue what it is anymore. I'm dependent on my phone's fingerprint reader to get me in lol
Yeah I hate changing passwords unless I am forced to. I have an app on my home laptop that encrypts all my passwords and saves them. If I ever loose access to that I am screwed.


I just noticed in your sig that you have an MP3 250. What year? I just picked up a 2007 that has under 5000 miles for $2000.00. It is my second one. I forgot how much more nimble they are compared to the 500. Now I gotta buy an new Buzzetti variator tool because I sold my other when I sold my first 250. Here it is. It came with a brand new Givi 46 and windscreen.



Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:12 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:12 am linkquote
Nicely done. I subscribed with both of my accounts!
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:16 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:16 am linkquote
2007 in manly burgundy lol. Not my first choice of color but the price was cheap. Only problem I had with it was... trying to remember now... I think the speedo and tilt sensor going on the fritz because one of the speedo sensor cables going to the front wheel got a bit frayed.

There is a thread on it in here somewhere. Long story short you can either totally replace the cable which is a bunch of work because there's a lot of body panels and stuff in the way.

ORRRRRR

You can find where the cable is worn, splice in some new cable and solder, and boom, good connection again.

Other than that, love the MP3 and, oh, changing to Malossi rollers made acceleration SO. MUCH. BETTER.

I don't think the MP3 would work with this ramp setup, come to think of it, but that doesn't bother me: With the three wheels it was an excellent winter bike so I never wanted to bring it in.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:21 am

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:21 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Nicely done. I subscribed with both of my accounts!
How to make a guy feel DOUBLE SPECIAL! Thank you lol.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:24 am

Moderatus Rana
MP3 250 and 2 MP3 500s
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:24 am linkquote
adri wrote:
2007 in manly burgundy lol. Not my first choice of color but the price was cheap. Only problem I had with it was... trying to remember now... I think the speedo and tilt sensor going on the fritz because one of the speedo sensor cables going to the front wheel got a bit frayed.

There is a thread on it in here somewhere. Long story short you can either totally replace the cable which is a bunch of work because there's a lot of body panels and stuff in the way.

ORRRRRR

You can find where the cable is worn, splice in some new cable and solder, and boom, good connection again.

Other than that, love the MP3 and, oh, changing to Malossi rollers made acceleration SO. MUCH. BETTER.

I don't think the MP3 would work with this ramp setup, come to think of it, but that doesn't bother me: With the three wheels it was an excellent winter bike so I never wanted to bring it in.
No it definitely wouldn't work with that ramp and I think the front would be too wide to get through the door. Especially my 500.
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:04 pm

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1980 P200E - "Old Rusty", 1976 ET3 Primavera
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Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:04 pm linkquote
The trick to bringing a Vespa into the house is to not tell your partner until after it has happened
Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:26 pm

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Tue Nov 16, 2021 1:26 pm linkquote
stickyfrog wrote:
No it definitely wouldn't work with that ramp and I think the front would be too wide to get through the door. Especially my 500.


We're gonna need a bigger boat ramp lol
xantufrog wrote:
The trick to bringing a Vespa into the house is to not tell your partner until after it has happened
Yes. Then just shrug and say "it's in my half of the house" and walk away, end of discussion haha.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:00 am

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Gina, 1965 Vespa 180SS, Bella,1968 Vespa 150 Super, Mia, 2017 Vespa Primavera 70th Anniversary 150ie, Gabriella, 2017 GTS300 ABS
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:00 am linkquote
It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:54 am

Molto Verboso
2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:54 am linkquote
Great for a wheelchair access, but for a scooter, I see overkill...

Two planks of 2x12 or three of 2x8, long enough to get from the lean-to to the top of the stairs.
A few cross rails out of 2x4s
A timber Trellis support midway to reduce bending.
The threshold step needs little more than some offcuts 6-12 inches lomg to form 'mini-steps' of 2 inches (50mm)

How much would that cost?
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:02 pm

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ET4 "Mona"
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:02 pm linkquote
Fudmucker wrote:
How much would that cost?
Yeah, what Fudmucker said!

Here's a ramp from scrap. Inelegant but cheap....er...inexpensive. <G>


ramp into studio

Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:16 pm

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Location: LA CA
 
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:16 pm linkquote
i'm totally NOT understand this thread. OP has insulated heated garage now, why move the scooter inside and piss off SWMBO that often? Like, why even have the ramp there where she can see the POSSIBILITY of grease and grime ruining her house?

Plus, the point of most evenings is to ESCAPE the house (and the brood inside), by going to the garage, yes?
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:24 pm

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Location: Toronto, Canada
 
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Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:24 pm linkquote
Fudmucker wrote:
Great for a wheelchair access, but for a scooter, I see overkill...

Two planks of 2x12 or three of 2x8, long enough to get from the lean-to to the top of the stairs.
A few cross rails out of 2x4s
A timber Trellis support midway to reduce bending.
The threshold step needs little more than some offcuts 6-12 inches lomg to form 'mini-steps' of 2 inches (50mm)

How much would that cost?
Do they sell 2x12 by 14 feet long at the hardware store where you're from?!
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:28 pm

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:28 pm linkquote
Rickster333 wrote:
Yeah, what Fudmucker said!

Here's a ramp from scrap. Inelegant but cheap....er...inexpensive. <G>
Hey whatever works! I wish I just had one step up like you do. That looks like 7-8" up? That would be so easy! I have about 5-6 feet up! Totally different animal.

PS: My second ramp (the part that goes across the staircase landing) is made from scrap 2x4 and 2x6, but there was no way I was finding lumber long enough to make the entire ramp from wood at the hardware store without it becoming a major construction project lol. This is my scrap ramp:



2x6 cut diagonally down the middle, 2x4 drilled across the top, couple pieces across the middle for support. Thing weighs a ton but it has zero give. Sturdy as heck.

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:31 pm

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Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:31 pm linkquote
tonyc wrote:
i'm totally NOT understand this thread. OP has insulated heated garage now, why move the scooter inside and piss off SWMBO that often? Like, why even have the ramp there where she can see the POSSIBILITY of grease and grime ruining her house?

Plus, the point of most evenings is to ESCAPE the house (and the brood inside), by going to the garage, yes?
I've never met anyone named SWMBO and I'm not sure why they would be mad about where I park bikes?
If you're referring to the woman I live with, please do not call her names.

Also, why would she care where I park bikes? And why would I want to live with someone who would?!

The point of your evenings are to escape your home?! I'm sorry to hear that. That's definitely not the point of my evenings. I love my home. I can do whatever I want in it!

Hopefully one day you can experience the joy of having a Vespa, or even just a Ducati Panigale under the Christmas tree! Life's short, can't change that, but why not make it short and fun?







Looking at these pics just makes me smile at all the fun I had having people over for the holidays over the years. Having them sit on the bikes, talking about them, answering their questions and getting my friends excited to get their licenses in the spring.

One year we even plugged in a blow dryer so the girls could feel the Italian summer breeze in the hair on my old '79 Vespa. I strongly recommend living a fun life. Hopefully that answers your question.

Enjoy yourself.[/i]
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:08 am

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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento
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Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:08 am linkquote
If you have an emotional attachment to your bike, why not bring it into your house if you are able to. It's part of the family. Adri, I applaud you
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:11 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:11 am linkquote
Ok one last pic because who doesn't like old dogs and old Vespas (even if they are indoors)?



79 year old doggo on my old '79 100 Vespa.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:12 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 12:12 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
If you have an emotional attachment to your bike, why not bring it into your house if you are able to. It's part of the family. Adri, I applaud you
Thank you sir. If it sparks joy and doesn't hurt anyone, why not?!
Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:21 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:21 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
Nicely done. I subscribed with bothof my accounts!
Why two accounts?
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 am linkquote
jas67 wrote:
Why two accounts?
This was my original personal account that has morphed into our club's video page. https://www.youtube.com/user/QueenDevilDog/videos

I can't remember why I created this one. Maybe I lost the first's password for a bit. It has become my Guzzi Gal account. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvbsxPXiXCgIx5_3Cvum1w
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:08 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:08 am linkquote
adri wrote:
Do they sell 2x12 by 14 feet long at the hardware store where you're from?!
I've done a long ramp like yours from wood with shorter pieces.
It does not have to be long ones when supported from the right places.
That ramp lead a few stairs to an indoor storage room.

...still, I do like your way, nice idea. I was just so cheap I didn't even think of using metal parts

What comes to having bikes inside the house - each to their own. I'll guess you would cry out loud seeing my bikes standing outside, in the Finnish winter You know, what doesn't kill them, just makes them stronger... umm... right?
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:16 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:16 am linkquote
Guzzi Gal wrote:
This was my original personal account that has morphed into our club's video page. https://www.youtube.com/user/QueenDevilDog/videos

I can't remember why I created this one. Maybe I lost the first's password for a bit. It has become my Guzzi Gal account. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHvbsxPXiXCgIx5_3Cvum1w
I really like your thumbnails. If you have a way of adding an outline to the text, or a glow or a shadow effect, just something to make it a little easier to read for older eyes might help a bit, but besides that, I like how colorful and bright they are, they really pop , makes me want to click on all of them*

* which I will, when I'm done working for the day lol
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:18 am

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Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:18 am linkquote
RRider wrote:
I've done a long ramp like yours from wood with shorter pieces.
It does not have to be long ones when supported from the right places.
That ramp lead a few stairs to an indoor storage room.

...still, I do like your way, nice idea. I was just so cheap I didn't even think of using metal parts

What comes to having bikes inside the house - each to their own. I'll guess you would cry out loud seeing my bikes standing outside, in the Finnish winter You know, what doesn't kill them, just makes them stronger... umm... right?
How do the Vespas do outside? Do you spray them with WD-40 in some key areas to help avoid rust? One winter I left my baby outside (broke student at the time). Took the cover off in the spring and my heart sank a little. That was 14 years ago. Haven't done it since.

"If you're cold, they're cold, bring them in." lol
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:05 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
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Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:05 am linkquote
adri wrote:
I really like your thumbnails. If you have a way of adding an outline to the text, or a glow or a shadow effect, just something to make it a little easier to read for older eyes might help a bit, but besides that, I like how colorful and bright they are, they really pop , makes me want to click on all of them*

* which I will, when I'm done working for the day lol
Thanks!

I appreciate your feedback. Having older eyes myself, I understand the need for definition.

I'm using a mix of free software and apps to make my videos and thumbnails. I use an iPhone app called Live Collage that has a YouTube thumbnail maker which adjusts the image size and allows for image layering. I like the font peppered with little yellow bits, but it doesn't have any text modification options beyond color.
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:45 am

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Triumph Street Scrambler 2018, Suzuki VanVan200 (sold), 2015 Sprint 125 (sold)
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Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:45 am linkquote
adri wrote:
How do the Vespas do outside? Do you spray them with WD-40 in some key areas to help avoid rust? One winter I left my baby outside (broke student at the time). Took the cover off in the spring and my heart sank a little. That was 14 years ago. Haven't done it since.

"If you're cold, they're cold, bring them in." lol
Vespas manage OK(ish) outside. Engine covers and other metal parts do easily change color a bit, looks more like oxidization marks than rust. Disc brakes get surface rust, that happens with all bikes staying outside. Painted metal parts do very well, I didn't notice any rust.

... so yeah, mayby living room is a better place for them!
Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:08 pm

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Sat Nov 20, 2021 1:08 pm linkquote
adri wrote:
I've never met anyone named SWMBO and I'm not sure why they would be mad about where I park bikes?
If you're referring to the woman I live with, please do not call her names.

Also, why would she care where I park bikes? And why would I want to live with someone who would?!

The point of your evenings are to escape your home?! I'm sorry to hear that. That's definitely not the point of my evenings. I love my home. I can do whatever I want in it!

Hopefully one day you can experience the joy of having a Vespa, or even just a Ducati Panigale under the Christmas tree! Life's short, can't change that, but why not make it short and fun?







Looking at these pics just makes me smile at all the fun I had having people over for the holidays over the years. Having them sit on the bikes, talking about them, answering their questions and getting my friends excited to get their licenses in the spring.

One year we even plugged in a blow dryer so the girls could feel the Italian summer breeze in the hair on my old '79 Vespa. I strongly recommend living a fun life. Hopefully that answers your question.

Enjoy yourself.[/i]
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:08 pm

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Location: Toronto, Canada
 
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Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:08 pm linkquote
LOL. Totally. That's exactly it. She does her thing. I do mine. Her thing is competitive show hunting (literal horsing around ). Some areas of the house have a two wheeled theme. Other areas a equine theme. Everyone's a winner!
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:04 am

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'74 50s x3 '78 P200 E '84 Cosa '91 PK50XL2 '58 AllState '68 Sprint '80 50special and a '66(?) Super125
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Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:04 am linkquote
I like your solution, and enjoy your attitude. You have a lovely 100 Sport there and I invite you to please post it here Smallframe page .

Different hobbies in the house?



Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:49 am

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2006 GTS 250
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Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:49 am linkquote
đź‘Źbrilliant idea. Especially for the S50.
Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Molto Verboso
2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1964 Vespa VNB / 1961 Lambretta Li150
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:51 pm linkquote
When I ride my copper plated VNB, it feels like Christmas!
Since I ride all year, it only came in for some photos and to shake presents.



Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:11 pm

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Posts: 125
Location: Toronto, Canada
 
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Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:11 pm linkquote
Beautyyyyyyyyyyy
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:52 am

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'13 GTS 300ie Touring, AKA Gigi
Joined: 26 Mar 2018
Posts: 2063
Location: Phoenix, AZ.
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:52 am linkquote
Haole wrote:
When I ride my copper plated VNB, it feels like Christmas!
Since I ride all year, it only came in for some photos and to shake presents.
That picture of Teapot belongs on a Christmas card!
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:21 am

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Posts: 137
Location: Palmyra, Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:21 am linkquote
Haole wrote:
When I ride my copper plated VNB, it feels like Christmas!
Since I ride all year, it only came in for some photos and to shake presents.
Wow, that is amazing. Is it really plated, or a wrap?
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:09 pm

Molto Verboso
2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1964 Vespa VNB / 1961 Lambretta Li150
Joined: 02 Sep 2010
Posts: 1094
Location: Chandler, Arizona
 
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2007 Vespa 250 gts / 1964 Vespa VNB / 1961 Lambretta Li150
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Posts: 1094
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:09 pm linkquote
jas67 wrote:
Wow, that is amazing. Is it really plated, or a wrap?
Copper plated.
When I had the bodgey paint stripped off, the body was surprisingly in great condition.
The plating cost a bit, but was worth it.
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