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Heya all,

I store my bike in my garage, as my garage is just barely big enough to park it sideways in front of my wifes pathfinder. We only have a two car garage, so space is tight with the car, pathfinder, bike, and garage stuff...not to mention the pain it is to park the bike as close to the wall as I can to fit the cars in. I am looking to store the bike at my house, and curious if any of you have built a "mini" bike garage or anything similar. Like a converted shed or something. I kind of like the idea of building a structure that I could keep the bike in, but then my dilemma is how do I get the bike out of the back yard? Have to pave a path? Who knows, will probably just deal with the pains of a small 2 car garage, but thought I would ask!
 

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Red, you should see the rut I have running from the street to the shed in my back yard. LOL

"I don't have a bike, that's one of them collapsed mole tunnels." LOL

I have a concrete foundation with two tie downs in the floor along the back wall. The tie-down consist of a 4" diameter by 4" tall PVC tube with a 2' long 1/2" steel rod running through the side at about the 2" mark. The concrete was poured around these two tie-downs so they aren't coming out. /images/icons/smile.gif The shed I use is a 8' deep by 10' wide with a 6' tall double door entrance. I'll take some pictures of the building if you are interested.

 

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Definitely...if you dont mind! I could always put in a sidewalk back and hide it with the landscaping and all...fembot would not be happy if i rutted up her yard! Plus, I hate to think of riding the bike through the yard if it is all sloppy and wet...get my bike all dirty! /images/icons/smile.gif

But, definitely would love to see some pics!
 

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Well the grassy/weeded areas are okay but the front of the shed is kinda sandy from having to dig the ground out so the doors would open. LOL I need to buy some brick and do the front up nice. I'll snap some pictures off on Saturday when it is light out and the bikes are out of the shed.

 

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You think you have it bad? You should see my Garage!

I have an 8ftx2ft work bench at the front of the garage and used to park my bike up front as well... my corvette and bimmer fit nicely.

Now that we no longer have the bimmer and got an extended cab Silverado (shortbed)... I had to move the work bench to the side of the garage, the bike is still up front in front of the corvette, but now my wife and I switched sides on the garage because I now I have to enter and exit through the passenger door...

We thought about putting the bench on the other side of the garage... well lets just say that my wife aint that great of a driver and we'd be shortly missing a passenger corvette mirror! I also put stopping bricks in the garage so she doesnt run into the bike!

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why do you have to park your cars in the garage?

Eric
"some people have to piss on an electric fence to find out for themselves"
 

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No window scraping, cars are warm in the morning in the winter, and it keeps the cars in better shape not sitting out in the weather and sun. Thats why I dont leave them out.
 

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My garage is HUGE, thankfully, so space isn't a problem but here is an idea. I happened to be at Lowes, the Wal-Mart of home improvement, and noticed some small plastic buildings set up in front of the entrance. They are designed for lawn and garden equipment storage but would work great for bikes. I am not sure on the price but it may be worth looking into.

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As far as riding through the grass its not too dificult especially if elevation changes are small. I have quite a hill to go up so its pretty tuff to not spin the tire with snow on the grass or if its wet. I've gotten damn good though just can't stop mid run. I put mine in the basement of our house which is nice cause my stereos down there and I can pump the music while working on the bike or whatever. The only bad part is the door is small and I scraped my mirror once on it and it has a permanent dime sized rub mark. Oh well sh!t happens. Over the summer I usually get to park in the garage because we bring all the bikes out from the basement so its easier but this summer my dad said everything staying in the basement because he and my mom just got new cars.

I can kill a yak from 200 yards away....With MIND BULLETS!!!
 

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Sure did, snapped them off yesterday after the ride.

Here is a closeup of the floor tie-downs. The gravel in the bottom is the 4" pea gravel base below the 4" concrete foundation. The picture is misleading as there is plenty of room to get a chain through.



Yes, that is a dried worm in the hole. LOL /images/icons/laugh.gif

 

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Here is the top of the same door showing the stock hardware as supplied with the shed (not much eh? /images/icons/crazy.gif) and the door sensor as part of my home security system.



 

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And a nice shot of my approach lane cutting under the corner of the deck. One of these days I'm going to forget to duck. /images/icons/laugh.gif



I cut a slightly different path when I exit the shed but I am sure to intersect with the main rut to reduce the wear on the yard.

 
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