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    Back in the Saddle mcmxcivrs's Avatar
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    BMW Parking

    I've been working most of the year on an addition onto my garage and a makeover of the rest of it. Just got the bike parking space all done up. I seperated the bike space from what will be my woodwrking are with a partition wall and then spruced up the spot to make it worthy of the marque.

    Hope the logo police don't come and confiscate my new floor. Its RaceDeck tiles in a familiar looking patern.



    My wife hasn't ridden her Bonneville since getting the F800ST five years ago, so I made an elevated platform for it to reside on until she decides what she wants to do with it. At least its not taking up floor space now.



    Her F800ST on the parking dolly tucked in under the Triumph. The reason the platfrom is not to the other wall is to make a space for my Kendon stand up lift to live when not in use.



    My K1200GT is next.



    And finally, my F800GS.

    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    Very cool. I have to make sure my sweetie does not see your pics (unless you want to come out to Vegas and do my garage.) We have a 3 car garage and she can't understand why I need two bays of it for 3 motorcycles and a golf cart!

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    Very nice

    Sometime could you roll out the dolly with the bike on it and get a picture from the left side?
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    A minor question

    What I want to know is HOW did you get the Triumph up on that shelf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglander View Post
    What I want to know is HOW did you get the Triumph up on that shelf?

    Louise
    I was wondering that too.

    Very nice set-up...
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    You're crazy to park a bike on a platform

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    Very nice....Everybody
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    Shelf

    So, how do you get the bikes on and off the shelf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS View Post


    Two questions;

    1) What brand of parking dolly is that?

    2) Is the outside edge of the shelf solely supported by the one diagonal brace and the corner wall at the garage door? What size of wall studs are you bolting in to? I'm not critiquing, I'm considering possibilities to free-up space in my garage/woodshop

    BTW - My compliments on a nice job.
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    Nice job !!...

    I have a question, what is that insulation material on the garage door? Is it one sheet, or sheets butted together? Looks very nice & efficient !

    Ron

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    The parking dolly was one that I got at Princess Auto (Canada's equivilant to Harbour Freight) a few years ago, haven't seen them again since. It wasn't terribly expensive, around $100 if I recall correctly. It works quite well allowing us to get the bike tucked in the space much easier than trying to manhandle it in. The ST is the low suspension version with no center stand, so the typical Park-n-move type dollys wouldn't work.

    Here is a picture of it from their site archives.


    The shelf is lag screwed into the 2x6 studs as is the brace. The base framework is 2x4s with a 3/4" plywood top and vinyl tiles. There is a 2x6 doubled onto the base frame overlapping the plywood and tile to cover the edges. Its all put together with construction screws and is quite solid. Plus, the Bonneville is not a terribly heavy bike.

    The door insulation is Reflectix, which is basically high tech mylar bubble wrap, and under that is 1" styrofoam panels. The styrofoam is glued on and the Reflectix is held on with sheetmetl scres with washers. the sheets are 4' wide and the seams are taped with aluminum foil tape.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    Looking good, Ed.

    Did you have to get a DP for the addition? And where do you get that insulation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rinty View Post
    Looking good, Ed.

    Did you have to get a DP for the addition? And where do you get that insulation?
    Rin, I did have to go through the painful process of getting a development permit. It took almost six months to get that approval - longer than it took to build the darn thing.
    Ed Miller, Calgary, AB
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    I can't wait to retire and have a fixed income. The one I have now is always broke.

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    I recall that your existing garage is a double, so I thought you might be getting close to the magic percentage area for allowed development.

    And when the DP circulates, you find out if your neighbours really do love you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MCMXCIVRS View Post
    The parking dolly was one that I got at Princess Auto (Canada's equivilant to Harbour Freight) a few years ago, haven't seen them again since. It wasn't terribly expensive, around $100 if I recall correctly. It works quite well allowing us to get the bike tucked in the space much easier than trying to manhandle it in. The ST is the low suspension version with no center stand, so the typical Park-n-move type dollys wouldn't work.

    Here is a picture of it from their site archives.

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    I'd think the more upright position of the Park-N-Move would save more space if you have a centerstand.
    Larry
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