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Old 03-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to renovate my small 12x24 motorcycle garage ever since I bought my house. When I got it the only way in and out was through the overhead door. It only had 2 incandescent bulbs on the ceiling and no insulation. It looked pretty much like this except for the 2 8 foot FL lights I added on move-in weekend. Since then I also installed a man door in the side and a window on the far end.





Since then I insulated the walls with R-13 and installed an OSB ceiling and blew in approximately R-40 into the attic. I put in a small heater from Northern Tool which easily keeps it at 50 when I'm not out there with little add'l elecrtic usage

Before I drywalled I put in a new 20 amp circuit for some additional receptacles (mainly one for the fridge) and ran speaker wire for 4 speakers, HDMI and an outlet for hanging a TV as well.

This is where I was last week



And this is about where I am now. Sanding drywall tomorrow.



Hopefully within the next two weeks I'll have everything painted, flooring (haven't decided yet), a new workbench full of cabinets, and a TV/Stereo system. Someday I'll actually be able to work on some motorcycles!
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #2
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Awesome. I'd feel right at home here. Race bike in a small garage. That's my setup. Two streetbikes and one race bike in a 13x20 for me.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Awesome. I'd feel right at home here. Race bike in a small garage. That's my setup. Two streetbikes and one race bike in a 13x20 for me.
I'm up to 8 bikes now...I had to start storing them in friends garages and my garden shed.

06 R6
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:47 PM   #4
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Looks awesome. My personal beilf is you need a dirt bike in there to make complete!
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Looks awesome. My personal beilf is you need a dirt bike in there to make complete!
Doesn't the DRZ-400 count? I'm trying to do the best of both worlds. I have an 80 XL200 with no motor I want to put an 06 CRF450 motor into.
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Doesn't the DRZ-400 count? I'm trying to do the best of both worlds. I have an 80 XL200 with no motor I want to put an 06 CRF450 motor into.
Good God....a CR450F engine in an old XL200. Crazy! The motor would cost as much as good used WRF thats street legal. I'm not a fan of the dual sports...they don't seem to either terrains well IMO.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:19 PM   #7
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Good God....a CR450F engine in an old XL200. Crazy! The motor would cost as much as good used WRF thats street legal. I'm not a fan of the dual sports...they don't seem to either terrains well IMO.
Yeah but what fun would a used WRF be?
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #8
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Yeah but what fun would a used WRF be?
In my state you make an MX bike street legal with a bit of changes....nothing like riding a 450 on the freeway!
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Looks awesome. My personal beilf is you need a dirt bike in there to make complete!
He's got a dirtbike , the TTR50.
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Nice little shop! Im sure it will be nice and toasty in the winter in there!
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Nice! Looks functional, and will look good when you are done.

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Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:37 PM   #13
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Sweet...my garage (for my ATV and some woodworking) is similar in size. Your project gave me a good idea of what it would look like insulated and finished. Thanks :-)
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The place is coming along nicely, keep up the good work.
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Makes me wish I would have gotten into bikes rather than cars... I could fit so many more of them in the space I have.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:28 AM   #16
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VCT went down last night, cabinets and bench top going in today. Hopefully I'll soon be able to move stuff back in!
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WOW doesn't even look like the same place. Great job!

WA just past the Legal dual sport law. Before that we were required to do what PA does. I won't be doing anytime soon. My thought is if I want to ride on the road I will get a bike like yours.....they are meant for the road and haul butt!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:58 PM   #18
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wow! looking good!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:56 PM   #19
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Very nice...
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #20
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Still pretty far from done but you get the idea. Picked up a wi-fi range extender tonight to give me some more reliable Pandora reception. 32" Flat screen should be here tomorrow. I'm thinking of going with a steel top over the 2 sheets of 3/4" MDF as well.





It's definitely come a long way!
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