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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #25 on: 04 December 2019, 06:59:37 PM »
 One of the things I had to do after I bought this house was dig the garage out.  Water was coming in through the brickwork.  It was foccin horrible inside.  So dug it out (almost killed me) and got it tanked, put a drain in and filled it back in. 





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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #26 on: 04 December 2019, 07:05:49 PM »
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your just bl**dy teasing me now ...... :'( .....super clean fazer,abba skylift and what looks like a very nice garage...........think of me over the next few weeks grovelling about on a cold garage floor   :\ :\

I think the camera flatters both the bike and my garage.  The garage is a good size and was built along with the house round about 1932.  It’s cold and damp in there, though dry if you know what I mean.


The Skylight so far has just been used for routine maintenance.  It’s great to be able to service brakes and stuff without having to get down on yer knees. 



Hope you get those studs sorted red98.














iam sure i`ll be ok with the studs VNA , i`ve bought 8 sets but think i`ll just replace the 2 broken studs but replace all 8 nuts with the domed ones which should help in the future  :thumbup ....


i do like those abba lifts ,but owning 5 bikes at the moment it makes sense for me to have a table , parhaps a present to myself in the new year  ;)
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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #27 on: 04 December 2019, 08:29:51 PM »

   is that an ABBA stand?


Tight foccers rigged up an old push bike to wind his garage door up and down :lol
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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #28 on: 04 December 2019, 09:05:00 PM »
Well as a Scot ah do like tae get value for money.

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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #29 on: 04 December 2019, 09:26:38 PM »
Well as a Scot ah do like tae get value for money.
Tight arse could of paid the builders to put a ceiling in your living room  :lol   
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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #30 on: 05 December 2019, 10:42:28 AM »
 
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Tight arse could of paid the builders to put a ceiling in your living room  :lol   
I put some extra joists in at the rear and floored the rear third of the garage loft.


This garage was pretty focced when I got my hands on it including the door.  I do wish I had of got a roller door rather than an up and over.  That way I could have made even more use of the roof space. 
 

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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #31 on: 05 December 2019, 11:25:15 AM »

oiling the garage locks--end of.


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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #32 on: 05 December 2019, 11:42:45 PM »
One of the things I had to do after I bought this house was dig the garage out.  Water was coming in through the brickwork.  It was foccin horrible inside.  So dug it out (almost killed me) and got it tanked, put a drain in and filled it back in. 





  I ain't suprised it nearly killed you is that a garden spade? :lol  How much are those skylifts?
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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #33 on: 06 December 2019, 12:10:54 PM »

 
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I ain't suprised it nearly killed you is that a garden spade? :lol  How much are those skylifts?


Yeah it was murder.  The only way to do it was to dig it by hand.  The handiest tool turned out to be the micro shovel.  But yeah, I think I bought two tonnes of peas, chucked them in once the drain was in and the tanking on, then for some mad reason I raddled about 4 tonnes of earth.  Was glad once it was all done.  The garage is reasonably dry now.  It’s not 100% perfect as there is no damp core in the concrete base – but hey it’s pretty decent overall. 



I wish it was still this tidy!

 It’s a good bit of kit, but like anything there are pros and cons.  I hate getting it on and back off the rig – it’s a bit of a balancing act – though dead easy if you have somebody to hold the bike.  You can’t service the Gen1 EXUP whilst it’s on the stand.  But other than it’s pretty good, and it’s great not to be on my knees.  I haven’t had the swing arm out yet on the stand, though maybe I’ll try that this winter – there’s a separate fitting kit that lifts the bike utilising the foot peg mounts to get the swing arm out (as the standard fitting kit lifts on the swing arm pivot. 
 




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Re: winter maintence ,what you got planned ?
« Reply #34 on: 06 December 2019, 01:15:00 PM »
Nice to see someone else with the best bike in the best colour scheme  :D
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