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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:49 pm    Post subject: Garage Photo Fun Reply with quote

I built a 20 x 20 shop in my back yard several years ago and have enjoyed it very much, but I only recently cleared everything out to finish the sheetrock and painting. It was so full of motorcycles and stuff! I decided that before I cram everything back in, I'm going to use the open space to photograph my motorbikes and other items, such as my small collections of bicycles and old power lawnmowers.

Here are some before and after pics of my minor construction project, taken from the same point in the room, and a couple of bike shots from the past two days. I'll put up more later. This project could take weeks. Laughing







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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Really enjoyed those glamour shots of the bikes. Those are sales brochure material. The US map on the wall is cool too.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Cool , but for a split second there, I thought you were trying to pull a fast one on us Wink and in following along with the title of the thread.... "Garage photo fun"..... Smile There is a thread around here somewhere that I showed the 'faked you out' garage door skins. Razz but it would have been too hard to find it.

https://www.pinterest.com.au/ateacherswife/ultra-realistic-garage-doors/




BTW, I saw a spec of dust on the rear rim of the RD....just in front of the air valve.............you really ought to do something about that. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dorT500 wrote:
...There is a thread around here somewhere that I showed the 'faked you out' garage door skins. Razz but it would have been too hard to find it.


There's a guy in my neighborhood who has one of those things on his garage door. It's a picture of a stable w/a couple of horses looking out at you. Just the thing in a subdivision of really ordinary 1960s single level houses. I'll take the one with the tank, please. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More fooling around.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very seductive pose there! Just gorgeous.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the bike pics, particularly the most recent. But I also love the floor. I was thinking about doing mine this spring. Just cant decide whether to get someone qualified to do it or tackle the job myself. How hard could it be? Confused
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LongShot_Louie wrote:
...How hard could it be? Confused


Thanks for the kind words.

Regarding the floor, and as with all painting projects, prep is everything. I had pros do this floor because I only want to do it once. I'm OK painting the walls and ceiling by myself and I did that first.

Floor prep included grinding out and filling a shrinkage crack and then using a big walk-behind, three-head orbital diamond grinder to rough up the surface and get rid of a few oil spots. They used hand grinders around the perimiter edge. The floor was coated with epoxy primer covered with chip media. After that set up for a day they applied a clear coat over the top.

The workers said it would be OK to walk on after 24 hours and OK to park a car on it after 72 hours with no protection needed needed under the tires. I won't be parking a car in here. My buddy has the same floor in his garage and he put his car on it 72 hours later with no problem. Seeing how his floor turned out gave me the confidence to buy the same thing. And it's guaranteed for several years. The installers did recommend using pads under my bikes' kickstands.

The Rust-Oleum epoxy kit they sell at Home Depot doesn't look quite as deluxe, but it is durable if you prep correctly. My work days are spent visiting auto body shops. One shop that I visit often has Rust-Oleum on the floor and it has held up well for several years. They prepped for it by washing the floor with sulphuric acid. Another of my pals had a company blast his floor with steel shot before painting it with still another epoxy product and it has proven to be very durable.

Here's my friend's Lotus on his new garage floor. The paint is also applied to the vertical surface of the stem wall. This job was done in mid-October.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my friends is bringing over two of his bikes to shoot tonight. He has a foreign delivery Honda CX 500 sort of thing that I believe is from the mid-1980s, and an early 90s Ducati 900 SS. Very neat machines and I'm excited for the opportunity. Here's my '09 Yamaha that I shot last night.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are my friend's sweet 1984 Honda CX650E and his '91 Ducati 900SS.








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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get back to Japanese bikes in a bit. But first, here's my '06 Ducati GT1000.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful, when does the calendar come out?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'78 DT400E. This bike is in the future project lineup. It has a Goodyear front tire. Goodyear hasn't made motorcycle tires in a very long time.



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'82 Honda MB5. I don't go far, and I sure don't go fast, but this bike is so much fun to ride. Run it up through the gears. It comes on the pipe at about 8,000 and you feel a little extra push. Shift it at 9,000. Repeat until it's in top gear and suddenly you're going...35mph!

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