Sunday, February 22, 2015

Motorcycle Garage Organization

Harbor Freight Motorcycle Dolly

Over the last year, I have been working to reduce the amount of stuff I have. One of the ways I do that is to look at things I have not been using. This sounds easy, but seems hard for some reason. It feels easy to ignore things. The old “out of sight out of mind” line seems appropriate. I have five bikes in the garage and now two cars. Moving vehicles around can be a bit tricky!

The motorcycle high jack shown below is one of those things I bought and thought I would get a lot of use out of. I’ve had it for a couple years now, and I think I only managed to use it twice. I’ve been moving it out of the way for entirely too long now, so it was time to get rid of it.

Harbor Freight High Motorcycle Jack

While talking with my friend Paul, he told me about some motorcycle dollies he just bought from harbor freight that didn’t work in his workshop. I proposed a trade and he agreed: he got my lift and I got two of the dollies. I’ve been wanting one of these since I saw one in use at Troubadour’s house.

Harbor Freight Motorcycle Dolly

I put one under the WR250R right away and it was much easier to get it moved around the garage. It also let me put two bikes very close together. Why didn’t I buy one of these sooner? I need to assemble the other one then I can put it into use right away. I’m very happy with the trade. We both got something useful. Thanks!

6 comments:

  1. I think you are just teasing us with the size of your garage. You'll give Brad garage envy.

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    1. haha come visit, no need to be envious ;)

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  2. I know someone who had one of those jacks and it never got much use. He has sense picked up a motorcycle lift and that gets a lot of use. When not used, it's goes down low enough so the car is able to park over it.

    Hmmm, what's the fifth bike?

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    1. I've thought about getting a motorcycle lift several times, but never pulled the trigger on the purchase. I can't decide if I want to put it in the main area under a car or in the "back" area where my workbench is.

      The fifth bike? A GZ250 left over from my ex-wife. It was my first bike; I had intended to sell it last year. The deal fell through and I got distracted with other stuff.

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  3. Oh the joys of re-organising a garage. It makes everything seem new somehow, even though you simply put things in different places. You may have just prompted some Spring re-organisation here!

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