Hate to show you guys up, but here's a shot of my "work space."
Like some forlorn character from a Disney or Pixar movie, the KLR is destined to spend life in a gravel-floored shed along with only way too much lawn care equipment for
company. At least it's inside, I guess.
It has its pros and cons:
Pros: Gravel floor makes it easy to take care of oil/gas/beer spills, etc.
Gravel floor results in lowered appraised value for property taxes vs. a slab.
Distance and location in relation to house makes it easy to act like I don't hear
my wife when she's yelling at me to come do something.
Cons: Distance and location in relation to house makes it easy for my wife to act like
she doesn't hear me when I yell at her to tell her I need more beer.
No electricity. Only light source at the present is a Coleman gas lantern.
(Intend to hang some flourescent shop lights so I can run an extension cord out
there for lights when needed. Really not worth the expense to get the place wired.)
Tools stored in basement of house. If you need something, you have to go get it.
Almost impossible to find dropped hardware in the gravel without the aid of a
magnet. I've learned to put a tarp under the bike before beginning work.
In accordance with town/county ordinances, I have a set of permanent horseshoe pits about 30 feet in front of the shed. Thus, I have to fend off an endless parade of drunken horseshoe players who just want to "take the KLR for a spin." No, I never let them, not even in my pasture. And also endure banter for the rest of the evening between said drunks and their wives as they discuss whether or not it's a good idea for him to get a motorcycle. The wives always win that argument, thus I am destined to ride alone.
Here's a shot of my "Home Depot Bike Lift." (Two concrete blocks with wood shims to put under the footpeg brackets.) It's not much good for elevating the bike to comfortable working levels, but gets it up enough to pull off the front and rear wheels, pull off the swingarm, etc.
Seriously though, enjoyable thread. Some of you guys have some really nice facilities. Thanks for sharing the photos of them. If they ever seem inadequate, just use photos of mine for reference.