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  • Great updates as usual. Seeing pictures of the CRF makes me think that if I do take the plunge with a motorbike finally, something like that will probably be the thing I go for. Looks so much fun and means you can kind of take other people in cars out of the equation somewhat.

    Just bought our first house last week and the 50's garage isn't big enough for a car so right now I'm trying to plan how I can turn it into my workshop for bikes (and possibly motorbike)


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  • Thanks for the kind words and congrats on buying your first house, looks like you could easily squeeze in a motorcycle ;) Where abouts are you? The CRF has been a revelation, it's made slower speeds a lot more enjoyable and there's something satisfying about having arguably more fun with half the cc. Sure you probably fall off more but it's at much slower speeds.

    Just shout if I can help with anything. Maybe an obvious one, but as I was really keen to have a decent workbench utilising storage under it saved a lot of floor/wall space. Also thinking hard about what the space will be used for helped dictate the layout. As you use it daily these things will inevitably become more obvious and congrats again.

  • I'm trying to plan how I can turn it into my workshop

    Speaking as someone who filled up their workshop with shit and is now trying to build a work bench and shelving storage I would go:

    1. Work bench with storage underneath (that spot under the shelves looks good)
    2. Insulate and plasterboard the ceiling
    3. Floor (paint is cheap and quick. PVC tiles would probably be the best choice on balance, in which case do the bench after the floor)
    4. Shelves

    Even more so if you have any other DIY needs for the house. Once those tins of paint and dust sheets start to accumulate.....you'll never get an empty space like that again.

    Edit: just a thought - you've currently got access to the ceiling joists. As the space looks narrow I wonder if having a sky stand hanging down could be an idea? The again I recently saw that Park do a workbench mounted stand, so I'd probably go that route.

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