My private little workshop

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Franz, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Having 4 bikes and a car usually means also a never ending need for some repairs to be done.
    With this post I want to give you some help (maybe) while you're planning to do this yourself, it's not perfect but small 'n' nice.......
    It started when I moved up north, I had the second kitchen converted into a nice little workshop for my private hobby. Had to get a 1.5 double door and do a small ramp to be able to haul in the bikes under their own power. As you can see, easy access, just needs some shuffling the various bikes around; even the biggie fits in with enough room on all sides to still be able to work on them comfortably.
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    I like everything tidy and clean, so here's a view into the room:
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    Some areas for storage (not all):
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    racks on the wall, a charger and some small consumables like bulbs, hoses, sparkplugs, bearings, sealrings, petrolfilters,.....
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    Workbench with rack and individual boxes for small spares by bike, under the bench some containers for old oil, wooden blocks for stabilising any heavy engine
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    Tool box with high quality gear, not chinese crap
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    wrench-set with all I need; all metric of course
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    2 (TWO) TORQUE WRENCHES, somthing that some workshops don't even know exist, clutch-basket holder, valve spanner.....
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    Powertools, of course also welding, caliper,.........
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    and then of course all the fluids essential for regular maintenance but not all
    from left to right: Sonax MoS2 spray (prefer that one much more than the WD)
    Wuerth lubricant for back of brakepads and all other small areas that need grease that can resist any water or cleaning fluid, but NOT bearrings.....
    Sonax chain lube, Veloil cooling liquid, Johnson wax, Wenol metal polish creme and silicone oil for tyres and other PVC/rubber parts
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    As oils and essential fluids I use as follows:
    from left to right, Motul synthetic 10W40 for the FJR, for the older bikes Castrol mineral 20W40, Motul 10W forkoil and ATE - DOT4 brakefluid, I also have a bottle of DOT3 same brand.
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    Of course there are much more goodies in there as oilfilters for all bikes, most from MUSSEN, EBC brakepads from Craig-EBC, electrical tools and various connectors, fuses, and loads of old spareparts that easily go bust, especially for the SRX6 and the DR650. A small hydraulic lift, 2 paddock stands, gas and oxygen torch, and very important a place to wash my filthy fingers........
    I posted this as I now have finished all 4 bikes, all repairs, revamps, refittings done; now they all run well and I hope that stays that way.
    Now it's time for some rides me thinks........ :mrgreen:
    Regards, Franz
     
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  3. Pounce

    Pounce Ol'Timer

    I likea clean & tidy workshop but that's too clean :)
     
  4. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    Hi Franz

    having visited your "Little" work shop i can say it's clean and even my not so clean work areas is like after nukkelar device is been blow in there that is suite for me, but what is clean and organized is indivitual

    for me even i leave someting like it's just been dropped in there and IF some one goes and move it to different location,,i'll get nuts as i cant find it any more, even moved by in some cases incehes,,,but like said it's all indivitual and i would love to keep my work area clean but im just not that kind of person..

    Love you work franz and see you soon

    and no photo from my work area,,,that is not suitable even this page :lol-sign:
     
  5. Mxplorer

    Mxplorer New Member

    Hi Franz,
    I am amazed with your workshop I can even sleep in it with such level of cleanliness. Love it.
     
  6. cdrw

    cdrw Ol'Timer

    Phenomenal job, Franz!
    You workplace would be the envy of any shop in Thailand; it seem more like a manufacturer's environmental 'clean room'.
    Now, all you need is a shop sign over the door! :smile1:

    However, your nifty new shop, which now occupies the second kitchen, begs the question....
    ...will the next party be without food??? :lol-sign:
     
  7. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    Jay, no this room is my drinks storage during party times :lol: .
    Now the workshop will be less frequented which means only one thing, a lot of riding..... :smile1:
    And more, lookout for a legal plated SR400/500 as the future occupant....... :mrgreen:
    Cheers, Franz
     
  8. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    I can honestly say that it's Franz's workroom that inspired me to try to get my tools organized and make a proper workspace. I hope some day when I grow up I can be half as kitted as Franz! :happy5:
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  9. Franz

    Franz Ol'Timer

    It's a nice beginning Tony, you're more advanced already, you also have an apprentice in your shop :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ...cheers, Franz
     
  10. JohhnyE

    JohhnyE Ol'Timer

    Mine is a mess but I have all the same equipment as Franz. I'm now inspired to have a big clean up and now that I finally have a Mae Bahn looks like she has a big job to do to keep her busy.
     
  11. rmbike

    rmbike Ol'Timer

    phfft! :thumbdown:

    No beer fridge and no sexy girl calendar!

    :mrgreen:
     
  12. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    :lol-sign:
    Is this better?
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    I'll make sure I move the Leo Girls Calendar to a more conspicuous spot as well :happy5:
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    Ride On!
    Tony
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  13. Marco

    Marco Ol'Timer

    :lol-sign:
    Is this better?
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    I'll make sure I move the Leo Girls Calendar to a more conspicuous spot as well :happy5:
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    Ride On!
    Tony
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    Tony

    That's cool but that's your daily consumpition Fridge only??
     
  14. rmbike

    rmbike Ol'Timer

    :smile1: :smile1: :smile1:

    not sure the service staff is old enough to serve beer

    :happy2:
     
  15. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Oh yeah? YOU try telling him that! :lol-sign:
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    Ride On!
    Tony :happy5:
     
  16. rmbike

    rmbike Ol'Timer

    :wtf: :crazy:

    spose hes going to get on that bike next to him aswell!!!

    :crazy: :wtf:
     
  17. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Alas he outgrew that bike and now has much more expensive tastes... :crazy:
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    Ride On! :happy5:
     
  18. burnjr

    burnjr Ol'Timer

    nice sutup brothers/cleand and well org. :happy2:
     
  19. CeiDuc

    CeiDuc Active Member

    Alas he outgrew that bike and now has much more expensive tastes... :crazy:
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    Ride On! :happy5:

    Consider the brainwashing a success then Tony. My two year old daughter wants to clamber all over my bike. :mrgreen:
     
  20. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Alas he outgrew that bike and now has much more expensive tastes... :crazy:
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    Ride On! :happy5:

    Consider the brainwashing a success then Tony. My two year old daughter wants to clamber all over my bike. :mrgreen:
    lolz! :lol-sign:
    What is it about kids and bikes?
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    Mine just can't get enough :mrgreen:
     
  21. CeiDuc

    CeiDuc Active Member

    My little one is waiting for papa to get home from working overseas. One more week and will back in the action.

    To get back on thread. Franz you have a nice tidy workshop and I salute you sir. I'm going to pull the trigger and build a double bay garage with workshop, toilet and security system. All cement, steel trusses with a lift beam over both bays. It will be a work in progress but I know exactly how I want the layout. I like working on my bikes and I also want the SUV under wraps and not in open parking under our main room in the family home. It's also a good excuse for buddies to come by for a chat, relax, talk some bs and have a coffee or beer. In all likely it will be a suedo retreat, but I will be working it :thumbup:

    Cheers, Garry
     
  22. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wow Garry! Sounds nice! Let us know when you'll throw the grand opening party and we'll come by! T :happy5:
     
  23. CeiDuc

    CeiDuc Active Member

    Wow Garry! Sounds nice! Let us know when you'll throw the grand opening party and we'll come by! T :happy5:
    Will do Tony,
    Now I just have to convince the wife that I want to move the chook shed (fact!!). :D
     
  24. Azoulay

    Azoulay Ol'Timer

    Hi Friends,

    Happy to see that I am not the only one to be meticulous for my workshop.

    On top of the fridge -very important- , the fan, an easy light, an air compressor (with all acessories) and a complete set of tools (from metrics to US), I equiped it with a proper library (with paper copies of users & repair manuals), an Internet connected laptop computer (an old Compaq one fits perfectly), a Rapid Bike electronic tuning bank with the appropriate harness for Ducati and BMW.

    For the time being I miss a lift table to be able to work standing properly as it more and more difficult for me to bent.

    I'll post some pictures for X'Mas when I''ll return.
     
  25. TonyBKK

    TonyBKK Ol'Timer

    Wow Garry! Sounds nice! Let us know when you'll throw the grand opening party and we'll come by! T :happy5:
    Will do Tony,
    Now I just have to convince the wife that I want to move the chook shed (fact!!). :D
    "chook shed"??? :?: If I had to guess I'd say that's where you make your moonshine? :lol-sign:
     
  26. CeiDuc

    CeiDuc Active Member

    Will do Tony,
    Now I just have to convince the wife that I want to move the chook shed (fact!!). :D
    "chook shed"??? :?: If I had to guess I'd say that's where you make your moonshine? :lol-sign:
    LMAO... the Aussy's generally call chickens chooks, hence the term chook shed for where they roost and lay their eggs :mrgreen:
     

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