A Stall for Clyde... - Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums
VN750 General Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
Old Twistie Sticks Rider
 
Old Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Country Created by Geniuses, But Run by Idiots...!!!
Posts: 5,072
iTrader: (2)
 
A Stall for Clyde...

Well I swore years ago that I would never buy and put up another metal shed, well I'm sorry but I lied......
This past week I poured a slab and put a 10'x12' tin lizzy on it to park Clyde in...
I have had a problem getting Clyde out of my other shed when it was wet, and every time I needed to get the mower, tiller, or pressure washer out I would have to move Clyde out of the way... So this past week I built Clyde his own private stall, well semi-private, I'll keep my bicycles and a bit of other stuff there too, but the 66" wide mower deck won't won't go through the 55" wide door, so Clyde will be the boss of his stall......
All I like now is to seal the concrete slab and a bit of other stuff, and I will move Clyde to his new home......
Have a good one...Old Dog...

Southern Central Tennessee.......
Now on the Dark Side......
Girl's Bike 09 Sporty xl 1200 Custom...33k + & clickin......
Sportster Owner/Rider since age 72...lol... Rider since Simplex...???
09-xl1200 "C" Vivid Black, Cast wheels w/19" Frt., SE-Stage 1+, X14iEDs...
MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
RoadKing Air Shocks, Mustang Seat, Progressive Fork Springs...
Old Dog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 10:59 AM
Senior Member
 
dragonrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: chesterfield ,Mi
Posts: 363
iTrader: (0)
 
good for clyde. he needs a few things to keep him company while he is in the shed. the good thing is it will keep the mudd off when it rains like you said. wish i had room for mind in my shed. but atleast i have my son and his garage for the winter.

DRAGONRIDER
RIDE LONG AND RIDE SAFE
dragonrider is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 491
iTrader: (1)
 
Hey Old Dog --

I'm thinking about doing the same thing. Post pics when you get a chance!

Way to go!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Old Dog View Post
Well I swore years ago that I would never buy and put up another metal shed, well I'm sorry but I lied......
This past week I poured a slab and put a 10'x12' tin lizzy on it to park Clyde in...
I have had a problem getting Clyde out of my other shed when it was wet, and every time I needed to get the mower, tiller, or pressure washer out I would have to move Clyde out of the way... So this past week I built Clyde his own private stall, well semi-private, I'll keep my bicycles and a bit of other stuff there too, but the 66" wide mower deck won't won't go through the 55" wide door, so Clyde will be the boss of his stall......
All I like now is to seal the concrete slab and a bit of other stuff, and I will move Clyde to his new home......
Have a good one...Old Dog...
FlaRider is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Linkmeister Supreme
 
OlHossCanada's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 7,960
iTrader: (8)
   
Congrats on the new stall, Old Dog. Is the ceiling high enough and is it light enough inside to do maintenance on the bike in wet weather? Or is it strictly a parking place?

Gordon

1991 VN 750 -"Cosmic Lady" or "Bad Girl"?
Purchased May 16, 2008
Approx.19,300km (12,000 miles)

H-D windshield
Relocated R/R
MF-AGM battery
Fiamm Freeway Blaster horns
F&S luggage rack and engine guard
Kury Offset Hiway pegs
July 13, 2016, Riding on the DARKSIDE now, Classic Radial 165/80-15


TOP TEN THINGS A NEW RIDER/OWNER SHOULD DO. Click on link.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/11-vn750-general-discussion/9127-top-ten-items-you-would-suggest-new-owner-do-his-new-ride.html
OlHossCanada is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 02:35 PM
Senior Member
 
phurp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pinson Alabama
Posts: 235
iTrader: (0)
 
I am in an ongoing battle with the wife. she also wants a shed for my bikes to go in. She complains that they take up too much floor space in the garage. she says if the bikes were out in the shed, there would be no problem getting the mower, trimmer,flower and gardening stuff out of the besement. I say put the gardening and flower stuff in the shed and leave the bikes inside. besides, what do you want outside, $400 worth of stuff or $4000 worth if bikes.

1990 vn-750
metzler 880's
r/r relocated
iridium plugs
ngk plug caps
mf agm battery
ballancer and stator replaced. (Lance328)
Pro Tac Backrest
progressive fork springs
fork seals replaced
2003 kdx 220
frp chain gude
frp skid plate
acerbix hand guards
uni filter
phurp is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
Old Twistie Sticks Rider
 
Old Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Country Created by Geniuses, But Run by Idiots...!!!
Posts: 5,072
iTrader: (2)
 
Well I will give my opinion and swear again, I will not put up another tin lizzy... They don't last long and are too tender, rust worms eat them, too dang agrivating to assemble, but at my age maybe this one will last long enough...lol...
It is just a parking place out of the rain & UV rays for Clyde, if I didn't already have a good shed and was building one to last it would be wood, not the paper thin tin lizzy type... This tin lizzy is just on higher ground, and handier than my good old wood shed...
PS-I can't post pictures......
Have a good one...Old Dog...

Southern Central Tennessee.......
Now on the Dark Side......
Girl's Bike 09 Sporty xl 1200 Custom...33k + & clickin......
Sportster Owner/Rider since age 72...lol... Rider since Simplex...???
09-xl1200 "C" Vivid Black, Cast wheels w/19" Frt., SE-Stage 1+, X14iEDs...
MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
RoadKing Air Shocks, Mustang Seat, Progressive Fork Springs...

Last edited by Old Dog; 04-25-2009 at 10:18 PM.
Old Dog is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 08:57 AM
Concert connoisseur
 
wib714's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: chillicothe, ohio
Posts: 2,231
iTrader: (3)
   
Garage
I have mine in an 8x10 tin shed with my tools. not much room to work on her, even checking the oil is kinda tough but it keeps her dry and out of the sun.
old dog do you know whats worse than putting up a new tin shed........putting up a used one. guy in town used to park his harley in this but he had a big wood one built by the amish and said I could have this one. taking it down was worse than puttin it up. if you dont do it in the correct order it will all come crashing down on you.

1986 vn 750 aka "Huck Farley"
42,000 miles
Rick's stator and rr
Tuxedo stator cover mod
pickup coil mod
dampers replaced
agm m/f battery
Harley sportster exhaust, degoated
Hid conversion
splines lubed
custom "vn750.com" grill cover
NGK Iridium spark plugs


acct to mcct mod https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17917

rekeying locks, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7309

stator replacement walkthrough, https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11369
wib714 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 11:49 AM
Senior Member
 
dirtrack650's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Castle Rock, Wa
Posts: 1,750
iTrader: (0)
 
How about a little heat and insulation for the winter months to keep the moisture out? I have a metal garage that sweats in the winter causing rust on my tools and bikes.

My bro put up a plastic shed for his Triumph. Small, but he likes it.

DT

95 VN750 (eBay)31k+
GL1100 front fender
OEM engine guard
OEM high back rest
'V-Twin' HWY pegs
Black 750 Spectre handlebars
SunPro Volt Meter (Amazon)
Maier bug shield (JCW)
Bar Ends anti-vibe (JCW)
Emgo air filters
Tank bag-Eclipse
Tail bag-FroZone Cooler
Back Rest-Igloo 6 pak cooler
WalMart Saddle Bags
R/R Relocate
Dry Splines Lubed
AGM DieHard-Sears
Gutted Goat
Sporster XL Mufflers
LED's-stop,tail,turn,marker
Pickup coil mod to .45mm
Silverstar headlight
Rotella T6
dirtrack650 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
Old Twistie Sticks Rider
 
Old Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Country Created by Geniuses, But Run by Idiots...!!!
Posts: 5,072
iTrader: (2)
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wib714 View Post
old dog do you know whats worse than putting up a new tin shed........putting up a used one. guy in town used to park his harley in this but he had a big wood one built by the amish and said I could have this one. taking it down was worse than puttin it up. if you dont do it in the correct order it will all come crashing down on you.
wib714, I'll bet you are 4/3rds right on that, I don't think I could do it...lol...
DT, I may move Clyde to the bigger wood shed for the winter mos., when I won't be getting the mower out, nor the bike very often as I am a warm weather rider...lol...
Gotta get goin as our bunch of old farts are riding today, up to Smithville Tn. I think, or maybe down around Guntersville Ala....???
Have a good one...Old Dog...

Southern Central Tennessee.......
Now on the Dark Side......
Girl's Bike 09 Sporty xl 1200 Custom...33k + & clickin......
Sportster Owner/Rider since age 72...lol... Rider since Simplex...???
09-xl1200 "C" Vivid Black, Cast wheels w/19" Frt., SE-Stage 1+, X14iEDs...
MicroTach +, Higher wider H-bars, GPS Mt., Mustach bar Hwy. pegs...
Viking Shock cutout Saddlebags, Rear Mt. Signal Lt. Kit, Fork Brace...
RoadKing Air Shocks, Mustang Seat, Progressive Fork Springs...
Old Dog is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2009, 07:53 PM
Senior Member
 
cglennon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 735
iTrader: (0)
 
Send a message via Skype™ to cglennon
Quote:
Originally Posted by dirtrack650 View Post
How about a little heat and insulation for the winter months to keep the moisture out? I have a metal garage that sweats in the winter causing rust on my tools and bikes.

My bro put up a plastic shed for his Triumph. Small, but he likes it.

DT
Metal sheds are notorious for sweating, especially if they sit in direct sunlight. Sealing the concrete will help, but ventalation is key whether passive (simple vents) or power (like a solar attic vent).


Chris Glennon - Portland, OR
cglennon is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Vulcan 750 Forum : Kawasaki VN750 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Once registered, your User Name"cannot be changed". We can make exceptions within 7 days, but after that, it is set in stone.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome