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well, heres my work area while doing my heads.



now I gotta move everything around so I can get my bike in there. pics latter
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Git 'er done!

I have seen amazing work done by flashlight in the rain and in motel rooms. A living room is the perfect place to build a bike!
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ya, it much better than my open powerless, lightless, cold garage
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Default I feel your pain, brother. All I've got is a spot in a parking garage...

...where I'm not even supposed to be keeping a motorcycle.

I do all my brackets/mounts/parts fabbing in the bedroom, where I keep a 3-speed drill press and bench grinder.
The building's roof, four milk crates, and a used bedsheet serve as my "spray booth".

Bastards have to make do.
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ya, it much better than my open powerless, lightless, cold garage
If you have room for a car and a bike, run the engine in the garage and pipe the exhaust out. The engine will radiantly heat the garage.

Like submarine sailors, you might want to keep a parakeet with you to make sure you don't gas yourself to death. haha.
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If you have room for a car and a bike, run the engine in the garage and pipe the exhaust out. The engine will radiantly heat the garage.

Like submarine sailors, you might want to keep a parakeet with you to make sure you don't gas yourself to death. haha.
never work with my leaky exhaust systems

I'd run out of parakeet's real fast
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Cool, ingenuity at its best! While doing my Honda heads I used my kitchen sink as a wash bay
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and here I am insisting that my next rental have a garage with 220v power, LOL..
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too many dishes in the sink. gotta use the tub.

I guess I could do dishes today,but bike first
If my garage was larger I'd install a sink there. But with the Goldwing, Sporty, two work benches and now the City gave us frickingly HUGE automated trash and recycle bins I can barely walk around.
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