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Had to shift some old motorcycles yesterday, and the GTL came to the rescue.





That's a '60s Bonneville one one side, and a '40s Indian dirt bike on the other.

Sadly, not my bikes, I'm just storing them for a friend.

Did get some great looks on the ride home though. :D
 

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The Triumph leaked enough oil all by itself... :D
 

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You never change the oil in an old Triumph—you just keep refilling it...
 

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Q: Why do Brits drink warm beer?

A: Lucas refrigerators!
 

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Actually, this was part of a bigger project to empty a monthly storage unit and move stuff to a temporary shelter at my house.

First, I had to clear out and recycle some junk:



Then, I had to pick up some free pallets (gotta love Craigslist):



That was tough, as the trailer's built-in toolbox meant that I couldn't properly forward-balance the load, so my tongue weight was off and the bike got real squirrely above 30 mph or so. :eek: I just took small surface streets home...

Then I picked up some additional supporting lumber:



The 16 footers were tough to carry on an 8 foot trailer, so I left a couple pallets on the trailer to clear the toolbox and strapped the lumber as far forward as possible. Again, small surface streets to home...

Then I assembled the pallets into a base and sheeted them:





Note that the width worked fine for my 10' x 17' cover, as 3x 40" = 10 feet. But 2x 8' = 16', so I had to add a foot in-between, hence the middle cross-boards.

Then on goes the cover (gotta love Harbor Freight sales):



It's functional, but dämn ugly. :D And the whole thing cost less than two-months storage rental.

Eventually, it'll get replaced with a proper-built wooden shed painted to match the garage, but first I have to dig up the driveway to redo the main sewer line, then replace the driveway double-wide to get a proper base in place.

But that's a project for another day...
 

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Actually, this was part of a bigger project to empty a monthly storage unit and move stuff to a temporary shelter at my house.

First, I had to clear out and recycle some junk:

Then, I had to pick up some free pallets (gotta love Craigslist):

That was tough, as the trailer's built-in toolbox meant that I couldn't properly forward-balance the load, so my tongue weight was off and the bike got real squirrely above 30 mph or so. :eek: I just took small surface streets home...

Then I picked up some additional supporting lumber:

The 16 footers were tough to carry on an 8 foot trailer, so I left a couple pallets on the trailer to clear the toolbox and strapped the lumber as far forward as possible. Again, small surface streets to home...

Then I assembled the pallets into a base and sheeted them:

Note that the width worked fine for my 10' x 17' cover, as 3x 40" = 10 feet. But 2x 8' = 16', so I had to add a foot in-between, hence the middle cross-boards.

Then on goes the cover (gotta love Harbor Freight sales):

It's functional, but dämn ugly. :D And the whole thing cost less than two-months storage rental.

Eventually, it'll get replaced with a proper-built wooden shed painted to match the garage, but first I have to dig up the driveway to redo the main sewer line, then replace the driveway double-wide to get a proper base in place.

But that's a project for another day...
Mad skills YO!:tb
 

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The shed's not quite full yet, so maybe I have to pick up some more motorcycles... :D
 

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You never change the oil in an old Triumph—you just keep refilling it...
This one, at least, is not a joke but a truth.

It was also a truth with a wrecked-but-still-runs Plymouth Horizon I once owned many years ago. :grin:
 

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This one, at least, is not a joke but a truth.

It was also a truth with a wrecked-but-still-runs Plymouth Horizon I once owned many years ago. :grin:
Reminds me of $$%$$ Poulan snow blower I got rid if. Never had to change oil...just kept filling it and frequently replace the cardboard it sat on. Chinese engines aren't too good.....
 

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But more importantly, modern Triumphs and more recently modern Indians show excellent build quality and perfect fit and finish... Their only connection to the past is for style and design.
 
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