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Creating a motorcycle haven in your garage

By Flow Wall
May 15, 2014

Any motorcycle enthusiast will tell you going for a ride with a few of your friends on a sunny summer afternoon can be an experience of a lifetime. Whether you are coasting down the open country road or speeding through a national park on a highway, getting on your steel horse is guaranteed to produce stories you will never forget. However, when you are not burning rubber on the open road, you will want to create a space where you can maintain and customize your hog. Usually bikers keep their motorcycles in their garage, but if you are a serious rider, you will want to create a work space that's specific to your needs. If you are interested in building and customizing your motorcycle, here are a few essentials that every enthusiast needs in their garage:


When you take a look at the garages of modern motorcycle enthusiasts, you will notice that every item in their space is somehow connected to the all-important workbench. It is one of the first things you will want to install in your motorcycle haven. A workbench can be as simple as two sawhorses supporting a single, solid-core plank of high-density fiberboard. Or, if you like to have a comprehensive workshop, you can find a customizable garage storage system that comes with a lot of extra fixtures. You should look for the type of system that has a lengthy sturdy table, multiple drawers and a backboard that has built-in lighting and room to hang different tools.


One of the most important aspects of a motorcycle haven is the type of flooring you have installed. The common cement or concrete floors found in traditional garages are OK to use for people who want minimal protection for their belongings.However, mechanical tools, motorcycle parts and custom-made items will not last long if they are dropped on such an unforgiving surface. Consider applying an upgraded finish that will offer a significant cushion for falling objects. Special flooring also makes it easier to clean up oil spills.


When you are tuning up your motorcycle's engine or centering the outline of a custom decal layout, you will want to have a proper lighting system in your garage instead of one measly light bulb. You can find a lot of decent systems in your local hardware store. Consider installing lighting that is ceiling mounted and uses fluorescent light fixtures to increase visibility in your workspace.