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Beyond Grumpy

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:37 am



I have 3 bikes sitting in my garage.
All of them need some work before the riding season starts...
I have plans to do upgrades and maintenance on them and have ALL the supplies and parts on the workbench waiting now..
My garage is not heated..but I thought March would be better...
Today it is is 14 degrees F at my house....this week the warmest day will be 26 degrees....
I refuse to try to work with all those plastics when it is below freezing for fear of breaking soemthing expensive
(not to mention it is just plan miserable working in those temps)..



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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby Mag » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:09 am

Oh, I so hear you....when I wanted to work my bike in January and it was 25 in my garage...I hate it that my garage is not heated, I would be out there so much if it was....but it is a 24x28 and the metal is exposed, so I would have to insulate and wall everything in just to get to a possible heated garage.....then I walk down my driveway and see that I have more than enough room on the other side of my property for a proper garage/man cave. Oh, that would be great (dream dream dream). Guess I have my lottery winnings planned before I win them ;)

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:32 pm

I put a heater in my garage. I turn it on and let it run for an hour before I go out and work, both for the sake of the plastics and my own self.

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:27 pm

I feel really bad for you guys,,,I really do...Sorry you can't be down here in the warmth...Lot's of folks retire and move to Florida...Just for that reason..

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby twostrokes48 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:38 pm

yea, I was gonna work on mine yesterday but it was 95 and just toooo hot in the garage, but we are gettin another cool down in a few days....back to low 70's. So maybe, I'll get the engine out of the frame this week.....yea then a little more things to take apart and can start cleaning up everything and putting it back together.

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby Fulcrum » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:43 am

You need to get an oil radiator for the garage. Can leave it on all the time, no fumes and wont burn the house down.

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:22 am



Quick pic from my drive home yesterday.

*sigh*
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:03 am

Today is the first day of spring... :D
The temperatures today at my house is a HIGH of 22 with windchills at NEGATIVE 1 degree...
The garage I need to heat is a 2-1/2 car with no insulation so it would take quite a bit of energy to warm it up from that low temp..
I will be patient and wait (some more) for warmer weather...April can't be too far away... :roll:
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:08 am

The weather will change all of a sudden, then you guys can ride again, very soon too.. :D

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby Wingsconsin » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:33 am

The trade off is that in July the temps will be in the low 80's and I can go outside ...
You southerners need to stay inside in the air conditioning becuse it is like 100 outside...
So -- there are equalizers that make life in the North worthwhile...
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby thrasherg » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:12 am

Wingsconsin wrote:The trade off is that in July the temps will be in the low 80's and I can go outside ...
You southerners need to stay inside in the air conditioning becuse it is like 100 outside...
So -- there are equalizers that make life in the North worthwhile...


I am not buying this!! I moved to Seattle, WA from Austin, TX and I am cold all year round!! There is a lot to do up north (Skiing, dirt bike riding, etc), but I would take the south (even with the 100+ heat) any day!! :D

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby bustedwing » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:37 pm

I agree, my garage is too big to insulate, but once it warms up a little I am only in the house to sleep and shower. The rest of the day I rarely come into the house. This has been the longest winter in a longttime. Last year at this time we had 78 degree weather.
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby frostypop » Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:29 pm

at least you have a garage, all i have is a 10x10 steel shed for my bike. you need try to work on a bike in that small space, the bike takes up a third of your work area. but in Kansas we have some warm days that help... 8-) and maybe someday when i when the lottery i will have a garage... 8-) LIFE is GOOD! dont take this statement personal its just in fun.. :lol:

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby bustedwing » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:15 pm

When I win the lottery I will toss in a few bucks towards your garage, how's that?
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby redial » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:56 pm

When I win the lottery I will toss in a few bucks towards your garage, how's that?


You will have to wait a while, I am going to win it this week - so perhaps I should buy a ticket :?:
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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby frostypop » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:22 pm

i appreciate the gesture on the garage. i will get one someday. just need to put more effort into that, instead of other things...
Life is Good! 8-)

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby riffraff » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:51 pm

It may be cold, but at least you HAVE a garage! That's a luxury city dwellers like me can only dream of. Hell, off street parking would be a treat! :mrgreen:

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Re: Beyond Grumpy

Postby WingT » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:29 pm

Right on - Neighbor. Waiting for spring!




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