Piles of Tupperware


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Piles of Tupperware

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Greetings,
New poster here. Been servicing Honda cars and motorcycles for 50 years. Own an ST1300 so dealing with tupperware is nothing new. Recently purchased a 2000 GL1500SE with 49k. I'm cleaning it up and replacing the engine coolant temp sensor behind the left fan. Removing and reinstalling the tupperware is really not an issue except the 20 year old plastic bits tend to be a little brittle. I find i am running out of space to store the many, MANY pieces of tupperware I removed. My question is what do you do with the tupperware to safely store it while it is off the bike? Thanks in advance for your input.

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I pile my Tupperware on top of the camper trailer, which also lives in the garage....
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Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
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DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:57 am
I pile my Tupperware on top of the camper trailer, which also lives in the garage....
Thanks, No camper here but that would make a nice big surface to place the tupperware.

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bigsteveswing wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL.

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I use a table too. Gotta do brakes and a fader this weekend so I'll be cussing mother Honda over all of the tupper ware for simple projects. Jeez it would have been easier to install zippers.

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Crusty1 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:41 pm
bigsteveswing wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL.
If only you could see the table right now, put it up in spring and a mountain has developed...any flat surface turns that way :(
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Wow, that surely a lot of stock parts. What are you planning to do with it?

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I found a good place


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bigsteveswing wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Crusty1 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:41 pm
bigsteveswing wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL.
If only you could see the table right now, put it up in spring and a mountain has developed...any flat surface turns that way :(
Foldy tables in the garage are a danger, there's a card table with a 4x4 sheet of OSB on it in my garage, I set it up last fall as a good place to rebuild the Jeep's carburetor. Bad thing is I didn't take it down when I was finished with the carburetor and it's suffering badly from the "Flat Surface" syndrome, covered with garden tools and all sorts of other "Yard" stuff (which should be in the shed) and a collection of power tools... It will probably take an hour to actually "find" the table under all that stuff :cry:
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DenverWinger wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:23 am
bigsteveswing wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Crusty1 wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:41 pm

Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL.
If only you could see the table right now, put it up in spring and a mountain has developed...any flat surface turns that way :(
Foldy tables in the garage are a danger, there's a card table with a 4x4 sheet of OSB on it in my garage, I set it up last fall as a good place to rebuild the Jeep's carburetor. Bad thing is I didn't take it down when I was finished with the carburetor and it's suffering badly from the "Flat Surface" syndrome, covered with garden tools and all sorts of other "Yard" stuff (which should be in the shed) and a collection of power tools... It will probably take an hour to actually "find" the table under all that stuff :cry:
:lol: Same here, put table up in spring and now we are building a little deck for our new pool. Seems every power tool I own is on that table now... :shock:
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I take large plastic sheets, put them down over the carpet in our front living room, and spread the parts out over them. Keeps the carpet clean, makes the parts easy to pick from, and keeps them safe from damage. They sometimes end up staying there for weeks (or longer :oops: ) so I will just close the door to that room to maintain marital harmony. :lol:

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WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:34 pm
I take large plastic sheets, put them down over the carpet in our front living room, and spread the parts out over them. Keeps the carpet clean, makes the parts easy to pick from, and keeps them safe from damage. They sometimes end up staying there for weeks (or longer :oops: ) so I will just close the door to that room to maintain marital harmony. :lol:
I would soon be living the bachelor life if I tried that :lol:

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I utilise the long table in the great dining hall of the unused west wing. It's where we keep old suits of armour, large torture appliances (racks and stuff - you never know if they might come in). If I am lucky the ghosts will give the plastic a good shine.
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I always keep the bubble wrap from packages I receive so I have quite a bit of it. I take a big box(es) (also from something shipped to me) and put the parts in the box with bubble wrap between every part. It allows you to store a lot of parts in a small space vertically and the bubble wrap keeps the parts from scratching each other.

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wezx wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 pm
I always keep the bubble wrap from packages I receive so I have quite a bit of it. I take a big box(es) (also from something shipped to me) and put the parts in the box with bubble wrap between every part. It allows you to store a lot of parts in a small space vertically and the bubble wrap keeps the parts from scratching each other.
Repurposed bubble wrap. I like it!

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brettchallenger wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:56 am
I utilise the long table in the great dining hall of the unused west wing. It's where we keep old suits of armour, large torture appliances (racks and stuff - you never know if they might come in). If I am lucky the ghosts will give the plastic a good shine.
Do you live in Highclere castle?

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I have a few rolling tables in my shop. I often put a "shop" blanket (not your wife's quilt) down on my disassembly table and stack the plastic and other bits there. My problem now is I have the Suzuki C50 and I only seem to do maintenance when the fuel tank is full - something I haven't had to deal with for years.
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Those are a lot of storage ideas. For our Cade, when I would find NOS parts, plastic or etc. after I looked them over and adding them to my written inventory list, I would wrap, tag and assign a number to it then record that number on my inventory list. The number contained year, condition, location on storage shelf and type of part (cooling system, lighting, you know). I would visit our local body shop and they would let me pick through some part boxes they received. Those boxes are nice and strong and by cataloging the parts by type of part, you can fit many of the same type of parts in one box. The important item to remember is to write the part number I assigned on the box!!! Ask me how I learned that fact. Storage in the shops attic also big help.
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WingAdmin,
My wife is VERY UNDERSTANDING, however, THAT would cause my dinner plate to get dropped and smashed, most likely in a repeated form.
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Do you live in Highclere castle?
Nothing so pretentious.
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brettchallenger,
What is a "Highclere castle"? I know what a castle is, just never heard the word Highclere.
Thanks for the information, always nice to learn something new.
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A nod to The TV series “Downton Abby” something I pictured when storing the plastic bits in the unused great hall or dining room. Highclere was The castle you see in the opening and many other scenes.

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What is a "Highclere castle"? I know what a castle is, just never heard the word Highclere.
Thanks for the information, always nice to learn something new.
Ed
Indeed, as Crusty1 says, Highclere Castle is where they filmed the TV series, Downton Abbey. It isn't actually a castle, but a very large country house situated in Hampshire to the South and West of London. It is the home of Lord and Lady Carnarvon. Many of the great houses in the UK were abandoned in the mid-twentieth century due to punitive death taxes, those which survive are usually dependent upon being opened to the public and having uses such as wedding/conference venues etc.


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WOW! I never watched that show, maybe I will have to look into it. I love the picture of the "castle". It's amazing what path one goes down while looking in a different direction. I like the British take on life.
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