Vintage bike take over the shop...
So far it seems that the people attracted to Moto Preserve have been primarily vintage bike owners, and those that like to do some wrenching on their own bikes. While we expected this when we first opened the doors, the group of bikes in there has become filled with lookers.
These three sat against the one wall today, and I couldn’t help but snap a shot. The bare metal CB550 in the foreground is the “youngest” of the bunch, only 35 years old….
I guess we should be happy that we haven’t had a driving NEED to use the bike lift yet – since this would imply that our bikes were in a state of disrepair. But man, we were dying to use it! Last night, for the first time, a bike went up on the new lift….
Worked like a charm.
Well, after a ton of work, and a lot of sweat, the garage is now open. There are still many things to be tweaked, but the gear is in, the benches are built, and the first few spaces have been claimed by riders.
We are looking forward to developing this community. The idea of being surrounded by other riders who like to work on their bikes, makes us confident that the garage will grow into a space that can both shelter your scoot, and offer help with the fixes we all have in mind for our bikes.
The other day we rented a van, headed out to the hardware and auto parts stores, and loaded up on some great supplies for the Preserve. It was like motorcycle/scooter xmas! Members are welcome to use any and all gear that we have on hand, to keep their bikes up to snuff.
Included in this round of purchasing: Bike Table/Lift, Parts Washer (for cleaning those engine parts!), Blast Cabinet (for stripping the parts you want to paint), an air compressor (for running all those air tools and of course, filling the tires), a neat gadget that blast cleans spark plugs and a whole bunch more.
All the lighting and electrical has been installed, and the space is shaping up. Next up are the work benches, which will give each person a chance to utilize the space and tools, for the upkeep of their scoot.