Could get fancy and turn it into a lift... http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...ly%20plans.pdf
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Building a walk around motorcycle bench from wood and wondering if there is anything else I could add now while building to cover most possibilitys..
1 . eyelets for cinch straps ( front and rear all sides)
2. padded j hook for bikes with center stand (bottom is open shelf so thinking to add a hook and big wing nut thru the top)
3. removeable support pole up front to help stabilize the bike from the top.
4. a removable front tire clamp
5. lockable caster wheels
6. removeable outriggers to stablize the whole unit
... Guess I am overdoing it a bit 'cause I really don't want to dump one off a bench ...
What would you use to protect the wooden top or should I just leave it natural ??
I'd find a coupon and buy a Harbor Freight lift.
A while back there was a thread I posted pics/instructions of a DIY wood bench. I've never built one but I think maybe Texy has. If you can't find the thread the pics are somewhere in my photobucket account. Let me know I can look.
Have the wood frame cut already so those plans are unneeded, but thanks ..
if you can find those plans or thread please repost as they may help others in their building efforts..
I did an advanced search under wood ,bench, and stand without luck in finding the thread..did see your wall mounted bench .. nice!
Last edited by Tonnystark; 05-23-2014 at 11:53 PM.
I put super strut rails down each side of mine so that tie downs could move. Turned out to add a lot of functionality as the adapter doohickeys made by super strut are the same size/thread as the mill drill clamping system from Northern Tools. I already had the clamps.
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if you haven't settled on your final design yet, i made one of these Euro Spares - Bike Stand Plans with about 15cm cut off the bottom and then mounted on locking castor wheels, it's really good. the bike is stable so i would say they have the dimensions right even if you don't want the ramp feature, that works really well. it takes about 1 1/2 sheets of formply and about 5 metres of 2x4's, 4 door hinges and 4 castor wheels, you can turn the bottom into a storage for power tools and spare wheels etc,
I wish I had made one before starting my build.... duh