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Motorcycle Trailer (3 of 3)

Before getting too far along, we measured for our Pit Bull motorcycle restraints and wheel chocks that we had already ordered. We had to figure out all the spacing but we finally got it and pre-drilled everything.

Motorcycle Trailer

Next, we painted the floor and the walls. We used Rust-Oleum’s 2-part Epoxy Shield on the floor (the same kind we used on our garage floor) and put a no-slip additive in it. The epoxy is harder to use than paint because you have a limited amount of time to apply it once it’s mixed, but it’s not too bad with a little bit of planning.

Motorcycle Trailer

After the painting was done, we installed all of the restraints. I was glad Cole was here to help because he did all the under-trailer work! As always, Chita supervised the work.

Motorcycle Trailer

Next we installed e-track along the walls, which we can use to attach straps to secure motorcycles, stands, or anything we want. On the right is the finished product with the restraints in place.

Motorcycle Trailer

The work wasn’t too bad. We worked in the evenings and on the weekend and got it done in no time. Now we’re ready to roll!

Motorcycle Trailer

Motorcycle Trailer (2 of 3)

And so the work on our trailer began! We knew the trailer was going to need some work but since we got such a great deal on it we were ready to jump right in. One of the wall panels had some damage so pulled it out. We also decided that we would replace 2 floor panels.

Motorcycle Trailer

We used wood filler to patch up holes, scratches, and anything that needed it. The new wall panel was fairly simple to replace; 3 cuts, some screws and it was done. Then it was time to sand everything and clean.

Motorcycle Trailer

Next we replaced the floor panels. We used the old panels as templates and had the new panels cut in just a few minutes. Both of them fit perfectly on the first try. Then we caulked all the seams with paintable silicone.

Motorcycle Trailer

Motorcycle Trailer (1 of 3)

We bought a 16′ enclosed trailer a few months ago and have been working on fixing it up. Here it is after we bought it and gave the outside a good cleaning. We are planning to use it to store our motorcycles and also transport them if we go to another state to ride.

Motorcycle Trailer

Here’s what the inside looked like when we bought it. It needed some work, but we decided we could fix it up pretty easily. More posts to come on how the work went…

Motorcycle Trailer

Pit Bull Rear Stand

We all got Pit Bull rear stands for our motorcycles from SportbikeTrackGear.com. They are great to use when cleaning your rims or chain because you can just spin the wheel as you clean rather than actually having to move the bike while cleaning. We will also be using them when we store our bikes for the winter so that the tires don’t develop flat spots after sitting still for several months. I just finished giving my bike a good cleaning before putting it away for the winter. I will really miss riding, but it is getting too cold for me to enjoy!

Pit Bull Rear Stand

Christmas Party

My work Christmas party was at the Barrel House again this year. We had a good time and really enjoyed the girl on piano/mic; she is an awesome singer who could really belt it out! A couple people even requested rap songs and she could actually hold her own rapping, too. Cole came to the Christmas party too and met some of my co-workers.

The Barrel House