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Old 02-12-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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Part 1 of thread: The floor!

Turned out pretty good. Used the Lowe's Rustoleum 2-part epoxy.
Day 1: Purchase items- cost about $245 for everything including tools and epoxy. Scraped whole floor on hands and knees... You don't realize how much little crusty junk is on a clean looking floor! Swept and blew out crumbs. Used mineral spirits and a stiff brush to remove ALL the oil and paint junk. Hosed out floor and squeeged multiple times. Applied citric acid mixture supplied with epoxy kits and waited for the sizzle to stop. Hosed and rinsed floor again. That was about 5hrs worth of work with 2 people.

Days 2-3: Drying time for floor.

Day 4: Busted a$$ and epoxied the whole floor with a roller and brush by myself in about 2hrs.

Let it dry for a couple days and it's pretty good. No cars or moving stuff till probably Thursday or so just to let it fully cure though.

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Part 2 of thread: The new ride!

The Story:
Had an interesting experience buying my new bike! Salesman who sold my old bike went to work at Yamaha Suzuki of Texas on 8-20 @ Hurst Blvd. Been in contact with him for about 3 weeks about getting an SV1000S. I got a quote from the lowest priced dealer- Granbury Motorsports. Bike is $8599 MSRP. Granbury after haggling said 7750 out the door- an awesome deal. I wanted to give my old salesman a chance so I told him if he could match, I'd buy from him. call a couple days later and he said "No problem!" . Told him I'd be up there Friday evening to pick it up. Friday comes- he's out sick but the dealer knows I'm coming and they called him to get the details of the deal. Get there, cash in hand with all my riding gear. They had the bike gassed up and ready to go. I say, "Where do I sign?". He gets the agreed price one last time to show the sales manager. Everyone can figure what happens next: Sales manager comes back all pissed off and says, "That price is waay lower than we can do!! That's below cost! There's no way!" To which I said, "We agreed on a price and I drove here for that price." She still said no and $8499 out the door is the lowest they can go. I said "Good luck with the bike!" was on the phone with the insurance. Told the insurance, nevermind! And walked my happy a$$ out the door.

Next morning, no rain but rain is in the forecast. I call all local dealers. No one will touch $7750 OTD. Call Granbury and asked if the price was still good and it was. The salesman even told me if it started raining today he would make a special trip to the dealer Sunday to deliver the bike! Granbury is no short jaunt from Arlington- it's about 40 miles away. Get there and only a few drops of rain the whole ride. Do the deal and sit around for the prep and paperwork. Get the insurance quote and almost drop the phone (she even asked if I was sitting down before she told me the quote). Hop on the new bike after getting all geared up with a very light hardly noticible drizzle. Decided to brave it and ride home cause I am brave. Well, it was all good but the rain started getting progressively harder and harder as I rode. By the time I got back to arlington, it was a downpoar and I was getting bullied by 18 wheelers on brand new race tires in the rain at 75mph. Scary.
BUT! I made it home safe and fairly dry thanks to my gear. and in the garage she sits!

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Old 02-12-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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Totally, awesome. Great floor, awesome bike, cool story!

Congrats!
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Old 02-12-2005, 11:16 PM   #3
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Totally, awesome. Great floor, awesome bike, cool story!

Congrats!

fyi, its not really common for a reply to be addressed to the original poster, especially the first reply! but, ya know, whatever blows your goat!


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Old 02-12-2005, 11:42 PM   #4
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Hey I rode your old bike today (my buddy danny bought it from you)!! First motorcycle Ive ever riden. Had a great time, I think I need to get one now. Ive been thinking about it for awhile now. I Love those suzukis. I had told danny to get either a suzuki sv 650 or the little ninja. He thought his life expectancy would be a little better if he started on the little bike.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:15 AM   #5
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floor looks good and a nice looking bike. Nothing like a big VTwin (or so i have heard)
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:18 AM   #6
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Nice Garage, Nice Bike, but dude the brown floor mats need to GO !
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:24 AM   #7
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Nice Garage, Nice Bike, but dude the brown floor mats need to GO !
They came with the house y0!! They are great- they remove all traces of mud from feet. Had to put something under the sidestand cause the floor isnt cured yet totally.
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Old 02-13-2005, 08:49 AM   #8
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nice.
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:14 AM   #9
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very nice!
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Old 02-13-2005, 09:18 AM   #10
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Nice bike and nice floor. I'm thinking about painting my garage floor sometime this summer. Looks nice!!
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:05 AM   #11
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Hey I rode your old bike today (my buddy danny bought it from you)!! First motorcycle Ive ever riden. Had a great time, I think I need to get one now. Ive been thinking about it for awhile now. I Love those suzukis. I had told danny to get either a suzuki sv 650 or the little ninja. He thought his life expectancy would be a little better if he started on the little bike.
I'm glad you like it! It's a really fun bike. Very good handling. With the right skills, you can hang with bigger bikes in the twisties. The one main thing I didnt like though was that it's sooo much smaller in phisical size than a regular bike. It felt awkward at times riding it since I'm so tall.

The slowness got annoying at times, but if you cruise at or over 7000rpm, it had enough power to squirt without downshifting. This new bike... man... you breathe on the throttle or think about speeding up and it goes! It's like a GSXR 600 at 13000rpm but with that power on tap from about 4000rpm.
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Old 02-13-2005, 10:06 AM   #12
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bada$$ bike dude. garage floor is really nice. hard work pays off
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:15 AM   #13
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how much was your insurance if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:17 AM   #14
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I like the sparkly
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:00 PM   #15
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floor looks great man!!!!

I did mine a while back and ran out of patience, so mine has some thin spots.

plus I parked on it too early, and now I havesome naked spots that look deceptively like tread aHAHAHAHAHHA!

your's looks fantastic though.

shoulda paid you to do mine
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:02 PM   #16
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bling!
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:02 PM   #17
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$100.00 to mine?
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:04 PM   #18
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i'd mine in a heart beat, but I have no place to put all my stuff. Maybe when I move, I will do the floor first before I move all my crap in

looks great. I bet it will clean up nicely too.
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Old 02-13-2005, 02:38 PM   #19
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Wow, that SV looks alot nicer than I recall. Hmmm...I could use one of those.

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Old 02-13-2005, 03:52 PM   #20
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Nice! I want one!11
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Old 02-13-2005, 04:35 PM   #21
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I did mine with the same Rustoleum product almost 3 years ago. Works pretty good, but I'm having some flaking issues recently. Contacted Rustoleum and they asked for paint chips to analyze so they could improve their product and offered some money back.
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:43 PM   #22
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Thanks for the feedback guys!

Insurance is 1000/YR for everything but collision. With collision, its friggin 3K a year!!

I could have a new bike in 3 years for that cheese! So I'm gonna call State Farm tomorrow and get a quote. My buddy pays 1K a year for full /w collision on a GSXR600.

Had my first riding day today since the weather was superb. Man... I'm keeping it under 5K for breakin and that thing still tries to pull up the wheel. It's quick. I'll bring it to the Friday meet.
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:50 PM   #23
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nice ride Jeff! (I sold you the top mount looong ago)

Is that your house or are ya rentin? I would love to do that to my garage floor at my apartment (I am renting a duplex type thing)

Hopefully I can sell my 240 so I can save up for one of those bad boys Im fond of the sv650 myself
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:13 AM   #24
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Yah, that's our house. We will never rent again!!! That was a sweet topmount. Thats for the good deal too! Not mine anymore though...
The SV650 is a good bike. I've never ridden one but I'd definatly get one.
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Old 02-14-2005, 01:15 AM   #25
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i saw a red sv1000s at a carwash last time I was in Arlington, Its a pretty cool bike, but if I were to have a bike myself id go with somthing vintage...but not too vintage. just enough for me too look like a real enthusiast.

an h2r or kr750 would suit me.
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