Where do you work on your moped?

Hi all -

My friend and I are ISO: a Garage / Workspace in NYC

Curious if anyone had any leads / intel on spaces to work on moped projects. Ideally something like a garage with electricity, or anything of the sort. I know there are membership-based motorcycle garages. Is there such a thing for mopeds?

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just gotta poke around.....lot of riders in nyc

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I'm actually planning to attend the NNR group ride tomorrow and ask around as well.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

It's a hard thing to find. We tried a year or two back to get a large scale open space going for mopeds, but honestly it was just too much of a commitment for some people, so we stayed in a smaller shop.

Finding a single bay garage with power is not too hard, I rent one for myself in addition to being part of our group shop in BedStuy. Finding roll-up garage space bigger than a single is getting harder though.

We've had the best luck walking around and calling local spots vs. CL for some reason.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Jason Chang Wrote:

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> I'm actually planning to attend the NNR group ride tomorrow and ask

> around as well.

NNR ride is a great resource. I might make my way this week, as it's been a spell since I had a Friday evening free

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So far, all the garages we've found seem to not have power. Someone I know had suggested I walk around and knock on doors as well. Any tips on your approach?

What exactly is the group shop in BedStuy? Any storage possible there? Would love to look into it.

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Sweet. The same friend I mentioned in the other reply, and I will be joining. We may be the only ones on electric rides (Onyx and Super73). If you make it out, I'd love to say hello.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Jason Chang Wrote:

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> So far, all the garages we've found seem to not have power. Someone I

> know had suggested I walk around and knock on doors as well. Any tips on

> your approach?

>

> What exactly is the group shop in BedStuy? Any storage possible there?

> Would love to look into it.

Word of mouth from friends,etc has worked out pretty well, and just scoping out local neighborhoods with vacant looking garages, asking the neighbors if it's used/who the owners are.

Our shop is a small workspace off Madison and Throop, we have 7 members, including a couple of folks from Upjet. Not really much room for storage as of now, as winter comes and the projects get taken apart.

I also rent a garage in a bank of units where a couple other moped folk rent units, but they are all accounted for as of now.

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Gotcha. Thanks for the info.

Hopefully this post will catch someone's attention.

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Why don’t you work on them in your apartments?

You know a house on the country side with a full garage, would probably cost less monthly then your ny city apartment never mind your garage work space fee. And if you don’t like the house you can always sell it.

The buildings are literally like funnels for all the road smog to leach into the apartments overhead.

Country living baby(edited)

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> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> Why don’t you work on them in your apartments?

>

> You know a house on the country side with a full garage, would probably

> cost less monthly then your ny city apartment never mind your garage

> work space fee. And if you don’t like the house you can always sell it.

>

> The buildings are literally like funnels for all the road smog to leach

> into the apartments overhead.

>

> Country living baby

Some people have specialized jobs where they can't just move to the country and work.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> Why don’t you work on them in your apartments?

This immediately violates your lease, and NY Housing Code

> You know a house on the country side with a full garage, would probably

> cost less monthly then your ny city apartment never mind your garage

> work space fee. And if you don’t like the house you can always sell it.

It would, but I don't live in the country right now. I live here.

> The buildings are literally like funnels for all the road smog to leach

> into the apartments overhead.

Lol, what kind of fucking house do you live in that is a smog funnel

Re: Where do you work on your moped?

Same boat, same question. 2nd stroke in queens seems like an option.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Guthrie Mass Wrote:

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> Same boat, same question. 2nd stroke in queens seems like an option.

Second Stroke has never rented out space for work/storage, sadly. And I don't think they are accepting repairs anymore, either.

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Thought I responded - They're downsizing and currently in the process of relocating. No location set. :(

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> Nick Haber Wrote:

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> > Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> > Why don’t you work on them in your apartments?

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> >

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> > You know a house on the country side with a full garage, would

> probably

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> > cost less monthly then your ny city apartment never mind your garage

>

> > work space fee. And if you don’t like the house you can always sell

> it.

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> > The buildings are literally like funnels for all the road smog to

> leach

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> > into the apartments overhead.

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> > Country living baby

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> Some people have specialized jobs where they can't just move to the

> country and work.

I know plenty of stock brokers that live on the country side jk

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Dirty30 Dillon /

There's a large disparity between Stock Broker and Specialized Occupation.

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Come to the NNR ride tonight and ask us. Most of us have our own garages that we do our repairs / work in. I know of at least 2 of us that are willing to rent spots in our garages for winter storage and we're always willing to help where we can. You might have some luck with them.

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Nobody has a kitchen to wrench their rides like Beryl did...

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Bikes also fit nicely indoors... just saying...

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communal shop here in Toledo, def work the extra work

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Andy, the sq ft and power is the issue.

To rent a space as big as your shop in the outer boroughs we'd be looking to spend probably ~$3-$3.5k a month, not including utilities, etc.

Purely just TOO MUCH money for most, myself included

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That's pretty dope. I'm new to the game but it seems the community out in NYC is tight but operates differently. Would be cool to have a spot like that.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> Andy, the sq ft and power is the issue.

>

> To rent a space as big as your shop in the outer boroughs we'd be

> looking to spend probably ~$3-$3.5k a month, not including utilities,

> etc.

>

> Purely just TOO MUCH money for most, myself included

I love how your realize that you can’t afford a space because where you live.

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> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Andy, the sq ft and power is the issue.

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> > To rent a space as big as your shop in the outer boroughs we'd be

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> > looking to spend probably ~$3-$3.5k a month, not including utilities,

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> > etc.

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> > Purely just TOO MUCH money for most, myself included

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> I love how your realize that you can’t afford a space because where you

> live.

I love how you don't realize people have different preferences, lifestyles, and opportunities

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Rocco Taco Wrote:

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> I love how your realize that you can’t afford a space because where you

> live.

If mopeds were my only concern in life, than maybe I would live in a barn in the sticks and just be a peaceful moped hermit.

But turns out I need to work and my profession is very metro-centric.

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How could mopeds and motorcycles NOT be your main concern ???

Life is great out in the sticks,barn load of peds, no traffic on the roads (except for planting, harvest and shytting up the fields time) no traffic lights (and very few stop signs) to slow a nice blasty trip...

> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> If mopeds were my only concern in life, than maybe I would live in a

> barn in the sticks and just be a peaceful moped hermit.

>

> But turns out I need to work and my profession is very metro-centric.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

Main time suck and obsession, yeah, but I also have peripherals in my life that keep me closer to the city, for now.

I do miss riding where things are slower though.

> Rebel Moby Wrote:

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> How could mopeds and motorcycles NOT be your main concern ???

>

> Life is great out in the sticks,barn load of peds, no traffic on the

> roads (except for planting, harvest and shytting up the fields time) no

> traffic lights (and very few stop signs) to slow a nice blasty trip...

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> > Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > If mopeds were my only concern in life, than maybe I would live in a

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> > barn in the sticks and just be a peaceful moped hermit.

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> > But turns out I need to work and my profession is very metro-centric.

Re: Where do you work on your moped?

Right in here, in what most people use as a dining room! :)

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Re: Where do you work on your moped?

Its what i do. I sleep in my living room. And my bedroom is my moped workshop all year round. 1 bedroom apartment is all i have. No shed no garage. Plus its good for the bike to be out of the elements.

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Sometimes you can find a spot at work to use, like a cellar or unused room that is shabby, I have done a lot work at my job off hours using their space and equip if they have it. I've painted a bike or two of parts, rebuilt carbs, etc. At present I have access to a machine shop, bead blaster, ultrasonic cleaner, degreaser. Minimum I had a utility closet to work in. Also check to see if there is a Makerspace in your area.

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