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    Finally bought the Becker Technik Rangier-As XL GP 400. Although the Rangier-As GP 320 is able to lift the GSA I chose the bigger version because it has 75mm rather than 50mm wheels. I was a bit anxious about getting the bike onto the main stand but, and I think that this is in no small part due to the really low deck height of the Becker units, it wasn't a problem. Once on the scoot it was very apparent where the C of G of the GSA is and I must remember not to bring it home with a full fuel tank. The front arm is quite tempting - but at 61 Euros I think that I might investigate making one!

    Concerning smoothing the rough surface of my old garage floor: I was on a building site recently where the garages were being treated with self levelling compound, so I asked the bod about how to deal with a rough concrete surface that is outside and was told that Ardex K301 (http://www.ardex.co.uk/products/ardex-k-301) is the best exterior self-levelling compound. He did say, though, that the best finish is obtained by using what looked like a big squeegee to spread the compound evenly.


    Thanks to all who replied to my enquiries.
    Magma red R1200GSA, Zumo 590, ARDcases, LC Enduro footpegs on custom bushes with Wunderlich brake pedal adjuster.

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    Its good that you have found something however externally smoothing the ground is going to cause issues in Winter with grip amd water dispersment hence why there are ridges made in the concrete during construction.

    Whats over to the right of the image could you not make an area to push the bike into so backing up could be achieved on one lock turn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    Its good that you have found something however externally smoothing the ground is going to cause issues in Winter with grip amd water dispersment hence why there are ridges made in the concrete during construction.

    Whats over to the right of the image could you not make an area to push the bike into so backing up could be achieved on one lock turn?
    Hi Andi

    I think that the ridges in the old garage floor are more to do with it being laid in 1950 for a garage that was not waterproof. So, inadvertantly, an excellent non-slip surface was created!

    From reading the technical spec of Ardex it seems that it can be finished with a brush to impart a certain amount of texture but I agree that creating an ice rink is undesirable :-0

    The bit to the right of the garage door is my new slate patio. If I give you my wife's email address perhaps you would be able to convince her that it would make an ideal bike turning-area :-)

    Cheers

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    Its a pity they dont make a rear or front wheel pit stand with a gimble and rotatable wheels then it would be a whiz to turn the bike round
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    Its a pity they dont make a rear or front wheel pit stand with a gimble and rotatable wheels then it would be a whiz to turn the bike round
    Design/marketing opportunity for you . . . . . ?
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