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10/15/2018 8:08 AM

I am working on interior designs for the moto themed restaurant that I will be building in Garland Texas. This forum is made up of a lot of people from around the world, that together have probably seen every way possible to display a motorcycle at a dealership, conventions, races, restaurants, museums, etc. I need suggestions on what are the best you have even seen. Same goes for displaying helmets, jerseys, etc. I want people to be able get up close and see in detail, but need to make sure that kids, drunks and idiots can't hurt themselves. I want it to look great, and I need your advice and recommendations.

Some of the stuff that goes inside:

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10/15/2018 8:43 AM

I've seen a 90's CR 250 hanging from a ceiling with a fully dressed moto mannequin on it pulling a whip. Thought it was pretty cool.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

10/15/2018 8:47 AM

Where in Garland and when? Sounds too good to be true

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10/15/2018 8:50 AM

Wow, you’ve got quite a collection there

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10/15/2018 9:01 AM

It would be nice if every piece had information about it posted with it so you could walk around and read about them. A lot of work but would give people something to do and makes for an easy conversation starter.

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10/15/2018 9:14 AM

TT Special wrote:

It would be nice if every piece had information about it posted with it so you could walk around and read about them. A lot of work but would give people something to do and makes for an easy conversation starter.

^ This.
Too often there is cool stuff at restaurants (or other locations) with no information on what the item is, it's history, significance, etc is.

Something that would certainly get today's cell-phone addicted youth interested would be an interactive app that could pull up information, videos, etc that relate to the various jerseys, bikes, etc. Hold your phone up to the QR code for the Tornado and Ping's article could pop up. It would then suggest looking at other Ping related materials in the facility.

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10/15/2018 10:31 AM

There is an old video of Ricky Carmichael touring his house and he has a few bikes on stands on the wall, I always thought that looked really cool. If you've got tall enough ceilings it could work, and would keep some of the more exotic bikes away from people touching them. Ill post a picture of what im talking about.
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10/15/2018 10:53 AM

That Is Really cool that you are opening that restaurant .
I live in Minnesota, but when I visit Texas I will definitely
Make a trip there to come to your restaurant, I Love it
I wish there was one in every state #Goals

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10/15/2018 11:08 AM

You should hire Lucky to manage it

"The Reality of Food Service"

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10/15/2018 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/15/2018 11:11 AM

I wouldn't do it to a collectible model, but a bike completely covered in mud would be cool. Maybe make a game out of it too. If you can guess the correct year, make, and model of said mud-bike you get a free beer with any order over whatever $$. Could even change out the bike every so often and hold a contest/raffle each time.

P.s. Clutch levers for toilets, sinks, taps, doors etc.

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10/15/2018 11:10 AM

I always thought a bike in a glass case would be cool, that way people could get up close but not climb on also cleaning would be easier no dust inside the case just clean the outside with glass cleaner.

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10/15/2018 11:13 AM

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10/15/2018 11:17 AM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I've seen a 90's CR 250 hanging from a ceiling with a fully dressed moto mannequin on it pulling a whip. Thought it was pretty cool.

Quaker Steak and lube in Columbus, Ohio has a set up just like that.

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10/15/2018 11:32 AM

Put up a chain link fence as if it were beside a MX track?

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10/15/2018 12:48 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

I've seen a 90's CR 250 hanging from a ceiling with a fully dressed moto mannequin on it pulling a whip. Thought it was pretty cool.

Do you remember where?

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10/15/2018 12:49 PM

Frodad78 wrote:

Where in Garland and when? Sounds too good to be true

North Garland Avenue across the street from Hawaiian Falls, next to the pond.

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10/15/2018 12:51 PM

TT Special wrote:

It would be nice if every piece had information about it posted with it so you could walk around and read about them. A lot of work but would give people something to do and makes for an easy conversation starter.

Matt Fisher wrote:

^ This.
Too often there is cool stuff at restaurants (or other locations) with no information on what the item is, it's history, significance, etc is.

Something that would certainly get today's cell-phone addicted youth interested would be an interactive app that could pull up information, videos, etc that relate to the various jerseys, bikes, etc. Hold your phone up to the QR code for the Tornado and Ping's article could pop up. It would then suggest looking at other Ping related materials in the facility.

I believe that is the only good way to do it. Different bikes will be rotating through the building each week, so an app, or a FB page, with photos, descriptions and links for the motorcycles, artwork, helmets and jerseys.

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10/15/2018 12:52 PM

Atkinson wrote:

There is an old video of Ricky Carmichael touring his house and he has a few bikes on stands on the wall, I always thought that looked really cool. If you've got tall enough ceilings it could work, and would keep some of the more exotic bikes away from people touching them. Ill post a picture of what im talking about.
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Looks excellent

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10/15/2018 12:55 PM

I loaned a set of Bailey’s gear to a restaurant in Orlando. They went belly up, and that was the last I saw of the gear.

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10/15/2018 12:58 PM

Definitely some cool ideas. Interesting way to display the helmets on the walls. Man he won a lot of races and championships.

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10/15/2018 1:00 PM

Tbteam wrote:

I loaned a set of Bailey’s gear to a restaurant in Orlando. They went belly up, and that was the last I saw of the gear.

Was it Race Rock? I read that a lot of Honda works bikes did not get returned to Honda with all their parts still attached when Race Rock closed down.

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10/15/2018 1:02 PM

Would be cool to have an interactive display with bike, gear and video footage from same era playing in the back ground on a big flat screen.

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10/15/2018 1:04 PM

crf250pilot wrote:

Would be cool to have an interactive display with bike, gear and video footage from same era playing in the back ground on a big flat screen.

Yeah that would be cool. Have two works bikes where might be able to get footage of them actually being raced.

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10/15/2018 1:10 PM

Agree with the suggestions to include a written "story" or history of each display, also include photo's of the bike or rider in action to help give a visual perspective of that particular motorcycle and/or rider.

Maybe have areas or rooms of the restaurant segregated by a particular era, with a video loop showing iconic races and interviews of riders from that era (example 70's, 80's, 90's era theme rooms).

My oldest daughter just graduated College and got a job in Waco, so we will be flying into Dallas when we visit her. So once the restaurant is open we will come check it out!

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10/15/2018 4:37 PM

Tbteam wrote:

I loaned a set of Bailey’s gear to a restaurant in Orlando. They went belly up, and that was the last I saw of the gear.

Holigan wrote:

Was it Race Rock? I read that a lot of Honda works bikes did not get returned to Honda with all their parts still attached when Race Rock closed down.

I was hunting all over the place for the name of that restaurant for you!

Yeah, Race Rock had a lot of cool stuff. Shame it closed!

Another Race Rock style place I've seen was in Monaco "Stars and Bars" which was pretty dark inside, but also had some great stuff inside.

You can give it a google for some better pics, but here's some pics, they're from about 2012:

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10/15/2018 5:30 PM

Check out the TLD store for lots of inspiration. Also, Hard Rock Cafe and/or Hard Rock Hotel - they do some cool stuff with glass cases for the clothing they get from rock stars.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

10/15/2018 5:48 PM

Oh my god Thats great

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