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    Spannering...what a joy :o)

    FINALLY, really finally i´ve set up my hydraulic m/c workbench from the storage place below the shelf, where it has been "in standby mode" for the past 4 years.
    jupp, right so....about 4 years i didn´t use my hydraulic bikelift.
    but, at looong last, today i cleaned the dust from the surface, drilled 4 holes into and mounted lugs, where to strap a bike down onto...avoiding an unwanted *uuups* moment and rolled my ´priller 125 up.
    started immediate with fiddling and undoing fairing stuff (fork seals are shot, beneath further stuff...) to get it MoT´d within 2 weeks.
    man, it was really a joy tweaking on a bike again, after some while.....my ´bird will be next then!
    see ya soon,
    fred

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    nice toy! quite the envy on my side of the computer right now, but what can I do...

    yours envy,
    Mikey

    ps: at this point in my life I'm really looking forward to seeing you on blackbird one day. trumpets, scooters, workbenches... what will you come up with next?
    Well, everybody knows that the 'bird is the word!

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by demon View Post
    nice toy! quite the envy on my side of the computer right now, but what can I do...

    yours envy,
    Mikey

    ps: at this point in my life I'm really looking forward to seeing you on blackbird one day. trumpets, scooters, workbenches... what will you come up with next?
    Yeah, Mikey...in a few minutes I´ll go out of the "Line-office" and lay my hands down onto an Airbus A-320 ...that´s what´s I´d call a "proper next" *lol*.
    No worries, dude...gimme just a call and we´ll meet in real life for small chat and for a"hopfenmalz kaltschale". Only due to my job i´m in a day/night shift change, so it´d take a few tries ´till we both will have spare time @ the same point.
    Stay tuned,
    I´ll upload some pics from workbench soon.
    Cheers,
    fred

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    and lay my hands down onto an Airbus A-320
    no avoid the 320, 350 and the 380 I did some design work for the wing spars on them


    Glad to see you are enjoying getting back to spannering
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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    ********** the 380 I did some design work for the wing spars on them

    **********
    THANK GOD it was you, who did wing spar design......i´ve seen pics of the qantas 380 uncontained engine failure (R&R trent), and the wing was like after a shotgun assault.
    always nice to read from an aviation colleague via a bike forum ;o)

    cheers,
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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Ex aviation now, the rates went down badly for Airbus work so I diverted fully to Nuclear 'stuff' 10 years ago, the A380 was the last aircraft that I worked on, was in at the very start of the project .......

    Yes that was a 'bit of a shocker', makes all the calculations worthwhile when you see something like that.

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Quote Originally Posted by xjrsommsi View Post
    FINALLY, really finally i´ve set up my hydraulic m/c workbench from the storage place below the shelf, where it has been "in standby mode" for the past 4 years.
    jupp, right so....about 4 years i didn´t use my hydraulic bikelift.
    but, at looong last, today i cleaned the dust from the surface, drilled 4 holes into and mounted lugs, where to strap a bike down onto...avoiding an unwanted *uuups* moment and rolled my ´priller 125 up.
    started immediate with fiddling and undoing fairing stuff (fork seals are shot, beneath further stuff...) to get it MoT´d within 2 weeks.
    man, it was really a joy tweaking on a bike again, after some while.....my ´bird will be next then!
    see ya soon,
    fred
    Lucky you..thats a great helping stuff you got there!

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Yup, it would be a pleasure to work on the bike using a nice lift table. I still have to crawl around on the floor to work on mine. Someday...
    Found a Bird to replace my V65 (1/11)

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Here´s an old pic, when I aquired the bikelift (must be around 2005 or ´06):
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    Note the aluminium panels on the workfloor, protecting the woodpanels from damage and make the rolling of bike and lift easy as hug....
    fred

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    New update,
    only little time yesterday...so no big deal:
    - new handlebar-grips mounted (I had to cut&chisel the old one´s off...damn heated grips!)
    - new brake pads & fluid (DOT4)
    That´s it for now, will tweak on it on saturday again....reinstalling the forks (new seals and oil).

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    I'm no spanner spinner, but I got one of the hydraulic bike lifts a few years ago,
    as much to make life easier on the old bones (arthritis).

    Worth EVERY penny spent on it.
    If you have the space in a shed, get one!

    This is the one I got, had to extend it by about 10" / 25cm for the 'Bird.
    Sealey MC365 Hydraulic Motorcycle Motorbike Lift Ramp | eBay
    Bring on the twisty bits!!

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    Damn! you react fast! .... a little ago you were sad because the bike was abandoned and now you have half of the job done!!!!!

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    Re: Spannering...what a joy :o)

    I bought a bike lift late last year & it makes working on you're bike so much easier...
    cheers...
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