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Post by Admin on Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:32 am

mon-fri 9-5 i work soldering in Prototype Electronics. after hours i run a motorcycle club.
what about you lot?
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Post by jetex on Sat Oct 10, 2009 7:48 pm

Car mechanic by day, Liverpool Scooter Club every Thursday night.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 10, 2009 10:07 pm

I'm doofer. Yeah!

I tend to fix and or make things, project manage, electronics fault finding, IT/network engineering, engine management work, engine rebuilds, welding, tiling, joinery, plumbing, stuff really. I have a passion for two stroke engines, electronic fuel injection and making things better.

Bought a house last week that i'm extending and remodeling etc. I do everything from kitchens to windows to re-roofing to digging, basically everything but I dont plaster or lay bricks or lay carpet. Some things are best left to people who can do a better job than me Wink

As a partnership with a friend I'm also developing a home control system that gives you the ability to control different temps in rooms at different times, curtains, lights, music/video media, gates, garage doors etc etc all from your web browser remote. Based on PIC microcontrollers.

Oh and for light entertainment I surf the net a lot, as you can probally tell.... anything to keep me off ebay spending money I dont have.


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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:38 pm

Hmmmmmm......

I am a freelance H&S and Fire Consultant!!!!

I spend some time of the week inspecting premises and consulting clients and teaching.

My free time is made up of being a hands on dad to my 4 yr old girl!!!!!

Hence the van!!!!

New hobby and quirky good fun!!!!

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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:19 am

HighlyJetted> www.sionics.co.uk is where i work.
My boss can design PCBs, send the designs away to PCB manufacture, receive the bare PCBs back, paste and surface mount components, hand solder through hole components, then ship back to customer. we can test products as well if the customer sets this up with us. we have a high standard of work, definitely to IPC standards.
We build one offs or regular orders. RoHs or non-RoHs for military/NHS/prototype use.
some of our customers had touch panel screens for hospitals, Cambridge silicone Radio Bluetooth is our main customer, fuel tank alarms, we already have one customer that uses IR to control various things in the home. to name a few.....
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Post by bones 851 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:15 am

staff nurse by week, mad mountain biker by weekend, play bass guitar in a 77's punk band.(my era) oh and annoy my kids.....ha! ha! bones 851
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Post by bones 851 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:20 am

almost forgot, hijet enthusiast, for without the jet, most of my hobbies , biking , band, running kids around would be lost!!
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Post by SkippyGLI on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:26 pm

Came out of HMF injured and wanted to do something different; Now working as a custom bike painter/weldor & fabricator - I guess you could describe it as different........... Currently involved in two bike restorations, with a third in the offing, if ever this freezing weather breaks and I can go collect the bits (or they get delivered to me).
Purchased the van as I 'needed' another project vehicle - NOT!!! Very Happy Only discovered the unique temperament after purchase................ Only got the coolant system to sort out and I'll trust it to go further than the local super store car park. Surprised
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:00 pm

Hi I build and repair motorcycle wheels, plus a bit of r&d on mono shocks for new bikes. spare time is filled with my mountain bike when I get the chance, sorting out my Yam YB100 and one day might get the bits sorted to rebuild my SRX6 and my mk3 escort all this when the Wife hasn,t got me running here about as she doesn't drive.

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Post by leopard_pagan on Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:48 am

spoked rims or solid alloys?
so thats 2-3 bikers.. nice one.
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Post by Guest on Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:44 pm

ride vespa and piaggio scooters..tranport them in the hijet to rallys also use as a camper....happy new year to you all Very Happy

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Post by large519 on Fri Jan 08, 2010 5:31 pm

By day I'm a cnc machinist, using haas vertical milling machines and lathes. evenings and weekends I find much pleasure it tearing down hills on my mountain bike and my ripping through the country side on my beloved CRF50 replica mini bike, hence why I bought the hijet so easy to transport stuff around in, cheaps as chips as it only cost me 50quid, bargain!!
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jan 08, 2010 6:39 pm

Hi LP I respoke wheels mainly but also refinish hubs skim drums straighten discs and we repair bent cast wheels if you want a free catalouge give me a shout at wheels@hagon-shocks.co.uk and I'll post one out however our prices are going up in Feb but I don't know by how much at the mo. Sad
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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:32 am

new year, new costs.
always good to know what people do. :0)
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Post by Guest on Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:22 pm

Administrator by day - Holistic therapist by any other time!

Love Music, Movies, Horses.

Fell in love with Hijets - had to have one - now my summer will be spent pimping my ride Laughing Laughing Laughing

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Post by leopard_pagan on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:42 am

you could almost turn the rear of the van in to your therapy room. be good for trade type shows.
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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:52 pm

leopard_pagan wrote:you could almost turn the rear of the van in to your therapy room. be good for trade type shows.

I like your thinking! I was going to live in it whilst using a tent for the therapies - nothing fancy, just take out the rear seats and bung in a futon and a gaz stove with kettle and something to put beer in Very Happy .. but I may just see which works best.

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Post by SkippyGLI on Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:10 pm

nothing fancy, just take out the rear seats and bung in a futon and a gaz stove with kettle and something to put beer in .. but I may just see which works best.

Great minds think alike !!!! Smile Had a very similar idea with mine. Except that instead of a tent I'm going to get an awning that can be left on site if I need to move the van! I spend a bit of time through out the year at various bike shows and it's got to the stage now where crawling out of a tent onto damp grass to pull my jeans on is less of thrill than it once was...... a bit of comfort goes a long way, that and somewhere to cook a bacon sarny standing up Shocked

Anybody thought about having a 'Van Jam' this year or perhaps attending a show as a club???
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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:30 pm

If anyone fancys it test and tune days are hosted at north weald airfieldthe web site is www.northwealdmotorsport.co.uk but just tried to get on there to see the dates but looks like the server is down. The guy that runs it is pretty easy going and if asked if we want a area to put all the vans together would proberbly sort it out its usually £10 per person to get in and if you want to run then its £20 for as many runs you can do and thats cars or bikes or even vans http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwBpmbVQIAw they also run bikefest and vw-fest both with test and tune sessions as well as a couple of test and tune/run what you brung.

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:56 pm

SkippyGLI wrote:
nothing fancy, just take out the rear seats and bung in a futon and a gaz stove with kettle and something to put beer in .. but I may just see which works best.

Great minds think alike !!!! Smile Had a very similar idea with mine. Except that instead of a tent I'm going to get an awning that can be left on site if I need to move the van! I spend a bit of time through out the year at various bike shows and it's got to the stage now where crawling out of a tent onto damp grass to pull my jeans on is less of thrill than it once was...... a bit of comfort goes a long way, that and somewhere to cook a bacon sarny standing up Shocked

Anybody thought about having a 'Van Jam' this year or perhaps attending a show as a club???

I hear you on the comfort thing - a friend tried a single futon in his as it apparently stops the bedding getting damp with condensation and you don't wake up needing a chiropractor just to get out of bed Shocked I like the awning idea too and I can taste the sarny from here Laughing
H'mmm.. come to think of it maybe I should aim to be treating all the campers with bad backs Idea A summer touring shows etc.. now there's a thought!

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:08 pm

Ahhhhh... *wipes a tear from her eye* I have just been laughing at the thought of racing my bus.. it scares me to death racing it to work everyday. The road I take got diverted just before Xmas and I had to take the coast road - see link

http://www.flickr.com/photos/iow_sparky/3333471671/

On the left of the photo is a chalk pull in, to the left of that is an almighty drop to the rocks below Shocked I took that downhill road at 60mph and the wind took me.. lets just say that the adrenaline lifted my eyebrows clean over the top of my head and then made me laugh like a Hyena on dope Laughing

Over 65 mph she begins to shake like a clowns car clown .. ahhhh racing.. lol!

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Post by leopard_pagan on Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:08 am

"Over 65 mph she begins to shake like a clowns car"
i had that, it was one of my front wheels not balanced right... smooooth as a babys bum now up to 70mph
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Post by SkippyGLI on Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:21 am

Thanks for that little comment LP - thats exactly what Poprivet does; bounces and shakes like an over weight belly dancer on a trampoline!!! The guy who did my MoT did suggest I get the front wheels checked for balance.... Seriously at 70 mph my passenger has to brace themselves against the door frame because of the way it all shakes around... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad I think my next stop is the tyre fitters.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:39 pm

If you think I'm nuts bounce Rolling Eyes check out this link http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hijet&search_type=&aq=f and all the vids I particularly like the sixth one down Hi Jet Van Drift Exclamation I've been going to North Weald on and off since I was 16 haven't raced yet I mentioned it to my missus and got a stern look of disapproval but then thats never stopped me before Smile

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:47 pm

Hi everyone

We are both keen bikers/rallyists, John has Guzzi Breva and Di has Suzi GS650 on road at the mo. John also into mountain bikes & road time trial cycling.
We use the van to transport bikes/motorbikes mostly but also as an occasional overnight camper (just crawl in the sleeping bags in the bag, no actual facilities).

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:50 pm

Welcome in these vans are certainly popular with folks who like two wheels Exclamation

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Post by redneck on Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:40 pm

Yet another biker here!!! As a strong believer in bikers rights, I use my 'jet to haul stuff to MAG & other
bike shows & rallies.

If the number of 'jet owning bikers continues to grow, maybe 'biker' should be added into the forum title
somewhere !!!!! :-)

regards to all!

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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:10 pm

We've already thought of that but thought it was better kept seperate but it is bizarre the amount of hijet/bike owners there are Shocked
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Post by SkippyGLI on Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:50 am

Rich, being Bizare is what seperates us from the rest of the sheep and I like it Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:32 am

<< is BMF club affiliated.

aye we did decided to keep 2/4 wheels separate as i know most of you already use a forum dedicated to your bike.
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