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Old 07-06-2012, 05:24 AM   #256
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Oh!!! That doesn't sound pleasant. Man I hope you feel better soon!



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Just about all done really - looking to replace the front brake set up I am not happy with it so have ordered a four pot caliper and mount. The rear suspension should be about sorted fitting new springs on friday 46/46 45 270 they will be firm but also have enough movement to be able to work with me and me and luggage or me and a pillion - I hope. Only fly in the ointment now is my back is buggered - i had a broken back and a fusion back in the 1970's, then another in the accident at work in the 90's caused discs in my neck to be crushed and sometimes they play up bad for months on end, lose feeling down me arms they wont do another operation so its live with the hellish pain till it sorts itself. Been 5 weeks so far on this flare up and I am still in agony so till it settles down the bilge pump aint going no where.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:18 AM   #257
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I picked up the new rear springs today so they will be on later today - anyone want to test ride it for me ! - Oh and Thanks for the sympathy with the back problem - I've lived with it on and off for many years now its just a point of behaving when its bad till it settles down then to make up for it be really really bad till its buggered again then it plays me up so I have to calm down again - natures way of telling me I'm getting old.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #258
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I picked up the new rear springs today so they will be on later today - anyone want to test ride it for me ! - Oh and Thanks for the sympathy with the back problem - I've lived with it on and off for many years now its just a point of behaving when its bad till it settles down then to make up for it be really really bad till its buggered again then it plays me up so I have to calm down again - natures way of telling me I'm getting old.


Yeah yeah... get on with the build you big tease!
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:59 PM   #259
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Can anyone knock one of these up for me and maybe do me a favour - open up me neck and juggle it through to me spine - not available on the NHS so its private and way beyond my reach at the moment. Nice bit of kit though.
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #260
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Can anyone knock one of these up for me and maybe do me a favour - open up me neck and juggle it through to me spine - not available on the NHS so its private and way beyond my reach at the moment. Nice bit of kit though.
Looks complicated. I would go with the old school fusion.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:36 AM   #261
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Looks complicated. I would go with the old school fusion.
Hi Timdog already had three Lumbar spine vertebrae fused so no movement in that area - the neck fusions can cause more problems with other vertebrae and discs but the NHS are reluctant to do one on me anyway because of my previous surgery.
Away from the medicine and from an engineering point of view ain't that disc replacement insert a tremendous piece of micro engineering - this is what they say - The M6-C has a nucleus, replicating the nucleus pulposus of the normal disc, allowing both compression and translation. It has an outer annulus which again reproduces the function and behaviour of the natural disc's annulus fibrosus, controlling and progressively limiting movement in all directions. And it comes with a 15 year minimum life usage but an expectation of 25 years - now then for all the know how motor companies are never sure of themselves enough to offer a warranty like that.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:06 PM   #262
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It is pretty amazing stuff. I have heard horror stories with some of the earlier ones, though. Good luck with whatever you decide. Disc problems are no fun.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #263
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These are a few photos of Iain who is a good mate and done the build on his sidecar including modifying the frame etc down at the workshop where my bike was built up he is currently on route to the states but just crossed great swathes of Mongolia off road the whole way - 800km section his bike has taken a bit of a pounding. Keep an eye out for him, arriving in the USA in the autumn - he is a grand lad if you see him - wave him down for a chat he is worth spending time with over a beer.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #264
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We have a pic of that bike on our Airhead Facebook page. (http://www.facebook.com/groups/Airhe...tralia/?ref=ts) There has been some discussion on what breed of bird that is on the pannier, any info, so I can amaze them with my knowledge?
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:11 AM   #265
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Dave I have asked Iain to let me know cos I simply cant make it out and do not remember - but will get back to you - here are a few photos while we were working on the bike and one of a run out in the Dales ( yorkshire) before the re build - note the drystone walls - building and restoring them was my trade that is till the discs in me spine started collapsing
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:51 AM   #266
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Thanks for that......Did anyone have a look at our Facebook page? We are always keen to receive new members into our group, and even though we are based in South East Queensland we have members from all over the world.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:47 AM   #267
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Hi Dave I have tried to sign up to your face book dont know if its worked. Sent you a pm about the bike though
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:17 AM   #268
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Go onto the site and see if you can write something...just introduce yourself. We`re pretty informal in this country.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:32 AM   #269
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Hi Dave you must have pommie protection switched on cos it aint letting me in.
here are a few more of the chair during construction those alloy boxes in the chair carry most the gear you cant see in the pictures you have so far the seat pads nead to be added st this point and the metal cover over the footwell is to give a lockable storage when off the bike in towns ( more storage !!!) it folds back to create a seat base to which the bum pad is attached .
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:40 AM   #270
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Nice sidecar rig! Thanks for showing that, it's good to see that others have done this, I was hoping to do the same. Isn't there a guy down in Oklahoma who specializes in this?
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