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Offline ZebraDriver

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Hello from Scotland
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:17:05 PM »
Just realised it would be bad manners not to introduce myself.  I'm Martin from Fife in Scotland.  During the day I repair wood working machinery (from multi million pound lines down to humble sawbenches). At home I'm into motorbikes (I have a couple of Beamers), I also have a '71 Land Rover. I have a modest garage workshop that houses a pair of Viceroy lathes, a Clarke CMD300 mill and assorted other small workshop machines.

Martin
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Offline Stilldrillin

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2016, 02:36:10 PM »
Hi Martin.  :wave:


Welcome to the Collective!  :borg:
Lots of help/ hindrance available here!   Don't forget. We need to see pics and a description, of whatever you are doing..  :)

With your background and experience, we should get along very nicely.  :thumbup:

Join in. Enjoy!

David.
Still drilling holes... Sometimes, in the right place!

Still modifying bits of metal... Occasionally, making an improvement!

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2016, 04:14:56 PM »
Welcome Martin, what BM's do you have? i still have my Late Dads 90S . I ride it now and again, only has 9000 on the clock, had a couple of R1200 GS's and  one each 80gs and 100gspd got a new Honda 750X now i am getting on a bite. :beer:
Nice workshop toys.BTW:

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2016, 04:37:45 PM »
Hello kayzed1

I have an '99 F650ST (the one with the rotax 650 single engine) and I have a '08 F650GS ( the one with the 800 twin engine).  The ST tends to spend much of its time in the garage because I prefer the GS, but I can't bring myself around to getting rid of the ST

Martin
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2016, 05:28:30 PM »
hi and welcome

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 08:54:34 AM »
Welcome for the High Plains of West Texas USA, where cotton is King. I'm recently retired four months ago, we moved for my wifes health reasons. Yes to a smaller house and I ended up with a much smaller shop. It's currently full of boxes and things I don't know what to do with. My 1941 Logan lath is somewhere under it all. Three old cars, my welder, motor lift, a 1953 Dayton drill press and lots of fun thing are still in a rented storage warehouse. I still have way to many toys to fit in my new place and having to make difficult choices. I hope to be dug out by spring doing something. Wow I have a very good friend in the Kingdom of Fife, what are the chances of that. This hobby spans the globe.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2016, 11:58:22 AM »
Welcome Martin.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2016, 04:11:07 PM »
Hello kayzed1

I have an '99 F650ST (the one with the rotax 650 single engine) and I have a '08 F650GS ( the one with the 800 twin engine).  The ST tends to spend much of its time in the garage because I prefer the GS, but I can't bring myself around to getting rid of the ST

Martin

hi Martin, nice bikes.
I did have a 1994 F650 Funduro until 2007 when i sold it, i did 140,000 on it and only needed a new second gear ( my fault ) and a long story. Two water pump kits.....still going strong with over 180,000 on it now and the guy uses it to get to work every day. I thought about a new one but after the 1200gs's and the electricary stuff i changed my mind. Duff left leg now so it's Honda 750X DCT gear box for me.
Lyn.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2016, 04:57:01 PM »
Hi Martin :wave:
A warm welcome from me here in the North East.....

We need pictures......please... :clap:
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2016, 11:33:00 AM »
Welcome and Happy Christmas. :beer:
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2016, 02:47:35 PM »
Welcome Martin hope your enjoying the seasonal weather your getting up there  :lol:
I lived and worked in Fife for about 2 years quite a while back and met the wife while I was there when I decided I needed to be back in the midlands to be nearer my kids she came down with me.
Turns out this life c**p is just one big distraction from death but a good one. For the love of god dont give yourself time to think.
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 04:19:44 AM »
Welcome to the Forum from another newbie  :thumbup:  :thumbup:
Best regards

Roger

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2016, 05:41:57 AM »
Welcome Alexander err. Martin!

Any connection to Zebra Drive and ladies' detectives?
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Now when I think on it. Someone called z-drive zebradrive.

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2016, 06:11:15 AM »
Thanks for all of the welcomes people

Pekka. The ZebraDriver comes from an old Land Rover that I used to own, it was painted in zebra stripes. I used this as a forum name on a land rover forum a long time ago and it's kind of stuck.
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2016, 12:33:48 PM »
Thanks for all of the welcomes people

Pekka. The ZebraDriver comes from an old Land Rover that I used to own, it was painted in zebra stripes. I used this as a forum name on a land rover forum a long time ago and it's kind of stuck.

Hi Martin, welcome to the MadHouse

With a LR like that, I thought your username would have been Daktari !

Dave (Isle of Man)


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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #16 on: January 15, 2017, 02:04:52 PM »
welcome

as someone who ( with sons encouragement ) is considering a road tax free landrover for fun, Would a 71 qualify I wonder?

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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2017, 02:13:24 PM »
A '71 vehicle qualifies for free road tax (the historic vehicle thing now rolls on each year - for vehicles 40 years old ) I should warn you that getting a Land Rover is similar to getting a dose of Herpes - once you have got the bug you can't get rid of it !!!
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Re: Hello from Scotland
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2017, 05:15:20 PM »
Thanks for the warning.  A friend had Hermes ( she's a carrier I believe!) :thumbup:

The only thing putting me off is the number of projects currently on the go, and the fact the damn thing only did 20mpg ( mind you it didn't matter what I towed or where, it did 20mpg!) :smart:

Also the small matter of half the garage being occupied until further notice by it.

Currently it's on the "nice to do list",

We shall see.
Ian