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Clancy
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Not dead - Just Busy

Post by Clancy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:32 am

Hi Guys (& Gals),

Been a long time since I've posted here (though I look in often) so I thought I'd just give a quick "G'day".

I'm still spending some time in the workshop though not as much as I used to.
My sons are hitting the teenage years and I'm basically a single dad now Mon -Fri so my time is pretty much spoken for.

When I do get time off it's usually spent with my new girl.
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Despite all this, I have been able to continue building.
I still get orders for my falcate braced concert ukes (using a low G string) and I'm still plodding away on the acoustic bass guitar.
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Oh, and I'm considering selling he 14" Bandsaw I bought afew yeras ago from Paul (Ozwood).
I've barely used it since making the hollow body surboard a couple of years ago.
Here's the thread from when Paul put it up for sale, if anyone's interested let me know.
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Craig
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Post by seeaxe » Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:51 pm

Nice bike!!!

Please post a frequency response graph when you get a minute! I bet it gas a resonant peak about 4000 Hz :D :D
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Post by Clancy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 pm

Thanks Richard, she is a nice bike.
Although the original factory map made her a bit cantankerous at times.
I was calling her The Shrew for a while.
Got that sorted now thanks to the Guzzi online community (kinda like you guys here).
Funnily enough, her happy spot is right about 4000 :D
Craig
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Re: Not dead - Just Busy

Post by DarwinStrings » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:48 pm

I surprised you can find your bike at night Craig.
Life is good when you are amongst the wood.
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Re: Not dead - Just Busy

Post by Clancy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:13 pm

I don't ride at night anymore - too many close calls with Roos & Wombats in the last 10 years here in 'Berra.
But then the 20 years before that commuting on a bike in Sydney & Brisbane were worse for animals on the roads.
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Post by routout » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:20 am

Nice Guzzi yup love my V twin aprilia so many dammed distractions repaired an acoustic base a while ago thought about a build and then got six forks on the path to somewhere else :lol:
John ,of way too many things to do.

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Post by Clancy » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:43 pm

I was loaned an Aprilia Mana for a few weeks.
It surprised me.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy an automatic motorcycle, but it was heaps of fun!
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Post by seeaxe » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:02 pm

woo hoo a bike thread, about bldy time!!

I took my gixxer in for a service today and they give me this as a loaner - more fun than a barrel full of drunk monkeys
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My main ride.....
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to misquote someone else on here...life is good when you're amongst the gravel.... :D :D

Plenty of time to build guitars when its cold and wet outside.
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Post by jeffhigh » Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:03 am

This came home with me yesterday
1993 BMW R1100RS

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Post by kiwigeo » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:03 am

Oi..take it to the Anything Goes subforum you fat hairy biker types. The last time I checked guitars don't have wheels and a throttle :twisted:
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Post by simso » Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:54 am

Keep the Bike theme going
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Post by ckngumbo » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:34 pm

kiwigeo wrote:Oi..take it to the Anything Goes subforum you fat hairy biker types. The last time I checked guitars don't have wheels and a throttle :twisted:
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Post by sebastiaan56 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:28 pm

Funnily enough I've just started a build as well. Funnily enough I've had the same distraction to deal with.
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Post by routout » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:30 pm

You guys and yer Bike themes ,one of my favorites for 7 plus years now along with other obsessions :lol: Oh and this telle thing I had hanging around for far to long as a body so I stuck a neck on to see how she runs .One is Italian the other has some Chinese parts all good fun :D .
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Re: Not dead - Just Busy

Post by kiwigeo » Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:13 pm

Bikes.....I lost my passion for the things after dropping a Honda 500-4 on a roundabout in Christchurch, New Zealand back in the 70's. Granted it was the middle of winter and the roundabout was covered in black ice but riding bikes was never quite the same after that crash.
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