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1Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Organization Mon May 10, 2021 9:30 pm

tedmckey

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Okay, so I'm going down the rabbit hole. It could get messy. Squirrel!

How do you folks organize a significant renovation? How do you stay ahead of the aircraft, ride the wave, keep all the plates in the air, and other metaphors besides?

    

2Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Mon May 10, 2021 10:24 pm

MartinW

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Take heaps of piccies, put fasteners in zip lock bags and mark the bag as to what components they are off. And if possible attach the bag to the removed item with zip ties. Mark wiring with masking tape as to what it is off and take more piccies. Don't throw anything out until you are 100% that the replacement item is correct.
Regards Martin.


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3Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Mon May 10, 2021 10:48 pm

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@MartinW wrote:Take heaps of piccies, put fasteners in zip lock bags and mark the bag as to what components they are off. And if possible attach the bag to the removed item with zip ties. Mark wiring with masking tape as to what it is off and take more piccies. Don't throw anything out until you are 100% that the replacement item is correct.
Regards Martin.

A very large +1 on Martin's advice. Ziploc bags and a Sharpie pen are your most important tools when you are taking your bike apart.

Invest in a jug of S100 motorcycle cleaner and a pile of sponges and various size chip brushes. Spend an hour or so before you start taking the bike apart to do a good clean with the S100. Take the tank, the seat and the radiator trim off and clean everything under and behind them. Then when you take a part off, clean it again to get the dirt that evaded the first cleaning. Clean parts are much easier to inspect for damage and make working on the bike so much more pleasant.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

4Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Tue May 11, 2021 5:14 am

Dai

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And there's something theraputic watching a clean bike emerge from a pile of sh!te Very Happy


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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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moriarti

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Ideally with your mates a few beers lots of good humour the job becomes a joy  Organization 161205 HOPEFULLY  Organization 44271 Organization 44271

After all its supposed to be FUN


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6Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Tue May 11, 2021 10:26 am

Point-Seven-five

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Your friends must be more methodical than mine. I can envisage a garage full of jovial buds with ADHD tearing stuff off the bike and leaving it spread in disarray all over the garage. You'll have the bike apart in an hour with no idea of where anything is or where it was on the bike. Unless you have a couple friends with obsessive compulsive disorder, it's better to do the disassembly alone with no distractions, taking your time.

Reassembly, on the other hand, is a whole other thing as long as you can focus on the task at hand and manage your assistants while the party rages around you.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

7Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Tue May 11, 2021 11:22 am

tedmckey

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This is all brilliant!  Thanks so much!

I do typically wear a sharpie in my overalls pocket, next to my Fisher Space Pen and a voltage sniffer and a slide rule (j/k about that last..)  And while I can set myself down to almost obsessive tidyness, it's sooo easy for me to

Ooh, coffee...


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8Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 am

Point-Seven-five

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LOL! I hear you.

And,... I still have my Yellow 10" Pickett slide rule in the red leather case from engineering school though I can't remember how to do much more than multiplication on it anymore.


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Present:
1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

9Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Wed May 12, 2021 6:24 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Only let anyone help that can use one of these. 

My dad used these before pocket calculators came in, a circular pocket slide rule. He left them to me.

Kids think they are so smart but its fun to take this thing out and challenge them to use it. 

Organization Slide_10


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

10Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Wed May 12, 2021 12:40 pm

Dai

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E6B  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E6B

Suspect BobT had to learn to use one of these too.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

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tedmckey

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Pretty much anyone learning to fly before, say, 2000 did.
The wind correction calculator on the back not only gave you a number but helped you grapple with the notion of crabbing..


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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Sailing, dead reckoning and an RDF used to be such fun. But using Satnav only takes out the instinct for error. Round Island and Ushant for some reason are in my head forever.

I do still have a slide rule on my desk. As in I still have a desk.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

13Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Orgonisation Wed May 12, 2021 9:09 pm

daveyson

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Decades ago I got an abacus. 

Back then I was a building estimator and after practicing some maths helping techniques (on company time) would usually know the answer before pressing the equals button on the calculator, but only for certain numbers, luckily common ones.  

Back then I could also shuffle a deck of cards and memorise the order, using memory helping techniques.

So I thought if I learn the abacus and combine it with memory helping techniques, that would be a huge improvement for me with mental arithmetic.

It's still on my To-do list.


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14Back to top Go down   Organization Empty Re: Organization Thu May 13, 2021 6:55 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@daveyson wrote:Decades ago I got an abacus. 

Back then I was a building estimator and after practicing some maths helping techniques (on company time) would usually know the answer before pressing the equals button on the calculator, but only for certain numbers, luckily common ones.  

Back then I could also shuffle a deck of cards and memorise the order, using memory helping techniques.

So I thought if I learn the abacus and combine it with memory helping techniques, that would be a huge improvement for me with mental arithmetic.

It's still on my To-do list.
I do that too, love the maths in it. Impresses guys if you can look at along list of calculations and say the total is incorrect just by looking at it. Mental arithmetic is not even taught any more.

In school one of our teachers taught us Latin and maths. But this guy was a total genius and taught us how to multiply using an abacus, something the Romans did not use it for.


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 40,490 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

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