Living the dream!
Living the dream!
So last Sunday the weather looked dry so Katy & I contacted Whiteways cafe (Bury Hill) to ask if we could do a promotional event for Datatool products and to get our name out there. We set up early to an already busy car park and it wasn’t long before we had a steady stream of people coming to ask about our products & services. We even met up with a few customers including Andy and his awesome Quadzilla. We always have a great bit of banter! Looking forward to seeing Andy next week as he has booked the Quadzillia in for a full service.
Another hectic week in the workshop started off by having two welding jobs and no welder! I trained as a welder and sheet metal fabricator at collage back in the late 80s/ early 90s (yes I am that old!) Although I’ve had my fair share of welders over the years, I’ve not had the need for one for the past ten years but times have changed.
I wasn’t prepared to buy a hobby type welder and wanted something that would last. After much reading I settled on a Oxford mig welder. British made and a good deal from Mig Tig Arc in Portsmouth, the credit card took a battering, however I am very pleased with the purchase.
A few months back I met a guy that has a 1972 Honda CB750 f1, he asked me if I could recommission it as it had been stood for the last 8yrs. I started with the brakes, full strip re-paint, new seals pads and lines. Looking good we fitted a new exhaust, battery and fresh fuel. Hit the starter and away she went! Admittedly it was on 3 cylinders, but a tap on the float bowls and in cane the forth! Back next week to pull the carbs off, I will then bring them back to the workshop and give them a full strip and ultrasonic clean.
As your more than likely aware, we are Authorised installers for Datatool Products. This week we have sorted a couple of installs for two of the nicest customers to date; genuine, funny and truly encouraging. I can honestly say bikers are the possibly the nicest people you can ever meet. I really feel like I am living the dream!