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  1. #11 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Hi Felix,

    Great story and pictures....it looks like you are living life to the full out there in China

    Why the move from Ireland to China ? and what do you do for a living there ?

    Those sidecars are popular with some of the Fellas on the BMW GS website I'm a member of, would you mind if I posted a link of your post on it ?

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  2. #12 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Hi Andy,

    No problem at all, post away!

    The move to china, like i said in the first post, was mainly to get one of these sidecars. I had to have one. I also wanted to see something different from europe, so china seemed like a cool place to come. After that i just never left...

    I studied industrial design in college. When i got here i found a job in a taiwanese company designing street furniture and random stuff. I was a bit bored but didn't see it as a career move, just a way to be in china. Last summer though i quit that job when something more interesting came up, still in suzhou. Now i work for a swedish company called Lelo, designing luxury sex toys. Yes, it's as fun as it sounds.
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  3. #13 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Hi Felix,

    Thanks Mate

    LOL !! That does sound like interesting work !!

    What CAD package do you use for your product design, Catia V5 ?

    I'm in a similar type of work myself. I work for a Composites Aerospace company as a Design Engineer we use Catia V5....although I don't design anything as interesting as luxury sex toys

    I'm currently designing a composite aircraft fuel tank. We do some very interesting stuff at our company.....UAV (Unmaned Air Vehicles), Submarine Sonar Arrays, Nuclear Submarine Propullser Ducts, Rudders and Bowplanes....that sort of stuff, mainly in the defence sector.....sounds interesting, but I'd much rather be riding

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  4. #14 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Sounds like some cool projects to work on! UAVs are sweet. I do most of my design work by sketching, then do the modelling and detailing in Solidworks and rendering in Hypershot, to end up with something like this:



    Unrelated, here is another pic of wolfgang being put to good use:

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    Bloody hell, make us feel inadequate why don'tya?
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  6. #16 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Better not show this post to the Missus, she'll get rid of me for one of your "toys"

    Love the picture of Wolfgang carrying those plants....it reminds me of when I was a teenager and couldn't afford a decent bike. I had a Honda C90 and had to use it for everything.....I went and collected the family Christmas tree on it one year from the sawmill. I put this netted 6' tree on the saddle and sat on top of it and rode home. It was only a short distance, from the sawmill to our house and very rural..... I thought a Copper will never see me.....but sure enough one passed me as I was riding home !! The look on his face was a picture !

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  7. #17 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    I would have loved to have seen that! Although after a few years in china, i must say it probably wouldn't impress me quite as much anymore. They get very creative over here too!
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    Speaking of hauling things, you don't have to have a sidecar to haul a bicycle.

    Meet the JohnnyRack!

    http://www.cafemotos.com/johnnyrack/CustomerPage.html

    Would love to know where that quarry is...
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  9. #19 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Nice! I've often thought about how to mount my push bike onto a motorbike, but never considered having it that far back! You'd want to make sure you don't forget it's back there (in traffic)

    Quarry location in your inbox
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  10. #20 Re: My CJ750, or the story of how i came to be in China 
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    Felix,

    Great pictures. Let me know if you ever make it to Nanjing area. I seldom have more than one or maybe two days free in any single week but it would be nice to try and ride out to meet you if you are close. (I must admit I am now pretty much only a fair weather rider) Between my old cj and my soon to be JH600, I should have something running and capable of meeting up with you. It is great to see people do get off the pavement here every now and again
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