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Offline guzziownr

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BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« on: February 21, 2015, 04:48:07 PM »
It's very clean in there!
At 9:14 dude grabs a big hammer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARb1eGT06Hw
« Last Edit: February 21, 2015, 05:11:58 PM by guzziownr »
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2015, 05:55:45 PM »
wow, its so calm, so measured, so precise, so quiet...

Mandello was a shade more chaotic when I was there.

National stereotypes apply, it seems.

we could never do that in england...

here's the meriden triumph factory just before it closed if anyone's interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG1Lgqucs88

and a great documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4rNAa3oOrM

and that's not a hammer, its a rubber mallet!

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2015, 06:09:41 PM »
wow, its so calm, so measured, so precise, so quiet...
and that's not a hammer, its a rubber mallet!

...and a very gentle tap to seat the case.
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2015, 06:17:26 PM »
 Good stuff , thanks guys  :)

 Oh , those workers at the Meriden plant don't look or sound like a bunch of radical troublemakers that would stage a sit in and then a hostile take over of an English factory  ;D

  Dusty

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2015, 08:57:36 PM »
I enjoyed that! Thank you for posting!  ;-T

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 12:11:22 PM »
Triumph factory is actually making the parts.
BMW factory is just assembling parts hence so quiet.
and that's not a hammer,nor is it a rubber mallet.
Its a nylon mallet.

HTH

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2015, 09:55:15 PM »
Triumph factory is actually making the parts.
BMW factory is just assembling parts hence so quiet.
and that's not a hammer,nor is it a rubber mallet.
Its a nylon mallet.

HTH


To be more specific, it looks like a dead blow mallet with nylon heads from PB Swiss  ;D

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2015, 10:55:01 PM »
Good lord, it's no wonder BMWs are so boring, they are conceived in the dull drums.
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2015, 09:41:00 AM »
Ahh winter. The time to discuss the subtle differences between a hammer a rubber mallet and a nylon dead blow. I'll add the sand filled dead blow to the discussion.

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2015, 10:05:33 AM »
The HF bright orange dead blow is remarkably good for about 3 bux.  ~; :BEER:
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2015, 12:40:58 PM »
I know it's an oldie but my favourite is this one. How the Triumph Rocket 3 is made.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKEuzxC4eGc
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2015, 08:12:45 PM »
That BMW video is interesting.  Yeah, that place is slightly more sophisticated than what I saw in Mandello del Lario!


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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2015, 09:39:15 PM »
Thanks for posting the BMW factory assembly operation.  From that I got to see the demise of the Meriden Triumph factory documentary among other brand factory assembly lines on U-tube.  8)
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2015, 10:01:13 PM »
I just watched the 1982 Triumph factory video.  That's it, that's it !  That's Mandello! LOL
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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2015, 12:01:13 AM »
I just watched the 1982 Triumph factory video.  That's it, that's it !  That's Mandello! LOL




Maybe the way they operate(never been there).  Both are/were union but MG has the backing of Italy Govt.  to keep them operating.  Probably the only reason they still are.

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Re: BMW engine assembly line: Motorcycle
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