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  • Trials
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    Originally posted by Shadow Shack View Post
    Nevada will never have a lottery, the casinos don't like competition.
    Wow that's crazy I never thought of it like that, now I feel like I am this really big gambler type

    Riding at a motorcycle scrap yard today if anybody needs some used bike parts, I can watch for them.
    Last edited by Trials; 06-25-2020, 05:50 AM.

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  • Shadow Shack
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    Originally posted by Trials View Post
    You mean win big in a lottery
    Nevada will never have a lottery, the casinos don't like competition.

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  • Trials
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    You mean win big in a lottery and start up a successful electric chopper conversion shop
    that kind of fall into your lap

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  • Shadow Shack
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    Originally posted by Trials View Post
    You are going to love retirement
    you guys do have retirement down there don't you?
    Yes we do. I'm just not old enough for it yet.

    On the other hand, I paid my house off several years ago so working full time isn't the big deal it used to be. I've been looking for part time jobs but everything out here is either temp/seasonal or on call...nothing guaranteed. So until something falls into my lap I'm doing the 40hr/week grind.

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  • Trials
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    You are going to love retirement
    you guys do have retirement down there don't you?

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  • Shadow Shack
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    I had to do that when I had my corporate job, they mandated we change out password every 4-6 weeks or we got locked out. Ad it wasn't just for the desktop, mind you...but for other bits of software as well. I had a post-it taped under my keyboard and every time a username/password needed changing I made a new post-it.

    I'm down to the Rebel for the moment, I ended up waiting two years for my salvage title from the state of Nevada after numerous attempts (re: my VLX fuel pump fire)...more than long enough to warrant yet another carb cleaning. In the meantime I was able to take that title, get a safety inspection, convert the title to a rebuilt title, and register it again. Now I need the time to tear it down (again).

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  • Trials
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    That's ok shadow, I knew this nurse that not only had her password written on an 8 by 10 sheet of paper over her desk, it also had her login name that apparently she had to write down to remember, it was a complicated formula of her first name and then a dot and then her surname

    How's it going are you riding lots? Black flies are almost done here, mosquitoes are just starting, seen a red headed woodpecker yesterday, that was pretty neat, fishing hasn't been all that great, mostly Bass biting because they know they are out of season, sneaky fish those Bass.

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  • Shadow Shack
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    I caught your post in the facebook group so I figured I'd eventually have to wander back into the old site. It took a while...I had to find my password LOL

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  • spotbeagle
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    Welcome back!

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  • Caddie
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    Thank you!!

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  • Chench53
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    Hey Caddie, welcome back!

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  • Caddie
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    Definitely hoping for FI over carbs. I am probably considered re-entry. I haven’t ridden since about ‘08 or ‘09. I was just thinking to hit some country roads or go get some coffee on a Sat morning, and take the long way home. Nothing big — not planning to commute or travel around the world. I did do MSF 15 years ago, and would love to take it again if I can find a course around here...especially now.

    PS. Thanks for the responses!

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  • NORTY
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    Caddie~
    The recent trends in North America have been to "re-introduce" the smaller/medium engine sizes. It's nice to see 300cc-500cc engine sizes available, again.
    What kind of riding do you do the most?

    Would you be considered a "re-entry" rider? If so, then brushing up on a class might not be a bad idea.

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  • Trials
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    ABS has practically become mandatory on new model bikes. If you operate the brakes properly, chances are you will never even know it is on there :/ until it comes time to service the brake hydraulics or stuff starts to rust & break down, then you will know it.

    Lots of bike choices out there now highly recommend you go for the ones that have fuel injection.

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  • Caddie
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    Hi Trials! Hi Missy! Nice to see you again! I am looking at the Yamaha Bolt, Honda Rebel 500, and Kawasaki Vulcan S 650. I haven’t done any seat testing, yet, but I really like the peg placement on the Rebel and the Bolt. One thing I didn’t love about my Kawasaki was that the pegs were a little too far forward for my liking. Looks like some of the technology has come a long way. I remember they were just talking about ABS on some of the big bikes back in the day. Now, it doesn’t look like it’s that hard to come by. How big a difference does it make?

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