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Old 05-13-2019, 06:01 AM
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05-13-19 Another Great Monday Workchat

Only 2,000 more Monday workchats until I can retire.
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:58 AM
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:07 AM
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:09 AM
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Lol only 2,000?
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:09 AM
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Finally finished up reinstalling the steering head bearing and everything else on the front end that had to come off to do it. Cleaned up and repainted some parts along the way. Definitely have some more parts that need refinished still but it's coming along.

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Old 05-13-2019, 09:38 AM
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If my calculations are correct I'm at about 1900 for retirement. That's assuming there is anything left of social security to help me retire on. Im just going to assume there isn't so come on 401k, I need you to grow.
Bike is looking good jdbaugh. Looks a lot better than before. Some bikes look better all black but that one doesn't for sure. You planning on adding any color or just going to stay with the metal and black finishes.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:56 AM
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If my calculations are correct I'm at about 1900 for retirement. That's assuming there is anything left of social security to help me retire on. Im just going to assume there isn't so come on 401k, I need you to grow.
Bike is looking good jdbaugh. Looks a lot better than before. Some bikes look better all black but that one doesn't for sure. You planning on adding any color or just going to stay with the metal and black finishes.
Just basically buffed aluminum and black. I like black bikes but the previous owner did a shitty job and it hides some of the more interesting features because you can't see the contour as well
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:07 AM
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The all black before made it look cheap like everything was made of plastic. Are you sticking to the finish it has now or you gonna polish anything.
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:33 AM
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I like the contrast of aluminum and black much better
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:27 AM
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Bike looks good JD, although I would've kept the letters chrome. I agree with Kolt to polish it up, then it will really stand out.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:28 AM
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We need an obligatory bike burnout.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:33 AM
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We need an obligatory bike burnout.
I agree, I wanna see that thing spin in a circle.
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The all black before made it look cheap like everything was made of plastic. Are you sticking to the finish it has now or you gonna polish anything.
I may polish up the aluminum eventually. The block portion still needs stripped and redone before I get focused on detail work like that. I wasn't even planning on doing this stuff while working on the head bearing but I stripped the paint off a few parts to reveal a better looking part underneath and got sucked in.

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Bike looks good JD, although I would've kept the letters chrome. I agree with Kolt to polish it up, then it will really stand out.
The "Yamaha" letters? The are inset and were never chrome, they were actually painted some tanish/gold color. The "Vmax" letters I did leave chrome. I just need to get the block repainted somehow but I don't really want to remove the engine just to paint it proper.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
We need an obligatory bike burnout.
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I agree, I wanna see that thing spin in a circle.

Allegedly these things are burnout machines which maybe I can do sometime. I won't be spinning in a circle. Guaranteed I wreck it if I try that. I used to do it on my enduro in the gravel but wouldn't want to try it on the pavement with this one.
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I don't have a bike, nor the license.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:20 PM
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Allegedly these things are burnout machines which maybe I can do sometime. I won't be spinning in a circle. Guaranteed I wreck it if I try that. I used to do it on my enduro in the gravel but wouldn't want to try it on the pavement with this one.

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I don't have a bike, nor the license.
I have a dirt bike and have had others before the one I have now but never a actual road bike. I don't have a license either. Would like to get one but it would be kind of a waste since I could only ride very short trips or when it was cold because I'd have to completely cover myself so I don't burn in the sun.
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I have a dirt bike and have had others before the one I have now but never a actual road bike. I don't have a license either. Would like to get one but it would be kind of a waste since I could only ride very short trips or when it was cold because I'd have to completely cover myself so I don't burn in the sun.
When I go up north to visit family, they have acres of land that I ride on. Street bikes I've never done either. If I move south, I'm sure I would take it up.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:49 PM
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:09 PM
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Couple years i hope to have a pole barn. Who cares what it looks like on the outside.
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So I had new rock dumped (last week) and spread out for my driveway and the gas company just informed me they are going to have to dig it all up to fix a leaking gas line. Does anyone in here know if I have any ground to stand on to have it fixed proper? It's kind of bullshit they are probably going to bury half the rock I just bought and **** it all up.
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Old 05-13-2019, 01:17 PM
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Take pictures of everything before they come. You can probably contact the gas company and ask questions about how they plan to return it to its previous state.
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So I had new rock dumped (last week) and spread out for my driveway and the gas company just informed me they are going to have to dig it all up to fix a leaking gas line. Does anyone in here know if I have any ground to stand on to have it fixed proper? It's kind of bullshit they are probably going to bury half the rock I just bought and **** it all up.
Looks like you're working yourself up for a fight that may not happen. Take pictures before and after, if they don't fix it properly get them back out to fix it. Or rake them out beforehand and you won't have to worry about it. Or watch them as they do it.
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Relative to say a concrete driveway mine would be simple to fix. The kicker is I have been waiting for 5 months to finally have rock delivered then minutes after it finally shows up this happens. Want to know another random shitting thing is the left side mirror on my motorcycle somehow shattered off the bracket yesterday when no one was even near it. I left and it seemed fine and came back and the mirror was laying on the ground. I just put those mirrors on a few weeks ago as well.
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