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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:05 pm quote
Chocolate for breakfast.

So tasty.

Bill x
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LXS 150
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Location: The OTHER South Bay, CA
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:40 pm quote
Max6201 wrote:
I am just a poseur.
But you're posing on an orange LXS which makes you at least 34% cooler.

Not that I'm biased about the bike or anything.*



* yes, I have an Taormina Orange S150. Why do you ask?
Hooked
GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 am quote
Rusty J wrote:
Max6201 wrote:
I am just a poseur.
But you're posing on an orange LXS which makes you at least 34% cooler.

Not that I'm biased about the bike or anything.*



* yes, I have an Taormina Orange S150. Why do you ask?
Ask what I forgot the question.
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GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:53 pm quote
So I have removed all the panels from LX 50 and I put them in the dishwasher. I am sure that the Mr. would not approve of it. But heck he is out somewhere being a bad boy that he is so he'll never know.[/b]
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:53 am quote
Well the BMW and Ural dealer both let me know today my bikes are ready for pickup . The BMW was just service so new brake pads and rear tire as well as an oil change. The Ural is a warranty repair though I am paying $200 to get 4-way flashers installed. What sucks on the Ural was the cost of the tow to the dealer as it is not so close. I'll watch the weather and pick a day next week to pick up before the 2 hour ride back.
Moto Giro Titan
2009 GTS 250 Super Lucrezia Borgia, 2013 Ducati Hyperstrada, Little Big Red
Joined: 04 Feb 2009
Posts: 2521
Location: Carrollton, Kentucky
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:01 am quote
Sunshine and an edible.
Hooked
2017 Piaggio BV350
Joined: 21 Jun 2016
Posts: 208
Location: Irving, TX
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:36 am quote
This email:
Quote:
In another instance of unpredictable North Texas weather, we have been advised that a DUST STORM is expected to engulf the district today. To ensure that employees have time to make the appropriate preparations, the Superintendent has directed that staff be allowed to leave at 3:30 p.m.
There's not actually a dust storm, it's just the school district's way of letting everyone go home early, since we're closed all next week for Thanksgiving.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:01 pm quote
monogodo wrote:
This email:
Quote:
In another instance of unpredictable North Texas weather, we have been advised that a DUST STORM is expected to engulf the district today. To ensure that employees have time to make the appropriate preparations, the Superintendent has directed that staff be allowed to leave at 3:30 p.m.
There's not actually a dust storm, it's just the school district's way of letting everyone go home early, since we're closed all next week for Thanksgiving.
Huh? Thanksgiving was WEEKS ago!
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Posts: 1188
Location: Central New York
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:53 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
monogodo wrote:
There's not actually a dust storm, it's just the school district's way of letting everyone go home early, since we're closed all next week for Thanksgiving.
Huh? Thanksgiving was WEEKS ago!
We're talking USA not Canada's Thanksgiving! We can tend to be a little slow down here in the States!
Resident Grump
MAC Motor, BBSHD. 30 Oct 2006
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Location: MN
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 am quote
Two more days of riding in almost not freezing weather.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:55 am quote
On the bright side the temps are above freezing. On the downside it looks like I will be needing to use a lot of this.

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Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Location: Central New York
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:40 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
On the bright side the temps are above freezing. On the downside it looks like I will be needing to use a lot of this.
If you spray it on the roads does it keep the roads dry?
Ossessionato
2012 Kymco Like 200i (Sold), 2018 FLSL
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
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Location: San Jose, CA
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 am quote
In 8 hours I'll have a 4 day weekend to look forward to.
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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:19 am quote
Glib
Plenty of that stuff is going to be used this weekend eh Flordian ?

Bill x
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2020 GTS HPE 300
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Location: San Diego
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:22 am quote
A ride on my new scooter
Thanksgiving
Getting our Christmas tree this weekend
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5815
Location: Downtown Toronto
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:24 am quote
kshansen wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
On the bright side the temps are above freezing. On the downside it looks like I will be needing to use a lot of this.
If you spray it on the roads does it keep the roads dry?
Yeah but they have to be made of glass or plastic.
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:22 am quote
9000 views and a couple of months. Bro I am winning this game for real.
Hooked
GTS 250, LX 50, and Falcon 200
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:23 am quote
Maybe I should go back to being my old self
eeee-bip
Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:06 pm quote
Prime
Stay as you are Max.

For the Love of God.

Bill x
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:30 pm quote
Sometimes the Ural sure comes in handy. Couldn't fit this on the Vespa or BMW...

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Rocket Man
GTS 300 ABS ‘Drake', GTS 250 (sold), LX 150 and Delta IV rocket. ( Retired. Not my problem anymore)
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 1888
Location: Space Coast Florida
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:48 pm quote
Re: Glib
Bill Dog wrote:
Plenty of that stuff is going to be used this weekend eh Flordian ?

Bill x
Your survival kit is packed. All the hot rods and classics are waiting for you in Daytona. Turkey Rod Run at the Speedway next four days!!

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Hooked
2013 GTS300ie
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:06 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
Sometimes the Ural sure comes in handy. Couldn't fit this on the Vespa or BMW...


You COULD if you fitted a sidecar...

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
Joined: 21 May 2017
Posts: 5815
Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:26 pm quote
Fudmucker wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
Sometimes the Ural sure comes in handy. Couldn't fit this on the Vespa or BMW...
You COULD if you fitted a sidecar...
That would fit with the BMW, not the Vespa sidecar...

In other happy news got a cheque from our lawyer today for 33K. Money we had to keep in escrow for a lawsuit. We won the suit so so we got our money back though of course the lawyer will be getting some of that back...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
LX190, Primavera
Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 5994
Location: New Zealand
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:49 am quote
Max6201 wrote:
Maybe I should go back to being my old self
I think you should continue to evolve Max. Bring on 6202!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Posts: 5815
Location: Downtown Toronto
Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:25 am quote
OK I know you guys are getting tired of these but man I love this bike sometimes. One tree stand? Check!

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Modded Vespa 2017 GTV 300, BMW 2017 C650GT, Ural 2019 Gear Up
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Location: Downtown Toronto
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:15 am quote
My bike (Ural) is going to be at the big winter bike show in Toronto . I'm happy to lend it to the dealer and it gets me free passes for the show.
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1188
Location: Central New York
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:31 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
My bike (Ural) is going to be at the big winter bike show in Toronto . I'm happy to lend it to the dealer and it gets me free passes for the show.
Maybe you can get them to detail it for you too?

That the one out bu the airport? Went to it a couple different times years back when I was active in the CSOC, not sure if they are even still around these days.
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Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:11 am quote
Chocolate brownies for breakfast, yes! Magic ones for lunch!
Hooked
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:34 am quote
Nothing I am just a bitter old man.
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Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:40 am quote
znomit wrote:
Max6201 wrote:
Maybe I should go back to being my old self
I think you should continue to evolve Max. Bring on 6202!
Knock on wood.
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Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
Joined: 15 Apr 2008
Posts: 17379
Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:38 am quote
Gift
Talking to a female member of the security staff at the Queen Mary in Long Beach and as we were parting she gave me a sweet potato cupcake baked by Patti La Belle.

How sweet.

Bill x
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2013 GTS 300ie
Joined: 14 Feb 2013
Posts: 494
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:52 pm quote
Had a big, mean lifted pickup tailgating me for a stretch of surface road in an attempt to intimidate me on the GTS. A few stoplights and some maneuvering later, and he's 5 cars back and visibly fuming that he can't ride my rear wheel anymore. "Meep meep!"
I can't abide bullies.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2007 LX150 2015 GTS 2013 BV 350
Joined: 13 Sep 2012
Posts: 8793
Location: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:58 pm quote
My wife's narcissistic, controlling supervisor left for a different job out of state a week ago. Things are already going so much better, some of the new people in the department have figured out what was going on and morale has shot up incredibly in a short time. There's a lot of mutual support and energy around that was suppressed for too long.

Nice to see her happy again. I might even start popping by again as it's only a block from my work.
Ossessionato
2020 MP3 Sport 500 HPE ABS ASR
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Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:59 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
My wife's narcissistic, controlling supervisor left for a different job out of state a week ago. Things are already going so much better, some of the new people in the department have figured out what was going on and morale has shot up incredibly in a short time. There's a lot of mutual support and energy around that was suppressed for too long.

Nice to see her happy again. I might even start popping by again as it's only a block from my work.
Amazing how much effect one person can have, especially if they are in a position of power.
eeee-bip
Benelli TNT 125/Kymco AK550 I don't care. You can quote me.
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Location: South East Great England of Britishland
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:08 am quote
Numbers
Regardless of the outcome (because we can't do politics in here) I'm really impressed by the amount of people who voted yesterday.

Highest number ever I believe.

Bill x
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2017 Piaggio BV350
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Location: Irving, TX
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:43 am quote
I got paid today for the first 4 days that I worked at my new job. I was supposed to be paid for them 2 weeks ago.

Also, my PTO totals populated so I now know how much time off I get.

They prorated the time off, since I started 3 months into the year: 4 days each Local and State Personal Time Off, and 8 Vacation days, for a total of 16 days off. The Local and State days roll over with no limit. I'll use 6 of the 8 Vacation days to take the weeks of Christmas and New Years off. I'll still have 10 total days to last me through to the end of July.
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