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Old 10-07-2013, 06:14 AM   #7186
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Brrr! See the thread here.



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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:03 AM   #7187
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CanadianX, consider it a "performance certificate"
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:48 AM   #7188
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Not bad but not as good as this one

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:01 AM   #7189
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Bet he'd love to have a do-over there.

That long pause before heading in was good, I can imagine the thoughts going through his head.

Wonder how far his bike got?
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #7190
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Not bad but not as good as this one

That's crazy!
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:37 AM   #7191
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When I see a video like that, I am glad he is okay, but then I think of the resources diverted from true emergencies, just to pull his dumb ass to safety, and the costs involved just cause he thought he could make it.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:40 AM   #7192
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When I see a video like that, I am glad he is okay, but then I think of the resources diverted from true emergencies, just to pull his dumb ass to safety, and the costs involved just cause he thought he could make it.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:41 AM   #7193
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LOL

Ya, but there are waivers involved!!

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Old 10-07-2013, 11:17 AM   #7194
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CanadianX, consider it a "performance certificate"
^ I was speeding and the cop was good about so no complaints except in the general sense that when you think about it there was no victim yet there is restitution being paid. Officer wrote my speed down to 110 so saved me some $. He proabably had a laugh watching me trying get the bike to not fall over on a reverse slope and then trying to get off the bike once I got it balanced.
Picture a 6'2" Charlie Chapmen show viewed in the red and blue flashing lights of his SUV all set to the sound track of a police radio squawking.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #7195
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Hey all the resources used on the RR to get my dumb ass and temporarily sick bike were mine and cost the taxpayer nothing!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:03 PM   #7196
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Heather's Fall Charity ride on Sun., Oct. 6 - or the 8th?

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... Come and join on us this scenic ride which travels over twisty gravel, dirt and paved roads. ..... A donation of $20 per rider would be appreciated. These donations will be split between Arnprior and Kingston Humane Societies. .... GPS tracks will be available for those planning on attending. ....
Unfortunately Sunday morning started off with heavy rain where I was staying - at Crowe Lake, Havelock - and I decided not to go to the ride. Others did go but I don't think they were able to do the full ride.

The weather yesterday was great so I was able to do the complete route. What a great mixture of paved, unpaved, and dirt "roads"! Most of it was new to me even though I've ridden extensively in the general area, and many of the "No Maintenance" roads were very scenic and looked to be rarely used. Even the paved roads were exceptional - twisty and undulating - and I noted their locations so I can return again later ....

This ride will probably be held again on the 19th, but if you want to do it on your own you could probably do what I did - get the route from Heather and then e-mail her your $20 donation.

Here's a picture of a typical unmaintained road on the route:



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Old 10-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #7197
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Just curious if anyone out there thinks the art of negotiation is dead? Before FREEE online ads and impersonal Emails, one would show up and look at a bike/car, and based on what one saw (autotrader pics were horrible), negotiations would begin. There was no offense taken if you started low and worked up. Nobody got their panties in a knot, at least the ones I was involved in as a seller and buyer, and got offended, they just countered.

When I sold my KLR, I asked what I thought was a great price, and I got REALLY low offers. Was I offended? No, I just countered or said I would wait and see. Generally, they came back with a higher bid, or "walked away". This was all done through Email, so my time was never wasted by a tire kicker, nor was I put off by some of the responders. I eventually sold (on Kijiji for a week) it for what I asked to one such guy who I went back and forth with. This is negotiation.

Anyway, rant over....
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:50 AM   #7198
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Thats how I roll...within reason.
Had lots of low ball offers for my X.
Just told them " no thanks " and kept the bike ;)

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Old 10-11-2013, 10:11 AM   #7199
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Some truth to that.
I dont mind negotiations... What I can't stand is when you've negotiated a price and then they come to your home or whatever and they pull out the cash and say "oh sorry Im x$ short, will you take x amount cause I didn't go to the bank today.... " Are you Fuc*^$king kidding me!!!

When people pull that, I'd rather not sell it at all.

Negotiations are great and welcome as long as there is respect and a friendly way about it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #7200
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Had a guy off kijiji, emails me with a lowball offer. Like, really lowball. So low you don't even bother answering.

I can get the 'don't know until you ask' mentality. But the tires were worth more than his offer, let alone the whole running bike in mint shape.

He kept it up, I had adjusted the price after 10 days, he kept coming. Finally I responded with 'when you're serious about buying instead of trying to scam something for free, then email me. Your repeated offers are a quarter of the value of the bike minimum (and I sold it for a little better than that)'

He came back with 'this no way to negotiate', plus some other whining. Whatever.

If you're serious about buying something, then be serious. And adult about it.

If you come across as some hack used car salesman stereotype, then I'm gonna trust you just like that. My current boss fits that mold. Fun toying with him...
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