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Old 09-15-2020, 08:46 PM   #12736
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That's not bad at all! Half the time they charge that much just to look at you sideways.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:09 AM   #12737
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agreed.

Wish I could lend you bikerboi -he's a dab hand on the engine side of things, but you're a tad far away. He bought a "project" bike this summer for $700 including a shitload of spare parts and tools that he had to push to the workshop (my garage), has only spent a few hours actually working on it (several more on research, I think) and maybe $100, but has done all sorts of weird shit like changing the diameter of some holes on the carbs so all the cycles are correct (do I sound like I understood ll that he told me? ) and now he's riding it as his regular bike. Reckons it's worth a few $K. He does similar things with cars too. Weirdo.

oops that turned into a rambling brag, didn't mean it to, but he does impress me. His money sense outside of cars and bikes is for shit tho.....
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:11 AM   #12738
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I was ok with the bill, but it really was just a glorified rear brake job...[/meh] I was expecting fair-to-serious problems.

Not to mention the fact that I know the guy. Prolly charged me extra cuz he knows me!
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:21 AM   #12739
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$200 for any brake job is pretty unheard of up here.....
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:01 AM   #12740
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Not bad for a drum job but I wonder what took so long. I guess he figured he could slide it down the priority list because you couldn't come yell at him... he had your car.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:21 AM   #12741
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agreed.

Wish I could lend you bikerboi -he's a dab hand on the engine side of things, but you're a tad far away. He bought a "project" bike this summer for $700 including a shitload of spare parts and tools that he had to push to the workshop (my garage), has only spent a few hours actually working on it (several more on research, I think) and maybe $100, but has done all sorts of weird shit like changing the diameter of some holes on the carbs so all the cycles are correct (do I sound like I understood ll that he told me? ) and now he's riding it as his regular bike. Reckons it's worth a few $K. He does similar things with cars too. Weirdo.

oops that turned into a rambling brag, didn't mean it to, but he does impress me. His money sense outside of cars and bikes is for shit tho.....
That is a cool brag. If he's ever bored he can come rebuild my Dad's Farmall H.
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Old 09-16-2020, 01:32 PM   #12742
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That's not bad at all! Half the time they charge that much just to look at you sideways.
You can save a lot of money by walking around to face them. Mechanics hate that one simple trick.
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Old 09-17-2020, 03:45 PM   #12743
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Noted.
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