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t2p 06-16-22 07:09 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...7de9b1d7e.jpeg


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22543492)
Five years ago. Ancient history.

Just got her a brake job for it. Does that count?

Is this your garage ?

Velo Vol 06-16-22 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22543355)
Bryan, if the power is out, obviously there is a reason. Just because you don't know what it is, doesn't mean there isn't one.
Edit: I was further behind that I thought. Sorry. Put some salve on the dead horse for me.

What was the reason?

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/lo...0-277e07d177ba

Velo Vol 06-16-22 07:18 AM

MOTD

16 June 2022

Who you got?


rjones28 06-16-22 07:28 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22543513)

Demand better reporting from your local news.

rjones28 06-16-22 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22543514)
MOTD

16 June 2022

Who you got?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPRzjWnPek

Not a map.

bampilot06 06-16-22 07:29 AM

Not as congested today. Woke up at 6 am to a storm rapidly approaching, went back to sleep. Now it appears storms are building over Richmond and are heading my way.

Velo Vol 06-16-22 08:00 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22543527)
Demand better reporting from your local news.

LCUB apparently trying to cover it up.

genejockey 06-16-22 08:06 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22543374)
Did you tell her itís not up to her?

Yeah. That'll f***ing work.

Velo Vol 06-16-22 08:27 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22543533)
Not a map.

Which do you use on the road?

Mojo31 06-16-22 08:28 AM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22543471)
didnít you already get her a Porsche?

Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...40cc8e3ccf.jpg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...790e78adce.jpg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...23bb7ba7f9.jpg

"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

:p

datlas 06-16-22 08:30 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22543485)
At a service plaza on 95 somewhere in CT. Traffic has been creeping along for the last 15 miles.

On your bike?? :twitchy:

Bah Humbug 06-16-22 08:33 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22543619)
Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...790e78adce.jpg

"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

:p

That key is trying too hard.

Mojo31 06-16-22 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by t2p (Post 22543503)

No, but this might be my home if I'm not careful.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...0f6610a471.jpg

LesterOfPuppets 06-16-22 08:37 AM

WA SR 542 road report:

https://scontent-lax3-2.xx.fbcdn.net...Qg&oe=62B12175

big john 06-16-22 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22543619)
Got this loaner today that is brand new. I should take it home, give it to her, then buy the bike.


"Oh, by the way, honey, we have to give it back."

:p

We never had loaners at Chevrolet until GM started a program I think around 2014. They would provide 10 or so cars to be used as low priced rentals or free loaners for warranty customers. After a certain mileage, I think around 2k, they were to be sold as demos and more cars would be put in their place.

Employees were allowed to use these cars in some cases but the purpose was to get customers in them as a promotion. Because our dealer had apathetic management and no good system to keep track of things abuses were inevitable. One of the office women who had a long commute took one of the cars and put like 3500 miles on it by the time they figured out who had it. Another car was taken by a service advisor and he had a fender bender with it and generally beat it up.

Employees brought them back filthy and many times we had to get rental cars for customers from outside because employees were driving the loaners.

They stopped the program after a while and I don't think it came back. Employees screw things up for others and management does nothing until it's too late.

They used to let employees borrow used car trade-ins until one of the advisors got a DUI in one and the cops impounded the car and management didn't find out until the towing and storage was as much as the car was worth. That was the end of that perk.

Mojo31 06-16-22 08:52 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22543629)
That key is trying too hard.

That, my friend, is the infamous Porsche painted key option that only sets you back $540.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...b0d834060b.jpg

The problem is that the paint chips. I had a car with that once, and it got so chipped that I switched the painted shell for a Chinese carbon one I got on Ebay for $15 (it never assploded).

Mojo31 06-16-22 08:58 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22543650)
We never had loaners at Chevrolet until GM started a program I think around 2014. They would provide 10 or so cars to be used as low priced rentals or free loaners for warranty customers. After a certain mileage, I think around 2k, they were to be sold as demos and more cars would be put in their place.

Employees were allowed to use these cars in some cases but the purpose was to get customers in them as a promotion. Because our dealer had apathetic management and no good system to keep track of things abuses were inevitable. One of the office women who had a long commute took one of the cars and put like 3500 miles on it by the time they figured out who had it. Another car was taken by a service advisor and he had a fender bender with it and generally beat it up.

Employees brought them back filthy and many times we had to get rental cars for customers from outside because employees were driving the loaners.

They stopped the program after a while and I don't think it came back. Employees screw things up for others and management does nothing until it's too late.

They used to let employees borrow used car trade-ins until one of the advisors got a DUI in one and the cops impounded the car and management didn't find out until the towing and storage was as much as the car was worth. That was the end of that perk.

This dealer seems to have a pretty good system for managing the loaners. It's a great way to show the customers the new car features.

There are three good places to take these cars for service within about a 30-minute drive. Two of those are indies. The problem is that they charge as much as the dealer, and then you have the issue of no car while it's in the shop. So, I stick with the dealer and get the loaners. It beats the two of us having to shuffle our schedules to get cars to and from the shop. I know that the cost of the loaners is built into the service costs in some way.

indyfabz 06-16-22 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22543624)
On your bike?? :twitchy:

Of course not. I only ride Interstate Highways out west.

big john 06-16-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22543666)

. I know that the cost of the loaners is built into the service costs in some way.

The program we had was similar to demos which can be provided to managers. Some dealers I have worked at have a demo for each manager. They get sold after they reach about 3k miles or 3 months, usually for a discount from MSRP. The factory absorbs any loss the sales dep't. might have from selling the cars at a discount.

You're right about management being the key to the success of this stuff. Having worked at stores which were well managed to ones with almost no management at all I can see the difference in everything. The car business has the reputation of being shysters in sales and service but it doesn't have to be that way. I worked at a family run store where if there was any indication of screwing customers you were gone, immediately. I worked at another where shafting people was not only tolerated, but rewarded. And I worked at one that was like the wild west and everyone did whatever they wanted and nothing really mattered.

datlas 06-16-22 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22543699)
Of course not. I only ride Interstate Highways out west.

Phew! I was starting to worry.

Mojo31 06-16-22 09:33 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22543702)
The program we had was similar to demos which can be provided to managers. Some dealers I have worked at have a demo for each manager. They get sold after they reach about 3k miles or 3 months, usually for a discount from MSRP. The factory absorbs any loss the sales dep't. might have from selling the cars at a discount.

You're right about management being the key to the success of this stuff. Having worked at stores which were well managed to ones with almost no management at all I can see the difference in everything. The car business has the reputation of being shysters in sales and service but it doesn't have to be that way. I worked at a family run store where if there was any indication of screwing customers you were gone, immediately. I worked at another where shafting people was not only tolerated, but rewarded. And I worked at one that was like the wild west and everyone did whatever they wanted and nothing really mattered.

I keep going back to the Porsche/BMW/Volvo/Jaguar/Land Rover dealer in Fort Worth because I've never felt like they were out to get me. All of the dealings, from purchases to service, have been very transparent. I've never felt screwed, and their service prices have typically been less than the Dallas area dealers. The Dallas Porsche/Mercedes dealer fits into your second category, in my opinion. I've never had a good experience trying to buy a car at that dealer.

DougRNS 06-16-22 09:37 AM


Bah Humbug 06-16-22 10:06 AM

Coworker of a few years is leaving and boss is stressing about it - might make my review with her this afternoon even more interesting.

DougRNS 06-16-22 10:13 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22543758)
Coworker of a few years is leaving and boss is stressing about it - might make my review with her this afternoon even more interesting.

On a Jet Plane?

Mojo31 06-16-22 10:36 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22543758)
Coworker of a few years is leaving and boss is stressing about it - might make my review with her this afternoon even more interesting.


t2p 06-16-22 10:42 AM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22543123)
I only went to a couple big outdoor races and a bunch of supercross events. I went to the USGP at Carlsbad 3 times. Such a fun place, you could bring an ice chest and lawn chairs and set up anywhere around the track. I think the first time was 1971.

I also went to Saddleback once. It was a national event when they had 500cc, 250cc, and 125cc all on the same day. I think it was the last race there before the whole place was turned into a housing development. Same thing happened to Carlsbad.

Just remembered I went to an outdoor race in Las Vegas but I don't remember if it was called a national. I just remember Bob Hannah dragging his handlebar in the turns.

The elimination of the 125 class signaled the death of 2 stroke bikes (and in some ways a slow death to motocross for the masses)

Recall one year Ron Lechien (?) had a factory liquid cooled 125 Yamaha - might have been the first liquid cooled motocross bike we saw ... and can't be positive - but it might have been a twin cylinder

Not long after this - liquid cooled RM125's began to appear ... Mark Barnett rode one - he was so much faster during qualifying at a Mid Ohio GP the officials thought they had a timing malfunction (they ran qualifying laps at the international GP races)

good times

t2p 06-16-22 10:46 AM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...ee4b7f5cf.jpeg

Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22543485)
At a service plaza on 95 somewhere in CT. Traffic has been creeping along for the last 15 miles.

Is this you ?
.

datlas 06-16-22 10:55 AM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22543758)
Coworker of a few years is leaving and boss is stressing about it - might make my review with her this afternoon even more interesting.

Aren't you awfully close to moving on anyway?!? Or am I confused?

Velo Vol 06-16-22 10:58 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22543766)
On a Jet Plane?

How are things in NW Metro Hotlanta?

Bah Humbug 06-16-22 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22543820)
Aren't you awfully close to moving on anyway?!? Or am I confused?

Ha - can't blame you.

I am mightily fed up because my pay and title now severely lag what my boss is assigning me (and it's getting worse by the week). We can definitely get by without my income, but I'd rather have it (especially with AG trying to get established at her new job and the economy as it is). Because quitting is final, my plan is to tell my boss at my mid-year perf review (which is likely today) that I need a serious title and pay bump. If it doesn't come, then the number of effs given will dwindle towards the negatives, but I am severely unlikely to quit rather than try to force them to sever me. And if they do give me the raise (though I doubt it) that resets what the severance would be, and my salary history. If they don't... that tells me I have no future to worry about.

I did apply to a USAA job today, single-click style. Pays more, less responsibility, still remote.

That house in FC from the weekend is also motivation in the sense of showing what the marginal income from me could buy us. But we'll see.


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