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Author Topic: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.  (Read 13614 times)

Offline deepwaterimports

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #60 on: Oct 04, 2012, 02:28:50 »
well said von - be like a sponge i always say, hell im up for all feed back as im always learning things the hard way

Offline MILKY

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #61 on: Oct 04, 2012, 12:01:04 »
All extremely valid additions. Thanks all.

My point was simpler than that though. More of a "step back and realize what's happening around you" kind of thing.

Ask questions. And when you get an answer, really listen. Don't be so reactionary all the time. Also realize the full scale of what you're doing.

There's a massive wealth of knowledge and amazing people online that are more than happy to help, but isn't the whole point of this thing to get back to basics. As in, holding that wrench in your dirty hands to make shit work?

Isn't the point to build a rad machine that acts a vessel to parts of your world you may not have noticed before? To get out on the road and smell the air, meet new people, form real bonds? You have to take all of that into consideration. If you're only playing the game for the trophy you'll always lose. Look at the big picture. Realize that when someone like Beach tells you something, it's from 50 years of real world experience. Listening to that advice, even if you have no practical use for it at the moment will make you stronger AS A PERSON.

If we don't all stop to respect the traditions and the culture WE HAVE DECIDED AND CHOSEN TO BE A PART OF than what's the fucking point? All I'm saying is that there is some deeper stuff going down than we allow ourselves to really feel. Maybe it's the hustle bustle of modern living, or some other crap along those lines. I'm certainly not smart enough to decide the reasoning. I am (for whatever reason) beginning to see past the killer one off parts and amazing paint that forms the outer shell of this "bike thing" recently though.

We are all part of something bigger and we've CHOSEN TO link to it through our love of these machines and the creative and literal freedom they allow us. Some folks knit, some paint, other write, some drink and screw. Some do all. Whatever the activity, it's all partof the same central core. A core built of humanity and linked by history.

Be a part of it. Embrace it. Stop worrying about "haters" and "hipsters" man. Stop giving a Damon of you look stupid to someone else. Worry about proving yourself YOU.

Dude i'm reposting your "call to wrench" again.. hope thats cool.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #62 on: Oct 05, 2012, 10:12:35 »
Yup
That shit's bananas.

Offline SilkySmooth750

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #63 on: Oct 25, 2012, 20:02:49 »
Very wise man.

Offline Sonreir

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #64 on: Oct 25, 2012, 20:26:58 »
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #65 on: Oct 25, 2012, 20:31:01 »
Yeah... I'm real wise... Haha...


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That shit's bananas.

Offline Joon-yah Bourelle

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #66 on: Oct 25, 2012, 21:14:41 »
Right on, I love that pic.
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Offline ole rob

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #67 on: Nov 04, 2012, 15:02:47 »
very well said by all.the reason i joined is because you guys werent snobby and arrogant.theres a four wheel drive forum that ive had the experience of running across because of where i work and heysoos creesto those guys are a-holes,there is none of that n00b piss off going on here and its really nice.thank you
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Offline DreadRock

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #68 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:02:17 »
Must be getting wise moved on to carpet ....

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #69 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:12:44 »
Haha... Dick.
That shit's bananas.

Offline DreadRock

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #70 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:20:07 »
 ;D  HEHE.....

Offline Maritime

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #71 on: Nov 05, 2012, 10:47:40 »
It's funny there was a person still sober and awake enought to take that shot.  Or was that in the morning? I can't remember 100%
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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #72 on: Dec 06, 2012, 19:03:23 »
To the top.

'cause it's a great thread.


Edit: and look at that; it's already a sticky.
<<<<<<< Who's the clown
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Offline DreadRock

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #73 on: Dec 06, 2012, 22:35:34 »
It was morning mike   :o

Offline Scruffy

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Re: NEW MEMBERS - Read this - I'm sorry, but c'mon people.
« Reply #74 on: Dec 27, 2012, 19:22:09 »
I came back here BECAUSE the crew here tends to actually give a damn about its membership. Safety concerns? Point them out. Better way to do something? By all means, let us know, wrenching on these old bikes takes a toll. I haven't ridden in a couple years, cross country move, engine on one bike locked up, wiring took a shit on on the other, gave a few away because I ran out of room and/or ambition...

Lot less attitude here than in the antique Dodge forums I belong to. Or the VW group I was going to join, but since my Cal style Super still has chrome was excluded from... car is a work in progress, get over it.

I hope there are still a couple ancient (build dates 1963 and 1971) Honda gurus on here... I can build a flathead engine in my sleep, OHCs forget it. Can do paint and body pretty decently, overhaul a transmission I'm as confused as a newborn in a topless bar.
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