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Old 10-20-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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how are all the other parts of the u.s doing ? here in michigan the bike biz is almost at a stand still
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:21 PM   #2
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i'm in central arkansas and i'm busier than a pair of jumper cables at a mexican picnic.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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i'm in central arkansas and i'm busier than a pair of jumper cables at a mexican picnic.
We Mexicanos don't have picnics. We have carne asadas!
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Things up here in WA state are very slow, The yupys put their bikes away for the winter and we dont have many all waether riders any more......Roach.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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Here in minnesota we are busy as can be, alot of peaple are getting there winter projects started.
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Here in South Dakota, The Yuppies are busy having the Summer Air removed from their tires and having the Winter Air installed. The ape hangers are being lowered so the hand warmers can be installed. We've almost sold out of the Fleece Lined Doo-Rags, but are expecting a shipment anyday now. The H.O.G. vests are getting the winter linings reinstalled, and we're almost finished painting the Bunny Boots black. The Best part though, is by next week all their bikes will be in storage with the wheels jacked off the ground, and the batteries removed. Until Spring, Happy Yuppie Riding, in your Beemer!!!
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Old 10-20-2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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Shit, every year we tell them to winterize the bikes and so forth! in one ear, out the other! come spring, GET MY BIKE RUNNING NOW!!!!!
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how are all the other parts of the u.s doing ? here in michigan the bike biz is almost at a stand still
hey man, what's up? I help Rich out part time at G&L. Business seems pretty decent out here and hoping for more builds during the winter months. He told me that you guys knew one another, that is the reason I am saying hello. Always dug your scoots.

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Old 10-20-2007, 07:39 PM   #9
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Michigan has the worst economy in the USA right now. Because of the auto and all it's spin off industries doing so badly. 1 out of 9 workers there has been affected.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:18 PM   #10
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im a one man show and ive got 2 xs650s going right now and a 68 triumph. but im figureing thats not gonna last past december.. im working on putting together a full frame cb750 jig. thats adjustable to build hardtails on anything.. hoping that gets me though the winter

im just up the road from g&l.. its 75 today and tomorrow its gonna snow.
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Old 10-20-2007, 08:26 PM   #11
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You poor sod's, we ride all year round. Granted we get wet sometimes, life sucks dont it......LOL
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:26 PM   #12
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San Fran's kind of slowed down a bit this year, but still busy as all hell. It's manageable at best...usually it's worse, busier, than most other states summer seasons.

Can't swing a dead cat in this town w/o hitting a bike!
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Old 10-21-2007, 01:15 PM   #13
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Michigan has the worst economy in the USA right now. Because of the auto and all it's spin off industries doing so badly. 1 out of 9 workers there has been affected.
I would say that only 1 out of 9 workers HASN'T been affected!
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and today its snowing
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Old 10-21-2007, 11:07 PM   #15
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Business has been steady since the spring and we got positively slammed right before Bonneville. It should pick up some before December as people start tearing into the winter projects and shops get orders for winter builds from customers. This winter should be good for us, I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:31 PM   #16
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i,ve ask this before but i,ll do it again. how are the rest of you doing with this mess up economey? here in northren lower michigan it,'s getting worst another 400 job today in a town 14 miles away. man things suck here
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:34 PM   #17
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My company let go of some 900 people (including over seas contrators) this past year.
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I just moved away from michigan in sept. Now in Orlando. In comparison, it's booming here, but I guess not like a couple years ago. Housing foreclosures here are number two in the nation, and I gotta believe mich is number one. Plenty of jobs here if you can live on minimum wage.
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Tre900, what the fuck is your sig?
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i just got layed off yesterday.
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