A year after starting this job, I finally achieved something I myself said was impossible. I made a ceramic coating/sealant for cars that can be applied via an automatic car wash. You may all thank me here in this thread, or when I receive awards and royalties for years to come.
This guy’s work is usually anime/video game cover based but his original work hits like a truck and reflects his opinions on the worst aspects of youtube/social media. Heavy recommend, this one.
After the jump - a summary of a sales visit today where I completely crushed the sale, got flirted with by a cute secretary, and had the best day at work ever. KLR tengai for your time...
Gather round, everybody, as I relay unto you yet more of my wonderful grom-scoveries I have made since purchasing a Grom last week. But this edition is special as it is the LAST such post I will be making. Why?
Dealership near me has this 2018 Fiat spider, manual, listed for 19 grand. Payoff on the Focus is pretty low so I have a lot of room to play with on the trade to still put 4-5k down. I, uh....I may or may not soon have a fleet where all my vehicles have two seats. Talk me out of this, Oppo!
I am driving on sidewalks and attempting to pop my first wheelie. The seat is uncomfortable, the clutch is a button rather than a lever, the engine has no oomf, and the controls are a bit chintzy. But damn, it makes me crack a smile every mile....Potholes still suck, though.
Got it home in one of the breaks between thunderstorms. Didn’t expect to need to test the ABS on it, but I can attest that it works and works well! Got cut-off while approaching a light and grabbed a load of front brake. Stopped with no drama. Hope to ride more tomorrow!
Storms are rolling in hard so rather than sleep I’ve poured a whiskey and am on my balcony, listening to jazz and enjoying the sounds of storms rolling in .
Follow up to my last post about the discount Z125 - They sold the last one as I was driving there. Walked in, and the salesguy told me they were finishing paperwork on it. Then fate strikes and I am now buying a 2019 grom w/ ABS for about 100$ less than the Z125. I’m just as confused as you.
After the SCR950 argument, this one popped onto my radar - brand new 2018 Z125 Pro, for under 2 grand. I can pay that in cash tomorrow and not blink an eye. No trading of bikes, it just means I have three and I’m not sure I’m ready for that just yet. Mostly because I want to repair and upgrade my other bikes but then…
Went to wrench on the Fiero this weekend. Ran into some issues with the brake calipers but also got the thing running and shifting. It ended up being a bit of a mixed bag as I was planning on selling this in a few years after fixing it up but now.....I might have to keep it....
*EDIT* - The 10$ notebook is literally a special edition paper notebook that looks like a razer laptop when closed. Neat, but also not a 10$ laptop. You may return to your regularly scheduled evening.
Now you can wear on the outside how you feel on the inside!
I have decided not to buy the Yamaha SCR950 I posted about on a whim last night. I realized today it’d be a lateral move, at best, and I’d need to spend money on it that I’d rather spend on my Fiero project. So the KLR is just getting paid off rather than traded in. No new #content from me....
Friend of mine let me know a dealership near me has a 2017 Yamaha SCR950 for sale. Brand new, never titled. They’re offering crazy discounts and will add some cash value onto a trade-in (i.e. offer much closer to a private sale price). I could walk in with the KLR and the check to pay off the last of the loan and walk…
I know everyone wants more Fiero updates, but for the 2-wheels-good crowd, I also have two bikes. My KLR 650 (a.k.a. the lawn tractor) and this triumph trophy 1200 I got at the end of last year. Well it’s been a while since I said much about it so here we go!
At the sidebar tonight. As is tradition, the beer panels are wonderful advertisements. I still want a few for my apartment someday. I’m currently enjoying a cult pils.
We had a new catwalk put in recently for accessing chemical blending tanks. Part of the work involved a new staircase for access to the top level. Except the stairs are a bit.....wonky. Hard to describe but it feels like they’re way unevenly spaced and the weld locations are weird.
Someone bought a Harley Low Rider S - a stripped down, tightened up, blacked out low rider. They then added all the fairings and chrome bits and big seat that they paid a premium to have removed/replaced.
The Kawasaki is easy going and will start at the press of a button. The Triumph is a kinky girl and isn’t turned on until choked hard...