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  1. Ox

    Used Market

    Tipping: You are missing the boat here. My daughter went to nursing skewl for 4 years. After the first semester (?) she got a job waiting tables at a higher up restaurant (Toledo). She has to work hard to keep her grades, but she was able to still waitress about 32 hrs/week I think. We paid her books and her health insurances and car costs and whatnot, but not her actual skewling fees. She graduated skewl, fully paid for, and then went to the used car dealer and had a hard time explaining to the salesman there that she was paying ca$h, until she finally opened up her purse to show him wads of greenbacks. At which point she got married and moved to Columbus and got a job at the Ohio State Hospital there, and in her spare time - yet another high end restaurant, and paid her husbands tuition for his veterinary skewling. She ran with that gig until she was (?) 8 months pregnant? Tips only go up if you are cute and pregnant! Now, the dark side of those jobs is that these people go home each night with ca$h in their pockets, and time on their hands, and that industry has a terrible time with drugs. Her co-workers [as I understand it] would shoot up at work even. You and me may not be able to tell it, but - apparently they are. Go home and party 'till early morning. These people ARE NOT in need of more funds! They may be broke, but "easy come - easy go" applies here. My sister and BIL would rather that their kids drive a 1/2 hour to my machine shop to work, than to have them work at fast food joints in town. She has "told me" that "I want [Bill or George, not Sue] to work in your shop this summer. Can you find him sumpthing to doo?" My BIL is an EMT, and he gets the call for OD's in the McDonald's (or other) parking lots after hours all too often. He doesn't want his 15/16 yr old kids working with those 19/20 yr olds. Drugs are a bad thing to begin with, but apparently much worse in the food service industry. Those tipped waitresses are making 3x/hr than you are. Don't feel too sorry for them. Pray for them to not end up a junky! .
  2. No, I don't have one of those trailers _ yet, but they sure seem interesting. Maybe - if I was in the market for a trailer, I might just look into those. Be nice to have room for a spare machine eh?
  3. My 165" is almost 12' long to the tip of the flap, so my chums 174 is Shirley a full 12' min ... But the '03 RMK 800 with the Camoplast 272" is longer than that. They are rare tho... And the newer 3" lug tracks have made them obsolete now. The nice thing aboot the 12' wide trailers is that you can load 3 wide on those. .
  4. Ox

    New Cats

    I am surprised to hear 2 positive spins on Cat clutches, as my chum was a partner at a Cat dealership until a few years ago, and I remember him telling me that over the winter - he would sell all the clutches (primary?) that he could stock in the fall. That they were junk, and that Cat had started puting Team clutches on them. But I hear no mention of Team clutches here, nor on the new sled hypes. ??? .
  5. Ox

    New Cats

    I would like to think that Cat knew that Yammi was on the way out when they got into bed together. .. everyone else did ...
  6. Ox

    Used Market

    US National Debt rose at the same [highly accelerated] rate as it did under Obama, and has done so far under Biden. Obama came in at the beginning of The Crash, and Biden got here in time to bail out Wuhan. I have no love for either of them, but at least those 2 have an excuse. What Trumps? .
  7. I am seeing more and more whistle blowing news reports on this subject recently. And I am actually talking about mainstream MSN news! Don't know what CNN is dooing, but the "con" side of the debate seems to be gaining .... steam. Point being that the "NOT" side is starting to get some press time.
  8. IDK how the Yammi worked, and I don't recall how the Doo worked, but I also don't recall any issues with it? Not like a Pontiac Fiero (wedge) Those routinely had one headlight up and one down. .
  9. Not all that innovative. My Doo Olympic had that 10 yrs prior. .
  10. I'm gunna place the start to their hayday a bit further back. Mid/late 70's with the Enticers and the Exciters were a big deal as well. That was also the start for Yamalube at that time. (big sales point I'd say!) I remember drooling over the SS440 when that came out! It looked sharp in silver / blue (1982 or there aboots) Was skeptic aboot the telescopic struts up front that came out aboot then. .
  11. That sticker doesn't look too new from here. .
  12. Can anyone confirm whether the multi-day is $48/day, or $48 min for the 2 day min? (2 days = $48 or $96) .
  13. Well, considering how close the Farmers Alm was last year, I think that I'll wait'n see...
  14. What exactly is a ".01" rivet or alum? Shirley you don't mean .010" thick material? Tha'd be a bloody Dr. Pepper can! .
  15. I know of at least one from Ontario that owns one, but the sled prolly aint here.
  16. Only 1 ton I ever rode with ... IDK that it floated or not, but at the speed that thing went, it didn't need to. Yami dealer in Gunnison, Colorado had a 2 stage (?) turbo set-up on his, with a 163 track. My 163 x 2.25 tracked Summit made it 25-30% of the way up the big hill, and I turned out. My chum made it 1/2 way, and turned out. (it was really rotten snow! Seriously...) Mr. WonTon went over the top so hard that he aired the whole thing out with remarkable ease! OH friggin WOW! Makes a fella feel a bit ... inconsequential ..... .
  17. Those are '23's? .
  18. 130,000 Loonies sounds awfully cheap to me for such a vee-hickle. MotorTrend had a writ this last month or so about a new Bugatti. THAT was just as impressive'a read! That was just short of 1600 HP, V16, 64V, and quad (purty sure) turbo's! Test driver was trying to hit 250, but on that day it's only go 245 MPH. Test track @ shuttle landing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. That's also an impressive car, but at $1.4M (?) USF, it really doesn't matter much anyhow. But this Dodge is reachable by a LOT more people! With all that said - I don't have a need for speed or racing. There is always someone with more time and money to devote to being first. But I can appreciate the engineering behind the results. I don;'t need to be first, but I sure don't want to be last! .
  19. That new 1025hp Crashler runs on E85 preferably. Degraded to 950hp (?) if ran on premium gas. (alcohol is a cooling agent) .
  20. Track issues usually stem from overheating - as I understand. So, if you are running fast on hard trail, you will likely reduce the life of your track. This is one of the reasons that my Summit goes slow. .
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