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About dorifto240

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  • Birthday 03/27/1983

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    Columbus, OH
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    1987 Kawasaki Ninja 750, The Bad Idea, 1968 CL175

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  1. dorifto240

    Econo Build 2012

    I had to take care of some serious plumbing issues this week, but I did get photos up on Flickr and Midwest Motorlife. Not as great a turnout as last year, but it was still a good time. You would have enjoyed it!
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    Econo Build 2012

    We'll miss you Brent, don't work to hard today!
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    Ninja 500, $700

    Thanks, I was getting a little discouraged wading through the craigslist trolls, that compliment means a lot to me.
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    Ninja 500, $700

    Actually the bike sold yesterday evening.
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    Ninja 500, $700

    After having to repeatedly push back the delivery date, I gave the original owner his money back and a little extra to cover his expenses when I realized it would take longer than he should have to wait. It's a ninja 500, with ZX600 front and rear suspension, and modified body work. including a GSX brakelight. The frame was cracked, but it's been repaired and reinforced. I just want this bike out of my garage. It runs, but it needs a new battery. The fork seals will need replaced soon, I've got the replacements, and they'll come with the sale. It's a rebuilt title, so it's been through the inspection process. It just needs some odds and ends together, shouldn't be more than a weekend of work. I have ridden the bike, but only up and down the block. I have shifted it through all the gears on it's stand though. I've got it on craigslist for $1000. $700 to OR members.
  6. dorifto240

    Econo Build 2012

    Ride the Quetzalcoatl!!! 2012 is on! We'll see you all on the 30th!
  7. dorifto240

    Econo Build 2012

    I love that bike! ALSO THE DATE HAS CHANGED TO JUNE 30th!!! Our beer sponsor has another event on the 16th, and he doesn't want to short change us, so we're moving the date of the show to make sure we get plenty beer!
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    For anyone who would need ulterior motives: The roads around Mount Vernon and Gambier are absolutely spectacular to drive!
  9. dorifto240

    Econo Build 2012

    Updates: We've got our location! It's at Venturi Moto, 1300 Norton Ave, Suite C, Grandview Ohio Posters will be ready to go by the end of the week!
  10. dorifto240

    Columbus, OH

    Welcome! There used to be a great bridge for bridge jumping in Howard, Ohio! I spent a few afternoons there in college. Ha! I went to school in Mt Vernon!
  11. dorifto240

    How can this be I hate China

    What's so damned frustrating about all of it is that we have the capabilities to work with the world around us in such a way that it's better for everything involved. Look at how we've been able to bring back species from extinction, how healthy well-managed areas of land are, how large and consistent crop yields are when sound farming practices are used. This is a situation where we can have our cake AND eat it! Easy solution to our oil crisis? Double the MPG requirements for vehicles now. Provide subsidies for people to buy cars that have an MPG rating that is double their current (and not just new cars. Cash For Clunkers was a debacle. 80s toyotas, BMWs and Hondas have ridiculously efficient engines) MPG. Or allow that subsidy to be used to upgrade the motor and gear box in a car. Push for 6 or even 8 speed gear boxes to be standard. And place a tax on trucks and SUVs that don't or can't meet those mileage requirements (With a subsidy for work, farm and ranch vehicles). You want a F-350 Ranch King Super Cab to compensate? Go for it. But you've got to pay. Offer subsidies or tax breaks for people buying diesels as well. And allow several European car companies to fast track their super efficient diesel vehicles as well. Audi, BMW and Seat all have great cars that aren't available over here for no reason whatsoever. If it's allowed on the Autobahn it can handle the US roadways. After that's in place, raise taxes on gasoline. The reason roads in Europe are so nice, and health care is so free, is because they pay $6.00 in tax per litre. If I get 70 to 100 mpg from my car, free health care, and the roads I drive make glass feel like a teenagers acne: I don't care if gas is $10 a gallon.
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    How can this be I hate China

    I'm going to take some heat for this... An individual spill is probably similar to that analogy, except it doesn't take into account how interconnected the oceans are. If it was just an individual spill, it wouldn't be an issue. Just like if only one person littered, and no one else did, or if there was only one bad driver on the road ever. Damaging one area has consequences all over the world, and combined with everything else we do, it all starts to add up. One of the largest collection of garbage is floating in the Pacific Ccean. We've successfully over fished large swaths of it. In the 1880s English fishing fleets brought in 300,000 tons of fish, as of 2010, English fleets netted 150,000 tons of fish. Telegraph There's a corollary between international fishing fleets of the coast of Africa and the rise in poaching and bush meat sale in African villages. Some of the species in the oceans traverse thousands of miles, and we know almost nothing about them. Fishing grounds on the eastern coast of Canada have collapsed, and international fleets sweep the coasts of Africa every year. Whole tracts of the ocean floor in the Gulf of Mexico are barren. And there are whole zones of the Gulf that are dead due to algae blooms from fertilizers coming in from the Mississippi. The Exxon Valdez spill STILL hasn't been cleaned up. Most of our oxygen comes from sea algae. The whole planet depends on a healthy ocean, but we want to barge in like a bull in a china shop, without even a decent grasp of what's occurring? We're like children who've found daddy's loaded gun, and don't have Scruit's cameras to catch us before we do something stupid. Or we're like Donnie from The Big Lebowski. Take your pick.
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    Econo Build 2012

    I think this year we'll relax the donation rule. Build away and we'll see your bike at the show!
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    Econo Build 2012

    Working on that as we speak! Looking forward to what you bring this year!
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    WTB Helmet <$100

    As long as its SNELL and DOT certified you're good to go. I had good luck with my Vega Mach 1. Of course I haven't had to use it to save my life.