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redkow97 last won the day on October 29 2019

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  1. redkow97

    Any lawyers present?

    You can call the cops and say you want to press charges, but your attorney’s opinion on a criminal case is totally irrelevant. It’s the state of Ohio v. Defendant. You can’t indict the guy. I’m not saying not to call the cops, but don’t be upset if your civil attorney isn’t thinking like a prosecutor.
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    What i did in guns.

    I’m with tony on this - cheap ammo should be cheap... i have a thousand or so CCI rounds that i keep around, and my SAO revolver FINALLY came into stock locally. That won’t need CCI rounds to cycle, obviously, but the 100 round boxes store better in my trunk. i carry a Glock 19, so the only answer is to have both the SR22 and the G44 ex-wife didn’t like when i bought guns. Girlfriend was pumped the Wrangler came in before Valentine’s Day, so we can shoot together more easily.
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    Any lawyers present?

    This is outside my area of practice, but it’s a basic contract dispute. Your best case scenario is recovering what you've paid. A court cannot order a contractor to complete the job (not faster, not ever). The question is how much you will spend to get what percentage of your money back. The contractor has done SOME work, from the sound of it. You’ll have to pay for what has been done, and argue over how that’s valued. But it’s your house... lock him out, and hire a different contractor (who will likely become a witness in your case, to testify as to what is actually complete when he starts, etc.) Okay nice with the current contractor if you’re able. Where are you located? There are a ton of fact-specific questions that someone who specializes in contract disputes would want to ask you that you shouldn’t post here.
  4. redkow97

    What i did in guns.

    How has reliability been? Will it run bulk ammo? its a lot more than a SR22...
  5. redkow97

    Lightweight bikes on the track

    Small bikes are awesome to race, and miserable at trackdays. /$.02
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Correct. It’s too nice. My kids are going to destroy it. Sammich maker loves Star Wars, so they Yoda meme is that much funnier to me. But yeah, she definitely is on my level. We took the car out to dinner Saturday, and she kept ordering me more drinks. Finally i told her she doesn’t have to get me drunk to take advantage of me. She responded with, “oh i know - i’m Just trying to make sure i get to drive the car home.”
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    It looks different than HBO portrayed
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Well bike is off the shopping list for a bit. Bought a fast(ish) car instead. Sammich maker is also in the picture. I’ll avoid specifics about her, but she’s great, and she “gets me,” which was apparently a major issue with my ex-wife, so i’m Calling it progress, if not an outright win. 2015 IS350 F sport. The AWD model is not as sporty, but obviously does a bit better in the snow. Planning to give the car and the sammich maker both thorough workouts tomorrow 😛
  9. redkow97

    Random Track Talk

    How terrible would a superhawk be on the track? i would not be anticipating Advanced group pace or aspirations. Just want to have fun.
  10. redkow97

    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Unmarried harmony remains relatively intact. Kids remain amazingly comfortable with things. Feels weird being single and irresponsible(ish) so often, but i guess that’s what football season is for...
  11. redkow97

    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Wasn’t my call, but i am making the best of it and enjoying having my own space without compromises.
  12. redkow97

    Cleveland Air Show

    I went on Sunday. Wouldn’t have been helpful with advice, as i have not attended before. Will park further away and walk next year. F-35 was ...impressive.
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Post divorce. In the new house. Student loan payment went down (finally) now that lender acknowledged i don’t have my ex-wife’s income. I got more breathing room than anticipated. House needs a roof, and i will buy a used ($8-10k) car thereafter, but then it may be time for a bike again. I know i won’t ride it much, so i don’t want to spend much. I also don’t want a fleet of bikes. May have a mini or a grom next to whatever i end up with. Torn on naked versus having some wind protection. Unlikely to race this bike, but would do a few trackdays on it each year. Otherwise just pleasure cruising and maybe some back-road jaunts. I think a good used SV650 is the most practical decision, but i’d be open to a Ducati monster, or even something vintage, if it’s cool and cheap. Open to a cruiser. Maybe. But a cruiser that i could ride in intermediate at a trackday, if such a thing exists. Whatcha got?
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    Ducs are attention whores

    I try not to over-generalize or shit on any brand. I joke about Harley’s, but in all honesty, i take bigger issue with over-prices motorcycles than ‘bad’ motorcycles. I like Ducati’s, i’m just unlikely to pay a premium for one. i stopped in a parking lot to look at a Sport Classic 1200(?) of some configuration. I love that look. It probably makes 90hp, and is much heavier than a Honda F3 😂 but the two other guys talking about it were convinced it was the fastest bike in the world, because it said Ducati on the side. No clue.
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    I don’t think you can properly value bikes in a vacuum. You have to look at the price point and see what else is available for the same price. GSX-S series is a wonderfully practical package for the money. Just a matter of whether or not that bike checks all your boxes for $5k i think it’s probably either a perfect mix of comfort and performance, or perfectly not great at touring or trackdays. All in your perspective.