I'm Roadworthy again!


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portugeezer
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I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby portugeezer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:51 pm



I'm not done with my bike yet but I rode it to the gas station today!



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landisr
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby landisr » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:25 pm

Hey, that's great!! Looks like you were definitely able to squeeze out some time away from garage construction to do something truly constructive. :lol:

May the road welcome you with open arms.

Ron in MI
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Fred Camper
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:10 pm

Geezer, time for a mini celebration. Nice to see you getting out.

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thrasherg
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby thrasherg » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:58 pm

That was quick, I felt for sure that with insurance companies involved and the fire damage, you would be out of action for months.. :roll: Congrats and keep it shiny side up.. :D

Gary

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portugeezer
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby portugeezer » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Insurance did nothing for me. I got the parts from bike salvage yards and cafe builders. I went as far south as Joliet and as far north as Osh Kosh for parts. Did all the work even the paint myself! It's not done yet and it will never be quite the same but I have a Wing to ride again and that makes me happy!

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1grouch2u
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby 1grouch2u » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:24 pm

:D Glad to see you up and rolling again! (Get with me if you've got a clear title for one of the old ones you'd part with ) Eeh, maybe not do-able, but happy about your progress just the same- Good News! :D

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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Geezer, it is all about getting rolling again first, then work the details. So your process is perfect. Water is all under the bridge on insurance. But you are doing great getting one on the road so fast.

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portugeezer
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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby portugeezer » Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:23 am

As for the garage itself no work has been started. I have a lot of friends and I have been generous with my time over the years so I have a crew that I can afford. The problem is the county I live in is insanely strict and slow as molasass. The fire was on New Years eve a Friday night. The following Monday I went to apply for permits. I found out that my house was built in 1956 before the plat of survey had to have a diagram of the septic components. I paid a septic company to probe the ground to flag the field and tank. The county then had me pay a fee to verify the placement of the flags. The results were that the field is 8 1/2 to 9' from the building.Code requires 10'. So I had to apply for a variance. They granted the variance yesterday. Now there is one more problem. My garage is 1' from my lot line but I own the lot next door. County requires all buildings be 10' from any lot lines. So now I have to apply for a deed restriction and pay the fees. There will be a public hearing on this and if nobody objects my two pieces of property will be connected as one. All of this to build on the existing slab! I'm past being worked up about this. My carpentry skills are decent so worst case is I do most of the work myself!

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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby thrasherg » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:26 pm

Well all these politicians have to justify their salary so it's normal that they have created hundreds of new laws to mess you up, that's how they justify their job.. Keep your chin up and it will all come together in the end.

Gary

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Re: I'm Roadworthy again!

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:20 pm

Yes, ridiculous comes to mind. But you can leap these hurdles and the next few after them.




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