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Old 03-23-2010, 08:17 PM   #1546
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I think Revell ACE in Byram has some bike key blanks.
good to know - my only experience is with backwoods Vicksburg
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:45 PM   #1547
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Hey Trophymeister,

DO you still want the router / router table I've been holding for you since the gar(b)age sale?!?
Yep. I only think about it when it's late or during the day while we are both at work. How bout we settle up with it this weekend?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:14 PM   #1548
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Sadly, it is not just motorcycle dealerships that suffer this problem. Ask any one that owns their own business and I bet their number one problem is finding competent help. Try running a help wanted ad in the paper and see what shows up at your door. Laziness and an "I don't give a damn" attitude is rampant. Unemployment figures are high, but I believe it is because most of them are too lazy to even try. All they want is to put in their hours with as little effort as possible and collect a paycheck with no pride in workmanship. Ignorance is a plague on our country. Now look what you did, you got me started on a rant.
Ya'll just lean on each other till I get there with some more shovel handles.

You hit on the head carabnsol!!!!!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:17 PM   #1549
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good to know - my only experience is with backwoods Vicksburg
What do you need it for, I'll try swing by and check if I can tell without having with me.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:17 PM   #1550
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Ya'll just lean on each other till I get there with some more shovel handles.

You hit on the head carabnsol!!!!!
Sounds like someone works for the govt?
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:20 PM   #1551
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It's not so much not getting "what I want, when as I want" as much is it is my disapproval of poor customer service, slacker mentality, lazy and un-managed employees, no order or method to the order in which they serve people, etc. It bothers me to see people work harder at avoiding doing THEIR JOB THAT THEY ARE PAID TO DO than if they just DID the job...

But this seems to plague EVERY motorcycle dealership in the world if you listen to what people post on forums about them. The office people and salespeople know me and are great. It's just this one guy in parts that won't get off his stool to do his job. I overheard the 3 ladies at the desk calling people to say their ordered parts are in, etc. They have NEVER called me when my stuff comes in (at least when this one lazy guy did it)... And if they only have one person in the whole building who can make keys, that is poor management. I'll go back, I don't have much choice with my Good Times Protection Plan, but I will let the guys in the office know that I am getting fed up with the poor customer service... Heck, Ben has probably already taken care of it for me. (Same thing happened when new KLR had oil and water leaking out of the water pump housing... They don't prioritize or have any order to their maintenance dept. They will let bikes sit for weeks cause they are waiting on parts for ones on the stands... I talked to the manager and had mine back in 24 hours and have had no other problems from it.)
I'm with ya' bw. I think their attitude is a little too laid back.
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:22 PM   #1552
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Sounds like someone works for the govt?
Shit no, they work for me. I asked a guy the other day, "James, why do you only work four days a week?" He said, "Cause I cain't make it on three, boss."

That really is the attitude of many!
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Old 03-23-2010, 09:28 PM   #1553
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Shit no, they work for me. I asked a guy the other day, "James, why do you only work four days a week?" He said, "Cause I cain't make it on three, boss."

That really is the attitude of many!
You say that like it's a bad thing. I work Mon - Thursday. Was Mon - Wed b4 my wife told me we needed to be putting more in retirement. But I bust my ass while I'm working.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:00 AM   #1554
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You say that like it's a bad thing. I work Mon - Thursday. Was Mon - Wed b4 my wife told me we needed to be putting more in retirement. But I bust my ass while I'm working.
Yeah, but I am talking about folks who have no education whatsoever; their only means of survival is working with their hands, usually by the hour. These are the same people who bitch because they don't make enough money, but many weeks won't get forty hours; and I don't mean because it's not offered to them.

And I am like you, I like to do as little as possible as often as possible, but the big difference is, we own our own businesses.
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:53 AM   #1555
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What do you need it for, I'll try swing by and check if I can tell without having with me.
Thanks but I was just joining in on BW's posts - I had looked into getting spares for my FZ1 and DRZ when I had spares made for my Nighthawk made (only had one well worn key from the previous owner) - my local HW store could handle my old Honda. I'm good.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:48 AM   #1556
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I'm close to the Jackson area - Meridian. I'm in between bikes right now but am looking for something cheap (<$1500), so if you would keep an eye out for something for me I'd appreciate it. I'm open to anything from dual sports to cruisers to sport bikes. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 03-24-2010, 10:31 AM   #1557
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I'm close to the Jackson area - Meridian. I'm in between bikes right now but am looking for something cheap (<$1500), so if you would keep an eye out for something for me I'd appreciate it. I'm open to anything from dual sports to cruisers to sport bikes. Thanks in advance for the help.
Welcome to the club! I am originally from Meridian and had been hoping we'd find some riders over that way to help with the tag games. (Most of my cool hiding places are over that way.)

We are always posting bikes and deals we find or here about. What type of riding to you want to do? Or which of the above bike types is your favorite?(better say Dual-Sports in this crowd!)
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:51 PM   #1558
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I'm open to any type of bike. I just need to be on 2 wheels. I'm down for any bike as long as it's a good deal. I would perfer something running, but I don't mind doing a little work though.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:25 PM   #1559
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good to know - my only experience is with backwoods Vicksburg
Backwoods Vicksburg? You mean Haden Hardware doesn't keep motorcycle blanks on their key machine?


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Old 03-24-2010, 04:04 PM   #1560
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Backwoods Vicksburg? You mean Haden Hardware doesn't keep motorcycle blanks on their key machine?


only for my 85 Nighthawk - wondered if you'd catch it
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