Hotrodding the GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Poolside, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. jbdesigns

    jbdesigns Adventurer

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    My bike will so benefit from this gizmo.with the akra pipe, it is really flat when you give a twist. Just not enough fuel being sent. Being patient while I waaaaiiiiittt.
  2. Poolside

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="650"><tr><td>Assembly report.

    I could have posted this up on Monday afternoon, but I've been busy researching California Code sections for the last 2 days. Details to follow.


    It's Monday afternoon. Where the heck are the parts? The bulk of them should have been here by now.

    I gave a call to one vendor to see what was going on. "Sir, you placed this order as a non-taxable sale, and we do not have a 'Seller's Permit' number on file for you." Hmmm, I thought they did.

    Luckily the vendor has a downloadable form that I can print out and sign, and fax back. That's good, at least it doesn't have to be mailed back. Before faxing back the form I got onto the California website to verify my Seller's permit number. And find out it has been canceled as of December without notice. Which is a little upsetting because I was in their local office in January.

    Ok. I did many hours of research in the California Code sections, and you're going to get a report, like it or not. :-)

    I've had this 'Seller's Permit' in California for 3 years. The account is in good standing. (All told I've had Seller's Permits in California for an aggregate total of 20 years.) I don't use this latest permit number very often, but the state requires all businesses to have one, whether or not they have any taxable sales. The test for requirement is whether you 'take actions with intent to sell'. Any actions. If so then you need a Seller's Permit. And you need one before you make the first sale.

    But the state is implementing cost-cutting measures, and twice before they have sent out notices asking 'infrequent user' permit holders to verify their standing, and asking them if they still wanted a Seller's Permit. I don't know how this activity saves the state money, since on their end a little-used permit number is merely a little storage space on a hard drive. Anyway they sent out this re-verification form late last year and I filled it out and sent it in.

    They cancel the permit anyway, and I make a trip to the local office in January to get it squared away. "Sorry sir, I don't know how this happened. I have reinstated you permit." And she shows me on the computer screen. Issue duly squared and we're back in business. That is until four months later on Monday when the parts haven't arrived.

    Apparently whatever the local state office did to reinstate the number in January didn't take. And an online check of the permit number shows that the number has been canceled since December. Yes, that doesn't match up, but more to the point they canceled the number again. I'm going to the office on Tuesday to sort this out again.

    In the office on Tuesday the question is, "Sir, are you actively engaged in selling?"

    I am a model of composure, an angel in disguise. "Yes, I am."&#8195;"Now reinstate the fecking number."

    It's in process, and I'm going to the office again later today to get something to fax to the vendors.


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  3. MJS

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    And they wonder why business wants to move to AZ or NV...:huh

    Patiently waiting,
  4. grpweld

    grpweld Been here awhile

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  5. Poolside

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="650"><tr><td>Assembly report.

    Ok, the Seller's Permit issue is worked out well enough for now. It even included an armed escort from the building! (Never let it be said we're not in it to win it.) The problem isn't fully sorted yet, but good enough to continue.

    The two largest orders that were held up from the Permit issue are shipping tomorrow. And that represents the last of the parts. They are coming in from Arizona, San Diego, and possibly Dallas if one of the orders is split.

    I'm told that the custom-made parts arrived today, and I'm going to pick them up right now.

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  6. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    I've decided that if I ever invent a marketable farkle, I won't.

    Just not worth it.

    Kudos to you, Poolside. You are a better man than I!
  7. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    You da man.
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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    And the marketing department truly applauds your dedication and the degree to which you are willing to go to see this project thru to completion. Truly an example of the degree in which we put our customers first. All the way to the point of having to clean the ink from your fingertips&#8230;:evil

    JJ :wink: :D
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    <BR>Yes, we don't take things lying down around here.

    Though we sometimes take them while in handcuffs. :1drink

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  10. KCDakar

    KCDakar What are we waiting for?

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    :photog

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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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  12. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    jj, :huh I ain't clicking on no link with that build-up. I'm skeered of unknown links. (A client once emailed me a tatooed penis and balls link. I'm still trying to peel that outta my noggin'.) God knows what this one is.
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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    I am reminded of Mah Man Clint's wisdom of the ages
    "A Man's gotta know his limitations!" :evil

    JJ :wink:
    ps it's a mel brooks movie clip, which in some situations could be considered as pushing the envelope&#8230;:lol3
  14. Poolside

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    Good advice! :lol3

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    Armed guards, hand cuffs and ink... sounds like the marketing deepartment shouldn't have a problem working the "revolutionary" angle at this point. :evil :augie
  16. Boxerwrench

    Boxerwrench Been here awhile

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    such an epic struggle to get the part out!


    does this mean I will have an Epic part?:rofl
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    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    SURE, we got you covered…

    As long as by EPIC you mean Electronically Packaged Internal Circuit…:norton:lol3

    JJ :evil
    ps the Marketing Dept approves this message :deal
  18. Poolside

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    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" width="650"><tr><td>JJ, you are a one-man Madison Avenue!


    Regarding the struggle, Boxerwrench, I'm sure glad it didn't get any more epic. :lol3

    Seriously though, if I look back, the only epic thing about the additional tasks was that they were unexpected. I've done all these things before, (even got myself arrested a time or two!) I just normally wouldn't have done them without planning.

    The parts are in transit, and will all be here by Wednesday. Some got here on Thursday, and some will get here on Monday. I'm working on the assembly fixtures right now.
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    <BR>UPS tracking screen shot for the last order of parts.

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  20. Poolside

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    <BR>Some pictures from last Friday.

    Fancy things arrived from Samtec.
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    Triple row pin headers.
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    A 3 by 3 array. But that's 4 pins to many. Must make this...
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    ...look like this, by pulling out the 4 corner pins.
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    A look at how some of this fits together.
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    The IICE Air has 4 settings. The settings are -10°C, -20°C, -30°C, and no change.
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    All the bits fit into the box as shown, then filled about half way with epoxy.
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    Trimming and removing the 4 extra pins. 12 down, 148 to go.
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