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Offline Cold Streak

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2015, 10:18:17 am »
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2015, 11:31:12 am »
And therein lies the really, really great news: "they" are 'over there' rather than over here, with very few exceptions. And there are not enough of the exceptions to form the pack mentality here so it works out.

Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2015, 11:51:03 am »
Oh, I did that too- I shook the tree until the everything was rattling from the trunk to the tips of the finest branches. The actual problem is that everything is run by committee, regardless of the Executive Director slot, and of course the committees talk about it, agree to meet again later so they can talk about it some more. In the meantime, petty tyrants are in charge of various facets of the larger group and they go along their merry way being, well, petty tyrants with their little cliques. Just like the second grade school yard, unfortunately. And the very worst of the tyrants seem to be leading the forum, where virtually every single new potential member gets to see their garbage.... and they wonder why they cannot increase their membership. If the inmates are not running the asylum, then they are causing enough havoc to cause lots of members to drop out, and preventing potential new members from joining (actually paying dues) and I cannot blame them; why in the world would anyone financially support a train wreck to keep it going?

Of course someone <could> pick up a paddle and start to steer the canoe but so far, that has not happened.

All of that said, the great majority of the people in that organization are great. And my local area is fantastic. Just like the Soviet Union, there is nothing wrong with the vast population, merely a very few [miss] 'leaders' all up and down the party line.

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Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2015, 11:52:39 am »
Ya know, sometimes you have to look up....way up, right to the top, to see the problems. It's rarely the people themselves. Heck, even General Motors might have been a different company had they fired Rick Wagoner a half a decade earlier than when they finally forced him out...lol. A colleague of mine from eastern Europe told me one time, "sometimes...you have to cut a vital limb from your body, let it bleed out, then heal up, and carry on with life and become stronger".

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2015, 02:25:19 pm »
I don't like ZG not being here cause he can take my directed jokes so well.
I try with others, and get crickets. :)
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2015, 02:49:37 pm »
For those that do not know, ZG and Gumby both left for the same silly (IMO) reason. Neither one of them like Max, in fact they both had Max on their ignore list here.

And I liked ZG, chatted with him many times, really had no idea what his issue might have been... never did.  I miss his interesting postings; glad to see he responded to this thread, is well, and hope to see him posting again more regularly!
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2015, 04:38:08 pm »
I got a t-shirt from my sister 34 years ago, that says, "It's hard to soar with eagles, when you have to deal with so many turkeys". No longer fit into that shirt, but it helps me stay focused on the fact that our lives can be affected by others in a way we don't need or desire, but have to deal with daily.  I've been here almost a year now, and it is my favorite landing spot on the web.  Joined COG, but for some unexplained reason, I seldomly ever go to the site.  I have enjoyed being with everyone on this site, and hope to never depart. 

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #27 on: February 06, 2015, 04:57:10 pm »
I'm moving this to Open...
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2015, 07:09:51 pm »
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2015, 08:52:13 pm »
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)


All good TWA!  :chugbeer:

Hmmm... Well I did do a couple things since I last checked in here that I have some pics of.  ;)

I did some basic brake caliper and additional lighting upgrades around Christmas time, and just the other week upgraded my Zumo 660 to the new Zumo 590 that comes equipped with Pandora amongst a bunch of other cool features.  :)

2015 Connie tinted front brake and clutch reservoirs, 2015 ZX14R Anniversary Model front and rear gold calipers, and PIAA 1100 LED lights using the PCA mounts...
















































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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2015, 09:23:48 pm »
Nicely done!
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2015, 10:38:30 pm »
The pic ho is back!

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2015, 05:03:03 am »
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2015, 05:32:56 am »
I got a t-shirt from my sister 34 years ago, that says, "It's hard to soar with eagles, when you have to deal with so many turkeys". No longer fit into that shirt, but it helps me stay focused on the fact that our lives can be affected by others in a way we don't need or desire, but have to deal with daily.  I've been here almost a year now, and it is my favorite landing spot on the web.  Joined COG, but for some unexplained reason, I seldomly ever go to the site.  I have enjoyed being with everyone on this site, and hope to never depart. 

OK, I'm ready for any bashing, now....tomp

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2015, 05:33:42 am »
Glad to hear all is well ZG.  Post some pics when you get a chance.   8)

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2015, 08:08:34 am »
Awesome!  Sometimes I wish I was creative, instead of just buying off the shelf.  Looks like you inspired both the 2014 and 2015 Kawasaki offerings.
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2015, 08:37:26 am »
   Nicely outfitted ZG! :thumbs:   Do you have any pics of the light pattern w/ the PIAA's on / off?

  Wow, & here I thought I was the only one that had those same thoughts about the "controllers" over on the "official" site!  PM me if you want to know about a phone conversation regarding a certain national rally that turned me sour against the bunch.
   
   Even though they say it's water-under-the-bridge, there's still a lot of bad feelings from the 2 forums turmoil from a few years back & IMO, it STILL CONTROLS THEIR ACTIONS!!!  :(   

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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2015, 12:08:47 pm »
Now you've done it.
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Re: So, where did ZG go?
« Reply #39 on: February 07, 2015, 03:43:38 pm »
I really like the smoked plastic reservoirs- did you say they were just stock '15 types from Kawi? Very slick....

And what movie is that playing on the little TV in the last photo?

:-)

Brian

All good TWA!  :chugbeer:

Hmmm... Well I did do a couple things since I last checked in here that I have some pics of.  ;)

I did some basic brake caliper and additional lighting upgrades around Christmas time, and just the other week upgraded my Zumo 660 to the new Zumo 590 that comes equipped with Pandora amongst a bunch of other cool features.  :)

2015 Connie tinted front brake and clutch reservoirs,

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Hope these work for ya for entertainment!  :chugbeer:
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