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    Too bad you dont do motorcycles
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    Do you do clutch work?

    I have a S-10 that I run in some races at jefferson speedway and it has a brand new clutch in with less than 100 miles on it...

    But in one of the races the sucker started to slip pretty good on me! I would be willing to put your shop on the hood if we could work something out.

    I know Jefferson is a ways from Racine but people from all over show up!



    Let me know what you think!

    I also run demo derbys so I could put you on a few cars for helpin out too!

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    we do light service on motorcycles, i would have to see the machine, and what you need done on it.

    I can't trade on parts or labor, we make the bills here, that's it, usually there is nothing left after that. i appreciate the offer, but until the shop realy gets going we can't go into any trades or sponsorships.


    added on edit; happened today, an ocer came into the shop, diagnostics determined light switch replacement, my price labor and part $80, dealer $200. you tell me was i fair for one of the beloved?

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    moderator in 2 days i will pull the orignal text off of here. I tend to feel this is not a market place, and i try to respect that.

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    While I never had car work done by McX, he did help me get my Uhaul trailer so I could move down here.
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    McX wrote:
    we do light service on motorcycles, i would have to see the machine, and what you need done on it.

    I can't trade on parts or labor, we make the bills here, that's it, usually there is nothing left after that. i appreciate the offer, but until the shop realy gets going we can't go into any trades or sponsorships.


    added on edit; happened today, an ocer came into the shop, diagnostics determined light switch replacement, my price labor and part $80, dealer $200. you tell me was i fair for one of the beloved?

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    moderator in 2 days i will pull the orignal text off of here. I tend to feel this is not a market place, and i try to respect that.
    I know of MANY bikers in your area that are looking for a shop. Tire work is a biggie. So many shops wont do tire work on a bike. Simple stuff like brakes oil changes that sort of thing. Some may need more but I couldnt say what.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    there's some guys out in sturtevant i hear are good. i have to see the machine, brakes, fluid change. tires we don't do.

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    bigdaddy1 wrote:
    I know of MANY bikers in your area that are looking for a shop. Tire work is a biggie. So many shops wont do tire work on a bike.
    Sounds like a deal, charge mechanic's rates for tire work. Four ten-inch tires on magnesium wheels (a real Mini Cooper) is a full day's work.

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    Thanks to McX for the quick and pocetbook friendly repair of my camaro's lights today. Really appreciate the help I hope some of our members go down and utilize your shop. Good work.

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    no problem tronson, glad to help.

    we've had a standing shop policy, that on small jobs,except for oil changes- that we don't make much on, or big jobs- for obvious reasons, that if a small quick job from an oc-er comes in, we show them our invoice for the parts, and let them see our cost, and most importantly the retail price on the part. we let the oc-ers conscience, and wallet be their guide, and let them price the job, as to payment to us. i bet there isn't another place on earth that does that, and it should also be mentioned we have never been cheated by an oc-er, now what do you think would happen if we did this for the general public?! I like to show the ocer our invoice on the part(s), it drives home to them how bad they would be screwed over elsewhere.

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    I'll vouch for McX's work... he helped me out with all of the work on the front end of my Excursion, and found a couple other things that needed some TLC!!!!

    Storage rate is awesome too... speaking of that, I'll stop by today!

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    and there you have it; once again the Mugenlude is everywhere!

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    And I have a Mechanix Ldt. cap to wear while I'm wrenching in my garage. I just finished about eight hours building and adjusting a $1500 jigsaw puzzle Draftmaster bike rack.

    My sweet wife said "Ugh, another logo-ed T-shirt." (We try to keep logos out of the house.) Maybe I'll add it to my collectable T-shirts - Green Card Lawyers heirloom (by Joel Furr) and Moody Blues collection.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurenc..._Martha_Siegel

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Furr
    He also created and sold t-shirts after the "Green Card" spamming incident carried out by Canter & Siegel.
    Thank you very much!

    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/joel-furr/faq/
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    What happened between Joel and those "Green Card" lawyers in Arizona?
    
    In 1994, Laurence Canter and Martha Siegel, the so-called "Green Card Lawyers,"
    were probably the most disliked people on Usenet. Their actions -- spamming
    repeatedly and then managing to convince the mainstream media that they were the
    wronged parties w hen their messages were erased -- made them extremely
    unpopular. Consequently, Joel Furr was asked by many people to make a t-shirt
    satirizing them. (Furr had previously made and sold about 150 copies of a
    t-shirt satirizing Ahmet "Serdar Argic" Cosar.) When he designed and began
    taking orders for a "Green Card Lawyers: Spamming the Globe" t- shirt, Canter
    and Siegel got wind of it and threatened Joel with "severe" legal action unless
    he removed the term "Green Card Lawyers" from the shirts.
    
    Canter and Siegel based their threats on two claims, both legally without a
    shred of foundation:
    
    Claim #1: They had exclusive trademark over the term "Green Card Lawyers," a
    term they had never used in trade and which in fact they had no rights to
    whatsoever. Legally, if you want to be able to assert a common-law trademark
    over a term, you must have used that term in trade. Canter and Siegel had never
    used that term as part of their business, so they had no rights to it
    whatsoever.
    
    Claim #2: They had exclusive rights to produce or license the rights to produce
    a t-shirt based on their exploits, and that "several large companies" were
    already interested in marketing C&S-based shirts. Needless to say, no companies
    ever produced such a shirt - and in any case, they certainly had no right to
    prevent someone else from exercising their freedom of speech by producing
    t-shirts satirizing them.
    
    During an exchange of email over the matter, Canter and Siegel betrayed a
    complete lack of knowledge of the law - or, if you want to ascribe to malice
    what others ascribed to stupidity, were engaged in barratry, the use of legal
    threats for harassment reasons. Canter and Siegel said that the concept of
    "public figures" being considered legally vulnerable to satire was complete
    nonsense, and they repeatedly asserted their trademark claim over a term they
    had never filed for trademark over and which they couldn't even claim common law
    trademark over since they had never used the term in trade. It was easy to see,
    after a short round of discussions with them, why they'd had to sue to be
    permitted to resign from the Florida Bar several years ago in an effort to avoid
    actual disbarment.
    
    Furr was panicked after receiving their threats, because although he knew that
    their claims were absolute garbage, he also knew that he didn't have the
    financial resources to deal with a lawsuit brought by two lawyers in a state two
    thousand miles from his home. He considered taking the term "Green Card
    Lawyers" off the shirts, but first, asked for suggestions and comments from the
    readers of newsgroups like comp.org.eff.talk and misc.legal.
    
    Two days of absolute pandemonium followed. Joel began getting hundreds of offers
    of free legal help and donations to a Joel Furr Defense Fund. Thankfully, Mike
    Godwin, Chief Legal Counsel of the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, also heard
    of the matter and offered the EFF's services in the case to defend Furr in any
    legal matters that did develop. Heartened, Joel publicly said "To hell with the
    lawyers, the shirts are going forward with the original design, let them sue."
    
    Canter and Siegel promptly began claiming that they had never made any threats
    whatsoever and that it was all a fiction invented by Joel Furr. In later months,
    after the "Green Card Lawyers" shirts had sold like hotcakes (the result of
    Canter and Siegel's effort to prevent their sale altogether), Canter and Siegel
    went around claiming that Furr had actually contacted them first and asked for
    permission to make the shirts and that they'd just told him to go away and not
    talked to him again. Since Furr had kept all the email they'd sent him and had
    it handy to show anyone who asked, this absurd claim was easily disproven.
    
    Canter and Siegel went on to publish a book about the Internet entitled "How To
    Make a Fortune on the Information Superhighway" which, from all accounts, was a
    pedestrian and rather lame ghost-written Net guide with a sad little chapter or
    two at the end declaring the authors champions of spamming. They then tried to
    run a spam-for-hire service which collapsed when no one would sell them net
    access, and after a few notable fiascoes which introduced the Net to the concept
    of "disposable accounts" (dial-up shell accounts used for spamming with the
    full knowledge that the provider would angrily delete the account once the
    spamming had taken place), Canter and Siegel more or less vanished from sight.
    
    What a pity.

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    McX wrote:
    and there you have it; once again the Mugenlude is everywhere!
    That is so true.

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    I not around enough... my race schedule keeps interfering with all of the open carry picnics (errrrrrrr)...

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