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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 12:15 #180150

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Been a while since we did this, and with so many new members maybe we should give it another go...

I'll start it off...
I'm an engineer working in a little aerospace company in Sothern California. I'm the company's Quality Manager and I also work for the FAA, certifying parts for airplanes.

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'76 KZ900 LTD (Blaze)
'96 Voyager XII (Dark Star)
'79 KZ650 Cafe Project (Dirty Kurt)
Greensboro, NC

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 13:29 #180159

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I work for Chicago Transit Authority (public transportation), 22 years as a bus mechanic.

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 15:37 #180170

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I'm an electronics technologist (it’s a Quebec classification) and I've worked in Telecommunications/Microwave Radio doing training and installation supervision for 30+ years. Now I sub-contract.

Me at a remote subscriber radio site on a first nations reserve in central Manitoba last month:



My wife still doesn't trust me with the washing machine. :whistle:

When I wore a younger man's clothes:
- Technical Training Instructor/Manager
- Electronic Test Dept. Supervisor/Manager
- Design/Prototyping Technician
- Video Production Technician for McGill University
- Hard rock miner for INCO in Sudbury, Ontario at the 1365 foot level
- Fork lift truck operator for a Paper Mill in Lachute, Quebec
- Parts go-fer for a trucking company
- Just a kid working on his dad's house

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Post edited by: bill_wilcox100, at: 2007/11/24 05:46
1977 KZ650-B1 (Stock)
Upgrades:
- Dyna S Electronic Ignition (DS2-2)
- Dyna 3 Ohm Coils (DC1-1)
- Coil Repowering Mod
- Progressive Springs Front & Rear
- Saddlemen Seat Cover
- New Metallic Red Re-Paint & Repro Badges.
Montreal, Canada
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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 15:38 #180171

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I route all the hydraulic lines for the 4-wheel drive on John Deere combines. Been there for over 30 years. Retirement is starting to look GOOD!
1980 LTD (changed over the years), 1979 LTD (being rebuilt), 1977 KZ turbo and various KZ's in various states of build. KLX110

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 15:47 #180175

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I'm a mechanic at Michigan CAT in novi. I work on construction equipment been there 9 years

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78 650sr my baby
78 650sr waiting for rebuild
82 kz1100

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 15:58 #180177

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Organization Development/Talent Development Manager for a medical device company that designs and manufactures hip and knee replacements. I do voiceover work on the side (in case anyone here ever needs a hired voice).
1976 KZ 400 (Free, free, free...needs major work)
2004 Intruder Volusia
ex- 1976 KZ 400 Hot rod (Owned by return2ridin before me and Wolfencopter after me. Does anyone have it now
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ex- 1978 KZ 200
Bergen County, NJ

Aint no time to hate....barely time to wait

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 16:17 #180183

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im an electrician of twenty + years.if i knew how to do something else i would,been working 18 days straight without a day off and tomorrow have to start at 5 in the morning so we can meet our inspections next week...man im tired
Ernie from central jersey
82 GPZ 750 R1
looking to part out my 81 KZ750E2

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 16:18 #180184

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I'm a Bartender for a private country club, just picture Bushwood from the movie Caddyshack. I've been there about 4 years. I have a member there that is having a 161 ft. motor yacht being built and has asked me to bartend for him when he recieves it next spring. Since he is sending it to the Mediterranean I'm seriously considering it.B)
Andy
Akron, Ohio
80 Z-1 Classic-Sold
84 GPZ1100
79 KZ 1000 LTD
78 KZ 1000 A2
77 KZ 1000 LTD-Sold
76 KZ 900 The definition of a barn find
76 KZ 900-Sold gone to Denmark
KZ 750 times 3, KZ 650 times 8 Sold 1 down to 7
KZ 550 times 2 80 440LTD-Sold
81 CSR 305-Sold 81 Yamaha XS650 Special

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 16:27 #180186

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I've been a mechanic (auto) for 30 years. Been at my current job just over 20 years. Can't afford to retire, I'll be working till the day I die! :woohoo:
1980 KZ650F1, Bought new out the door for $2,162.98!

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 16:45 #180191

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I'm an equiptment operator and mechanic for my local town highway department. I mostly run grader and excavator in the summer months and plow snow and repair eqiuptment and trucks in the winter months here in the rolling hills of upstate New York.
1980 750 LTD Stock


Motors run on electricity, engines run on fuel.
-Jerry Baxter

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 16:57 #180194

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I'm a machinist at an OEM for rear view mirrors(auto). I work in the R&D prototype area.:) Been machining for 19 years, 5 years at current job
Tom
Holland, MI

1980 KZ550 ELR


1987 ZL1000 Eliminator

1973 350 triple

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 08 Nov 2007 17:21 #180202

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I'm a construction contractor. Currently building a timberframe house on a make believe budget. (As always)
77 650b
81 550 Mostly there
83 ZN1300 Voyager

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