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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 28 Jun 2017 08:01 #765574

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I own a small auto repair shop in Pittsfield,MA. Beetle's Automotive Service, this summer is 7 years since I opened the doors/ been repairing cars as a living since 1987. my specialty is air cooled Volkswagens, but I work on just about anything. including small engines, motorcycles and do some welding/fabrication. right now I'm streaching a spare swingarm for my KZ1000. also self taught some electronics...been getting into vacuum tube stuff. made my first amp couple years ago, gave it to my buddy as a wedding present to play guitar on.
when the swingarm is finished I will post pics of what I did. its nice to be back here!!!!!

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 28 Jun 2017 09:11 #765580

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TwoCam wrote: I own a small auto repair shop in Pittsfield,MA. Beetle's Automotive Service, this summer is 7 years since I opened the doors/ been repairing cars as a living since 1987. my specialty is air cooled Volkswagens, but I work on just about anything. including small engines, motorcycles and do some welding/fabrication. right now I'm streaching a spare swingarm for my KZ1000. also self taught some electronics...been getting into vacuum tube stuff. made my first amp couple years ago, gave it to my buddy as a wedding present to play guitar on.
when the swingarm is finished I will post pics of what I did. its nice to be back here!!!!!


It's nice to have you back TwoCam!
That's quite a diverse set of skills you've honed. I do some welding/fabricating myself.
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1968 BSA 441 Shooting Star, 1970 BSA 650 Lightning, 1974 W3, 1976 KZ900, 1979 KZ750 Twin, 1979 KZ750 Twin Trike, 1981 KZ1300, 1982 KZ1100 Spectre, 2000 Valkyrie, 2009 Yamaha Roadliner S. 1983 GL 1100
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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 27 Oct 2018 08:37 #792874

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Eighteen years professing history at a large suburban junior college. Ten years before that as a service technician specializing in woodwind instruments, a host of random part time jobs before that.
1982 KZ1000 LTD parts donor
1981 KZ1000 LTD awaiting resurrection
2000 ZRX1100 not ridden enough

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 25 Dec 2018 20:59 #795679

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Ive appreciated the very interesting read, fellas.

As for myself,
I've done a multitude of things, but I think my favorites have been mechanic work on hot rods and similar, drilling oil wells as a roughneck, and working as a bomb squad tech.

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 18 Apr 2019 00:37 #802331

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Polish the bike(s), play golf, take naps - I'm retired!
Eric
Newmarket, England (for 3 years)
Pentwater, Michighan (Home)
1978 KZ650
2000 ZG1000
2006 Suzuki Burgman 650

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 24 Jan 2020 18:33 #817809

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Patent attorney.
1977 KZ650 basket case
1994 HD Heritage (gone to heaven)
1980 Yamaha XS 750 (also gone)

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 26 Feb 2020 01:41 #819899

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I was a motorcycle mechanic for about 18 years. At some point in time I made a career change, and for the past 25 years I've been working in the health and social services field. Planning to retire in 2021.

The first two pictures were taken in the early 80's.




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When I am not riding, photography is my favorite hobby.
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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 04 Mar 2020 19:40 #820322

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Retired two years ago and now living the dream.

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 06 Mar 2020 02:38 #820386

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Good for you Baldy, knowing what you did for a living and I'm glad you made it out, enjoy!
I have 3 more years to go but will continue to be a woodworker as long as my hands will let me.
78 KZ1000 A2A

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 21 Apr 2020 16:02 #823871

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Work, that's what i do, every day!! day after day!I'm so ready to put a scoot together that it's not even funny!!

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 04 May 2020 19:10 #824990

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Hi Les
Care to give me a call on the triples, its been over a year now.
Thanks
1974 Z1A As original as I could get it
'88 ZX750R braided lines, mostly original
KZ1000 project on the bench
Burlington,Ontario,Canada

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What do you do (for work) when you're not riding? 04 Jun 2020 13:10 #827302

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Mechanical insulation by trade. Worked as machinist during college, lot of experience in the commercial/ industrial construction sector
Some nuke work, lots of coal burners, high rises , packing houses , food manufacturing. In the middle of the battle, married / 2 kids that get most of my spare time. Enjoy lifting weights also, been playing rugby since college, way better than football.
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82-GS850g shaft
81- kz1000 Ltd 1075
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