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    yikes.

    see this is why you need to meet old timer racer guys in real life and not muck about on the internet. Anybody familiar with making a cb750 faster in real life would never have let it get that bad.
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    I believe he stated in the other thread that he is a broke high school student. I think that would explain everything. That being the case, I would say go ahead and start a business. How much overhead can he have? He can live in his parents' basement until he is 40 and it looks like he already has a cool set of tools.

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    You guys are all meanies.....

    No productive answers at all.
    He asked for a name and thats the only responses that should be given.
    We are going to what? Talk him out of it? Explain that shit work will get him no where? He doesnt know that once the next bandwagon comes along he will have to go to the salvation army to get a different outfit?
    Its the web, no one gives a crap.

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    Mayb OP is unemployed and needs to do something?
    Best definition I've heard of business though, 'If you HAVE to be there, it's a job'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pluto View Post

    (I won't buy the Kia Soul for this reason. It would freak me out to use phrases like "I wrecked my soul," or "I sold my Soul")
    Me too, who the fuck wants a 'Key Asshole'
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    Some times things come around that are so singularly inept it gives you a whole new appreciation for the ept

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    He'll go from being a broke high school student to a broker motorcycle business owner. A friend of mine owned Gwinnett Brake Service, didn't have a clue how to run a business. One day I went to the printer and had an "O" made that matched his signage and changed the "A" in "BRAKE" to an "O". He didn't know it for about a week.
    To open a legitimate powder coating shop takes between $30-$50K, you won't see any profit for about 2 years at least. I 'don't know how anyone who is a broke high school student can even think about what it takes to open a business. After many business's of my own I have learned the owner is the last one to get paid IF there is any money left at the end of the month.
    A name for the business should be the last thing on the list to consider.
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    to put it simply you're not going to turn a profit selling bikes unless they

    feature a lot of high end stuff you can either get at a ridiculous discount, or have made yourself (efficiently, not spending a week fabbing a headlight ear, which takes a good deal of experience you may not have yet)

    are built by a "famous" builder (you're not famous yet until you can pony up some investors or a shitload of your own cash to buy a tv show to make you famous)

    base your model on retail, getting traffic from the press your bikes generate (see above re: what press costs), oh yeah, and retail is nickel and dime, people are going to expect you to have everything in stock, and when you make $5 off a $45 tail light, things are going to get dicey for you quite soon unless you've ponied up a lot of cash or low interest credit for a big inventory up front

    fourthly... it's unlikely those who are making a living doing it are going to shed much light on how it works for them, there's not much of a market so people aren't going to give away information that may make it harder for them to earn a paycheck
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    And as with any business - not a bad idea to work in the field in somebody else's establishment first. You can learn what works and what doesn't and make connections quite risk free.
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