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Old 09-11-2005, 02:25 AM   #1
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Motorcycle test rider- my new job!

I thought you guys might want to hear about my new job. I got hired on as a motorcycle test rider for Harley Davidson at the GM Desert Proving Grounds in Chandler Arizona. Seen the ad on the internet, went and had a interview and written test about general motorcycle knowledge and they called me back, and sent me to the proving grounds to do a skills test. I did 11 maneuvers each on a 1200 sportster and a Buell XB9S and they hired me. Went and took a drug test and a physical and I start on Tuesday. They asked me for my sizes for a warm weather cool-max jacket, a cold weather jacket, a helmet and full leathers, all supplied to me. It sounds too good to be true, but I'm putting in my two weeks notice to my current employer on Monday ( Im a journeyman electrician ) and if it was'nt for my wife making such good money, I would'nt be able to do it. I'm taking a considerable pay cut to do it, but this sounds like a dream job and I cant pass it up. Im pretty much testing prototypes of all Harley-Davidson and Buell. During my skills test, which took 3 hours in the heat, I seen the '07-'08 corvette and Silverado. It was cool as hell. The vehicles all have black and white checker board pattern in a swirly design on them. They must have been doing the 1/4 mile or top speed on the vette when I was there because all I would hear is the tires screeching and the vette going thru the gears till I could'nt see it anymore. Anyway, I'll keep ya posted on how the job goes, sorry no pictures, I had to sign a stack of confidentiality agreements when I got hired.
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Old 09-11-2005, 02:47 AM   #2
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Re: Motorcycle test rider- my new job!

oh... my... holy... god...

I dont care if its harleys, your getting paid to test ride bikes
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Old 09-11-2005, 03:01 AM   #3
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nice .... congrats
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:28 AM   #4
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We are not worthy!

You lucky son of a bench.
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:41 AM   #5
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Freakin cool! Congrats and Good Luck!


Are you allowed to park your SV in the Employee lot?
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Old 09-11-2005, 05:17 AM   #6
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Are you going to sell your SV and get a buell now?
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:26 AM   #7
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Wow......... nice
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:40 AM   #8
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Congrats. I used to work for GM, and spent quite a bit of time at the DPG. Indian rented it out just before they went under, and the Harley deal is for 8 years. Have fun, stay cool.
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:41 AM   #9
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Very cool, your new mission in life is to now convince them to get rid of that POS motor in all Buells and design a modern powerplant. Congrats on the job.

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Old 09-11-2005, 07:33 AM   #10
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You *******.
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