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Hi All,

Great site, Good humored members, Generally a pleasing bunch of fellows it seems. Cool.

Born and Raised in Wichita Kansas, lived worked and went to school here for 30 years. Most (motorcycle related) notably I worked for Big Dog Motorcycles http://www.bigdogmotorcycles.com/ for 4.5 years, as a Design Engineer.

After that I moved to La Palma, California to work for Performance Machine Inc. (http://www.performancemachine.com/) and Roland Sands Design (http://www.rolandsands.com/rsd.html) for 2 years as a New Product Development Engineer. I'm most proud of the Wheelset Hub design I did for the M109R, and the Vintage Kit for 2000-2008 H.D. Softails (http://www.rolandsands.com/HTML/SeatKits.html : http://www.rolandsands.com/HTML/Tank-Carb.html : http://www.rolandsands.com/HTML/Fender-200.html).

Now I'm married and living back in Wichita Kansas, because there's no way we were going to be able to buy a house / etc. out in SoCal. But it was a good experience, don't regret it one bit. If you live there, it's a good place, but just not for 'Ol midwestern me :D

I'm most likely going to be purchasing a 2003 SV1000n in the near future, and have really enjoyed looking around the site at all the tech help + other good advice. Really nice resource.

I'm sure I'll be making long winded, overly detailed posts on things that interest me soon.

Just saying "Hi".

Dave,
 

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Welcome to the site, I lived out there during the early 80s, went to a electronics tech school. Worked as a tech for a few years and then left for the navy.
Tony
 

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welcome to svr. hope you put some of that design experience to work when you get an sv ;D
Heck ya. It's going to be interesting doing motorcycle related stuff for a hobby instead of a profession. I guarantee my throughput rate will be much faster to actually develop things, with only myself to please. I'd suspect things like cleanup kits, and metal trinkets will be in order. Triple Clamps / Streetfighter kits are probably my biggest interest.

I was honestly thinking about buying a Gladius in order to do some development work, but I'll probably just find someone local that owns one. I just honestly can't afford that large of a monthly payment on something, while getting settled into a new house. We'll see how that goes, I might take requests to design things for a group buy / etc. I'd really want to design items for something that exists in production now, Suzuki's not going to be making any new 2003 SV1000's. First thing first is getting a ride of my own again :D
 

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And thanks for all the welcomes everyone. It's nice.

eddiemon : Small world man :D PMI was a great place, you'd be hard pressed to find another company that puts out such a quality product.
 
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