> Thomas Davis Wrote:
> Ok, let me try to answer some questions.
> The fenders are plastic, stupid, brittle, old plastic crap. On a GM
> Flagship car, yes, Oldsmobile 98 was a top of the line auto back in 94.
> All the tires on the car are were very old. The front driver's side
> developed some weird type of bulge and became very shaky before I had to
> replace it.
> Then all was well until the passenger tire blew,, in hindsight the car
> did kind of vibrate but I thought it was a wheel weight that came off.
> Anyhow my wife and I were going about 70mph when it exploded. It sounded
> like a 12gauge shotgun, my wife claims she saw the tread roll in front
> of the car and into a ditch.
> It really didn't cause the car to go out of control or anything, I just
> eased off the road ,inspected the damage, and the tire was still
> inflated, albeit without any tread. It rode on the steel belts while I
> carefully drove to the walmart tire shop.
> I need to get the rears changed asap. The funny thing is I knew I needed
> new tires and I remember walking through a parking lot with my wife and
> I commented look at all those new cars. I would be happy just with new
> tires, lol.
> Anyhow, being a substitute teacher sucks, $10/hr unsteady pay. If I go
> somewhere else and work really hard, maybe I get $13 an hour or so, ,
> not worth it. I'm going to just wait and go back to college for 2 more
> years and get a decent job. Or maybe I'll just save up take a couple of
> CompTia A+ tests, get certified, and do I.T., I'm worried with my luck
> it may not pay much more, lol.
> So.....yes, I need to get better job, new tires, fix my car, fix my
> truck (Bad 4L60e) fix the mopeds, remodel the bathroom, install a hard
> water treatment system, go moped riding, and back to college, and save
> the world while I'm at it. (This sentiment has made me think of the
> Moped Monday podcast and how many people new to the scene just ghost)
> noobs getting into mopeds probably are not really settled well in life
> and they're busy trying to get everything in order like me.
> I'm appreciative for the stock pipe, It would allow me to fix the bike
> faster. And then when I'm in the chips I can consider upgrading parts
> and passing the stock stuff on to someone else.
> I bought the bike knowing full well it wouldn't be ideal for me to drop
> p money on it, but it's really cool and rare here, and will wait happily
> in the garage with the hope of being repaired instead of in a field,
> possibly awaiting being crushed.