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  1. It arrived this afternoon. i been driving it for hours. I hit a little over 30 and backed off. I dont think it has much more than that. Maybe 35.
  2. The vespa is being delivered tonight. They asked me to go to the dealership last night to go over the features and functionality of the scooter. It looks nice. There was one small issue, the one blinker didn't work, but i was assured it would be fixed before delivery. Since i don't have an easy way to transport it, i will need to verify its functionality before they leave. So far the dealership has kept all of their promises, so i don't have any reason to think otherwise. I feel silly but i got a biker thick leather jacket and gloves to protect myself from a fall. I read online that it helps prevent road rash by 70% if a fall occurs. People online were saying its better to sweat than bleed. I also ordered a bright orange reflective vest since my helmet and jacket are black. That was my wifes requirement. Im sure i will have a fun time once it comes
  3. Thanks guys. I appreciate the nice words. I decided not to bother telling anyone else because I been hearing nothing but negative opinions/comments. its something I wanted, i can afford it, so i bought it. Im not asking for permission from these people. I told people I that i thought would be happy for me and i got nothing but grief. People asking what they cost, then commenting negatively on how much it costs...i heard someone say why not just get a motorcycle, and then commenting on how dangerous this is, all in the same breath. People saying why bother, you have a car, why get this too. I think i told 5 people (not counting here) and only my sister said congratulations, im glad you got it since i knew how much you wanted it. Everyone else can stuff it
  4. I found a video of the building of it. The 75 is a decal. I just dont know if its clear coated after. I think i am just going to keep it as stock though. Its a single year paint scheme so it would reduce the resale value when i sell it if i remove it. Im hoping to keep it for a long time, but i suspect when I get comfortable with it, i will want the bigger engine. I believe i made the right decision for now in getting the small engine for safety reasons, but in nj im limited to roads that have posted limit of 35. Even getting gas will be difficult and involve parking lot hopping to get to it...or going in my car with a gas can
  5. i had been looking at getting a vespa for a little while. i spoke with my wife about it and she didnt seem to care much if i got it. today we went to the vespa dealership and they had the exact one i wanted. its a primavera 75th anniversary edition. it has a limited edition color and a different seat and some 75th anniversary badges. honestly dont care for the special edition stuff, in fact, i would have preferred if it didnt have the 75th badge on it, but i absolutely love the color. its like a goldish green. i love it so much. its in their warehouse and needs to be built and they will deliver it to my house next week sometime.
  6. https://www.thepachstore.com/collections/custom-sabers/products/uwfallenfo
  7. i ordered a custom lightsaber from a store internationally that makes them custom. it arrived yesterday and it is absolutely amazing. it is everything i hoped it would be and more. very rarely am i completely blown away by a product. this is one of those times
  8. She was our shortest lasting employee. she asked me for help on something and i said ok, i just need 5 minutes. I walk over and she is on the internet shopping. I said im ready to help and she told me she wasn't ready for me and would come get me. I just walked away. I think she lasted 2 or 3 weeks total.
  9. I had a former coworker once ask me how to fix a certain bug in her program. i said thats easy, just click this and hit that. Her response was i dont think thats right. I say ok, and i walk away. 8 hours later she comes back and says what was that again. i told her and its all fixer. 1 minute fix
  10. I really like the movie t34. Its a Russian language movie that was dubbed in English. Its quite cheesey and the english dubbing is over acted, but the story is amazing. its not a true story but a fun story. I dont want to give too much away but its about ww2 and tankers against german commander Its on Amazon prime for free or at least it was recently
  11. my real name is mike and miles is my nickname that my brother in law accidentally gave me. when my wife and i first got married he texted my wife asking if Miles was coming to dinner. My wife responded with who is miles he swore it was an autocorrect error and that he did know my name was mike. its been 15 years now that i have been called miles by all of my in laws. i go by miles now. in fact, only my mother and sisters call me michael (or mike)
  12. I found that with molotow you need to use a little more than you might think. I always have the tip of the pen very covered in paint and i drag it on. Its like a very fine line between too much and perfect. Too mich and it will run If you get the right amounts it looks like real chrome. The body lines were done with molotow. Ignore that my picture taking skills aren't good
  13. fedex "delivered" my package 30 minutes ago. however, im home and i sit right by a window to the front door. nobody came. i call fedex to ask them if the driver maybe gave it to the wrong house, and they wont talk to me until i dont have it by tomorrow. i assumed it would be here shortly, that the driver just scanned a bunch at once, but i saw him drive by a minute ago...going way over the speed limit.
  14. thank you both very much for the help. would this be the correct resistor? https://www.amazon.com/8-Watt-Carbon-Film-Resistors-5-Pack/dp/B007Z7Q5QY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=1%2F8w+power+rating+resistor&qid=1629169291&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011&rnid=2470954011&rps=1&sr=8-1
  15. I am looking to buy these LED lights to put on a model https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XPV4CSH/?coliid=IV5IMRBPCE99G&colid=Z5AFC41ZTR4O&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1 i want to use 4 of the orange ones and would like to light them with 1 switch. According to the chart, on the page, the orange is 1.8v to 2.0v forward voltage. I need to use really small batteries, so i was thinking of using the 3v disk battery. https://www.amazon.com/Duracell-Lithium-Battery-lasting-battery/dp/B0855FD9P2/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=15W7DWF18IETD&dchild=1&keywords=2032+battery+prime&qid=1629164122&rdc=1&sprefix=2032+batt%2Cautomotive%2C153&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExWUE1R09WSzM5Qk1FJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTI1OTMxMjlVTzU4UUFJOFM1NCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMjk4MzI1M0MwM05QQTVZSlQzUCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU= here is where i get messed up. assuming that 4 oranges would need 8v total at the max range, would that mean i need to use 3 of the 3v battery and get a resistor to get rid of the extra 1 volt? is this accurate? if yes, can anyone tell me which resistor to get? i found this site, which looks like it is doing exactly what i am looking for (four LED in parallel. it looks like i need https://www.evilmadscientist.com/2012/resistors-for-leds/ or maybe i just have a 5th orange bulb and it would be exactly 9v if i assumed the 1.8v per bulb? i can run another bulb elsewhere and maybe i dont need a resistor is my logic right?
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