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Graphite9 is back :)

Post by 3SPDX » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:23 pm

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Wow its been a long time! So some of you guys will remember me some won't. I own scooterswapshop in portland oregon, and hondaspree was a HUGE part of my growth in the beginning. I want to personally thank ALL the admins and guys who keep this thing alive. I started selling parts on here SEVERAL years back, then started a website, I have since quit my union job and opened a shop with 2 employees, and we're having a blast. Just wanted to see whats going on here, and say HUGE thanks to the guys that allowed me to start on this page. Its cool to see alot of the guys I used to deal with years back :) Carry on and ride safe!

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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by motormike » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 am

Congratulations on making it all work Brandon.
Your contributions to this page, and the scooter kingdom at large, are to be commended.
When early efforts resulted in difficulty, you made it right, sucked it up, and did yourself proud.
I am very pleased to know this endeavor has moved forward.
Welcome back to your supporting family here, as you have been missed. motor... :urban:
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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by ntonar » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:23 am

Welcome back Brandon!

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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by 3SPDX » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:18 pm

motormike wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:57 am
Congratulations on making it all work Brandon.
Your contributions to this page, and the scooter kingdom at large, are to be commended.
When early efforts resulted in difficulty, you made it right, sucked it up, and did yourself proud.
I am very pleased to know this endeavor has moved forward.
Welcome back to your supporting family here, as you have been missed. motor... :urban:
thanks a million motormike! I moved 3x and hauled my inventory with me. Since my last time here, Ive since ha two kiddos aswell so alot has changed. I worked a full 8-10 hour job, came home and did the online thing will 1-3am. for about 3 years. TONS of work. You'll be happy to hear myself and my tech both have gyros again :) right now were fitting dome top pistons, and modifying the domes, an cutting o rings into the heads. SHould be a pretty good gain while retaining reliability. Port timing on the gyro cyl is terrible!

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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by 52much » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:57 pm

:coolcruise: Glad to see you back. I always appreciated your comments.
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Post by vintagegarage » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:08 am

Yes, welcome back!

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Post by Meatball » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:52 pm

G9 in the hizzy
I need to find some new haters...the ones I have are starting to like me.

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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by vintagegarage » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:46 pm

3SPDX,
In the past few years, it seems like there are fewer and fewer spree and elite guys around, as these scooters get older and more are lost forever. I'd be interested in what you see as the scooter trends in your business. Are the new buyers going with Honda Metropolitans and Ruckeses, or are they buying Taiwanese (Genuine, SYM (Lance?), Kymco), or are they buying the $600-$700 Chinese scooters the shops here are selling under various brand names, or something else? In other words, what brands of scooters are your new customers buying, and what is the average age of new buyers?

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Post by motormike » Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:01 pm

G93SPDX,,,just sayin'.
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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by bonesv » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:13 pm

Welcome back brotha! I miss reading thru your old threads tho..... :( .....but happy that you're reaching out :)
:thumbwink: You have always contributed here.
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Post by burnt_toast » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:19 pm

bonesv wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Welcome back brotha! I miss reading thru your old threads tho..... :( .....but happy that you're reaching out :)
:thumbwink: You have always contributed here.
Same. Seems like treasure trove of lost info. But still ever glad for these forums. Welcome back Brandon! :rock: (lil late on this one.. doh)
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Post by birdman » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:01 am

Welcome back. Silly Friday deals back on? Lol
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Re: Graphite9 is back :)

Post by lowblueranger » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Nice to see you back!! I love your passion for the Sa50 Elite!! Cheers!!!

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