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    yesterday my ol and i loaded up the 850 and road tripped to a town about 60 miles away. we got a room in a not too bad motel and then rode about 10 miles to a casino. the slots were brutal on us. after losing more than $20 each we got on the bike and it would not start.

    standing there in the dark parking lot with nowhere to go i felt like such a LOSER.

    i'm sure there have been folks that were worse off but it really hit me ya know?

    happy ending - by the time i found the broken wire i had the side covers off, gas tank off, headlight out, windshield off, seat off and a spark plug hanging out. a friendly passerby gave me some duct tape to cover the wire repair and we put it back together and started to head out. before we got out of the huge dark parking lot it stalled again. i had forgotten to reconnect the petcock vacuum line. oy.

    this morning, before heading home we stopped at the casino again and i won back most of my money so i had enough for gas.

    the moral - um, i really don't know. something like "gambling is bad, sorta".
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    Which wire was broken ?
    Riding 30 year old bikes on roads with cars out to kill you around every turn is gamble enough . Casino slot machines direct deposit into the casino owners bank accounts.
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    ya know i didn't even find out exactly where the wire goes that broke. all i knew was when i wiggled it the bike started and/or stalled. it's a group of three wires that goes into the headlight bucket. i'll figure it out when i do a permanent repair, probably over the winter.

    as far as gambling goes, believe it or not, i'm still ahead in the game due to a big win on my last birthday. it is fun but also scary. some amount of discipline is necessary. from what i've seen we're pretty much small time amateurs.
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    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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    Casino slot machines direct deposit into the casino owners bank accounts.
    True, this is still actual. I think a lot of gamblers have switched from "real" slot machines to online analogues https://casinobetsites.com/online-slots/ , the choice of online gambling games is huge today (I personally play LeoVegas from time to time).
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    Consider yourself lucky that you got into the casino.

    The two that are somewhat local here have both shut down.

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    You made it to where you needed to be and where able to figure it out the problem under less than ideal circumstances. That's not a setback, that's an endorsement of your ability to head into an unknown situation and make it out just fine.

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    Well this is an oldie. I totally agree Mr. Sam dorn. My wife and I do still waste our quarters.

    Here's the thing... they have great food, live music, free coffee (unless you're losing bad. Then it's effectively really expensive coffee).

    I rate casinos above hanging at a bar but definitely below riding the bike or wandering in the woods.

    So far the local gaming joints are open but cut capacity to about half of normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eli69 View Post
    ...Here's the thing... they have great food, live music, free coffee (unless you're losing bad. Then it's effectively really expensive coffee)...
    I enjoy the (very) occasional trip to Vegas to play blackjack. When people question my smarts/judgement I say, "Hey, pretty woman in short skirts bring me free beer."
    They realize then that I'm not quite as dumb as I look.
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    Note first post:

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    10-09-2011, 11:57 PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redman View Post
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    10-09-2011, 11:57 PM
    Yeah. I haven't had the 850 for at least 3years now. But I haven't forgotten that break down..
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqjChIgzP5Y
    1986 yamaha fazer 700 - for sale
    2002 bmw r1150gs 1978 gs1000E skunk les pew 1979 gs1000L dragbike
    82 gs1100L probably the next project
    1980 gs1000G the ugly 1978 gs750E need any parts?
    1978 gs1000E skunk #2 RLAP

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