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Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

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« on: February 18, 2016, 06:41:20 pm »
  I've flashed 100 ECU's as of today. Thanks everyone for all the support in getting this going!  I hope everyone feels they got their money's worth, and I especially want to thank the early testers who kicked me into developing the decel flash.  :beerchug: :beerchug: :)  Steve

 
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Re: 100
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2016, 07:40:26 pm »
Hey Steve what colour is your rain coat   :-\

What on earth does that imply?
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Re: 100
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 07:46:43 pm »
Congrats Steve......
 
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Re: 100
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 10:11:02 pm »
Thirty THOUSAND dollars.  Fishin's good!

The raincoat is green, dummy :)

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Re: 100
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 10:17:59 pm »
>:D Congratulations Steve! That's fantastic, can't wait to do mine! >:D

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Re: 100
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 10:24:36 pm »
Congratulations Steve!
I are impressed!!

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 10:38:19 pm »
Yahoo :))
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Re: 100
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2016, 10:45:54 pm »
Hey Mage, you really want to blow a gasket? I've done over 500 sets of concours C-10 carbs? Over 500!!! Do the math on that! :nananana:  Steve
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Re: 100
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2016, 10:55:28 pm »
Steve , do not give that jealous fool the time of day! Complete waste of your time and talent!  Congrats again. Just have to pay for my Baldwin seat and your next!

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Re: 100
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2016, 11:11:33 pm »
So Steve,
with all the time invited in developing and testing and reworking the flash and then test and tuning and reworking some more, I guess you're about to break out of the $1.50 per hour range now!  SWEET!!!!!     :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

Congrats man,

Now, About my Area P flash..........


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Re: 100
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2016, 11:53:03 pm »
Thirty THOUSAND dollars.  Fishin's good!

The raincoat is green, dummy :)

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Re: 100
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2016, 11:55:59 pm »
Thirty THOUSAND dollars.  Fishin's good!

The raincoat is green, dummy :)
I thought you been too quiet  :rotflmao:
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Re: 100
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 12:34:32 am »
Looking forward to getting mine done in Helen Steve. Congrats! Nice job. Very positive reviews  :great: :beerchug:
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Re: 100
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2016, 12:48:39 am »
So Steve,
with all the time invited in developing and testing and reworking the flash and then test and tuning and reworking some more, I guess you're about to break out of the $1.50 per hour range now!  SWEET!!!!!     :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

Congrats man,

Now, About my Area P flash..........


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Re: 100
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2016, 12:55:55 am »
Looking forward to getting mine done in Helen Steve.

Whut? Steve,,,, Your gonna do flashes in Helen??

Me me,,, Meeee !!!!!!

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Re: 100
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2016, 01:00:25 am »
how dare you make $1.50 an hour off of cog members!!!     :D :D :D :D

good work!   :great:

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Re: 100
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2016, 01:46:42 am »
how dare you make $1.50 an hour off of cog members!!!     :D :D :D :D

good work!   :great:
Greedy Bastid. $1.50 an hr for a quality (based on reviews) product? The shame  ;)
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Re: 100
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2016, 01:52:08 am »
Congrats Steve.  I have not forgotten about you and your services!!
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Re: 100
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2016, 12:39:29 pm »
Outstanding Steve, I will be sending my ECU to you soon
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Re: 100
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2016, 02:48:02 pm »
Congrats Steve.was mine the 100th.Do I get a free sticker  :)).Looking forward to getting it back and on. Cheers :beerchug:

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Re: 100
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2016, 02:53:59 pm »
Congrats Steve.was mine the 100th.Do I get a free sticker  :)).Looking forward to getting it back and on. Cheers :beerchug:

Actually yours was 98, I'm preparing the postage now, i'll be in touch shortly. BTW you're is the first in EU  :great: :great:  Steve
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Re: 100
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2016, 03:27:04 pm »
 :) Thanks Steve I did have to drill out the tamper proof tool kit holder bolts. Apparentley only UK and French models have these.Ile spread the word Youre going Global
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Re: 100
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2016, 03:29:00 pm »
Thirty THOUSAND dollars.  Fishin's good!

The raincoat is green, dummy :)

Sounds like it's just EZ money but I can't imagine all the hour after hour of work, trying, measuring, riding...well OK, riding is not really work but it is a part of this.  My guess is that he might approach minimum wage eventually.  I'm planning on getting one also after having said to myself that I'd never get an ECU flash.  The problem is that most of them seem to be focused on performance where Steve's is focused on ride-ability.

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Re: 100
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2016, 04:49:22 pm »
Thirty THOUSAND dollars.  Fishin's good!

The raincoat is green, dummy :)

Sounds like it's just EZ money but I can't imagine all the hour after hour of work, trying, measuring, riding...well OK, riding is not really work but it is a part of this.  My guess is that he might approach minimum wage eventually.  I'm planning on getting one also after having said to myself that I'd never get an ECU flash.  The problem is that most of them seem to be focused on performance where Steve's is focused on ride-ability.

Congrats on the milestone!

   Yes, there's some perspective here.  There are some who only see the time I actually spend installing the files into the ECU as what I'm being paid for. If that was the case, this would be astronomical money, truly. But here's the facts... I bought an 09 a couple years ago expressly to learn the bike, took it apart, put it together, built a header, played with flies, pcv, etc. sold it and bought my 12. Then I bought all the equipment I needed to start flashing, and had to figure that out. Fortunately I came at it with decades of tuning knowledge, so that part was already earned. Now to date, I have flashed my bike 73 times. that means 73 different tunes. Each one requires riding, evaluating, and making changes for the next improvement. 73 times. I've paid for dyno time, I bought a kds unit to further my access and understanding of the bike's electronics. I also came at this with the mind of a sport - tourer, not a drag racer, so I know my target audience. Plus folks might be surprised to learn that I have a hefty price to pay for each ECU I flash, as I have to pay for the access to each one. So all of what I charge isn't going into my pocket, it's just like any other product, there's expenses.

   Now all that said, I knew all this going in. I'm 56 years old. I've been building engines and working on vehicles since my teen years. I'm tired of being greasy. My mind has a much better chance and providing for me financially than my body does. I made the conscious decision to develop products. Products that are so well developed that it makes someone wanting to compete with me really have to question what would be in it for them.  This was something I learned about 25 years ago when I developed and patented an archery bowsight. The fact is that you can spend a bunch of money getting a patent, and then a bunch of money to enforce it, or you can develop a state of the art product, sell it for less than competitors, and own the market with volume. This is EXACTLY what I'm doing with the flash. The upside is that everyone who gets it has the most well developed c-14 tune there is (and probably will be) and they're getting it for less than previous flashes sold for.  I make money on volume. Win / Win.  :great: :great:

    There will always be detractors. Little men with little minds, jealous that someone else did the work while they sat in their rented  basement and lamented how unfair life has been to them. Or those who wish to detract by making blatantly false statements about my product, and hoping to confuse some folks who are on the fence about messing with their bike at all. This type of guy really tries to rely on the fact that a "regular guy like Steve" couldn't possibly be able to do what I claim to have done, that it would take great minds and millions of dollars in equipment to have done what I claimed to have done. Well, I'm not that, I'm not a mystery man, I'm not some far away company that has no roots in the COG community. I am one of us. I came to COG as a regular guy, looking to upgrade his c-10. I'm still that same guy, but upgrading my c-14. Other Cogger's like what I do, and support it. I'm the same guy at rallies and events. Look me in the eyes, ask me questions about what I do, and hold me to the answers I give. That's it. I'm one of us.  I am just fortunately equipped with the background to do stuff we all like, and except for those little men, I know everyone else is out there cheering me on, which I'm eternally grateful for. ;) ;) Steve
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Re: 100
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2016, 06:26:02 pm »
Steve you are a true professional in every way; good businessman, a great product and provide continuing support

Thank you for the great ride
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