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Motorcycle Talk => Connie Droppers Anonymous => Topic started by: David_VT on August 05, 2008, 04:28:00 pm

Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: David_VT on August 05, 2008, 04:28:00 pm
Ok, I earned my original CDA award after tipping my 2K in my driveway trying to turn it around. Well....I dropped my 87 today when she stalled turning in a parking lot. Scratched the left mirror and fairing lower, small crack on the fairing just below the left t.s but happily not anything else. So do I upgrade to something like CDA 1st Class or something now...lol??  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 05, 2008, 07:33:00 pm
That would be tricky IMHO. My CDA stories are boring and run of the mill, but some I've read definitely deserved bonus points. It's all pretty subjective though, could turn into a career for our beloved CDA Dude if the reins aren't tight enough. :)   AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: oldsawfiler on August 05, 2008, 08:54:00 pm
I've sugested before that we should get a medal with clusters for multiple drops.    Maybe a sticker that looks like a bandaide with an out-line of a connie laying on it's side for each drop?  We can put them on the windscreen. You know, like the silohets that fighter pilots paint on their plains for each kill.  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/40189/2727646360102410461S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2727646360102410461ltPUbn)    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Froggz on August 06, 2008, 12:43:00 am
If you get a medal for dropping it, do you get a trophy for crashing :quest: :eg: ;p  Claude / Burnaby, BC, Canada  COG #8173  2008 C14 as of  05/16/2008 "RIP"  I'll be back soon boy's!!!
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: oldsawfiler on August 06, 2008, 10:18:00 am
Frogger You should get a Maple leaf with a connie on it  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/40189/2727646360102410461S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2727646360102410461ltPUbn)    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Greg Habel on August 06, 2008, 11:47:00 am
CDA First Class - that's funny right there!  Managing the CDAs as-is is about all I can muster but I do like the ideas you guys are mentioning.  I put my CDA number in the little window on the left side fairing.  The silohets sawflier mentioned sounds cool.  Anyone got some artistic experience to draw a tipped Connie?  Greg  MA  COG# 7010/7010a Tracey  CDA 120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude -CDAAD  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"  05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 06, 2008, 12:07:00 pm
CDA's are for dropping only. If we were to have one for crashing, I'd suggest; 'The Order of the Brown Pants' or OBP. :)  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: David_VT on August 06, 2008, 11:10:00 pm
I like that silhouette idea!! Have your number on one sticker, then little tipped connies for each additional tipover!! Lmao!!  ;)  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: smithr1 on August 07, 2008, 02:13:00 pm
I just like bumming the flow.  I feel we should not award people for more then one drop.  The award is for achieving the inevitable.  Not of how bad your personal luck or lack of skills or strength are.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2277636501_61718d569a.jpg?v=0)  <p align="left">My Photos<br (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20211686@N05/)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Greg M. on August 08, 2008, 02:05:00 pm
Yes, "smithr"... while I don't disagree with you... I think they're just kidding... some very funny ideas :)    And oh yeah... if you start lining your windshield with stickers of a tipped over Concours... you'll want to make them easily removable... cause each one would lower re-sale value by $100, if that day were to come :)        
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Froggz on August 08, 2008, 02:47:00 pm
Sorry for posting on the CDA thread guys, maybe "crashers" should start there own???  :eg:  But I really do like sawfiler's idea of a Maple Leaf with a Connie on it for us Canucks!!! and maybe adding a little bottle of maple syrup for the ones who survive the crash!!! :8o: :) ;p :eg:   Claude / Burnaby, BC, Canada  COG #8173  2008 C14 as of  05/16/2008 "RIP"  I'll be back soon boy's!!!
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: smithr1 on August 08, 2008, 05:29:00 pm
You have to think twice about using the windshield at all since it is one of the things that brakes sometimes on a drop.  I know this was all in fun but if I see someone with 10 drop sticker I am not parking next to him for sure.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2277636501_61718d569a.jpg?v=0)  <p align="left">My Photos<br (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20211686@N05/)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: oldsawfiler on August 08, 2008, 06:01:00 pm
Ok OK the windshield was a bad idea.  How about on my helmet?  That's the drop usualy starts anyway.  Some lack of consentration or unobserved condition.  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/40189/2727646360102410461S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2727646360102410461ltPUbn)    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 08, 2008, 06:09:00 pm
How about putting them on the bottom of the bike? If you drop it that often, plenty of people will have a chance to see them. :)   '06 C10  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2739088475/" title="Connie 8-08 by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Connie 8-08" />[/url]
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: David_VT on August 08, 2008, 11:08:00 pm
Yeah, you could stick them on down by the chin fairing! Perfect spot to be seen as she lies there like a fat old dead woodchuck on her side...... :eg: ;p  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: smithr1 on August 08, 2008, 11:49:00 pm
Both great locations.  Thanks for the laugh.  I like on the helmet though.  Alway there to remind me where not to park. :)    Hey here is a easy idea.  We can take a standard bandaid and write our cda number on it and place in a good location. One for each drop.  If you have ten bandaids I know where to park.    ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.  (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/2277636501_61718d569a.jpg?v=0)  <p align="left">My Photos<br   (http://www.flickr.com/photos/20211686@N05/)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Froggz on August 09, 2008, 01:56:00 pm
DROP!DROP!DROP! This is getting scary....I may not want to park beside a Connie for the rest of my life :8o: ;p :)  Claude / Burnaby, BC, Canada  COG #8173  2008 C14 as of  05/16/2008 "RIP"  I'll be back soon boy's!!!
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: 2linby on August 09, 2008, 02:46:00 pm
DROP!DROP!DROP! This is getting scary....I may not want to park beside a Connie for the rest of my life.    Nor would you want to sleep on the ground beside one either!  :eg:  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  Team Oregon MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)      
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 09, 2008, 05:32:00 pm
How about this?    (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2755183374_9171d0c0a5.jpg)    ::EDIT:: Had to add COG badging.       '06 C10  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2739088475/" title="Connie 8-08 by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Connie 8-08" />  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Colin on August 10, 2008, 10:50:00 am
Kudos Brett;    that's great!  LoL  Colin Prior  Cogmos Committee Chairman  Lake Forest Park WA  COG#7767  (http://thumb12.webshots.net/t/69/469/7/14/34/2606714340100596652OGFlOW_th.jpg)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Greg M. on August 10, 2008, 07:01:00 pm
Brett... Dude... wow, very cool... I'm so amazed at some of the computer skills you all have.    And yes, very funny too :)  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 11, 2008, 05:19:00 pm
The really scary part is... I did it in Microsoft Excel.  '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  CDA# 0267  <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/2739088475/" title="Connie 8-08 by Brett0769, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg" width="100" height="75" alt="Connie 8-08" />[/url]
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: David_VT on August 11, 2008, 06:11:00 pm
Brett...I love that sign.... ;)  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Las on August 13, 2008, 12:07:00 pm
Brett, can you do one for the right side as well?... :blush:    I'm not sayin' - I'm just sayin...    Laszlo  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Greg Habel on August 14, 2008, 11:17:00 am
Very cool!  Can you add a part that says "CDA#_____".  Then we could write the number in, print it out and attach.  Greg H  MA  COG# 7010/7010a Tracey  CDA 120  Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude -CDAAD  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle"  05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: oldsawfiler on August 14, 2008, 06:58:00 pm
That is perfect  (http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/40189/2727646360102410461S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2727646360102410461ltPUbn)    1990 Aint she a pretty Tomato  wedshots albums   http://community.webshots.com/user/sawfiler64/albums/most-recent
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 16, 2008, 04:19:00 pm
Greg, check your e-mail. I sent you the original file. I've added a CDA# example badge to my signature. (hope it worked, won't know 'til I post this). I think it'd make a good patch. :)     Except that then everyone would know I'm a dumba$$. :)   '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg)  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2769026618_26826b660e_t.jpg)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 16, 2008, 04:34:00 pm
Greg, sent you a new file with changes. Noticed that the COG got nudged on my first attempt, so I've added a revised version to my new signature.   '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg)  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2769069768_1a8462a18c_m.jpg)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Brett0769 on August 16, 2008, 04:38:00 pm
Okay, that one was too big. This one might be just right...  '06 C10  Brett Hatfield  AMA# 1019197  COG# 8229  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2739088475_f0196924f5_t.jpg)  (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3196/2769069768_1a8462a18c_t.jpg)  http://www.flickr.com/photos/brett0769/
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: David_VT on August 17, 2008, 09:17:00 pm
Brett...those are just toooo funny!!! But perfect!! ;p  
Title: CDA upgrade??
Post by: Greg Habel on August 23, 2008, 09:14:00 pm
Brett, I made some minor edits and put the download on my site: http://mysite.verizon.net/habels1/id31.html  All - feel free to download, modify with your CDA number and stick on your bike.  Also added it to the CDA FAQ.  Mine is on my windshield.   Thanks again Brett!    Greg H from Mass, Connie Droppers Anonymous Awards Dude  COG# 7010/7010a Tracey  CDA 120  99 Connie "Herrin Christabelle", 05 Ninja 250  (http://thumb6.webshots.net/t/63/663/1/23/92/2211123920053849446TvPbOP_th.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2211123920053849446TvPbOP)