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    Hi, just thought I'd take the time to thank all who have helped me in the past. I have to admit that for a number of years I only lurked in the background, finding the information I needed as it was asked by another member. I have been a member of the AMCA on and off between 3 and 4 times, I only signed back up last time so I could access photos and such. I am 54 years old and have been around these machines for 40 years at the least I must admit to being a bit of a hermit so much of my dismay at actively participating in the full process may very well just be me I have let my membership lapse before because of the looked down upon feeling I have received at Eustis and other events, this has become a rich mans sport and I feel no welcome offered. No offense to anyone, it is what it is, I will go back to lurking if I can and to another site if I can't. Later all, and thanks for the help it was fun Neil 74. Nov. 15 is coming up and I won't be renewing membership.

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    Neil even though I will be paying my dues again this year I refuse to submit to the new rules that govern this forum Im not quite sure why we need the change and if my membership number is not good enough so be it! Im also out of here ,hope everyone has a fun time in the forum !

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    Neil,
    Don't let the guys with the $1,500.00 German Paper photos get you down. This club is full of hard working guys who have to scrimp and save to buy their next part. Not every member was born with a silver spoon in their mouth. The ones I dislike are the one that make buying and selling original parts a business instead of working. They buy something for a couple hundred bucks and resell it for many times that amount. That drives the cost of this hobby out of the hands of many who can't afford the big bucks. I certainly can't afford to buy an antique motorcycle. I take years to buy parts when I can afford them to build my next bike.
    Be sure to visit;
    http://www.vintageamericanmotorcycles.com/main.php
    Be sure to register at the site so you can see large images.
    Also be sure to visit http://www.caimag.com/forum/

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    Well said Chris!
    Pete Cole AMCA #14441
    1947 Indian Chief

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    Sorry to hear that Neil, many poor folks still around and in the hobby - for awhile anyways. As you not meaning to offend, just a heads up. You might not be interested at all, but if you love or like antique vehicle's - as most of us do. You might want to look into model T's, they are real time machines and they are far more resonably priced. I got one when my Dad got to sick to ride anymore, they are lot's of fun and most folks can still afford to pay the prices of parts and or car's. Even better, at swap's you can find and afford parts and they even make almost everything - for a fraction of the cost of a HD or an Indian. Just thought I would pass it on, the prices and the people and the dependablity of the T's has made me a real fan - plenty AMCA members have one in my neck of the wood's. Only negative - they take up to much room in the garage :-) anyways good luck.

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    Neil, you should reconsider. You may never own a 1908 Harley but you can have a lot of fun with any motorcycle. I too quit the AMCA many years ago, and for many of the same reasons as you. I thought the AMCA was turning into a country club and it seemed like the old familiar faces were being replaced by young, wealthy snobs. It was true, the AMCA was changing, but many of the new people were just like me and had to work hard for what they had. As for the forum changes; don't fall prey to the crazy talk of paranoid conspiracy nuts.
    Eric Smith
    AMCA #886

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    Neil,
    Quitting is for quitters........You say that you "feel no welcome offered" , well you are seeing many people tell you you are welcome. If you don't like the way the club is, I encourage you to become more involved, join a chapter, get into helping at the meets, and do something to change the things you don't like. When I joined over 20 years ago, I thought it was a bunch of "good old boys club" back then. The longer i'm a member the more good people I run into....and wouldn't change it for nothing.

    You can't just be all "sour grapes" about people that have made more money than you. I doesn't accomplish a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exeric View Post
    don't fall prey to the crazy talk of paranoid conspiracy nuts.
    Yep.....just stick your head in the sand, and wear blinders as many here elect too, in disbelief because it can't and won't happen here, said the German civilian population during the late 30's to mid 40's......

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    My decision to not comply with the new forum policies does not deter me from remaining a club member. I have not chosen to drop my membership in the club. I am just standing my ground on the new forum posting regulations based on plain common sense in the web realm of identity protection. Hackers will get in and they will obtain information. They will follow that information right on down through the links into the main AMCA data base. Once there.... they will access the personal and banking information, contained within it's data base of members, who have used credit and debit cards for payment of renewal membership statis, calenders etc... It won't take long before I can say " I told you so".. Yeah....more nut talk....

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    Neil, I don’t blame you a bit. When a pair of trousers no longer fits, its time to toss them in the rag pile. Follow your heart Bro.

    Paps, Your wasting your breath on dead ears.
    Last edited by Ohio-Rider; 10-31-2010 at 10:32 AM.
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    Steve
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