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post #1 of 50 Old 04-30-2017, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Just wondering what everyone works at that drives a kodiak. I thought it would be. Interesting to hear what people on the form work at. Myself, I work in heavy duty truck parts sales full time. Drive tractor trailer part time and am a full time volunteer fire fighter in the town I live in. In between all that when I have a few spare minutes I try and ride my kodiak.
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post #2 of 50 Old 04-30-2017, 08:39 AM
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I like this idea, I have wondered how everyone else here fits into the fabric of society and how we all ended up with the same ATV...


Me...I am a corporate real estate manager for the past 19 years. I used to run a construction company before joining the corporate world.
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post #3 of 50 Old 04-30-2017, 09:19 AM
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I work at having fun.

I retired 10 years ago on my 55th birthday. I worked for a communication company for 33 years on just about anything that they had. I worked on the old grounded magneto phones which are a single wire that is ran to the home to fiber optics. I finished out my carrier as a trouble shooter and instructor on trouble shooting techniques.

As for the Kodiak. My first one was a 89 Big Bear, then a 2000 Kodiak. When the 2000 started to have some excessive blow by I picked up the 2016 Kodiak. I'd still be riding the 2000 except I just didn't feel like fixing it and actually had been looking at newer ones for a couple of years.

2016 Kodiak 700 base model with a few SE parts CV boot guards, receiver hitch, Grizzly bars. Trail Tech Striker speedometer/voltmeter. 501 Parts Electric Grabber locking diff
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I am a millwright ( industrial mechanic) . I work maintenance and construction. I have driven semi truck but not in quite some time. I still keep my license just in case lol. I have automotive mechanical training but would rather not deal with the public. I guess I will retire a millwright. Got a few years yet though.
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I work in Maintenance in one of the largest water bottling factories in the country. Mechanical, fabrication, welding, machining, electronics and programming.
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I'm a mechanic at a European specialist shop. We work on anything from modern Maseratis to classic MG's, but our bread and butter is BMW and VW. I specialize in the electrical aspect of it, and the guys in the shop call me the foreman even though I'm not (it's a small shop, no foreman is required)

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2" lift, 1" spacers, and 27" Zillas on stock steel wheels. Lots of other little things done, most of which I made myself because I'm too cheap to buy stuff. ***SOLD***
Now I'm rolling in a 2014 Can Am Maverick 1000R Side by Side. I loved the Yammi but injuries and age conspired against riding an ATV anymore.
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Working for a manufacturing company making packaging product. Being part of the maintenance department I'm a Journeyman in both the Industrial Electrician and Industrial instrumentation trades. Unfortunately I wasn't able to retire at 55 as JimP, due to my lack of money management skills as a young lad. lol

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I never will I like spending it. I am only 41 I am still broke but having lots of fun while I am here... LOL!
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. Unfortunately I wasn't able to retire at 55 as JimP, due to my lake of money management skills as a young lad. lol
If you looked up irresponsible young man you would get a picture of me in my 20's. Back then I had the philosophy of the three B's. The first two are beer and burgers, I'll leave that third B up to your imagination.

I did however quickly learn how to save money. That along with working a job that pushed the hours up to 70-80 hrs a week and only being married for a short time helped me a lot. Then when I got responsible I was still working 60-70 hours a week. I quickly found out that if you are responsible and working those kind of hours that your savings quickly add up. It didn't hurt that when I retired I got a real nice buyout of my pension that I reinvested and can live off of that quite comfortable.

I've given a lot of speeches to younger men about how to get what you want when you retire but for some reason a lot of them are just like I was and lived for the moment and as long as I had gas in my truck, food in my belly, and a lady on my arm I didn't care what happened tomorrow.

Boy I wished that I was in my 20's again.

2016 Kodiak 700 base model with a few SE parts CV boot guards, receiver hitch, Grizzly bars. Trail Tech Striker speedometer/voltmeter. 501 Parts Electric Grabber locking diff
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