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Old 12-18-2007, 07:39 AM
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Default Sad development with a major player in Gas Gas history

I'm not posting this to defame or harm the subject of the story. I'm posting this because there may be some people on this forum who were friends or business associates of the subject.

http://www.bolivarcom.com/NF/omf/bol...0028616+cr=gdn


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Old 12-19-2007, 07:40 PM
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There is a company in my town that got one of these loans and bought equipment,hired employese,met the guidelines and the day the restrictions were met layed off the people they were supposed to help,kept the equipment and has streamlined the business at the tax payers of Michigan expence.
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I'm not posting this to defame or harm the subject of the story. I'm posting this because there may be some people on this forum who were friends or business associates of the subject.

http://www.bolivarcom.com/NF/omf/bol...0028616+cr=gdn
You are the first I have heard who had anything good to say about Mr. XXXXXX. Personally, Gas Gas is much better without him IMO.

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Old 01-01-2008, 11:23 PM
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You are the first I have heard who had anything good to say about Mr. Knight. Personally, Gas Gas is much better without him IMO.

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Barkeater didn't say anything good about the "subject". He was merely insulating himself against a possible defamation suit.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:49 AM
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I'm not saying anything positive or negative about him... I'm just sayin'.

I don't believe a board like this should be used to tear someone down, regardless of how they led thier life or ran their business. That's for all of you to decide for yourselves based on your individual experience with the person or business. I've met some really good people who run questionable businesses, questionable people who run good businesses and everything in between.

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Old 01-02-2008, 08:31 PM
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I think barkeater brought that news to us in a very professional manner, just fact.

The thing that seems to set this board apart from others is the lack of negativity and bashing threads. Its easy to moderate as the members here are a great bunch. Thank You.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:07 AM
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I for 1 appreciate the post. He & his family are very well known in off-road circles around here. I wish it weren't so.
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This was news to me also. But, I would not have found out had it not been for this post.

At least Don will still be in "manufacturing", it will just be license plates.........
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:58 PM
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Although a lot of guys dont like Mr Knight, I dont think Gas Gas would even be in existence in North America today without him.
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Old 01-03-2008, 09:03 PM
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True.
I remember going to some SERA events in 1998- 2001 or so, and there was a sea of Gas Gas'.

I personally have never had any problems with him. He was very instrumental in me receiving my 2001 SE 250.
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