Twin Cities Area Campfire BS Thread

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by Daggy, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    They have enough old ladies chained up back there, cutting fat into flour and mixing delicious substances 24 hours a day. Any more will draw undue attention to them.
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    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    It is rare, after all, that a slice of pie is actually terrible.

    Bettys Pies manage it with a few of their offerings, but in general even an ordinary old mass produced pie will suffice in times of dire need, tiding one over until something truly wonderful can be obtained.
  3. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Had a little news today - progress of the new crankshafts for the Matchless!

    These are the prototypes, not my actual crankshaft. Progress is good though.

    :clap

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    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    No one needs to see photos of your crankshaft.
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    Yeah...what Spike said... but it does look a bit bigger than expected.

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  6. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Remember... that's a prototype, not his actual crankshaft.
  7. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    You're all jealous of my crankyshaft.

    Quit drooling on it.
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    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    I expect it'll be a lot better once I insert it into the big ends and get it spinning with some hot oil thrown on it for good measure.
  10. Spikehead

    Spikehead Two-Bit Throttle Bum

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    Up until now I though you were talking about motors-n-stuff, but now I see you're just making dirty sex talk.

    I am shocked - SHOCKED!
  11. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    Boss says I have Thursday off. Bon Bon is making is making a list of what I am supposed to be bring back. :clap
  12. propforward

    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    So, Stockholm then?
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    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    That would be an awesome plan.
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    propforward PIE!romaniac

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    Right. Unless you have specific requirements I'll figure out some sort of route out and back.

    Meet for breakfast?

    Suggest Merlins Family Restaurant on 169 and 95 at 9 am?

    Otherwise, just head out from my place if'n ya want.
  15. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    I can meet at your place and we can go from there.
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    Righty ho then.
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    OK, got a 300 mile round trip idea that should work well. Gets us to the Pie Shoppe mid day ish (depending on brekky arrangements), and so gives us plenty of sit around eating pie time, coffee stop time and the like.

    If pmd hasn't nabbed the tag we can add that to the route, but I expect it will have moved by thursday.

    Also gets us home before prime forest rat hour.
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    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    :clap

    I should find my camera and make sure the battery is charged.
  19. Powershouse

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    Enough of the crankshaft talk....I've got a problem, my nut's too big.

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    The nut on the left is what the engineers at BMW designed to hold the axles on. It's a 26mm nut. Have you got a 26mm in your tool box? I don't. So I would like to replace that with a 27mm nut that I do have wrenches for. Which brings us to the right nut; the one that's too big. The right nut is a KTM 27mm with the same thread as the left nut. Problem is that the BMW axle nut fits into another piece that is the diameter of the collar at the base of the nut. So I need to take about 2mm off the diameter of the collar at the base of the KTM nut. The KTM nut is aluminum so I could work on it with a file but if anyone has a way to turn it properly it would probably come out better.

    Anyone? Buehler?
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