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Old 07-24-2012, 07:24 PM   #6001
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A friend of mine lives about 5 miles from Rollag and had invited me up for the last almost 30 years. Finally went up. Wow.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:26 PM   #6002
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Well, there is a chance I will be headed to New Mexico for a Triumph Rally labor day weekend, but if not I'll head to rollag, sounds good. Sounds like the steam show I want to go to.

The sort of thing that would encourage me to drop $5000 on a set of castings to put on the shelf and ignore for, oh, 20 years or so.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #6003
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Here you go Prop

http://www.enginads.com/classifieds/...ct/70137/cat/7
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:28 PM   #6004
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Rollag also puts on steam clinics where folks learn how to build, maintain and run steam engines. They have a working steam powered sawmill, machine shop and other really cool things from the world of steam.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:29 PM   #6005
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Yep, sounds like a place I need to go alright,
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:33 PM   #6006
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I think that's a built and assembled engine, which is of no interest to me whatsoever. My interest is in machining one and building it from castings / raw materials.

Or, more realistcally, building one from 5 or 6 sets of castings and raw materials.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:43 PM   #6007
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One of the many cool things I saw at Rollag was a table top sized steam powered baler. Some kids were running it and baling some of the chaff from a full-sized thresher near them. They were selling the tiny bales for $5 a piece. They appeared to be selling too.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:40 PM   #6008
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This is event I used to go to every year as a kid. My Grandpa and uncles were active in putting on the demonstrations.


http://www.butterfieldmn.com/Pages/B...eshingBee.aspx

Last time I went it 4 years ago or so rained big time and no one could get out of the parking lot.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:12 AM   #6009
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Depending on how things roll, I might be able to stop in there on the way back from Piefest.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:30 AM   #6010
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Not a happy camper. I think I made an expensive bad decision. Carry on.

Have fun at the meet and greet, I won't be able to make it again.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:37 AM   #6011
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I hope that does not turn out to be true, Bob.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #6012
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Honda NC700X

Tousley just got one of these in yesterday and it looks amazing! I think it could give the Wee a run for it's money. Has anyone ridden one yet? Will have to see how this new model does. Great price point with fuel injection, 6 speed and 60mpg under $7k. The KLR may need a stable mate
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:08 AM   #6013
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Those look like a great all round bike.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:14 AM   #6014
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I chastised the Honda rep at the bike show in January for the oversight of not including a drain plug in the integrated storage cubby where the gas tank would normally be.

Can't exactly tip the bike over to let the melted ice drain out.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 AM   #6015
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How true

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I chastised the Honda rep at the bike show in January for the oversight of not including a drain plug in the integrated storage cubby where the gas tank would normally be.

Can't exactly tip the bike over to let the melted ice drain out.
That is funny stuff right there! Nothing a 1/4 drill bit couldn't fix. Will need to try and sneak a "test" ride in.
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