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Old 01-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #16
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:32 PM   #17
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:16 AM   #18
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I thought aircraft were riveted....at least the ones I've flown.
I seem to remember reading (maybe here on ADV?) that some aircraft today are bonded together, and fake rivets are applied to make passengers feel "safer" by seeing them?

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Old 01-14-2011, 12:29 AM   #19
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I thought aircraft were riveted....at least the ones I've flown.
In truth only light aircraft have welded frames, and motor mounts, and a "skin" applied over this. Most of the aircraft I weld on are big stuff, some military, and spacecraft. About 90% of which is tubes, brackets,landing gear, ETC. nothing to do with the body structure.
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:52 AM   #20
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I've never noticed anything agregious on my frame but I wouldn't sweat the gear shift lever because a) who knows where it was made and b) I had mine welded back together years ago. That just may be a booger laid on by the neighborhood kid.

Or maybe your bike was made on take your kid to work day.
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Old 01-14-2011, 06:46 AM   #21
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None of those welds happened to Gretchen on my watch, Raven. The PO before me was a little fellow but he was a lawyer so who knows what happened to your g/s.

He did sell Gretchen to me to buy a more offroad enduro type motorcycle because his riding buddies were taking tougher trails and doing some jumps--stuff the g/s doesn't really like to do.

Perhaps he boogered it up on a jump. It that case, your welds were made in a shed in Boise, ID.
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:37 AM   #22
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None of those welds happened to Gretchen on my watch, Raven. The PO before me was a little fellow but he was a lawyer so who knows what happened to your g/s.

He did sell Gretchen to me to buy a more offroad enduro type motorcycle because his riding buddies were taking tougher trails and doing some jumps--stuff the g/s doesn't really like to do.

Perhaps he boogered it up on a jump. It that case, your welds were made in a shed in Boise, ID.

Or crap Cordless...you never said he was a lawyer....Oh no I'm figgen doomed
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Old 01-14-2011, 07:45 AM   #23
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Mine doesn't look like that. Mine looks like the work of a master craftsman who farted air that smelled like baby foxes. It's that good.

Tom

Wait a minute... what do baby foxes smell like? What if they smell like fart? Kinda lessens the gravity of the statement eh?
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:31 AM   #24
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foxes have a deep musky smell. some confuse it with skunk, but it's not as pungent. (from my days as a wildlife rehab volunteer)

so tom's statement, while funny, is a bit off. unless he's into that sort of thing.


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Wait a minute... what do baby foxes smell like? What if they smell like fart? Kinda lessens the gravity of the statement eh?
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Old 01-14-2011, 08:33 AM   #25
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Blake you sure know how to ruin a rhetorical question.
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:53 AM   #26
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Mine doesn't look like that. Mine looks like the work of a master craftsman who farted air that smelled like baby foxes. It's that good.
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Wait a minute... what do baby foxes smell like? What if they smell like fart? Kinda lessens the gravity of the statement eh?
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foxes have a deep musky smell. some confuse it with skunk, but it's not as pungent. (from my days as a wildlife rehab volunteer)

so tom's statement, while funny, is a bit off. unless he's into that sort of thing.
1) That was poetry so he was just using his license. Latitude granted.

2) BABY foxes, not plain old foxes. I'm guessing that baby foxes haven't quite developed the deep musky smell.

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Old 01-14-2011, 10:57 AM   #27
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None of those welds happened to Gretchen on my watch, Raven. The PO before me was a little fellow but he was a lawyer so who knows what happened to your g/s.

He did sell Gretchen to me to buy a more offroad enduro type motorcycle because his riding buddies were taking tougher trails and doing some jumps--stuff the g/s doesn't really like to do.

Perhaps he boogered it up on a jump. It that case, your welds were made in a shed in Boise, ID.

No way. The bike is named Gretchen? I know a guy with a BMW named Gretchen. He is a BMW mechanic who has owned it for about 20 years and has some insane number of miles on it.
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:24 AM   #28
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Baby Foxes

No, I was just plagiarizing. My new favorite shows in Top Gear and my favorite sarcastic bastard is Jeremy Clarkson. I saw a show a few years ago when he said: "All that comes out of the exhaust pipes on this Porsche, are baby foxes."

Background info I googled and found surrounding this. For some reason the whole "baby fox" statement just makes me crack up every time I hear it.
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"Baby foxes" is a from a bit that Jeremy Clarkson did during the fifth season comparing the supercars of the Tony Blair era to those that were made when Mrs. Thatcher ran the show. He opens by noting that

"Supercars are supposed to run over Arthur Scargill, and then run over him again, for good measure. They're designed to melt ice-caps, kill the poor, poison the water table, destroy the ozone layer, decimate indigenous wildlife, recapture the Falkland Islands, and turn the entire Third World into a huge uninhabitable desert... but only after they've nicked all the oil...

These cars, then, are like one of Mr. Blair's speeches, or a pensions commercial, which amounts to the same thing."

And then by way of comparing the new Porsche Carerra GT to the McLaren F1, reviles thusly:

"All that comes out of the exhaust pipes on this Porsche, are baby foxes."
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:40 AM   #29
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No way. The bike is named Gretchen? I know a guy with a BMW named Gretchen. He is a BMW mechanic who has owned it for about 20 years and has some insane number of miles on it.
Yup, Gretchen alright. Like any woman she's full of surprises...take a look at the update on her restoration...
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Old 01-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #30
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