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Cranfills gap slacker Thursday meetup 11/29

OldTLSDoug

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I will upgrade to going. Looking forward to it. Haven't eaten at the Horny Toad. Came through the roads on Sunday. trees are turning, beautiful views.
 
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I will upgrade to going. Looking forward to it. Haven't eaten at the Horny Toad. Came through the roads on Sunday. trees are turning, beautiful views.
Bump me up to IN as well. Gonna have a nice tailwind going up 281 to get to BD. Should be a nice day for sitting outside at The Toad.
 
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I had a wonderful ride today. Thanks Mary for getting us together and leading. Left the house at 7:00 and was back at 3:00 with 350 miles. Temps ranged from 46 to 78. There were so many attendees I didn't get a chance to talk with everyone.
 

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I rode until my fuel guage said it was time...well close anyway (I left my wallet at home...\duh) peeled off from Ron in Walnut Spgs... Around 200mi at home...& anuther 50 to go on the tank.
Big crowd of non workers today (- .002 ph call) Tim
Great weather

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Rod, thank you for letting me use your air compressor. Apparently, the stupid Monkey who installed the tires (yes it was me) put an 8.3 mm stem in an 11.3mm hole. So it was just waiting to fail. Mitch got me home, then forced me to actually fix it and change the wheels on the DR-Z, so I made him help me change the distributor on the jeep and plugs and wires. Then we played guess which is number one. Fixed it up. Video and pictures later. Great ride, as usual, Mary. It was fun hanging and I enjoyed my burger and fries.
 
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OldTLSDoug

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Sorry to call you Ron, I checked it twice, I think my Shiner Bock level is approaching satisfactory, sir. P.S. I fixed it. Sorry. Of course it should thrill Ron, I'd think.
 

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Feedback on the flat tire. So the European bike wheels usually have an 8.3 mm hole and the Japanese wheels usually have 11.3 mm wheels. I installed the 8.3 mm stem in my Yamaha front. Apparently when I aired it up I knocked the almost gone seal over the edge. Here is a pic, the left one is the 8.3 mm, right is 11.3 mm. So as you can see, I was pretty lucky it didn't leak before. And yes, the rear has the proper stem in it.



 

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Feedback on the flat tire. So the European bike wheels usually have an 8.3 mm hole and the Japanese wheels usually have 11.3 mm wheels. I installed the 8.3 mm stem in my Yamaha front. Apparently when I aired it up I knocked the almost gone seal over the edge. Here is a pic, the left one is the 8.3 mm, right is 11.3 mm. So as you can see, I was pretty lucky it didn't leak before. And yes, the rear has the proper stem in it.



Oh crap. I just replaced a stem in my BMW and I had no idea there was more than one size.

From your description, I'm guessing I'm ok as the BMW probably uses the 8.3MM and since it wasn't a really tight fit, I assume it was the 8.3MM stem.

Now I'm worried though and will have to check it out.

Learn something new every day.
 

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Thickerer, there was a word we should have kept. Thanks for the opportunity, I needed to save face after the flat tire from valve stem install fiasco.
 
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