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    Happy Birthday, Grahame!

    Aw crap, I'm really missing the boat on these in 2019. Happy Belated, Grahame! Here's to hoping it was a great day, filled with both some of the usual and perhaps a little of the unusual as well. Just for fun.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    ^^ Bummer. I had a partially stripped nut on one of the BMW's wheels that almost left me a bad spot when I was changing over the snow setup. I've since inspected all of the nuts to make sure they're in good order but ugh, if that happened on the side of the road I imagine my reaction would be not good.
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    Happy Birthday looser101!

    Happy very-belated Birthday!
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    I would think so, yes.
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    What are you EATING right now?

    Had to travel to Norfolk for work this week so got to visit one of my favorite restaurants - The Grilled Cheese Bistro. The special was the Super Reuben, which was impossible to turn down.
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    HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    That's great news, Ken. Glad to hear you're back on the proverbial horse.
  7. I don't know if this will be a good topic or not but what the heck, I'll shitcan it later if necessary. Basically, the idea is to post if you're having trouble sourcing a particular part. Not one you forgot to order, but something new that perhaps you haven't used before and you'd like input on. Example (and the reason I started this thread): I'm looking for an IEC module that contains a voltage selector switch. So far I've found 4 that I like, which I've listed below. #1: Digi-Key - 603-1149-ND (Manufacturer - 10SB3S) Pros: simple all in one, filter could be a plus Cons: voltage selection is not user friendly, don't need the built in power switch #2: Digi-Key - 603-1144-ND (Manufacturer - 06AK5) Pros: much better voltage selector Cons: i hate snap in modules #3: Digi-Key - CCM1375-ND (Manufacturer - PE0SSS000) Pros: good mount, good voltage selector Cons: don't need the switch #4: Digi-Key - 486-1090-ND (Manufacturer - 4301.0001) Potentially perfect, just not entirely sure how the voltage selector works. I read the data sheet and probably need to do so again. Anyone have any bright ideas other than me sitting down with the Digikey catalog for a few hours?
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    Happy Birthday, Knuckledragger!

    Shoot, but better late than never, Happy Birthday!
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    Merry Birthday Blessingx!

    Shoot! Happy belated birthday!
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    Mattnog!

    I'm in for 2019. I always want to try, but get motivated too late, so I'm literally setting a reminder to get started in October next year.
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    Which Cooking Are You?

    Prepped breakfast for tomorrow morning. 1. Blueberry-Stuffed* French Toast (*not really stuffed...) 2. Same bacon/spinach/Swiss quiche noted above.
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    Happy Birthday Guzziguy

    Happy Birthday, Ken! Here's to hoping that you're healing up and feeling better. #keeptherubbersidedown
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    HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Getting to know the bike quite a bit better, we definitely get along. Still not ready for full send.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    ^^^ I like the black a lot better than the silverish/chrome picture you previously posted. If they made one in Lucifer Orange it'd be a no-brainer.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    My $ goes to the Duc, springs can be changed to adjust the suspension easy enough. Second place goes to the Aprilia, in my book.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    The monster 821 sounds like pretty much exactly what you're looking for. Has most (all?) of the tech from the sweet Monster 1200, plenty of power, and not at all built to bargain bike standards based on what I can find online. The BMW R NineT Urban G/S might also be worth a look.
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    HC Motorcycle Gang

    The Speed Twin or Duke would get my vote and while I love the look of the Indian, I'd dock the it lots of points for being a ridiculous 1200cc. For a city bike I'd be looking for something no bigger than 800cc but in reviewing a few man'f sites that seems like a unicorn and makes me like the Duke that much more. Otherwise the Duc is seriously hideous to my eyes and looks (wheelbase-wise) like it'd be a bear to handle is slow speed situations.
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    Happy Birthday skullguise!

    Wuhoo! Happy Birthday, Todd! Here's to hoping the gas/heat is back on and at the correct pressure.
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    HC Bike/Cycling Thread

    Christmas came early in NH. A few weeks ago my wonderful wife authorized the procurement of a new bike and I've gotten out some late-season rides. Today's was particularly cold. New ride is a Scott Genius 940, picked up for ~20% off as a floor model. It's truly amazing how far things have come in the 6+ years since I bought a mountain bike.
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    Happy Birthday Bryan!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Whisk[e]y-Case

    Can't say that I have, or would, as I tend to not prefer sherry-aged stuff.
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    RIP some fuck or another

    This. Hang in there guys, it's a doubly tough time of year to suffer losses so severe.
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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Happy Birthday JP!

    Happy Birthday, JP! Have a great trip.
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    Fuck in snow

    Winter Mode: ACTIVE Between snapping a 3/8 to 1/2 drive adapter and finding a nearly-stripped lug nut it wasn't the smoothest transition but it got done. Test drive went fine and tires roll smooth so I'll chalk it up as a win. Damage lug will be replaced tomorrow. Also converted the tractor to winter duty which went pleasantly well. Now, if it'll just consistently start for the next 5 months that'd be great.
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