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Old 25-08-2010, 07:45 AM
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Talking What the hell is a 'vented pumpkin'?

Just got this spec list from a US company who make trike kits of SOHC 750 Hondas:

'Cycle X trikes have an low, aggressive, retro style that will pick up your social life. These rigid frame and rear ends are designed for the do-it-your-selfer with complete kits in the works. Designed for Honda cb750's ( 69-78 )
Frames are jig welded with 30 degrees of rake. Designed to accomodate multiple front ends with neck cup changes.

Posi- traction
Slip differential
51 tooth sprocket ( 530 chain )
Black powder coated assembly.
Vented pumpkin.
Drilled rotors.
Chrome brake calipers.
4 piston calipers ( per side )'

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Old 25-08-2010, 08:44 AM
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Old 25-08-2010, 08:47 AM
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As I suspected ...

Let me see, I'm building a trike - got me engine, axle, front end, large root vegetable with slots in ... sorted.
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Old 25-08-2010, 10:38 AM
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Well they are american.
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..... style that will pick up your social life.
What ? Like special cuddles......
Is it something to do with the diff casing...err....something I read somewhere....cant remember co I'm a girl and have a treacle sponge brain....


Holy pooo....just remembered where I read it...a tractor forum...! dont ask...

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Is it anything like a varnished stoat?
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Old 25-08-2010, 02:39 PM
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'praps it's for halloween.
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its similar to a breathable neep but not as sturdy
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So the next question is.......................how do you ventilate your pumpkin?
I suspect there could be many ways, whats your favourite.
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Old 25-08-2010, 02:55 PM
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Old 25-08-2010, 03:38 PM
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As I suspected ...

large root vegetable
See that's where you've been going wrong. It's a squash.
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Call yourself bikers/trikers..

It is a cover for the double knocker flange assembly vented so that the grommets don't overheat and perish and so called because from the seat angle it looks a bit like a pumpkin...

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The pumpkin is the centre section of an axle that houses the diff. It needs a vent to allow it balance the pressure to atmosphere.
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It's similar to a turbo turnip, with the output of a normally aspirated 'nanna.
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I got it wrong again...made me larf... but I don't want to ever see more than a picture...

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The pumpkin is the centre section of an axle that houses the diff. It needs a vent to allow it balance the pressure to atmosphere.
Well that makes more sense than calling it a diff case dunnit.
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The pumpkin is the centre section of an axle that houses the diff. It needs a vent to allow it balance the pressure to atmosphere.
Spoilsport.
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on a serious note.............itll need more than a vent to fit a geet big tight chian through it and back oooot. If of course it is a diff case and not summat weird
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For gods sake Nik ! ...tell them ......some americans call diffs pumpkins.ie "I'm installing an OS diff this week. While I have the pumpkin out, I was considering the nismo diff cover".... "Better check your breather tube on the pumpkin"...etc

I cant tell them (again) cos I am a women and I know nothing about such things.......but I can bake a freakin nice treacle sponge pud and custard !

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For gods sake Nik ! ...tell them ......some americans call diffs pumpkins.ie "I'm installing an OS diff this week. While I have the pumpkin out, I was considering the nismo diff cover".... "Better check your breather tube on the pumpkin"...etc

I cant tell them (again) cos I am a women and I know nothing about such things.......but I can bake a freakin nice treacle sponge pud and custard !
Where would be the fun in that?

Really? Can I come round for tea? I love treacle sponge!
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You do the pud, I will bring the marigolds.....

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I can bake a freakin nice treacle sponge pud and custard !
What about pumpkin pie?
Make sure you ventilate it though first!
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What about pumpkin pie?
Make sure you ventilate it though first!
think you lot should get out more-am i in a bloody madhouse???
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Old 28-08-2010, 11:43 AM
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think you lot should get out more-am i in a bloody madhouse???
Its the meds Mr Mozz sir...makes ...some...a little barking...not alowed to go out much ....I play well with others..but they dont like my games..
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Old 29-08-2010, 11:25 AM
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Its the meds Mr Mozz sir...makes ...some...a little barking...not alowed to go out much ....I play well with others..but they dont like my games..
its ok beano im really as mad as you lot-guess you gotta be to come on here.
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Its the meds Mr Mozz sir...makes ...some...a little barking...not alowed to go out much ....I play well with others..but they dont like my games..
Talking of meds.

Doctor Fish (yeah honest) recons I need to take loads of tablets every day.

So I was sat at a table in the food (marque, marquis, market) tent at the Ogri, and spread out me tablets before me so I could work out which ones I had to shove down me throat this time.

And yup someone offerd to buy them.

Wonder what anti epileptic tablets do if you aint epileptic.
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