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Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
Posted By tphilpin
LTs vs GS failures

I am curious about the general consensus here regarding the wisdom of submerging the final drive during stream crossings, especially those that are not quick or successful, having water etc, enter...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 50,028
Posted By tphilpin
Thumb First, Thanks for your service. Second,...

First, Thanks for your service.
Second, Congratulations, her shoulder doesn't seem to be bothering her right now.
Third, I like your style, you set a goal, and get it done, obstacles in the way?,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 300,980
Posted By tphilpin
Question I was thinking the same thing, although both...

I was thinking the same thing, although both didn't need to go back to get the bikes, and someone could have been contracted / hired to do the transfer, dismantling, crating, etc... even hiring a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Good for you Pete. Another person out there...

Good for you Pete. Another person out there putting a good light on Americans. The five dollars won't be missed by you, but will probably have a notable impact on the welder's standard of living. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Agree, without confirmation from Pete, Look at it...

Agree, without confirmation from Pete, Look at it from the police officer's perspective, assume that the Pete probably had 50lbs and 8 inches in height on the police officer. The police officer's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 672,520
Posted By tphilpin
Thumbs down An engineering oversight on the part of KTM. No...

An engineering oversight on the part of KTM. No provision to monitor the electrical value coming into the electronic control module (computer) which uses the voltage as a reference value. When the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Trackpete, Since you are abandoning front...

Trackpete,
Since you are abandoning front brakes for the sake of a new rim, suggest you make flipping the front rim / tire around every 500km a new routine to equalize tire wear and stress on the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 672,520
Posted By tphilpin
:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap...

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Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Trackpete, Some other ideas, no need to...

Trackpete,

Some other ideas, no need to reply unless you find inspiration one of the suggestions:
Loosen the handlebar mounts and shift the handle bars to the right to provide more leverage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Trackpete, I don't know enough about the the...

Trackpete,
I don't know enough about the the handling / stability aspects of a three wheeled mototaxi, but I am thinking that one might be able to adjust the angle rear axle with respect to the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Trackpete, Hopefully you remembered to get...

Trackpete,

Hopefully you remembered to get some spare spokes, tubes, a chain, an extra tire, and the canopy repaired (that comes to mind) and maybe buy a better funnel? Perhaps a ventilated box...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
That shouldn't be too hard, we have seen...

That shouldn't be too hard, we have seen Trackpete's refueling procedure with the salvaged top of a soda bottle for a funnel, and fuel spilling over a hot engine.:freaky
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 672,520
Posted By tphilpin
Wink Miles and miles of nothing, the trucks suffer...

Miles and miles of nothing, the trucks suffer from highway hypnosis and keel over ... the drivers never know when the truck is inclined to take a dirt nap.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Trackpete, Health insurance coverage is...

Trackpete,

Health insurance coverage is available at half the cost in the US for comparable coverages if you live outside the US for more than six months out of the year (2 -3K). Information and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Thumb Gaston, At the risk of hijacking Trackpete's...

Gaston, At the risk of hijacking Trackpete's blog, great post, nice piece of writing.

We all have a little "Trackpete" begging to come out.
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 672,520
Posted By tphilpin
Just a thought...

Luke,

You continue to get the the code that the TPS doesn't jive with the computer expectations. I am going to assume the computer (ECU) uses at minimum inputs from a tach or rpm sensor, and...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
Talking Sand and sun blasted....

While reading your update about the windstorm / tent assault I thought to myself, "He is being a little over dramatic here.... perhaps spending too much time alone on the dirt" but then I scrolled...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 83,926
Posted By tphilpin
TrackPete, great endeavor man, I think you might...

TrackPete, great endeavor man, I think you might be the start of a trend, touring South America in relative comfort, stability, with hauling ability, in a disposable mode of transport. You may have...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 672,520
Posted By tphilpin
Thumb Armchair troubleshooting

Luke,

I don't recall if you guys actually installed the borrowed throttle body on your bike and duplicated the error... I think you did so it is unlikely the problem is in your throttle body or...
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