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Forum: Racing Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
from http://thejudge13.com/ Dear Mr. Dennis,...

from http://thejudge13.com/

Dear Mr. Dennis,

I take it, it is not too hazardous a stretch of the imagination that you have grown fairly displeased with the amount of disagreeable media coverage...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
Thanks :-) Here's a really bad phone picture...

Thanks :-)

Here's a really bad phone picture of the set up. I have an Oxy-Fuel rig on a small rolling cart as well. Fire extinguisher is close by too. BTW, I'm a lefty.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
I built my own bench with castors on the back so...

I built my own bench with castors on the back so I could move it around if needed but still have it firmly situated when I'm welding. It's very heavy, the paint isn't needed but I thought Miller blue...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
We have a little XR discourse going on TWT too....

We have a little XR discourse going on TWT too. Wanted to share this post as it's a really great guide to fork maintenance;

http://www.twtex.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1329349&postcount=73
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
I'm 5'7" and barely a 30" inseam & I can...

I'm 5'7" and barely a 30" inseam & I can comfortably tip-toe in DS boots on mine. I was actually in the same mindset as yourself but was finally convinced by the guy teaching a dirt riding class to...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,242
Posted By philipbarrett
Great plan - I love mine. Pelican is it, the...

Great plan - I love mine. Pelican is it, the waterproof seal is the killer app.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-22-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,412
Posted By philipbarrett
Don't laugh but ebay! Most sellers have free...

Don't laugh but ebay! Most sellers have free shipping, prices are right, you can find great deals on OEMs removed or salvaged from bikes plus a huge range of both high quality repro parts and cheap...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
Bloody hell, if I have to fix one more stripped...

Bloody hell, if I have to fix one more stripped out bolt or screw because of Loctite I'll go postal!

Loctite holding a bolt into a thread insert in plastic? Really?

:becca

At least...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
Yes, found one on Craigslist. From everything...

Yes, found one on Craigslist. From everything I've read it's a pretty good unit & much quieter than the FMF, I'll do the Gordon 3 hole drilling mod to it.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,242
Posted By philipbarrett
+1 on the Macbook Air, love mine. Battery life is...

+1 on the Macbook Air, love mine. Battery life is ridiculous.
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
Busy day in the shop; 1) New front & rear...

Busy day in the shop;

1) New front & rear sprockets & O-Ring chain, oops chain is 68 links not 68 inches, should have read the label better!

2) Acerbis rear fender mounted & custom license...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
It is the stocker, has a couple of mighty dings...

It is the stocker, has a couple of mighty dings in it though. Not going to effect the performance much but if I found one...

Picked up a muffler on the Denver Craigslist, luckily I have a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
You're my height & inseam (you got half a dozen...

You're my height & inseam (you got half a dozen years on me :D) but you pretty well just described my riding. I have a BMW RS for the serious road stuff so my DS bike generally hitches a ride on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
Has to be, Big Bend National Park is my favorite...

Has to be, Big Bend National Park is my favorite place to ride plus she'll be heading across the border to Mexico soon enough.
Forum: Thumpers 02-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,957
Views: 1,848,367
Posted By philipbarrett
New to me...

Picked this up yesterday (sorry for the low res pic but GoGo inflight won't allow for bigger uploads). I've been reading through this entire thread (so far, page 65) for the past few days. A huge...
Forum: Racing 01-26-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Some of us still remember the hullabaloo over...

Some of us still remember the hullabaloo over Jackie Stewart's "hippy" locks.

Ce la vie.
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
I drooled, quite a lot really.

I drooled, quite a lot really.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
Thanks for the validation. The welding degree...

Thanks for the validation. The welding degree course at Mountain View starts with Oxy-Fuel for a good reason IMHO.

In my case, I taught myself the fundamentals of the process in my garage for very...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
Earlier I recommended the Haynes welding manual...

Earlier I recommended the Haynes welding manual which I think the others here will agree is a nicely written introduction to getting your hands dirty (rather than lots of theory).
...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
So many of the latest small to medium TIG & MIG...

So many of the latest small to medium TIG & MIG machines have both 120V & 220V options. You run at 120 (obviously on reduced power) and upgrade the electrical when you can. It's also useful if you...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
Agreed, you'll go through that much gas &...

Agreed, you'll go through that much gas & materials alone. My local community college does an incredible range of welding courses all the way from hobby to degree for somewhere around $180 a...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
No idea what anyone did or said on this innocuous...

No idea what anyone did or said on this innocuous thread to make you so mad? But hey, you won the internet & I really hope the rest of your day turns out better.
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
And learning to control heat in a weld. Ron...

And learning to control heat in a weld.

Ron Fournier uses Oxy for both steel and aluminum (now that is hard) when fabricating gas tanks and the like, but then I'm sure he'd bow to the vastly...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
I'll quote myself "and it will teach you heat...

I'll quote myself "and it will teach you heat control in a very non-intimidating environment."

Or you can get that Harbor Freight MIG & play at blowing holes in metal. At least you can use the mug...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,913
Posted By philipbarrett
Start with acetylene (Oxy-Fuel). Equipment is...

Start with acetylene (Oxy-Fuel). Equipment is cheap, tanks can be rented and it will teach you heat control in a very non-intimidating environment.

I started with a medium quality torch set up...
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 163,550
Posted By philipbarrett
http://store.starbucks.com/coffee/starbucks-via-re...

http://store.starbucks.com/coffee/starbucks-via-ready-brew,default,sc.html

Perfectly drinkable. I use 2 in one cup, Costco sells much cheaper.
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 163,550
Posted By philipbarrett
Early adopter here. Kind of forgot this thread...

Early adopter here. Kind of forgot this thread because, well, I just keep using the darn stove.

But as ADV guys/girls we always need to be prepared for emergencies. In my case a lack of hot...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Great write up. I think MB are going to be hard...

Great write up. I think MB are going to be hard to beat, Lauda is a huge asset over there providing a gravitas that seems to keep both management & drivers highly focused.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-12-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,124
Posted By philipbarrett
+1 on the El Dorado, stayed many times, sparse...

+1 on the El Dorado, stayed many times, sparse but clean & a short stagger from the bar to bed.
Forum: Racing 01-11-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
I've attended all 3 races so far. I think overall...

I've attended all 3 races so far. I think overall COTA has tried hard to create a good experience but by the time you factor in tickets, parking & hotels (the Super-8 is $450 a night, minimum 2 night...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,082
Posted By philipbarrett
Join the community. In the relevant forums, post...

Join the community. In the relevant forums, post about the bike you've got or the journey you're on, or just the ones you're dreaming about. Ask for some advice, help out an inmate, recommend some...
Forum: Racing 01-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,082
Posted By philipbarrett
...for which we truly appreciate the effort...

...for which we truly appreciate the effort involved and understand that your lives don't necessarily revolve around getting us Dakar coverage!

I have every one going back to 2011 now. Nice...
Forum: Racing 01-05-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
and he admits it!

and he admits it!
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Not naive at all. With a good basic set up F1...

Not naive at all. With a good basic set up F1 cars can have significant performance and handling characteristics optimized for both drivers and individual tracks. These are done through both...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Exactly, but the line was funny! :lol3

Exactly, but the line was funny!

:lol3
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
LOL - that was good! Problem (OK one of the...

LOL - that was good!

Problem (OK one of the problems) with the 2014 Ferrari was the weight bias was dictated by the (lack of) aero-package which forced the already porky engine forward. Unlike MB...
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Well Vettel likes oversteer & Kimi hates...

Well Vettel likes oversteer & Kimi hates oversteer, not sure how Ferrari's going to solve that one?
Forum: Racing 01-04-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 19,275
Posted By philipbarrett
Good point. They certainly do have little to lose...

Good point. They certainly do have little to lose since the 2014 competition will be struggling to just make up last year's deficit. Rumor is MB has another 60+HP in waiting.

Honda's a different...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 37,733
Posted By philipbarrett
In for the vicarious ride.

In for the vicarious ride.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,049
Posted By philipbarrett
This guy who just spent $100 today getting vet...

This guy who just spent $100 today getting vet treatment for a feral tomcat (boy was he mad at me) understands your loss.
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