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Forum: Equipment 03-13-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By barnboy
Excellent, thanks. I've been really impressed...

Excellent, thanks. I've been really impressed with the quality of the jacket so far -- especially considering the cost -- and it's time to spring for some new pants, anyway.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,362
Posted By barnboy
I've got a Monsoon jacket, which I love, but I'd...

I've got a Monsoon jacket, which I love, but I'd like to add overpants. I'd like them to zip to the jacket. I know the Cyclone pants have a rear zipper that connects to the pants, but do the Sprint...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,021
Posted By barnboy
I guess it's not so much the speedbleeders, but...

I guess it's not so much the speedbleeders, but bleeding the brakes in general. BMW claims it requires a tool called a MoDiTeC to purge all air from the line and the control circuits (I've got an...
Forum: The Garage 03-06-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,021
Posted By barnboy
While we're on the subject, I have a set but have...

While we're on the subject, I have a set but have yet to put them on the bike. I've heard conflicting rumors about whether or not they'll screw up the ABS, so I've been hemmin' and hawin'.

Any...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-17-2007, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 816,208
Posted By barnboy
Heading out for a day at work: ...

Heading out for a day at work:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1354/1397212586_b1eb92ebb6.jpg

Another view:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1327/1396326009_bb9bcbdfb5.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 271,390
Posted By barnboy
This is friggin' fantastic, and much more...

This is friggin' fantastic, and much more enjoyable than work.

As an aside, I bought an old run-down farmhouse a few years ago, complete with a Swing-Away opener bolted to the pantry. That sucker...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2007, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,206
Posted By barnboy
Excellent report, as always. Entertaining and...

Excellent report, as always. Entertaining and educational!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By barnboy
Fuel/oil was in the middle of my lane, spreading...

Fuel/oil was in the middle of my lane, spreading slightly to the outside of the curve as it began to apex.

I'm not sure if it's a racing line, but I usually delay my apex until the last possible...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2007, 05:15 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 33,726
Posted By barnboy
Phenomenal! :clap

Phenomenal! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By barnboy
Aha, now we're getting somewhere. I think you're...

Aha, now we're getting somewhere. I think you're absolutely right. In many ways I need to put more faith in the bike and my ability as a rider. And relax.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By barnboy
I think more than anything that rolling off the...

I think more than anything that rolling off the throttle was a total panic reaction, which sent me wide. I saw the stuff, knew exactly what it was, and envisioned a washout with me in the oncoming...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By barnboy
Tackling fuel/oil on road surface

A few weeks ago I was about to enter an S-curve when I encountered a thick line of deisel fuel in the middle of the road. Since then I've been pondering whether I handled this situation correctly and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By barnboy
Off to Das Awkscht Fest

This pales in comparison to many of the other ride reports that make me pine for more free time, but its a ride and Im reporting on it, ergo, its a ride report. Plus it has cool old cars. Onward!...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 36,128
Posted By barnboy
Stax!

Man, I'm so jealous you got to see the Stax museum! I'm goin' home tonight, pulling out the Stax box set and listening to some tunes over a glass of Woodford Reserve -- it's about time I cracked that...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 67,377
Posted By barnboy
I gotta say, I just ordered a Wolfman Denali from...

I gotta say, I just ordered a Wolfman Denali from them and -- being a paranoid freak -- wanted to check on the status of the order. Sent an email and Andrew responded within several minutes. Pretty...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,612
Posted By barnboy
Another excellent ride report. Loved your...

Another excellent ride report. Loved your previous "frugality" report; incredibly entertaining. Keep 'em coming!
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 36,128
Posted By barnboy
Wow, if your travels do take you through Eastern...

Wow, if your travels do take you through Eastern PA and you need a place to crash, definitely get in touch. I've got 20 acres on which to camp, plenty of beer, and I make a mean burger.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 76,045
Posted By barnboy
Hey, CR, it's been said plenty of times already,...

Hey, CR, it's been said plenty of times already, but I just gotta add to the pile-on and mention that I'm enjoying this thoroughly. Thanks so much for your efforts in transcribing and posting this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2007, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,670
Posted By barnboy
I personally enjoyed it when -- dying of hunger...

I personally enjoyed it when -- dying of hunger -- he tried to force down a pickled pig's foot in the parking lot of a country store. I think he got about two bites down before he finally gave up.
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2007, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By barnboy
Ditto on that one. As far as I'm concerned, a big...

Ditto on that one. As far as I'm concerned, a big hunk of metal affixed to your wrist is a much better conversation piece than a plaster cast.



You clean it every day and let nature do the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2007, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,670
Posted By barnboy
I understood that he was tracing the length of...

I understood that he was tracing the length of the Mississippi for the second seaon. I suppose if he was recently spotted in IL he started down south and headed north.

My wife will be very upset...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,760
Posted By barnboy
This was a know issue with early fuel injected...

This was a know issue with early fuel injected F650s. Check out the Chain Gang's FAQ (http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/custom_fixes_for_s_and_s.htm) for specific info and fixes. There's a wealth of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,004
Posted By barnboy
Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well,...

Sometimes you eat the bar and sometimes, well, the bar, he eats you.

I like your style, dude.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By barnboy
FYI -- This might not be your speed, but there's...

FYI -- This might not be your speed, but there's a great rehabbed farm near me that's up for auction on June 28:

http://www.auctionzip.com/Listings/296364.html

Near Rt. 100 & Rt. 309. It's...
Forum: Face plant 06-13-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By barnboy
Ah, the old external fixator! I spent several...

Ah, the old external fixator! I spent several intimate weeks with one of those suckers embedded in my wrist. If nothing else, the pain meds I got were great, plus it was a great conversation piece. I...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2007, 05:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,754
Posted By barnboy
Man, I have no clue why I read these things first...

Man, I have no clue why I read these things first thing in the morning after I arrive at work. It makes my day seem *so* much longer!

Excellent narrative. Can't wait to hear more.
Forum: Thumpers 06-12-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By barnboy
A=ABS, I believe.

A=ABS, I believe.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2007, 07:39 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,664
Posted By barnboy
At the risk of stomping this one into the ground,...

At the risk of stomping this one into the ground, heres some $.02 from a n00b.

I took the MSF beginning course back in 99, and I never once expected to leave there an expert knowing everything...
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