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Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-29-2015, 08:41 AM
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Posted By philipbarrett
Naturally :doh

Naturally

:doh
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-29-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By philipbarrett
Thanks - that's a great little package. The...

Thanks - that's a great little package. The direct export function is nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,785
Posted By philipbarrett
Moto Liberty in Dallas used to have a can of...

Moto Liberty in Dallas used to have a can of medical jaw wire sitting on the shelf next to their open-face offerings.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
Posted By philipbarrett
But it has a seat & a spark plug. Those have to...

But it has a seat & a spark plug. Those have to be worth something?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
Posted By philipbarrett
$5K XR? Ever the optimist. ...

$5K XR? Ever the optimist.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/sdf/mcy/4946688687.html
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
Posted By philipbarrett
Nice rack (Jomama watch out) but a little narrow...

Nice rack (Jomama watch out) but a little narrow for my needs. The only others I found though stuck out like a GS's rear end on a world tour.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,100
Posted By philipbarrett
That's what their advertisers pay them to do...

That's what their advertisers pay them to do (with the exception of Motorcycle Consumer News) and they've done a dam fine job of it too.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
Posted By philipbarrett
XR & myself headed to Big Bend National Park &...

XR & myself headed to Big Bend National Park & Big Bend Ranch State Park this past week. My first trip after bringing her back to health; stock exhaust mounted, Gordon Mods done & his jetting...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
Posted By philipbarrett
I fabbed one that mounts inside the rear fender...

I fabbed one that mounts inside the rear fender using the tailight bolts. Texas is very lenient on placement & this is up & out of the way.

Pic to follow once I get the bike back from the shop.
Forum: Racing 03-04-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 37,954
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 02:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,916
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, 05:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,556
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,916
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,885,330
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, 05:48 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 37,954
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
Posted By philipbarrett
I drooled, quite a lot really.

I drooled, quite a lot really.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 10:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 10:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,184
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 164,734
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 164,734
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 37,954
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, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,716
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 37,954
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,223
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...
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