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Forum: Alaska 07-15-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Gringacho
:nodJust got back from my AK trip and agree with...

:nodJust got back from my AK trip and agree with Mach1 on this one!!! Incredible scenery on this stretch....at least for a guy from Georgia. Road both the haul rode and Denali and we stopped more...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
EDIT: It looks like this is the deal you are...

EDIT: It looks like this is the deal you are speaking of....http://ocala.craigslist.org/tls/2121159254.html :deal Jump on it while you have the chance....

Sounds like a very good deal to me if...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
I was geared more towards a technical viewpoint,...

I was geared more towards a technical viewpoint, first hand experiences and theory rather than my welding supply store rep's opinion on his/her line of gases.

I did run across this on another...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Let's put cost aside, I already have the full...

Let's put cost aside, I already have the full bottle of argon sitting in my garage next to my MIG welder......

Does it make a difference during the weld process and Mig Welding Mild Steel using...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
MIG Welding Mild Steel with Pure Argon

I have a full 250 CF cylinder of pure Argon Gas in my garage and only have a MIG welder and desire to weld Mild Steel only.

I have had people telling me "Using pure argon to MIG steel results in...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Too high

That seems pretty steep to me Shuffler. I've seen MM135's, Hobart 140's or Lincoln 140's on craigslist from $200-$400, you just have to be patient.

The cart has no value in my opinion, make...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2010, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,210
Posted By Gringacho
MIG process on Unistrut

Is there anything special you are doing to prep the surface to get the coating off the Unistrut before welding it?

Are you using ER70-6 wire and what thickness?

I have a lot of scrap unistrut...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Purchasing Metals

I just got into welding and have recently purchased a 120V Mig machine to play around with for the next couple of years and hopefully upgrade from there......

Couple of questions...

1) Of...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,220
Posted By Gringacho
</center> And so are cheap, cheap hotels and...

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And so are cheap, cheap hotels and hostels with secure bike parking.

Seriously.... drop the load and pick up a Lonely Planet "Central America on Shoestring". I have an extra copy I...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,210
Posted By Gringacho
I'm looking at the same welders.........Plenty of...

I'm looking at the same welders.........Plenty of information over here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210053

I believe to originator of the thread actually works for Lincoln as a...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 357,210
Posted By Gringacho
Welders

It seems you have been having a lot of success and really like the 252 miller set up you have. Great work.

Have you been using the TIG unit you purchased at all for your projects or just MIG? ...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-12-2010, 04:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By Gringacho
Throttle Body Sync Tool needed To borrow in Treasure Coast Area

Treasure Coast (Stuart, Florida Area) ZIP CODE 34997

If anyone has a Throttle Body Sync tool (such as Twinmax) that I can borrow over a weekend to sync an 1150 Boxer Engine or come by your place...
Forum: The Garage 10-06-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
I was referring to an old Lincoln or the like,...

I was referring to an old Lincoln or the like, yet AC/DC, so I'm not schooled up or familiar with any conversion kit for AC only.

The reason for the question is I'm into heavy industrial...
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Question; If your only planning on welding...

Question;

If your only planning on welding steel and using the TIG process, are there any advantages of spending upwards of 1k on a TIG machine when you can just convert a "buzz box" stick welder...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 28,220
Posted By Gringacho
Looking forward to this one...... Those...

Looking forward to this one......

Those Sweetwater Brewery pics bring back some memories. I grew up in Atlanta and currently live in your hometown of Stuart, FL. Everytime my folks come down I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-04-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,741
Posted By Gringacho
An older neighbor boy came over and parked his...

An older neighbor boy came over and parked his little electric bike on the patio yesterday while he was playing in our yard.

I was just minding my own and working in the garage when my wife came...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Poolside, Good suggestion and thank you,...

Poolside,

Good suggestion and thank you, yet like posted previously the two "inputs" would have to be from two separate (hot) 120V circuits to achieve the 240V.

I would think most residential...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 117,731
Posted By Gringacho
¿Dónde estás?

DaveG.........Where art thou?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,741
Posted By Gringacho
Glad to hear she is doing better and on the right...

Glad to hear she is doing better and on the right track. Little Juliet is a couple of days younger than my little girl (a couple of posts up) and it's hard to believe that it's been a year.

I...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 535,764
Posted By Gringacho
Great thread and thanks for taking the time to...

Great thread and thanks for taking the time to start this KTM640.....

My dilemma;

I am a learning weldor and have recently got hooked on the TIG process and interested in a beginner to mid...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-09-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 3,513
Views: 1,483,741
Posted By Gringacho
Can't believe it's been a year

Just turned 1 last week....It's been the best year of my life being a father, I can't believe she just turned 1 and to mom and dad's surprise she started walking on the night of her birthday. Took...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 117,731
Posted By Gringacho
Ride On!

Just ran across the ride report Dave........Stay safe on the road and best of travels to you. Sounds like you have some great times and adventures ahead of you over the next year! :thumb


Sorry...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Update

Well, it looks like things are not going to work out for a move to B.C. at this point in our lives.

I appreciate everyone's comments and all the great information that was posted here, really...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Great.....I'll feel right at home...

Great.....I'll feel right at home (Atlanta)..:lol3

We've made up our mind to go, yet were still in negotiations with potential employer about certain items. I'd say it's fifty fifty chance right...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2010, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Gringacho
Thanks

Thanks on all the input.

Looks like I need to bump up the housing/utilities/insurance a bit. I didn't even include my bike in on the insurance so I'm guessing I should be around $300-$350/month...
Forum: Canada 08-18-2010, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By Gringacho
Help me budge for Vancouver, B.C.

Edit: Meant to say "Budget" in title.... Can you please edit moderator????

Thanks to all who have chimed in on my other thread about Relocation to Vancouver, B.C. It has been a great help.
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Forum: Canada 08-16-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Thank you for the idea. We have pretty...

Thank you for the idea.

We have pretty much made up our mind on going, yet I have turned and put the ball in my potential future employer's court as of this morning.

They will have to...
Forum: Canada 08-13-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Kamtech employee??:ear

Kamtech employee??:ear
Forum: Canada 08-13-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Immigration Issues

H.R. connected me with an immigration lawyer yesterday and in a nutshell the best way to have my family relocate to Canada would be to expedite my wife and children's Naturalization process. They...
Forum: Canada 08-12-2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Thanks..:thumb Off the wall question but...

Thanks..:thumb

Off the wall question but what about cell phone in Canada? Will my AT&T family plan be able to be used inside Vancouver etc. with the same charges or would it be necessary to go to...
Forum: Canada 08-12-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
:thumb:nod:clap I do appreciate all the thoughts...

:thumb:nod:clap I do appreciate all the thoughts and comments from all you inmates.

I agree it would be a great opportunity and adventure life wise and sling shot my career as i would get a lot...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Monetary details

After speaking with potential Canadian boss, here are some more details...

Same pay as currently, yet will be in CAD and they will adjust for Canadian taxes and exchange rate so it equals out to...
Forum: Canada 08-11-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Great Stuff!!!

Great info guys. Thanks for taking the time on the lengthy posts.

I should have mentioned, I have no ties in Florida (grew up in Atlanta, GA) and will move from Florida before years end as our...
Forum: Canada 08-10-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,259
Posted By Gringacho
Opportunity to move to BC

I've just been presented an opportunity (about 30 minutes ago) from my current place of work to move from sunny Florida to one of our offices in Vancouver, BC for a 2 year assignment.

I'd be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gringacho
:nod But I'm thinking it has got to be...

:nod But I'm thinking it has got to be electrical at this point. Maybe not a strong enough spark. I can see a light spark when kicking it over, that is all.
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gringacho
Hit a brick wall again, I bought a second used...

Hit a brick wall again, I bought a second used stock carburetor and installed with no luck. It's not even acting like it wants to start.....Just kick, kick, kick and no sign of anything.

I did...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gringacho
No pops or even sounds of wanting to start when I...

No pops or even sounds of wanting to start when I kick it over...yet there seems to be plenty of compression......although I was not able to get the compression gauge into the spark plug hole due to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gringacho
I'll give this a try XRider.........I guess I...

I'll give this a try XRider.........I guess I have left out some big chunks of the history of this bike and project.

Last post should explain it in a nutshell.....
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,772
Posted By Gringacho
Yes, long story short, had her all buttoned up...

Yes, long story short, had her all buttoned up when she started smoking (white smoke). Come to find the powder coaters that did the frame did not plug the holes in the oil fill or drain when media...
Forum: Thumpers 06-16-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Gringacho
True....I believe I have the basics covered and...

True....I believe I have the basics covered and it could be something more in depth. 2 weeks ago I was riding the bike and it started fine, it actually cut off on me in the drive and now it won't...
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