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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 590
Posted By Butters
I just picked up a Nolan N44 and have been...

I just picked up a Nolan N44 and have been thrilled with it. It gives the option to run it as a 3/4 helmet, but the chinbar is so unobtrusive, I can't see ever riding without the chinbar....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-27-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,502
Views: 170,510
Posted By Butters
Seat Height

Not that I have an opinion one way or another about what is proper for the seat height on the new AT, but . . .

While I agree seat height isn't as big of a factor as people make out - it is a...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Butters
I wear my Mojaves (older OTB version) as my...

I wear my Mojaves (older OTB version) as my Summer pants. While I'm sure there are safer options out there, I feel they are more than adequate. They have 840D Cordura in the important places, which...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,710
Posted By Butters
My Submission

My submission, courtesy of the WDC Craigslist: http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/5042119136.html
http://images.craigslist.org/00p0p_4DlTcU4Uv7J_600x450.jpg


BMW K100 Cafe Racer -...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,871
Views: 426,710
Posted By Butters
Good thing there is no such thing as a backfire...

Good thing there is no such thing as a backfire out of the top of the carb. Oh wait, maybe that has happened once or twice.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Butters
If you push on that center shaft too hard, it can...

If you push on that center shaft too hard, it can push the bearing back. It isn't a super tight fit. So if you were putting on the clutch cover and the shaft wasn't lined up with the center hole,...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By Butters
The cheap price has nothing to do with a scam. ...

The cheap price has nothing to do with a scam. It has everything to do with the dollar to Euro value. I just bought a couple helmets from FC Moto for about 40% less than buying here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,743
Posted By Butters
Sounds like money well spent for sleeping well at...

Sounds like money well spent for sleeping well at night. It only matters what you think was right. If the guy doesn't take you up on your generous offer, he clearly is a dumbass that will hurt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,775
Posted By Butters
I don't think it's fair to use the DL1000 FI as a...

I don't think it's fair to use the DL1000 FI as a baseline for performance. I can totally believe carbs worked better for you. But that is a design issue with the Suzuki, being too lean from the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 955
Posted By Butters
Check how the bearing is seated in the pressure...

Check how the bearing is seated in the pressure plate. I can't tell for sure by your description, but I had issues after I had my clutch cover off. It took me a lot of time and money only to figure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 5,775
Posted By Butters
I agree with this. While I think the odds...

I agree with this.

While I think the odds of being stranded (no immediate fix) is slightly higher with FI, I still think it is very small. And with specific bikes, those odds are less than with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By Butters
Actually, the Odyssey isn't the stock battery. ...

Actually, the Odyssey isn't the stock battery. In fact, I think it is a tad smaller (albeit better quality) than stock. The stock battery is a Yuasa YTZ10S, I believe. (Not counting the original,...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 1,037,356
Posted By Butters
I believe that is a Heidenau K60 - the newer...

I believe that is a Heidenau K60 - the newer version where the center tread is unbroken. People seem to prefer the older version.

Newer Version:...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,116
Views: 1,313,441
Posted By Butters
I'm surprised by this comparison. I've never...

I'm surprised by this comparison. I've never ridden the Terra or Strada, but if I ever totaled my X, the Terra would be on my short list as a replacement (although an X would be at the top of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 86,732
Posted By Butters
My bikes aren't super rare - more like one-hit...

My bikes aren't super rare - more like one-hit wonders. The X-Challenge was only produced in 2007 (although I think some in Europe may have been listed as 2008s). The TDM was only brought to the US...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
My buddy hasn't had his Roadking inspected in...

My buddy hasn't had his Roadking inspected in over about 8years and has never even been questioned about it. I'm sure it would be different if he were 22 years old and riding a GSXR.

The safety...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
Nice to see we're all keeping up with our VA...

Nice to see we're all keeping up with our VA Safety Inspections! I was hoping to get mine done soon, but HBN has me beat by almost a year. Maybe I'll get around to it in June.

Or July.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,298
Posted By Butters
You could have the best of both worlds:...

You could have the best of both worlds:...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,410
Posted By Butters
I wanted to give a thank you for finding this...

I wanted to give a thank you for finding this chair. I bought two and have been really happy. Haven't gone camping this year, but used them a couple times at the kid's soccer games. They pack so...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By Butters
I would add this . . . Regardless what...

I would add this . . .

Regardless what ratchet you use, from Craftsman, HF all the way to SnapOn, - they all need maintenance. Even new, most come very dry from the factory. Opening up the...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,207
Posted By Butters
All the major sites have closeout sections with...

All the major sites have closeout sections with loads of jackets under $200. If you help him shop, you should be able to find a Cordura jacket for under $200 (I got my FG Ranier for $140 which is...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By Butters
I find it ironic that those who criticize the...

I find it ironic that those who criticize the "cheaper is better" logic fall into the "more expensive is better" logic. Both are are faulty because they paint too broad a stroke.

Yes, there's...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By Butters
The quality isn't the greatest, but those...

The quality isn't the greatest, but those Crescent kits are real handy for the reasons you mention. When people are looking for a kit to throw into their car, that is the first suggestion I make. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,427
Posted By Butters
I'll say this from a personal perspective . . . ...

I'll say this from a personal perspective . . .

I've made a concerted effort to ride outside my comfort zone. I don't mean speed, but particularly weather. This has opened up a whole new world...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,743
Posted By Butters
Sounds like what you really need is to replace...

Sounds like what you really need is to replace the DR200 with a DR350. Lighter than the DRZ, a little less power, but it has a 6 speed. You can probably get a nice one for the same price as a set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 1,731
Views: 424,789
Posted By Butters
"Hey look, there's a terribly injured person. I...

"Hey look, there's a terribly injured person. I should probably disregard their dignity and film them so I can get lots of hits on my blog".

Just because you legally can do something doesn't...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By Butters
It's a shame, but all the low end Craftsman...

It's a shame, but all the low end Craftsman ratchets are really awful. Not just "not up to Craftsman standards", but just awful. The current raised panel ratchet (the one that comes in all the bulk...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,580
Posted By Butters
A rider over on Expedition Portal reviewed some...

A rider over on Expedition Portal reviewed some of the Aether gear. He's a new rider, so he may not have a lot to compare it to, but it appears he researched it a good bit. I seem to recall he...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-29-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,783
Posted By Butters
I think he was just saying the DL is better on...

I think he was just saying the DL is better on dirt roads. He acknowledged the DR is better offroad. And I have to say I'd be inclined to agree with that. I had a DL1000 and never would have taken...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 146,188
Posted By Butters
Maybe you guys can help me . . . I just laid...

Maybe you guys can help me . . .

I just laid down my GSXR and need to replace the bodywork. I could go stock, but what I'd really like is some bodywork with TVs in it. Not 4 TVs, not 6 TVs, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-29-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
Made fun of her?!?! No, no - I have nothing...

Made fun of her?!?! No, no - I have nothing against pretty redheads. But if you are going to have an orange topcase, you should probably have orange sidecases because the carpet should always match...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-28-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
I assume the head needs to be pulled before you...

I assume the head needs to be pulled before you helicoil it since you wouldn't want any shavings getting down in there. I know George has a general rule about only working on BMWs (except for...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
Nice! Seems like there may be a story behind...

Nice! Seems like there may be a story behind that acquisition?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
Aesthetically, it could probably use an orange...

Aesthetically, it could probably use an orange top case.






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Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,219
Posted By Butters
Just got back from a quick spin with the Shark. ...

Just got back from a quick spin with the Shark. Only rode about 10 miles and got up to about 70 mph briefly. My thoughts . . .

The good: The helmet is probably the quietest I have owned. Not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7,517
Views: 394,113
Posted By Butters
Cheap Helmets

I'm throwing these out here before I toss them up on the Flea Market . . .

I have three helmets for sale:

A black Scorpion EXO500 size Large, build date 2011 (not sure which month since I don't...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,219
Posted By Butters
I actually received the Shark yesterday. I have...

I actually received the Shark yesterday. I have only tried it on, but plan to give it at least a short ride today to see if I am keeping it.

The fit (Medium) is very similar to my Large Scorpion...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,943
Views: 1,576,159
Posted By Butters
Just realize the airshock exhibits some strange...

Just realize the airshock exhibits some strange behavior. It really unloads under heavy braking. In addition, when you take your butt off the seat, the seat will rise up quite a bit. This can be a...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,219
Posted By Butters
I figured I would bump this thread since I ended...

I figured I would bump this thread since I ended up buying a helmet (actually two). Since the dollar is so strong against the Euro, I bought both a Nolan N44 and a Shark Vision-R from FC-Moto. The...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,285
Posted By Butters
I haven't been too impressed with my AFX 41. ...

I haven't been too impressed with my AFX 41. Can't complain for a $100 helmet, but it is by far the worst quality helmet I have owned (from $100 GMax helmets to $400 Arai). There is a GMax dual...
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