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Forum: Beasts Yesterday, 06:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 977
Posted By Butters
I totally get the comparison and I've considered...

I totally get the comparison and I've considered both those bikes myself. I seem to always be on the search for a sport-tourer to compliment my Thumper. Standards and adventure bikes tick the right...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 892,953
Posted By Butters
I picked up this 1993 TDM with 37K miles for...

I picked up this 1993 TDM with 37K miles for $1000 at the beginning of the month. With a couple notable exceptions, it had been pretty well maintained. It had a decent paint job, but the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
Call George at Beemers Uber Allies. He doesn't...

Call George at Beemers Uber Allies. He doesn't typically work on non-beemers, but I don't think that applies to wheels. I would venture he has trued his share of wheels given the number of airheads...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
Some Napa stores have them. I bought some...

Some Napa stores have them. I bought some previously at the Napa on Liberia in Manassas. However, I have found it is easier to just order a variety pack direct from posi products.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,451
Posted By Butters
I have found this is the biggest issue. If the...

I have found this is the biggest issue. If the lower part is not in the valley it makes the job 100x worse. Both on removal and installation.

Having worked in bicycle shops for many years and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-27-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12,424
Views: 583,326
Posted By Butters
I had no idea that was even coming out. I...

I had no idea that was even coming out. I thought Rocketman must have bought the cleanest SR500 in existence. I wonder if there are any plans to put that engine in a DS bike? Although it only has a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
. . . and no door handles on the inside. :huh

. . . and no door handles on the inside. :huh
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 892,953
Posted By Butters
I spray some electrical contact cleaner on it as...

I spray some electrical contact cleaner on it as it lubes well and evaporates quickly. I suspect windex or grip adhesive would work too. Still takes some extra effort, but has worked fine. ...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 892,953
Posted By Butters
I've found that wrapping the left side bar with...

I've found that wrapping the left side bar with that silicone self-sealing tape (like rescue tape) helps mitigate the heat sink effect. Heat shrink works too, but the silicone tape is even better in...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By Butters
More props to Max BMW

I know this isn't the first thread to give a positive review of Max BMW, but when a business goes above the call I'm more than happy to point it out. We are quick to bitch when a company has bad...
Forum: Thumpers 07-07-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
I would say yes with respect to my EarthX 18...

I would say yes with respect to my EarthX 18 battery. But that is comparing it to a tired battery. That said, I think the rated cca on the EarthX was quite a bit higher than the Yuasa.
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
Mine has probably sat 2 weeks with no issues. ...

Mine has probably sat 2 weeks with no issues. The lithiums don't self discharge as badly as lead acid batteries. But if you have a drain on it (clock, ecu etc), you don't want it to drain all the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
Here's my post from last year showing both...

Here's my post from last year showing both batteries:

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20510652&postcount=4379

With the bigger battery, I haven't had any issues riding in the winter...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
The stock battery is a 10Ah. A "10Ah" Shorai...

The stock battery is a 10Ah. A "10Ah" Shorai will fit with plenty of room to spare. I put the lithium Ah in quotes, because they give their equivalent estimate, but it isn't true Ah. Because of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31,211
Views: 7,566,427
Posted By Butters
I'm just saying . . . My theory is still...

I'm just saying . . .

My theory is still holding up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
I wonder if they have more than one inspector? ...

I wonder if they have more than one inspector? I've never had a problem there and once my license plate light was out, they told me and they still passed it. I replaced it when I got home.

I get...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By Butters
The Klim Overland is Gore-Tex and under $500 (in...

The Klim Overland is Gore-Tex and under $500 (in the US). It will probably be my next jacket, but I have been more than pleased with my totally waterproof, $140 on closeout, older generation FG...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,942
Views: 1,302,802
Posted By Butters
I see that it comes with the strainer/sock...

I see that it comes with the strainer/sock doohickey, but there is also an actual filter mounted to the base/top of the fuel pump assembly. (if you look at the MaxBMW fiche, it is the cylindrical...
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8,942
Views: 1,302,802
Posted By Butters
I thought the big issue is that BMW only sells...

I thought the big issue is that BMW only sells the entire assembly, rather than the pump itself. If memory serves me right, I think somebody was able to cobble a similar type pump into the assembly,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
I hope so! I ordered the case from the newer...

I hope so! I ordered the case from the newer X-Country. It was the same part number as somebody posted earlier in this thread.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
I just took the cover back off. After further...

I just took the cover back off. After further inspection, the teeth on the shaft in the cover are worn. I tried to re-install the cover minimizing the contact of the worn teeth to the clutch shaft....
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
I put the cover back on and put the lever in...

I put the cover back on and put the lever in pretty much the same position as it came off. The cover went on fine, so I didn't think much of it. I can't really imagine that it can go on wrong as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,770
Views: 1,025,977
Posted By Butters
Clutch issues

I did an oil change today and decided to take off the engine cover to check the shaft. My clutch sticks very slightly when the bike gets hot and I was worried I had the issue with play in the engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31,211
Views: 7,566,427
Posted By Butters
Thanks. I had been meaning to crunch those...

Thanks. I had been meaning to crunch those numbers for awhile but hadn't got around to it. You saved me a good bit of work :thumb
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,622
Posted By Butters
They only zip up to, not through, the waist but...

They only zip up to, not through, the waist but Fieldsheer Mercury 2.0 pants can be found for under $150. Mine have been totally waterproof and the waterproof layer is the outside, so no waterproof...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,542
Posted By Butters
I'm 99.9% sure the USA Husky Torque Wrenches are...

I'm 99.9% sure the USA Husky Torque Wrenches are the same as the USA Gearwrench Torque wrenches, which get very good reviews. IIRC, they even had the same part numbers on the head. I think the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
You're not helping my West Coast homesickness...

You're not helping my West Coast homesickness :ddog
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,861
Posted By Butters
I have both the HF 40" chest and the 5 drawer...

I have both the HF 40" chest and the 5 drawer cart. The 5 drawer cart fits all the tools I regularly use (ratchets, sockets, wrenches, pliers/cutters, multimeter, cordless drill, and frequently used...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,526
Posted By Butters
One of the biggest advantages of a DS helmet,...

One of the biggest advantages of a DS helmet, IMHO, is that they tend to have huge eyeports. This is great on the road, especially in traffic. With this helmet, it seems to have a typically small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31,211
Views: 7,566,427
Posted By Butters
Is GWAR back on tour?!?!

Is GWAR back on tour?!?!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,128
Posted By Butters
Just some friendly ball-busting. :D

Just some friendly ball-busting. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,128
Posted By Butters
The cops can't drive for crap? Yet you were the...

The cops can't drive for crap? Yet you were the one that put his car in a ditch (and luckily no innocents were between you and said ditch). Interesting logic. Oh that's right, it was the drum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 31,211
Views: 7,566,427
Posted By Butters
Anybody else notice a direct correlation between...

Anybody else notice a direct correlation between Body Mass Index and the propensity to ride a 'Busa? For whatever reason, whenever I see a younger, fat guy he seems to be on a 'Busa.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31,211
Views: 7,566,427
Posted By Butters
I'm wondering what this guy does once he's...

I'm wondering what this guy does once he's stopped. It's got to be tricky to put the sidestand down. And if he inadvertently gets his weight too far right at a stop, that's a lot of weight coming...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,399
Posted By Butters
I haven't used that particular system, but my AFX...

I haven't used that particular system, but my AFX helmet has a similar type external sun shade. It works well enough, but I much prefer an internal shade. I have found two drawbacks to the external...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,841
Posted By Butters
While I would agree that you don't have to hang...

While I would agree that you don't have to hang off the bike and drag a knee on the street (or if you do need to, you are riding too fast on public roads). But simply sliding half a cheek off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,841
Posted By Butters
Certainly there is a place for both techniques. ...

Certainly there is a place for both techniques. But if the question is simply which is "better" for riding through turns in most situations, you want to lean into the turn so the bike doesn't need...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
I see Elkhound had a post right before your...

I see Elkhound had a post right before your question. I know he went across the country on his KLR, although it may have been a northern route, but he probably has good intel for you.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
I'll certainly defer to you. I guess I was...

I'll certainly defer to you. I guess I was picturing a separate kill switch for a small engine, as opposed to something mower specific. Carry on.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 255,684
Posted By Butters
Did you check the kill switch? Typically, the...

Did you check the kill switch? Typically, the kill switch on simple engines just opens the circuit preventing spark. So if you follow the stop lever (presumably on the handle) to the switch itself,...
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