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Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,490
Posted By Butters
I would think added insurance costs would eat up...

I would think added insurance costs would eat up any savings if you go the sportbike route, if you're a younger guy. I think looking for a sub-litre standard/UJM may be the cheapest route. Anybody...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
I just got the latest issue of motorcyclist and...

I just got the latest issue of motorcyclist and they plan to do an FJ/Versys1000 comparison in the next issue. Should be an interesting comparison. I wonder if they will also mention how the Versys...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-14-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,468
Posted By Butters
Did you retire? Get divorced? Get out of prison?...

Did you retire? Get divorced? Get out of prison? Kids off to school? :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-14-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 151,797
Posted By Butters
You guys should have posted the pictures of the...

You guys should have posted the pictures of the food before the day of the RTE - that stuff looks awesome!
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Butters
Toby pretty much nailed it. I think the only you...

Toby pretty much nailed it. I think the only you issue you will encounter is availability of aftermarket parts. Since it was a short run, and now going on 8 years old, some vendors won't be making...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,052
Posted By Butters
Sounds like fun. As others have said, just ride...

Sounds like fun. As others have said, just ride it! It iwll be a dream on the highway compared to your KLR.

The brakes and forks and adequate at best on the big vee. Depending what it already...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-07-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,468
Posted By Butters
You should post pictures - just because we like...

You should post pictures - just because we like pictures. :D

It sounds like you have a well modified TDM. However, I think you would be extremely lucky to get $3000 for it. Perhaps the right...
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
I'm not sure what that means. I'm a guy that...

I'm not sure what that means. I'm a guy that would cross-shop an FJ and a MS, and I think it would compare quite well. Both bikes would tick the same boxes for me (light, quick, comfortable -...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 30,716
Posted By Butters
I'd take it over my AFX. In fact, if it had an...

I'd take it over my AFX. In fact, if it had an integrated sunshade I'd buy it today. I pretty much use my AFX helmet as a summer helmet for the added ventilation and field of vision. I just take...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,113
Posted By Butters
That reminds me of the Hazet tool carts: ...

That reminds me of the Hazet tool carts:
http://tools-from-germany.com/media/images/popup/hazet/4000896004959.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
MFI (Motorcycle Factory Inc) is in Woodbridge and...

MFI (Motorcycle Factory Inc) is in Woodbridge and sells KTM, Honda, and Kawasaki. They also had sold Husky and Husaberg, but I am not sure if they still do. They are a smaller shop but seem to be...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
This was over at Coleman's in Woodbridge (I95/PW...

This was over at Coleman's in Woodbridge (I95/PW Pkwy).
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,217,837
Posted By Butters
You'll have to let us know how the windscreen...

You'll have to let us know how the windscreen works as well. If it performs half as good as it looks, it should be awesome.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-01-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6,077
Views: 1,066,587
Posted By Butters
I think you make a valid point, but you dismiss...

I think you make a valid point, but you dismiss thumpers too readily. While I would agree that a multi-cylindered bike is generally better as the ratio of road duty increases, larger thumpers can...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,217,837
Posted By Butters
I'm not sure what you're getting at? Although...

I'm not sure what you're getting at? Although the water is sprayed all directions, the water going over the top of the front tire that goes under the front fender gets sprayed back over the fender...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,217,837
Posted By Butters
That's REALLY nice looking Bob. Do you...

That's REALLY nice looking Bob.

Do you think that front fender will give you enough coverage from front tire spray blowing back? It's got to be better than the stock. I actually broke down...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
Can't help you there. On the two bikes I've had...

Can't help you there. On the two bikes I've had that needed carb/FI balancing I could just use a screwdriver.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
No problem, just let me know when you're ready. ...

No problem, just let me know when you're ready. Somebody is usually home, but I can leave it on the porch for you if nobody is here. I don't plan to mess with my TDM carbs anytime soon. I have a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
You can borrow mine. I'm near the P Nats stadium.

You can borrow mine. I'm near the P Nats stadium.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Butters
I just checked and it is still open for me, but...

I just checked and it is still open for me, but they lowered the discount.
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
The local Yamaha shop had a red one in stock so I...

The local Yamaha shop had a red one in stock so I was able to see it in person and sit on it. I'm not in the market for a new bike, but that doesn't stop me from sitting on new bikes and making...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By Butters
I've had an issue where it comes and goes (LE...

I've had an issue where it comes and goes (LE group). I've only noticed it with Klim. Try searching for it through "all deals" rather than "my deals". I've had luck that way, but not always.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,495
Views: 996,468
Posted By Butters
How's the new stator working Staffy?

How's the new stator working Staffy?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13,538
Views: 680,976
Posted By Butters
So . . . did you take the bandit through the...

So . . . did you take the bandit through the water crossing on Peach Orchard? :evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
Per the e-mail, the Scrambler is supposed to be...

Per the e-mail, the Scrambler is supposed to be there (Falls Church Coleman's): Scrambler...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 772,641
Posted By Butters
Seriously - clean your IAC (idle air controller -...

Seriously - clean your IAC (idle air controller - or stepper motor as Husky calls it). I didn't see what the CH thread said, but it is the same setup as the X-Challenge and that IAC gets gunked up...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
Another Review

Here's a review of the Tracer that I don't think has been posted: Tracer (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/motorcycle_manufacturers/yamaha/11355785/2015-Yamaha-MT-09-Tracer-review.html)
(It...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,599
Views: 324,343
Posted By Butters
Well, I can make a really bad comparison . . ....

Well, I can make a really bad comparison . . . :evil

I had a 5th gen VFR and loved a lot about it, but got rid of it because the ergos didn't jive with my 40+ year old body. I didn't have it long...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Butters
I've been really happy with my perforated leather...

I've been really happy with my perforated leather Olympia 452 gloves ($50):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41NEoSl1RBL.jpg

I haven't crash-tested them, but they seem more protective than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,405,376
Posted By Butters
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/106...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/10636270_10152775733848140_1374698331763624702_n_zps5dfae51f.jpg

I wonder if this woman knows her backside has become the "Official Great Ass of the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
Do something like the Cornerspin...

Do something like the Cornerspin (http://www.cornerspin.com/main.html) folks do: buy a bunch of cheap, indestructible XR100s and let people go to crazy (with some instruction). I'd ride over to The...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
By the way, here's a link to MND's NoVA dirt road...

By the way, here's a link to MND's NoVA dirt road map, including the water crossings: ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
Looks like it was August 2013 (and $1900!): ...

Looks like it was August 2013 (and $1900!): http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=22075430&postcount=173

Hopefully some other inmate grabbed it back then. As I recall, it didn't have side...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
I'm still kicking myself for not jumping on a...

I'm still kicking myself for not jumping on a Craigslist Capo that was listed for under $2000 about a year ago. :baldy
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6,874
Views: 351,011
Posted By Butters
I got snowed on too, but the roads were fine. ...

I got snowed on too, but the roads were fine. They kept moving the time up as to when the precipitation was going to come. I kept moving up my departure time, but still got snowed on the whole way...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6,446
Views: 2,858,183
Posted By Butters
1966? (based upon the rectangular-holed grill...

1966? (based upon the rectangular-holed grill instead of the honeycomb, but my Mustang knowledge is hazy). I can't see enough of the doors to tell if it is a '65 or '66 for sure.
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6,036
Views: 772,641
Posted By Butters
I don't see why you can't just route it to the...

I don't see why you can't just route it to the vent line from the main tank. I assume the X-Challenge is an almost identical setup and using the vent is fine for those of us who have added aux...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6,077
Views: 1,066,587
Posted By Butters
Maybe now people will stop posting that picture...

Maybe now people will stop posting that picture of the Fetzer valve on the right side of the engine.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-21-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6,077
Views: 1,066,587
Posted By Butters
It will most definitely run on hydrogen. ...

It will most definitely run on hydrogen.

And ball bearings. It's all ball bearings nowadays.
Forum: Thumpers 01-21-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9,652
Views: 1,493,313
Posted By Butters
[QUOTE=snooker;25979361]Me too. Thanks leafy. ...

[QUOTE=snooker;25979361]Me too. Thanks leafy. Butters and all, do you think the Cyclops (http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/3800-Lumen-H4-LED-Headlight-bulb-_p_83.html) is preferred simply...
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