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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 239,237
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 Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
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 Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35,907
Views: 9,208,009
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 Yesterday, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6,653
Views: 334,822
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 Yesterday, 03:41 AM
Replies: 6,653
Views: 334,822
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 Yesterday, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6,653
Views: 334,822
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: 6,653
Views: 334,822
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: 6,653
Views: 334,822
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: 6,368
Views: 2,813,110
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: 5,682
Views: 727,312
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: 5,205
Views: 941,772
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: 5,205
Views: 941,772
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: 9,492
Views: 1,459,695
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...
Forum: Thumpers 01-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By Butters
I've owned my X since new. Had several other...

I've owned my X since new. Had several other bikes come and go, but the X stays and probably always will. It works well for me, you'll have to decide what works for you.

Getting stock parts is...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9,492
Views: 1,459,695
Posted By Butters
I just installed the Cyclopsadventure H4 LED...

I just installed the Cyclopsadventure H4 LED (cooling fan) in my X-Challenge and installed two of the ADVMonster old model H4 LEDs (cooling fins) in my TDM.

Not sure how much of this applies to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 666,348
Posted By Butters
Ah yes, I see the "IT" on the side cases now. ...

Ah yes, I see the "IT" on the side cases now. Must have an extra computer or two more than the NT!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-19-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 666,348
Posted By Butters
I thought you sold (or were going to sell) your...

I thought you sold (or were going to sell) your NT700V? Probably just my bad recollection.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By Butters
Next in line if Boston Ruler passes! :roflSorry,...

Next in line if Boston Ruler passes! :roflSorry, I couldn't resist.

BR, just a heads up, this was posted 4 years ago.
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 1,181,709
Posted By Butters
Not sure about the X-Country since it is a...

Not sure about the X-Country since it is a different headlight. In the X-Challenge it is a tight fit, but there is room for the fan sticking out the back. I did remove the headlight (2 bolts) to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 1,181,709
Posted By Butters
LED H4 Bulb

Sorry, no pics, but . . .

I installed an LED H4 "Bulb" in my X-Challenge (About $60 from Cylopsadventuresports in the Vendors forum). This particular one has a cooling fan. So far I'm very...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,660
Posted By Butters
I think Carharrts win for durability. But the...

I think Carharrts win for durability. But the problem I have is that no pant withstands grease and motor oil without being severely stained. So I'm not crazy about staining a $60 pair of Carharrts....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5,205
Views: 941,772
Posted By Butters
What does the distance to the nearest road have...

What does the distance to the nearest road have to do with fuel? So, you're 22 miles to the nearest road, which is deserted and hasn't had another vehicle on it for two weeks. The nearest gas...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,909
Views: 874,908
Posted By Butters
I've always coveted the Yamaha TDM. I found one...

I've always coveted the Yamaha TDM. I found one that needed a bit of carb work for $1000 so I jumped on it:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-15-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 976,630
Posted By Butters
The fuel pump is underneath the metal support...

The fuel pump is underneath the metal support that holds the back of the tank. I'm not certain you have to remove the whole tank, but certainly need to lift the rear of it up a bit.

I didn't need...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 30,057
Posted By Butters
I posted the following to the other Terra thread,...

I posted the following to the other Terra thread, but figured it was relevant to this thread as well:

There is another inmate, MZCountryBoy, who swapped out his (X-Challenge) fuel injector for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 749,108
Posted By Butters
Speaking of X-Challenge info

So another X-Challenge tidbit that may come in handy for the Terra folks . . .

There is another inmate, MZCountryBoy, who swapped out his (X-Challenge) fuel injector for one from a 2002 Audi TT. ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 1,181,709
Posted By Butters
Regarding tires . . . I ran a TKC80 up front...

Regarding tires . . .

I ran a TKC80 up front and a T63 on the rear. I liked the set up, but the T63 is pretty noisy. Also, since the vast majority of my riding is on the street, I was wearing...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7,438
Views: 1,181,709
Posted By Butters
I have the basic HyperPro emulsion shock (#460)...

I have the basic HyperPro emulsion shock (#460) and consider it a huge improvement over the air shock. With the basic emulsion shock, there is no separate adjustment for compression and rebound. If...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,600
Views: 749,108
Posted By Butters
Yep, I never even considered mine to have an...

Yep, I never even considered mine to have an issue, although it would very occasionally stall right after a cold start. Nothing like the stalling issues some people report. So I just cleaned it as...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13,436
Views: 666,348
Posted By Butters
Is it bad I knew where it was from just the first...

Is it bad I knew where it was from just the first photo? I guess I need to lay off then fatty foods.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6,653
Views: 334,822
Posted By Butters
Thanks for all the pics. I debated going to the...

Thanks for all the pics. I debated going to the show and ended up doing chores instead. I guess you saved me $15!
Forum: Thumpers 01-11-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By Butters
If I'm not mistaken, a 2006 TE610 is a carbed...

If I'm not mistaken, a 2006 TE610 is a carbed version in Blue and Yellow, not the red/white EFI version (2008+ I think). I don't know if that matters to you, but just an FYI. Here's a good thread: ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2,102
Views: 239,237
Posted By Butters
Has there ever been a bike where there was a...

Has there ever been a bike where there was a shaft version offered of the same model?

Seriously, there are some awesome new bikes being offered right now. I can't believe the selection of...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,332
Posted By Butters
On the clear handled cheapo Craftsmen...

On the clear handled cheapo Craftsmen screwdrivers, the handles start to break down and stink. Really, other than that, they aren't bad given their low price (US made by Western Forge, I think). ...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,316
Posted By Butters
Wow - that's a pretty smokin' price on what used...

Wow - that's a pretty smokin' price on what used to seemingly be the go-to boot of ADVRider.

Have you also considered the Gaerne Balance Oiled boot?
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,332
Posted By Butters
First - I wouldn't be brand loyal regarding...

First - I wouldn't be brand loyal regarding tools. Unless you are going high end, each tool company has some hits and misses or you may find you simply prefer certain styles for a given tool. You...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,306
Posted By Butters
That front fender on the HD is the thing that...

That front fender on the HD is the thing that really bothers me. Other than that, it looks okay. The low fender on that other HD and the Yamaha look a lot better to me. The radiator (or is that an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,270
Posted By Butters
I realize you said no thumpers, but the Husky...

I realize you said no thumpers, but the Husky Terra allegedly is smoother than many twins. Lighter and a bit more dirt worthy than a Wee as well. May be worth a look.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 976,630
Posted By Butters
I'm not aware of any other bike's shock that...

I'm not aware of any other bike's shock that swaps in and I would imagine finding another TDM shock, in good condition, would be very difficult. I do think there are some places in England that...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,580
Posted By Butters
I'm going to say a TW200 - because some Jack Ass...

I'm going to say a TW200 - because some Jack Ass always has to throw in some choice not listed by the OP. Well, I'm that Jack Ass today.

But on a serious note - The TW has a lot going for it,...
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