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Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 784
Posted By ironbutt
I saw them out testing in the Gobi Desert when I...

I saw them out testing in the Gobi Desert when I rode across China this summer. They are serious, they were testing in extreme hot weather. When I went over to see who was riding the adventure...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
These Yuasa batteries are just crap. I was...

These Yuasa batteries are just crap. I was riding my Tenere down the Kansas Turnpike last week when I stopped to pay a toll. The lady was trying to talk to me, I shut off the bike to be able to...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
I rode from the tip of Northern Ireland to...

I rode from the tip of Northern Ireland to Beijing on this expanded tank, it was worth every penny. I could easily go 250 miles before hitting the reserve light (I did NOT try to adjust the fuel...
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,236
Posted By ironbutt
Thanks for the heads up on the kit - ordered...

Thanks for the heads up on the kit - ordered mine! Two days ago I was going to sell my pristine 2006 with only 3,700 miles on it (long story), but took it for a ride yesterday in some nice corners...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
2012 R1200GS-Adventure won't start

As predicted by the ADVrider brain trust (all of you), it is indeed the fuel pump.

Total odometer reading at time of tow: 44 miles.

Seems to run great, but then she ran great until, well,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
I'll keep you posted, but no, just would be happy...

I'll keep you posted, but no, just would be happy if they can sort this out soon!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
They towed it today, turns out the tow truck...

They towed it today, turns out the tow truck operator BMW roadside assistance sent is a Harley rider and did a great job tying it down on the flatbed. They were there within 1 hour 20 minutes of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
Thanks! It looks like a tow is in the...

Thanks!

It looks like a tow is in the future... I was just hoping it was something common as I am responsible so the thought of it getting scratched or some other thing during the tow kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
I am trying to avoid working on it - it's not...

I am trying to avoid working on it - it's not mine, it has 40 miles on it, etc, but I figured I would pull them if I have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
I promise, it absolutely has gas in it... Shell...

I promise, it absolutely has gas in it... Shell V-Power Premium, about 80% full.

It did sputter once tonight, if you put your nose up to the exhaust you can smell a very small amount of gas (but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,911
Posted By ironbutt
2012 R1200GS-ADV won't start

I picked up a brand new 2012 BMW R1200GS-Adventure for a friend of mine from the dealer, rode it home, put it on a charger (yes, right kind) and it sat for about 3 weeks - it has about 40 miles on it...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 83,677
Posted By ironbutt
wow, this set-up is really slick! And with the...

wow, this set-up is really slick! And with the side loading bags, you get a lot more flexibility for the rear top box. On the Tenere, when top loaders are tucked in tight, you are limited in size...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
It is hard to believe, no one would want the EPA...

It is hard to believe, no one would want the EPA or a slew of other government agencies on their back and would risk that.

After my Radio Shack(R) run for jumper wire, I thought a lot about this...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,193
Posted By ironbutt
Something radical has happened to RideNow since...

Something radical has happened to RideNow since 2008, I purchased my DL650-ABS there in July of 2008, got a reasonable deal (I could have saved some money by going to Arizona or back to Chicago, but...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,193
Posted By ironbutt
I haven't been to the new dealer, but I had a...

I haven't been to the new dealer, but I had a similar experience to you at Ridenow (the two Yamaha dealers on the north side of Vegas). Really high pressure, wanted my license to quote me a price! ...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
That is the way to go, after my HIDs I totally...

That is the way to go, after my HIDs I totally lost my desire for driving lights.

I used a kit from FutureVision http://www.futurevisionhid.com, it was pretty straight forward and you can...
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,878
Posted By ironbutt
Wow, a lot of great detail here! As an owner of...

Wow, a lot of great detail here! As an owner of both, I have to add one thing; the Uly is a hooligan, go wild bike. The Tenere, even though it is faster, feels mild by comparison - it is the...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 90,172
Posted By ironbutt
Customer Service Report

I absolutely have to give them the same vote of confidence.

I have Jesse bags on 3 different V-Stroms. They are absolutely top quality and will take a pounding like you won't believe and will...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
No, they don't, those applications want to save...

No, they don't, those applications want to save weight above all else. The Telelever is designed to separate the suspension and steering forces but it is at the expense of parts count and weight. ...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By ironbutt
Wow, that is the exact opposite for me (all of...

Wow, that is the exact opposite for me (all of these design things must be impossible for these windshield people!), with it wider at the top I get a lot less wind noise around my helmet (using it...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
Really, first year bike, they take on the guys...

Really, first year bike, they take on the guys that have been doing this what, 30 years and get 85% on day one, that is a testament to Yamaha!

Mike
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
I **sold** my GS in favor of the S10, so I do get...

I **sold** my GS in favor of the S10, so I do get to bash it and you can't endorse a product better then purchasing it. But you look at any component on the GS vs the DL or S10 and the BMW...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
I own a GS (I should say, until a short time ago,...

I own a GS (I should say, until a short time ago, it has a new owner now), a DL650, a DL1000 (actually 4 of them - long story), a Buell Ulysses AND an S10. The BMW design absolutely is the best...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 561
Views: 98,042
Posted By ironbutt
Is that the National Cycle V-Stream windshield? ...

Is that the National Cycle V-Stream windshield? How do you like it?
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
Yet Honda can do it in Ohio... they are pouring...

Yet Honda can do it in Ohio... they are pouring molten metal at one end of the assembly line for the cases and cylinders. Yes, the pistons and rods are from Asia, but all the heavy stuff is made in...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,483
Posted By ironbutt
Same here, my 2006 is in Las Vegas where it is...

Same here, my 2006 is in Las Vegas where it is known to get pretty hot, and no problem with gas boiling or the frame so hot to burn me. In fact, the hot Vegas area sun hitting the frame WILL make it...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
Have you ridden another S10 to compare the...

Have you ridden another S10 to compare the vibration level? When running a shop, I made all the mechanics ride at least two of each model (as was possible), so they had a baseline to compare...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
The Harley's really are an interesting design. ...

The Harley's really are an interesting design. The engine mounts allow the motor to move up and down and at low engine speeds and it does just that. At idle, some can shake your eyeballs, driving...
Forum: Beasts 09-05-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25,283
Views: 4,710,319
Posted By ironbutt
Wait, did he have **time** to have his S10...

Wait, did he have **time** to have his S10 serviced on that ride?! :rofl

I finally get time away from work to pick up mine Thursday. This has been the month of my life - prime riding season and...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-15-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,262
Posted By ironbutt
I'll look into what happened to the posting, our...

I'll look into what happened to the posting, our ISP had to restore their servers, in the mean time, this one is a really good resource:
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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By ironbutt
If this is a SaddleSore 1000, 1,000 miles in 24...

If this is a SaddleSore 1000, 1,000 miles in 24 hours, or Bun Burner 1500 (1,500 in 36 hours), your primary goal is to get all those receipts. The key/most important ones are the start and end ones....
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By ironbutt
Congratulations on the ride! How did you end up...

Congratulations on the ride! How did you end up picking that route?

Mike
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 171,676
Posted By ironbutt
I rode a R1200GS, V-Strom (1000) and S10 back to...

I rode a R1200GS, V-Strom (1000) and S10 back to back.

R1200GS - best handling, best brakes, widest power band

S10 - most mid-range (not much on top), really nice handling and brakes, lots of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,262
Posted By ironbutt
Mark, Sorry, instead of the quote button, I...

Mark,

Sorry, instead of the quote button, I should have just replied to the thread.

Mike
Forum: Old's Cool 06-12-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,262
Posted By ironbutt
The IBA and IBR are not for everyone, that is why...

The IBA and IBR are not for everyone, that is why we don't advertise! However, within the motorcycle community our members spread the word what the IBA is about to help us find like-minded members...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,947
Posted By ironbutt
That is just Bill Watt showing off the...

That is just Bill Watt showing off the versatility of his KTM. Off road, dirt roads, crappy back roads and the ability to Interstate it home in the fast lane when the need calls!

Mike
Forum: Beasts 04-14-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,389
Posted By ironbutt
Actually, the metal version of that has been...

Actually, the metal version of that has been around for at least 30 years - just very hard to find. It looks kind of like a nut cracker and uses an O-ring at the end arms for the tension. This...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 171,676
Posted By ironbutt
We passed each on that ride, they were on the...

We passed each on that ride, they were on the train, we were on the road :evil (they got bad information that there was no road when there really was).

They did the Road of Bones, to bring a bike...
Forum: Americas 01-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,356
Posted By ironbutt
Oddly enough, we have had 138 KLRs finish 1,000...

Oddly enough, we have had 138 KLRs finish 1,000 mile days. Not even close to unseating the Honda Gold Wing at 5,345, but they do it...

http://www.ironbutt.com/rides/rideslogin.cfm

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By ironbutt
If it helps, I have a complete set (includes...

If it helps, I have a complete set (includes discs also) of the spoke Police wheels for a R1100RT that I will let go cheap... pm me for details if you are interested.

Mike
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