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Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9,846
Views: 1,540,727
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 Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,518
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: 20
Views: 953
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...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Butters
Trades

I've done two bike trades over the last 4-5 years (in VA) and paid sales tax each time. I may have done it wrong, because I filled in the dollar amount. But I seem to recall the first time I did it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-23-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
Wow, not only is there no True Adventure, but...

Wow, not only is there no True Adventure, but there is no CRF1000;ear edition either. I was really looking forward to the Ear edition. :ear:ear:ear

Until the Ear edition comes out, I guess...
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,676
Posted By Butters
I have both the Parabrisas screen and also the...

I have both the Parabrisas screen and also the small "Jester" screen that inmate Jester used to make.

I use the Parabrisas screen in the colder months and it does well to keep the cold air off. I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 433,783
Posted By Butters
I have to admit, I thought that was a surprising...

I have to admit, I thought that was a surprising statement and I certainly wouldn't defend it, although I haven't ridden an FJ09. He's entitled to his opinion, but looking at numbers, I would say...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 11,341
Posted By Butters
I have two helmets coming from FC-Moto and they...

I have two helmets coming from FC-Moto and they were significantly cheaper than ordering domestic. However, they have the wrong shipping address (probably my error). I have sent a couple e-mails...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37,521
Views: 9,860,327
Posted By Butters
I don't think it is too fair to judge a guy's...

I don't think it is too fair to judge a guy's body position from a still photo of a point after he and the bike have already slid several feet on the pavement. That could simply be the (futile)...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 433,783
Posted By Butters
That post was not in response to you, but to a...

That post was not in response to you, but to a post which stated adding weight doesn't matter. However, the other post was directed at you stating you need to consider rider weight as well. As your...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 433,783
Posted By Butters
Um, No. Take total weight and divide by...

Um, No.

Take total weight and divide by torque (or HP). A riderless Connie is pushing 7 pounds per ft/lb of torque (peak). With a 200 lb rider, it is pushing 9 pounds per ft/lb. Riding 2 up, it...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 433,783
Posted By Butters
Yeah, but if you add a 200 pound rider into the...

Yeah, but if you add a 200 pound rider into the equation, the numbers even out a lot more. Add to that, the C14 has a significant torque advantage at a lower RPM and I can understand the difference...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,066
Posted By Butters
I really don't think that's true. I'm not saying...

I really don't think that's true. I'm not saying saying EBR had excellent products, but I'm disagreeing with the statement that excellent products sell themselves. Many great products failed for a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-18-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 1,020,114
Posted By Butters
I gave up on finding Mk1 givi racks, especially...

I gave up on finding Mk1 givi racks, especially in the US. It was tough finding any on European Ebay sites as well. So I finally decided to take a flyer and buy Mk2 racks (96-01??). They are a...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 66,773
Posted By Butters
Man, you guys are making me miss mine . . . ...

Man, you guys are making me miss mine . . .
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Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By Butters
Gaerne G All Terrain Gore-Tex Boot

Other than a brief mention in the Gaerne Balance Oiled thread several months back, I don't see anything on ADVrider about them. In that post, Brian from Atomic Moto mentioned they might be coming...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 433,783
Posted By Butters
How would you compare the FJ-09 to the 800XC? ...

How would you compare the FJ-09 to the 800XC? The 800 roadie would probably be a better comparison, but I'm curious as to the pros and cons of each. Prior to the FJ being released, the Tiger 800...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 1,020,114
Posted By Butters
I have the Rentecc crash bars, so I mounted them...

I have the Rentecc crash bars, so I mounted them on that. Before I got the crash bars, I think I was toying with the idea of trying to mount them on the forks, under the headlights somewhere.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
I'm not certain, but I don't think it means...

I'm not certain, but I don't think it means anything in terms of performance. It just mimics the feel of a 90 degree V Twin. There may be some slight differences in HP or torque (or where they...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-13-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
I'm not sure if your post was agreeing or...

I'm not sure if your post was agreeing or disagreeing with me, but I certainly agree with you, especially about the importance of suspension. I didn't watch the entire vids, but assuming what I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-12-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
That isn't what I'm calling BS. I'm calling BS...

That isn't what I'm calling BS. I'm calling BS on some of the people here with unrealistic expectations. What you describe is what I expect, but some people seem to think a large DS bike should...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
I think Graham has pretty much summed it up - and...

I think Graham has pretty much summed it up - and those pics really tell the story. I bought my 330 pound X-Challenge as a lighter adventure bike. (My adventures are basically weekend trips). Even...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,676
Posted By Butters
I also have the EarthXT18 and haven't had any...

I also have the EarthXT18 and haven't had any issues. It has started fine even in sub-freezing temps. That said, be sure you oversize any LiFePO battery you get. If you get a 10 or 12 Ah you will...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7,766
Views: 1,271,826
Posted By Butters
Are the same people in this thread who are...

Are the same people in this thread who are clamoring for a sub 350 pound single track bike the same ones clamoring for a RTW bike? Are they the ones worried about riding 2 up on their dirt bike?
...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,554
Posted By Butters
I had a pair A* SXM something or other that were...

I had a pair A* SXM something or other that were comfortable, but I never felt they were particularly protective. I have been extremely happy with my Olympia 452 perforated leather gloves:...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,843
Posted By Butters
They're on this page: ...

They're on this page: http://www.factorypro.com/products/Jets,%20Mikuni,%20buy.htm#Mikuni_emulsion_tubes_/_needle_jets

Note: If you get the Factory Pro needles, they have a different taper than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 37,521
Views: 9,860,327
Posted By Butters
You guys haven't heard? The "motorcycle wave" is...

You guys haven't heard? The "motorcycle wave" is sooooo 2009. The latest way to address a motorcycle heading the opposite direction is the moto-kiss.

I'm not so sure it is going to catch on. ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-30-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 1,020,114
Posted By Butters
I'm almost certain it is a wasted spark engine...

I'm almost certain it is a wasted spark engine (or I got lucky when I did my valves). I would certainly check the coil and plug wires. The wires are known to short against the engine/frame. Many...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By Butters
Is anybody happy with how the Beasts forum was...

Is anybody happy with how the Beasts forum was split? I'm not, and have only heard negative comments about it.

That being said, there's a lot more threads and mega-threads in Thumpers. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By Butters
There are a variety of similar type things for...

There are a variety of similar type things for motorcycles. Headlight modulators for the front (which I find annoying), and a variety of taillight flashers. Some rapidly blink while braking, but...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 216,304
Posted By Butters
I don't have those, but I bought these, which are...

I don't have those, but I bought these, which are VERY similar: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CXTMKIQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By Butters
I have the both - I think I have the cyclops in...

I have the both - I think I have the cyclops in my X-Challenge and two ADVmonsters in my TDM (but I may have it reversed). I am happy with both and haven't had any issues yet, but it has only been a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Butters
Here's Tim's writeup, which includes how to...

Here's Tim's writeup, which includes how to expand it beyond the 1.1 gallons (I highly recommend this as it is free capacity and real easy). ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By Butters
I weigh about 175 and only ride solo, although I...

I weigh about 175 and only ride solo, although I kept Givi V35 bags on my Vee all the time. I don't remember exactly, but I ended up with I think .90 springs from Racetech (maybe .85). I think the...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Butters
Many of us have fabbed up a bracket to put a $150...

Many of us have fabbed up a bracket to put a $150 KTM Aux tank in that spot. It is listed at 1.1 gallons, but can be expanded to almost 1.5 gallons. I have about a 200 mile range.

Others have...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,467
Posted By Butters
I had to replace my shield as well, but it lasted...

I had to replace my shield as well, but it lasted well over a year. I managed to get another, but I believe the clear shield, and perhaps all the shields, are discontinued. So they may be hard to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3,555
Views: 1,020,114
Posted By Butters
Various Polaris snowmobiles use the OEM fuel...

Various Polaris snowmobiles use the OEM fuel pump. I bought mine on Amazon for about $60, but they can be found cheaper. Over on Carpe-TDM, somebody recently posted a Chinese supplier for the same...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-11-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,890
Views: 138,405
Posted By Butters
All it takes is the right buyer. ...

All it takes is the right buyer.

Unfortunately for the seller, the right buyer already owns that POS.
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9,846
Views: 1,540,727
Posted By Butters
Just an FYI about the dragging clutch . . . ...

Just an FYI about the dragging clutch . . .

I went to the expense of getting a new clutch cover only to discover my original was fine (07 X-Ch). Turned out my issues was the throwout bearing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,639
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...
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