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Forum: Road warriors Today, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 84
Posted By Butters
I think I would be waiting for the new FJ-09. ...

I think I would be waiting for the new FJ-09.

http://i2.wp.com/www.asphaltandrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/2015-Yamaha-FJ-09-MT-09X-Nieuwsmotor-leak-06.jpg

Light, nimble and a triple....
Forum: Thumpers Today, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,059
Views: 1,094,877
Posted By Butters
I believe some people had overheating issues with...

I believe some people had overheating issues with the TT guard. Not sure if that is why they stopped selling them though.
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 44,143
Posted By Butters
I was thinking the exact same thing with respect...

I was thinking the exact same thing with respect to cars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 34,248
Views: 8,397,520
Posted By Butters
Pretty sure that's a walker on the back. ...

Pretty sure that's a walker on the back. Probably also why they have two deck chairs there too. It apparently doesn't fit inside, but that doesn't stop them from getting out and enjoying their...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,165
Posted By Butters
You almost had me. But you slipped up when you...

You almost had me. But you slipped up when you posted a picture of both the KLR and the Fluke meter nearby. Well played, sir, but you need to do a little better than that to fool the readers of...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Butters
Wow, I think I might even like that idea better. ...

Wow, I think I might even like that idea better. Plus I can use the Dupont Teflon lube from the squeeze bottle.
Forum: Beasts 10-13-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,334
Posted By Butters
Give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he was...

Give him the benefit of the doubt, perhaps he was talking to himself? He probably could have added more failures from other GS'es, like the GSxr, Yamaha GtS, and even a Moto GuZzi. Okay, maybe not...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,955
Posted By Butters
Great thread. It's funny how bikes get...

Great thread. It's funny how bikes get categorized into niches and then judged by the same random metric. But once we realize our personal metric is different from what the mags or mfrs think, our...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By Butters
You could certainly do it that way, but it would...

You could certainly do it that way, but it would make it that much more difficult to get in. I really don't think it needs it for two reasons: 1) The bag is pretty stiff and robust as it is and...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 456
Posted By Butters
Try a search using "Milwaukee and heated" as I...

Try a search using "Milwaukee and heated" as I know these very jackets have come up before. I don't have any firsthand experience and don't recall if there was feedback in any of the other threads....
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By Butters
I comes with four nylon webbing straps. They are...

I comes with four nylon webbing straps. They are 36+" long with a double D-ring at the end. Just like a helmet D-ring setup, but the D-rings are plastic. So you can feed the webbing through the...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By Butters
Just for clarification, it does come with four...

Just for clarification, it does come with four nylon straps/D-rings to attach to the D rings on the bottom of the bag.

Now that my hardbags are coming, I'm not sure whether I will keep it on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,703
Posted By Butters
I just bought a Firstgear Torrent 25L tailbag...

I just bought a Firstgear Torrent 25L tailbag (they have 40L and 70L too):
http://images1.revzilla.com/product_images/0069/4122/firstgear_torrent_duffle_bag_25_l_detail.jpg

I've only had it a...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,352
Posted By Butters
LED dash lights

Another project I just completed was using LEDs to brighten up the dash warning lights. But I found a problem doing this with the turn signal indicator. The way the indicator light is wired in the...
Forum: Beasts 10-12-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,352
Posted By Butters
Givi PLA336 (Mk2) racks on a Mk1

I posted this up on CarpeTDM as well, but in case somebody needs the info here . . .

I've been wanting to add luggage to my '93, but TDM Givi racks are like hen's teeth here in the US. Racks for...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,716
Posted By Butters
I wear a medium in all my other helmets, but my...

I wear a medium in all my other helmets, but my Scorpion is a large. Even still, it is a bit tight in the cheeks. I think having to size up with Scorpions is common. As to whether a Large will fit...
Forum: Beasts 10-06-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,352
Posted By Butters
I don't recall if it is the coil or the coil...

I don't recall if it is the coil or the coil leads that are the issue - maybe both. They also don't like rain. Try a search on CarpeTDM. Good luck.
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,802
Posted By Butters
Here's a good read on the NC700X offroad: ...

Here's a good read on the NC700X offroad: https://rideapart.com/articles/rideapart-review-honda-nc700x

I have to admit, I was one of the naysayers when it came out. On paper, it just seems like...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-05-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,614
Posted By Butters
You guys . . . It's like this: $1800 DL1000...

You guys . . . It's like this:

$1800 DL1000 (w/91K): http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/4700586844.html

http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_gGezqpyyIPy_600x450.jpg

2006 Suzuki...
Forum: Thumpers 10-04-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Butters
I haven't really heard any complaints about any...

I haven't really heard any complaints about any of the after shocks. The Ohlins is a bit longer and will raise the seat height. You can also had Yacugar to the list (available from Ted's BMW Shop...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Butters
Bravo. So simple and makes perfect sense. Who...

Bravo. So simple and makes perfect sense. Who needs automatic when a single squeeze with do the job?

I may try it with a smaller bottle of something, maybe the small squeeze bottle of Dupont...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,096
Views: 348,265
Posted By Butters
+1 The previous model, while subtle, was...

+1

The previous model, while subtle, was unique in appearance. But unlike the R1200C, which was unique and hideous, the R1200R was attractive and anything but flashy. The new one looks like...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,316
Posted By Butters
A DL1000 with TWO beaks?!?!? :huh :D

A DL1000 with TWO beaks?!?!? :huh



:D
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,316
Posted By Butters
There may be a lot of dissapointment, but let's...

There may be a lot of dissapointment, but let's keep some perspective. On a bike that just got a significant overhaul in 2012, Suzuki is taking a pretty competent and successful bike and giving new...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Butters
My DL1000 info is a bit dated and hazy, but I...

My DL1000 info is a bit dated and hazy, but I seem to recall there is a small hose, about 2" long and maybe 1/2 or 5/8" dia, that ties the two throttle bodies together. It is known to leak on some...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,076
Views: 292,600
Posted By Butters
That looks just like the view from high atop...

That looks just like the view from high atop rugged Capitol Hill. Overlooking the majestic Anacostia River with panoramic views of Southeast D.C. clear to the Eastern edge of PG County.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,841
Posted By Butters
Both my DRZ and X-Challenge have 5 speeds. The...

Both my DRZ and X-Challenge have 5 speeds. The wide ratio 5 speed on the X-Challenge works really well because it has the power to pull each gear. In fact, it has the power to pull in the wrong...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,252
Posted By Butters
I ride year around in Virginia. It probably gets...

I ride year around in Virginia. It probably gets a bit colder here in the winter but not quite as hot in the summer. I simply don't think there is a good year-around answer. It can be done, but...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 6,076
Views: 292,600
Posted By Butters
You must have wandered into Idaho a bit. I see...

You must have wandered into Idaho a bit. I see lots of blue sky and sun in the last few photos.

As always, great photography.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,614
Posted By Butters
Assuming the final drive isn't about to...

Assuming the final drive isn't about to imminently implode, that is a great deal. My garage/marriage is already at its two bike limit.
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By Butters
Honda CB500X, Husky Terra?

Honda CB500X, Husky Terra?
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 284
Views: 38,316
Posted By Butters
It also looks like they sell the valve stem...

It also looks like they sell the valve stem (#25), so it sure seems like it is tubeless.
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,352
Posted By Butters
Actually, I thought the prevailing wisdom is not...

Actually, I thought the prevailing wisdom is not road camber, but the difference in mileage you turn each direction depending on which side of the road you drive on.

So if you drive on the right...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,163
Posted By Butters
I've only straddled an 08+ KLR and I owned a...

I've only straddled an 08+ KLR and I owned a DL1000. Being a smaller guy (5'8"), every time I see a KLR I think to myself I would just get a Wee since they're both too big for me to take on anything...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,071
Posted By Butters
I'm pretty sure we didn't get the older Super...

I'm pretty sure we didn't get the older Super Tenere over here in the states. Although a few of us got our hands on the next best thing - a TDM 850 :evil.
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,071
Posted By Butters
I'll second what everybody else has said about...

I'll second what everybody else has said about buying used. But it is your money, and if you want to pay for a new bike more power to you. But money aside, a rider that stays with the sport doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Butters
I had a set of the Aerostich soft armor that I...

I had a set of the Aerostich soft armor that I actually had bought for the Summer 2s in the hopes of making them look a bit more normal. From looking at the Aerostich website, I'm thinking it was...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By Butters
I had Summer 2 pants and found nothing cool about...

I had Summer 2 pants and found nothing cool about them. The quality was very good, but the only thing "Summer" about them was that the legs zipped off - which I had no use for. No issues with...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 112,996
Posted By Butters
I got the same free shipping code yesterday, so I...

I got the same free shipping code yesterday, so I assume it will work for any and everyone.
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3,322
Views: 933,352
Posted By Butters
Check out this recent thread on Carpe TDM: ...

Check out this recent thread on Carpe TDM: http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/index.php?showtopic=30573

According to this poster, Cee Bailey only stocks the really wide windscreen (not what is...
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