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Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,447
Posted By butterflymethane
So I called up GorTex people and well, it's less...

So I called up GorTex people and well, it's less than ideal for me, but was told to mail my boots out to Calgary, Ab (I live in Ontario), they'll do their research/tests and then get back to me.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6,689
Views: 2,681,424
Posted By butterflymethane
This was my setup for the TLH back in 2011, but...

This was my setup for the TLH back in 2011, but this is pretty much the setup that I do for most of my camping trips, minus the spare gas can. Most of the space is taken up by equipment/food and not...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 336
Posted By butterflymethane
Has anyone ordered from 53moto.uk?

As the title asks, has anyone ordered from this online store? What are your experiences, if any? They seem to have decent items and prices, but are they good with customer service, speedy delivery,...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 700
Posted By butterflymethane
My set up:

Sleep Pad: Thermarest Prolite Women's mummy
Sleeping Bag: Marmot Helium Down. Pricy, but worth it. 15F or -9C.
My spring/summer Eureka bag packed down only slightly smaller but I was often cold if...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,447
Posted By butterflymethane
I have had my Sidi Adventure gore for 3 years...

I have had my Sidi Adventure gore for 3 years now. The squeaking doesn't really bother me. What does, however, is how they stopped being waterproof after the first year. They probably have over...
Forum: Canada 07-07-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By butterflymethane
Hi Everyone, Thanks for the input. After...

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the input. After waiting 2.5 hours for CAA for a tow, the driver recommended Excalibur, so we took it there. They diagnosed the problem as a voltage regulator problem, not...
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By butterflymethane
Bike Woes Near Terrace Bay, ON

Hi Folks,
We're doing the Lake Superior Loop, but one of our bikes won't work. We suspect it's a stator roblem or some kind of other electric issue. We are waiting on CAA to give us a tow to...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,891
Posted By butterflymethane
I would second the Fire Lake comment: washboard...

I would second the Fire Lake comment: washboard road everywhere, loose gravel/ruts and the trucks that kick up huge dust clouds that makes visibility next to nil and how some of those truckers take...
Forum: Canada 02-02-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,443
Posted By butterflymethane
Check out the following for construction/road...

Check out the following for construction/road closures:

http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/

http://www.toronto.ca/transportation/road_info/index.htm

The May long weekend can be a hit and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-17-2011, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,979
Posted By butterflymethane
Got the file EC. Thanks again for sending it and...

Got the file EC. Thanks again for sending it and setting this all up. Looking forward to trying parts of it out and adding to it!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 176,979
Posted By butterflymethane
Just stumbled upon this thread. Love the idea and...

Just stumbled upon this thread. Love the idea and all the work you've all been putting into this.

I take a yearly trip out to that area, but have stayed on the paved roads, but am now doing more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,353
Posted By butterflymethane
This is my first season owning the 2010 F650GS...

This is my first season owning the 2010 F650GS and I've logged +22,000km, mixed superslab, paved twisties and gravel roads (ridden to TLH and back, going clockwise from Ontario). Stock windscreen and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-05-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,014
Posted By butterflymethane
Tool Tube

Not intending to hijack this thread, but here are the pictures for the tool tube. The tube was originally to hold a Brunton Fuel cannister, but the cannister leaked, so I just ditched the fuel...
Forum: Vendors 09-02-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,274
Posted By butterflymethane
Prior to my own TLH trip this past July, I dealt...

Prior to my own TLH trip this past July, I dealt with both A Vicious Cycle and Dual Sport Plus and I have no complaints with either of them, except that they are both equally too far away from me and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,014
Posted By butterflymethane
I ordered the racks and panniers directly from...

I ordered the racks and panniers directly from http://www.wolfmanluggage.com/ but Dual Sport Plus in Stony Creek carries them as well .Wolfman had an after-Christmas sale at 19% off MSRP, so if you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,014
Posted By butterflymethane
From the rear

I have the wolfman racks and the expedition dry bags. This is the set-up I ran for my TLH trip in July. Bags survived, even with a wee high-side on the freshly graded, deep and loose gravel. The bags...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-14-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 199,036
Posted By butterflymethane
Don't know what the hype is about Wunderlich 1250111 Tank Bag

So I purchased the Wunderlich Tank Bag 1250111, the one specifically designed for the F650GS, based on all the great read reviews out there and I'll be one of the few who will go against the grain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,457
Posted By butterflymethane
As previously stated, running air tires can be a...

As previously stated, running air tires can be a very subjective concept. Riding the F650GS fully weighted and with higher air tire pressures on the gravel, the bike felt unstable and the tires...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 54,624
Posted By butterflymethane
I came out fine

Hey Dave,

I came out fine! The incident happened on the gravel while the grader was scraping the road. During this process a berm of dirt is created all all down the section of road that they just...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 54,624
Posted By butterflymethane
Awesome product

Dave, thanks for an awesome cradle! I had a wee bit of a high-high side on the TLH a couple of weeks back and the cradle got beat up a bit, but the GPS had survived! Lots of gravel/pebbles got...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-05-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 312,457
Posted By butterflymethane
K60 on TLH

Just finished the TLH myself, running K60 Scouts, front and rear. Started in Ontario and ran the loop clockwise, from Baie Comeau to Port aux Basque, cutting through NS, PEI, NB, back to Ontario.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-01-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By butterflymethane
I've used the stopwatch to time how long I end up...

I've used the stopwatch to time how long I end up sitting at a red stop light until it turns red....which always seems like forever!
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 54,624
Posted By butterflymethane
Got the cradle

Hi Dave,

Got the cradle today! It took 12 days to go from you to my Canadian doorstep. Not too bad, considering I didn't have to pay duty on it ;) and it was mailed during our Civic Holiday.
...
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2011, 06:36 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,810
Posted By butterflymethane
Dear Teiz Motorsports, Thank you so much for...

Dear Teiz Motorsports,

Thank you so much for taking the time to consider women's needs in the motorcycling world. When it comes to one piece suits, there is definitely a severe draught for...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By butterflymethane
I am extremely happy with my Dainese D-Dry...

I am extremely happy with my Dainese D-Dry jacket. It is more for cooler/cold weather riding. Textile, armour in the shoulder/elbows, very highly water resistant, has a removable,thermal liner, and...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,810
Posted By butterflymethane
This suit is definitely looking fabulous! ...

This suit is definitely looking fabulous!

Question: What are those 2 button/snaps for located just above the knees? Is there where we get to attach tassels? :lol3 In the picture, I circled them in...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,810
Posted By butterflymethane
Subscribed. Full armour protection in...

Subscribed.

Full armour protection in shoulders, elbows and knees would be nice and also having reflective piping (across shoulders/on leg) would be nice. PLEASE no pink!
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,014
Posted By butterflymethane
I would have to say I'd want a brake pedal that...

I would have to say I'd want a brake pedal that was (no more than) 10mm higher than stock, so that it would bring the pedal in an upwards position so that it becomes more parallel with the foot peg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,594
Posted By butterflymethane
Awesome that he's still riding at 81! I taught...

Awesome that he's still riding at 81! I taught two 75 year olds how to ride. Truly amazing!

As for soft luggage, my favourite is the MotoFizz seat bag. Easy to access everything; very well laid...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By butterflymethane
Looking for my 3rd set of rain gear, so started...

Looking for my 3rd set of rain gear, so started doing research again.

1st set: Banff Rain Jacket with Helly Hansen pants. Had these for about 10 years, used mostly for rain hiking and some rain...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,199
Posted By butterflymethane
Thanks for posting this review AND with pictures....

Thanks for posting this review AND with pictures. Now I have proof that I do not want this bag, b/c it's just way to huge! I'd probably wouldn't be able to see over it! :lol3

I made a mock-up of...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By butterflymethane
Thanks for the write-up! Looking great!

Thanks for the write-up! Looking great!
Forum: Ride reports 03-18-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 107,588
Posted By butterflymethane
Love reading about your travel! You are an...

Love reading about your travel! You are an inspiration!

This grandma make me so happy to see her full of life. She makes my heart grow big and make me cry in a good way. I hope I still have so...
Forum: Vendors 02-15-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,589
Posted By butterflymethane
happy camper!

9 business days to ship from you to Ontario, Canada! Nice! Bought regular and simmer stove. Tried out regular stove and it works quite well! Haven't tried the simmer, but after seeing the regular...
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,589
Posted By butterflymethane
Ordered/sent paypal payment to you January 10,...

Ordered/sent paypal payment to you January 10, 2011.

Just getting impatient. :p I seldom check my mailbox, only when I know I'm expecting things other than bills and flyers. LOL
Forum: Vendors 02-01-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,589
Posted By butterflymethane
ugh

I am assuming the stoves that I ordered are stuck at customs. :huh Stuff that I ordered from Hong Kong took less time to get here to Canada! What gives? ...must have patience...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 158,589
Posted By butterflymethane
payment sent, mr. shade-tastic! can't wait....

payment sent, mr. shade-tastic!

can't wait. christmas is extended for me! :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-07-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By butterflymethane
i know you're looking for a bike to sit on,...

i know you're looking for a bike to sit on, unfortunately I am nowhere close to lend you a hand, however, these are my specs:

5'6" 125lbs inseam 30" (from crotch where inner thigh meets pubis to...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By butterflymethane
I would avoid the large as well. I've got the...

I would avoid the large as well. I've got the small, which works nicely, but am looking to upgrade to the medium. Since buying saddle bags, I might just stay with the small Fizz/panniers combo,...
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 244,683
Posted By butterflymethane
Looking nice! :thumb:nod

Looking nice! :thumb:nod
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