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Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 429
Posted By ButchA
+1 Also, don't buy a bell for yourself/bike....

+1

Also, don't buy a bell for yourself/bike. It won't work. The "mystical power" of the guardian bell only works when you receive one by a fellow motorcyclist.

There's lots and lots of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-20-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By ButchA
This thread serves as a reminder that fall will...

This thread serves as a reminder that fall will soon be upon us before we know it, and the freakin' deer will be all over the place (rut season).

I agree with the comments about venison steaks,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-19-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By ButchA
It's great and I truly appreciate it! The...

It's great and I truly appreciate it!

The ride bell or guardian bell or gremlin bell (whichever name you call it) serves as a bond between motorcycle friends. Everyone is free to believe as as...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-19-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By ButchA
Update: THANK YOU, OLD DAD!!! :mrgreen: ...

Update:

THANK YOU, OLD DAD!!! :mrgreen:

The ride bell came in the mail this afternoon. I ran right out and hooked it up to the bottom left frame tube of my Aero 750!

I owe you one! :mrgreen:
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 246
Sticky: Oilology
Views: 108,588
Posted By ButchA
According to the chart as seen here... ...

According to the chart as seen here...
Motorcycle Oil Filter Cross Reference (http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/FilterXRef.html)

You would take #5 on the chart, like most Honda Shadows.
...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-17-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By ButchA
Yes. Rotella T6 is 5W-40 and is perfectly fine...

Yes. Rotella T6 is 5W-40 and is perfectly fine for any motorcycle. In fact, it helps with cold weather starts and is fully synthetic.

My '07 Shadow Aero 750 loves it. It shifts like butter and...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 536
Posted By ButchA
Purolator L14610 (3" long filter) - - will work...

Purolator L14610 (3" long filter) - - will work fine.
Purolator L14612 (2.5" filter) - - will work fine, and a little easier to install/uninstall as it's TIGHT underneath there!

Rotella T6 - -...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-17-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 953
Posted By ButchA
I did a small wheelie many many years ago on my...

I did a small wheelie many many years ago on my old '74 Honda CB360T. If I remember right, I was in a vacant parking lot. I just revved the engine, yanked the handlebars, and let the clutch out...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-16-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By ButchA
Thank you!!! :D

Thank you!!! :D
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-16-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By ButchA
Unhappy Aaaagh!!! It's gone (my ride bell!!!)

Oh man... I can't believe this...

After all this time, 7 wonderful years, I happen to look down at the bottom left frame tube on my '07 Aero 750, and my brass ride bell is gone!!! :shock:

It...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-13-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By ButchA
Wow, what a tire! Check this out... ...

Wow, what a tire! Check this out...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71B5uZMyvPL._SL1500_.jpg

Look at the tread pattern on the Michelin Commander II. Man, it looks like you could ride the...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-13-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 293
Posted By ButchA
There are tons of threads about tires. Lots of...

There are tons of threads about tires. Lots of people like the Metzeler ME880 from what I've read. Others like Bridgestone too. It all depends on how and/or where you ride. Do you ride in the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-11-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By ButchA
Same here. I checked various sites like...

Same here. I checked various sites like motorcyclesuperstore and bikebandit and others for brake pads vs going to the Honda dealership parts counter.
Honest man, straight up honest... by the time...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By ButchA
Same here, along with a useless pair of pliers. ...

Same here, along with a useless pair of pliers. I honestly believe some not-so-nice person at most Honda dealerships, takes various tools from the tool pouch after they uncrate the motorcycle, just...
Forum: Technical Discussion 07-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 246
Sticky: Oilology
Views: 108,588
Posted By ButchA
Good Lord, that's like what my full size...

Good Lord, that's like what my full size International school bus takes - although probably a little more than that. AmTram T444RE (rear engine) and the "444" is probably the cu. in.

Underneath...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 07-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By ButchA
+1 You all remember the story I've told on...

+1

You all remember the story I've told on here... My daughter's boyfriend has a crotch rocket. A Kawasaki Ninja 650 (I think) or something, whatever... I don't know... The kid keeps tinkering...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-30-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By ButchA
I like it... Just enough gear that serves a...

I like it... Just enough gear that serves a purpose.
Forum: Member Introductions 06-29-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 628
Posted By ButchA
US Coast Guard 1979-1996* Yeoman, First Class...

US Coast Guard 1979-1996*
Yeoman, First Class (E-6)
Mostly stationed on east coast, New England area, and the eastern Great Lakes (Cleveland, OH and Buffalo, NY).

*In 1996 & 1997 (if you all...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-29-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 905
Posted By ButchA
I can't/won't wear a FF helmet... No matter...

I can't/won't wear a FF helmet... No matter what... I'll get all freaky and claustrophobic, hyperventilate and pass out, because I can't breathe! :shock:

I love 3/4 helmets because you can...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-27-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By ButchA
$12 bucks in VA for motorcycles. $16 for...

$12 bucks in VA for motorcycles. $16 for cars/trucks.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-27-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By ButchA
I would have been okay with that, but it didn't...

I would have been okay with that, but it didn't turn out that way. I also don't understand the need for Firestone to want to ride my Shadow into their service bay in the first place! Whenever I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-27-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By ButchA
Thank you, Richmond Honda House! :) ...

Thank you, Richmond Honda House! :)

Sha-Bam... VA State Inspection done, 7 minutes flat. Not a problem at all, in fact the main guy at the service counter commented on how nice my Aero 750 is...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-27-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,028
Posted By ButchA
Angry State inspection (...EXCUSE ME?!?!)

Here's an "interesting" story regarding motorcycle inspections that I just have to share with you all...

I just happened to look at the fork on my Aero 750 and realized "Uh oh, I need a state...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-25-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By ButchA
Yes... I replaced my '07 Aero 750's...

Yes...

I replaced my '07 Aero 750's original Bridgestone G701/G702 OEM tires at 16,000 miles, if I remember correctly. They were incredible tires too!

I decided to try something cheap and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 06-24-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 527
Posted By ButchA
I think every soundtrack for road traveling just...

I think every soundtrack for road traveling just HAS TO include Motorhead! :cool:

Motörhead - Ace Of Spades - YouTube
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