Shadow Man's Guestbook



24th August 2010

Congrats may you and your wife have many happy hours on the road
24th August 2010

The new bike looks good. I will be interested to know your impressions of it once you have owned it a few months. I was thinking of buying this model also. Rob
23rd August 2010

Gone
You'r going to need a flip sign at the head of the driveway........Home, on the front, and....GONE AGAIN on the flip side. Nice looking bike - and glad to see you are on the road again eating up the miles and the BBQ.
23rd August 2010

Looks great
That looks like a great ride and should be a very good rally bike. I've never seen those Suzuki bags before on one so you have something a bit different which is always fun. Jim Winterer just tied for fourth in the IB5K on a DL 650. I had dinner with him and he was a hoot!
23rd August 2010

HI O Silver....Away!
Nice bike Alec! They are only girlie if they are girlie blue like the one Braz had.
23rd August 2010

Iron Butts on a 650
Sandee ... You are right, I want be doing Iron Butt rides on a 750, I will be doing them on a 650. Planning my first SS1000 on the new bike.
23rd August 2010

Congrats
Congrats on the new bike. So, you are leaving the ranks of Honda 750's doing Iron Butt rides. We'll miss you!
23rd August 2010

Grats!
Make sure you check out the forums. www.stromtrooper.com www.vstrom.info They are one of the best parts of owning a strom.
23rd August 2010

so happy
hey alec i am so happy you love it so much, and so is beau. glad you made it home safe! have a blast with it man! it looks comfy at your house! thanks again!
2nd August 2010

Sorry to read about your mishap, glad you were OK. Enjoy reading about your travels. Stay safe and enjoy your new bike when you get it.
From Blog: Hit and Run
28th July 2010

Sorry for your problems with your bike, hopefully you will be up and spinning soon, good luck with that
From Blog: Hit and Run
28th July 2010

Glad you're OK
Sorry to hear about your misfortune, but ATGATT and your previous "bouncing" experience were on your side! Glad you're OK Alec. I'll send a note to your email. Mike
From Blog: Hit and Run
27th July 2010

A shadow no? I rode across the states zig zagging all the way about 12 years ago on a CB750, I rocked up about 6000 miles on that trip and I'm jealous as hell of you, I have nothing under my arse at the moment but hope to get something soon, have a ball and aim for the gap between the green bits, happy trails
From Blog: Hit and Run
27th July 2010

Miles ...
I have been asked how many miles the Shadow had on it. I put just over 16,000 miles her. I was hoping to ride her for 100,000 miles but the insurance company just called and said that the frame is bent. Now do I stay with a Cruiser type bike or get a real touring bike. Lets see what the insurance company gives me for her.
From Blog: Hit and Run
27th July 2010

Wreck
Alec, Glad your OK. I know what its like to go down and destroy your bike. Been there, done that. I read your blog because you have a unique bike. You have fixed it up nicely and really put the miles on. I wanted to see how many miles before you changed bikes. Looks like it could happen sooner rather than later. We'll be waiting to see what happens next. Keep posting. Also, let us know how many miles on the Shadow. Sorry this had to happen but I'm glad you're on the mend.
From Blog: Hit and Run
27th July 2010

Oh No
That really sucks, Alec. I hope you get squared away as soon as possible.
From Blog: Hit and Run
15th July 2010

Contact them ....
So far they the Butty Buddy people have been real helpful to me and always seem to answer all my questions. I would direct your questions that way. My wife is still enjoying our!
15th July 2010

buddy seat/footrests on panhead fender
we have a 50 stock pan (OK, 12v and a belt primary...) solo seat we want to set it up for a passenger we have a fully restored HD 'buddy seat' that hinges on and uses the 'helper spring' inb the back but it's huge and clumsy looking we saw the buttybuddy and it looks simple anyone hook one to a stock bare fender? no bags no rack on ity Also, any recommendation for pegs want to keep stockish look thanks
18th June 2010

Brighton?
Hopes raised and dashed in one paragraph. I would definitely have gone looking for it if I had known!!
17th June 2010

So far ...
So far I have not seen any. I keep mine strapped down real snug.
17th June 2010

Existing seat wear?
Is there any sugnificant exsisting seat wear from the peggs that prevent side shifting?
14th June 2010

seeing you!
It was so nice to see you! King and I had a great time riding around with you trying to find Perrysburg...I hope the sign will work! Lunch was great, next time I'll remember NO CARDS!!! :-) Love you!
14th June 2010

I came across your blog by accident, but I really enjoyed it! I love road trips across the US, and your post made me want to do another one! My blog is looking for travel photos, reviews (like maybe even of The Pink Pig!?!), etc, to share. If you have the time, check it out at dirty-hippies.blogspot.com, or email me at dirtyhippiesblog@gmail.com. Heather :)
30th May 2010

Awesome Ride
One year ago, we purchased the Butty Buddy, after trying the gel pad. Rides were very uncomfortable before the Butty Buddy. Now we talk off and ride for hours. I now can ride for more than 8 hours. We have plans to ride Memeorial Day. Today, we were getting our gear ready for the ride. Oh no! Where is the Butty Buddy. It is gone. We cannot find it. We now think it was left on the cycle trailer and bounced off onto the road. I have dicided not to ride UNTIL I get unother Butty Buddy.
24th May 2010

Seat Comfort Finally!
My husband had a 2007 H-D Road King. The passenger seat always seemed uncomfortable for me after about 2 hours of riding. First I bought a gel pad, that didn't work out, so I returned it. They several people said get an Air Hawk, which I didn't like either, so I returned it. I came across the ButtyBuddy on the internet and decided to give that a try for $161.00. The day after it arrived (4-6 days regular shipping), my huband installed it in 12 minutes and we hopped on the bide for a ride of about 4 hours. Finally - I am comfortable!!! No painful butt or tailbone. Also, bumps, railroad crossings, and road vibrations are greatly diminished. Now we can go on those long roadtrips we've always talked about. The seat raises the passenger height about 1" and works very well with my contoured backrest.

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