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Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Before....

...I put the Tech Spec on it...

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG1233_zpse5zkgseg.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Another....

It took some time to make, and find all aluminum/stainless.... And make little angled spacer to ride on the rubber bumpers under it.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Home made....

..luggage rack. I carry a 60lb pelican case (with hande/wheels) for work, wanted it low so it doesn't crush me in a hard stop......

Not crazy about what's out there plus the money.....

...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,857
Posted By backroadbill
Very nice!

love the pics thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,791
Posted By backroadbill
center stand....

I'm thinking the center stand bump.....the rubber part goes in a hole somewhere on the cat converter area/bracket
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
Front

I agree on the front, I have compression and rebound backed off fully.......a bit too stiff of spring for me yet........still love them though.....just being picky.

I have an MV Agusta 750...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
Ohlins

Haven't been able to ride a lot, (Wisconsin winter sucks) was out last week for an hour (28deg) but the more I drive it the more I love the upgrade. I liked the Ohlins a lot at first but they're...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Machineartmoto pics?

Anyone have pictures of a new GS with the machineartmoto rear mud sling from a little ways back? All pictures I see are very close up. I'm thinking about getting one (I commute in all kinds of crappy...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
Set up

Not sure on spring rates, I gave them my weight and said a little lighter than the stock set up (I'm 155lb). Front shock install was more work....loosen gas tank and move it rearward.....I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,417
Posted By backroadbill
Mine too.....

My 2013GS grips are not very hot as well. I've had about 12 1150GS/1200GSs and they were all hotter. I ride in a lot of cold weather....these suck.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
not sure....

not sure on the part #s, looks right from memory. I would have got a less expensive version (just rebound adj) but this was all they had.....is nice to have full adjustment though....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
another...

....poor picture

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/013_zps009e0747.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:59 PM
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Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Non ESA....

Shocks....

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/014_zpsf1ef380e.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
another poor pic..

These looked like jewelry when clean and new.....It's already winter in Wisconsin, I feel like I haven't had the chance to really get a feel for these shocks on dry twisty roads yet but they feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
big improvment...

......plus lighter spring rate for my weight. And they can be re built. Very poor pics..... .http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/013_zps009e0747.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
yep..

Water cooled gs, non ESA..... Hardracing.com pics tonight if I get time.....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
New Stuff?

No new stuff in this thread? I had to go a long way back to find it (I miss this thread). I put Ohlins on my non ESA 2013GS, now available. Will take pics soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,719
Posted By backroadbill
No ESA

I put a set of Ohlins on my 2013....I didn't want ESA. I like the simplicity, They were out in Sept, I had been waiting. Not cheap but an improvement and re-buildable. I have 25k on the bike in one...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,434
Posted By backroadbill
rear brakes....

Mine (rear) were metal on metal at 12,000mi, at an off road rally, didn't notice due to sand and grit...cooked the rotor. NEVER crossed my mind that I'd have to keep an eye on rear pads at 12,000mi....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
Posted By backroadbill
Clutch trouble 2013GS

I have 22,000mi on my 2013GS, got it last November. Slowly I noticed the clutch engages way sooner (1/2") at the lever after any engine braking. Quite dangerous and annoying in aggressive riding and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By backroadbill
another...

pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0803_zps6d79b1fe.jpg

I made a smaller aluminum bracket for the new ones....no pics yet.. They are very effective......I drive in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By backroadbill
I made some...

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0805_zpsb6d77725.jpg


These were the first ones, a little rough, I just re made them a little more refined....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By backroadbill
2013 GS Ohlins, non-ESA shocks?

Anyone know if and when they'll be available? I have been planning to upgrade, went non ESA intentionally....I find the stock front shock harsh (I'm 155lb)

I looked on a few sites, can't find...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,096
Posted By backroadbill
i change mine...

....and have a parns balencer, I balance them without getting too picky, just get the worst of it. Had some Tkc80s that were way off once or twice but the metzlers I use are usually pretty good.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,482
Posted By backroadbill
Gel

I had a gel seat on a Ducati that I had, it was hot as hell after the sun shone on it while eating lunch or any break......and held the heat for quite a while.......more than foam. Not for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By backroadbill
i ride....

With my feet to the rear, on the balls, so no on the dragging, plus I have it set low....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By backroadbill
2013GSW rear brake-gone at 11,000mi

my rear brake was metal on metal, never thought I'd need to check it at 11,000mi......I don't ride the rear brake or even use it much, must be pretty aggressively linked when using the front....might...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,407
Posted By backroadbill
Laminar lip....

I have a Laminar Lip on the stock GS screen and it works pretty well, have the adventure screen as well, don't really like it.....5' 10". Over all, way better than my 08 GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 165,157
Posted By backroadbill
and...

rear cover (from mud flap)
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0842_zps4d156bbd.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 165,157
Posted By backroadbill
air wings.....

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0803_zps6d79b1fe.jpgwork well
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By backroadbill
Screen...

I have a 2013GS, had the stock screen on with a Laminarlip.com over the winter and liked it a lot, smooth air, quiet....but wanted to try the factory Adventure screen when available. Got it last...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By backroadbill
another....

......pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0804_zps98e3155c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By backroadbill
I built some.....

The adventure winglets won't fit because the body panels are quit a bit different. The ones I made work well, lot less air up the jacket on cold days....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By backroadbill
Non ESA Ohlins for GSW?

Anyone know if there is such a thing yet, or when they will be available?

Thought they would be available by now..........I've looked around...Dan Kyle racing and Hard Racing.......nothing......
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,594
Posted By backroadbill
2013?

Wondering about non ESA Ohlins for a 2013 GSW as well?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
SW Motech?

Will the above luggage rack work with the factory vario cases?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
another pic...

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0841_zps626c12e2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
Tail cover.....

So I carry a 60lb pelican case full of tools for work often, don't want a big heavy luggage rack and want to keep the weight low, and be able to swap the rear seat on and off easily. There's not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,666
Posted By backroadbill
wind...

I put 90,000miles on an 08 reg GS, most of the time I had the adventure winglets and adventure screen, not bad but the new 2013GS stock is way smoother, way less buffeting. More wind than my 08 with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 495,909
Posted By backroadbill
one more....

....pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0805_zpsb6d77725.jpg
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