The big GS is getting closer. The old shocks are off and most of the wiring has been addressed. The rear shock was easy. All I had to do was drop the exhaust can, remove the rear mud guard and out it came. The front was a little more complex. With the tank removed I had to drop the engine guards, disconnect a brake line tree and remove the alternator cover. So far so good working solo.
In regards to wiring I found two broken or severed cords. One power cord to my tank bag and one to the intercom/GPS interface. I always wondered why my phone would never charge in my tank bag.... now I know.
The shocks come today but I fly out at 2:30 before they get here for a 4 day trip. Here is what the bike looks like today.