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Old 02-12-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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There's always a friggen rock....

So I managed to ground loop my '11 GSA exiting a snot puddle in the middle of the Everglades yesterday..of course as I flew one way and it the other, I was lucky enough for both the LS valve over and my right knee to impact the only half buried limestone boulders in a quarter mile radius. It mashed, then peeled the guard off like an aluminum can and only put a few gashes in the actual cover. I suppose I can say it kinda did it's job. I've searched the usual places, any recommendations on valve cover protection besides factory for newer GS' ??
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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I installed them on my GSA.


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Old 02-12-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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There's always a friggen rock....

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What NoVa Rider said!

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:43 PM   #4
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And if you do that install, an inmate had a good tip -- insert the bolt to the insert, and then chuck the insert to a drill and turn down the insert with a flat file if needed. Beats the he** out of pounding a slightly too large insert into the openings. . ..
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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And if you do that install, an inmate had a good tip -- insert the bolt to the insert, and then chuck the insert to a drill and turn down the insert with a flat file if needed. Beats the he** out of pounding a slightly too large insert into the openings. . ..
NoVa Rider is right again. I did the same thing on my inserts but used a medium grit sand paper and a little coating of WD-40.

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #6
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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installed them on mine... one side tough... other side three swings of my large hammer. they look like they'll do the job.. I'll advise when I lay her down..

AdvDesigns is local to me, i've met the owners and really can't say enough about how helpful they are, how into adventure riding they are (they both ride), and so far, the great quality of their products are.

+1 for their tool kit too.. it's fantastic.


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