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Old 02-28-2012, 12:30 PM   #76
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I have always loved the GTS so I just picked one up block from my house can't wait to get to work! Needs Love, can't wait to restore it to its former glory! Just couldn't pass it up at $1100 + $600 DMV back fees. I have never restored a bike of this complexity before so looking forward to the challenge.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:43 PM   #77
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We will need pics!



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Old 03-01-2012, 08:35 AM   #78
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I will post some high res pics once I get the project rolling this weekend. Notice the Duct tape on the mirror... its on the other side too... Parking lot tip over (car backed into) doesn't look to be downed at any time. Needs a few things to be Road Worthy but so far nothing too serious. I am a little concerned a valve adjust may have not ever been done 29K on the ODO given the 18 year old bike and possible no check. Service calls for check adjust @ 26K

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:56 AM   #79
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GTS mirrors

Any GTS owners out there replace the OEM mirrors? I am thinking of using the current mirror backing plate as a template create my own out of aluminum 1/4" or so and mount R1 mirrors in place I an anodize the plate RED or Black or just polish....

Any other solutions out there?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:00 AM   #80
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Any GTS owners out there replace the OEM mirrors? I am thinking of using the current mirror backing plate as a template create my own out of aluminum 1/4" or so and mount R1 mirrors in place I an anodize the plate RED or Black or just polish....

Any other solutions out there?
Many have gone before - doing exactly what you propose. You can find photos of templates for mirror mounting plates on gtsclub.org. There's even someone selling ready-made mirror-mounting plates with driving lamp mounts attached. BMW, R1 or FJR mirrors seem to be the favorite but I'm considering pattern Triumph mirrors with additional turn-signals on the back.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #81
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Thanks for the resource! I will have to consider a solution where someone has already done the work. Don't care for how the Lights are mounted and wired but... as a mirror solution not bad. What model of Triumph mirrors are you referring I'd like to see how those look.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:02 PM   #82
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I don't remember where I found the mirrors listed - Generic for Triumph trophy or something.

These are not Triumph but FJR1300 copies - super-cheap but would look good:
http://www.d2moto.com/p-4878-2003-20...g-mirrors.aspx
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #83
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I don't remember where I found the mirrors listed - Generic for Triumph trophy or something.

These are not Triumph but FJR1300 copies - super-cheap but would look good:
http://www.d2moto.com/p-4878-2003-20...g-mirrors.aspx

I was think OEM R6 mirror or BMW R1100s
Here is Yamaha: http://www.ebay.com/itm/08-09-yamaha...item20c2f282cf

I have also seen R1100s mirrors ~ 70each and up... Still looking. I prefer the look of the BMW mirrors just not the cost but the two go hand in hand most of the time.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:55 AM   #84
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Any GTS owners have a spare? I know its not likely I will have to keep my eyes on Ebay UK see if someone is parting a GTS.


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Old 03-14-2012, 07:43 PM   #85
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GTS speed/tach console.

I have used shoe goo to cover the cracks and holes in my console. You will hardly notice it due to the right handlebar covering that corner. It is not the most beautiful but will keep the water out.
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:14 AM   #86
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I have used shoe goo to cover the cracks and holes in my console. You will hardly notice it due to the right handlebar covering that corner. It is not the most beautiful but will keep the water out.
I was thinking a similar solution cutting some thin clear plastic and using plastic epoxy sealing from inside and out to create a sandwich of thin plastic and epoxy should work until I can find a replacement (if one exists).
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:18 AM   #87
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Can't believe I have missed this thread. Let me introduce my two GTS:



I bought the red one thinking of it as a fixer-upper then I saw the green one and made a bid on it hoping for a spare. Well, it turns out the green one is about 100% better condition than the red one. I'll be selling the red one in May.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:26 AM   #88
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There was a red one on ebay here in the US. With bags. Ended with no bids. I keep drifting back to getting another one.

Would like 94 Blue with bags.
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Old 03-29-2012, 07:40 AM   #89
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Nice two of them.... Here in the states that would represent about 1/2 of them in any given state. I am enjoying my project not saying it isn't without challenges as parts are difficult to find and if you go OEM their expensive. I guess that is part of the fun owning something different.
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Nice two of them.... Here in the states that would represent about 1/2 of them in any given state. I am enjoying my project not saying it isn't without challenges as parts are difficult to find and if you go OEM their expensive. I guess that is part of the fun owning something different.
They aren't as rare here in Europe but you still don't see them everyday. Getting parts is still a bit of a chore but can still be found. I'm thinking of looking for some front rotors and stashing them away for someday.
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