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Old 01-17-2013, 05:56 PM   #691
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 PM   #692
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So, I have a GSA as well. As far as water is concerned the intake snorkel is the only big problem as it is relatively low and hidden behind the tank. Other than that, make sure you have really good tires, like at least newish TKCs.

I bought a nice used KTM 640 for this ride (and other more gnarly adventures) because, to be blunt, the 1200 GSA just isn't the right tool.

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Being a veteran of clearing water out of my GSA, I'll be raising my air intake this spring.......

Oh, and three oil changes with a fresh filter on the final change, is plenty
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:12 PM   #693
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #694
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Keep a fancy BMW spark plug wrench handy...or a second hand KLR might be cheaper.
KLR's can drown also....

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:53 AM   #695
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Being a veteran of clearing water out of my GSA, I'll be raising my air intake this spring.......

Oh, and three oil changes with a fresh filter on the final change, is plenty

raising the air intake......how are you planning to do this?..is it a temporary measure or permanent?.......interested to know.....

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Old 01-18-2013, 02:54 AM   #696
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what happened next?....did it start up?
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Old 01-18-2013, 02:57 AM   #697
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That is one of my favorite pictures of all time.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:53 AM   #698
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raising the air intake......how are you planning to do this?..is it a temporary measure or permanent?.......interested to know.....

thanks

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The intake snorkel, has a bell shape on the end of it, I will cut that off, and fit a flexible hose with silicon and a hose clamp. I will run the hose up near the top of the tank somewhere.... Pretty simple... It will be removable, I'll use a silicon that is flexible, and I should be able to twist the hose to break the seal and remove it
One of my team mates and I will be doing it together this spring, here in VT, where are you? Maybe you can come join in the fun! Then ride some snotty VT stuff with us!
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The smile makes it.
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what happened next?....did it start up?
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:21 AM   #701
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:24 AM   #702
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The intake snorkel, has a bell shape on the end of it, I will cut that off, and fit a flexible hose with silicon and a hose clamp. I will run the hose up near the top of the tank somewhere.... Pretty simple... It will be removable, I'll use a silicon that is flexible, and I should be able to twist the hose to break the seal and remove it
One of my team mates and I will be doing it together this spring, here in VT, where are you? Maybe you can come join in the fun! Then ride some snotty VT stuff with us!

I'd like to see that actually..and I live in ottawa...canada..EH!...not far from vermont..where in vermont do you live?..was there last summer....people drive slow in vermont......I went mental....
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I'd like to see that actually..and I live in ottawa...canada..EH!...not far from vermont..where in vermont do you live?..was there last summer....people drive slow in vermont......I went mental....
I'm in southern vt, my buddy is in Burlington, we can do it up there, so you can come down if you want!

Yep, slow drivers..... We have a great law here, just for that reason...... It's legal to pass on a double yellow
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I'm in southern vt, my buddy is in Burlington, we can do it up there, so you can come down if you want!

Yep, slow drivers..... We have a great law here, just for that reason...... It's legal to pass on a double yellow

If I had of known that....well.....ya...let me know when you plan on doing the modification..i'll head down....
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If I had of known that....well.....ya...let me know when you plan on doing the modification..i'll head down....
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