Farkles for the GS-W: Put 'em all in here

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Emoto, May 29, 2013.

  1. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    If you install the MachineArt fender extender, take some vice grips and bend the claw to reduce the gap to the fender. I checked the extender tonight and it wasn't really snug even though the screws were tightened up. Once I took the clamps off and bent the claw portion some, the extender clamped solidly to the fender.
  2. fubar201

    fubar201 Been here awhile

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    Great list. Second job is right.

    I tried the small tank bag and found it to be useless. Now have the large bag and am much happier.
  3. iride4u

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    One note about the Schuberth SRC. The neck roll can be very tight I removed mine because of that and now have a Sena SMH10R. This provides a similar low profile on the outside of the helmet without the fit problems.
  4. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I'm at the moa rally and installed this yesterday with the t25 under the seat without needing to do this.
  5. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Chris Olin pres of rox risers and I figured out how to install his prototype 2.25 inch adjustable risers on Friday here at the moa rally. He's going to get them into production and they should be available online in 4 weeks.

    You will need to drop the right fork (nut is 44nm and use blue locktoite when you reinstall) and zip tie the cables to the right side of the body work after snipping the zip tie that holds the cables as they enter and run under the tank area. On the left you'll only Ned to loosen the clutch bracket and move it inboard about 1/8".

    If you're here at the rally the risers are on the GS LC at the Adventure Designs booth.
  6. nwpa

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    Sounds good, maybe I have a thin front fender? :rofl

    The extension would "hold", but I could slide it around some before I tightened up the bend on the claw. Maybe I had the oddball piece.
  7. vproven

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    What size shield did you install?
  8. RichBMW

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    That depends on what you want to put in it. For me, its perfect as a day bag, or as an addition to some bigger luggage for a few days away.:clap
  9. mefly2

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    Similar to my list ... except I went with the Rigid lights ...
  10. mefly2

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    Is there a reason to NOT use the tail lamp wire - very easy access as well??
    Is there an on line wiring diagram for the GSW ... I know BMW long ago stopped putting them in the rider manual - standard for most bikes for a long time.
  11. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    It is reported to be more likely to throw a fault. :dunno if that is fact or fiction.

    Nope. I asked my dealer sales critter if she could sweet talk the service department into printing off a copy of whatever they had.... the answer was they don't have anything. :eek1 I'll ask for more info when I take my bike in for it's first service on Tuesday.
  12. Voz

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    Is this for the pivoting riser? Is any of this required for the block riser already available on the Rox website or is that a simple install?
  13. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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  14. JM

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    I talked to a very cooperative and friendly service tech as well as everyone else at my local dealer about a wiring diagram. The tech told me there is no central file or organized wiring diagram specific material availabe for them to look at. When they have wiring questions the information is all located with each job or component they are working on. He didn't seem to like the system either but that's all BMW has given them to work with.
  15. fubar201

    fubar201 Been here awhile

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    *My* install was pretty simple for the block riser. Clipped the zip tie on the right but may drop and move when I have a spare moment.
  16. mefly2

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    So, does anyone have experience to report that the tail light as a trigger source for a relay causes difficulty with the CANBUS? As well has anyone used the accessory socket feed as a trigger?
  17. JM

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    I don't see why the accessory socket wouldn't work. I just did a '13 GSA so we are talking different bikes but, I've heard the accessory socket is timed to stay hot for a while after the engine shuts down. I can't confirm the LC works the same way. I wanted a trigger that shut on and off with the key not delayed till after start or extended after key off. I chose to use a lead off the diagnostic plug for my trigger wire.

    One thing to consider is a trigger wire for a relay uses a very small amperage draw. It wouldn't change the stock tail light current draw very much.
  18. Bails

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    I don't mean to be insulting but a Backrest on an Adventure Bike ? Do you have any idea how dangerous this set up is ? Broken backs a very big possibility in an accident !
  19. nwpa

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    I'm guessing you feel the same way about top boxes and luggage strapped to the tail and pillion seat?
  20. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    Actually yes to top boxes if their design is not to release with impact. I'm worried about when you are off road and go over a bump that throws the backrest into the small of a persons back. Maybe the rider does not go off road ? I have seen broken ribs from a bag rack with is pretty flimsy compared to a backrest.