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

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

  1. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Years ago,a friend of mine crashed a bike with a small padded backrest. The backrest struck him on his side as he and the bike tumbled. This impact stopped his kidneys from functioning for (I can't remember exactly now) a couple of weeks. I have avoided backrests because of that, but I had not really thought about top boxes. At least with a top box, the larger area would spread impact out somewhat instead of concentrating it.
  2. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    I use the tail light as my trigger for a PDM60 without any problems.
  3. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    these instructions are for the adjustable riser. space. I just dropped in the forks for the stock right for the Block risers but this may not be necessary for everyone. I would definitely move the clutch lever in bored just a little though for the block riser.
  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Here is the Wunderlich adjustable shift level. It is a beautifully made piece. In this shot, it is extended all the way out, which is what I need for it to be a the perfect spot for me. The end folds, so hopefully will not break in a tip-over. Note that the adjuster is mounted to the center of three possible mounting points, offering greater range than stock. The rubber bit spins freely, and is designed to do so.

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    By contrast, the stock shift lever:

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  5. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Under the drivers seat there is a blank four wire plug. Inside is a 7.5a fuse and a 15a fuse. The 7.5a fuse seems to control the blinker switchgear and hazard button. I tapped the downstream wire coming off the 7.5a fuse and it works great. Circuit stays hot for about a minute after shutting off bike.
  6. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Just received my Wunderlich 40mm up and back bar risers, but in the instructions there are pictures of the tank removed to make the brake lines longer when on full lock.:huh Does anyone have these fitted, and did you have to modify the brake/ clutch lines?
  7. TBob

    TBob Offroad Fab Guy

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    didn't know they made a 40 - or are you refering to this one?
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSLC/41970111.html
    sorry can't answer your question was just curious if there was more than one up and back option.

  8. Gary Stofer

    Gary Stofer Been here awhile

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    The 35mm up & back bar risers fit with no modifications to brake/clutch lines or wiring. I did remove the first cable tie at the frame just to give a little more slack.
  9. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Good to know.:clap I don't have a torque wrench, is that important, or should I just tighten them hand tight?
  11. emack

    emack Adventurer

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    I have my aux fuse block wired through the rear taillight and only occasionally get an error light pop up on my dash (I run both my aux lights and air horn through the fuse block). The tech that did my 600 mile service said that it's completely safe to use that as the trigger as long as the error light doesn't bother you. I really don't care about the error light so I'm keeping it as-is until there's a better solution.
  12. Gary Stofer

    Gary Stofer Been here awhile

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    RichBMW, it's always best to use a torque wrench but you can get by without. You'll have a pretty good idea how tight the original bolts were when you disassemble. Make sure you tighten down the front/top bar clamp bolts first.
  13. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    see my earlier post about the adjustable rox risers.
  14. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Better solution... the 7.5 amp fuse mentioned a few posts above or the headlight feed if you don't mind the extra hassle of routing the trigger wire.
  15. A10 Wart Hog

    A10 Wart Hog Adventurer

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    Well I'm a newbie to the forum and I just bought a GSW! I'v added a Cymarc Crud Catcher Touring version. I also have on order the Hornig rad grills and Hornig Air Intake Grills. My next major purchase will be a set of crash bars. Just don't which manufacturer yet!:D
  16. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    :lurk

    I've seen these and am very interested in knowing this before I pull the trigger.
  17. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    Wow, very nice work! Is the fuzeblock under the pillion seat? Where did you tap into for the relay power? You do good work.
  18. wabtklr

    wabtklr Been here awhile

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    Kurt from Black Dog Cycle Works is working on a 2" bar riser, I have seen some pictures of prototypes but he is still waiting on his production shop...
  19. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Yes, that space is under the pillion seat. It will be under a pillion rack once someone actually has one for sale that goes on/off the same way the saddle does.

    I could have tapped power at one of the fuses, but I prefer my switched farkles to stay off until the bike is started. Tapping into the headlamp does that quite nicely.

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    The entire wiring saga starts on this page of my web site.
  20. bmwrider1946

    bmwrider1946 Young Old Fart

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    I'm not insulted. You make a good point. My wife occasionally likes to take a ride with me and she does not feel comfortable on the back of the bike without some type of support behind her back. I only mount this when she is on the bike and needless to say I am a much more conservative rider with her back there and I never go off road when the two of us are on the bike.

    I do think that you might be overstating your case a little since many of the larger touring bikes have built in back rests.