Let's see your R1100GS!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jim Rowley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Jaron

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  2. Gillus

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    Shined the oxidation off the wheels today. Toothbrush and some simichrome and other metal polish. Followed up with a coat of car wax to help protect them. I read the oxidation on stainless steel is a normal occurrence and helps protect from rust. They will get dusty and road grit on them again but they look nice today. This set of wheels are not scratched or dented at all.
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  3. sandgroper

    sandgroper Long timer

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    looks nice, can you do mine LOL.. How long did it take
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  4. Jaron

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    wow!!! nice and HARD work man.
  5. strictlyJDM

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  6. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Thanks, it didn't take that long but I have a lift so it was more convenient at arm level. I washed it first with car wash soap and let it dry overnight. Then smeared on a light coat of simichrome followed by some dri-wash metal polish applied with a toothbrush. The tooth brush will let you polish around the base of the spokes and up against the rise to the center. Brush it in circles for a bit, do a section of three pairs of spokes and do both sides, wipe it off then wipe it off with another rag, repeat as needed till it is all off then polish it with a towel. Once I figured out the process it took an hour or two per wheel. My arthritic hands hurt as that is a lot of finger work.
    Hope they stay clean and shiny after a wash for a while.
  7. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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  8. PNWRR

    PNWRR not fragile

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    ^^^^^
    Less chance of that coffee cup sliding off now. :drink
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  9. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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  12. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Cool! That looks almost OEM. :clap
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  13. GSDiva

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    I see you have SW-Motech crash bars. Do you like them and are they easy to mount?
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    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Yes they are sw moto crash bars and yes they are fairly easy to mount, just the upper mounting points require the tank to be lifted but took maybe 1hour to mount. They fit very nicely and are really well made. They also have a nice tight profile around the engine so they are not really "goddy". I would highly recommend them !
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    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Another item i installed that for me was a big improvement was a set of protaper adventure bars std height with 2" rox risers. Took away any vibration and better ,more responsive steering.
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  16. GSDiva

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    Thank you. I just ordered the crash bars. Do you have the transmission reinforcement bracket? I am turning this GS into an off-road practice bike. I have a 2013 GSW as well, but I am not ready to drop it yet. I have had the 1997 for 21 years!
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    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Wow thats a long time, congratulations! Yes i do , they are called "HARD PARTS" by touratech. It is the trans. Reinforcement and the steer stop that goes on the front steering pivot point.
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    Nice to be out on a fine day in the middle of winter.

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