New to me Triple Black 2012 GS Adventure

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by macadamia, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Today begins the journey to North Carolina from San Clemente California to pick up the new to me GS Adventure. I'm doing a fly-n-ride, and will be attempting a iron butt CC50 on the way back. That is a coast-to-coast ride in less than 50 hours, from Jacksonville Florida to San Diego California.

    I'm also going to be installing quite a few farkles and other parts when I arrive in North Carolina. I'll be documenting the add-ons, updates, and farkleation of the bike with photos and comments here in this thread.

    I'll also be doing a ride report complete with photos and video of the trip across the country.

    Stay tuned...
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  2. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Many people have asked about the items I've put on my bike, so I'm going to start a running list here with links to everything I have put on the bike. It will be a short description of the farkle and a link to where you can see it...

    Items from BMW
    Oil Filler Plug with security Torx fitting
    Tank Bag
    Larger Hand Guard - Left
    Larger Hand Guard - Right
    Retrofit ASC - Combination Left Switch
    Retrofit ASC - Programming Enable Code
    Clear Headlight Guard
    LED Turn Signals - Front (need 2)
    LED Turn Signal - Rear Left
    LED Turn Signal - Rear Right
    GSA Tinted Windscreen
    HP Carbon Fiber Belt Cover
    Frame Guard Kit
    Top Box
    Top Box Back Rest
    Lock Cylinder with VIN Code
    Top Box Mount Rack
    Hardware Kit for Top Box Mount Rack

    Items from Black Dog Cycle Works
    BDCW Skid Plate
    BDCW Center Stand Guard
    BDCW Billet Fork Mounts for 6" LED Light Bar
    Rigid Industries 6" LED Light Bar
    DNA Air Filter

    Items from Wunderlich
    Final Drive Protection bar
    Titanium Tornado Final Drive Hub Cover
    SaferView Replacement Mirrors - 105mm
    Carbon Fiber Final Drive Cover (received, not yet installed)
    Carbon Fiber look Yoke Protector

    Items from Touratech
    Fuel Line Guards
    Black Throttle Potentiometer Guard
    Black Oil Cooler Guard
    Black Steering Stop Hard Part
    Black Fastway Adventure Billet Foot Pegs
    Black Cockpit Cover 1
    Black Cockpit Cover 2 with 1 outlet (took powerlet outlet and mounted it on the left side of the bike and installed a 2.1amp USB outlet in its place)

    Items from ADVMotorrad.com
    Final Drive Skid Plate
    Tool Box
    Leo Vince Carbon Fiber Exhaust Can
    Leo Vince Headers
    Leo Vince Carbon Fiber Head Covers
    Black OEM Aux Light Guards
    Black Tank Side Protectors

    Items from ADVDesigns.com
    GSA Engine Guard Extensions
    Highway Pegs
    Saddlemen Front and Rear Seats
    Black Swing Arm Pivot Cover
    Kruz Locker
    Rear Heidenau Tire - installed @ 10759 miles
    Front Heidenau Tire - installed @ 10759 miles
    GS Adventure specific Tool Kit
    Titanium Shorty Levers with Blue Adjusters
    SideKicker Sidestand

    Items from ZTechnik
    Lever Action Windscreen adjustment levers
    Mirror Extenders
    Carbon Fiber Tank Protector
    Carbon Fiber Fuel Filler Trim

    Other Items...
    Black Billet Angled Valve Stems
    2.1 Amp USB Outlet
    Wilbur's WESA Shock Conversion
    Yacugar Steering Damper
    Black Reflective Map of North America for my pannier
    Dispatch One Power Distribution Module and Wireless Controller
    Maier Rear Splash Guard
    Continental TKC-80 Tires (replaced with Heidenau tires @ 10759 miles)
    Laminar Lip for GS / Adventure
    AdMore Lighting Bar (tail light, brake light, and turn signals) from Twisted Throttle

    more info to come...
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  3. mike54

    mike54 You don't get me

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    Awsome, fly all the way across the continent, buy a 'new to you' bike, bolt on a bunch of farkles and ride back to the other side of the continent in 50 hours or less, in the winter. What could go wrong? You should strap a bengal tiger to the passenger seat just to make it interesting. Call it the ride of Pi. :lol3

    Seriously - Good luck.
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  4. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    Good luck on your journey. Hit me up if you have any problems around the chicago area. Ride safe
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  5. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Enjoy!
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :lol3

    Congrats! Where in NC?

    Good luck!

    Jim :brow
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  7. rboett

    rboett posser noob 205

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    great!!:clap:clap

    now if you would only change your avatar,,, it makes it difficult to concentrate on your posts:rofl
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  8. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    ++++++1
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  9. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Nowhere near Chicago this trip. I'm staying as far south as possible.

    I'm picking the bike up from another inmate via Capitol BMW in Raleigh, NC.
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Cool, good place!

    Jim :brow
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  11. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    sounds like an adventure in the making.....congrats on the new ride, will definitely follow you along.

    all the best,
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  12. WeazyBuddha

    WeazyBuddha Carbon-Based Humanoid

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  13. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I just ordered your DVD for the bike. (-:
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  14. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Lucky Bugger...I have to wait till May for my fly n ride to WI. I also will take possession of new to me Triple Black GSA.

    All the best on your ride. You'll probably need surgery to get the grin on your face once your on the bike. :clap
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  15. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    If he shows up at your place looking for help, point him south, way south.

    On google maps it says 2550 miles and 37 hours.
    Should be a piece of cake then, you have left yourself 13 hours to account for the winter.
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  16. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I just purchased a new to me '12 Triple Black a few months ago. I am in North West NC if needed.

    Good luck in your journey.
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  17. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Yes, accounting for winter and resting breaks, I'm estimating 45 hours total.
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  18. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Ok, thanks for the info. Feel free to head to Raleigh and help with the farkle-a-zation... :wings
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  19. multimoto

    multimoto Been here awhile

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    Hello neighbor! I just bought a brand new R1200GS Triple Black this week and I am in San Clemente. Maybe meet up for a ride some time. Have a great, safe trip!

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  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Send me a pm with your info... I'll be back next week and we can talk about break-in rides around the area...
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