New to me Triple Black 2012 GS Adventure

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

  1. VolInGA

    VolInGA Been here awhile

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    Any comments, positive or negative, on the Adventure Track seat??
  2. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Nice thread Andy ... and by the way, there is no end to the money you can spend on these bikes.


    Glad to see how much you are enjoying the new ride.
  3. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    The seat is very comfortable. The only thought I've had so far is the fact the cover is suede, therefore, not slippery. This may or may not be an issue when riding off road and needing to slide across the seat for some reason. I've ridden it off road a bit but did not come across an instance where sliding was required...

    Also, the back seat has the D-rings on the side, which seem like a good idea - for a cruiser seat, maybe... - but on the GSA, there are plenty of tie off points on the back so these are unnecessary.
  4. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Thanks dude... :D
  5. VolInGA

    VolInGA Been here awhile

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    Good to hear, thanks for the feedback. I had the same thought about the D-rings on the back, great idea, on my old V-Strom. Unnecessary on a GSA.
  6. GhostriderADV

    GhostriderADV Adventurer

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    You're the man! I see it now!
  7. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  9. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Hey there Mac-a-Dee

    Let us know if those puppies are noisy when rolling - or transmit much of a humm to the handlebars please ...... they look like a nice blend of on/off

    ..... and :evil there's more .....

    I'd also be interested to hear how the Kruz locker is - specifically ease of use in real world situations. I used to have a throttle lock on my flr, and it was one of those things that was perfect in theoretical design, but somewhat tricky to use in the moment.


    good to see you're still enjoying the life out of that scoot,

    ride safe - Mr Bull
  10. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Some noise yes, but much much less than the TKC-80s they replaced...

    I replaced the Kaoko throttle lock that the previous owner had installed. I never got used to how it worked. It seemed like I was always futzing with it. In the short time I've used the Kruz Locker, I'm loving how it works. The 1/4 turn on and off is so much easier to use. So far, I'm very happy with it...
  11. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't have known about this if you hadn't posted the pic, thanks! I just ordered one.
    I have the ThrottleMeister on my FZ-6, and its beautifully made but kind've fussy, if not dangerous to engage, hope this one works a bit better.
  12. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    So far, mine works much better than the Kaoko throttle lock it replaces... I hope you find it works for you as well... :clap
  13. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Leo Vince Headers and Leo Vince Carbon Slip-On Exhaust installed... This is much lighter than stock and I had the headers ceramic coated inside and out (similar to Jet-Hot coating)...

    New headers assembled...
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    Old headers and can removed... (removed @ 11,800 miles, note the bluing...)
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    New headers installed... (photo also shows the BMW HP Carbon Fiber Alternator Belt Cover installed...)
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    New carbon slip-on ready for installation...
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    New carbon slip-on installed... (note the circular bracket I used to mount the slip-on hanger to the frame; this is my temporary fix until they send me the correct bracket...)
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    Photo of the lower heat shield... I wanted to show this because it is made to fit around the exhaust valve, instead of just coming up to it. Very well thought out...
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    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    oh those beautiful jugs!

    BTW, where did you get the Exhaust system please kind sir!
  15. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    why, thank you...

    Everything I've done is listed in post #2 of this thread, including the links...

    They are Leo Vince items that I bought from ADVMotorrad.com
  16. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Today, I completed some of the miscellaneous installations I have left to complete before I depart on my adventure.

    The BMW frame guards...
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    Left side frame guard and the SideKicker side stand, stowed...
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    Right side highway peg... also, this photo shows the right side fuel tank guard, previously installed...
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    Left side highway peg, stowed... and the left side fuel tank guard, previously installed...
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    SideKicker side stand, deployed and extended to its longest length... (it is not sitting on the ground, although it looks like it is)

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    Front, left side of bike, showing the Aux Light guard (previously installed), the carbon fiber alternator belt cover (previously installed), and the skid plate reinstalled after headers installation...
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  17. Big bike

    Big bike Adventurer

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    Sorry if I missed it somewhere in here, but whatcha think of the seat?
    I've been looking at the driver solo but hate to drop the cash if it's not 'all that'
    Thanks
  18. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    The seat works nicely, but for my weight it is a bit soft. The top layer of foam is gel based and spongy soft. Other people I've met who use the seat say they love it. They weigh much less than I do. I'm over 300 lbs. I can say it is much better than the Sargent seat it replaced.

    I recommend, if you can, try one first... Some places that stock them allow test rides - try before you buy...
  19. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    HA! Good for you finding Spindrift on your journey! Most people have no clue where that is!
  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I found it by accident, riding by and needing a break... Just behind me, opposite of the beach, was an outhouse... :lol3