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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Feb 3, 2012.
These are pretty cool!
Well unfortunately it was not my mod and don't have a pic of it as I saw it many years ago, possibly in the ukgser site.
This guy attached a pulley on the bolts side of the back wheel of his 1150GS (it was a yellow one). A wire was running from this pulley under the engine through a guide attached on the bottom end of the left fork leg.
The purpose of this fine idea as you can imagine was to use it as a rear wheel driven winch to get himself out of nasty places.
Made an alum tent carrier to fit in between bike frame and bag, also didnt want to buy the $300 BMW wind deflectors, so bought some lexan, some bolts and made own!
If you look at the wind deflector pic, you can see behind the windshield my gps holder, made from alum
Lower fork clamp raises the fender 5/8" for 21" wheel clearance.
wow you have the same solution of brake lines like on GS 1200 so it doesnt have to be replaced because colision of Touratech Hard Parts... Good job!
Oh sorry, now I can see that the telelever arm is also from 1200 so I believe that it is GS 1200 I just saw blue forks like on GS 1150
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I made a sweet license plate holder toolbox with a Pelican. It melted on a 300 mile run! Rebuilt with a heat shield.
Since I'm going up to Alaska soon , I thought some headlight protection was in order. My '02 1150 Adv came with a headlight guard but the gaps are almost 1" wide. So I went down to TAP plastics and bought a small piece polycarbonite. Cut it out with a jig saw and mounted it with some 1/2" clamps. Total was about $5 and had enough plastic left over that my friend could make a guard for his 1200.
I probably should have put this post here:
This is for amplifying to helmet speakers and a charging circuit.
I've made a few things, but this is the only one I have a picture of at the moment. I wanted to add so,etching yellow to my bags to tie them into the bike. So I whipped up a few stickers.
Edit, I guess I have a picture of something else I made, sort of. Note the big ugly gap between the cat and the muffler. I had to relocate my muffler to make my Jesses fit so I made a connector that moved the muffler down, and a new bracket to hang it.
I made this bracket to stabilize the cases during off-road rides.
Cut some of these down.
Made one of these...
Mounted it in the end of one of those...
Used the drops as a welding jig...
Some paint and a couple cam latches...
Mounted all the bits here...
I now have a GS Tool Tube...
Another foot for the jiffy:
Foldable brake pedal:
Lowered and shortened exhaust:
Handguard spoilers and shortened touratech offroad mirrors:
Handlebar from R1150R:
Theft protection on ignition switch:
Beak and screen amputation, mounted led indicators:
Nice job at slimming down the rather porky GS. I did as you, stick with the system luggage and went to an RT sized Left. The system luggage is much lighter than the pricy aluminum affairs that everyone gravitates towards. I think another advantage too, not as likely to ensue sub-frame damage in a low-side.
These make great toolboxes. They are durable, the perfect size, and watertight. Covered with Truck Bed liner.
Hockey puck side stand extension. Keeps the bike from leaning too far and keeps the drivewaygarage from getting scratched.
I bought my '02 R1150GS this April. It had the gigantic Best Rest "Model T" rack on the back:
As a side note, does anyone think this rack is really a good idea? It sure would allow you to put a lot of weight way behind the rear wheel.
I promptly took the rack off and set it aside, with no plans of using it. I also took of the Best Rest back rest as shown in the second picture above. A few months later, my wife started ridding pillion with me. She commented about not having anything behind her and it felt insecure. I got to thinking about the back rest I removed and found out it can be used as a pillion back rest when using one of the Best Rest (gigantic) rear cargo racks.
I looked and Best Rest didn't make a smaller rack, so I had the "Model T" modified by a local metal fab shop, as I was never going to use it in it's original size. I got the rack back from the fab shop and painted it a silver that is very close to the sliver used on the trim and factory cargo rack. I got it installed today and here's the final result:
So, while i didn't "make" it myself, I did have it modified and I did paint it myself.