Show us something that you MADE for your GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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    Thank you, Sir! :devildog


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  2. RH426

    RH426 Been here awhile

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    Please Post a Pic of your A/C setup , that sounds way cool
  3. Chat Lunatique

    Chat Lunatique aka El Gato Loco

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  4. xq89olp

    xq89olp In debt up to my eyeballs

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    I never liked the hard bag choices, they seem like filing cabinets hanging of the side. So I decided to go with soft bags but I was worried about how close to the muffler the left would get. So I made a heat shield. Two pieces of aluminum with spacers inbetween to give an air gap and sticky heat resistant tape on the inside. Not the most elegant but functional.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. svennoly

    svennoly Banned

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    Is that a mint 64 VW bus? And why is stuff leaning on it?:eek1 Oh and nice job on da bags!
  6. xq89olp

    xq89olp In debt up to my eyeballs

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    It was a fairly nice '70. Long since gone. If they only made ambition and motivation in a can I may have done something with it.
  7. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    To an engineer, functional IS elegant. They look good to me.
  8. picinisco

    picinisco Scottish Transplant

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    That is how I justified a lot of old girlfriends
  9. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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  10. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Come are we running out of Participant already, come on people lets keep this going :clap
  11. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I made an insert for the center of my FD axle so I could use my axle puller to pull the cracked wheel flanges off my GS.

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  12. lucky_strike

    lucky_strike whose flux?

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    kinda a simple make...a little welding, some measuring, grinding, and done. after installing the fog lights, i noticed the brackets they came with really sucked. so i made beefer ones.

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  13. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Half Moose Whiskapalian TEX-LEX

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    shelf for radar detector and stuff mount to aeroflow windshield ...
    I have not riddne since i mounted this.... weather has not cooperated much latley



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  14. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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    Easiest and best thing I ever made for the GS...

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    Thread this stainless steel pin into the hub and hang your rear wheel on it while you insert and tighten the other rear wheel bolts. It hangs the wheel in place and makes wheel / tire changes a breeze....
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    Best of all, it takes about 4 minutes to make one.
  15. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    HELL to the yes.

    I struggle with that every damn time.

    whats the thread and pitch so I can make one up?



  16. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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    I forget - been awhile. Either a 1.25 or 1.50 pitch.
    I'll go check....

    edit: it's a 1.50 pitch on my '04 GS1150
  17. UnclebudinTX

    UnclebudinTX Half Moose Whiskapalian TEX-LEX

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    i did the same thing except i cut a slot across the "head" so you can use a screwdriver to turn it out..
    I carry one in the tire repair kit
  18. Earache

    Earache Hola!

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    I knurled the end as it was easier and I'm a lazy bastid.
    Made about 10 of them for friends, tool kit, etc.
  19. picinisco

    picinisco Scottish Transplant

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    What are those little bungie/tie wrap thingys you are using?
  20. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    Im no machinest, so a slot will be easier for me to do.

    thanks for the idea and info!