What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Johnny Freedom

    Johnny Freedom Wandering Fool

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    ? not sure what you mean

    EDIT

    Great thread BTW LaurelPerryOnLand---> 100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.
    New here and still exploring,
    ...but this whole forum is an absolutely unbelievable resource. Almost overwhelming to a noob :)
  2. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

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  3. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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  4. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

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    Is the plug proprietary bmw?

    Is there nit a cheaper alternative?
  5. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Not sure if it's proprietary. $20 is probably the least amount you'll ever spend on your BMW
  6. jd2577

    jd2577 The Boy Ruger

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    Went out to the garage this morning with all intentions of riding the beast to work. Unfortunately I couldn't get her to turn over. :(: Had to take the cage instead.

    Guessing it's time for an Odyssey PC680 and the install mod.

    EDIT: I'm thinking I must have missed something about the Odyssey. Doing some more digging and it sounds like the PC680 will NOT fit the '05 R1200GS. Seems as if I would need to go with either the PC535 or PC625 and make the appropriate modifications?? I have already modified the front seat height adjustment bar to allow the current battery to fit.

    I don't mind making some mods but I would hate to buy something that just plain will not fit no matter what I do!

    Suggestions? :ear
  7. Lawmeister

    Lawmeister Long time lurker

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    One other question - how well do the touch screens on the tablet and phone work through gloves? i.e. are they pressure sensitive or capacitance driven?

    If capacitive then I guess this glove modification is an option (although I don't like the idea of putting holes in my leather riding gloves...):

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Glove-Work-With-A-Touch-Screen/

    the link he has to the conductive thread is to a heavy stainless version, I found this on their site that would be better:

    https://www.adafruit.com/products/603
  8. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Not doing anything to the GSA per se, but am practicing packing it for South America. I have too much stuff, and don't really know how to pare it down. Seems like I'm at bare minimum, but still too much.

    My riding partners are two up on a GSA as well, so I guess I should stop whining.:rofl

    Cheers,
    Steve
  9. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    Might be better to keep yourself loaded up, or your just going to end up carrying their crap.

    Normally, I'd say go ahead and bring what you think you'll use, and then a week into the trip, ship half of it back home.
  10. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Steve.....I feel your pain!

    I went out to the garage this morning and set the ESA to 2 riders to accomidate the gear I finished packing this morning. I'll be leaving for Copper Canyon tomorrow morning.

    I've had all my gear layed out on the dining room table for close to a week now. My goal was to look at it every time I walked by and find something else to leave at home. I'm pretty confident I am now at the bare minimum for the level of comfort I need. One of these trips I'm going to have to do a no camping hotel run just to see what a light load is like.

    The bike is gassed, all bags are packed with the exception of some electronic devices I need at work today. I should close up the dry bag and strap it on the bike so it makes it harder to add all those extra "I think I need that stuff" items I alwasy find but don't need at the last minute.
  11. Lawmeister

    Lawmeister Long time lurker

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    This page might be of help to you (two pages):

    http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/2010/0414-packing/
  12. twintwin

    twintwin Been here awhile

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    Project finished this morning, and finally on the road (you can still see the sticker on the chair wheel!)
    [​IMG].
  13. sonarman

    sonarman Been here awhile

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    Used Tech Shine to do clean and protect spokes and wheels all in one easy step. Shined up tank with Aerolon polish, excellent product from Jim at California Detailing in San Francisco.
  14. bighopper

    bighopper Been here awhile

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    Now That is a great looking set up....maybe I should do something like that when I can't hold up the Black Beast.:evil
  15. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Hell, I'd do it now if I had the $$$$ and skillzzzz
  16. Botch

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    We backpackers sometimes cut off 3" of our toothbrush handles.
    You're welcome! :clap
  17. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    Twintwin, I'd be interested in hearing what you think of how it drives now.
    At speed, you countersteer a motorcycle (push on the left handlebar to turn left) but I imagine a sidecar situation requires you to "steer" (push on the right handlebar to turn left).
    Especially with a bike you're already familiar with, I would be afraid of that really screwing me up. :eek1
  18. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Toothbrush? What toothbrush? That was one of the unnecessary items I removed from my gear to save weight. Hell, I'm only going to be on the road for a month. :1drink
  19. RichBMW

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    Fitted the comfier seats, and luggage, ready for a weekend away this weekend.:clap
  20. tripready

    tripready n00b

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    Just bought the bike a month or so ago and I can't wait for my new forks I sent hoh 02' yz forks so just going through all the prep work now. The whole fork failure issue on 01's was the extra incentive to just do the swap now I am impatiently awaiting the new gear!