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

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

  1. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Thanks dude!

    yasir!!

    Here is my plan for the return trip...

    I will be staying in Raleigh for a couple of days to prep the bike for the trip. I have to add my farkles and heated gear pigtails. Then, I plan to ride down to Jacksonville, FL and stay overnight. Then, get up the next day and set out on an iron butt ride, the CC50, coast to coast in less than 50 hours. I plan to ride from Jacksonville, FL to San Diego, CA in less than 50 hours. I have completed a SS1K earlier this year and am ready to try the next long distance ride.

    I'll have photos and a ride report to post for this ride soon.

    Also, I have set aside 20 days late this spring for a round trip ride to the arctic circle in Alaska, from San Clemente. I'm planning to do this solo, but if there are any other So Cal riders who want to make this ride, let me know...
  2. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I also ordered the necessary ram mounts needed to mount the farkles I plan to install - Garmin Zumo 665, XM Radio antenna for the 665, Spot Messenger 2, Valentine One radar receiver, 2 GoPro HD cameras, and the Dispatch 1 farkle controller.

    I am still deciding which tank bag I want to get, although, for the ride back from NC, I will not need it. I'll probably prep a circuit for tank bag electrification as well.
  3. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    well, nuts I am... Thanks for the concern... When I ride on the road exclusively, I keep it mounted on the bike. When I'm going to ride off road, it is in my camel bak pack. I know it is safer if I keep it on my person all the time, but I tend to forget to turn it on for my tracking feature when it is not visible all the time.

    I'll keep what you said in mind when I am doing my mounting chores.
  4. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Well even though I am not in So Cal, I am in Nor Cal. and I plan on riding up to Alaska this late spring also. Maybe we can chat about that when you get back from the east coast. Have a safe and fun ride back
    Oh, by the way......great choice on your bike
  5. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Sounds great! and nice choice of bike for you too... :wings
  6. picinisco

    picinisco Scottish Transplant

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    Well I did it. Bought a LED from Radio Shack, soldered it to an old jack plug. Plugged it in and it lit up and stayed lit up. Rode it to work, the intensity of the LED never changed. All the lights on the radar detector went out until I pulled out the LED jack and lo and behold, I have fried the audio from the unit. Good news is it did only cost me a dollar.

    Won't do that again. :bubba
  7. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that :eek1 I actually tried mine out with two other LEDs before I settled on the one I posted a picture of and all worked perfectly. I can not imagine what could have caused yours to melt down unless maybe your wires shorted out some how during assembly. The first time I tried it I mistakenly used a stereo jack instead of a mono, and it did nothing at all. No lights. Went with a mono jack and its been great. Some of the LEDs Radio Shack sells have a resistor built in but I can not see how that could have caused a problem. Damn, I only posted it cause it works so slick for me. I hate to hear you had a problem. I would check with a a meter and see if you shorted out somewhere.
    I'm running the PASSPORT 8500 X50 dont know if it will work for other brands.
    Doug

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  8. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    having Michelin Pilot Road 3s (trails) installed later today....
  9. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    You wear out those Metzler's already? or just decided you don't like them?
  10. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Brilliant idea! - That might be just the ticket to fix that 'sliding forwards downhill' feeling I get - as my nuts get squeezed into mush, on the middle seam of my jeans. If the seat on YOUR GS leans downhill, I'm sure you know what I mean. :huh
  11. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hiyas EJ, simply wanted a more "smooth rolling/more quiet" road inspired tire and to see what the rage was all about.

    They did in fact seem to exhibit the above on the ride home but this Friday's ride in the canyons will tell me lots more. :deal
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Cool, report back on how you like them. I wanted the PR3 as well, but they were back ordered and I was leaving on a trip, so I had to take what they had in inventory which I regret. I installed the conti trail attack and I have a front tire with a terrible wobble...apparently a known issue with that tire. Trying to get a warranty replacement now.
  13. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Woody's finishing up my wheels!

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  14. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Finish sealing, add Galfer wave rotors and send my way!!!!
  16. dsy

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    There are a few threads about raising the front of the seat, and it does make a big difference in the feeling like your always sliding forward on the seat. It was really noticeable after I switched to a Sargent seat, but raising the front made the seat perfect for me. No more scotching back in the seat all the time. Buns stay in the sweet spot on the seat now.
    I could not find any of the sex bolts talked about in the other threads so I made my own stud extensions with my lathe. Just about any machine shop should be able to make the extensions fairly inexpensively.
    Doug
  17. Alanjnc

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    New Shorai battery for Helga, a new to me Rallye2 jacket for me, and a new set of Anakees for next summer's ride in Montana!!!
  18. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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    I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all the drive train from the clutch all the way back to the tail light. All new bearings, seals, gaskets, fluids, clutch disc, driveshaft, pivot bearings, and actually polished the only chrome on my 02 GSA, the OEM muffler. Call it the "70,000 mile preventative maintenance" since I had to replace the transmission intermediate shaft bearings.:1drink

    Ya'll have a Merry Christmas!


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  19. Bobby Ginger

    Bobby Ginger Cat Herder

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  20. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    I bought one just like that on Tuesday, same year with 13,200 miles. Congrats!:freaky