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

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

  1. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I mounted them in place of the OEM foglights. You can see one in the photo. With a sidecar mounted to the bike, if I have a fall there will be more important things to worry about than a broken light. :lol3
  2. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Yeah, Rusty does a very good worried look. Though only a short distance rider (Barley is my long distance companion), he loves rides in anything with an engine and likes to rest in the hack while I'm working on it. Since it's up on jacks he can't jump in without scratching the paint, which he knows is a bad thing.

    The challenge of working on the rig with my four golden retrievers present is that it's really difficult to do any work underneath it. Every time I crawl underneath to inspect or do any work there are four furry heads in the way, each trying to see what's so exciting. And if I tell them to leave me alone, they do what retrievers do...each one brings me one item at a time out of my toolbox until it's empty and I'm surrounded by every tool I own, and four proud goldens wagging happily at being able to "help" me! :becca
  3. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Phil, Rusty looks quite concerned that you're so easily distracted by the computer when you should be working!:D

    To address Macadamia inquiry, when I busted my OEM fog light in a sand wash in Big Bend, I came up with a solution for mounting my new HID auxiliary lamps by using PIAA bar mounts. Last summer, I stopped by Glenn Stasky's Clearwater with the intent of purchasing his Glenda lamps. Glenn showed and demonstrated those lamps and the Kristas. I purchased the Kristas on the spot. He told me I could use the PIAA mounts but I just had to reverse them:

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    I've used these lights for several months and have put around 4000-5000 miles on the bike since then . . . no problems.

    Mike
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    ^ very clean set up...nice!
  5. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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  6. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    reallly.................................:huh
  7. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Put in a new battery.

    Jim :brow
  9. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll talk to the dealership about swapping it out. Do you really think it needs one with less than 3k miles on a 2012 and it has been on a TecMate TM-245 OptiMate 4 Dual Program CAN-bus Edition Battery Charger since the end of October.

    Which battery would you suggest? I'd like to stay with a battery that I can utilize the above charger.
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    No, I put in a new battery today on my GS.

    However, since you asked, yes, it is entirely possible that the BMW battery only lasted 3 months. The factory battery does not have a good reputation!

    Jim :brow

    PS The battery in my bike was replaced 1 year ago. :deal
  11. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    :rofl I got it! Which one did you replace it with?
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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  13. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I plan to photo document the entire process of the installs, and post them as a link in my sig... stay tuned...
  14. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Jim......CONGRATS on the GS!

    :D
  15. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Updated my zumo 550 with lifetime maps.
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks! It is good to be back!:deal

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  17. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    I am in similar situation..beautiful loaded 2012 GSA Triple Black sitting at dealership waiting for ME :clap
  18. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    went for a brisk ride.....cold for Southern California standards.....46 degrees up on HWY 2

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  19. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    This setting looks very familiar, isn't there a picnic table at this location? Coming off this spot onto the road, turning right there is some gravel and the roads circles downward?

    No, I just checked my picture galaxy, the spot I am referring to has a rope fence around the place.
  20. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hiyas, Montauk....that was taken in a "turnout" in an area referred to as "The Steps" on the Angeles Crest HWY. I was headed north on the road, the turnout was on the right and the view is of the San Gabriels. There are ranger stations and campgrounds/picnic areas along HWY 2 but this was not one of those.