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

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

  1. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    An all expenses paid stay in Heidelberg, Germany at Stefan Knopfs Motorcycle Spa (warehouse in storage) while I freeze in NY and wait to return to reanimate the monster next Spring.
  2. Undermoose

    Undermoose Adventurer

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    Yup, took my 2012 Rallye out for a January spin in CT today. Beautiful Day! :clap
  3. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    New Wlibers, front and rear...

    I have a new bike again :clap

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    viz
  4. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    I don't often feel envious, but those are sweet! Must convince the wife that the sidecar puts undue stress on all three wheels and they really NEED to be beefed up like that!
  5. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Pete, please don't encourage Dave.:D He'll just farkle more and make me envious all over again!

    Mike
  6. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Installed my GXM-30 antenna to my zumo 550 and activated XM service. The big negative to this setup is that XM service does not work via bluetooth on the zumo550! I wish I new this before hand!

    I have to either use a wired setup to my scala rider or buy a bluetooth dongle to attach to the zumo. Frustrating! More crap to hang on the bike.
  7. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, but I'm looking for short rear turn signal stems for an 1100GS. I've been searching, but can't find any info other than a post that said Happy Trails has a kit. I searched their site, but can't find them. Does anyone have specific info on where I can buy short stems? TIA
  8. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    be careful with what you get. I got a bluetooth transmitter that was I was hoping to plug into earphone outlet for the ram and then bluetooth to the scala rider, it was a no go. I have a Scala 2 and it will only connect with another scala or the GPS, it will not connect with other bluetooth devices.
  9. kimokk

    kimokk Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the tip!
  10. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    Had a nice test drive with my wife of the new heated sargent seat and her series 6 helmet with the blue tooth set to match mine.
    All three(seat, heat and headset)worked great on a chilly days ride. Not many places in Canada can take 2 hour rides on their bikes right now.
  11. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I'm almost done, I promise! :D
  12. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Performed a valve adjustment, throttle body sync and paralever bearing adjustment on my Y2K 1150GS according to procedures found here on ADVrider.

    Also changed the oil & filter.

    Cheers :thumbup
  13. kobukan

    kobukan almost gnarly

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    Picked up a '97 1100GS a couple weeks ago.

    Here's a picture arriving home back in Maine after the 280-mile ride back from NY the day I bought it.

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    And here's what I've done to it so far . . . not all today. :D

    • adjusted valves
    • adjusted rocker arm axial play
    • replaced spark plugs
    • replaced air filter element
    • replaced fuel filter
    • replaced alternator belt
    • adjusted choke & throttle cables
    • cleaned big brass screws
    • synched throttle bodies
    • changed engine oil & filter
    • changed final drive oil
    • lubed lower front shock mount
    • lubed side stand & center stand
    • checked / tightened all nuts, bolts & screws
    • hardwired GPS
    • added rider and passenger heated gear harnesses
    • added SW-Motech crashbars
    • added Touratech hard parts
    • added Touratech oil cooler protection
    • added Aeroflow Headlight Protector
    • added Hepco & Becker side bags and top case
    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Still got a few more things to do . . .

    . . . right now I'm in need of a couple short rear turn signal stems if anyone knows where to buy them.
  14. everycredit

    everycredit Been here awhile

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    Changed the spark plugs on the dual spark 1150GSA. I bought the bike last summer with 54k miles (now over 60k miles). Looks like the secondary spark plugs were original (fouled). Primaries looked okay. Runs better with new plugs, or perhaps I just think it does.
  15. BaddAndy

    BaddAndy Been here awhile

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    Tow truck picked her up and hauled her away. Insurance write-off. Awaiting for a sensible company to come out with a sensibly priced 400lb. shaft drive Adv bike. Sold my 01 Jeep TJ 2 weeks ago. I feel a new JK is in my future waiting for that dream bike. At least I still have my 01 DRZ400S. See yah.
  16. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    I bought a bigger bag to hold my sleeping bag, pad, tent, and hammock in the same container. May have went over board on size, but what the hell.

    I also bought a dromedary bag for desert camping. Eliminating my cheaper water containers.

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  17. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    :D Nicely done..
  18. EddieMac

    EddieMac Adventurer

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    Replaced the stock skid plate with the larger TT variety. Also installed a flux capacitor. Can't wait to get this baby to 88.
  19. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    you have it now.......................
  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I completed an iron butt ride, coast to coast in under 50 hours from Jacksonville Beach, FL to San Diego, CA, on an 2012 GS Adventure...
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