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

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

  1. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Got a KEEPER!:clap

    For those who are less fortunate::cry:cry:cry
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  2. Bitte ein Bit

    Bitte ein Bit Adventurer

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    Installed new engine/tank guards on a cold snowy day...

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  3. dch

    dch Rock Chalk

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    I wrapped them, thanks, thought they came out pretty well.
  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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  5. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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  7. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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  8. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Looks mighty comfy!
  9. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    Made an oil cooler guard out of some perforated aluminum I had laying around.
    Used edge guard to dress up the edges so they don’t scratch up the paint. Should be pretty impact
    resistant.
    Doug

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  10. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Beautifully crafted!:clap
  11. mikegc

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    Well done, Doug. That looks good.

    Mike
  12. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Buddy of mine has a lighting business, we found these LED auxiliary lights that seem to be duplicates of the original Twisted Throttle Denali lights. Fraction of the cost at $59 each, they list 750 lumens drawing .75 amps and include the stainless mount. Of course, they don't include a wiring harness or any type of switch, but I like a little DIY anyway...

    I got one pair with a 60 degree beam for use as driving lights which I haven't mounted yet:

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    And another pair with 20 degree beams that I have wired with a relay to come on with the high beams. The mounts are temporary until I decide for sure this is where I want them. I like the location, they are protected from impact in case of a fall and don't seem to obstruct air flow to the oil cooler:

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    I have converted both my headlights to HID, so I like the "instant-on" of the LEDs when I turn on the high beam, and the two of them add possibly as much light up front as my 35-watt HID high beam alone.

    I'll post some pics of the light output after I install my wide-angle driving lights.

    Cheers! :thumb
  13. RichBMW

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    Not today, but the other night we took most of the accessories off ready for trade in. Touratech may be expensive, but you'll always get around 70% back if you ever sell the stuff:deal
  14. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Since some of those parts won't fix your new water boxer what are you selling???


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  15. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I've sold the sat nav mounts, adventure lights, bar risers, crash protectors, luggage, stand extender, mirrors, panels, handguard extenders - over £1500 raised towards my new steed:clap:D
  16. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    I like Doug's oil cooler guard that he posted earlier - especially the trim and the fact he has a gap between the guard and the radiator.

    The one I use now is made of a piece of UHMW (heavy duty wear plastic) and uses the top cover mounting screws as a 'swivel point' so I can inspect and clean the radiator if needed. Plus it has a space between the screen and the radiator - so if I have to clean the screen by rubbing it - the debris doesn't get ground into the radiator. That part I like.

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  17. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    DSY - those would sell like hot cakes here mate - if you're interested, I'll be your first customer - let me know :deal
  18. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    I bought 2 pair of LED auxiliary lights recently, and decided on permanent mounting locations on my Hepco-Becker crashbars. I've got two 20-deg spots to augment my high beams, and two 60-deg floods to use as daytime driving lights. I'll mount the 20s just above the beak and the 60s below and a bit further back.

    I picked up some pre-fab mounting tabs at the welding shop, tacked 'em in place:

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    Welded 'em up, sprayed 'em satin black temporarily. I've been waiting for my lighting solution before I get the bars powder-coated, which I can now do soon.

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    Finally, attached everything with some nice looking, stainless allen-head machine screws:

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    Here's a photo of just the spots mounted.

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    I like the position of them. It was dark by the time I mounted the floods, so no photo yet. I'll include some photos of all four lights mounted along with some illumination output photos. So far, I'm happy with these lights as they are very good quality, were a good deal at $59 per light, and they are very bright.

    Cheers, all! :thumb
  19. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Fitted a bicycle cup holder to the headlight bar..looks good..doesn't seem to fit a bloody coke can though! will try with a can holder..then i can actually reccomend this mod
  20. mikegc

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    Very clean and well done!

    Mike