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

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

  1. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    I was thinking about seeing if there was any intrest. Not sure what it would take to offer them up here.
    Doug

    I just made one up last night in black. I was going to swap that out on my bike to see how it looks.

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  2. Mr.Mushman

    Mr.Mushman Been here awhile

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    +1 !!
  3. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    i'm in too - pm sent
  4. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    I made a post in the vendors section if anyone is interested.
    Doug
  5. MoodyGS

    MoodyGS Going round the bend

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    Was getting some tight corners in this morning on Mullholand Highway in the Santa Monica Mountains. The BMW tank bag worked its way loos at the steering head clamp (again). Pulled over (on a very slight down hill grade)to re secure it, put my hazards on, the side stand down, got off to attend to the bag and the Triple Black moved forward enough to fall over on its left side.
    Lesson learned, put it in first and kill the engine, when on a down hill grade.
    The AltRider engine guards did their job & took the fall and now have character.
  6. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    order placed -:deal thanks in advance Doug :freaky
  7. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    no wonder you're feeling moody....


    don't worry mate - been there, done that. it only adds character :lol3
  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Got photos of its character?
  9. Mr.Mushman

    Mr.Mushman Been here awhile

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    Ouch ... dropped mine the first week I had it, going about 1/2 mile an hour, couple of very small scratches but nothing to worry about, these engines guards sure are nice and you're right it just adds character ...
  10. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    New to me 1150. It's cold in Canada during the winter so this beast has been getting some loving

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  11. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    does my bike not starting and the emergency engine light coming on count as doing something?
  12. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile

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    That qualifies under "swore at it"
  13. parkbum

    parkbum Adventurer

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    One of the things I did to my Triple Black was paint the silver tank parts black. [​IMG]
  14. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Finished the install on my aux LED lights. Both pair are wired with relays.

    The pair under the headlights are wired to come on with the high beams. These are 10 watt, 750 lumen spots with a 20deg beam angle. The pair under the directionals (only one shown in photo) come on with the low beam, but are also controlled with a switch for manual on/off. These are my driving lights and have diffused 60deg beams. Otherwise specs are the same as the pair mentioned above.

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    This is the switch I decided on, found at my local electronics specialty store for about $5:

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    In deciding where to mount the switch, my first thought was to mount it to the right of the high beam switch (#1 first photo), so after opening up the housing I found I would need to make room for the switch by removing the material immediately under the area. Apparently this material is a casting intended to accommodate switch gear for a different model bike (#1 second photo).

    After removing the material I found there wasn't enough room after all, so I decided to mount the switch above the high beam switch (#2 first photo), requiring me to remove the material directly under that area instead (#2 second photo).

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    This is what I was left with after removal of the material inside the switch housing.

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    Turns out the final mounting position is perfect. I can keep my hand on the grip and actuate the switch with my thumb:

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    The material that the BMW switch housing is made of is very easily cut with a sharp knife. I like the way the lights look on my bike, and I'm happy with the switch. It doesn't look out of place on the controls, in my opinion.

    The switch has a light that comes on when the driving lights are on. I decided on orange, but it is also available in red and green.

    Also, the LED lights work very well and throw a lot more light in front of the bike. Night time visibility is much better, and I'm more noticeable to other motorists during the day.

    Cheers! :thumbup
  15. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Very clean job!

    Mike
  16. legasea

    legasea Ape on wheels

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    Kept mosquitos away from lenses and radiator protected.

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    Kept the Exide body, with a smaller heart.

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    Added an easy way to connect fused devices.

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    Powered it!!!

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    Breath baby, breath. With K&N,Y and open Remus Revolution.

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    Got all this room.

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    Progressive springs from Hyperpro.

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    The difference Viton and vazeline make.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvqk1aAMzPo&feature=youtu.be

    I knew what a pain in the ass was, so, for my bum's sake called Bagster. Pillion appreciates it so much as well.

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    And so many other improvments...
  17. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    Nice posts - and great job to the both of you: legasea and ElMartillo:clap
  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Quote:
    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD style="BORDER-BOTTOM: 1px inset; BORDER-LEFT: 1px inset; BORDER-TOP: 1px inset; BORDER-RIGHT: 1px inset" class=alt2>Originally Posted by ElMartillo [​IMG]
    Finished the install on my aux LED lights. Both pair are wired with relays.
    This is the switch I decided on, found at my local electronics specialty store for about $5:

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    The material that the BMW switch housing is made of is very easily cut with a sharp knife. I like the way the lights look on my bike, and I'm happy with the switch. It doesn't look out of place on the controls, in my opinion.

    The switch has a light that comes on when the driving lights are on. I decided on orange, but it is also available in red and green.

    Also, the LED lights work very well and throw a lot more light in front of the bike. Night time visibility is much better, and I'm more noticeable to other motorists during the day.

    Cheers! :thumbup

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    Very nice work there. Clean install!

    Jim :brow
  19. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    took it to BMW Hollywood..1hr 30 they had the bike FIXED..VERY HAPPY to be riding her again..yeeehaaaaaaaaaa
  20. ElMartillo

    ElMartillo I See Faces...

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    Thanks for the compliments, gentlemen!

    :thumbup