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

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

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It didn't actually hurt, but I was more comfortable front high.

    Jim :brow
  2. bighopper

    bighopper Been here awhile

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  3. Mr.Mushman

    Mr.Mushman Been here awhile

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    Finally got a chance to wrench a little bit on the bike today and installed my Rox Risers. Very easy and fast process, did not have to re route any cables and there is no tightness issues anywhere. Had to re adjust the V Stream windshield since the bars were raised and the mirrors did not clear when handlebar was turned all the way on either side, but that's it. Will have to "even out" the factory bars mounting brackets also and will take it on a test ride this weekend, I know it'll be a lot more comfortable standing up ...


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  4. sizzlingbadger

    sizzlingbadger Adventurer

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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    First bump in the road, I only have today to do the maintenance on my bike and the Antigravity battery I was shipped has reversed terminals.
    This is the first explosion.

    Since my time is even short today I'll skip the valves and just do the oils and brakes.

    Now, it's time to find breakfast.

    Oh, and my back is trying to go out again. Should be a great ride Sunday.

    Figured out a work around. If I'd been paying attention I could have ordered the battery with the poles where I wanted them, but I didn't and I needed to off the OEM battery.

    The OEM,

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    And now it's time to pack,
  6. MoodyGS

    MoodyGS Going round the bend

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    Could use some help of the steps to post pictures please
    MoodyGS:wink:
  7. joenuclear

    joenuclear Ride to eat, eat to ride... all roads lead to pie!

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  8. jaak

    jaak Adventurer

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    found the time to remove the rest of the "well grown to the rims" spokes.
    My suggestion for anybody trying this is to soak the spokes well in penetrating oil (a week min) and using a lot of heat to get them moving.

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  9. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Nothing.

    At least not until I get a shovel to replace the one I broke this morning.

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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Jim :brow
  11. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    It almost looks like a moose... :D
  12. Johnny4x4

    Johnny4x4 Hope 2 B Cool Sumday

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    I am stuck with the bad weather also so i ordered a TPS Cover, Kick Stand Plate, Oil Cooler guard, and a hard part steering stop, and i have a set of engine guards just sitting in the box. Hopefully i will get a few nice days to put things on when my order gets here and maybe take it for a ride. My PMS ((Parked Motorcycle Syndrome)) is getting kinda bad these days.
  13. josross

    josross Adventurer

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  14. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    Saw all that wasted space where the evap canister would normally sit and decided I needed a way to
    make use of all that room, so got down to cutting and bending. Pretty happy with the recovered space and
    the holes will make attachment of what ever I want to install there a breeze.

    Doug

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  15. earthroamerxvlt

    earthroamerxvlt Adventurer

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    Started with a brand new 2012 R1200GS Rallye Edition with 30 miles on the clock (I put 28 of those miles on it breaking it in). Installed Wilbers WESA 35mm lowering shocks AltRider lower and upper crash bars, OEM GSA style additional headlight harness and switch, temporarily mounted the OEM fogs from my 2010 GSA (They will soon be replaced with Clearwater Kristas), latched on the custom shaped and covered Saddlemen Adventure Track low seat, and changed the oil and filter to get rid of initial bits and pieces from manufacturing process.

    Best of all I then handed the keys to my wife and said “have at it”. She only got to put a couple of hundred miles on it over the weekend, but she hasn’t stopped grinning yet.
  16. seniorasi

    seniorasi Banned

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    I installed Throttlemeister and a tool box on my 2012 GSA. Here are the pics! Both installs were straight forward with no problems.
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    FYI: I tried out the Throttlemeister today and loved it! I adjusted it to lock toward the end of the turn range so as not to interfere with the throttle during expansion of the heated grips. It worked perfectly. What a joy it is to remove my hand from the bar during a long trip.
  17. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    Today I did the vinyl wrap to the side panels of the gas tank as seen on other inmates bikes on here then rode in to work. Was a balmy 30 deg on the way. :D
    Doug
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Very nice!:clap

    Jim :brow
  19. dsy

    dsy Adventurer

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    Thanks Jim, I'm really happy with the look :1drink
  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Where did you get the wrap from? I've seen another bike with the carbon fiber vinyl wrap and now yours with the black and I'm interested in doing this to my bike.