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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    What is the fuse on the red wire for? No relay?

    Jim :brow
  2. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Belt and suspenders..?
  3. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Pretty much. The fuse on the red wire is part of the Garmin wiring harness. It's actually even less than 5 amps, if I remember correctly (2.5 amps?), so I left it in.

    JC
  4. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    got the bike cleaned at BMW @3

    its now 10pm.. i am about to leave work...my bike is having olympic-pool size drops of rain water hitting the ground outside..

    yay
  5. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Okay, so a followup on this one. The vendor replied to my email within about 15 minutes. A day later I got a shipment confirmation and a refund of 12 Euros to cover the cost of shipping the wrong part back. Still miffed that I have to wait another 2-3 weeks for the part to arrive, but really impressed that the vendor bent over backwards to make it right as fast as humanly possible.

    So I pushed the GS into the corner of my shop and hopefully have enough room to get the GSA sidecar rig past it. :D
  6. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Neat install. FWIW, that open slot that used to secure the tool roll retaining strap will allow water under the seat, and could cause the fuzeblock to fail. I know someone that didn't, and the fuzeblock internals corroded and failed. :fpalm

    RTV works well. :thumb
  7. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Just installed a pair of Rigid clones and a KruzLocker.

    Not bad for half the price.

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  8. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Good advice NoVaRider. I use liquid electrical tape but RTV would probably be better. I kept the plactic tool pouch and put it on top of the Centech. It stays dry. The old pouch is a good place to keep a few extra fuses.

    Mike
  9. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Good point, I'm on it!
  10. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    More farkles for the new machine:

    Wunderlich adjustable shiftlever, finally the shifter hits my foot where I want it to:

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    And a Wunderlich Vario screen, still working on adjusting it just right:

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    JC
  11. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Credit goes to jvb on the differential diagnosis. :beer
  12. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    Hmmmm, half the price you say? Please share the brand with a fellow cheapskate lol
  13. 2armor

    2armor Been here awhile

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    BROKE IT.. Hope ez fix.
  14. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Added some new carbon fiber head guards from Leo Vince...

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  15. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I installed a different style final drive guard than what I had originally had on the bike. After installing it, I figured out a way to install the other guard too, but I'm not sure if I like how it looks...

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  16. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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  17. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    does anyone want to go halves on a pair of these?
    I only want one setup, I do 90% of my riding in the city
    If i don't hear feedback i may just buy the pair and put one in the sale section..
  18. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Hey would you mind posting pics of the light from behind?
  19. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Here you go....

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  20. wbrisett

    wbrisett hmmm....

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    Took off my BMW Vario cases and put on the Bumot 45L panniers and 7L toolkit. :D

    I have to say this is one of the most professional looking and easy to install sets of panniers I have ever put on. I did have to move the turn signals back so they wouldn't interfere with the toolkit, but Bumot provides standoffs and there is plenty of wire available, so it's just a matter of removing the turn signals and relocating them.

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    The project was easy to do and the panniers are built extremely well! I give them two thumbs up! :thumb

    On the bike (without my H&B top case)

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    Finished project with topcase:

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    One more view:

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    Up to now, I had to slide my 17" notebook w/case into the H&B topcase, but these panniers will allow the computer to fit into one. The overall with is 43 1/2-in, and while tighter than before, I can still get the GSA through the gate without taking off either of the new bags.

    Wayne