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

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

  1. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Just finished up the install of new front and rear Wilber's shocks! Biggest PITA was taking the fuel tank off for the front shock and removing the exhaust (aftermarket y pipe) to get on the back.
    While I had the rear tire off went ahead and swapped out the worn TKC for a new one.

    YEAH BABY ready to roll :clap :clap






    no pics, sorry......................
  2. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    No pics=didn't happen :)
  3. GP1200

    GP1200 Been here awhile

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    Sorry to be negative, but I don't think those are well thought out at a wide load of 46 1/2" !!. That's dangerous and I made the same mistake myself (with the exact same bike and Shine Yellow color )and switched to Micatech at 38 ". Jesse bags are also well designed in that department. When you get your first close call, you may agree with me. If you think you're clear and your rear bags hit something, it's gonna hurt. Nice bags though.
  4. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    The weather's crap here today, so I've spent a couple of hours in the garage getting to know my new LC GS :evil
  5. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    We all have different needs and riding styles. Obviously those bags met his. No need to crap in the man's Cheerios...
  6. clintonl

    clintonl Been here awhile

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    Installed some Skene rear LED lights...

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  7. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Installed new Dispatch 1WIRELESS POWER DISTRIBUTION AND CONTROL system on my GS and RT (RT probably doesn't qualify for this thread, though).

    Pictorial of the complete install will be posted later this upcoming week.
    UPDATE 3/14/2013: Here's the 'pictorial' link: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870449

    In the meantime...more info at:
    http://arborealsystems.com/Arboreal_Systems/home.html

    R1200GS: Controller Unit only
    <a href="http://s635.beta.photobucket.com/user/RMWBMW/media/Dispatch%201%20Copy%201/DSC01586.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/RMWBMW/Dispatch%201%20Copy%201/DSC01586.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC01586.jpg"/></a>

    R1200RT: Controller Unit only
    <a href="http://s635.beta.photobucket.com/user/RMWBMW/media/Dispatch%201%20Copy%201/DSC01585.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/RMWBMW/Dispatch%201%20Copy%201/DSC01585.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo DSC01585.jpg"/></a>
  8. lilmonkey

    lilmonkey Been here awhile

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    Here's my little edition...
    I took a compass, a little Dremel tool work and mounted it to my brake reservoir cap with some double sided tape. One of the handiest little mods I've come up with.

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  9. kevin g

    kevin g Been here awhile

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    I'm stealin' that idea. I had an automotive ball compass mounted to the windscreen bar for a while until I did some other stuff that crowded it out. I was never that happy with it and this mounting is way cooler. I usually put my old boy scout compass in my tank bag map pouch.
  10. lilmonkey

    lilmonkey Been here awhile

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    When looking for one...make sure the bottom is "solid"...some spin when you are dialing it around. I believe I bought a Brunton that did that....
    This one was Suunto, if I remember.

    Hope you like it as much as I have.
  11. GP1200

    GP1200 Been here awhile

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    Actually trying to help him by preventing a dangerous situation. How is your comment helping except for being a jackass ?
    I can't stand when someone becomes a nanny for someone else. Mind your own business.
  12. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Datel Voltmeter (courtesy of jvb dremel/install wizardry):

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  13. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    Good advice. You should have taken it.

    What type of oil do you think he should use?:lol3
  14. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    What grips are those? They look nice than my '10 GSA ones..
  15. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I know, I know. Just dont have a flicker/photobucket/picture account....
  16. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Dick head comment :deal
  17. lilmonkey

    lilmonkey Been here awhile

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    Luke...
    those are a Neoprene wrap around the regular grips. I can't remember what they were called. It's a square of textured neoprene, that wraps around and velcros on. Good for eliminating vibrations.
  18. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile

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    Original Gripbuddies,in the vendors department.
  19. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    thank-you sirs

    ..oh yeah and today i scraped my foot while leaned over for a turn..panicked and manage to not get out of my lane
  20. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    Cheers! Looks like a great deal, its on my list; let us know if you get a chance to take pictures out at night so we can see how well it lights stuff up..