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

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

  1. parkbum

    parkbum Adventurer

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    I got to ride to work today. Finally after a long winter in Michigan. [​IMG]
  2. wbrisett

    wbrisett hmmm....

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    Wife rode her R1200 with the SW Motech bars and H&B bags on it for 5 years which were wider. Never had a close call. Yes, they are a couple of inches wider than the BMW Vario bags, but not by much (when the Varios were fully expanded).

    Not sure I agree with you that they weren't well thought out, they do have a new version that has a cutout for the exhaust, that helps pull them in a bit.

    We'll just have to see after riding with them for a bit if I feel they are too wide (heck I thought the vario bags were too wide after coming off the Ulysses with the Buell branded H&B bags ... with the underneath exhaust, the bags were mounted snug against the frame).

    Wayne
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    There is a lot of irony in that statement!:lol3

    Personally I think his bags are fine, so long as he is aware of his width when riding he should be fine!:deal

    Jim :brow
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    How is that at night? Too brite, or OK?

    Jim :brow
  5. Ride4Coffee

    Ride4Coffee Been here awhile

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    That looks great!
  6. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Haven't had that test yet, but I expect it will be fine! Adding window tint to reduce glare was a great idea. :clap
  7. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Shouldn't the snow plow be mounted on the front?

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  8. Pongo

    Pongo Been here awhile

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    Put reflective tape on the corners of my OEM Adventure panniers.
  9. El Gato

    El Gato Been here awhile

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    I used to have Givi E41 side cases on my Wee Strom, which were nearly as wide (IIRC, they were around 43" or 44" wide). I certainly wouldn't be lane sharing with the side cases on, but let's keep things in perspective - this is only a couple of inches wider than the handlebars on each side. If you use even a small amount of common sense it shouldn't be a problem.
  10. wbrisett

    wbrisett hmmm....

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    Exactly. The bars are right around 42.5 -43" if memory serves me right. I did discover after my first pot hole this morning that I'm going to have to take the bars off tonight so I can check the left turn signals wiring connector under the tail section. I must not have had it pushed all the way in. It worked properly until the first major bump. Just pulled out the bulb to verify it was still good, so it's gotta be that I didn't push it all the way into the socket correctly when i moved the signal.

    Wayne
  11. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    Or he's got a GS with a reverse gear!
  12. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    Those are some serious freaking brake lights you've added, also...:D
    It's a good looking GS.
  13. parkbum

    parkbum Adventurer

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    Good idea. Another good reason to own a GS. Snow plowing!!
  14. parkbum

    parkbum Adventurer

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    This works better for plowing[​IMG]
  15. kalleswe

    kalleswe Clown

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    Hi guys. just finished my gps-mount.. Must say I´m pretty proud :wings.. Made in stainless steel.


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  16. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Pretty nifty, I like the plug in wiring. I spent all day yesterday building one for my bike and scrapped the whole shitteree because it looked like scrap metal. Do you think those 2 little screws are strong enough to support that setup?
  17. jdbalt

    jdbalt Been here awhile

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    I was wondering the same thing. The whole mount is on what amounts to an arm mounted at one end. I would think that off road it will vibrate. But maybe it will be fine. The arms look pretty sturdy. I guess you could always put a rubber grommet or something half way up the arm to stop the vibration. Fantastic machine work. It looks like it was bought off the shelf!:clap
  18. kalleswe

    kalleswe Clown

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    Yes, you guys are right on spot, the setup is sturdy but for more offroad conditions I will put some rubber that attaches to ledge below to minimize vibration and to support the screws when landning from a 30 metres jump...:evil
  19. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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    when i get my next day off gonna fit some spoke wraps to my rear tyre ;) will post pics..

    duh...what i am thinking..

    I ordered a BestRest FitKit for my bike for a day trip on Saturday to the SCTA trials in Johnson Valley ( with the missus and the little pup )
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    Ordered Dainese Drake Air Pants for RevZilla..$10 back in Revzilla credit as well
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  20. Ravenslair

    Ravenslair Been here awhile

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    Just tell me how to pay for one!