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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
I got to ride to work today. Finally after a long winter in Michigan.
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).
There is a lot of irony in that statement!
Personally I think his bags are fine, so long as he is aware of his width when riding he should be fine!
How is that at night? Too brite, or OK?
That looks great!
Haven't had that test yet, but I expect it will be fine! Adding window tint to reduce glare was a great idea.
Shouldn't the snow plow be mounted on the front?
Put reflective tape on the corners of my OEM Adventure panniers.
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.
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.
Or he's got a GS with a reverse gear!
Those are some serious freaking brake lights you've added, also...
It's a good looking GS.
Good idea. Another good reason to own a GS. Snow plowing!!
This works better for plowing
Hi guys. just finished my gps-mount.. Must say I´m pretty proud .. Made in stainless steel.
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?
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!
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...
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 )
Ordered Dainese Drake Air Pants for RevZilla..$10 back in Revzilla credit as well
Just tell me how to pay for one!