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

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

  1. PigPen67

    PigPen67 Ron Grace Jr.

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]Welded up a sturdy rack,... fabricated a tail rack,..and fabed up a really sturdy GPS mount all for less than $ 200 !... The rack is heavier wall steel tube than most to protect my kids,... the savings from the ammo boxes and personal labor leaves money left over to feed them !... The GPS mount material is all readily available at any hardware store ($25):lol3..... Touratech= $160..... Rontech= $25
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  2. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Thanks! I cannot wait... I'm looking into whether or not I can pick it up earlier than January, or even have it shipped (blech)...
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  3. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    I washed my bike today in preparation for it's crating and move to the USA (Wash DC)
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  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    bought it (finally!) .....thank you, New Century BMW :deal

    :clap
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  5. jeepdude65

    jeepdude65 Been here awhile

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    Nice! Congrats!
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  6. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    I like the paint job. Always thought that was a good combination on the 800GS.
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  7. Odd Arne

    Odd Arne Polarbear

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    November 1st.

    Today I took the last trip this season, from my home to GMC (Görans MC) in Karlstad, Sweden. http://www.gmckarlstad.se/

    There they will service my bike, clean it, and make it ready for the next season to start in spring, hopefully in March or April.

    Here at my home, about 10 o'clock this morning:
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    We have seen -10 C just a few days ago on a clear starry night, and two days ago we had about 5cm of snow. The snow and the chill was gone today as you can see. Cloudy with sunny spells and +8 C.

    To Karlstad it's 100km, this is apprx. half way, the water behind is a small bay of Vänern, the biggest lake in Sweden.
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    And here I am at GMC (Göran's MC):
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    I arrived just when they had their lunchbreak, so i went for a bite as well. Next to GMC there is a small burger/hotdog-stand. In this street in Karlstad (Gjuterigatan) there are a lot of MC-dealers and other businesses related to motoring, as you can easely see on the menu at Steffes:
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    So, when the bike had been handed over to the guys at GMC's tender, loving care, I took the bus home, it took about 1,5 hours.

    The ride today was very nice, I could have gone on for hours. But the problem with riding at this time of year, (and the rest of the winter), is that we already have seen frost and snow, and the put salt on the roads to melt the snow and ice. Rust protection on our cars are pretty good, but there is no such thing on a motorbike. If you drive your MC in the salty road-season it will start to rust and corrode very quickly. I made sure that they would hose my bike down today after I left it, because the roads were damp/wet and I suspect the wetness contained salt from last snowfall.

    For Norway/Sweden this has, however, been a long season, I took my first trip this spring March 11th, and then the last today. That is very good this far north.



    ..
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  8. Ceri JC

    Ceri JC UK GSer

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    Last night I installed a switchable*, waterproof, direct-to-battery micro USB lead for charging my phone on the bike. I also cabled this into a RAM Aquabox, and silicione sealed it in order to allow me to use my phone on the bike as GPS.

    It's not a patch on a dedicated Garmin unit, but I'm not doing enough serious (read work) motorbike travel at the moment to justify replacing my (stolen) Garmin. This'll also allow me to charge small electrical appliances on the bike when away on trips.

    *and it has an LED in a prominent place so I won't forget to turn it on/off as often.
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  9. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I get to visit my bike on weekends. A month ago I re-worked a battery tender to the BMW power plug. Plugged that into the bike and the supply into the outlet above it. I flip the switch when I come home to charge the aging battery back up.

    Any riding doesn't look to be in the cards for at least a few more months. :cry
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  10. Osmin C

    Osmin C Been here awhile

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    You know the rules! :deal

    PICS please! :D
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  11. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    ^ didn't want to derail the thread.....but one or two can't hurt! :evil

    soon come,
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  12. PWarren4

    PWarren4 Lost & Confused

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    The answer to the question "What did you do to your GS today?" can always be "Took pictures of it!".

    But as always -

    Pics or it didn't happen. :wink:
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  13. EddieMac

    EddieMac Adventurer

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    Today I took delivery of a 2012 GS Rallye. I blame all you farggin' bastages, what with your great pictures, parties, and rock n' roll music.
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  14. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Yay for EddieMac....congrats! :clap

    you know the drill :lol3
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  15. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    Today I helped loading my bike into a crate and hope to see it un-damaged in the USA
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  16. PigPen67

    PigPen67 Ron Grace Jr.

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    Thanks!...... the new 800 colors...kind of jazz up the 99 R1100GS.
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  17. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Got my new tank bag delivered from UPS about ten minutes ago.
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  18. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Very happy with Milwaukee Bmw dealership..going from this

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    Too this...
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    Just wired cash today!! Sad part is I am wintered in and have to wait till spring to go get her..:deal
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  19. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Just put fuel stabilizer in and parked it for the long Canadian winter. I really need to move.
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  20. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    :gerg
    I hear yah..old man winter has arrived...
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