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

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

  1. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    No photo's yet but here what I got in the mail yesterday

    Installed last night

    -Brake Reservoir gaurd from Touratech
    -Clutch Reservoir Guard from Touratech
    -Aluminum Skid plate from Touratech
    -Oiler cooler Gaurd from Wunderlich
    -FD lever guard from wunderlich
    -Fuel rail Gaurds from Touratech
    -Potentiometer Guard from Alt Rider
    -Pannier organizers from ADV design
    -Front fork bump stop from Touratech
    -Fixed mounting bracket on the fog lights because the plastic is cheap


    Ran out of beer and will install tonight:1drink:1drink:1drink:1drink

    -Touratech locking mount for Garman GPS zumo 660
    -Also install the Garman Zumo 660 from Touratech
    -Fuse block from Twisted Throttle
    -Krista's LED lights from Clear water
    -2 more aux ports up on front fender by cluster. (still waiting to come in the mail)
    -cool stickers

    then of course test drive :D:D and more road trips

    All for a 08 GSA.
  2. Tex76

    Tex76 Motersykle Advntyers

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    No pictures=well you know the rest :lol3
  3. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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  4. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    So what you're saying is you spent the entire average tax return of $2500 on the GSA. I couldn't recommend a better way to provide stimulus to our economy! :clap

    PICS!!!

    :freaky
  5. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    I thought it was well spent. Also got a new Shoe DS hornet Helmet. and a pair of klim pants.
  6. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Giggity!!!

    I was just looking at the hornet helmet. Very nice. I just bought my qwest last year so it might bea while before I justify another. Besides...wifey needs one before I do. Enjoy thenew bunch of kit !
  7. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    I've been talking way too much about it but just finished.. so am excited.

    Woodys Wheels - hubs and 21 inch front rim - full set front and back - with TKC's for dirt riding.

    ...it's a beautiful thing.


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  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Did you also do the new lower triple tree on the front to raise the front fender?

    It looks very nice - I'm also wanting to install a new set of Woody's Wheels...
  9. Disco Dean

    Disco Dean Long timer

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    Yes I did... you can just see it on the front wheel pic. Very nice quality and cool design - from Ralle-moto. Great guys and reasonable price.
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Helped a friend rewire his bike as we replaced the aux lights,, again. We also added steele quick disconnects. The bike is a 2011 BMW R1200GS Adventure.

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    Started with wires looking like this. Neat, but not protected.


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    In progress.


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    The wide part is an uncutable cable folded several times and rerouted for clearance to the tank.


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    Rerouted wires for clearance.


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    Completed. Looks much neater, and is far more protected.


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    The chrome Quick Disconnect.

    In all we took about 6 hours and change to finish it.

    Jim :brow
  11. BillAllen

    BillAllen aka OlGeezer

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    I mounted a set of Kenda Big Blocks last Saturday. The rear was a little tough. I did it at my friend's house who just got a new No Mar tire changer. We put a little nick on the rear rim. Oh well, it's not a new bike anymore. Now I can take it off road! Whoo hoo! On the ride home, they felt strange. The ride "taller" than the Tourances I had on it. What I mean is that it felt like a long drop when I leaned the bike. I didn't ride very far, so I don't have a definite report. But, they didn't feel as stable as the TKCs I had on my KLR. I'll report as I put mileage on them.
  12. Izzy3

    Izzy3 Freak of Unnature

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    My weekend project. The folks at Ilium were nice enough to send me a new part when I "experimented with the design" and dicked up the original. :huh No charge! Many thanks!
  13. Yellow Iron

    Yellow Iron Long timer

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    Oil service

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    My rear shock has been out
    Ill have more to update later in the week:deal
  14. guitarin

    guitarin Been here awhile

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    I removed the 2 large yellow plastic pieces in order to repaint them in black and decided to rip the can out!:D
  15. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I washed mine. Not a real good cleaning wash, just to knock the last of the oil leak off.
    Fresh rubber is sititng in the garage waiting along with a few fix-it parts. Next weekend I'll get back and have a day and a half to work on it.
    Visited the "next" bike too. :clap
  16. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    Oil and filter on the '02 GS. Replaced the lower half of the Touratech Engine Bars that were left off after the last service..................
  17. Giggity

    Giggity ..........

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    You mean like this?
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    I noticed this after a ride last Sunday so I ordered up a pair of 712s and installed the front Friday night.

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    That first pic is after about 5000 miles.
  18. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Still Awaiting the Fuse block in the mail. Once I have that I'll take the tank off and wire up the Krista's and the GPS so it is all nice and clean and Factory looking.

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  19. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    Yup. Exactly like that. When you get the tire off, and look at it from the inside, you should be able to tell that the tread is separating from the inner plus.

    Geof
  20. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher Long timer

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    30k mile service and new alternator belt. Learned you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. Then learned that the JVB crescent wrench trick won't work with the crash bars on. :baldy oh well, now I know how to get the crossbar off.