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

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

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You could have use an 8mm closed end wrench on the E-torx. I installed a set yesterday that way.

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    Jim :brow
  2. Oggie

    Oggie Been here awhile

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    Tried it and worked, but I wanted to make sure I had it torqued properly and could not do that with a wrench... In the end the bolts and washers still worked.
  3. GEARHEAD9969

    GEARHEAD9969 Been here awhile

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    I re machined my new Touratech skid plate to allow ventalation by the catalytic converter. Then off to the plater for some TypeIII gold hard coat anodizing.


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  4. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    Dang, a copper thief would be salivating.
  5. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I have the stock BMW top case and my large Arai XD fits just fine.
  6. V@lentino

    V@lentino Inspektor

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    Nice map, :clap can you point to where you got it from.

    Thanks
  7. Ayrshire Bull

    Ayrshire Bull why the hell not?

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    Hey Gearhead .... I'd love to see your gas tank stainless 'cheek panels' anodized to match your skid plate ...

    go on man - do it for the team!
  8. GEARHEAD9969

    GEARHEAD9969 Been here awhile

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    Hey now... Gold panels sound like a cool mod :evil
    The only reason I used the Gold for the skid plate was to have a hard coat to help out the day to day wear and tear of the soft 5052 aluminum that they used and to kinda color match the fork tubes. Even though my bike is as turd brown as my riding buddies bikes at the end of the day, I get enough crap as it is for keeping my GQ clean day to day.
  9. ron*

    ron* Adventurer

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    protectors made in home

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  10. a41capt

    a41capt Been here awhile

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    Fixed my buddies 07 GSA fuel strip with a tip in the ADV thread using a dismembered barbecue lighter. Washed my GS to get off the latest spring bug hatch!:clap
  11. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Nice work!
  12. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    Busy week:
    - Adjusted Valves - They hadn't changed since last time. Okay i It was only a few thousands Miles ago. Was in there anyways so good time to check.
    - Adjusted Rocker Arm End Play - Trying to get rid of "ticking noise" on right side of engine. Right side was a little out, .008, got it back to .003. Ticking noise still there. I'm told it's just normal BMW sounds.
    - Painted Crashbars with Herculiner - No more scratches!
    - Replaced bad HID Ballast - VVME Slim ballast died on me.
    - Changed to Spiegler Brake Lines - First time ever bleeding ABS, that was interesting. Looks like the lines haven't been bleed on this bike before - got some nice chocolate brake fluid.
    - Fixed Dim Tail Light - Blub housing a little corroded
    - Replaced Gerbings Plug - Wend to hard wired to battery solution vs. using the BMW plug.
    - Added Jiffy Tites - Quick disconnects on Gas Tank.

    Surprising how much I miss not riding the bike when it's in my shop for a week. Back in business now!
  13. allonsye

    allonsye ("lets go!")

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    Ahhhhh yes, reminding us all to inspect those gaskets closely before reusing them ensuring they're still serviceable. I find a good soaking of rubber bits (any on the bike) with WD40 to do wonders in ease of assembly. With those valve covers -- gently and with a little wiggling as you press it home helps everything to seat nicely.
  14. RocKrawler

    RocKrawler I make wicker cry

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    Went off road for the first time, hit sand, went down, started shopping for a new r/s turn front signal assembly :cry
  15. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    My first valve adjust, alternator belt check, spark plugs and fixed the bmw top case hinges with ABS cement.
  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    :lol3 Get used to it.
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Changed pivot bearings and rear brakes on an R1200GS Adv.

    Jim :brow
  18. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    In the bottom of the box of odds-n-ends I got with my '09 pig, I found this small BMW part, didn't know what it was.

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    I took it with me to the dealership and they showed me where it goes; its to prevent the brake cable from rubbing against the handlebar clamp, although its already machined smooth and the cable doesn't even touch it, at least on my bike.

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    Well, its paid for, so I snapped it on. Immediately the Sun broke through the clouds, my hair feels fuller, and carloads of sorority babes have been driving past my house, waving and giggling. Best Mod Ever!!

    :lol3
  19. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Hey Botch, I've got one of those too and put it back on my bike, but I got nowhere near the response you got when you re-installed yours.

    You're one lucky guy :freaky
  20. teomannaskali

    teomannaskali Long timer

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    Left front signal was dislocated from a previous nap. Fixed that and had brake pads replaced and oil changed.