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

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

  1. gofargogo

    gofargogo Lurker, mostly

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    Does riding it ~600 miles today count? I've got to say these bikes are even more capable then their legend claims. Hugely impressed with it.
  2. Dockstrada

    Dockstrada Been here awhile

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    Do the guards come with the shroud, or is it just the mesh ?
  3. Motorcyclist72

    Motorcyclist72 Adventurer

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    Earlier in the week I removed my stock GSA luggage mounts. I wanted then to disappear under those giant aluminum boxes. I sand blasted them and spritzed on a few coats on flat black Krylon. Looks pretty cool in my book. As soon as it stops raining I'll rinse the road grime off and snap a few pics. It's always dirty when you ride 365.


    Praise God, Ride, Shoot, Love...
  4. bob393

    bob393 Been here awhile

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    What a great mod! I wish I could do that to mine:clap
  5. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    With the shrouds, you hand in your shrouds and they give you a new set with shrouds.
  6. Russ

    Russ Let's ride Super Moderator

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    Fitted the new hepco becker quick release luggage racks today for my soft bags.
    Easy fit great quality product very happy with them.

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    The mounting brackets when the racks are removed.

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    New Remus titanium next to arrive.
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Slick!:deal

    Jim :brow
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Swapped in ROX Risers!

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    Jim :brow
  9. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    Do the stock cables / wires reach? Might end up doing this to my soon-to-be new R1200GSA. Time will tell, but it would be good to know before I try to install them and run into problems. :D
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    With a bit of work, yes! You might need to move the cables behind the fork tubes like I did.

    This thread will help: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243096

    Jim :brow
  11. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I checked the app that tracks my mileage and expenses, to see how much I've ridden over the past 2 weeks, in prep for my Alaska trip...

    According to my gas stops, I've ridden 2216 miles between April 26 and today; gotten gas 13 times; paid $291.72 for 69.57 gallons of gas; averaged 34.29 mpg fully loaded for motorcycle camping with my fat ass riding it; averaged 158.3 miles per day (although, some days I did not ride at all...); longest day was yesterday - rode from Napa, CA (hotel) to Hayward, CA (Adventure Designs) to San Francisco, CA (lunch with a friend and her boyfriend), back to Hayward, CA (install new tires - Heidenau K-60s and complete the rest of my shopping there) then rode home to San Clemente, CA... According to maps.google.com, all of that was 554 miles...

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  12. lousot

    lousot Been here awhile

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    more about the app you use
  13. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    It's called Road Trip HD... IMO, it's very worth the cost. I have it on my iPhone and my iPad...
  14. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  15. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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  16. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I purchased the Klim Badlands Jacket and ran into this on the way home...

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    I can say the jacket is completely waterproof... Now, to find some waterproof breathable pants... The Klim are too small...
  17. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    May I suggest you take a look at BMW's Comfort Shell pants? I have them and found they work quite well. They're comfortable, armored and the "smart fabric" works.

    Mike
  18. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    You may, and if I lose 75 pounds I may be able to fit in them... None of BMWs garments fit me, except gloves and boots...
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nice shoes! How do you like them and how much were they? Good on the road too?

    Jim :brow
  20. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I carry a relatively cheap pair of hiking rain gear I wear over my motorcycle gear. I just have to be careful to not lean on hot stuff.
    They don't flap in the wind and I'm going on twenty years of doing this, and on my third set. I don't go for the Gortex stuff, I leave that to my BMW Whale Foreskin Liner (C). :lol3
    Just coated nylon ripstop or similar. The removable hoods keep them mult-use.
    In over 40 years of riding I've worn out lots of motorcycle specific rain gear. The hiking gear is the best solution I've found.
    Worked in the PNWet, midwest, western deserts, and coasts and Southwest.
    My Sidi Crossfires are pretty close to completely waterproof to just above the ankle. I have filled them with very cold mountain stream water just to check how deep I could go. :lol3
    I usually don't even bother bringing the BMW liner anymore.
    I like that Klim jacket through. Nice system. Could be my next jacket once I wear out this Rally3.