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

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

  1. flht_db

    flht_db Been here awhile

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    Parked it in the garage while I order new shocks. Last week took it the day after Christmas to see my folks in FL. Did Skyline Drive, then Blue Ridge down to Asehville, from there to New Port Richey. Front shock started leaking on Blue Ridge and front tire was cupped from the bad shock (good thing I was planning on replacing when I got back and have one in the garage). Friday I pulled an Iron Butt from FL to NJ, low 50s and wind chills in high 30's when I left FL to low 30s and wind chills in 20s in NJ.
  2. nazdravanul

    nazdravanul Big Bad Wolf

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    Nice looking bike. What sizes do you have for the topcase and the side cases ?
  3. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    This is probably best asked as a separate post on the parent forum. You'll get more/better responses. This thread is for "what did you do to your bike...?"
  4. JaredKirkman

    JaredKirkman All Rifles Matter

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    Thanks for the compliments. The sizes for the globescouts I purchased are 35L for the side cases (obviously one of them is notched for the exhaust) and 27L for the top box. I didn't want the HUGE panniers or the top box as I will never need to pack more than a few days worth of stuff.... plus... my idea of camping is the Holiday Inn Express! Ha!
  5. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    On my '14GSA, I installed Seats Concept's foam and cover on my seat pan. That was three years ago next month and it has been fine. On June 11th, I left North Carolina and didn't turn around until I got to Atigun Pass on the Dalton Highway. I never needed a heated seat for the entire ride.

    I had an '09 GSA equipped with a heated Sargent saddle and, in the almost five year I owned it, I think I used it once or twice. For me, it certainly wasn't worth the expense so I didn't consider it on the '14.

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  6. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Got some new injectors for my 21 year old. She's worth it. Wow, what a difference. Bike is stock other wise, but the new injectors make a huge difference. Feels like a new bike! Snappy throttle and better idle. Really a hoot to grab a handful of throttle now with no bogging.

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    Out with the old, in with the new:

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    About 100 miles in the hills to test her out. Love this bike. So simple to work on and now, feeling much better.

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    About an hours worth of work including TPS adj/throttle body balance. Best money I have spent on the old girl.
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  7. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Are those 1200 injectors?
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  8. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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  9. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

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    Wow $208.09 + shipping.I seen the thread saying 1200 inj in an 1150 is great! Sounds like a new bike you have now,priceless!
  10. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Total shipped was $190 USD (favorable exchange rate to us Yanks right now) and had them in 3 days no less!
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  11. toddhollander

    toddhollander Been here awhile

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    IMG_0361.JPG FullSizeRender.jpg I washed it. We went through some mud and it was pretty dirty. It was also 48 degrees today, snow expected tomorrow night.
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  12. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer

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    Is THAT what they look like clean? Couldn't remember...

    -jeff
  13. Daleah

    Daleah Been here awhile

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    great color ^^
  14. TheHooter

    TheHooter Adventurer

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    I picked up a Sargent for my '12 GSA before I made the 3600mile loop from Florida to Arkansas. The first 500 miles were TOUGH! Then once broken in it was a big improvement over stock. I've heard great things about the Russell saddles but to pull the trigger on a high dollar seat I'd have to sit on one first. I'm 6'4 250# by the way.
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  15. Hammerdown77

    Hammerdown77 Been here awhile

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    Problem with that is, they're custom seats, so you'd really never know until you had one built for YOU
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  16. Swinefahrt

    Swinefahrt RooteR

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    Sargent used to offer a 30 day trial period. If you didn't like it, you could return it for a refund.
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  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    They still do. They also offer reasonably priced custom work.
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  18. toddhollander

    toddhollander Been here awhile

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    Yup, with PR4s on it, the 2" of mud we went through two up was pretty exciting. My wife would have killed me if I didn't save it. We ere fishtailing and sliding all over the place. Should have been in Enduro mode! If I wasn't so afraid of breaking something (on me at 65yrs, not the bike) I would love to take an off road course and really get it dirty.
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  19. toddhollander

    toddhollander Been here awhile

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    My bike has Russel seats on it and at 6'5" 225# they made it perfectly for me. I could only last 45 minutes on the stock saddle before my butt ached, now I can go for hours and no pain.
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  20. rsmith56

    rsmith56 Been here awhile

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    I have not changed the stock seat on GSA yet, but did put a Sargent split heated seat on the K1600. Yep, for the first 500 miles or so, I was not impressed, but now that it is broken in, I like it.