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

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

  1. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I have those, they make a big difference in bad weather.:clap
  2. rfbarker

    rfbarker Adventurer

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    Same thing I do every day, I rode it.

    I also hacked on the windscreen a little bit and thought some more about heated grips. I just can't decide if the Oxford heated grips will work with the turn signal switches on my 1100gs.
  3. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    I'll be glad to have them, it's raining non stop here!
  4. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota 29th scroll; 6th verse

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    Homebrew.
    I looked around and the ones available that I found were either "tape to oil cooler", blocked too much flow, had some gay ass GS or GSA logo cut into them and/or required beak removal.
    Why??? There are a couple of perfectly good mount points. An hour or so of metal forming and welding and two screws later I had an oil screen guard. Here is a pic of the frame before I added the screen and before painting.
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  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I need to do a full service on my old Adventure so I pulled it out of the corner and fired it up...:huh

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    I'm thinking maybe a pushrod on the left intake. Very loose sounding.

    After talking to a friend, we think it's more likely the front cam chain and rail.

    I'll delay messing with that until I have actual time at home other than almost enough time to do laundry and sync my phone and iPad.
  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    installed a Touratech oil cooler and BMW GSA headlight guard

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  7. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Just orderd the Akrapovic stainlees steel header from the UK with the cat eliminated.
  8. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    I need to install my oil cooler but I just installed my SW Motech upper crash bars and realized you have to take the side panels off to get to the oil cooler!

    But I wired my Montana power cradle to the GPS input behind the oil cooler!
  9. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    Finally mounted the compressor.

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  10. 65SlashTwo

    65SlashTwo Da Pigu

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    Took the beast into Iron Horse here in Tucson. Hard starting and cylinder missing for
    a couple of secs. John thinks it's an injector. Unfortunately will be closed tomorrow and
    I hopefully can get her sprung on Friday.
    Speaking of which, I started and rode my RT for the first time since buying the GSA
    in late Oct. WOW what a difference. Steering was so slow I thought my front tire
    was flat! Checked the air pressure and was fine.....verrrrry different feel.
    RT's look big in the showroom but after tooling around on a GSA, they
    feel absolutely puny!!:eek1 YMMV
  11. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    That is a brilliant use for the ABS cavity, certainly better than what BMW had put there...
  12. RoadGrime

    RoadGrime Been here awhile

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    "Looked" at my GS today... and patted it's rear seat on the way out of the garage! :lol3
  13. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Ordered more parts from Touratech, hoping it stops raining soon before I am broke!!!
  14. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    :lol3:clap
  15. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    :rofl:rofl:deal:rofl:rofl

  16. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Introduced the War Pig to a little snow while riding over Mt Hood.

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  17. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    rode almost 300mi over the holiday period, reached 600+ miles today, and performed the first service (used BMW and Guard Dog lubricant). enough can't be said as to how easy it is to work on these bikes. :deal
  18. jaak

    jaak Adventurer

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    Made a picture to show off my build from last winter. A compressor fed by a relay to a QD:
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  19. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    True! It freed up some area in the pannier where it sat for the first 2 months.

    Well it got it's first use two days later and worked very well.
  20. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Big Dave, you need to get out and enjoy that new GSA a little more!:D Seriously, I've enjoyed your photos and excitement about "your new best friend."

    Mike