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

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

  1. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Test rode a 2013 R1200GS-Adventure in red. Bought a 2013 R1200GS-Adventure 90 Year Anniversary edition. Made an appointment for a service for my 2003 R1150GS-Adventure. I'll ride the 1150 in, drop it off for the service and ride the 1200 home on Friday. Let the farkleization begin:clap
  2. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Awesome! I love the color scheme on the 90 year version... Check out my sig for my '12 3Black GS Adventure build thread. Maybe you'll get some ideas or give me some more... :clap
  3. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    Correction. Owners manual was in one of the panniers.
  4. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    :d
  5. Monsignore

    Monsignore Plunger Boy

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    Reinstalled the adventure winglets, what a PITA!.

    Then discovered a rusty, mangled contractor's screw sticking out of the rear tire. My plug kit didn't do the trick, so I took it to Rapid Performance for a $40 patch-n-plug.
  6. Spyker

    Spyker Been here awhile

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    Did a full service on my 2005 1200GS at 30 000 miles. Changed oil filter, 4 new spark plugs, air filter and all the fluids. Changed the rear brake pads and put a fresh set of Anakee 3 on.

    I decided to wash the bike while I had her stripped down. Looks brand new again! :wink:
  7. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    This is the correct SERVICE SCHEDULE for 600, 6k and 12K:

    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!336&authkey=!AFn4Fntwcsj4Jww

    Source: "100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read."
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736

    104. WHERE CAN I FIND THE 600, 6K AND 12K SERVICE SCHEDULES FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!336&authkey=!AFn4Fntwcsj4Jww

    105. WHERE CAN I FIND THE RIDERS (OWNERS) MANUAL FOR THE WATER COOLED GS...USA VERSION?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!335&authkey=!AFzGBcMHvm1An6M
  8. seatec

    seatec Dutch Transplant

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    You the man laurelperry
  9. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Took one in for service
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    And rode a new one home
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    It was a good day!
  10. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    I'll say, congratulations! Looks like you're planning on taking it in mud.
  11. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    Installed my new Touratech crash bars this morning.
    When I bought my bike I had to wait a few days because the "owner was painting the crashbars" first. I thought that was a bit odd, but soon took delivery. After going over the bike when I got home, I realized the crash bars were missing the top attachment bolts, and the whole thing was loose. It was also against the cylinder head on the left side. After scuffing the paint on one side, I then noticed the metal underneath was rusting! Not made of stainless steel, that's for sure.
    I decided to install a Touratech set. This morning I had trouble getting the old bars off, as the two halves were bolted together with a single threaded stud, and the nut was welded on. :huh I thought, well, since its not steel, maybe I can hacksaw it in two. It cut like buttah, and just before I finished the cut the two halves fell apart at the stud! :trp My engine was getting a lot of protection there, yessirree bob! :rofl If anyone recognizes these, I'd love to hear:

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    The Touratechs went on with little effort. The only trouble I had is my spanking new metric torque wrench is calibrated in kilogram-meters, and the torque values from Touratech were in newton-meters, had to find a conversion factor and do math on a Saturday. :puke1 Sure like the stainless color (match my new Pivot Pegz too) and glad I'm now riding with "protection". :D

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    Also got my OEM seat back from Seat Concepts, 8 day turnaround! I went with the taller GSA seat, faux carbon cover, and as soon as I hit "Send" I think I need to go try it out (75 and calm today!) :clap
  12. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    It certainly was! :clap
  13. QCRider

    QCRider Been here awhile

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    Looks like Wunderlich protection bars . Had them on my 08 GS before I switched to a GSA.


  14. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    I didn't see a seat in the pictures. Are you sure you got one. I think we need proof.

    That, and I want to check out what a Seat Concepts tall GSA seat looks like. :lol3
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hepco and Becker bars.

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    Jim :brow
  16. Foo'bar

    Foo'bar Adventurer

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    Never wanted a tool box behind the right pannier but always thought about not wasting the free space. So I decided to place a 1,5 litres fuel friend can by using a self made aluminium console and a nylon strap. After 1 hrs of work all was done:

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  17. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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  18. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    Wow, tough crowd. :D Here ya go:

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    Obviously I don't have the "original" OEM seat anymore to compare it to, but I'm pretty sure the new GSA "stuffing" is a lot less dished out, ie "flatter". Went for a 3 1/2-hour ride this afternoon and I think I finally found my seat. Will be putting the Touratech Warm-Weather Tall Comfort Seat into the "Gear to Sell" forum tomorrow.
  19. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    Brilliant idea :clap
  20. ridewv

    ridewv Been here awhile

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    I like the looks of that seat!