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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
Ruined my windscreen yesterday by getting some CRC Heavy Duty Silicone spray on it:
Been there done that. Watch out for contact cleaners too.
I wanted the rally seat but I'm glad I didn't get it after reading that many are not happy with it.
I decided to customize my stock seat instead. I had the upholsterer use real suede and real leather. So it wasn't cheap. I'm not sure how I like the look yet. Since I'm also getting some fairings wrapped in vinyl, I'm reserving my final opinion until all the colors are there. The tank, pannier bars and crash bars will be black but I'm not sure on the color of vinyl to use, maybe olive green or battleship grey.
That looks great, I see you've blacked out the rear cover which looks good too.
Don't forget to post some pics when finished.
Yeah I don't like all those random colors everywhere. There's three different shades of silver, white, black and red on that bike from the factory. I feel like I'm listening to German techno music when I look at it.
I bought a duplicate of everything that wasn't black from ebay and I'm getting it all changed to black. If it's metal, then it's getting powder coated 20% gloss. If it's plastic and not black it's getting painted, with the exception of the fairings and tank plastic piece. Those are getting vinyl wrapped. I hope it's not too much trouble to disassemble the front end for the two triple tree pieces. I've never done that before but I heard righty tighty lefty loosey.
The duplicate metal parts I have so far are the two front triple tree parts and the trailing arm, the fairing stay brackets that rise up from the fairings, the valve covers, shift lever, passenger foot pegs, handle bars, riser clamps, and a fuel tank. I got it all reasonably priced from various European countries, The parts I have so far look practically brand new.
Then i have a rizoma head light guard and a machineartmoto slipscreen. I put LED replacement turn signals in. I can't think of everything.
Instead of painting the tank I was considering getting it sprayed with Line-X for the added grip. Has anyone done that? Thoughts?
Sounds like you're going black black and black, I've wrapped the fairings and tank plastic, also wrapped the panniers, all in Matt black. Very happy with the results. Just very time consuming especially the panniers.
Maybe go with some side tank pads rather than have it sprayed with line X, simply because it's easy to go back to standard if you change your mind.
Good luck with it, and get some pics up
That's why I bought a second fuel tank. So once I go black, I CAN go back.
Not sure what I'll do with the panniers yet. Maybe wrap them in white if I go with battleship grey for the plastic and maybe a khaki if I go olive on the plastic. I'm all over the place with ideas, can't make up my mind on colors. I think olive will match the seat better though.
Try this next time, it works great for me. Just use lots of lube.
You said 180% tax on sales price. Holy Cow!!!
Ogribike, this thread is supposed to be of things you did to your bike, not what someone else did to it.
WTF happened? Looks like you were rear-ended.
Are you OK?
Anyway, I saw a pik of an 1150 with a crash plate attached to the centerstand so I made one out of .100 thick aluminum. After I installed it there was a gap between the factory belly pan and my centerstand plate. I made a flexible filler out of .020 alum to fill the gap, it's riveted to the engine pan. I put a little bend in it so it's preloaded against the centerstand plate. I know it's silly. It turned out pretty good I think.
I'm going to get some black adel clamps, found the white ones in the garbage at work.
Are you ok?
I'm good, I was riding around 25mph with traffic when a car speeding rear ended me. He was speeding and weaving through traffic, I slid 80 to 100 feet.
Broken right ankle, a few bruises, thanks to my gear no road rash.
I was on an extended ride, day 75 over 21000 miles already and much more to go. I'm home and healing plus bike shopping, I also need to get some new gear.
@Jesp3r Re: rim protectors. Find a plastic coffee can and cut out the sides. That plastic is thick enough to hold up to multiple uses.
Or get a set of these and don't worry about rim protection. http://www.stubbytiretools.com/
Wow, glad you are OK!
Glad to hear it was not worse, although breaking an ankle is no picnic. Heal fast!
Did the driver who hit you have insurance and get ticketed??
Glad to hear you are OK Ogribike! I saw a guy try to run a red light today, but he was able to lock up his brakes and slide to a stop a foot short of T-boning some poor guy. At the next light, he actually ran right through it! Holy f$%kballs!
Yes, his insurance company is working with me, he was 17 with some buddies, he was ticketed for reckless driving.
I can't say enough for the EMS and the Officer, they got all my gear off of the bike and insured it stayed with me.
Glad to hear you are sort of ok. Could have been a lot worse. Just shows how many good first responders there are out there. Thanks to all of them