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

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

  1. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    It's 8C below zero and loads of salts on the tarmac so it stay in it's lair and I pine :D
  2. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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  3. jaak

    jaak Adventurer

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    Looking forward on your comments on the improved handling. I'm considering Dunlop RoadSmart II myself.
  4. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    All these really neat ideas and fantastic projects. I always hated how far my 1200GS leaned over on the kick stand and decided to take on a big project today. Ice arena 1/2 block away for a Hockey Puck, two self tapping screws, a little saws-all action, and about 10 strokes with a file. A whole 10 minutes and $1.50 invested. BIG project. :lol3 but hey it worked.

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    Marc
  5. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    I started my bike and took some pictures and a movie,
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  6. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    Yep it does need some paint.

    Marc
  7. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    I'm wondering why you kept the foot profile. IMO, the GS has a stupid small footprint, I'd have kept the puck intact for the extra surface area - it'll prevent sinking in soft ground and on hot asphalt.
  8. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    I bought this bottle opener at a fancy mens shop in Austin, so I probably overpaid. It war around $12. I'm sure something less expensive could be found, but it does seem hard to find any that are nice metal, have a nice shape, and don't have a beer brand name on them.

    I drilled small holes and used a rivet gun to slap it in. I hope it won't leak, hopefully the expansion of the rivets will make an ok seal. If it does leak, well, at least I can open a beer to help forget about it.

    I really like the look on the bike, and have received several compliments. My only regret is possibly not putting it higher so that it could be used if the case were on the ground too, but I still like it this way.

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    Cheers! :freaky
  9. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    Looks good, I need one! :freaky
  10. a1atcs

    a1atcs Adventurer

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    :(:RIDE IT!!!!! On a 2 week trip for work, going through serious withdraw.....
  11. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    Dave, your GSA's footpeg works just fine.

    Mike
  12. BigDave75

    BigDave75 Will Work for Food!

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    But do they look as good??? Lol
  13. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer

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    :D

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  14. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    I watched video and was impressed how quiet bike ran, and when throttle was blipped, how responsive it was. Very nice.
  15. PigPen67

    PigPen67 Ron Grace Jr.

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    Really cool!:clap
  16. rgb2cmyk

    rgb2cmyk Been here awhile

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    My 09 GSA was lost in Hoboken flooding.

    I put a deposit down on a 2012 GSA Sand Rover. I think I'm the only person that likes this color. Either way I think it's fitting, the new bike will be named after her namesake....."Sandy".
  17. GoinPostal

    GoinPostal Been here awhile

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    Sorry for your loss....Congrats on your new ride. My buddy has a white/sand 2012 GSA, nice looking bike
  18. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    A few miles on the clock the things seem to get smoother. It will eventually need the front timing chain tensioner and stuff. (ticking sound on the left side of the bike.
    Need to have the time at home to take care of it.
    I'm going to order all the crap to do the work soon. My version of Christmas.:lol3

  19. mexipike

    mexipike Been here awhile

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    If you can read them!
  20. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Is the ticking the tensioner? I have it (more of a clack really) and was hoping it was valves needing adjusted!! Same side. 78+ thousand miles, 2004 GSA.....