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

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

  1. watchmen

    watchmen Been here awhile

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    Took the engine I killed out of my bike today. Going to put the newer one on tomorrow.

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  2. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Shitty, what happened?
  3. TexasRed

    TexasRed Not very fast

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    Missed it... it's in the shop in Asheville NC getting the transmission fixed that BMW of Denver couldn't fix. Then I watched a couple of episodes of Long Way Down on Hulu and missed it even more. However as soon as I get it back I will put the Adventure shocks and center stand on it and ride the hell out of it!
  4. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    both are from eBay, the red one was a cheap one but didn't really keep things together, the second one cost perhaps 10 times more but it is way more effective..

    I've got it from this guy: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330956208839
  5. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    thanks for the info im going to look into one of those!
  6. watchmen

    watchmen Been here awhile

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    I found out the bike was allergic to being ran with low oil. Today I got everything swapped to the new(er) engine and have it installed in the bike. I still have to put about a third of the bike back together
  7. a41capt

    a41capt Been here awhile

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    Today I changed the final drive fluid and greased the driveshaft splines as part of my 48K maintenance, and decided to replace the semi-bunged up rear tire bolts (the last tire shop guy was less than good with a Torx wrench) with some I picked up last month just for this purpose.

    Everything went well until I put the bolts in and torqued the first one. I thought they looked a little short (they were MORE than a little short), and they didn't go in very far before bottoming against the wheel.. That's when trouble happened in the way of a stripped hub when I began the torque process. It seems that grabbing only 3 threads in the hub won't hold the torque...

    So, I will now be pulling the hub and chasing the thread from the backside with a nice new tap. A 1/2 hour job is now going to get rather difficult if I understand the separation process correctly... Good thing I have a machine shop and can build my own puller and fittings.

    The moral of the story? NEVER trust a part guy, even one at a BMW shop!
  8. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I installed the GSA alternator and tank on my GS.
  9. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    After some soul searching, and talking with my wife, I composed an ad to sell mine.
    Putting the finishing touches on that. Soon off to the Flea Market.
  10. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    :eek2


    But...but....you had so many miles on it.........the forum demands an accounting for such an action! :ear
  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Hence my decision to begin again. There are a few last little tasks to finish before I plaster the billboards.
    But, the decision has been made with no regard to what my heart says. These are just motorcycles.

  12. tyler73

    tyler73 n00b 'bout covers it...

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    for the first time since 2010!:1drink
  13. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    Put it up for sale.




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  14. Bearsfatha

    Bearsfatha Pirate on a GS!

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    Oil change and replaced the valve cover gasket. And washed off the oil oil leaking from the gasket. Drank two beers and had a cigar. Was a good night.
  15. Ravenslair

    Ravenslair Been here awhile

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    :cry
    If mama would go for it, I would buy her so I had twins.
  16. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Bullshit. Cars are just cars. But motorcycles... It's more intimate.
  17. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    Yeah, I did that too. You'll notice I'm back. :lol3

    If you're thinking of switching because you think it will be a better dirt bike, I'd urge you to take one for a spin in the dirt.
  18. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I went the other way. Couldn't stand the freeway ride to work on the 800 so I bought the 1200GSA and have no regrets. And that 800gs seat is a torture device :eek1
  19. rgb2cmyk

    rgb2cmyk Been here awhile

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    I have you talked to your ass lately on the 1200GSA :rofl
  20. Hikertrash

    Hikertrash Wasted Rock Ranger

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    I had to stand on my pegs after 2 hours on the 800. The stock GSA seat I could tolerate for about 6 hours straight. Got me a Sargent for the 800 and now for the GSA.