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

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

  1. O-livier

    O-livier S'en fout la mort!

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    Interesting... I have a DV trip in the works for October and ALL riders are on singles... with the big 1150, I feel excluded from most tracks... I thought : well, maybe with an 800, I could go a bit further into the desert... Yeti, the 800 is clearly more road than dirt in your opinion?
  2. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    +1....
    Had the 800 and am much happier with my R1200GS. Better all around for me and I ride 50/60% dirt with my R1200 too.:deal

    The seat on the F800GS is the worst seat ever put on a motorcycle.
  3. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    Today I DROVE, (I know, I know... :deal) California Highway 58 for the first time, from Bakersfield to California Valley and back, to head out to a job interview. When I'm hired, the 58 will be my daily commute! Woot!! I'm so stoked! It was a blast in a cheesy econo-box rental car, I cannot wait to RIDE the 58... It was truly epic! :clap
  4. Y E T I

    Y E T I Unpossible

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    It's not so much that the 800 is more road than dirt (although to some degree it is) as it is that the 800 is not that much better in the dirt than the 1150. I was actually disappointed how the 800 did in the dirt. It took a lot of suspension work to make it appreciably better in the dirt than the 1150/1200.

    The only big bike I have ever felt was really good in the dirt was the KTM 950. It's scary how good that bike is in the dirt. Somehow, it seems to defy physics.

  5. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    I've installed a set of wunderlich handlebar quick-adjust, nifty little gadget!

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  6. ACD

    ACD old nOOb

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    That's funny! Minutes ago I got a package from Wunderlich with the same quick adjusters, and my handlebar has the same black electrical tape keeping tabs on the bar position! Hope it works with Rox risers. Got the 3.5mm.
  7. VietHorse

    VietHorse Long timer

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    Noob here, are they just the adjusters or they are for something else?
  8. ACD

    ACD old nOOb

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    It allows you to adjust the handlebar without tools. He idea is to transition from tarmac to dirt roads quickly and conveniently. My experience is that I end up not adjusting the bar for short offroad outings because it is time consuming. With these adjusters, it will take just a few seconds.
  9. luca9277

    luca9277 Been here awhile

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    +1

    You can actually adjust the position of the handlebar in less than 10 seconds with these things, it makes riding standing up way more comfortable as your wrists are not in an awkward position when you need to grab the clutch or the break levers
  10. SacredWarrior

    SacredWarrior Adventurer

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    I was thinking of getting a new seat for my 12' GSA but read that one of these butt pads from Alaska leathers will do the trick.
    I have a nice ride planned this Saturday with my local club, will see how it works.
  11. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    I have one and always use it unless it's raining.
  12. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    I have one too and like it a lot. I found however that the Airhawk is even better!!
  13. LittleMac

    LittleMac Been here awhile

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    Just bought this today so that I can charge my IPad, phone or camera while traveling !

    http://<a href="http://s1156.photobucket.com/user/crkwalker1/media/image_zps5b51a185.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1156.photobucket.com/albums/p572/crkwalker1/image_zps5b51a185.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo image_zps5b51a185.jpg"/></a>
  14. johnny80s

    johnny80s Been here awhile

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    I welded the tabs to my front subframe so I could mount the upper GSA tank bars. The GS front subframe on my 07 did not have the tabs.

    I'm all set now. A little crude on the welds but serviceable.
  15. originalspacerob

    originalspacerob Been here awhile

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    Decided to use some Plasti Dip to make a "tank bra" and added scuff and scratch protection to ends of tank. Seems to work well. Great grip on the knees to prevent sliding. If it wears I can touch it up or peel it off if i don't like it. Used the stuff in a spray can. About $5 at Lowes. [​IMG]
  16. Lawmeister

    Lawmeister Long time lurker

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    Brilliant! I might just have to steal your idea. Damn - just checked local prices... http://www.homedepot.ca/product/plasti-dip-aerosol-black-311-gram/997308

    4 times the cost. WTF.
  17. CTDan

    CTDan Long timer

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    It wasn't today, but last week I threw mine down on its side.

    I now triple check the kickstand to be sure it's down.
  18. CTDan

    CTDan Long timer

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    Great idea on the plasti dip.
  19. rgb2cmyk

    rgb2cmyk Been here awhile

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    Very nice. I Plasti-Dipped my bmw top case in black so it matches my black Jesse bags, and then I used white Plasti-Dip on the side panels by the seat to help present scratches. I like the stuff a lot. Perfect for indecisive people such as myself.
  20. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    The folks at Alaska are great,,,,,,,,,,,but,I had one and gave it away. Didn't do much but make my ass hot and added heat.