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

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

  1. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    They are nice looking cases.
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  2. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    So debating the exhaust extension. Going to be running ceramic coated exhaust w/o cat and stock muffler with Jesses.

    Got my lights wired yesterday and new battery and air filter today.
  3. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Changed the oil and filter ready for the first service...tomorrow.


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  4. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    GT, would you mind telling me what box that it in place of the pillion seat

  5. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    It's nice, shame they didn't make it a bit bigger, looks like it could have gone a bit more all round.
  7. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Yes, it could be a few inches higher.
  8. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Flew interstate to Wodonga and picked this up, nice ride home and cleaned it

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  9. Gone Troppo

    Gone Troppo Somewhat bemused observer

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    Looks great.
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  10. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer

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  11. miker325

    miker325 Been here awhile

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    Took advantage of last week's unusually... even for California... warm weather and rode up the Mendocino coast. Stopped at the Pt. Arena Lighthouse for a strecth break and a photo. Pt. Arena is 130 miles away from San Francisco, yet in the 1906 earthquake, the lighthouse here was destroyed. I've been through a few shakers in my time, but that truly must have been something!

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  12. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart

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    If you have panniers then I fully recommend the extension. When I bought my bike from the PO it was all black on the rack and clearly had been getting hot. I swap between soft and hard bags so not good. I was fortunate that a extension appeared in the Flea Market within a month of my purchase. Now all the heat and exhaust is well behind the rack.
  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    I've jokingly mentioned referral discounts or up front discounts to some 3rd parties....they always gently let me down.MAMoto did give me $20 off their hand-guards.. Video will probably do 4,000 views this year on the install. I hope they make their money back :)

    I'm not sour about it but I see MCN and other publications get outright free stuff or month with a demo bike. A lot of companies are under-estimating the power of Youtube still. I make revenue on the back-end around $300 a month and about $50 a month on Amazon associates referrals so it's not for nothing..besides, I enjoy sharing photos & videos so I'd do it for free anyway.
  14. Dogslobber

    Dogslobber Been here awhile

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    I opted to make a heat shield instead of extensions.
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  15. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    Anyone run Jesse Top Box w/ AltRider's GSAW Luggage plate? Are these compatible?
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    mikegc Long timer

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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    I tried, once, and it can be done. I couldn't figure out how to make it a quick release, though.

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  17. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    I have this that came w/ the boxes and this does work:

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    of course when the top box is off the bike, I'd like a luggage grid that matches my pillion plate which is AltRider.
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  18. ronaprhys

    ronaprhys Adventurer

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    How do you pull that off? Not that I've not already farkled things up such that doing videos for most of it would be backwards, but I still have some stuff on my fiance's bike that needs to be put on. Plus, I do lots of other tinkering (I've an M416 trailer I need to convert to a good off-road camper and an MGB that needs a full bare metal restomoding) of things that if I could post and make money, I'd be happy to do so.
  19. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler n00b

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    Everyone that has the skills and 4 hours a week should take it up! It's pretty easy money. Here are the requirements to be YT Partnered - https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72851?hl=en
    Then apply for an account here: http://associates.amazon.com
    At that point, start creating content. Yes there are a million videos about wiring an outlet or installing a fan, changing oil or buffing out a rusty door panel but if you apply it to something more specialized like "Rust Fix on Volkswagen GTI MK7" you'll get a more niche audience and over time, you gain a subscriber base that is owners of that car or bike, etc. So get as niche as you want because eventually everyone will need to watch a video to pick up that skill. 74,000 people have watched me wrap my steering wheel with a leather part from China. I regret that wasn't a part available on amazon

    Because... people click the link in the description and if they buy it, you get a 1% kick back (sometimes more) and if they add anything else to their car in that session, you earn some of that as well. I had someone recently buy a car-seat for their kid, 500 diapers and a knife set along with some VW remote batteries I had linked to and I made $15.

    YouTube will sell ads against your content. Revzilla also has a referral program for anything they carry.
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  20. ronaprhys

    ronaprhys Adventurer

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    Sweet - great info to have. I'll have to look into this.
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