Well, I guess we all deserve at least one "ego" thread here in HACKS. Here's mine. The sun came out today and, even though I'm not finished with the set up yet, I dragged my 1150/Dauntless rig out into the front yard for pics today and decided to post them up. I got this rig last fall -- a 2004 1150GS Adventure with a DMC M72D sidecar. Spent the winter getting it ready for this summer's riding season (I'm a slow worker.) Between the tug and the tub I got about 70 mods here. My philosophy on farkling is that I want my bikes to perform, but I also want them to clean up nicely. This is my first sidecar outfit. Some of these mods cost over $1000 each (car pusher wheel, electric tilt, steering mod), and a bunch of them are so piddling as to hardly deserve mention. But I'm mentioning them anyway. Here goes-- BIKE MODS ABS-Servo brake modulator removed Ohlins shocks front & rear (springs painted matching red) Centerline 4x15 "car pusher" rear wheel on DMC adapter Vredstein Snow+ 155/80-R15 rear tire Heidenau K60 Scout front tire Lucas Alien front rotors Ride-On tire sealant front & rear DMC lower fork bridge (trail reducer) Aeroflow Half-Fairing windshield Corbin heated seat (also have stock red/black seat) Happy Trail panniers and rack (powdercoated) BestRest tail rack Luminics 6000k 55w halogen low beam bulb Hella Micro DE fog lights w/yellow 55w halogen bulbs AdvMonster 3-mode 24w off-road LED driving lights (w/fog light cut-off) VVME HID high beam conversion Xpel headlight protection film Signal Minder Right side turn signals removed Rugged Roads running light/brake light LED insert Hella Supertone 2-tone horns w/Eastern Beaver relay kit Odyssey PC680 battery Filler neck drilled Canisterectomy Beemerboneyard fuel line quick-disconnects Alternator cover carbon-fiber vinyl dress up Exhaust headers ceramic coated Y-pipe replacement for catalytic front muffler Lowered rear muffler connector Boosterplug FZ-1 Fuzeblock Kaoko throttle lock HumVee "GS" graphics Refinished valve covers Refinished spark plug covers Refinished front mud guard extension Wunderlich yoke protector Crossbar pad Oversized rear brake pedal (my own lame design) Creative Cycle Concepts shift lever extension Fastway Evolution footpegs Billet oil filler cap Fenda Extenda Bags Connection "GS" Quick-Lock Tankbag w/Zumo mount Powerlet power socket (panel-mount) for GPS Coaxial power socket for heated clothing Genmar bar risers Stainless mesh oil cooler screenYou might notice something missing from that list--the word "Touratech." SIDECAR MODS DMC electric tilt/trim 1150GS Adventure cross-spoke rear wheel 1150GS brake caliper and rotor Heidenau K60 Scout rear tire Ride-On tire sealant 1150GS tail light (matches the bike) Rugged Roads running light/brake light LED insert DMC turn signals modified to be running lights too Southco locking trunk latch (w/steel latch plate) Givi rear luggage rack (from a V46 tail case) HumVee "GS" graphics Custom marine-grade upholstery Custom seat foam (Sargent "Super Cell Atomic Foam") Wingbolt seatback mounts (see post 66) Tonneau cover in matching red Windshield with matching red apron Windshield trim in matching red Body edge trim in matching red Red polypro step plate Carpeting - trunk and passenger compartment Stainless grab bar with BMW-style crossbar pad Seat belt (guess what color?) Power distribution plate (for future passenger accessories--heated clothing, GPS etc.--switched and unswitched leads) Links to additional mods and info in this thread-- Front Shock Rebuild Rear Shock Rebuild Sintered Clutch Dog Platform Aux Fuel Bottle Luggage Sidecar Aux Power Supply FZ-1 Fuzeblock (discussion starts about half way down this page) Dual Battery Isolator Pannier Lid Stay Sidecar Seatback Mod Sidecar Seat Foam Y-Pipe Ceramic Coating Backcountry pics Total Weight of the Rig 34/11 Final Drive upgrade How I pack for camping trips Breakaway dog restraint The Wreck in Wyoming Pics-- And here's one with the touring seat removed and the "dirt" seat in place, with my buddy Kirby looking on. I've taken it for a few "shakedown" rides around town on pavement. As soon as I get a few more problem items taken care of, I'll do a dirt shakedown camping trip to make sure it's set up the way I want it. A note on the lights. The way I got it set up, the yellow Hella fog lights automatically come on with the low beam. When I switch to high, the fogs and the low beam stay on and the HID high beam kicks in. Then I have another little switch that turns on the off-road lights and at the same time kills the fog lights. That way I'm quasi-legal by having only have 4 lamps lit at any one time. I say "quasi" because the HID lamp and the two LED lamps are way too bright to be D.O.T. approved. BTW, I didn't just do farkles all winter. This rig was not in great shape when I got it. What you don't see here are all the things I fixed, replaced or updated because they were old or broken or missing. Happily, the engine, clutch, gearbox, final drive, starter, brakes, and all mechanicals are solid. Any questions about part sourcing or anything else, post it here. If you want to cut through all the clutter in this thread and only read my updates, get the ADV De-Crufter - HERE. Works great and it's free! There's also a Chrome version in another thread. Find it, get it, use it.