AdamChandler's "Rosie Red" 2018 GS Adventure Build Thread

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by AdamChandler, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    A couple of quick updates...not entirely mod related:




    and some photos:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    @bb82bird also built these so we had to make a video about them:
    mikegc and Boxerbreath like this.
  2. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    Callisto224, mikegc and JimVonBaden like this.
  3. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    Thinkware M1 Dashcam...you'll all have to wait for an actual riding clip but here are a few photos & videos:




    [​IMG]
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    In fact, I probably should have withheld this update until I went on my first ride but I knew I'd forget it given all of the excitement I have about a possible early riding season.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Oddometer:
    4,272
    Location:
    Lost Angels County
    Like the valve set vid.
    How many miles on the bike?
  5. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    Just under 12,000 Miles. She got the full service treatment this year I don't want to do anything outside of oil changes in 2020.

    The videos are slightly better when I don't have to write, direct and act.
    mikegc likes this.
  6. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Oddometer:
    4,272
    Location:
    Lost Angels County
    I’m coming up on 12K service (actually 13.5K).
    Thinking I might pass on the valve check. Mine has never really been stressed at at any point. Mainly weekend rides and one 900 mile tour.
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    92,668
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Have you ever checked them? If not, I wouldn't pass on the first valve check.
  8. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2018
    Oddometer:
    4,272
    Location:
    Lost Angels County
    Nope. Have not.
    Did all the fluids and spline lube at about 7K-ish. Brake flush and GS 911 set.
  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    92,668
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Yeah, I would do it, just to make sure they are in spec, and set the baseline. Checking valves is dead easy!
  10. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    I actually didn't like these photos so I took a few better images of the Thinkware M1 setup:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    russ4ru and mikegc like this.
  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    ...also yes I did order new tires but the bike doesn't need them yet so you can consider Rosie Red READY for 20201!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    ...also Gumby:
    [​IMG]
    russ4ru, Massabusa, CoastieAM and 4 others like this.
  12. CoastieAM

    CoastieAM Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2012
    Oddometer:
    205
    Location:
    NoVA
    Wow you must have built a time machine and traveled 20000 years into the future... man I wish I was as cool as @AdamChandler !!
  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    you don’t have the time machine Mod on your BMW?!?! TouraTech makes it.
    mikegc, bb82bird and LAFS like this.
  14. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    92,668
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Only $1985!
    mikegc and AdamChandler like this.
  15. powderpig

    powderpig Been here awhile Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2011
    Oddometer:
    201
    Location:
    Bend, OR
    There is a Chinese knock-off on E-bay for $9.99, but no guarantee on what year it will transport you to.
    lrgart, AdamChandler and gadgettr1 like this.
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    92,668
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Did anyone make the connection?
  17. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2018
    Oddometer:
    674
    Location:
    Hamilton Montana
    Screen Shot 2020-03-06 at 5.42.06 PM.png
    lrgart, mikegc and JimVonBaden like this.
  18. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Oddometer:
    9,771
    Location:
    Ft Likkertail , USA
    It's on backorder....:imaposer
    AdamChandler likes this.
  19. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

    Joined:
    May 29, 2014
    Oddometer:
    916
    Location:
    Fairfax Station, VA
    I did but I am old like you. Adam: not so much.
    mikegc, LAFS, JimVonBaden and 2 others like this.
  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2016
    Oddometer:
    8,277
    Location:
    Hanover, NH USA
    Finally, here is a video clip of the ThinkWare M1 in action: