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

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

  1. side-burn

    side-burn Long timer

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    Ah, don't be too hard on yourself. I didn't realize you did the exhaust in that order. I wouldn't call you stupid but I would poke a little fun or at least offer a little banter, it's only fair :razor Of all things on a bike, the sound of an exhaust is very subjective. My Akra on my GSA sounds sublime to me. Just a little bit more than stock, but not obnoxious. My Harley sounds like a mean mustang with just Reinhart slip-ons but if I ease on the throttle I can stroll through neighborhoods or back-country roads with livestock and not sound like I'm compensating for a small ... ahem. I like a little gumble but not too much.

    I would NEVER put an aftermarket exhaust on my KTM 500. She spends 80% of her life in 2nd gear grunting up hills. Honestly what is the point on a dirt/enduro bike? They're already pretty loud and grunty and I say impress with skill not pipes. What drives me batshit are these guys that do aftermarket and don't put in a spark arrester...deplorable.

    Usually my beef with stock exhaust is less with sound and more with weight.
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  2. Boxerbreath

    Boxerbreath 2017.5 GS Black Storm

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    Sorry I don’t have pics to share without removing the bodywork, but because mounting the horn center seemed like a bad idea having done this to another bike where it hit the fender.
    I removed the carbon canister and put the horn cylinder in its place. I ran vacuum tubes over to the opposite side and mounted the horn itself there.
    A different approach but it worked...
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  3. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    Can anyone tell me what the discount code is? I can't find anything on it. And I need some mirrors! Thanks!
  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    DirtBikeTest still works.
  5. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    My Geza-Gear Motorcycle Cover is now "BMW Branded" which is not an option they sell when you order one:
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    Although, I gotta admit, the embroidery only shows up once a day:
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    :p

    You two can get a custom BMW logo on your motorcycle. just add a 2nd BMW to the garage.
  6. BradB.

    BradB. Been here awhile

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    Many thanks!
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  7. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I was going through this month's ADVMoto magazine and saw Rosie featured:

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    Pretty cool!
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  8. DIRTLER

    DIRTLER Long timer

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    Looks like someone may be pirating your video? Video is posted on someone else's YouTube site. 3 Views so far.

  9. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Thanks. Happens way more than people realize:
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    Once a week YouTube sends me a summary of contentID matches and I can choose to allow and monetize their video or request a take-down.
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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I need to check on this. Do you monetize their pirate copy?
  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I always just have it taken down. These videos never really accrue enough views to add up to much money. I think most of the rip offs get 100 or 200 views at most. This one only had three views total.
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  12. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer Supporter

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    The video is already unavailable. That was fast.
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