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

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

  1. burbansk

    burbansk Exit 202 Mio Mad Man

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    Damn Adam, If I had your money I would burn mine. LOL. Just kidding I would buy a new GS and work on my retirement home UP North. Looking forward to your build thread, good luck. Bruce.
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  2. Beairmo

    Beairmo Keeping it real Supporter

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    I completely get your philosophy on the Machine Art. Makes perfect sense. I decided to go with the Ricochet in hopes that the cylinder head never comes into contact with the ground at all. It's six to 1/2 dozen. Either way is good.
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  3. Coma

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    This may be my first thread subscription, your point of view is unconventional and refreshing.

    That said, :ricky where are the go fast parts on your list. You know, nitrous, supercharger, final drive, wheelie bars, etc? You also seem to be missing a sink? Finally, no active jamming of any sort, tsk.
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Well, I've never even gotten a speeding ticket in my life. I'm quite a safe driver/rider so have never needed a radar detector / jammer.

    And for performance, my car is way faster than my bike, I don't need a fast bike, I need something that's comfortable and ergonomic. I don't even know how to wheelie!

    thanks for following.
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  5. Offcamber

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    Congrats on the new bike. Let me know if I can be of assistance. Right down the road and I have a lift. Makes life so much better!
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  6. Norsman

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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Yup, and do it while the pipes are new.
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  8. nostatic

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    must...resist...ex-wife...joke...

    Congrats with the build. Always good to see a bit of a Phoenix rise from the (cr)ashes.
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  9. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    Looks nice. My old 1150R Rockster could use a freshening up. If you don't mind me asking, how much ?
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  10. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Powdercoating / Jet-Hot will fall under the beatification portion and I have some plans regarding that but am doing a lot of photoshop mock-ups.
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  11. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Oh, man... long time ago. Maybe in the $200-300 range.


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  12. AdamChandler

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    Jet Hot pricing April 2018:

    The price of the muffler depends on the length. if it is 2ft of less- $210, if it is 2ft or more- $255.
    Headers (single piece for off-road application) = $225
    The most likely scenario is that they are going to be drop-shipped a Revzilla order of a Stainless Akra Header & Silencer around December :p I weigh 240 and wear a 30 pound Klim Badlands suit so the $400 extra for Titanium pipes will equal zilch in weight savings.

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    Their FAQ for anyone curious about going Jet-hot:

    FAQ:

    I'M LEANING TOWARDS SOMEONE LOCAL

    We get it. Buying local is often a good idea IF you can get what you need. The problem is only Jet-Hot provides Jet-Hot coatings. There are a lot of imitators out there and we've tested them all. Despite their claims, most of them fail around 900F. We get 10+ calls per week from people who went local or bought already coated headers that have now failed and need to be coated again. We realize choosing us will probably cost you a little more time and money upfront but we guarantee it will provide the best value for your performance dollar. Ask your local coater if they will give you a lifetime warranty and if they've been around for 32 years to honor that kind of guarantee.

    WHAT'S YOUR TURN AROUND TIME?

    Our goal is to get your parts back to you in perfect condition as fast as possible. We will ship your parts back within 10 business days for orders going classic polish and within 12 business days for orders going color. We will do our best to get them out to you sooner, but this is the standard maximum time. If you are in a hurry we offer RUSH orders with a 5 day polish turn time and a 7-day color turn time. Rush orders incur a 25% rush order fee. We can even EXPEDITE orders for the fastest possible turn around: 3 days polish and 5 days for color. These orders are subject to a 50% charge.

    DO YOU COAT INSIDE AND OUT?

    All orders for Jet-Hot Extreme include coating inside and out unless it's a part that shouldn't be coated on the inside, like a turbo. Orders for Jet-Hot Off-Road or Ultra Extreme are coated on the outside only. Of course, we can customize the order to meet your needs.

    WHAT IF MY HEADERS ARE RUSTY ALL OVER BUT NO HOLES?

    No problem! We coat rusty headers all the time. As long as there are no holes, you'll think you just got a new set of headers. Better yet, they are still covered by our lifetime warranty.

    JET-HOT'S UNMATCHED WARRANTY

    The Jet-Hot warranty is the best in the industry. We offer a LIFETIME warranty to the original purchaser of our coatings.

    A coating is designed to protect the underlying material from severe stress. If our coating fails to do that, we will re-coat the part for free. Sometimes you might just want to get a part re-coated, or you might have the part coated and then a couple of years later added a turbocharger.

    If you have a Jet-Hot coated part that didn’t fail but, you’d like to get the part re-coated, give us a call. One of our customer service representatives will work with you to find the best deal possible.

    This warranty is non-transferrable.

    I'M OUT OF STATE, CAN I SHIP MY PARTS TO A JET-HOT LOCATION?

    Of course! Thousands of people like you send us their parts each year. To find out which location you should send to, give us a call at (800) 432-3379 or email: sales@jet-hot.com. Or just complete our order form and you'll get all the information you need: ORDER FORM.

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  13. TownPump

    TownPump Been here awhile

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    Can you speak to the advantages/disadvantages of the Double Take Mirrors compared to the stock mirrors?

    I understand they are foldable, which can be useful in tight trails, but I have rarely been on tight enduro type trails in the forest with the big boy.

    I have the stock mirrors and they seem ok, although there is a little vibration induced blurring. Do they "clear" that up? Are they wider or bigger than stock as well. It is hard to tell on the site.
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  14. AdamChandler

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    On my 2009 GS Adventure, I only went DoubleTake After shattering my mirror off-road and BMW's price was higher than just buying 2 new double take mirrors. The problem I had with the '09 is at highway, speeds I couldn't make out 2 cars behind me it just looked like one due to vibrations at highway speeds

    I took the plunge and bought them again on the 2017 GSA and they vibrated much less. Not zero vibration but it is better.

    Throughout the year, I thought meh, what's the point in dealing with a little vibration for what is basically a hardcore looking mirror that really didn't benefit me because you're right, a fat pig on single track isn't really happening much so why waste the money.

    Well, I was tired of looking at my shoulders in the mirrors so I bought SW-Motech's Mirror Extenders. In this mode, both the OEM and the DoubleTake Mirrors extended beyond the handle-bars. When I dropped the bike a few dozen times since then, the DoubleTake mirrors were great because they folded in when dropping the bike. the OEM mirrors would have been nicer for lack of vibration but would have broken surely by then.

    You can see how far they stick out with the extenders:
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    and the extenders didn't add any vibrations on top of what I already experienced with the Dboule Take Mirrors.

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    So...double take worth it? with the SW-Motech extenders, the Double Take is necessary I guess.
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  15. JimVonBaden

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    Does this include the MAM Hand guards?

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    I love the look and functionality of them, if not the price.
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  16. AdamChandler

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    That does include the hand-guards. I love them, not searching for any alternatives at this time. Since I won't be running TKC80, the mud-sling will finally work so I'll grab the mud-sling as well.
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  17. TownPump

    TownPump Been here awhile

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    That's a helpful analysis. My primary goals would be to increase clarity (reduce vibration) and increase the field of vision (reduce the annoying shoulder view) compared to OEM.

    It sounds like for the primary goal, they help a bit, but not completely. And for the secondary goal, they don't help without the additional use of the SW-Motech extenders.
    This upgrade will be moved to a lower priority for me. I'll wait until I break the stock mirrors doing something unskilled or unlucky or both.
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  18. elcabong

    elcabong Been here awhile

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    Well I'm in! This is just like following someone on "Epic Rides"! Thoroughly enjoy your posts and videos!

    You wrote "Beatification" - Is that a Freudian slip? :confused

    Finally, Is Gumby part of this new build or did he get scrapped with the Triple Black too? :lol3
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  19. AltRider

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    Hey Adam, proud to be your choice of bike protection! Gaining a customer is one thing but keeping one after a totaled bike says so much more.

    The team and I will definitely be watching this thread to see how it all turns out. Thanks for choosing and sticking with AltRider, we hope to do you proud!

    -Bruce
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  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    LOL. Auto-correct, I write "beatification" because I drink a lot of beer more than I write Beautification

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    Gumby has been transplanted for now but he'll move back to the GS next year:
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