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

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

  1. Tremblay

    Tremblay Been here awhile

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    Worth thinking about imo.
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  2. JimVonBaden

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    Weigh the bike, then weigh each item added or removed. That way you have a lot of data points and can pretty accurately estimate your total weight.
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  3. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Data points? Hell yeah! sign me up.


    Any other place to buy the Legal Speeding Park n Move? Their website says I have to call them. I haven't made a phone call in years. http://www.legalspeeding.com/products.htm#.W8-o7aeZPXY can't add it to my cart.
  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Last year, too many videos were under-lit. As JVB knows, good lighting is key so I grabbed 4 of these and will be mounting them from the ceiling...100 watts per housing.
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    I also got tired of the tiny tubes so I grabbed these monsters:
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  5. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    Click on Canada for a "local" seller.
    Added to my cart for shipping to NY (on admorelighting retailer's website) just fine, with a $219 price...BUT added $75 shipping to the US. Can check out via PayPal.

    Eta: then again, it looks like I can buy directly from Legal Speeding and have it shipped to the US anyway...unsure what the issue is from your browser?
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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  7. AdamChandler

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    I looked at real lighting solutions like that. I plan on just covering these with a sheet of paper since they're LED and after a few minutes of running were putting out almost no heat at all as they have a pretty large heatsink at the rear. IF they don't light the room well, I can still use them as lights in future house projects:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/4Pcs-LED-O...=item25f3166e24:g:VD8AAOSwi6JazSYC:rk:21:pf:0


    EDIT:
    Your kit is at 5500 K (daylight)
    Mine is at 3200K. Certainly not really a set made for videographers but my video production is so crappy, anything I do will help

    LOL
  8. AdamChandler

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    Here's what we have so far as absolute figures or as a percentage:
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    This includes items not yet ordered so the values may change. Someone remind me to re-do this in March.


    Edit: if you remove the shocks from "performance" and put them in suspension, it does change things drastically:
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  9. JimVonBaden

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    Instead of paper, use a thin pillowcase. It will soften the lighting better without reducing the output as much. Dollar store cheap. You want very thin.
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  10. gadgettr1

    gadgettr1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    You just have to drill out the Altrider headlight guard bracket (nuts spot welded to the bracket are 8mm while the bolts on the Denali mount are 10mm). Very simple to do and works like a charm.

    Chip
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  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    i really want to find someone with Dixi on their GSA with lots of photos. On one hand, I should trust Clearwater that they donn't recommend it and still be able to be protected when I drop the bike but at the same time, there aren't many GSAs with Dixi mounted and I"d like to install them and take some night time videos. Maybe Clearwater will loan me a set.

    ...but this is one of those fine-line items where making a video is superseding practicality so I need to check myself and just go with what works.
  12. AdamChandler

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    Crap, my charts I worked so hard on are already out of date:
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  13. AdamChandler

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    BTW, I've spoken to a lot of manufacturers lately and all of them can't confirm R1250 fitment (of course because none are available). touratech on the other hand already has R1250 parts confirmed. not new stuff, just tested and confirmed to work on the new bike. It must be nice being buddy buddy with the motherland.
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  14. Bigbugberg

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    They work well dry but get slippery when wet and a little worn. I took them off my dirtbike because my boots were sliding of in the rain.
  15. krussell

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    Any manufacturer seeking to confirm compatibility on the 1250 can just send their product samples to me. I promise to promptly verify fit the second my 1250 arrives. :D
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  16. Mikey Mike

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    I think you are doing a great job Adam .. keep it up.

    Remember that the last guy that was perfect they put on a cross :(


  17. Doug Fremder

    Doug Fremder 2017.5 BMW R1200GS Triple Black

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    I like the lights, where did you pick them up? I need to upgrade the garage this winter.
  18. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Adam Adam Adam you youngins need to realize that lack of personal communication is part of what is killing this country. I said long ago that Facebook would be the downfall of America. I was wrong. Twatter is the the downfall of America.
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  19. Plawa

    Plawa ¿ʞO ǝʞᴉq ʎɯ sI

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    Well then don't berate him here, call him ;)
  20. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Adam if there is any chance you know your cell number please let me know.