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

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

  1. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    Did you screw #3 into the location for #4...and are now in the process of trying to get #4 into the #3 location?
  2. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    No mis-matched bolts. I am screwing in the correct bolt into the correct hole. It's just not going in perfectly straight.
  3. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    Just out of curiosity, if it is a threadlocker issue, I wonder if warming up the bolt might help to clean the track?
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  4. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    If the above statement as to bolt type were true...you'd be trying to place a bolt that is listed as part #4 into hole #3. I guess you just were in error then, and are indeed working on a M12x1.5 at hole 3?

    Eta: Placing a coarse thread into a finely threaded hole could behave as you describe, whereas you probably could have more easily mis-screwed a fine-threaded bolt into a coarsely threaded hole at 4 -- assuming overall length was compatible with said mismatch. You might want to check again, imo?!?!?
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  5. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I did put a heat gun to it. No change. I think a thread-chaser is needed as these threads on the frame are full of thread-locker gunk. A proper chase will clean up the thread and make this much easier. I just want to make sure I get the right one.
  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Shit, dackrover was right. Don't drink a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and work on your bike.
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  7. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Since I'm behind on actually editing videos of the bike modifications, I did a quick one-take video update.


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  8. Dan-M

    Dan-M Long timer Supporter

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    Did you put #4 in first? If you did, it may be easier to get #3 started without the bottom attached.
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  9. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    On my last bike, I actually put the bottom bolt in first, then I jacked up the bike from the skid plate until the top bolt aligned (compressing the rear swing arm) and it lines up perfectly. I was just test fitting both bolts (glad I did) to clear any left over thread locker.
  10. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    He just needed to put the correct bolt into the correct hole. Just glad he didn't take that full-on tap he linked from Amazon to the hole, before at least checking whether I had diagnosed his error accurately. Boring out his frame would have been a real mistake! Never fear being unsure...cower instead before absolute certainty!
  11. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    I figured that's what you had done. You're welcome.
  12. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Always assume I’ve been drinking.
  13. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    Sir...let go of the innocent GS and back away from it slowly...keep your hands where I can see them....
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  14. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Too late. Tonight I’m doing wiring.
  15. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Just a few terrible iPad photos mixed in with some decent photos to show where things are.

    In Progress:
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    • Wiring for Clearwater at 85% (not electrified)
    • Wiring for Sargent Seat 0% (staged)
    • PDM60..staged, not hooked up
    • Touratech Shocks 90% (oil reservoir not hooked up)
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    • Touratech Steering Stop
    • Touratech Adventure Mirrors
    • SW-Motech Mirror Extensions
    • grip puppies
    • Rox Risers
    • ZTechnik Windscreen stabilizer

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  16. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Time to go watch videos on how to install PDM60.
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  17. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    A few videos are recently uploaded. I have yet to add titles, tags or descriptions (going to work on that now): EDIT DONE updating titles.



    (language / rant. sorry)
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  18. nostatic

    nostatic i drank what?!? - Socrates Supporter

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    Next time you might want to add some photos to make it easier to understand :D

    I guess you don't need a wire clothes hanger to snake the wiring through the nooks and crannies...
  19. wrussell61

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    Adam - do yourself a favor and get a pair of flush cuts - https://www.amazon.com/Cutter-Light...d=1543410952&sr=8-8&keywords=flush+cut+pliers - or similar. You can find them in any big-box or hardware store as well. I think most of mine have been X-Celite (sp?) brand but any one will do. The idea is to cut the zip tie absolutely flush with the head. You should be able to run your finger over it and not feel it.

    You have about 150 zip ties in the photos above and almost all of them have a little sharp dagger sticking out of the head where you have cut them with diagonal cutters. Those are just waiting to scratch or cut you when you are wrenching on the bike.

    Looking good though. Carry on.
  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Good tip. Grabbed one. I'm using electrical snips. not too flush and I've cut my finger on zip ties a few times putting my hand in tight spots.

    I'm looking for a bit of help with wiring. Let me throw together a diagram and maybe it'll help.