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

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

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I think Twalcom is well built. I had one of their items on my old bike and it was a quality item. I wouldn't be opposed to using it if I wanted to save some money!

    For others, here's a list of Twalcom parts for our bikes - https://advdepot.com/collections/r1200gs-r1200gsa-lc?constraint=twalcom
  2. JimVonBaden

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    Dude, you are killing me with the removed gas filler. Why?
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    Deano747 Been here awhile

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    While you have the 'gas' filler off, remove the lower plastic bit of the neck & bin it, then drill 2 holes about 1/2 way along the neck bit that is left opposite each other (across the bike) and you will find you get that last litre or so in quick & easy. It does leave the possibility of overfilling, and the fuel expanding & overflowing if you leave it parked in the sun after you fill it.

    Probably some problem with it spilling if you drop it - don't.
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  4. AdamChandler

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    Because it was way easier than removing all of the hoses and electrical pieces connected to it. With keyless, there's3 cables coming out of the fuel cap and I didn't want to break anything. Same with those rubber grommets holding the side fairings in. I know you can pull them out with pliers but I just let those pieces hang instead of possibly breaking something. The towel is working fine, no gas smell at all.
  5. JimVonBaden

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    Two rubber hoses and a plug, which is completely exposed since you have the beak off. How is removing 6 bolts and having the filler hanging in your way as you work easier? Besides the risk of spills and dropping something in the tank, or getting the filler seal on wrong and leaking?
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  6. AdamChandler

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    IDK, I guess among all of the bolts, that part seems dto be the most challenging. No gas spilled (yet) but I can't smoke cigars in the basement at the moment.
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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Just saying, start at 9:55:
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    Take the tank to a good sign painter or the like and have them do it instead of stickers? Add some (racing) pinstripes while there? :lol3

    --Edit not duplicating words is hard....
  9. AdamChandler

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    Well, believe it or not, I want to retain any resale value I can so all mods must be reversible with the only irreversible item so far being a plastic hole for the Powerlet under the pIllion seat.

    I'll keep looking for stickers as I do want to add some red to the tank though. It's too grey. I really appreciate what BMW with with Ice Grey for 2019. Red & grey look great

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    Photo Credit BMW of Seattle.
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    I wanted to try to catch you before you put the tank on to suggest something. Sometimes the plastic stock fuel line quick disconnects can crack and start to leak. The link I have for you is what many KTM and BMW riders change out to prevent any problems.

    https://www.beemerboneyard.com/cpcqkdisconr12a.html
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  12. JimVonBaden

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  14. AdamChandler

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    Thanks guys! I wasn't aware this product existed but having removed a couple of fuel tanks now from 3 different GSes, I was always a bit concerned about the plastic connectors. I'll add these to my wishlist...i'm putting in a boneyard order soon anyway for K75 parts.
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  15. Boondox

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    Jim, do you have a similar video for the camhead GSA panels and tank removal?
  16. JimVonBaden

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    No, but if someone wants to bring me a bike, I will do it.
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  17. AdamChandler

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    Rosie is beginning to look like a real motorcycle again. Just started the ignition and no error codes showed up which is great!

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    A HUGE milestone for me, no extra bolts! There's always one after stuff like this so I'm glad she's back to normal without any rattles.

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    More tomorrow as a lot of this tonight was just general stuff. Update on external vendors:

    1. Jet-Hot has mailed back my repaired headers..let's hope they hold up this time and don't leak
    2. Powdercoating of upper crash bars still waiting on these...guy said he was really backed up

    Once these two are back in my hands, I can fully assemble the bike and finally do crash protection and skid plate.
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  18. AdamChandler

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    I wanted to thank everyone who has participated in this thread so far. Unbelievable numbers, really thank you:

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    At an event last week, someone told me in person, "I wish everyone would just shut up and let you post build updates without all of the back and forth"

    In my opinion, all of the discussions around tools, modifications, issues and back and forth has enriched the thread for everyone and I'm glad we're all learning a lot from each other.
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  19. JimVonBaden

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    Agreed. If it were just you posting your thing, this thread would be 20% as many posts, and 25% of the views.

    FYI I have 10% of all the posts in this thread. :-)
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  20. AdamChandler

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    Rookie numbers! :p Glad to have you here!
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