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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    Ended up being 10.5 hours of streaming. I forgot to eat any food today or drink any water. Feeling pretty crappy now...no one to blame but myself but I got a lot done to the bike. about 2 weeks worth of modification videos too! Making some tuna & ramen and chugging water. Thanks everyone for tuning in. Looks like roughly 450 people dropped by throughout the day....oh and no downvotes! (so far)

    Video from today has been taken down. I didn't even try to monetize it. but 10 hours of songs lead to 75 emails from YouTube due to copyright infringement and this notice:

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  2. Finn1969

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    I went ahead and ordered the seat and pillion last night. Sargeant has a discount going right now so I saved $125 off the seat as well. I appreciate the response and am looking forward to putting it on, thank you.
  3. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    What is the lead time for Sargent seats?
  4. Finn1969

    Finn1969 Adventurer

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    They said two weeks to make before shipping. I am overseas in Germany so my shipping would take a bit longer. I wasn’t even aware they had a sale going on through Presidents’ Day so when I noticed it I had to scoop it up. I got the rider and passenger with Lupin Blue welt to match my Ralleye. Original price was $769 and got it for $654. I was in the market for a seat anyways so it helped seal the deal.
  5. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    I am Europe too, but going to US middle of April and wanted to be sure I can get the seat delivered to my friends place when I arrive. I have narrowed it down to Sargent or Wunderlich. And I want the welt to match the blue of my HP :)
  6. Finn1969

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    I would order it today and take advantage of the savings. I believe it expires tonight.
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  7. AdamChandler

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    That and a 30 day return policy so stick it on and give it a shot. You can always return it to sergeant and just be out shipping which admittedly could be quite a bit from Deutschland.
  8. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    Order placed. Sargent it is. Thanks everyone. Wasn’t sure about the welt color that would match the blue of HP. Went with cosmic blue.
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  9. AdamChandler

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    Great idea to match it to the bike

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  10. Arvidian

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    Great watching you on the livestream yesterday! Being so close, looking forward to running into you at some point!
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  11. AdamChandler

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    I think you definitely will! Thanks for chatting and watching. I had no idea anyone would even tune in. The dialogue was actually nice getting feedback in real time from people.
  12. Arvidian

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    Now if we can just get it to stop snowing and all the rest of it to melt, we'll be all set! Hard just staring at my new bike in the basement that I've yet to ride.
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  13. Doug Fremder

    Doug Fremder 2017.5 BMW R1200GS Triple Black

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    Adam, enjoying the build. As evidenced in the photos your bikes have become much more integrated over the last 3 generations.
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  14. AdamChandler

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    Great point! I need to go through some old pictures to reminisce (after some tacos & beer)
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  15. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    You mean sitting on it going vrooooom vrooooooom doesn't count?
  16. Arvidian

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    Only does so much! But is still worth getting a little seat time playing around and familiarizing myself with it.
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  17. AdamChandler

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  18. Arvidian

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    :hide And here I thought I'd be safe in leathers in my own basement!!! LOL
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  19. AdamChandler

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    $606.24 to have @woody's wheel works remove my front brake rotor, remove spokes, straighten the front wheel, true both wheels and re-lace then ship them back to me.

    As is usual, one of my two wheels was bent from the factory. These wheels have less than 500 miles on them and no off-roading. I'm still waiting on a few photos / videos and commentary from Woody's but like last year, I'm happy with the service and their communication. I have the confidence now to beat the crap out of these wheels without fear of being stranded.

    No discount was given to me outside of a New Years discount they had on their website.
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  20. nk14zp

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    Kinda sad after paying a premium for a bike that this had to be done. But at least BMW rims sound stronger than my KTM rims. According to the interweb airing down and hitting a marshmallow at speeds above 1.73 mph might taco the front rim on my KTM.
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