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

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

  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Yeah, that will do it. A good degreaser, 400-500 grit sandpaper, wipe down with rubbing alcohol and two light, one medium coats of paint, done.
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  2. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    Yep. The list of paint types is pretty long(The shop knows this) but a shop that can't replicate a shade tree rustoleum paint job should close the doors.
  3. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    Go get the part now before they fuck it up even worse, pay $0 of course...prep as Jim said and paint it yourself.

    I am certain it's actually just a general state of affairs and reflective of the (lack of) quality offered by so many "professional" shops out there...but it's more fun to poke you teasingly as follows: man Adam, you sure do seem to have a real talent at times for finding utter jokers to work on your stuff!!! :bash
  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    It's just this part of New hampshire in general. We have 2 body shops in town, one is god awful, the other isn't. Our best sandwich shop is subway and our mexican food is taco bell (attached to a KFC). at least we have a starbucks now! Coming up in the world. Now if I could get a BMW dealer that isn't 2 hours away, that'd be awesome.

    I would have bought an Audi years ago if it wasn't so far away to the dealership. Oh god and don't even get me started about cell service. We still have this mini-van in town that calls himself a taxi. You call him and he's always pissed off. the van is almost falling apart. Can't wait to get Uber and join the rest of you all.

    It's basically be the best part of a country to own a dual sport though (second to colorado of course)
  5. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    I hear you...the price paid for living amongst natural beauty of the quasi-wilderness. Well worth it, imo!
  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    can't wait to go riding with you this Summer! we gotta sync up on summer plans. see where we're aligning.
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  7. Dackrover

    Dackrover Been here awhile

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    Yeah man, sounds great!
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  8. Menoche

    Menoche Been here awhile

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    Adam,
    Have you weighted the bike before so you can compare the added weight of every farkles? :)
    Phil
  9. Possibly Certifiable

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    Geeze Adam. Sure you aren't describing New Brunswick? That said my BMW dealer is three hours away, and God awful. Last recall work I rode the 7 hours to your dealer to get competent people to do the work.

    On the other hand rush minute is tolerable and it does promote self reliance.... Guess I'm going to have to learn how to put a roof on this summer.
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  10. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I did initially. I stopped. I need to find a truck scale.
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    russ4ru All Time n00b.

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    $200!!!... its just ridiculous.
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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Why would he add weight to the bike before weighing it? :dunno
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  13. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    While I don't speak Je-ne-sais-quoi spoken in Quebec, I think the previous poster meant to say that he'd be interested in knowing how much weight @AdamChandler added to his Rozie-Toes-farkle-magnet with all of the farkles put on, as compared to "naked" GSA weight before farkling began... Or, so I translated that question - ymmv... :D
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  14. Solo Moto

    Solo Moto Hands are bruised from breakin’ rocks all day

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    Anything Adam (and the Scooter Girls) threads are my go to daily entertainment. Just plain good stuff, especially during off season... :beer
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  15. Menoche

    Menoche Been here awhile

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    Sorry, forgot the darn comas :p
    Adam is adding so much gear that it will for sure add a few pounds. I hope he counted it when calibrating his suspension.
    Phil
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  16. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Since 18, I've added an average 5 pounds a year to my personal weight so when specifying shocks, I had to account for
    • My physical weight
    • Pillion weight
    • How damn heavy the Klim Badlands + base layer + Forma boots + Modular helmet are
    • Also about 30 pounds of Farkles
    • and finally how often I ride with full luggage and tank bag
    Ted Porter arrived at around 260 pounds solo ATGATT Rider weight and the spring rate is basically 260 - 400 depending on where the ESA preload height goes. While me + GF + Farkles + Full luggage is around 500 pounds, the fact that I mostly ride solo outweighed the maximum preload spring rate.

    So short story is my shocks are equipped for Farkles primarily because my bike is equipped for full luggage and/or girlfriend
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  17. AdamChandler

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    As for raw farkle weight, remember that almost (over 90%) of all Farkles on this bike required removing something first. I removed a lot of OEM parts to add Farkles and while I'm certain that every farkle was heavier than its OEM counter part (except Exhaust where I saved 3 pounds), the raw added weight is less than you think. Changing a windscreen, a seat, luggage rack, pegs, shifter, crash bars aren't adding much weight. The Clearwater lights, skid plate and shocks probably are the biggest contributors to added weight where most things are just adding a couple of ounces.

    If the bike's weight weight is 540 (need to check that), I think we're probably sitting at 575--600 with fuel and oil, etc. I need to check my numbers. If anyone in NH/VT has a weight I can use that I can roll onto, let me know.
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  18. nk14zp

    nk14zp Long timer

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    3 bathroom scales. 1 front 1 rear 1 sidestand.
  19. AdamChandler

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    Well, I bought two for that purpose. bike isn't done yet I Just don't think it'll be very accurate. maybe I'm overthinking it.
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  20. Plawa

    Plawa ¿ʞO ǝʞᴉq ʎɯ sI

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    In theory, you should be able to just prop up the rear wheel to the same height as the scale (wood block?), weigh the front, then the rear and add them up...
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