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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. DonniBoi

    DonniBoi Out of my element Supporter

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    Finally got my replacement trim. Only $22 from local BMW dealer. Bike looks weird now

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  2. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Long timer

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    Took her out for nice 175 ish miles ride. It was 28*F and I love my new seat.
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  3. Pir

    Pir Been here awhile

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    Match made in heaven: Hepco Becker C-bow soft panniers and Touratech toolbox, about 2 mm free beetwen both :D


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  4. LAFS

    LAFS Long timer

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  5. 95Monster

    95Monster Long timer

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    Hate to put this here but searching didn't lead me to an answer and I know you guys are experts...

    2018 R1200GS- the front pads, specifically the inboard pads are worn down significantly. Not metal on metal but that's coming soon. Can you swap the pads so that there's more meat on the inboard side to buy me some mileage until I get to a shop?

    I'm in Ecuador headed south, probably 1300km to Lima, Peru and a source of brembo pads... or 700 kms north to Quito but that's the wrong direction.

    Thanks for your advice...

    George
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  6. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    Some weeks ago, I posted a photo of my new Alt Rider skid plate:
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    I wanted this farkle as I was planning to ride the MABDR. Adam was kind enough to point out the error of my ways and, of course, he was correct. I didn't get to do the MABDR so I removed the skid plate brackets and made a run down to the semi-local powder coating facility. I took some of Britome's Stanch Clamps, too, and this is how everything turned out:
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    Well, yesterday, we had 12" of snow in North Carolina so I thought today would provide a good opportunity to install these pieces. Since I'm a bit sensitive to cold, I asked my wife to do the install and, at first, she was only too happy to assist. The poor thing's arthritis kicked in as the temp in the garage fell. From my chair with beer in hand, I sensed she grew somewhat weary of what I considered to be helpful suggestions:
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    After about an hour, she got the Alt Rider brackets buttoned up. She complained about the cold so I told her she only had a little more work to do . . . you know, I tried to cheer her up. She didn't take that well but soldiered on:
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    She did a pretty darned good job, don't you think? I rolled the bike back into it's parking spot while she went upstairs to fix my lunch.
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    Thank you, Adam! I think this worked out very well.

    Mike
  7. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    oooh mai gawd.

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    Also @AltRider should see this. I'd love it if they started doing custom colors with a. 4-6 week lead time. They could color match to the major BMW colors available (olive, grey, blue, racing red, slate, HP) so long as you were okay with waiting a few weeks to get the powder coating done.
  8. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Long timer

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    Mike I let my wife read your post and she unplug my computer.
  9. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    Hey, Switch, you need to treat that lady better!:D

    Mike
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  10. CrashBar

    CrashBar Just Wanna Ride Supporter

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    You might consider the stronger rack support (or a GSA rack) if you are loading that big topcase on the standard GS rear rack. It's a lot stronger, it doesn't show in these pics but the "uprights" are a lot more robust. I'd be afraid that putting a load in that case and then hitting a good bump would leave it on the side of the road.
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  11. KHud

    KHud Survivor

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    You are making things hard on the rest of us. You are spoiling your wife by providing that pad.
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  12. Botch

    Botch Been here awhile

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    @mikegc, in the Game of Life, you won.


    For now. :imaposer
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  13. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    Mrs. Scubawerx is laughing hysterically. We are sure you worship your wife...after she finishes the work on your bike.
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  14. CopperGreen

    CopperGreen Been here awhile

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    Finally got 'round to connecting up my top box brake light...

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    ...Used Amp connectors for easy disconnection...
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    ...and included a double usb power hub inside...
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  15. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    Next he’ll probably install radiant heat in the floor.
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  16. roadrage

    roadrage Long timer Supporter

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    Cuz it was trash before? I just picked up a new panel a few weeks ago because mine looked like shit
  17. DonniBoi

    DonniBoi Out of my element Supporter

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    Two of the three pegs were broken.
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  18. StuartV

    StuartV Motorcyclist Supporter

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    FTFY
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  19. Beairmo

    Beairmo Keeping it real Supporter

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  20. Uke

    Uke visualist Super Supporter

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    "We'll always have Paris" --Casablanca

    There's a nice ring to that.

    BTW, she looks to have pretty light touch on the torque wrench.
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