What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

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

  1. The_Eccentric

    The_Eccentric Gearhead. Supporter

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    Interesting posts for me to see today. We'll be moving to the Cody/Powell are later this year. Last week I finally decided on a '17-'18 R1200GS for my next big ADV bike. Something to look forward to.
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  2. JimVonBaden

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    I think most would agree it is situational. In traffic, limited sight lines, poor weather, don't ride like a moron. Long stretches of open highway with very limited traffic, have a little fun. Doesn't mean you won't get a ticket, but at least you are not endangering others.
  3. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    I have been looking for houses on and off, planning for retirement. I want to be out West as that is where I like to travel and it is only a day or two ride to some fantastic places. As opposed to being in NY, it is a 3-4 day ride just to get out there. Powell is a nice little town, Byron can be missed if you happen to blink when passing through. Coming from Dayton over the Bighorns and Route #14A is awesome. Red Lodge isn't that far away. There are a lot of secondary roads and jeep trails out there too. Though I would probably get a 650-800cc bike as I would hate to have to pickup a 1200 out on the trail by my lonesome.
  4. ATCguy

    ATCguy Been here awhile

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    I know we're getting a little off-topic here... but for the very reason you mention is precisely why I didn't settle in a house when I retired. I opted for the full-time RV life, so I can go pretty much where these riding areas are... and also chase the warmer temps during the year. Winters in Arizona, and summers wherever I want. I figure I can always buy a house someday when I slow down and am ready to settle... but for now, being mobile suits me well. :)

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  5. The_Eccentric

    The_Eccentric Gearhead. Supporter

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    Thanks for the info! I will be 'semi retired'. Also will have a DR650 and/or other lighter bikes for the tougher stuff.

    The GS will be for the milder and longer trips. My DL1000 will be relegated to buddy and backup duty ('semi retired') as well.
  6. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile Supporter

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    ^^^^^ This

    Mrs wants to do the RV thing. I wanna go riding. So... looking at Toy Hauler options, motor home with trailer, etc.

    There has GOT to be a thread here for this kinda thing. (?)
  7. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    I've been a full-time RVer for over 3yrs now. Since I can only bring one motorcycle along, I ride a GSA. Does everything I can ask of a 600 lb dirt bike! Two track, FS roads of course. Hwy, simple easy super smooth. Single track...depends on how I feel. Serious single track, it's best to avoid. Mostly because I usually ride alone. I have a very modified Jeep Unlimited Rubicon for that crazy stuff. 2 bicycles as well. Variety is the spice of life. So I must like it spicy!

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  8. bmac

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    Just keep in mind that RV's usually depreciate fairly quickly especially if you don't do your homework and pay too much in the first place.
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  9. miker325

    miker325 Been here awhile

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    @ATCguy, I'd long thought about ditching the house and buying a nice RV to travel around the country in as well, like you, chasing the sun and fleeing the cold. If it's not too personal of a question, what's a pad like the one you're parked on in the photos cost you a month?
  10. ATCguy

    ATCguy Been here awhile

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  11. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    The important bit is in the first line.
    Don’t ride like a moron!
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  12. MrGone

    MrGone Been here awhile

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    replaced the kickstand foot. no reason just had the altrider one, figured might as well
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  13. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    I took a run down to Meredith this morning, last week the family and I went through in the car and I remembered how much I enjoyed the road.
    I had a coffee and went home along a road I’ve not been on before.
    It was fun.
    Later in the day I went out for another jaunt, just before leaving I dropped the screen to its lowest setting, I’ve been moving it since I fitted the risers the other week.
    Low is best.
    Great day of winter sunshine.
  14. alijanah

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    Added the PUIG Headlight Protector to my 2018 R1200GS Adventure Triple Black last week.

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  15. JimVonBaden

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  16. Callisto224

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    I thought we only cleaned these bikes when we get caught in a rainstorm?


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  17. MGV8

    MGV8 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not a damn thing, Just relaxing at the Daughter's Mini House for Father's Day-- New Grandbabys as well. Bikes can wait a day :-)
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  18. Ducs2Dirt

    Ducs2Dirt Been here awhile

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    Installed an SC project exhaust from my ‘16 R1200R I had laying around. Had to fab up a bracket, that I’ll paint it or powder coat soon. But overall it popped on perfect.

    Also made up some 3m clear vinyl tank pieces. My bike came with the clear brushed aluminum tank. But after 3 weeks already the clearcoat is starting to haze up from my knees . First time doing this vinyl stuff came out okayyy ish might try it again some point.

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  19. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    Installed a new Telelever ball joint gaiter on my 2010 cam head GS.
    Installed one from BBY 2 years ago but the high UV down here in Tassie caused it to perish.
    See how long this one lasts.
    $50 from Munich Motorcycles in Perth OZ,
    Still works out cheaper than buying the whole ball joint from BM at $220.:becca
  20. ttime4four

    ttime4four Been here awhile

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    @scottdc Familiar route...

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