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

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

  1. 18415

    18415 Been here awhile Supporter

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    He would also make a detailed installation video, making it easier for everyone else. :clap
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  2. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I'd rather buy another bike than outfit my GSA for IBA Rallies. It's a serious commitment these riders do for the sport and I think it's awesome just not for me.
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  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Maybe a Flir with a wireless feed to a HUD display on the helmet face shield....
  4. Lansraad

    Lansraad Refugee from the land of over-policed bitumen

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    Indeed it is the old Shell Refinery, as was, on The Esplanade...
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  5. Lansraad

    Lansraad Refugee from the land of over-policed bitumen

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  6. side-burn

    side-burn Been here awhile

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    Went for an awesome ride Sunday through the beautiful Colorado mountains. After the ride, headed back into Golden for one of these:

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    While there several people were trying to change a tire on a Tacoma. They couldn't lower the spare as the cables were broken and after about 30 minutes I walked over, inspected the tire and said I can fix it. They looked at me in my motorcycle gear like I was nuts. Pulled out the Dynaplug kit and pump, pulled the nail, patched the tire and in 15 minutes they had 40PSI and got a free one of the picture above. :beer The ADV crew may look goofy on their silly, farkled bikes and gear from head to toe, but we don't screw around in being prepared.

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  7. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    That's awesome. I just bought that pump on sale at cycle gear this weekend for $29. Good to see it's capable
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Don't care. It was a random example. There are plenty to choose from that are.
  9. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    the Amazon link shows the monitor being mounted under the seat anyway, probably more for initial setup rather than minute to minute monitoring. But you could probably find a way to mount it in your view. But some of the units I’ve looked at are very hard to see in direct sunlight.
  10. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    Love it!!

    Had a similar experience this past June in Nova Scotia. Guy on a Honda VFR had a nail in his rear tire. He had no patch kit or pump. In 15 minutes had his tire pumped to 30 pound to get him to the Honda dealer 10 miles down the road. When he thanked me he gave me his card. Turns out he was a RCMP officer

    Glad I helped him and now have a friend in Toronto
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  11. lhendrik

    lhendrik Putins Puppet

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    I need to do this on my 09 GSA with 50K miles. No maintenance over 10 years except to change rear oil.
  12. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    On my way to Tuesday breakfast with friends.
    My Bessy decided to join the Navy. She blew a seal.
    Oil everywhere. Trailer time.
    Pics after breakfast.
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  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    August 20th, 2019:
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    Time to start a new build thread :)

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  14. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Where'd the cylinders go? :D
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  15. OMGitsmike

    OMGitsmike Adventurer

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    Forgot to take pictures, but mounted and balanced my first tire (rear tire on a 2016 GS). Took me nearly 4hrs because I'm a noob, took some time to figure out how much force to apply to the irons, poor balancing technique, etc., but got it figured out!

    Still have to tackle the front though.
  16. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    When you get to the front, & any tire for that matter, be sure the opposing side is in the valley of the rim before levering the bead over. It makes life oh so much easier.

    And congrats on gettin' it done yourself. :thumb
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    AST236 Long timer Supporter

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    That's the new 'E' model. Uses same recharging station as the Tesla. Guess they'll have to put recharging stations at Starbucks now...............:)
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    18415 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Wood clamps kick ass at keeping that bead in the valley when your peeling the other end over the rim.
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  19. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    Sure enough one of the rear seals. Possibly one that I didn't change while I did the clutch replace.
    Note to self- every time I have the clutch off. Do all the seals.
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    I won't be able to look at this until I return from a dirt bike trip with my son. About a week.
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  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Almost certainly the vibration damper seal. That is the only one I would consider changing proactively.
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