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

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

  1. BlackDogCycleWorks

    BlackDogCycleWorks Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    That's a super clean and good looking GSA. Thanks for adding one of our skid plates!

    -Black Dog Cycle Works
    www.blackdogcw.com
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  2. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Long timer Super Supporter

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    I will be ordering one for my ‘18 GSA soon. I gave it a couple good kicks and it feels like you could wrap the bike around a tree and the only useful piece left would be the skid plate. Thanks for making a quality product.
  3. AST236

    AST236 Long timer Supporter

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    I have the Black Dog plate on my ‘09 GS and love it!
  4. Jontaff

    Jontaff Been here awhile

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    That could be the expansion tank pipe.

    Click the link to see the parts diagram

    https://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorc...?id=60122&catID=17&catname=cooling#PartsTable

    Good luck.
  5. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    It's a Russell Day Long saddle and it's way comfortable. They originally built this seat up in 1999, I don't know when it was installed on my 2004 ADV model. whoever did it converted it from a 1 piece saddle to a 2 piece saddle. I hope it all lasts another 20 years.
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  6. Hogges

    Hogges Been here awhile

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    The problem on my bike was the lower plugs (2009). Uppers were fine with my Craftsman 16mm or the 5/8”. The Husky’s I looked at were the exact same diameter, sold at both HD and Advance Auto. I had brought the Craftsman along to compare. Anyway, I now have a custom socket for the job so next time will be super easy.
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  7. tdarst11

    tdarst11 Adventurer

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  8. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    That's the radiators reservoir tank vent; it's supposed to be like that. You're good.
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  9. tdarst11

    tdarst11 Adventurer

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    Awesome thank you!
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  10. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Great on the road & not much noise at all. You can tell they're there up to about 50mph or so, but if you're wearing earplugs you'll never know.
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  11. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Rode the shit out of mine. Went down to the south fork of the Clearwater for some fishing. did well there. Then hit the north fork on the way home and got skunked. However, the salmon were thick, so I just reached down and grabbed a couple....lol. taking it in for the 600 mile service tomorrow and getting new tires put on. E07 rear and anakee wild front. the strangest thing about a new bike is all the new sounds. I hate new sounds. I spent 600 miles wondering if every little noise I heard was normal.....lol.
  12. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    You will have a new noise up front with the wild, lol. The howl goes away some turning so stick to the twisties
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  13. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Lol, that's what I'm used to. This is the first time I've had road tires on a bike since my sport bike days. shit....i heard every little noise and felt every little riffle in the road. Not used to that. that was the most paranoid ride I think I've ever taken. Holy cow! I want to go back to the tire drone that drowns all the noise and little road imperfections out! I can't take much more, my OCD was working overtime!
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  14. Hogges

    Hogges Been here awhile

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    Adjusted valves on my new to me 2009, 11k miles. The feeler gauge set I bought 20 years ago at a yard sale finally got some use.
    It is a very gratifying kind of work, no wonder the author of “Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance” does it at every possible occasion!
    Four out of eight were slightly loose. Two of the intakes were loose enough that the next size up feeler (.178mm) fit, so definitely off.
  15. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    I agree Hogges. I find working on my motorcycle very gratifying and zen like. Gratifying that it's relatively simple and satisfying when complete.
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  16. sonnystile

    sonnystile Long timer

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    I just packed it for tomorrow’s (attempt at my first) SS1000 !!
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    sonnystile Long timer

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    Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!
  18. Ryan42

    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    The top box reflector in case you fall and they can see you OR a helicopter shining a light at you!
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Plus www.beemerboneyard.com :deal
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Bad install. :deal