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

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

  1. 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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  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. sonnystile

    sonnystile Been here awhile

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

    sonnystile Been here awhile

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    IMG_8600.JPG

    Cocked, locked and ready to ROCK!
  6. 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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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Plus www.beemerboneyard.com :deal
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Bad install. :deal
  9. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Love it, very strong, no vibration and it can be adjusted for the perfect position.
  10. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    off to the right, no, that is an S1000 XR.
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  11. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    My name for that big assed seat bike is "Big Bertha" It fits now don't it.
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  12. Yellow Dog

    Yellow Dog Wanderer Supporter

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    62CE4025-4A63-4A30-816C-E1005411E9D4.jpeg Changed all the fluids, new brake pads, new head gaskets on my 96. HES and fuel filter tomorrow before I head out on the first longish trip since buying the bike!
  13. Yellow Dog

    Yellow Dog Wanderer Supporter

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    Is that seat as comfy as it looks?
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  14. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    I guess. I put a small bead of RTV around the outer edge to be sure after this install.
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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Not sure that will help, but if you properly seated the seal, it should be fine.
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  16. dad2bike

    dad2bike Retired! Cranky Old Fart Supporter

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    Still getting used to BMW seals. The front Main I had to to replace because there was no lip for the seal to rest on. I pushed it in too far. I installed the replacement flush. I'm thinking I did this seal flush as well the last time. This time I pushed it all the way to the circlip. Looks like about 1mm below the surface.. Then I put the RTV over that. Just a bit to help out.
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  17. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    Yes, that is why I spent $600 having it rebuilt at the Russell Day Long company. Worth every dollar as the wife is happy on the back.
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  18. Yellow Dog

    Yellow Dog Wanderer Supporter

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    right on!
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  19. mitchapalooza

    mitchapalooza Rider is Air-cooled Supporter

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    My mistake. Test drove one one demo a few months ago, pretty impressive.
  20. sonnystile

    sonnystile Been here awhile

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    In the event I am on the side of the road after dark, the open lid can help.

    Plus, now I can line them up and they say XXX!