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

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

  1. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Good news! If you are running the stock seats, the required torx is on the bottom of your passenger seat.
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  2. Ryan42

    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    What?? I gotta look more closely!! Thanks man
  3. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    I filled my 04 GSA up with non alchohol 91 octane pure gas. Then rode it around a little. big bertha new seat.JPG
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    maineDave Been here awhile

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    Installed aux lights, mostly looking for DRL/oncoming-driver viz but first impressions in the dooryard tonight suggest they may also be worthy improvement to my own field of view as well. Went small but with the pre-built harness have the potential for easily swapping out lights.

    Specs: SW-Motech mount kit (which specifically says NEVER EVER EVER mount the lights below the bar, but I did for now so they provide less wash to the blinkers and more delta from the headlights proper); 2" modular LED 10W, 30deg, 900 lumen lights, and LED wiring harness, both from superbrightleds.com. Harness is robust, massively long (for ATVs, cars I guess) but easy; thought about direct into ignition and high beams but I'm not that patient and more than likely to f- it up; I'll deal with battery drain potential for now. If I were more patient I would also cut down some of the excess wiring but it fits under the seat/tank so I'm good.
    Only thing remaining is buy and mount a handlebar switch - the harness comes with an LED-lit solid toggle but made for a dashboard drop-in, and not waterproof/sealed.
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    First dark pic is with highbeams on (I think); second was a check of blinker viz, and I'm playing with down angle of the aux lights so they appear uneven. I'm pretty happy already.
    maineDave
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  5. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    The one that fits that cover is in the reversible screwdriver. If it's not a torx, yank it out and flip it around.
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    It is on that same side for all Wetheads and Shiftheads. The tool is under the seat.

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  7. Ryan42

    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    Still waiting for that 1250 vid!
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Still waiting on BMW to release the service DVD so I can validate the torques.
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  9. MattLikeyBikey

    MattLikeyBikey Been here awhile

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    Noice - I hadn't heard of that particular event - how was it? Any gpx tracks by chance? How difficult is the terrain?
  10. Ryan42

    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    How long does it normally take the 2020 are already out
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Not this long. Sadly I may be forced to use the Wethead torque values.
  12. Ryan42

    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    They probably aren’t diff but prob not a good idea. It sucks that the are basically making you go to them for maintenance since they are not providing a service manual.
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    So far, all the torque values seem to be correct. 95% of the motor is identical to the Wethead, even the valve specs. I am 90% certain that even the cam carrier torques are the same. I have done two Shifthead 600 mile services, valve check included. One has more than 6K miles since, and I pulled his cams to film it.

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  14. WADE-O

    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    XLADV has their own forum but is primarily an Instagram based. They do this event every year at the end of August and it was a great event that raised a bunch of money for the Motorrad Angels. I don't have any GPX tracks because it is kinda just a show up and ride wherever you want to go but the road to Bodie Ghost Town is a real gem.
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    sonnystile Long timer

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    Ryan42 Been here awhile

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    Oh that was nice of you to check valves they def don’t do that at dealer for 600 mile service
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    Bought some 7 dollar led turn signal bulbs.

    Nice lighting Jim!
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  18. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    It's the Internet Age where most people don't get all up in arms that something isn't 100% feature-complete. I'd include a print out in every order that says "These Torque values are unverified and are a carry-over from the R1200 Wethead. Once BMW posts a 2020 service manual, the figures will be updated."

    and put a page on your site and link to it on the flyer / receipt and encourage owners to check that link for the latest information and once you have values you can just put them there.
  19. ckindt

    ckindt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Yeah, it seems a lot of people don't care about facts any more, just their beliefs.

    * This is a general observation and not intended to target anybody specifically. Adam's post only triggered this thought. Carry on.
  20. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    I'm talking more about software & video games shipping 90% complete with hundreds of bugs to meet a deadline and secure sales "we'll fix it in future updates" heck, even some artists now launching an album and tweaking it a bit by replacing the digital files on iTunes with little tweaks after release date. A Kanye Album I bought was updated 8+ times before it was 'done' and no one was up in arms about it.
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