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

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

  1. AZgman

    AZgman Addicted to curves

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    Wait, Kanye is an artist? ;)
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  2. KHud

    KHud Survivor Supporter

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    Only Kim knows for sure.
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  3. sonnystile

    sonnystile Been here awhile

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    I may, but I was burned on my first DVD with one inaccurate torque value.
  5. bmac

    bmac Long timer

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    Publish without and provide link to current wethead specs. Update when they become available.

    There is a lot of us with service coming due and would appreciate anything you can do.
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  6. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    I know I'll be in for one.
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  7. sandsman

    sandsman Shut up and ride!!!!

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    I aired up my tires and went for a short ride. Prepping for MexTrek next month.
  8. aceranic

    aceranic Been here awhile

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    Wade-o, which jacket and pants are you wearing?
  9. Gruesome

    Gruesome Alter Heizer

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    Removed a two inch wood screw from my rear tire, and fixed the (slow) leak. Initially, before I bought the bike, I thought this single sided suspension thing was a bit gimmicky; now I find it sure is convenient, and not just for the desert! This must be at least the fourth or fifth time I had the rear wheel off in my 30,000 miles on this bike.
    Torqued the wheel bolts to spec: 50 Nm initial, 105 Nm final torque (2002 R1150GS). (For the 2002 the specs are already published... ;-) )
  10. 95Monster

    95Monster Long timer

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    Tires varied depending on availability, terrain and anticipated range. Here's some details from my logbook:
    Dunlop Trailsmarts- rear to cords. changed as a set. 4,721 miles
    Michelin Anakee 3- maybe 500 miles left in rear. changed as set. 4,016 miles
    Conti TKC 70s- front failure w multiple flats. rear corded. 6,214 miles.
    Conti TKC 80/70- 70 rear blowout @3,204 miles. 80 front cupped badly and replaced at 6,994 miles.
    Heidenau K60 Rear- replaced with plenty of life left at 3,696 miles. HATED THIS TIRE!
    TKC 80S- maybe 300 miles left at replacement. 3,864 miles.
    Mitas EO7 rear- maybe 500 miles left . Replaced at 4,783.
    Mitas EO7 front- Replaced at 9,629.
    Mitas E07 f/r- No data but mounted in Calgary and replaced in Fairbanks after Dempster & Dalton runs.
    TKC 70s- No data but mounted in Fairbanks, AK and replaced in Denver. I rode the Idaho BDR on them.

    Currently, I have a set of 50/50 tires mounted that will be released to market next month. I cant really say anything more about them until after the launch but they do everything great.

    So my thoughts on tires are- Trailsmarts and Anakee 3s are great street tires. Neither are much fun in sand or mud. The Conti TKC70s are a good 50/50 but when they go, they go quick. The 80 front/70 rear is a good combo for the gravel roads down south. The TKC80s are awesome off road but go quick on the street. (I just don't ride that much pure offroad to justify a knobby.) Mitas EO7 plus, Dakar...I dunno don't remember) are a good 50/50 and perform ok both places but you are giving up a little traction on road and handling off road. But it was my favorite tire prior to mounting the set I have on now. Can't wait to share that info after the launch.

    And yes... I have a spreadsheet somewhere with daily mileage, hotels, repairs. It started off really detailed then just sort of petered off : )
  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Nice! Thank you!
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  12. Dogslobber

    Dogslobber Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like the new Mosko Moto Basalisk jacket/pant combo. Supposed to be a real game changer in semi-lighter weight gear.

    https://moskomoto.com/collections/apparel
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  13. RoundTrip

    RoundTrip Unintentional deerslayer Supporter

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    Link for the bulbs please? No errors?
  14. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Had the dealer do the 6k service on my 1250GSA. I'm at 6824 miles, all trouble free. Well, ok, i did have to tighten the left handguard at about 5k.
  15. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Was at the dealer yesterday, asked about the DVD. After a bunch of typing -> "Nothing yet."
  16. WADE-O

    WADE-O Been here awhile

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    @Dogslobber is correct it is the new Mosko Moto Basilisk jacket and pants. I have a review posted in their vendor thread that I am about to update with off road information.
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  17. judgedelta

    judgedelta Been here awhile Supporter

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    Got and installed my Chinesium side-stand switch guard yesterday. Very nicely made and packaged.
    The brushed stainless looks OK on my silver frame. Cost, with shipping, was around $10.
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  18. RunninRanger

    RunninRanger Rainy day Rider Supporter

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    I mentioned earlier how the new Motoz Rallz tire is a tall aggressive knobby and that it will eat your add-on mudflap...here's photographic evidence to support this claim. Mind this may have been in part to riding aggressively with 2up on my 2014 GSA with the suspension setting for two riders. 20190918_142757.jpg 20190918_142757.jpg 20190918_142657.jpg 20190918_142657.jpg 20190918_142636.jpg

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  19. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    :DI cut a similar hole in my Maier inner fender to assist with heat dissipation from the cat. Works well.

    Mike
  20. ckindt

    ckindt Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    First set of knobs for me and the local crushed rock, B and C roads.

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