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

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

  1. SPX

    SPX Long timer Supporter

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    Agree. I also think the decision about whether to ride at night is largely one of how much risk you’re willing to take.

    Riding when visibility is low, such as at night (and also fog, rain, dust storms, etc), isn’t as safe as riding when visibility is higher, such as during the day. I hope most would agree.

    The question ultimately is, when is your risk tolerance exceeded? The answer will of course vary from rider to rider.
  2. paulhdick

    paulhdick Wannabe Adventurer Supporter

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    Replaced the fuel pump assembly on my 2009 GS. Went for a ride last weekend, and luckily, at the end of the rode I started smelling gas. Got bad fast, and could see a new crack in the pipe thread flange. Replaced it today, and all is well in the world, again ...

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  3. RTinNC

    RTinNC Long timer

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    Nicely said and why I don’t ride at night unless necessary. It’s not just about deer but also stuff you just can’t see.

    It’s all a choice about risk management much like deciding on what gear to wear. But everyone has the freedom to choose.
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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Meh, VA has so many deer that they are dead every mile of road in spring and fall. No fear here, just respect for the danger.
  5. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    What panniers are those?
  6. BJMoose

    BJMoose that trick never works

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    BMW Panniers.

    Circa 2011
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  7. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Right on havent seen those before. They look good.
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  8. Taillight

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    Do you have a link to share. I found savage but parts store on line.
  9. Taillight

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  10. Callisto224

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    Did BMW NA cover the cost of this repair? There was a recall a few years back. Not sure if they are still honoring it or not though.
  11. fredogsa

    fredogsa Adventurer

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    I noticed the cylinder head protection you have on your bike. Which one are these and were they easy to install? I’m looking for a solution that fits behind the stand crash bars and doesn’t require too many screws into the casing., let me know please. Thx
  12. miker325

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    @KHud speaks the truth. Rode out from California to visit a friend in Darby MT a couple of years ago and after visiting and having a wonderful dinner of homegrown greens and home hunted meat, he cautioned me about riding back to the hotel, telling me he tries very hard not to drive at all at night because of the number of animal strikes that happen "all the time around here"... and he drives a 3/4 ton Dodge truck with crash bars that encase the entire front end!

    Had to laugh at myself afterwards thinking of the drive down the hill from his home to my hotel that was literally less than a mile away, head on a swivel the entire time! :zilla
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  13. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Long timer

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    We are really glad to hear this! Hit us up if you need anything else, and may your wiring go quickly, leaving you more time to ride!
  14. NorthIdaho800gsa

    NorthIdaho800gsa Bad influence

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    Well, buddy and I went for a ride. Made it within 2 miles of the montana/Idaho state line and summit. Then it got snowy and very icy. Then next thing I knew I was standing up with no bike under me....lol. It happened so fast. I literally put my left foot down and the bike just slid out from under my right side. Then I was just standing there with a dumb look on my face with no bike. I had to drag my bike to a spot where I could pick it up. It was so slick. Then, had to go all the way back down the mountain. Got something to eat in st.regis. just got home. I really need heated gear. Good times.
  15. bassman.454

    bassman.454 n00b

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    A4439F2A-C80B-41FB-A373-4FD5A2F526C0.jpeg Fitted Karoo Streets today on the 1250
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  16. VCheng

    VCheng Been here awhile

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    The instructions with the kit were not clear, so I had to call in an expert to sort out the wiring:

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    :D




    However, the end result was totally worth it!

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  17. JMforPres

    JMforPres Long timer Supporter

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    I hear those experts are expensive.
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  18. VCheng

    VCheng Been here awhile

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    Priceless is the word. :D
  19. JimVonBaden

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    What, no photos? What kind of ADVer are you? :-)
  20. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    It looks like you got one of those magically disappearing and reappearing GSAs :lol3!!

    Good to hear that all ended swell and you got home a-ok - I guess that's what riding in Montana/Idaho is all about in mid Oct... :thumb