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

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

  1. GP1200

    GP1200 Been here awhile

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  2. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    Dusty (west38moto) and I ordered some tires. I ran up to his place this morning to grab a pair and then I took the scenic route home and did some canyon carving. Turned it into a 5 hour loop and home by noon :ricky

    Colorado's 13th tallest peak:

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    In the past I've had really good luck with the TKC fronts on my 9fiddy - but not so much on the GS. It has scalloped badly.
    Time for something new:
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    ...and the matching rear:
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    Dusty says he's been getting decent mileage out of the moto z's... they can't last any less than the TKC's did :patch
    (I knew the TKCs wouldn't last long - they never do - but I got them for free :D )
  3. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Long timer

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    So, overtightened fasteners that break are just helping people to learn new skills such as broken bolt removal and professional level cursing?

    I see a win-win here....
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  4. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    That's another way to look at it so yes win-win... :jack

    Although, that same time could've been used for riding so there's lose-lose proposition from riding pov... :D
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  5. MattLikeyBikey

    MattLikeyBikey Been here awhile

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    It's all fun and games until you pay someone to do something like a head gasket replacement (don't ask) and the "technicians" who double as comedians don't use torque wrenches and strip the threads - gasket goes south again and the hardware of the damned - also known as "helicoil" needs to be called in.
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  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    You really need to remove the attitude chip from your shoulder. :deal
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  7. RobLS

    RobLS The Navigator

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    awesome shots, also congrats on making the switch. I hope you like them, they’re awesome off road.
    Which motoz did you get?
  8. Tor

    Tor Making Life A Ride, One Corner At A Time

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    Currently use them on my GSA. Excellent tires. Sticky. Great wet performance. Wears just a tad fast. Not complaining. Rather have them sticky :thumb
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  9. Mordster

    Mordster Wish I was riding, doesn't matter where to

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    Checked the oil level....
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  10. Tor

    Tor Making Life A Ride, One Corner At A Time

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    Just talked to her a little, and made sure she and her sis are comfy in this hot weather...:lol3

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  11. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    I swept up leaves around it. Working everyday atm. Cant wait for wailin wayne weekend.
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  12. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    Your TKC80 Rear looks exactly where I switched mine out. My front was good though. I’m a huge fan of their front tires. I put on Anakee Adventures for my ‘big’ trip. Awesome tire, but in 1,800 miles the rear was exactly like your photo again. I pitched the rear mid trip and put on another TKC80.
    I then spooned on Anakee 3’s in Seattle for the 2,000 paved miles home. First time I’ve ever ran 3 tires in 1 tour.
    Will be buying Motoz Ralleys soon for the fall/ winter desert season here.
  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Took off my Black Dog Cycle Works Luggage Plate, cleaned it, installed a heavier duty rear holder and tested it out. Looks great and should last another 50,000 miles.

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    Then I took the dog over to the lake for a few hours:
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    ...and opened a beer. My girlfriend and I shot a wedding yesterday so she’s doing the first pass now of reviewing 3900 photos and trimming it down to 750 ‘usable’ [​IMG]
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  14. CheroRider

    CheroRider Adventurer

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  15. ADV Wanderer

    ADV Wanderer Been here awhile

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    Hey Adam, what did you use for the heavier holder? I have the same rear plate on my GSA and have been taking it on and off lately as well... Might like to duplicate your solution.
  16. JimVonBaden

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    Looks much sturdier.
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  17. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    Not yet done, but I've spent the last three hours with my wife to plan a trip in Rever: an eight day, 2394 mile loop from California, through Oregon and a small stint into Washington and back home. It'll be fun!
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  18. Carlisja

    Carlisja A wandering soul. Super Supporter

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    You may discover that REVER does not like to export or navigate epic trips. My solution has been to break the trip into daily chunks and save it.
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  19. Zubb

    Zubb he went that-a-way... Supporter

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    I’ve had no problem with single routes up to 6 days. Haven’t tried longer yet. (I load Rever .gpx to my NavV)
  20. Project Mayhem

    Project Mayhem Moto Aficionado Supporter

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    Yeah @AdamChandler ...inquiring minds want to know!