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

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

  1. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    @Hogges: LC GSs have same plug to power GPS but I'm not sure that you could use same plug to power numerous other devices - you may be able to depending on how much current they'd draw?!

    It is the circuit monitored by CanBus so it's not unlimited power supply so to speak...

    Otoh, if you want to use GPS plug to get a trigger wire for a relay or fuse block, that won't be an issue at all - I did use GPS plug as trigger wire in my Hex/Camheads to power my fuse-block via relay thus feed all of my aux doohickeys... :deal
  2. Acousticplyr

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  3. Hogges

    Hogges Been here awhile

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    In the German speaking GS forum it is claimed that the CAN bus allows 5A for this connector. My GPS Garmin 396: 1A maximum, aux light trigger relay: 70mA, USB charger 500mA (equivalent for 1A @ 5V), another 500mA if I use a second charger on the 12V outlet: 2.07A. So it’s not a problem.
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  4. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    That's good to know that some carefully chosen power consuming accessories can be powered by GPS plug. :thumb

    I never used it for anything more than just a trigger beside GPS for a fear of CanBus shutting it down...
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  5. m931a2

    m931a2 Been here awhile Supporter

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    where did you buy it?
    You might want to call Altrider and tell them about your review as what you are saying sounds just like a review of a Chinese Altrider knock off.
  6. JimVonBaden

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    I think I paid $30 for mine. Works great, adds about 1/4" max.
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  7. Geek

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    I messaged an old friend:

    me: "wanna do a good'ole'days Colorado overnight adventure like we used to do 15 years ago? Except the bikes cost 25 grand instead of $2500?"
    him: "yeah.. lets go see the Black Canyon - I've never seen it"
    me: "Cool. Want me to put together an epic route? I'll give you 15 mins on the north rim for pics. "
    him: "Do it!"
    me: "Make sure you have fresh tires".
    him: "I put new ones on last week"
    me: "I'll put new ones on Friday before we go...."

    ....and with that a plan was hatched :D

    This is the kind of friend where you say "do you think we can make it up that?" and instead of replying he dumps the clutch and up he goes; posing Captain Morgan style when he runs out of momentum and topples over.... So I need to pack as light as possible :lol3

    This is also the kind of friend that builds an epic bonfire and then we jump it with our motorbikes @ 2am fueled by liquid courage... (hey we survived the last few times.. why should this time be any different?) :rofl

    me: "any objective?"
    him: "Take a photo of the Black Canyon. Ride sunrise to sunset. Eat @ mom&pop diners. Sleep. repeat" (ok, those are my words.. he wants to sleep in but we're burning daylight so we'll have none of that!)
    me: "...and hopefully be home before I have to be at work 5:30am Monday morning...."

    I've failed at that last bit on these "mini-adventures" before :doh

    him: "do you think we could include Black Bear?"
    me: "most people spend most of a day going over Black Bear and it is 7 hours from here but I'm up for it if you want..."
    him: "do you think we could include Pearl Pass?"
    me: "I don't know if a GS can get over Pearl Pass? It would cost us our clutches but I'm game to try it. It cost me the clutch on my 950."
    him: "hmmmmmmmmmm... lets play it by ear".

    I know exactly what that means :photog
    As expected, he wants to put 5 days of riding into an overnight. Some things never change. We'll see what we can do :ricky

    So what did I do to my GS today?

    I'm procrastinating changing my tires, so I'm trying to squeeze all I need for 48 hours of back country shenanigans into a single bag so I can leave the side panniers at home...

    I'm old. My sleeping pad and pillow are mandatory.
    The rest is optional:

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    to be continued.... :lurk
  8. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    Does this have a shaped cut out for the foot? It looks like it might.
  9. Myll

    Myll Been here awhile

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    I'd keep the old wolfman side panniers. Its narrower than the bars and lower weight. Not the sweet 40 liter size of the top bag though. Unless you talking about a full size pillow
  10. The Cone of Silence

    The Cone of Silence Been here awhile

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    It does, I have the same one.

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    I got a similar text recently but squashed it quickly. :lol3
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    3176E857-B31C-487A-A63B-0A0763495FC1.jpeg Over the last couple of days I finished installing all three throttle cables, synced the throttle bodies and installed these awesome little lights from ADVmonster. They fit my needs well: cheapish, easy to install and very likely to reduce any “I didn’t see you” incidents.
  13. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    I have exactly the same experience with the altrider side stand foot plate. Mine was advertised as specifically for the 2020 lowered GSA, came straight from AR via FedEx and does not fit well. Infact, the top plate is bowed up and the bottom plate does not cover the foot of the bike. WTHeck? My first purchase from AR and I am not at all impressed.
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    You are smarter than me. I'll TXT you from Boulder Community Hospital and you can smuggle me in some Abbos Pizza :photog

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  15. TimmyTheHog

    TimmyTheHog Been here awhile

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    I like how you guys plan...

    reminds me of my college days on a Friday night with bunch of bored friends LOL...
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  16. FreeTheBeast

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    I received the decals today. I applied them to the bike right after dinner.

    It's not a stock color scheme for 1992, but I think it works.

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  17. slow24

    slow24 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Installed a Black Dog Cycle Works Hilo pad on my GS today. It’s going to hold my camping gear just awesome! F511AC41-C9FD-469E-BC23-673D330BCAE5.jpeg
  18. JimVonBaden

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    Yes, but not deep at all. Made the fit very solid and no way to mess it up.
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    upsscott Been here awhile

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  20. cug

    cug Out riding ... Super Supporter

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    That’s what I hoped for. Much better than the Altrider.