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

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

  1. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Took my wheels off. Went to my local shop to have new tires put on. "Closed until 9/28." Shit.

    Came back home, put wheels back on. made some coffee.
  2. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    From Ali Xp about 7 bucks, if you are willing to wait. It is leather, thick and works.
    BMW key.jpg
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  3. krussell

    krussell Gravel Warrior Supporter

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    Look at the bright side, you took them off one of the easiest bikes in the world to swap wheels on!
  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    and got in my workout for the day.
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  5. postoak2112

    postoak2112 Javalina

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    rode a new fun county road for me...cr410 between Johnson City (where i later got pulled over for speeding dammit) and Blanco. this silly bambi thought about ruining my ride but at the last minute did the right thing...
    i'm guessing that's a water reservoir on your back seat? kinda looks like a little BBQ smoker...which would rule.
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  6. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    Adam,is Mason Racing shop still out that way?
  7. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile Super Supporter

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    looks like only bicycles now
  8. NewYorkLuke

    NewYorkLuke Been here awhile

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    Guessing is an aux fuel tank
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  9. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Time for a tire changer at casa Chandler?...:lol3
  10. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    No space but one day.
  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    ...yep Mechanic Street Cycles, our only local KTM mechanic closed. Huge bummer. He did a complete career change. got out of the business completely. He also won't Balance BMW wheels so I went to Hayle's in Enfield for that. He just doesn't have room for the GS so I bring him my bike.
  12. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    All I use are two Motion pro's for bead breaking and two older tire irons that are smooth to mount tires with... :deal
    So far no issues with mounting or removing tires including the Dunlop Missions that are a bear to deal with..:-)
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  13. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    :) Last time I used those, I bent two wheels and it costed me $800
  14. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Ouch! :-)
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  15. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Guess I was working harder and not smarter.
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  16. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    If you're fighting a tire then your technique is off as it shouldn't be a huge struggle. Now some tires are worse than others, but I find that heavy duty zip ties can be of great use in getting a wayward tire on or off a rim... YMMV
  17. 309

    309 Special Purpose

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    Quadlock just released a vibration dampener for their mounts. I highly suggest picking one up. I have a prototype they had me test. Works great. I’ve done a ton of riding with it thatI know from experience would have broken the camera on my phone without it.
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  18. Covert

    Covert Been here awhile

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  19. FireDog45

    FireDog45 Squirrels get enraged when they see me naked Supporter

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    Pick up a Marc Parnes balancer. Very easy to use and takes up no space at all

    http://marcparnes.com/
  20. Bruincounselor

    Bruincounselor North Plains Drifter Supporter

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    The drawback is that you have to use their case. I love my Juiced Squeeze with a buzzkill. https://shop-hondogarage.com/collections/phone-mounting-systems-motorcycle

    I just rode my DRZ 300 miles off road in South Dakota without a hiccup; and I get to keep my Otterbox case.

    Edit to add GS content: Thinking about selling my 1150GS for a T7
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