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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
The Trailmax Mission is a Bias Ply tire, what was more challenging, the front or the rear?
I tightened up an exhaust pipe clamp, washed the bugs off the front of the ‘Robot Chicken’, and then went out and put them right back on. Only a little over 100 miles today, but until I see my doctor in a few weeks, my right knee can’t take much riding at one time.
The rear Mission spooned right on for me with no issues. The only issue with the front was trying to keep both beads in the rim's center as I worked the final part of the second bead on. Never encountered that before, and I had to improvise with two C-clamps due to the stiff sidewall. Did them both in my 58 degree basement where the tires had been sitting for a few days; no heating by the sun or by other means but I rarely do that anyhow.
Were there any symptoms?
Made it half way
Aren’t you afraid someone will beat the shit out of your bike, think I would rather rent out the wife... lol
Honestly, no one can do any worse to my bike than I do to it. These are machines. I maintain it and get a little bit of pride when other people get to enjoy what is one of the most customized GS bikes out there.
Do you axe your renters to sign the waiver that says "you broke it, you bought it", take their CC info along providing them w the Excel spreadsheet listing the cost of each of the farkles Rosie's got so they can see what they'd be in for, if inevitable were to happen??
You don't even want to see my excel files. millions of these damn things. I'm drowning in them.
Tip of my hat to you if you're really renting Rosie out - I couldn't do that to my bike, no-way-no-how...
Last time I had warranty done on my bike and part of it was short test ride around the block by the techie who worked on it, I was following him up with my eyes going out and coming in to see if he was hooniganing my donkee thinking I can't see him...
Luckily, he didn't...
YEP! She's gone!!!
No, I just had it serviced and rode it 25 miles to home. Next day which is today went 1 mile to the post office, smelled something funny and turned around to see under the bike was smoking. I have been researching and it seems the weep hose sprayed out some antifreeze. Have ridden it 3 times since, just short rides and it has not done it since. Depending on who you talk to, it may be a normal thing?
By reading your previous post I was wondering if this is something I should check for. Without knowing much about water pumps I find it interesting that you didn’t experience any symptoms until after you took your bike in. I wonder if something was neglected/went wrong during your service. Glad everything seems to be working fine now.
Thanks! I thought it was oil on the exhaust at first. I just got the service and rode it home. The only thing I did different was to change the suspension settings from min to auto. Took it back to the dealer and he showed me the weep hose and under the bike had antifreeze on it. I Googled the problem to find many water pumps being replaced. Then reading that many may have not been needed to be replaced and others having the weep draining some antifreeze, some say its normal. So just trying to learn new stuff and seems to be OK right now. Will see what happens on tomorrows ride. I was told by the service department if it drains every ride or so, they will replace the water pump.
I didn’t know about that, good to know. I hope tomorrow will be a better day for you.
If Adam hasn't already broken it, then it can't be broken
The front for sure. Just less surface area to play with.
Mebbe AC hasn't tried hard enough - I'd give 'im some more time to see what he can do in that "department"...
Last night I got my SW-Motech quick release racks mounted on the GS.
Now I can swap the Trax bags that came on my new XR, back and forth.
Or I can have both bikes naked in two minutes!
I also pulled the last of the carbon fiber and Rizoma bling (except the front fender, that comes off Tuesday).
I’ve got to get that stuff and my Varios sold so I can commence to proper farkling of the XR!
Dude looks tall on your bike. Sitting on it almost like a cruiser.