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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    One of the few people I've met who was a LOT taller than me. that's also a drain thats' 2" below grade so he was flat footing + 2 inches. really impressive.
  2. RobLS

    RobLS The Navigator

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  3. RobLS

    RobLS The Navigator

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    Damn. Sometimes I miss the days of completely flat footing on a bike. If I got the lower model or a non adventure I could flat both feet, but then I would lose my clearance. Now over the years I really only miss a lower bike when off-road and I go to put my foot down but the ground is lower in that spot and then I risk tipping over. Not super common though.
    :dunno
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  4. FreeTimeinTX

    FreeTimeinTX Adventurer

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    Bout time to clean... PXL_20200927_171225015.jpg
  5. Wildmtn

    Wildmtn Still Lost

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    Finally took some pictures of how I modified my centerstand. I have had my heel get stuck on it a few times when off-road so at first I took the centerstand off but wanted it on for maintenance and such. So instead I modified the peg sticking up. I basically cut it off and welded a 1/2” socket extension to both sides to make it removable. Works well, and can even be used without the “arm” in a real pinch. Can also be deployed with a 1/2” socket or extension popped on there. My heel still rubs on the stand as you can see by the paint rubbed off but it won’t get stuck! Stick the end on my Mosko rack to bring it along.
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  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^^ Very clever and convenient - well done... :thumb
  7. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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    Woah, those black Trax bags look awesome on the GS. Hope the install was easy for you. We wish you happy riding, easy swapping, and enjoyable nakedness...errrr...for your bikes.

    The Red Bull Team of SW Motech NA
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  8. RobLS

    RobLS The Navigator

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    Bought a sheet of surfboard stomp pad material. Cut to size for the top of the side cases so I can put things like my tripod on top and not scuff the hell out of my top cases or tripod.


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  9. lstuckey1

    lstuckey1 Pro Bench Racer (Retired)

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    I totally botched replacing the rubbers on my heated grips and ended up buying used on eBay. Found that the throttle side had no continuity so I had to do a solder repair. The wire was broken in three places. 84324C43-A0B9-4ECE-A3E4-9E2EB5E880F8.jpeg Also, I have never seen a more complicated switch/throttle assembly. Man was that a pain to replace.
    While I was at it I also removed what was left of the biodegradable sheathing on the right side control wiring and replaced it with woven split sheath. ED378764-FEDB-447B-BA6D-B75B926692F5.jpeg 158DCF45-791B-4E3D-84B5-29200F76A244.jpeg
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  10. drbuzzard

    drbuzzard Long timer Supporter

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    rode over to my mom's 20200927_114633.jpg
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  11. 177in70s

    177in70s Been here awhile

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    Met some bicycling friends for a quick take out breakfast at sunrise and a good 2+ hour ride near Phila. Took the GS to the ride with my bicycle on it. 7D84F093-CBAF-4B6F-A76A-ECB553C974A4.jpeg
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  12. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    28 degrees when I left the house this morning (-2 for those of you in the civilized world).

    Where the heck did summer go? :2cry
  13. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    ^ Feel free to send some of that cold down this way! :D
  14. AZgman

    AZgman Addicted to curves

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    It came to Arizona and it won't leave!
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  15. corgi

    corgi Adventurer

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    622757220.jpg 62283912194__48F382E7-40A7-46FA-BB0C-42A57322EBD6.jpg Installed Touratech Radiator Guards since doing lots of gravel and got dinged on the radiator already. Before and After
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  16. Kidder

    Kidder Poser Super Supporter

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    I was supposed to head out on a 4-day trip on Thursday morning to ride the twisties of Arkansas. Wednesday evening, the bike started fine. Thursday morning, nothing. Jumping the bike and it started fine, so I took the battery I had just purchased in March up to Batteries Plus and it tested badly. I bought a new Duracell battery and everything was good. The battery I bought in March was a Battery Tender BTX-14A from Amazon. At least the Duracell, with 2-year warranty, can be returned to the Batteries Plus which is close to my house if there is an issue.
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  17. SW-MOTECH NA

    SW-MOTECH NA Proudly distributed by Twisted Throttle

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    We probably don't say much about it because some of us are short women with small feet :rofland those pegs bring the shifters right to us -- I guess we're the lucky ones in this case!
    Really glad to hear you like the new shifter, however. Ride on and enjoy!

    The Red Bull Team of SW Motech NA
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  18. DBamaC

    DBamaC Counting down to retirement...

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    Yesterday....did the 12K service on the '14 GS (newish to me...hopefully I'll be putting miles on a little quicker). There are times when I feel like I need to pay someone else to do work on my vehicles, but no way I pay the dealership for a service that easy. It's like putting $1000 in you farkle fund.
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  19. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket Manos arribas!!!

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    I put a Duracell from Batteries Plus in my 09' this past June........it's been good to go, good warranty and like you said, convenient to return if necessary!
  20. jiml53

    jiml53 Been here awhile

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    Put on a set of Anakee Adventures today...
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