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

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

  1. Motorkas

    Motorkas Adventurer Supporter

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    Thanks again - finally put two and two together - I think you know my riding partner (and who I consider my "GS guru":-)) - he's the one that got me to consider the street again, and was a big reason I landed on this platform - then he threw me in the deep end with a trip to TN, NC, VA and is the one who's taking me to all the dirt and gravel - I'll be getting a video from you soon and hope to meet you in person soon as well (if you are who I think you are, he brings his bike to you to work on)
  2. Motorkas

    Motorkas Adventurer Supporter

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    Speaking of. . .today did 260 miles through VA, WV and MD - lots of dirt and gravel and even did miles of ridge running which was cool as hell!!!! Mid 50's. . .end of Nov. . .just crazy.

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  3. Motorkas

    Motorkas Adventurer Supporter

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    If it works, it works. . .:D. Thanks again for all the info and help!!!!!
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  4. Mcgee

    Mcgee Been here awhile Supporter

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    IMG_0073.JPG Did some riding in the Olympics yesterday. Snow is beginning to creep down in elevation. It's the shady areas that don't see the sun, what sun there is that is, that you have to watch out for.
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  5. yaycep

    yaycep Been here awhile

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    I bet you’re also using the manufacturer recommended oil at the recommended intervals. What a disgrace! :D
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  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Screw me, right? LOL. I follow the manual for everything no matter what the Internet says unless I personally experience something different. Only exception on the GS would be I do brake fluid every year instead of 2 because the rear brake will get squishy if I wait more than a year and I lubricate the final drive splines every couple of years. everything else..by the book.
  7. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Personally I think that the brake fluid should be an annual item to do rather than every two years. The servo assisted brakes of the past were especially vulnerable to old brake fluid. It is cheap enough not to have to worry about it even if you have the dealer do this service, specially if the bike is still under warranty...
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  8. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    Well I got tired of waiting for the original mam handguards. Went China.com.
    Pretty much the same thing, but time will tell. Installed em today after giving Adam some money to watch. :)
    Almost all of the farkles on my bikes are from USA or Europe.
    No pics but its the same thing.
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    That is what I did, and I am betting the quality is pretty close, plus $200 cheaper.
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  10. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    Jim, Ty. I put the handle bar clamp (in the 3rd pic above) all the way in and it rubbed on the plastic fairing on top of the gas tank on the GSA. So had to loosen it all up and push the whole thing upwards. Perhaps if I had to move it out a hole like you did, it may not have happened. It does not touch now and the loctite would have set for now. I will keep it in mind if it ever comes out.
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  11. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc Hooligan extraordinaire Supporter

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    So another tip on the above handguards.
    I had a Techmount radar detector mount in almost the same place on the left that the mounts for the guards go on the handlebar.
    Found out that the upper half of the bar clamps for the handguard could be replaced with the upper half of the techmout, same screws. Viola!!!
    Hope this helps someone.
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  12. BillGsa

    BillGsa Been here awhile

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    Tires, final drive fluid & spline lube yesterday 230 miles today
    Turned 49,000 miles too
    Also put my old T-Bag back into service as a backrest.
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  13. Covert

    Covert Been here awhile

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    Today was part two (preview post) of readjusting my Hondo Garage Juice Squeezed to work with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

    I was able to determine that the small screw takes a 3/32" hex bit, good thing I had one laying around.

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    Added Locktite to both ends of the screw

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    Now it charges w/o making contact with the buttons.

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  14. JimVonBaden

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    I absolutely hate a metric bike with accessory SAE fasteners. Makes no sense to me. Bitch is, you can't swap in metric hardware as the threads are also different. Poor design since 95% of all modern bikes are metric.
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    I went where I shouldn't have been. Late in the day. Late November. Near freezing temperatures. Ice on the surface. Riding alone.

    I found the deep trench on the right side. Left side was firm and shallow, I later discovered. Several lessons learned yesterday.

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    I'm almost certain I know exactly where that is and on the 3 occasions I've come across it, I've never once tried to cross it. Brave man.

    ..and it's annoying because crossing it means I'm close to the end of the trail and back tracking is a 30 minute ordeal.
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  17. Shawnee Bill

    Shawnee Bill Long timer Supporter

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    Just remember next time, stay left. You'll be fine. :imaposer
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    King's Highway in Stoddard, NH. Yes, I was trying to get through without back tracking. The road leading up to the puddle was fairly tricky. I had to walk out to some houses where I got help from a couple guys. An hour and a half later I was back tracking, cold and very wet. I rode out in the dark. My phone says I walked 4.5 miles in that time. Temperature was 32.9ᵒF when I got home.

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  19. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Hey while I have you, any update on the GS ECU tune you had done? It's been at least 3-4 months right?
  20. FreeTheBeast

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    Yeah, the MAX tune is fantastic! The bike is very responsive and alive. It loves to brap over small bumps for a little air time. It's very easy to pop it so that the front wheel gets lifted over an obstacle or hole in the trail to avoid a jarring hit on the far side.

    The power to the wheel is substantial. On my ride yesterday, I had to be very careful going uphill on a grassy slope. If I gave it much gas at all, the wheel would spin. It takes some clutch control to sustain traction. Also a rear tire with good tread.

    The bike really rips. And it sounds great with the Akrapovic exhaust.

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