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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
I have those, they make a big difference in bad weather.
Same thing I do every day, I rode it.
I also hacked on the windscreen a little bit and thought some more about heated grips. I just can't decide if the Oxford heated grips will work with the turn signal switches on my 1100gs.
I'll be glad to have them, it's raining non stop here!
I looked around and the ones available that I found were either "tape to oil cooler", blocked too much flow, had some gay ass GS or GSA logo cut into them and/or required beak removal.
Why??? There are a couple of perfectly good mount points. An hour or so of metal forming and welding and two screws later I had an oil screen guard. Here is a pic of the frame before I added the screen and before painting.
I need to do a full service on my old Adventure so I pulled it out of the corner and fired it up...:huh
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I'm thinking maybe a pushrod on the left intake. Very loose sounding.
After talking to a friend, we think it's more likely the front cam chain and rail.
I'll delay messing with that until I have actual time at home other than almost enough time to do laundry and sync my phone and iPad.
installed a Touratech oil cooler and BMW GSA headlight guard
Just orderd the Akrapovic stainlees steel header from the UK with the cat eliminated.
I need to install my oil cooler but I just installed my SW Motech upper crash bars and realized you have to take the side panels off to get to the oil cooler!
But I wired my Montana power cradle to the GPS input behind the oil cooler!
Finally mounted the compressor.
Took the beast into Iron Horse here in Tucson. Hard starting and cylinder missing for
a couple of secs. John thinks it's an injector. Unfortunately will be closed tomorrow and
I hopefully can get her sprung on Friday.
Speaking of which, I started and rode my RT for the first time since buying the GSA
in late Oct. WOW what a difference. Steering was so slow I thought my front tire
was flat! Checked the air pressure and was fine.....verrrrry different feel.
RT's look big in the showroom but after tooling around on a GSA, they
feel absolutely puny!!:eek1 YMMV
That is a brilliant use for the ABS cavity, certainly better than what BMW had put there...
"Looked" at my GS today... and patted it's rear seat on the way out of the garage!
Ordered more parts from Touratech, hoping it stops raining soon before I am broke!!!
Introduced the War Pig to a little snow while riding over Mt Hood.
rode almost 300mi over the holiday period, reached 600+ miles today, and performed the first service (used BMW and Guard Dog lubricant). enough can't be said as to how easy it is to work on these bikes.
Made a picture to show off my build from last winter. A compressor fed by a relay to a QD:
True! It freed up some area in the pannier where it sat for the first 2 months.
Well it got it's first use two days later and worked very well.
Big Dave, you need to get out and enjoy that new GSA a little more! Seriously, I've enjoyed your photos and excitement about "your new best friend."