What you did on or with your D/S-Adv bike today

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by Huzband, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    High is switched on the bars. It actually just kills the high. When it’s on it’ll run hi/lo together in the off chance I get caught out at night. Normally won’t be using it and based on maff that’s just at max stock stator output with the full headlight, and tail. The brake will be a tad over the lighting coil max so I’ll probably get some dimming with everything lit up. I’ve thought about running a switch in the rear to kill the tail when the brake is on, but I’m trying to stay as uncomplicated as possible on a plated two smoke. That scenario is not likely to happen very often so it’s not worth adding additional failure points, and more components to worry about. The Rec/cap is mounted behind the headlight to the fairing so I retained the complete stock harness up front. I had to replace the rear to add the trigger for the brake light though.
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  2. Madman4049

    Madman4049 Been here awhile

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    I looked at it sitting gracefully on it's centerstand all clean "which is not the norm" with sadness because it won't move for about 6 months while I recover from a 2 level spine fusion last week. I did do pre surgery iron butt ride though:)
  3. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Not many pics today, but lots of great riding. Did kind of a triangle thing, over to Helen, up to Brasstown, NC, then back.

    Richard B Russell paid its usual dividends. A little damp in places, but still some patches of nice color. Not so much up top though.
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    Helen was nice & quite for a change, with a good lunch on the river. Practically had the town to ourselves.
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    Then we had a swingin' good ride up over the mountain north before turning onto 180. A right before 129 got us to Young Harris the back way, then old 64 up to Brasstown. If you like technical, that'd be the road for you. Finally a few more backroads & we called it a day.

    The bike is in the truck & supper's on the stove. It's been a good, albeit short, getaway from the rat race. Thanks for comin' along.
  4. KirkN

    KirkN Long timer Super Supporter

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    Sounds awesome! Been over all those same roads! But, it's been a couple years. I gotta get back up there next spring / summer!
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  5. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Looking at the rubber band mounts I think I can take the top ones off, and rigid mount them. Then it’s a simple matter of fabrication for an elevation adjuster to set up on the bottom so I have less light on the fender and some adjustability vs being at the mercy of where the bands hold the fork tubes.
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  6. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Took the GS out for a spin after four months of not riding it. Wow! I really love that bike.
    Its a joy on these VA gravel forest roads.
    we still had snow at elevation which is most of the time.

    https://www.relive.cc/view/vKv24QYDWo6
  7. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    Enjoyed yer pics...I sure do miss heading up to N. GA/WNC in the fall, I love that area:raabia
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  8. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    Forgive the zip tied brake res. I’ve still got to wire in a new brake light switch, and tidy up the tail light wiring.
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    that MAXXIS Sand and Mud tire is a prickly bitch:nod
  9. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    You're forgiven :pope


    :D
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  10. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    And since I’m ass deep in new lights, the trailer got some too. Just got to caulk them and screw em on
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  11. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    I had similar waterproof LED's on my trailer as well and even salt water didn't kill them... Bumping into a rock at the bottom of a boat ramp did however....:bluduh
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  12. Davebert

    Davebert Too damn serious!

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    Caulk with silicone. Don't use seam sealer. :rofl
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  13. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    It's Alive, It's Alive! The Frankenbeemer is alive and breathing.
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    The carbs synched up better than in many years and then I just rode it up and down the street a bit. Maybe a good ride tomorrow.
  14. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    Wow! Nice !:nod
  15. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    One of the dudes at the Moto Farm had his fancy cam this past weekend and got some snaps of my lack of skill and style.

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    He told me that the bike should move and not me :hmmmmm

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    :fpalm
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  16. Motopsychoman

    Motopsychoman Not a total poseur Supporter

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    Took the Frankenbeemer out on a bunch of twisty roads to see how it is running post the valve job. Runs great.
    Came home and spooned up a new front tire
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    Tomorrow I'll try to change the oil and filter.
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  17. Buzztail

    Buzztail Buzztopian OG Supporter

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    I used seam sealer until my elbow gave out:D
  18. rider1150gsadv

    rider1150gsadv Long timer

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    That would be cream-sealer TM .....:D
  19. beefcake morris

    beefcake morris Long timer

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    Put new rear shock on the bike, put the less aggressive throttle cam back on, put a better skid plate on, lastly adjusted the suspension clickers.

    Can’t wait to ride on Saturday.

    Few pictures
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  20. DaveBeezy

    DaveBeezy Been here awhile

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    New rear tire. No blood sacrifice required.
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