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Old 02-14-2012, 03:55 PM   #106
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It was a fairly nice '70. Long since gone. If they only made ambition and motivation in a can I may have done something with it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:23 AM   #107
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I never liked the hard bag choices, they seem like filing cabinets hanging of the side. So I decided to go with soft bags but I was worried about how close to the muffler the left would get. So I made a heat shield. Two pieces of aluminum with spacers inbetween to give an air gap and sticky heat resistant tape on the inside. Not the most elegant but functional.
To an engineer, functional IS elegant. They look good to me.
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #108
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To an engineer, functional IS elegant.
That is how I justified a lot of old girlfriends
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Old 02-15-2012, 06:26 PM   #109
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That is how I justified a lot of old girlfriends
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #110
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Come are we running out of Participant already, come on people lets keep this going
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #111
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Come are we running out of Participant already, come on people lets keep this going
I made an insert for the center of my FD axle so I could use my axle puller to pull the cracked wheel flanges off my GS.

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Old 02-16-2012, 03:20 PM   #112
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kinda a simple make...a little welding, some measuring, grinding, and done. after installing the fog lights, i noticed the brackets they came with really sucked. so i made beefer ones.

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Old 02-16-2012, 07:48 PM   #113
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shelf for radar detector and stuff mount to aeroflow windshield ...
I have not riddne since i mounted this.... weather has not cooperated much latley





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Old 02-17-2012, 07:32 AM   #114
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Easiest and best thing I ever made for the GS...




Thread this stainless steel pin into the hub and hang your rear wheel on it while you insert and tighten the other rear wheel bolts. It hangs the wheel in place and makes wheel / tire changes a breeze....



Best of all, it takes about 4 minutes to make one.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:36 AM   #115
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HELL to the yes.

I struggle with that every damn time.

whats the thread and pitch so I can make one up?



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Easiest and best thing I ever made for the GS...




Thread this stainless steel pin into the hub and hang your rear wheel on it while you insert and tighten the other rear wheel bolts. It hangs the wheel in place and makes wheel / tire changes a breeze....



Best of all, it takes about 4 minutes to make one.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #116
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whats the thread and pitch so I can make one up?
I forget - been awhile. Either a 1.25 or 1.50 pitch.
I'll go check....

edit: it's a 1.50 pitch on my '04 GS1150
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:41 AM   #117
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HELL to the yes.

I struggle with that every damn time.

whats the thread and pitch so I can make one up?
i did the same thing except i cut a slot across the "head" so you can use a screwdriver to turn it out..
I carry one in the tire repair kit
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:45 AM   #118
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i did the same thing except i cut a slot across the "head" so you can use a screwdriver to turn it out..
I carry one in the tire repair kit
I knurled the end as it was easier and I'm a lazy bastid.
Made about 10 of them for friends, tool kit, etc.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:16 AM   #119
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shelf for radar detector and stuff mount to aeroflow windshield ...

What are those little bungie/tie wrap thingys you are using?
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:18 AM   #120
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Im no machinest, so a slot will be easier for me to do.

thanks for the idea and info!



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I knurled the end as it was easier and I'm a lazy bastid.
Made about 10 of them for friends, tool kit, etc.
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