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Old 11-13-2012, 12:52 AM   #121
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Just ordered the BMW oversize hand guard spoilers to get me through the nine months of Oregon rain that are just starting!!!!
I have those, they make a big difference in bad weather.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #122
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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.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:46 AM   #123
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I have those, they make a big difference in bad weather.

I'll be glad to have them, it's raining non stop here!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:21 AM   #124
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which radiator guard do you have? I haven't seen that one and looks really interseting!
Homebrew.
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.

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Old 11-17-2012, 09:06 AM   #125
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I need to do a full service on my old Adventure so I pulled it out of the corner and fired it up...



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.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #126
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installed a Touratech oil cooler and BMW GSA headlight guard

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Old 11-21-2012, 11:25 AM   #127
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Just orderd the Akrapovic stainlees steel header from the UK with the cat eliminated.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #128
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installed a Touratech oil cooler and BMW GSA headlight guard

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!
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:31 PM   #129
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Finally mounted the compressor.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:44 PM   #130
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What I did today (okay....yesterday)

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!! YMMV
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:49 AM   #131
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Finally mounted the compressor.

That is a brilliant use for the ABS cavity, certainly better than what BMW had put there...
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #132
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"Looked" at my GS today... and patted it's rear seat on the way out of the garage!
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:31 AM   #133
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Ordered more parts from Touratech, hoping it stops raining soon before I am broke!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:49 PM   #134
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Ordered more parts from Touratech, hoping it stops raining soon before I am broke!!!
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:15 PM   #135
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Ordered more parts from Touratech, hoping it stops raining soon before I am broke!!!
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