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Old 12-10-2012, 08:05 AM   #166
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Yep it does need some paint.

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Old 12-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #167
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Saw one post recently where inmate did essentially the same thing...BUT...
1. removed the sidestand...
2. attached the puck
3. took to a shoe repair store where they have a 'special' grinding wheel that can grind away the excess to MATCH the contour of the 'foot' exactly...no rough gouge marks, etc.
4. real 'smooth' looking...BUT...
5.do you want to make that much effort?

BTW...clean and PAINT the sidestand...HARSH COlorado Winter will be here soon?
I'm wondering why you kept the foot profile. IMO, the GS has a stupid small footprint, I'd have kept the puck intact for the extra surface area - it'll prevent sinking in soft ground and on hot asphalt.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:47 PM   #168
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A refreshing mod!



I bought this bottle opener at a fancy mens shop in Austin, so I probably overpaid. It war around $12. I'm sure something less expensive could be found, but it does seem hard to find any that are nice metal, have a nice shape, and don't have a beer brand name on them.

I drilled small holes and used a rivet gun to slap it in. I hope it won't leak, hopefully the expansion of the rivets will make an ok seal. If it does leak, well, at least I can open a beer to help forget about it.

I really like the look on the bike, and have received several compliments. My only regret is possibly not putting it higher so that it could be used if the case were on the ground too, but I still like it this way.



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Old 12-10-2012, 02:11 PM   #169
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Looks good, I need one!
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:19 PM   #170
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what I didn't do!!!!!!

RIDE IT!!!!! On a 2 week trip for work, going through serious withdraw.....
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:07 PM   #171
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What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

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Looks good, I need one!
Dave, your GSA's footpeg works just fine.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:57 PM   #172
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Dave, your GSA's footpeg works just fine.

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But do they look as good??? Lol
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #173
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:22 PM   #174
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I started my bike and took some pictures and a movie,

I watched video and was impressed how quiet bike ran, and when throttle was blipped, how responsive it was. Very nice.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:50 PM   #175
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My home made tool box, fits the hepco becker racks. This is version 1 and probably on the narrow side but fits my puncher repair kit and first aid kit nicely. The door is fully removable, no hinges and water proof so far. Cost $14 for the lock, $45 for the sheet metal 2mm aluminum, $20 sikoflex. Works for me








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Old 12-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #176
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Buying a new one

My 09 GSA was lost in Hoboken flooding.

I put a deposit down on a 2012 GSA Sand Rover. I think I'm the only person that likes this color. Either way I think it's fitting, the new bike will be named after her namesake....."Sandy".
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #177
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My 09 GSA was lost in Hoboken flooding.

I put a deposit down on a 2012 GSA Sand Rover. I think I'm the only person that likes this color. Either way I think it's fitting, the new bike will be named after her namesake....."Sandy".
Sorry for your loss....Congrats on your new ride. My buddy has a white/sand 2012 GSA, nice looking bike
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:46 AM   #178
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A few miles on the clock the things seem to get smoother. It will eventually need the front timing chain tensioner and stuff. (ticking sound on the left side of the bike.
Need to have the time at home to take care of it.
I'm going to order all the crap to do the work soon. My version of Christmas.

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I watched video and was impressed how quiet bike ran, and when throttle was blipped, how responsive it was. Very nice.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #179
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #180
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A few miles on the clock the things seem to get smoother. It will eventually need the front timing chain tensioner and stuff. (ticking sound on the left side of the bike.
Need to have the time at home to take care of it.
I'm going to order all the crap to do the work soon. My version of Christmas.
Is the ticking the tensioner? I have it (more of a clack really) and was hoping it was valves needing adjusted!! Same side. 78+ thousand miles, 2004 GSA.....
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