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Old 12-23-2012, 01:49 AM   #256
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installed a bunch of stuff on it and then went for a ride!

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Old 12-23-2012, 02:10 AM   #257
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I made some purchases for my soon to be mine GSA... Christmas bonus came early...

Engine guards from Adventure Designs

Final Drive guard from Wunderlich

GSA Tool Box from DSBP

H7 HID Conversion Kit for both high & low beams from Blinding HID

Black Oil Cooler Guard from Touratech

Fuel Line Guards from Touratech

Black Locking Zumo 665 GPS Mount from Touratech

Black Fastway Extra-Wide Adventure Foot Pegs from Touratech

Black Throttle Potentiometer Guard from Touratech

Large Sidestand Foot from Touratech

Dispatch 1 Complete System from Rocket Moto

BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills Instructional Video from Amazon.com

Garmin Zumo 665 Motorcycle Mount from Amazon.com

Ilium Works Rear Splash Guard Fender from Amazon.com

"The Adventurous Motorcyclist's Guide to Alaska" Book from Amazon.com

"Guide to the Alaska Highway" Book from Amazon.com

Black Reflective Map of North America from Two Wheel Vinyl

Map Pouch and Agri Tool Tube Pouch from Storm Industries

And, currently the bike is at Capitol BMW in Raleigh, NC to have ASC retrofitted.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:41 AM   #258
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Well, it's 16F and snowing on top of the foot and a half we already have, so it looks like my riding season is over for a bit. Brought the GSA into the heated shop and started tearing it down for the annual cleaning. Am installing Krista lights on the bike (already had the little Glendas on the hack) to throw more light downrange. I hadn't planned on doing a lot of night riding, but with temps of 108F in the Ozarks last year the dog and I started our days at 3am to beat the heat.

Working with Clearwater was great, BTW! I wanted to control both sets of lights from a single dimmer and they custom made a harness for me at no extra cost. There are cheaper options, but with customer support like that I'll keep going back.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:00 AM   #259
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Well, it's 16F and snowing on top of the foot and a half we already have, so it looks like my riding season is over for a bit. Brought the GSA into the heated shop and started tearing it down for the annual cleaning. Am installing Krista lights on the bike (already had the little Glendas on the hack) to throw more light downrange. I hadn't planned on doing a lot of night riding, but with temps of 108F in the Ozarks last year the dog and I started our days at 3am to beat the heat.

Working with Clearwater was great, BTW! I wanted to control both sets of lights from a single dimmer and they custom made a harness for me at no extra cost. There are cheaper options, but with customer support like that I'll keep going back.

I think the Clearwater lights are cool looking. Where are you mounting them? I've heard from other GSA riders that mounting them above where the stock fog lights mount protects them better in a fall.

Post some photos after they are mounted, please...
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:39 AM   #260
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the dog appears to be concerned about his bike being disassembled.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #261
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I think the Clearwater lights are cool looking. Where are you mounting them? I've heard from other GSA riders that mounting them above where the stock fog lights mount protects them better in a fall.

Post some photos after they are mounted, please...
I mounted them in place of the OEM foglights. You can see one in the photo. With a sidecar mounted to the bike, if I have a fall there will be more important things to worry about than a broken light.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #262
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the dog appears to be concerned about his bike being disassembled.
Yeah, Rusty does a very good worried look. Though only a short distance rider (Barley is my long distance companion), he loves rides in anything with an engine and likes to rest in the hack while I'm working on it. Since it's up on jacks he can't jump in without scratching the paint, which he knows is a bad thing.

The challenge of working on the rig with my four golden retrievers present is that it's really difficult to do any work underneath it. Every time I crawl underneath to inspect or do any work there are four furry heads in the way, each trying to see what's so exciting. And if I tell them to leave me alone, they do what retrievers do...each one brings me one item at a time out of my toolbox until it's empty and I'm surrounded by every tool I own, and four proud goldens wagging happily at being able to "help" me!
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #263
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Phil, Rusty looks quite concerned that you're so easily distracted by the computer when you should be working!

To address Macadamia inquiry, when I busted my OEM fog light in a sand wash in Big Bend, I came up with a solution for mounting my new HID auxiliary lamps by using PIAA bar mounts. Last summer, I stopped by Glenn Stasky's Clearwater with the intent of purchasing his Glenda lamps. Glenn showed and demonstrated those lamps and the Kristas. I purchased the Kristas on the spot. He told me I could use the PIAA mounts but I just had to reverse them:





I've used these lights for several months and have put around 4000-5000 miles on the bike since then . . . no problems.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:08 AM   #264
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^ very clean set up...nice!
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:12 AM   #265
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I like your leather bag, who makes it?
the fine people at Rugged Road will custom make a bag for you...hand made and made to order.....the saddle leather and construction is beyond impressive.

http://www.ruggedroads.co.uk/shop/ar...%3D3040.001%26

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:46 AM   #266
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #268
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Put in a new battery.

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Old 12-23-2012, 04:28 PM   #269
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Put in a new battery.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll talk to the dealership about swapping it out. Do you really think it needs one with less than 3k miles on a 2012 and it has been on a TecMate TM-245 OptiMate 4 Dual Program CAN-bus Edition Battery Charger since the end of October.

Which battery would you suggest? I'd like to stay with a battery that I can utilize the above charger.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:33 PM   #270
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll talk to the dealership about swapping it out. Do you really think it needs one with less than 3k miles on a 2012 and it has been on a TecMate TM-245 OptiMate 4 Dual Program CAN-bus Edition Battery Charger since the end of October. See the link below for the one I bought.
No, I put in a new battery today on my GS.

However, since you asked, yes, it is entirely possible that the BMW battery only lasted 3 months. The factory battery does not have a good reputation!

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PS The battery in my bike was replaced 1 year ago.
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