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Old 01-09-2013, 04:18 AM   #346
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More tomorrow!

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Jim,

Where did you get this part? I want to install a USB port on my fender, but I haven't seen anything with a small enough diameter to fit between the metal hole underneath.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:37 AM   #347
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Jim,

Where did you get this part? I want to install a USB port on my fender, but I haven't seen anything with a small enough diameter to fit between the metal hole underneath.
E-bay. Warning on this one. You need to wire it to a fuzebox or relay. It has an internal light that will drain your battery over time if left hot all the time.

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Old 01-09-2013, 11:23 AM   #348
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Congrats, Mac!
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I lurked that post, very well done.
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Great job!!!!
Thank you, thank you, and thank you... (-:

It was a great adventure...
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:41 PM   #349
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I did it

Dropped it in the driveway!!! Had the bars turned too much and stalled it facing uphill. Down she goes.

Those big metal boxes and crash bars on the adventure definitely work.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #350
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"I figured it would be identical and i would feel right at home.... but it felt more like hopping in bed with your girlfriends identical twin sister. Everything looked the same, and yet it felt weird, all new and different."

That's a great sig quote there if I ever saw one! Can I use it? Congrats!


Go for it. You have my blessing
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Old 01-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #351
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Took all the crash bars off, going to send them to get powder coated. Removed the light bar and lighs as well going to sell those and get a better setup.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #352
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Added a relay for my aux lights and USB plug until I can get a Fuzeblock.

Took a 180 mile ride in the cold and rain.

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:04 PM   #353
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I completed an iron butt ride, coast to coast in under 50 hours from Jacksonville Beach, FL to San Diego, CA, on an 2012 GS Adventure...
Nicely done. I am complimenting Ironbutt when I retrieve my Triple Black beauty this spring.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #354
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Made a headlight cover:





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Old 01-09-2013, 10:44 PM   #355
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Completed alternator belt replacement today, after going back to the dealership to get the correct part.

My Hepco-Becker engine guards made removal of the alternator cover quite an involved process, so while I had it off I cut it in half using a band saw. The gap between the two halves is minimal, and it's gonna save me a bunch of time and frustration in the future.



Cheers!
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:37 AM   #356
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Completed alternator belt replacement today, after going back to the dealership to get the correct part.

My Hepco-Becker engine guards made removal of the alternator cover quite an involved process, so while I had it off I cut it in half using a band saw. The gap between the two halves is minimal, and it's gonna save me a bunch of time and frustration in the future.



Cheers!
Nice.

Mine has both the slice and an access hole.

The slice was intentional and done when I got the bike, the access hole was made when a belt failed and tried to extrude itself through the cover. Fortunately, it happened at the crank pulley bolt. I just cleaned up the hole a bit and made it large enough to insert a 17mm socket. Its normally covered up with a bit of black tape.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:19 AM   #357
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I cleaned all the grooves in the tread on my tires with Qtips and a pair of tweezers.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:58 AM   #358
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What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

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I cleaned all the grooves in the tread on my tires with Qtips and a pair of tweezers.


Is your wife still pissed off or are you allowed back inside, now?

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Old 01-10-2013, 07:04 AM   #359
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I like the headlight cover.......I am thinking I will be copying that one!!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:10 AM   #360
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I like the headlight cover.......I am thinking I will be copying that one!!
Took half an hour!

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