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Old 03-29-2013, 10:32 PM   #916
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I installed my Dispatch 1 (which is not nearly as big at the picture shows it to be), Doran TPMS and did the threaded bushing RAM mount modification.



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Old 03-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #917
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Very nice!

What size pelican top box is that on the back? And do you have a small one behind your license plate? Size? Very nice indeed!

When I got out of the Navy back in 1990, somehow a whole roll of Mil-Spec 3M reflective flight deck tape found its way into my stuff. I still have the roll and use it liberally on my panniers and other things. I even completely covered the bottom of both panniers on my GSA in the unfortunate event the bike decides to take a nap at night. Safety first!
My top box is a Pelican 1550. The reason I went with that is, my dad gave me an old beat up one that had something too big in it for 20 years and had some hairline cracks. Pelican replaced it with a new one so it was a freebee. Yay I'm cheap. I really like it though.
The little one is either an 1120 or 1150. It's my first aid kit.
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:41 AM   #918
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My GS has not delivered yet... But a customized headlight guard is ready!
What do you expect more for a $10 farkle???
Sorry, exactly US$7.5 all-in (material, welding, and paiting) :

They guys I ride with busted my balls when I built mine and said it could double as a hambuger grill
Here is mine .



Changed out the grill material to a finer wire the heavy mesh blocked too much light here is what it looks like now (hard to see in this pic)

Nice work on yours I would like to see it installed
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:13 AM   #919
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Last night I hit the Submit button on Beemerboneyard. This morning I got an email saying that my stuff has shipped Wow, that was quick!! Ordered a new alternator belt and spark plugs. When they arrive I'll be changing the belt, adjusting the valves, changing the plugs, and the oil. Time to get ready for the summer riding season!
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:12 AM   #920
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They guys I ride with busted my balls when I built mine and said it could double as a hambuger grill
Here is mine .

+1 on the Huberger grill
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:47 PM   #921
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Took a couple hours to break the bike in half. It had a leak that needed to be fixed. At this point we didn't know what was leaking.





The back half looking forlorn.



The leak is the balancer shaft seal. Simple fix once the part comes in.




However, the clutch is obviously burned. You can feel the unevenness from heat. The disk is in spec, but I am recommending all parts be replaced.



Fortunately no other issues. The trans input shaft was in good shape, but very dry!

Once parts are in I will be putting it all back together.


Stored for the week.

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Old 03-30-2013, 04:00 PM   #922
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My day was just a simple fix.

The thermostat parts that control the flow of oil to the cooler came in. I'd gone in early to work to help stamp out a few little fires. Once I got that done I took aim on Victory BMW down in Chandler where the parts were. Great weather when I left the hotel at 5am, around noon, it is warm to hot. By the time I got back to the hotel I was really wondering how hot it was going to be in the shade.

Not to worry, a slight breeze and some shade, we had things back to right in minutes. The longest part of the task was warming the oil after with the engine at idle to check when it came open. Right at that transition from five bars to six.
The parts are not arranged as they fit. The brass thing's small end fits against the spring. The "theta" shaped washer fits against the large end of the brass thing on top and the o-ring replaces the hardened one on the fitting.
The parts. I figured as long as I was there I'd just replace everything I could pick up.

About $50 worth.



On the 1150 this stuff sits under the fitting from the top of the engine to the oil cooler at the top, right, front of the motor just ahead of the cross-over fuel line for the Adventure,

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:37 PM   #923
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Stored for the week.

Jim
I gotta say, the GS is one ugly mess of wires and hoses...I havent taken the tank or anything apart on mine yet, but when I look under her skirt? Yikes !!

What did i do to the gsa today? Rolled on about 150 miles....beautiful day in PA today!
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:06 AM   #924
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Last night I hit the Submit button on Beemerboneyard. This morning I got an email saying that my stuff has shipped Wow, that was quick!! Ordered a new alternator belt and spark plugs. When they arrive I'll be changing the belt, adjusting the valves, changing the plugs, and the oil. Time to get ready for the summer riding season!


ughhh, spring is already here...........................hurry up, your late
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:51 PM   #925
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Had some parts painted and added Tank side protection plates, Engine guard + extension, Standard GS small tank bag.



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Old 03-31-2013, 01:34 PM   #926
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8000+ mileson a tkc80 front tire, pretty wedged, so a buddy offered to flip it around for me with his Mo marr changer, slick device!

thanks Albie!



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Old 03-31-2013, 07:37 PM   #927
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First I put on a new rear tire and rear brake pads:



I'm too broke at the moment to afford a front tire (cost of buying the bike and all) so it still has a half used TKC in the front. Which it turns out I'm glad I didn't change out, because I did my first off-road today, and with all the loose sand I was glad to have some knobs.





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Old 03-31-2013, 07:45 PM   #928
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New to me 2009 GS Adventure late last fall. New oil before the winter but the rest of the fluids changed today. New spark plugs and valves adjusted too. I am really ready for some warm weather.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:54 AM   #929
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Cleaned it....

Oh, and I added a new front tire as well as a UNI filter. I detailed it as I was going to sell it but then changed my mind, its got too many great bits on it and I don't won't to start farkeling all over again with a new bike just before summer. Sorry for some of the blown out highlights in the pics, I need a new camera.
































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Old 04-01-2013, 10:22 AM   #930
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Oh, and I added a new front tire as well as a UNI filter. I detailed it as I was going to sell it but then changed my mind, its got too many great bits on it and I don't won't to start farkeling all over again with a new bike just before summer. Sorry for some of the blown out highlights in the pics, I need a new camera.
How many Q-Tips (cotton swabs) did y'all go through to get into all the nooks and crannies?

Seriously; what method did you use to get is so shiny-clean?


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