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Old 04-07-2013, 07:55 AM   #976
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Oil and filter on the '02 GS. Replaced the lower half of the Touratech Engine Bars that were left off after the last service..................
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:28 AM   #977
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I had a 705 go bubbly on my Tiger, which has made me go a little gun-shy on using them again, though my understanding is they fixed that problem.

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You mean like this?


I noticed this after a ride last Sunday so I ordered up a pair of 712s and installed the front Friday night.



That first pic is after about 5000 miles.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #978
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No photo's yet but here what I got in the mail yesterday

Installed last night

-Brake Reservoir gaurd from Touratech
-Clutch Reservoir Guard from Touratech
-Aluminum Skid plate from Touratech
-Oiler cooler Gaurd from Wunderlich
-FD lever guard from wunderlich
-Fuel rail Gaurds from Touratech
-Potentiometer Guard from Alt Rider
-Pannier organizers from ADV design
-Front fork bump stop from Touratech
-Fixed mounting bracket on the fog lights because the plastic is cheap


Ran out of beer and will install tonight

-Touratech locking mount for Garman GPS zumo 660
-Also install the Garman Zumo 660 from Touratech
-Fuse block from Twisted Throttle
-Krista's LED lights from Clear water
-2 more aux ports up on front fender by cluster. (still waiting to come in the mail)
-cool stickers

then of course test drive and more road trips

All for a 08 GSA.

Still Awaiting the Fuse block in the mail. Once I have that I'll take the tank off and wire up the Krista's and the GPS so it is all nice and clean and Factory looking.

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Old 04-07-2013, 10:47 AM   #979
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You mean like this?


I noticed this after a ride last Sunday so I ordered up a pair of 712s and installed the front Friday night.
Yup. Exactly like that. When you get the tire off, and look at it from the inside, you should be able to tell that the tread is separating from the inner plus.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #980
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30k mile service and new alternator belt. Learned you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. Then learned that the JVB crescent wrench trick won't work with the crash bars on. oh well, now I know how to get the crossbar off.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #981
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30k mile service and new alternator belt. Learned you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. Then learned that the JVB crescent wrench trick won't work with the crash bars on. oh well, now I know how to get the crossbar off.
I've done it, but it isn't easy!

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #982
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30k mile service and new alternator belt. Learned you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. Then learned that the JVB crescent wrench trick won't work with the crash bars on. oh well, now I know how to get the crossbar off.
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I've done it, but it isn't easy!

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Well, if I modified my shorter crescent to open an extra eighth of an inch I could have done it with that one, but my 12" had clearance issues with the left exhaust. As I mentioned, I was just as happy learning how to get the crash bars off. Next time I'll try harder with the bars on.

I do appreciate that YouTube video of using the wrench.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #983
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Added the Adventure designs engine guard extensions, the Touratech fuel injector protectors, large side stand foot, and z-technic windshield adjusters. Lots more to be done.
Are you zTechnik windscreen adjusters loose? No matter how I adjust them, the adjuster itself is not tight. It is secure and will not come apart or rattle off, but the windscreen shakes a lot on bumpy roads and off road.

I think I can fix it with a nylon washer on both sides... What do you think?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #984
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Yup. Exactly like that. When you get the tire off, and look at it from the inside, you should be able to tell that the tread is separating from the inner plus.

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How nutty that we both have 614 posts? Anyway, I looked inside my tire and it was perfectly smooth. Oh....I had 7000 miles on it, not 5000.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #985
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How nutty that we both have 614 posts? Anyway, I looked inside my tire and it was perfectly smooth. Oh....I had 7000 miles on it, not 5000.
Now we both have 615... Mine had somewhere between 6500 and 7000 when the bubbles developed. On the inside of the tire, I could see bubbles bubbling inwards as well.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:13 PM   #986
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I synced the carburetors on my 2001 and mocked up the Gobi bags I'm gonna put on. The tire change I had in mind reeked of effort so I drank some beer and cleaned the garage a bit instead.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #987
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Now we both have 615... Mine had somewhere between 6500 and 7000 when the bubbles developed. On the inside of the tire, I could see bubbles bubbling inwards as well.

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Were you guys running the radial 705's? Just curious as I had heard the radials did not have this issue. Would like to know if that is really the case or not.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:59 AM   #988
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Were you guys running the radial 705's? Just curious as I had heard the radials did not have this issue. Would like to know if that is really the case or not.
One of my original Shinko 705s delaminated like that, but I never had an issue with the radials. Switched to TKCs only because most of my riding was on dirt roads and I needed the traction in loose stuff.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:28 AM   #989
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Were you guys running the radial 705's? Just curious as I had heard the radials did not have this issue. Would like to know if that is really the case or not.
I honestly don't know if it was a radial or not--it was a 140/80 if that helps. Like I said before I had heard that the problem was solved, and no longer an issue, but I'm still a bit gun shy.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #990
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After MotoGP on Sunday Poolside and I inspected the bike a bit. He felt and heard the clutch making sounds like the master cylinder is shot. There is a lot of play and wobble in the lever. So much so the underside of the lever is worn. The bushing is junk. New master cylinder and lever run at a few cups of high test coffee over $600!
We don't find a good used one, I'll be forced to buy new, if available.

I realize they are covering their asses, but a non-rebuildable mastercylinder and a lever for $121.

That is piss-poor engineering. I don't mind wearing stuff out as I near 200,000 miles, but this bike costs so damned much per mile to keep on the road, you'd think it was up to my parts purchases to pay for all those free oil changes they do on the cars.

For now the thing is parked in the garage. I am more certain now than ever I am not going to keep it to try for 300,000 miles. We have hit the way too damned much to ride cost target right dead center. I'll roll through 200,000, then service and detail it and it'll go to the Fleamarket. Yes, in a lot of ways I'll hate to see it go, but it will have been a good run.

And I'll go bike shopping.
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