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Old 09-08-2013, 05:27 AM   #2116
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I poured a concrete pad for my no-mar tire changer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #2117
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I poured a concrete pad for my no-mar tire changer.
may we please see a picture?
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #2118
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Looks like this.

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Old 09-08-2013, 07:44 AM   #2119
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How did you get moss on it so fast??
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #2120
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Rear drive hub install.
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #2121
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love that high-resolution picture. Quite hysterical, actually
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #2122
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Bought a GSA kick stand, center stand and silver plastic from Motoree.

I know Clearwater you want a picture.
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:16 PM   #2123
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What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

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Looks like this.




A sunset or sunrise photo would be nice, too.

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Old 09-08-2013, 02:36 PM   #2124
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Bought a GSA kick stand, center stand and silver plastic from Motoree.

I know Clearwater you want a picture.
you better I would
that's just how boring my life has become
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Old 09-08-2013, 02:58 PM   #2125
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Had Touratech Bar Risers installed. So far, I like 'em just fine. Interestingly pushing the bike off the center stands seems easier, more controlled now. Probably just my imagination! Also, installed a "Bead Rider" I had laying around. Sure was nice on my ride home from work today. Got to feel some airflow "down there". Much nicer than the stock seat alone. YMMV...
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #2126
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Changed oil in the engine, trans and F/D for the final time.

Tweaked the TB balance every so slightly to perfect. Rode down to the coast to warm up the oil. A little light cleaning and the damned thing is perfect.

What was I thinking?

Come Wednesday it's not my bike anymore.

So, yesterday more shopping.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:28 PM   #2127
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Discovered a leak from the oil cooler where the tabs are spot welded to the cooler.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #2128
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I put my rebuilt under warranty ABS pump back in my '01 1150. It tok about an hour including bleeding the lines. Module Master has been great to me. I paid unde $300 a year and a half ago for a rebuild and this has a 5 yr warranty. BMW wanted $2500 for a new one and only warranted theirs for a year. I put 20000 miles on since the rebuild and it just started to throw faults again. MM found more bad solder joints on the circuit board. I'm not surprised since the bike is not garaged and in outside in 120 degree heat often. Anyway, it is fully functional and probably will be for many years.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:22 PM   #2129
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Cool2 LED strips on the handguards

I finally installed the LED strips on the handguards on my R1150GS. I bought a spool (5m) of these LEDs over a year ago (edit: almost two years ago!), and had connectorized and sealed them already a while ago. Now I finally installed and connected them. Initially I was thinking of hooking them up between +12V and the positive tap of the turn signals, but now I just connected them in parallel to the parking light. They are pretty bright.
I cleaned the handguards with some prep solvent (leftover from painting my cases mandarin yellow), so hopefully the adhesive on the LED strips will hold up.
Here are some pics:


Wiring (fully connectorized):

That parking light is a bear to get to, and of course the bulb gave up in the middle of installation. Radio Shack had some 14V 200mA that fit.

With high beam:



Added: These strips are about 0.2W/LED, 7.2W/meter. They have three 150 Ohm series resistors (labeled '151') per group of three LEDs. I think these 5050 SMD LEDs put out about 50 lumens/Watt, but I'm not sure.
Picture at dusk, to show the amount of light thrown back on the bike, and to the side:


Added: post with details for connectors etc.: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=17

Gruesome screwed with this post 12-17-2013 at 10:44 PM Reason: add shopping details
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM   #2130
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You did a very nice job with that but I want to ask you: at night when those LEDs are on is someone coming at you able to see your turn signals? I always get concerned when bright LED lights are so close to turn signals that they may cause oncoming traffic to be unable to notice you turning. please be sure of that for your own safety
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