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Old 10-27-2013, 04:03 PM   #2506
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Prepare For Winter

Mid 30's in VT. So, with 18K and change on the '12 GSA, it was time to check the valves (haven't moved) and change the oil. That was today. Tomorrow I'll pull the drive shaft to have a looksie, clean the bike, then put it away. So sad. Now I'm hearing 50 or so on Friday. Maybe I'll get another week.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #2507
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There is no need to take the driveshaft out that early. Wait until at least 50k. The driveshaft is easy to take off, reinstalling it may not be pleasant.
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #2508
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Put a nwew slave cylinder on..going to go ahead and pull the swingarm and final..grease all the bearings..seein' ad the dang shock blew up and is back in New Jersey anyway...
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:24 PM   #2509
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Added a Ztechnik carbon fiber tank protector today. I thought it would be a quick install but it took me an hour to position the protector precisely. I guess I'm just fussy for symmetry but, geez, it was a pain to accurately stick something onto compound curved surface. Looks great, though.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:46 AM   #2510
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Put on the Tobinator kit with my stock shield............

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8110390.html
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:29 AM   #2511
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New cover.

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:15 PM   #2512
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Got my four Wolfman fuel bottle holsters modified so that the Primus bottle slips in and out .
If you have tried to fill a liter bottle out of a gas pump ,you know what it is like . Now I can set the containers on the concrete to fill .
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #2513
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Put on the Tobinator kit with my stock shield............

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8110390.html
Fascinating, let ke know how these work. I have a touratech add on thingy, but hate it as I can't look over it. Beyond that it works great.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #2514
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Added a Ztechnik carbon fiber tank protector today. I thought it would be a quick install but it took me an hour to position the protector precisely. I guess I'm just fussy for symmetry but, geez, it was a pain to accurately stick something onto compound curved surface. Looks great, though.
I'm very happy too with mine. Excellent fit, finish, and protection! I also recommend the gas filler trim. It protects the tank from small nicks and scratches around the filler by keeping the nozzle elevated above the filler... I see you have to deal with the vapor recovery nozzles as I do in California.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:27 PM   #2515
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I'm very happy too with mine. Excellent fit, finish, and protection! I also recommend the gas filler trim. It protects the tank from small nicks and scratches around the filler by keeping the nozzle elevated above the filler... I see you have to deal with the vapor recovery nozzles as I do in California.
I'll have to check that out. Yes! The big nozzles in CA are a pain in the a**.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #2516
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:35 PM   #2517
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Front and rear Tourance tires for the 1200GS and then an oil and filter change. It might be fall soon to be winter but out here on the "leftcoast" we can still ride year round......Today it was 79 degrees tomorrow over 80. Hell it is tough to take though...
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Old 11-01-2013, 01:20 PM   #2518
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Did a bunch of little things to try and finish up my motor swap:
  • Replaced rubber mount for the skidplate
  • reattached the skidplate
  • double checked a bunch of torque values for shocks/frame bolts,
  • tried to troubleshoot why my fog lights no longer work,
  • reset motronic in a simple attempt to recover my mpg which has dived badly since the swap (150mi per tank!).
  • Replaced the gear-indicator switch I broke when I tried to remove it 4 months ago (that job is a PITA!).
  • Replaced one of my plastic quick-disconnects with a chrome-brass one.
And then rode it to work!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:25 PM   #2519
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Front and rear Tourance tires for the 1200GS and then an oil and filter change. It might be fall soon to be winter but out here on the "leftcoast" we can still ride year round......Today it was 79 degrees tomorrow over 80. Hell it is tough to take though...
yeah... I got spoiled down in San Clemente for the past 11 years... now up here in Bakersfield, it actually gets cold overnight and it makes the ride into work a bit brisk. But, I must say, my 77 mile one way commute out Highway 58 each day is awesome, even when I'm all bundled up!
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #2520
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I'll have to check that out. Yes! The big nozzles in CA are a pain in the a**.
yes they are! I also use this that I got from riderwearhouse.com... it holds the huge nozzle back so I don't have to shove it into the tank to get it to start gas flow.
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