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Old 04-23-2013, 07:05 AM   #22546
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Well I had a good day today! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves...
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good for her! and good deal on the dirt bagz.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #22547
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Ground your GS immediately, DO NOT ride it until you gusset that frame! Too much $hit on your bike, too much rough gravel and speed! A failure would be disastrous!

Go see Jeff stat! The Spring Fling is three weeks away!
Chuck, if you strip the rear subframe off (which is fairly simple to do), I think my welding guy can do it for under $100, gusseting above and below that spot on both sides. Of course, we all know a GUY who probably could weld it too.

Mine cost $100 to repair because I had snapped it all the way thru, and he had to put a solid insert into the frame. Just gusseting it might be a little cheaper.

You've got to take the entire subframe off though, because welding a GS frame does bad things to the electronic stuff ........ if they are not completely separated. Believe me, you do not want to have to replace the flux capacitor.

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Old 04-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #22548
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what happened to the DMV renewal notifications?


got pulled over and ticketed for expired plates in the cage. damn tags expired at the end of February

off to the courthouse to prove I renewed the plates
well the clerk said "NOPE" talk to the judge. the cop said they'd drop it, so the print out from DMV wasn't good enough, I'll try again when the registration shows up
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:47 AM   #22549
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well the clerk said "NOPE" talk to the judge. the cop said they'd drop it, so the print out from DMV wasn't good enough, I'll try again when the registration shows up

The last few times I renewed online I printed out a tmperary registration. But never got pulled over.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #22550
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well the clerk said "NOPE" talk to the judge. the cop said they'd drop it, so the print out from DMV wasn't good enough, I'll try again when the registration shows up
I went through this a couple months ago, via my daughter driving my car w/ expired tag. Cop told her to renew it and it would be dropped. So I did and it was - BUT she had to show up in court in front of the judge to get it dismissed. Clerk wouldn't or couldn't do anything.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #22551
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Chuck, if you strip the rear subframe off (which is fairly simple to do), I think my welding guy can do it for under $100, gusseting above and below that spot on both sides. Of course, we all know a GUY who probably could weld it too.

Mine cost $100 to repair because I had snapped it all the way thru, and he had to put a solid insert into the frame. Just gusseting it might be a little cheaper.

You've got to take the entire subframe off though, because welding a GS frame does bad things to the electronic stuff ........ if they are not completely separated. Believe me, you do not want to have to replace the flux capacitor.

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Oh boy! Oh boy! Another GS frame to split in two.

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:46 AM   #22552
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The last few times I renewed online I printed out a tmperary registration. But never got pulled over.

I got pulled over with the temporary. Cop seemed kinda bummed to walk away without ticketing me.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:33 AM   #22553
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Oh boy! Oh boy! Another GS frame to split in two.

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Not wanting to harsh your mellow Guy, but this one is really simple since you don't do anything to the rear drive train. Just a lot of brackets, bolts, and zipties to cut. If I can do it, anyone can.

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Old 04-23-2013, 11:35 AM   #22554
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I went through this a couple months ago, via my daughter driving my car w/ expired tag. Cop told her to renew it and it would be dropped. So I did and it was - BUT she had to show up in court in front of the judge to get it dismissed. Clerk wouldn't or couldn't do anything.
Chesterfield cop said if I have a problem call the number on the ticket. He was cool. He mentioned they get it all the time since DMV has stopped sending out notices

I'll try again and then call if they don't or can't do anything. wtf guilty as charged.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #22555
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I got pulled over with the temporary. Cop seemed kinda bummed to walk away without ticketing me.
I keep looking in the mirror now just waiting on it to happen
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #22556
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Not wanting to harsh your mellow Guy, but this one is really simple since you don't do anything to the rear drive train. Just a lot of brackets, bolts, and zipties to cut. If I can do it, anyone can.

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Me thinks you might want to revisit that:





EDIT: I say that because, due to everything that is connected to the rear sub-frame..... including the swing arm, there's a hellava lot of stuff that needs to be disconnected, and removed.

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Old 04-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #22557
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Chuck, if you strip the rear subframe off (which is fairly simple to do), I think my welding guy can do it for under $100, gusseting above and below that spot on both sides. Of course, we all know a GUY who probably could weld it too.

Mine cost $100 to repair because I had snapped it all the way thru, and he had to put a solid insert into the frame. Just gusseting it might be a little cheaper.

You've got to take the entire subframe off though, because welding a GS frame does bad things to the electronic stuff ........ if they are not completely separated. Believe me, you do not want to have to replace the flux capacitor.

jeff

No big deal on the FC.... They are not unobtainium anymore:

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EB00/121G.oap

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #22558
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No big deal on the FC.... They are not unobtainium anymore:

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/EB00/121G.oap

TG
And the (new) DeLorean motor company will gladly install it for you.

http://delorean.com/



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Old 04-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #22559
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Gerbings Recall

Jacket liners are overheating and cooking occupants.

Check web site www.gerbing.com, click on Recalls & warning button on the left side of page.

In a nutshell............It appears there is a loose connection that is overheating, look at your tags on the inside of jacket liner, if it is a PO# 3796 you are a lucky winner, send your jacket liner to Gerbings and they will either fix it or send you a new one.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #22560
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Ditto from me Mike. Looks like an ADV wonderland. We miss you.

In regards to the new Shorai battery I put in my GS .... I take back all the good things I said about it. POS. It left me stranded two mornings in a row up in Laurel Fork. It was just above freezing the first morning and all it did was click click click. The second morning it was 24 degrees ... not a chance. Piece of $hit. I hate to give bad reviews for anything but this one deserves it. There was another inmate there with the same battery and the same problem.
I have them in both my KTMs. I only made it to Monterey with my kid on Friday (flat tire on his bike) but got to LF on Saturday. I had to grind my starter both mornings. Saturday in town was warmer, but it was 22 on Sunday morning at camp.

On Sunday I had to grind my starter 7 or 8 times to start. A lithium battery gets stronger as the chemicals heat up as I understand it. My bike started fine, but it took longer than normal. It's a pain, I will agree but the bike will start if you keep at it. Just don't put it on a standard charger for a long time.

Last winter I put it on the charger when it didn't start on a cold day and killed it. They sent me a new one. If you read the threads on it and the starting proceedure for a cold day it may help get you started, but it may not make you feel any better. I guess you could argue that they will harm the starter. I did short bursts of grinding. They will get stronger as you go until it starts. Good luck.
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