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Old 11-02-2006, 10:08 AM   #1111
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This is my new baby. Delivery day last saturday.....Next week i'm in for the first service.....Sooooooo Happy!!!!
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:33 PM   #1112
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Ah, the clean slate of a new bike. Looks like a farkle sponge waiting to be soaked. Congrats!
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Old 11-02-2006, 10:51 PM   #1113
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I think the most frustrating thing about owning a new GS is the rapid discoloration of the exhaust collectors. I had a 1991 Radian with shiny collectors after 24000 km.
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Old 11-03-2006, 05:58 AM   #1114
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Yeah, you're right, but I always looked at that like a trademark for GSs. I'm so happy to see them changing. It's like my aging face, every day a new wrinkle....ahahah
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:08 AM   #1115
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I think the most frustrating thing about owning a new GS is the rapid discoloration of the exhaust collectors. I had a 1991 Radian with shiny collectors after 24000 km.
It adds street creds!

Seriously, I hate it too, and purchassed a used set of headers to have jetcoated, but have been too lazy to swap out my pipes with the used set(the used set has too many scratches on them to jet coat), and send them in. One day I will.

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PS I call them "shit brown pipes", because that's the coler they end up.
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Old 11-03-2006, 10:07 AM   #1116
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I think the most frustrating thing about owning a new GS is the rapid discoloration of the exhaust collectors.
Just part of the R bike experience!
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:23 PM   #1117
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Same bike, different Panniers

I removed my Pelican setup and just got thru intalling the TT ZEGA special set 35L.

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Old 11-03-2006, 05:43 PM   #1118
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I think the most frustrating thing about owning a new GS is the rapid discoloration of the exhaust collectors. I had a 1991 Radian with shiny collectors after 24000 km.
I had a 1985 Nighthawk 650 that I put 25K miles on and the pipes retained their original appearance the entire time I owned it. I'm told Honda used double-walled pipes to prevent discoloration.
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:35 AM   #1119
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Old 11-04-2006, 06:53 PM   #1120
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Even so I wouldn't sit there like a shag on a rock, waiting to be punched up the arse into next week by the next negligent drongo who happens to come along.
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Old 11-05-2006, 05:47 AM   #1121
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I removed my Pelican setup and just got thru intalling the TT ZEGA special set 35L.

kook

Is that Ernie's skidplate with the "no holes" option?
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:32 AM   #1122
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rick danger,

Ya, it's Ernie's skidplate.

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Old 11-05-2006, 09:50 AM   #1123
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I'll add to this.

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Old 11-05-2006, 11:24 AM   #1124
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Hey Bill, what brand are your engine guards? I am looking into the hepco becker ones and found out they come in black and since i just bought the new black GS i was wondering how they looked. All guys over here have the grey ones. May I see other pictures?

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Old 11-05-2006, 11:56 AM   #1125
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Cool setup!

What's that tire combination? And why, if I may ask? It looks like a knobbie of some kind on front, and some kind of 80/20 tire on the rear.
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