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Old 08-20-2012, 04:15 PM   #811
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So, I am cleaning the garage up a bit, raining and all needed something to do, and I came across the two "cup" deals for the lower leading edge of the Fuel Tank. These are the TT units..

Now, I doubt I would have paid for them especially after seeing what they cost, but figured since I had 'em, and I already scratched the tank a bit in that area (moving crap around the garage like my daughter's bikes) I'd put 'em on.

I know I read somewhere that someone suggested double sided auto tape. My worry is crap like sand or dirt getting behind them and sitting there to scratch/rust.

So, anyone who has 'em mounted and isn't afraid to publish a pic, describing how they did it and with what, I'd appreciate it.

OR, if someone thinks I should just skip 'em, voice that to.

Thanks. BUMP for a great thread!
So for formality sake, imagine this:



Added to the above post. We square now?
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:55 PM   #812
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #813
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Just picked mine up about an hour ago!

Well yehaa! Finally I am back on a GS after a very long almost 3 years away. It wasn't my plan to wait so long, life just got in the way lol. Anyways here's the piccies!







Its a 2003 1150GS Sport (the one with the low ratio gears) but also has the twin spark heads, it has just 27K miles with one previous super attentive and fastidious owner, it has a fair amount of Touratech farkles, full service history with a recent service at Irv Seaver's here in Orange County and to put it bluntly, I am bloody well chuffed!
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #814
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Welcome back. That's a great looking bike.

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #815
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Finally I am back on a GS after a very long almost 3 years away




I am bloody well chuffed!


And so you should be. Looks like mine except for all the farkles.
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #816
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Hope you're glad you documented how gorgeous it looks right now. Really nicely farked out. But it can only go in one direction from here so hold onto those pics. A year from now you can look at them and say "Oh, man, didn't it look great back then?"
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:33 PM   #817
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Hope you're glad you documented how gorgeous it looks right now. Really nicely farked out. But it can only go in one direction from here so hold onto those pics. A year from now you can look at them and say "Oh, man, didn't it look great back then?"
Maybe, but my last GS, a 2005 R1200GS, I paid $11K for, rode it around 50 states, Canada, Mexico, used it to train students at the BMW Off Road Academy, put 53K miles on it (not kind either, I rode it hard) and when I sold it it was better detailed than when I bought it and I got $10,900 back for it. Who knows how this one will wind up? Either way I got a storming deal on this bike and it will get loved, but it will also be ridden in the manner it was designed for, I'm not into garage queen bikes.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:07 AM   #818
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Its a 2003 1150GS Sport (the one with the low ratio )....
Are the lower gear ratios due to the final drive or the trans? I'm not familiar with the details on the Sport model. If it's the FD that's different, what's the ratio?

Thanks, and sweet looking bike!
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:40 AM   #819
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Are the lower gear ratios due to the final drive or the trans? I'm not familiar with the details on the Sport model. If it's the FD that's different, what's the ratio?

Thanks, and sweet looking bike!
Hey TC, the deal is that they used the same gearbox as the ADV model but the info is a bit fuzzy. Some people say it got the lower first and 6th gears of the ADV model, others say it is just the 6th gear that isn't the overdrive. I can confirm that this thing has a fairly low first gear but on the freeway it feels great in 6th and still pulls like a train when you twist the throttle. For it's weight, I'm kinda pleased how quick it is in traffic as it will see a lot of LA commuting as well as various "adventures".
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:50 AM   #820
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Well yehaa! Finally I am back on a GS after a very long almost 3 years away. It wasn't my plan to wait so long, life just got in the way lol. Anyways here's the piccies!







Its a 2003 1150GS Sport (the one with the low ratio gears) but also has the twin spark heads, it has just 27K miles with one previous super attentive and fastidious owner, it has a fair amount of Touratech farkles, full service history with a recent service at Irv Seaver's here in Orange County and to put it bluntly, I am bloody well chuffed!
The yellow paintwork with the black engine look fantastic, wish you many safe happy miles
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #821
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The yellow paintwork with the black engine look fantastic, wish you many safe happy miles
Thanks for that and to everyone who commented. Yeah I was taken with the black engine, not a lot of them had that option and I think it really makes what is an average yellow color stand out even more. I'm not going to change anything color wise, I pretty like the bike as is apart from the screen (new one on the way) and next week I think I will get Seat Concepts to do their magic on the stock seat. I'm ready to ride!
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:50 PM   #822
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I haven't been able to ride in a week. It is sickening I tell ya!

Hey, I have a question about the older Jessie's and passenger peg extenders, anyone with 'em, please PM, this is an 1150 GS picture thread after all....

So;

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Old 09-07-2012, 01:27 PM   #823
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Well yehaa! Finally I am back on a GS after a very long almost 3 years away. It wasn't my plan to wait so long, life just got in the way lol. Anyways here's the piccies!







Its a 2003 1150GS Sport (the one with the low ratio gears) but also has the twin spark heads, it has just 27K miles with one previous super attentive and fastidious owner, it has a fair amount of Touratech farkles, full service history with a recent service at Irv Seaver's here in Orange County and to put it bluntly, I am bloody well chuffed!
Man I'm loving the look of the cases! Any regrets on that purchase?
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:41 PM   #824
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It's Gs or GSA?

OR Both....
Here's mine:
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:53 PM   #825
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Man I'm loving the look of the cases! Any regrets on that purchase?
Ha! None what so ever!
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