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Old 08-02-2013, 12:22 PM   #10216
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I don't have 2 weeks to read this entire thread, but does anyone have any info on an adventure model? Last rumor I read said that there may not even be one. I want to upgrade but only for a gsa.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:27 PM   #10217
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i don't have 2 weeks to read this entire thread, but does anyone have any info on an adventure model? Last rumor i read said that there may not even be one. I want to upgrade but only for a gsa.
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Old 08-02-2013, 12:49 PM   #10218
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Now that more companies have ramped up to supply aftermarket solutions for the new liquid cooled GS, I thought I would share some impressions of the Altrider set I looked at. Interestingly the main portion of the bar that surrounds the heads is approx. 50% larger than any other bars on the market to date and made of stainess steel to prevent rust. In addition, the bar completely surrounds the upper portion of the head which has the advantage of both providing a nice hollow to stretch out your leg between the throttle body and the bar, (the OEM bars and others do not allow for this as the TB being above the barrel doesn't allow for enough space to rest the leg), and also offers additional protection for the radiators when tipped over, all in a nice compact package. AS you can see in the pictures taken at the Altrider display there is about 1 1/2" of free space--much more than OEM and TT bars for this bike. I ordered the OEM bars for the bike and liked them until I saw the demo which convinced me that they provided inadequate protection. I have ordered a set of these bars to replace my 4 month old OEM bars. Altrider says they should be rolling out of production within a month or two. To me they seem to be worth the wait. The bike represents too large of an investment to accept anything less!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #10219
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Altrider says they should be rolling out of production within a month or two. To me they seem to be worth the wait. The bike represents too large of an investment to accept anything less!
AltRider started losing my business when equal or superior alternatives became available before they could get their production in gear. The posting of drawings of their parts in these forums was a nice touch -- when other's were already shipping.

Instead of AltRiders guards that will be available in a "month or two", I went with HB.

Instead of AltRiders luggage rack, I want with SW Motech - because it was as good and available.

Instead of AltRider's kickstand enlarger I went with Wunderlich - because it was as good and available.

They may eventually have a superior product, but being slow to the market right now loses business.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:29 PM   #10220
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I should have searched another time. Found these (probably already posted):



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Old 08-02-2013, 07:39 PM   #10221
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I don't have 2 weeks to read this entire thread, but does anyone have any info on an adventure model? Last rumor I read said that there may not even be one. I want to upgrade but only for a gsa.

Here ya go.....happy reading..... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900435
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #10222
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If I had waited for ATLrider to deliver get their bars made I would have a holed cylinder head today. Having the BMW bars and a set of TT cylinder head guards took all the punishment. I was climbing a rocky road and the rear end snapped 90 degrees. The bike layed down on its left side and was protected by the bars , guards, and the plastic rub strip on the Holan bags.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:01 PM   #10223
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AltRider bars are available for all the GS's that haven't been sold yet.
They haven't ran out of them. (BMW)

There may be one with my name on it someday. If so, I like those Altriders. :)
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:36 AM   #10224
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Gah! How the hell did I miss that! I even used the search here and piped through google!

Thank you!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #10225
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This is for the people who do not think that the BMW bars and TT guards work. I had the accident doing about 5mph on loose rocks and this is all the damage that the bike sustained.

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Old 08-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #10226
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I had the accident doing about 5mph on loose rocks and this is all the damage that the bike sustained.

That's kind of like drowning in the shallow end...Put your feet down for Pete sake.
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #10227
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That's kind of like drowning in the shallow end...Put your feet down for Pete sake.
There was not enough time besides I have seen more ankles broken from trying to hold up a falling bike.
I was climbing a 15 degree slope on loose rock and the next second the bike was on its side. I think that the rear tire must have dislodged some small rocks. The person who was behind me said everything looked OK and the next second the bike was 90 degrees to the direction of travel and on its side.
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:37 PM   #10228
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This is for the people who do not think that the BMW bars and TT guards work. I had the accident doing about 5mph on loose rocks and this is all the damage that the bike sustained.
Pretty unsightly scratches on the guards, time to replace them.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:31 PM   #10229
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Final Drive Service

Looking at the parts diagram, it looks like there are two fill ports for the final drive. I'm not sure why? Take a look at the diagram below

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=33&fg=74

I filled mine from the top and didn't notice the other fill point which requires removal of the wheel, but now looking at this diagram I'm confused as to why there would be two fill points. Anyone know?
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #10230
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Pretty unsightly scratches on the guards, time to replace them.
They will stay on until Altrider releases their bars in a few months. The scratches are only visible from the bottom looking up. So not a real worry. I will get some better tires first.
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