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Old 07-15-2013, 04:23 AM   #1681
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Yikes! I intend to get out and add to my tiny stack of IBA completed rides using my GSA. I never had to consider this possibility on my RT. Is there a "work-around?" Tailpipe extension? Mandatory muffler lowering? Please share & thanks in advance.
I replaced the stock signals on my GSA with the BMW LED turn signals when I purchased mine this past January... They are much skinnier and less in the exhaust stream. I completed a CC50 after I replaced mine and there are no heat scorch marks or melted plastic to be seen.

As an added bonus, they are very bright and conspicuous.

There is a company who makes an exhaust extension for the stock can. They say it is for heat reduction on the pannier, but I do not know if it redirects the heat from the back of the left signal... Maybe this will help too...
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #1682
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Yikes! I intend to get out and add to my tiny stack of IBA completed rides using my GSA. I never had to consider this possibility on my RT. Is there a "work-around?" Tailpipe extension? Mandatory muffler lowering? Please share & thanks in advance.
99.9% of the time this is not an issue. I have had two R1200GS bikes, one with 55K miles and one with 120K miles, and never an issue. Most of the issues come from non-standard, or badly positioned exhaust or saddle bags that direct the heat in odd ways.

I've done 800 mile days in 100+ heat with no melting.

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Old 07-15-2013, 05:54 AM   #1683
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I will get one shot tomorrow. Here is CousinDave's video which is where I got the inspiration from. I was amazed how heavy the muffler was. I will shoot a video tomorrow as well as take a few sound readings to see just how much the sound increased. Like I said though, the sound increase is minimal at most. There are a ton of baffles on eBay. I may buy one just to have on hand in case I need to add some back pressure. A few tanks of gas and I should know if anything changed on that front.

I've been running mine like that for a couple years. I think most of the back pressure and muffling is in the cat. I never considered putting the muffler back on.
The other day I was at the dealer and they had an Akropovic can on the wall. $500 ????? I told him my "can" was $10 and he looked at me like I had 2 heads.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #1684
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I don't know how the heat was able to melt it. It is an aftermarket exhaust, but it's positioned quite a bit further from the signal stock than the OEM exhaust was.


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Old 07-15-2013, 06:27 AM   #1685
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I don't know how the heat was able to melt it. It is an aftermarket exhaust, but it's positioned quite a bit further from the signal stock than the OEM exhaust was.


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It isn't the distance, it is the angle of the exhaust. The heat from the exhaust isn't going to cool much from 6" to 8".

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:20 AM   #1686
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I did my first 6K service on my '12 GSA. Thanks to a Jim for a great DVD which really helped to familiarize myself ahead of time.

I didn't swap gearbox oil yet or do the brake fluid yet, but oil change, valve check, engine synch, etc., all completed. Valves were within spec...next time I'll probably have to shim the Right side, top exhaust valve. The .38mm feeler guage fit, but was really really tight.

My engine synch was way off, too. Got that sorted as well as about 3 spokes up front. They were not ringing out all...quarter turn or so of the spoke and that put some tension on to make them ding nice.

Otherwise, everything else looks good - checked brake lines, looked for loose cables, etc. and I'm ready for another 6K.

I did find this on the right side spark plug gasket area: Any thoughts? Its like rusty residue with white aluminum corrosion...I cleaned it off best I could. Nothing down in the spark plug hole, just at the gasket area and behind the gasket.



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Old 07-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #1687
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:58 PM   #1688
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:04 PM   #1689
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I got home from riding the Iron Butt Rally.
Gratz!!! How did you do?
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:28 PM   #1690
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:39 PM   #1691
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Givi Airflow screen
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Givi Box top rack

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Let us know what you think of the placement of your highway pegs... I have mine there and they are way too high for me. I have not moved them as of yet, as I've been busy...
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #1692
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Rode it to work today with the new Givi airflow that I installed this weekend!
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 PM   #1693
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Replaced the driveshaft with a new one, (front splines have been greased waiting for the new final drive which should be here tomorrow Then I will grease the rear splines)




Also added the Beemer Boneyard clamp and metal disconnects




Bought the bike a month and a half ago from a dealer, and found all the common problems. Dealer is helping me out with big discount on the parts.


Getting it ready to head for Top of The Rockies in a couple weeks.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #1694
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Over the weekend I put the finishing touches on my auxiliary LED's, battery volt meter, and GPS power wiring installs. Today I had both tires replaced. And tomorrow I'm taking my first ride in almost a month!
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:54 AM   #1695
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Replaced the driveshaft with a new one, (front splines have been greased waiting for the new final drive which should be here tomorrow Then I will grease the rear splines)




Also added the Beemer Boneyard clamp and metal disconnects




Bought the bike a month and a half ago from a dealer, and found all the common problems. Dealer is helping me out with big discount on the parts.




Getting it ready to head for Top of The Rockies in a couple weeks.
Congrats on the new [to you] GS! Which dealer Bill?
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