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Old 07-31-2013, 10:05 PM   #1801
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Finally found some free time in my schedule to have a go at installing my new 55w HID's on my R1150GS but somehow forgot the install notes where someone on here said to cover up/wrap the two wiring poles in the cover cap. Anyways I was holding the metal part of the light assembly in my hand when I turned on the ignition.....

That was almost an hour ago and I am still feeling a bit tingly and frazzled. What a moron!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:20 PM   #1802
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:55 AM   #1803
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Installed a set of Fastways, TT extended brake pad and TT adjustable shifter for my 1150GSA. Just purchased them from a fellow inmate. I paid on Sunday, he shipped on Monday and I received them last night. Of course I installed them after the family went to bed!



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Old 08-01-2013, 08:50 PM   #1804
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Added some footman tie down straps to the saddle bags and rear trunk to make it easier to tie down my tent and Kayak bags.


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Old 08-01-2013, 08:58 PM   #1805
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Installed a set of Fastways, TT extended brake pad and TT adjustable shifter for my 1150GSA. Just purchased them from a fellow inmate. I paid on Sunday, he shipped on Monday and I received them last night. Of course I installed them after the family went to bed!



JVB suggested adding the GS rubber inserts for highway comfort. Thousands of miles later, I can say he was correct!

Look in the flea market for used GS options. Here is maxbmw link and part number:

46717696748 FOOTREST RUBBER $21.57
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #1806
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Pick up a used set of ohlins GSA shocks for the gs. At what point is my 07 gs actually a GSA? Tank check, alternator check, shocks check...

Guess I get to weld extension on the side and center stands too.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:44 AM   #1807
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Pick up a used set of ohlins GSA shocks for the gs. At what point is my 07 gs actually a GSA? Tank check, alternator check, shocks check...

Guess I get to weld extension on the side and center stands too.
Or, pick up a few hockey pucks and bolt them to your side and center stands. Trim as needed.

This makes the mod reversable.

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Old 08-02-2013, 07:25 AM   #1808
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[QUOTE=wswartzwel;22009193]Added some footman tie down straps to the saddle bags and rear trunk to make it easier to tie down my tent and Kayak bags.


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Old 08-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #1809
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Fitted Touratech cylinder guards, and Wunderlich bar risers to the GS. Will test the risers tomorrow.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:44 AM   #1810
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To answer your question and anyone else that might be interested... the place where I mounted the footman loops are outer covers for the saddle bags. those covers are removable. there is some gaps between the cover and the case where you can locate the bolts so nuts can fit without interference. I used 10/32 stainless machine bolts and nuts.



On the top case the two front loops location has no space... I drilled the holes smaller than the bolts and they self tapped, the nuts are visible inside the top of the trunk... those are the only two that did not have space to avoid drilling through the cases.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #1811
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JVB suggested adding the GS rubber inserts for highway comfort. Thousands of miles later, I can say he was correct!

Look in the flea market for used GS options. Here is maxbmw link and part number:

46717696748FOOTREST RUBBER$21.57
This part fits the Fastways? This is what I was going to try. Looks like it will cost about the same. (photo linked to same location as original post noted earlier)

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Old 08-02-2013, 08:17 AM   #1812
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I went with those -- he had them laying around the shop. Work wonderfully. Perhaps jvb can clarify fitment for different aftermarket pegs?
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #1813
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This part fits the Fastways? This is what I was going to try. Looks like it will cost about the same. (photo linked to same location as original post noted earlier)

Yes, standard BMW rubber inserts. You can also use them on a couple other aftermarket peg sets.

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Old 08-02-2013, 01:19 PM   #1814
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Yes, standard BMW rubber inserts. You can also use them on a couple other aftermarket peg sets.

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The part number Nova listed was for the F800GS, F700GS and F650GS. That does not appear to fit as far as I can tell. I see based on the post I linked the rubber for the 1100/1150 footrest does work. Very good to know. Thanks!
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:27 PM   #1815
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Turned my RT into a GS....

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