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Old 12-14-2012, 08:33 AM   #196
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I am still waiting on my 2013 GSA that I put a deposit on at the end of August.I have read hours of threads on every issue that these things have and I must say that it better hurry up before I get scared off. I plan on exhaust mods IF I ever get it, I love the sound of that motor with a pipe. D.
Don't get scared! The 13 GSA rocks! I picked mine up in late Sept and finally had to garage it last week I was fortunate to order it and pick it up during the first couple of weeks of production. You might wait to hear the sound of the pipe before you replace it. I was shocked at the sound! I was used to my Kbike and it's quiet rumble. Huge difference.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:11 AM   #197
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For quite awhile my GS's horn has not worked in temps below 40 degrees F, oddly. So I bought a Hella low tone horn, a quality clamp (to mount the horn to the crash bars, as the Hella horn is too big to mount in the stock horn position), and a wiring connector (from Nippy Normans), and it's all fixed. This is my first photo post here, so my apologies if the below links don't work. In the spirit of full disclosure, I will admit to an idiotic moment when I first connected the Hella horn to the new wiring, and with the horn in my hand, FACING UP AT ME, I chirped the horn button to see if it worked, and nearly blew out my left ear drum. If ever there was a Genius At Work Moment, that was it.

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Old 12-14-2012, 01:24 PM   #198
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New Additions...

New goods went on this week-

Holan Nomada Pro 45L system w/ jerry cans

Carbon Fiber winglets

2" Rox Risers








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Old 12-14-2012, 03:24 PM   #199
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Love the red frame. Keep posting pictures of this and I'll be forced to paint mine.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:23 PM   #200
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New goods went on this week-

Holan Nomada Pro 45L system w/ jerry cans

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Where did you find the winglets?
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:39 PM   #201
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What I Did

I had the headlight & parking light burn out and I went to Advance Auto Parts and the really awesome thing is they have a Sylvania H7 premium headlight bulb for $14.95 and it is 40% brighter and shines 30% farther and wider than the original bulb. They also had the parking light bulbs I am so impressed and will keep using them. Just thought I'd toss that in. I have to admit that Advance Auto Parts is really terrific. I get replacement batteries there because their house brand lasts more than twice as long as any other battery I have bought and they have oil filters that are major brand names and really nicely priced.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #202
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Where did you find the winglets?
Made them myself. Along with the side covers and right rear heel plate.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:08 PM   #203
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Shortend front turn signals

Since I kept trying to break off my front turn signals (gravity sucks ) I decided to shorten them. I installed the euro spec turn signal mounts. Took all of 15 minutes and cost about 30 bucks.

Before.


Halfway.


After.

BTW the part number for the turn signal mounts is 63 13 7 687 008.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #204
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Changed the alternator belt

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Changed the belt without removing or loosening the crash bars, the front shock or the Touratech skid plate.
Minimal swearing and no wrenches were hurled across the garage out of disgust or frustration.
However, after 100k kms, the original belt still looked good, though slightly stretched relative to the new one.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:11 PM   #205
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Since I kept trying to break off my front turn signals (gravity sucks ) I decided to shorten them. I installed the euro spec turn signal mounts. Took all of 15 minutes and cost about 30 bucks.


After.

BTW the part number for the turn signal mounts is 63 13 7 687 008.
Interesting...so you were able to buy short stalks and use the same turn signals? I assumed it was all one piece.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:43 AM   #206
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Interesting...so you were able to buy short stalks and use the same turn signals? I assumed it was all one piece.
Yep, they are the stalks from UK spec bikes I believe.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:29 AM   #207
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Made them myself. Along with the side covers and right rear heel plate.

Ok then, all you need to do now is make me a set for my '02GS and were good to go ...............
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:47 PM   #208
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Installed my new PC535 Odyssey battery last night into my 2012 GSA. I found that the stock battery just did not get it for starting when the bike has been sitting outside in 20 deg weather at work. The fit was tight but do-able with the suggestions mentioned in other threads. Had to fab up a new hold down bracket which seems to work pretty good. Since I also raised the front seat brackets about 3/4" there was plenty of room on the top side of the battery for all the wires, with out interfering with the cross brace for the front seat. To raise the seat I used my lathe to drill out and tap to 5mm some 1 1/4" long pieces of 5/16" stainless rod so they just screwed down over the original seat bracket studs, then threaded the outside of the rod to 8mm to accept a nut. I had some 1" dia Derlin rod that I cut four pieces out of to use as the spacers under the seat brackets.



Couple more mods I've done recently. large foot print for side stand fashioned out of 3/8" aluminum plate.





Radar detector LED visual indicator. Super bright red led in a piece of rubber tube just wired into the speaker
jack. Really gets your attention even when not looking at it and is shielded from other eyes by being set down
into the tube.



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Old 12-15-2012, 03:08 PM   #209
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Yep, they are the stalks from UK spec bikes I believe.
Cool, good to know. Hopefully same thing will be available for the WC GS when it comes out.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #210
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Did you make this. Is it as simple as an LED connected to a mini jack?

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Radar detector LED visual indicator. Super bright red led in a piece of rubber tube just wired into the speaker jack. Really gets your attention even when not looking at it and is shielded from other eyes by being set down into the tube.



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