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Old 09-17-2013, 04:43 PM   #2236
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Mount it here:
Hmmm, that's a great spot. I hadn't looked for a hard mounting position as it had the handlebar mount, which obviously was insufficient.

Did you use anything underneath as a lock washer or similar to prevent the 'nut' from vibrating loose?
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:58 PM   #2237
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Hmmm, that's a great spot. I hadn't looked for a hard mounting position as it had the handlebar mount, which obviously was insufficient.

Did you use anything underneath as a lock washer or similar to prevent the 'nut' from vibrating loose?
No, no need. The nut holds fine finger tight.





There is a round mark on the backside that will guide the placement of the hole.

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:49 AM   #2238
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After a few drinks on Sunday night, I bought some wheel rim tape off eBay (cost was around 3). I'd forgotten I'd ordered it until it arrived in the mail yesterday. So, yesterday, I fitted the rim tape, then pulled it all off. What the hell was I thinking. No more drunk eBay purchases for me!
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:29 AM   #2239
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Just finished my first valve adjustment on the GS. Easy Peasy. Start finish about 2 hours. That included "ok how the heck do I do this time" and looking at videos and reading about it. Thanks JVB. The video was great.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:32 AM   #2240
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My car got stolen last night. :(

Tomorrow I will be installing gps tracking on the bike.

Guess I will be riding more now :)
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #2241
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My car got stolen last night. :(

Tomorrow I will be installing gps tracking on the bike.

Guess I will be riding more now :)
I am thinking about putting one of these on my bike:
http://www.thetileapp.com/

This is another option:
http://www.button-trackr.com/

Both have cloud tracking if your bike goes missing. Anyone running the app will automatically notify you of your bike's location. No affiliation to either just passing along info.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #2242
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Who'd want to steal a big GS? They don't have chrome all over them and they don't look fast. I imagine most bikes, like cars, are stolen for their parts and I have a hard time believing there's a big market for stolen GS parts. I do think the Tile would make a very discreet and low cost tool should you misplace your bike or assist the cops in finding it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #2243
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After a few drinks on Sunday night, I bought some wheel rim tape off eBay (cost was around 3). I'd forgotten I'd ordered it until it arrived in the mail yesterday. So, yesterday, I fitted the rim tape, then pulled it all off. What the hell was I thinking. No more drunk eBay purchases for me!
this is probably my most absolute favorite post of all time. it's not the drunken ebaying, it's that you went ahead and put the tape on just to see if the idea was indeed as loopy as your sober head had judged; that perhaps the drunken you MIGHT have had something good going.

the best!
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:52 PM   #2244
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this is probably my most absolute favorite post of all time. it's not the drunken ebaying, it's that you went ahead and put the tape on just to see if the idea was indeed as loopy as your sober head had judged; that perhaps the drunken you MIGHT have had something good going.

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Old 09-18-2013, 06:23 PM   #2245
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Who'd want to steal a big GS? They don't have chrome all over them and they don't look fast. I imagine most bikes, like cars, are stolen for their parts and I have a hard time believing there's a big market for stolen GS parts. I do think the Tile would make a very discreet and low cost tool should you misplace your bike or assist the cops in finding it.
Why do they steal anything??

My car is probably in the chopshop already.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #2246
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The flywheel R&R is going much faster than I expected. The flywheel and hardware arrived today, I was able to remove the transmission & knackered flywheel and install the new *used* one and get the transmission back in place. I may have this knocked out by the weekend, depending on how much other puttering around the bike I want to do.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:34 PM   #2247
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Finally put on my ADVdesigns lower crash bars after ordering the mounting hardware from them. These were probably the only things not bent on my bike after my crash and I have no doubt they saved me from walking out of the woods with a broken clavicle.
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:18 AM   #2248
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Finally put on my ADVdesigns lower crash bars after ordering the mounting hardware from them. These were probably the only things not bent on my bike after my crash and I have no doubt they saved me from walking out of the woods with a broken clavicle.
Wow, saved your clavicle. Some crash bars. Were you wearing them on your head?
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Old 09-19-2013, 07:29 AM   #2249
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Yesterday finished installing Jesse Safari panniers I bought from an inmate. The mounting system is very complicated, took hours to install. Had to solder in few inches of wires going to one of the blinkers to relocate them. A the end I was surprised how nicely these huge cans blend in with the rest of the bike.
Looking at the results of my 10k miles trip this July, bike repairs and maintenance were the biggest expenses- by far.
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Old 09-19-2013, 08:07 AM   #2250
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Just finished putting on the Suburban Big Peg kit
http://www.suburban-machinery.com/GSbigpeg.html
As you can see they lowered the rider pegs 3/4 inch! They are high quality material and have a much bigger foot bed.




sorry about the piss poor picture.

At 6' 3" it doesn't take long to start feeling hip pressure and knee cramps. Now I'm just waiting to get out and try them out. I think they are going to work out fine.
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