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Old 10-26-2012, 07:18 PM   #16
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I recently changed my oil and lost track of just how much fresh oil I put into the engine including filling the new oil filter with fresh oil, then using a couple of half full bottles of engine oil, then two full quarts of engine oil then....Oh boy, how much oil is in there? Who cares....I know there is at least 3 quarts of oil in the engine...maybe more...but, maybe less.
if you know that there are at least 3 quarts of oil (in the engine), why would there be less?

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Old 10-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #17
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I rode mine today. ..

I rode mine about 120 miles today. Finally put the GoreTex liner back in my jacket and had the heated handgrips on for the first time since maybe April. Bike runs so good those clear crisp mornings!
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #18
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Washed mine after doing 1,400 miles on Monday through Wednesday. Atlanta to Nashville to Run the Natchez Trace and back. Rode my k bike today for change of pace.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:33 PM   #19
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RomaDakota, which pattern of that bar light did you purchase? I've been checking it out.
Here is the datasheet - Rigid SR
The clamps/mounts are done by Black Dog Cycle Works. Both clamps and light can be ordered through Black Dog. The installation is neither perfect or simple. Initially, I was going to use a relay and activate whenever the high beams were activated. Now I have ordered the aux light switch assembly normally seen on GSAs therefore with said relay, I will have an additional switchable solution. Currently, it is installed with a temporary switch.
I wanted a very bright solution without hanging lights out to the side of the beak where a simple drop would damage the light and the bike. Mine gets dropped from time 2 time...
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:05 PM   #20
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Sorry that I wasn't clear: I meant the LED array when I said "light bar", wondering whether you ordered the driving light or the flood light,. I can see that I worded it poorly.

I'm thinking about getting that same mount and light combo, but as an amber flood.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 PM   #21
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Sorry that I wasn't clear: I meant the LED array when I said "light bar", wondering whether you ordered the driving light or the flood light,. I can see that I worded it poorly.

I'm thinking about getting that same mount and light combo, but as an amber flood.
Driving, per recommendation from BDCW.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:44 AM   #22
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it's been a busy week. between hunting down craigslist bargains, a trip to REI and tracking various shipments, it's been like a mini christmas for me and my new 05 R12GS.

tonight i installed my new beak mudguard, rear splashguard (easy), center stand lift-assist lever, steering stops, and removed the whole seat assembly to replace the alarm batteries. i also got everything ready to swap on my new (to me) cross-spoke rims with tkc80 knobbies just in time for a dual sport riding clinic at hollister next weekend.

i'm typing this on my ipad in the backyard as i try out my rei halfdome 2+ tent, big agnes encampment +15 sleeping bag and REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad. while the air pad doesn't come close to my tempurpedic, it is plenty firm enough to keep my 230 lbs from touching the ground even turned on my side, even after i let a little air out just to soften the pad up.

all the new goodies are getting me amped for riding alaska next summer.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:36 AM   #23
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I just went outside, pissin rain again. I need to remind myself why I moved to the PNW. Oh yea, as opposed to SoCal, I can breath the air and it's not as hot as hell. I went into the shop and stood by the old gal. New Amsoil all around and a washing with wax job. And why do I do this every year to myself.........It's the memories that keep me coming back for more.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:07 AM   #24
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I took my 2012 R12 for the 12k service... and decided to try some Heidis.

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Old 10-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #25
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I put on as much as would fit under my Rukka suit and went to a yoga class -1C and the snow flake/ ice crystal flashing
on my display.
Every day on the bike is a good day come rain or sunshine, and touch would it's running perfectly
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #26
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Jack shit, unfortunately. I'm 2600 miles from home. If I was home I would be riding it. Has everything I need on it but I will be ordering a new Klim suit.
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:04 PM   #27
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I decided to buy a 2012 GSA Triple Black with less than 3000 miles on the clock...





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Old 10-27-2012, 03:10 PM   #28
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Just bought a new one!
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #29
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Just bought a new one!
Gratz!!!

Which color? Photos? Have you taken delivery yet?
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:17 PM   #30
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Went for a 150 mile ride in the cold windy rain. Loved every minute of it!
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