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Old 01-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #361
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I completed an iron butt ride, coast to coast in under 50 hours from Jacksonville Beach, FL to San Diego, CA, on an 2012 GS Adventure...
Congrats on a challenging ride!

I am doing the same next week... 50cc inside a SS4000... Starting in San Diego Thursday morning.

Oh, and very nice avatar. I started daydreaming just staring at it. Then my boss walked up behind me (of course).
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #362
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Powder coat

Powder coated my new headlight protector and luggage racks that were modified to fit my bike.

before


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Luggage racks from a KLR


Modded for the GSA


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Old 01-10-2013, 09:53 AM   #363
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New Wlibers, front and rear... viz
Did that on my 07, OMG. Had I known I'd have done much sooner. Enjoy!
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #364
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Tool tray

Used it as a tool tray while I was installing a higher screen on my daughter's Dakar and thought about going for a spin,
but it's 2 below and windy so I just packed up my tools and hit the couch
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:23 AM   #365
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I cleaned all the grooves in the tread on my tires with Qtips and a pair of tweezers.
I saw some really nice tweezers (titanium I think) in the touratech catalogue - a bit spendy at 65 dollars but they did have a little recess in the handle for the BMW logo. Way I see it - 65 bucks is a solid investment if I can shave off some weight and keep some extra space in the Jesse's for beer runs. TEWSTER - what kind of Qtips are you running on your GS - full synth or natural?
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Old 01-11-2013, 11:52 AM   #366
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Stuck some very cheap homebrew tank panniers on my 1100. Couldn't afford the Fasma so these will have to do for now.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #367
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We're meant to get snow here over the weekend, so I made sure I got one last ride in
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:32 AM   #368
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Is your wife still pissed off or are you allowed back inside, now?

Mike
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, no wife but i do like sleeping with my GS
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:35 AM   #369
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I saw some really nice tweezers (titanium I think) in the touratech catalogue - a bit spendy at 65 dollars but they did have a little recess in the handle for the BMW logo. Way I see it - 65 bucks is a solid investment if I can shave off some weight and keep some extra space in the Jesse's for beer runs. TEWSTER - what kind of Qtips are you running on your GS - full synth or natural?
HAHAHAHAHAHA, yep Q-Tips from Touratech. Got the diamond tipped ones! Still waiting for my jeweler to engrave the Starbucks logo on the silk case they came in.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:40 AM   #370
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I see TT is out of temporary tattos of mosquito, tse tse flie, and black flie bites.
How are we supposed the have THAT look at Starbucks without them?
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:04 AM   #371
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don't forget the never seize!!

Went to replace front brake pads on my 2003 1150GS with Evo calipers @ 130,000 miles (second time, my first) and found that both pad retaining pins were seized in the calipers. Seems the mechanic did not put never seize on the threads last time. Using penetrating oil and heat, I was finally to get one pin out with the worst squeaking sounds I have ever heard! The other pin would not budge. Broke 2 #30 torx wrenches. Found a 3/8 drive #30 torx socket at Sears, and succeeded in stripping out the recessed torx head. Luckily the pins are fairly soft so I carefully drilled it out to 5/16" diameter which enabled me to use a miniature hack saw (one made by Lennox works really well) to slit the remaining screw threads in three places to remove it. Still was difficult to get it to move. Cleaned out threads and coated the threads on the new pins with never seize before replacing. Whew!
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #372
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #373
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[QUOTE=BigDave75;20469126]

nice one Dave - would be interested to hear your reports on how it changes the feel of the bike.
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #374
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nice one Dave - would be interested to hear your reports on how it changes the feel of the bike.
Should have one in the next few weeks, got in about 100 miles of slab today but real mellow due to new tires and 30 degree weather!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:38 PM   #375
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sounds good mate - look forwards to it
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