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Old 02-05-2013, 12:44 PM   #466
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Been getting cramps in my right arm and so I moved my bars up 1.5" and back 1.5" by using the VM bar backs from Bobs BMW.

Much more comfortable and the real bonus was that I didn't have to re-route my cables and brake lines! So far I am liking them a lot. Will know for sure when I get my next long ride in.

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #467
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got a refund from Wunderlich on that battery i didn't end up needing..and setup an apointment for a RideandBuy on the ZTechnik Vstream
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:45 PM   #468
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got a refund from Wunderlich on that battery i didn't end up needing..and setup an apointment for a RideandBuy on the ZTechnik Vstream
Nice going lukeinla, let us know how it goes. I think my Vstream is the tall one I know you asked me in an earlier post ... sorry ... Did you set up this RideandBuy through a BMW dealership ?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:36 AM   #469
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On my 2000 R1150GS, ~25,000 miles, last night I did the cam-chain tensioner update - I did the "loosen only the three intake system clamps" method and the whole job took maybe 15 minutes. Same amazing difference in quietness (on an already quiet engine) others have reported. I look forward top testing the improvment under load others have seen as well. Tonight I will do the positive jump start post off of the starter install.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:33 PM   #470
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Installed an Odyssey PC535 battery in my camhead GSA today. I looked at NoVa's 625 install and almost went with the larger battery, but in the end decided against it and during install was sure I'd made the right choice. Because mine is a sidecar rig I have a lot more wiring in that area: aux lights on the sidecar, electric camber control, etc. There was barely enough room for the 535 but man does it crank!

Five below zero and with a quarter roll of the throttle it fired right up!

I also modified the front seat bar by cutting out the middle section, using just 1.5 inches on either end. Several posters mentioned they were worried about the metal bar shorting out across the terminals. Worked well, though I'm not sure it was necessary. I had plenty of clearance and the battery is wedged so tight it's not moving without a pry bar.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:58 PM   #471
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What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I moved the damn thing about 5 feet out of the way.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #472
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Been getting cramps in my right arm and so I moved my bars up 1.5" and back 1.5" by using the VM bar backs from Bobs BMW.

Much more comfortable and the real bonus was that I didn't have to re-route my cables and brake lines! So far I am liking them a lot. Will know for sure when I get my next long ride in.

How do these compare to the creative concepts? I wanna do this, then add Fast Flexx bars..pull them back then straighten my wrists a touch..
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #473
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How do these compare to the creative concepts? I wanna do this, then add Fast Flexx bars..pull them back then straighten my wrists a touch..
No idea on creative concepts, sorry.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:18 PM   #474
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:04 PM   #475
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I went looking for the larger BMW handguards in the Max BMW parts fiche and fell victim to the siren song of the LED turn signals.

Out with the old...





... and in with the new!




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Old 02-07-2013, 05:59 PM   #476
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got a drivers seat sent to Seat Concepts
3M Velcrod my Top Box key to the inside of the TopBox for those rare time i might feel the need to lock it
Was mean't to do the same with my small garage opener on my winglet but couldn't decide which side to have it on so put that project on pause
Next week testing out Ztechnik Vstream..Large and Extra-Large

annnnddd sold my stock exhaust and original seat swapped with a brother from the forum..
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:07 PM   #477
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:42 AM   #478
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How is the long distance comfort on that seat? I was thinking a Sargent this spring but that shape looks better.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:10 PM   #479
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How is the long distance comfort on that seat? I was thinking a Sargent this spring but that shape looks better.
I have to confess, I haven't done a lot of long hours on it, so I do not know. I do know that it is as comfortable as the Sargent Low with the Sargent front in the high position. The SC seat has the front slightly built up to make it unnecessary to put the front of the seat in the high position.

I'm guessing, based on a LOT of Sargent miles, that the SC seat will be at least as good.

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Old 02-08-2013, 04:36 PM   #480
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I have to confess, I haven't done a lot of long hours on it, so I do not know. I do know that it is as comfortable as the Sargent Low with the Sargent front in the high position. The SC seat has the front slightly built up to make it unnecessary to put the front of the seat in the high position.

I'm guessing, based on a LOT of Sargent miles, that the SC seat will be at least as good.

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Jim, that's interesting that you say that. I used to run my OEM seat in the high/low position to try to level it but I've had no issue with my Sargent and have found it plenty comfortable in the low/low position. You felt the Sargent was still sloped forward?
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