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Old 02-15-2013, 08:59 AM   #511
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After my last big road trip and a week of 600+ mile days, the soles of my feet were numb for 2 months...really strange...never had that happen before in 25 years of riding. So, before this year's trip, I thought I might try something to dampen the vibrations coming through the pegs. I looked everywhere, but BMW doesn't sell anything like this for the GSA. It seemed like my only option was aftermarket pegs. However, someone on the internet said that the peg rubbers on the 2009 Xcountry would fit the GSA. I checked the microfiche, but the 2 bikes don't share common foot pegs. I called the parts guy at MAX, but he had never heard that the bikes shared any parts. I decided to take a risk and bought the peg rubbers anyway...less than $50. The parts came in and they're an exact fit...the rubber has grooves for each of the teeth on the footpegs...the brackets line up just right...and installation took 2 minutes. I still don't know if they'll make a significant difference, but its worth a try
Nice, do you have a part number?
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:12 PM   #512
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Cool2 25 degrees, no heated nuttin!

Sunny, but 25 degree day in the Chicago area, car is acting up and I had errands to run... What to do? Well, I should put on my cold weather gear and ride-after all there is no bad weather, just bad gear.

I put on my brand new layered Bilt Explorer jacket and pants, and my riding gloves and off I went! (Nothing heated)

I was pretty warm except my hands. But they ultimately defrosted ( witness my typing) and I got to ride my GS on a sunny day in February west of Chicago!

Great day!
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #513
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Nice, do you have a part number?
Added part numbers to my original post.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #514
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After my last big road trip and a week of 600+ mile days, the soles of my feet were numb for 2 months...really strange...never had that happen before in 25 years of riding. So, before this year's trip, I thought I might try something to dampen the vibrations coming through the pegs. I looked everywhere, but BMW doesn't sell anything like this for the GSA. It seemed like my only option was aftermarket pegs. However, someone on the internet said that the peg rubbers on the 2009 Xcountry would fit the GSA. I checked the microfiche, but the 2 bikes don't share common foot pegs. I called the parts guy at MAX, but he had never heard that the bikes shared any parts. I decided to take a risk and bought the peg rubbers anyway...less than $50. The parts came in and they're an exact fit...the rubber has grooves for each of the teeth on the footpegs...the brackets line up just right...and installation took 2 minutes. I still don't know if they'll make a significant difference, but its worth a try.

'46 71 7 696 748 Footrest rubber (x2)
'46 71 7 696 948 Retainer bracket (x2)
'07 11 9 902 745 Nylock nuts (x4)






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Nice fix. FWIW, JVB offered up this solution of GS rubber inserts this past summer, which have worked well in my Fastaways. They can be popped in or out as needed: Not sure if this is the only year, but here's one link:
BMW Footrest Rubber Part 09 46 71 7 664 225
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...6&rnd=08102012



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Old 02-15-2013, 07:16 PM   #515
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Guys, go to any sign shop or any place of business that wraps vehicles. They will sell you wrap material by the yard. The new wrapable vinyl is fairly easy to install, it is re-positionable and with the aid of a heat gun or hair dryer it is pretty easy to do.

If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, take the panels in and have your local sign shop do it.

Here's mine, that I did myself.

You did a really good job on your bike, she's a beauty !!! Have you tried the tank at all or just the side panels ? I might want to try the tank and the beak one day if I ever get tired of the red or want to change it up a little. Thanks for the info, it really looks good.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:56 AM   #516
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Tooltube and USB power socket





INside the tube is a complete set for tire repair, including a mini 12v air compressor.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:16 AM   #517
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Tell me more about the USB socket.
I smell a new farkle.
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Inside the tube is a complete set for tire repair, including a mini 12v air compressor.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #518
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I found the USB socket at :
http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

The bracket was useless in swedish subzero celsius.. Broke directly so I made my own in aluminum, works like a charm.



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Old 02-16-2013, 07:15 AM   #519
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You did a really good job on your bike, she's a beauty !!! Have you tried the tank at all or just the side panels ? I might want to try the tank and the beak one day if I ever get tired of the red or want to change it up a little. Thanks for the info, it really looks good.


Thanks, just tried the panels. There is no reason you couldn't do the tank.

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLsmPbPyE00
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:37 AM   #520
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Thanks, just tried the panels. There is no reason you couldn't do the tank.

Watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLsmPbPyE00
I"m sure there are people that are better at it than I am, but I wasted about 4 tries worth and could not get the wrinkles out of the complex bends. I started from different angles after my fails and could never make it work. If I attempted it again, I would start at the rear and plan for a seam after the gas lid.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #521
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INside the tube is a complete set for tire repair, including a mini 12v air compressor.[/QUOTE]

Hi Kalleswe - I don't want to sound like one of those Advriders that say "You've done it all wrong bro..." - but when I saw your tool tube I thought two things ....
  • that's a really nice, clean install,
  • but I also wondered if you're maybe going to have problems with heat from the pipe?

Keep your eye on it mate - I've had exhaust heat from my 1200 melt the little red plastic sideways facing reflector on the LHS of my license plate assembly .... so I know there's some fierce heat from the pipe in that area.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:02 AM   #522
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treated my bum to a new perch - Mayer is way better (for me) than stock - I'm liking it.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:07 AM   #523
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and then there's the Wunderlich Tip Enlarger - an exquisitely crafted little piece of kit - that not only impresses with increased functionality - but it is just SO BEAUTIFULLY well made, that it's not even funny.

It slips into place like a surgical implant. Tolerances are so tight - you just wouldn't think it was something to bolt on to your bike. You've got these two bolts passing through two plates, with threaded channels at perfect angles .... ooohhh - nothing short of engineering porn. Probably the best fitting farkle I've added to any of my bikes. Well done Wunderlich.

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #524
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screen adjuster doo-hickies.

Can't say I'm impressed yet. Maybe I need some more time to fiddle with them. Again from Wunderlich

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Old 02-16-2013, 11:04 AM   #525
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Ushuaia and FD Failure

I just road from Ushuaia to the end of the road in Tierra Del Fuego National Park--the culmination of 23,420 km from the US. And on the way back into Ushuaia, my final drive failed. So I'm about to figure that out.
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