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Old 02-16-2013, 11:50 AM   #526
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Thanks for the concern

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INside the tube is a complete set for tire repair, including a mini 12v air compressor.


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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Thanks for your concern. Yep, it sure is a "high risk area". I had a saddlebag which was hanging down just above the exhaust and it was ok. I guess (hope...) that the heat just behind the exhaust is far more intense than above it.
Used my nose on the first ride today and the familiar burning plastic smell wasn´t there...I hope it will continue in that way...
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM   #527
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I installed an Odyssey PC625 battery in my '12 R12GSA. Fairly easy install and what an improvement over the stock battery.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:32 PM   #528
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I got a fairly nice day and the wife to be was away, so it was time to install some of my TT goodies. I put on the oil cooler guard (alot easier to do than some people on here have led on), the hard part steering stop, and the footprint enlarger for my side stand. and i washed her up a little ( i really need a cover, sitting under the carport it gets very dirty)

all in all a good day for me and my GSA

Hopefully a ride tomorrow if the weather is nice and maybe an install of the engine guards.
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #529
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Like AB a few posts up, I now have a tool tube, mine being attached with JVB ingenuity containing a modified Slime Air compressor and tire flat fixins. I'll let JVB weigh in on the dremel mods to the air compressor case to make it fit in the tool tube. . ..



Rear view at night, with some circular stealth black reflective tape on the lid:

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Old 02-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #530
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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!
I rode a Yamaha 750 in Iowa one winter whenever the streets were clear enough. Coldest actual temp was -25F. I love cold weather gear!
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #531
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I cleaned the windscreen on my GSA. It was 82f here today. Why didn't I go for a ride?

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Old 02-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #532
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I found the underside of my top box as a good position for the two of them
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:55 PM   #533
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I GS 1,

I do like that color! never seen that before.

today on my own bike, I tinkered with the MOrontronic.

moved HES plate from fully retarded, to fully advanced.

set TPS to .450 or so volts from the normal .370

removed the jumper, ran NO cat code plug.

poured in 3 gallons of 98 octane fuel , and rode about 30 miles.

decent bottom end snap, no pinging, but it did surge like a son of a bitch at steady throttle
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #534
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I finally installed my MRA X-reen on top of my GSA windscreen. I love the infinitely adjustable settings both for height and angle. I never realized just how much I depended on the buffeting to tell me how fast I was going. :-). I was going 90 and it felt pretty comfortable.

I'll give a better review when I have a few more thousand miles under my belt.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:08 AM   #535
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Cheated on it,test drove a KTM 990 adv,nice bike with absolutely NO wind protection, otherwise a nice machine.
I'm planning to go to Ushuaia and am going to buy a bike in the US, but I don't want to have a final gear go south on me( i possible , it would have to go to the Antarctic) especially on a 1200,
SOOO I'll get a bike with a chain drive and the GS650 is to small , no X-challenges around and very few GS 800 at least in California where I intend to buy the bike.
So what do you do, check out the competition!
It will not be as comfortable as the BMW, nothing a Renazco won't cure
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:30 AM   #536
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Inspected and lubed my final drive. Fingers crossed it survives another 40K miles.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:30 PM   #537
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I rode a couple of hundred miles through the twisties - from San Clemente in south Orange County to Julian California in eastern San Diego County and back. This was a group ride organized by BMW Motorcycles of Escondido.

It was a very good ride...
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #538
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Added part numbers to my original post.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #539
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Cheated on it,test drove a KTM 990 adv,nice bike with absolutely NO wind protection, otherwise a nice machine.
I'm planning to go to Ushuaia and am going to buy a bike in the US, but I don't want to have a final gear go south on me( i possible , it would have to go to the Antarctic) especially on a 1200,
SOOO I'll get a bike with a chain drive and the GS650 is to small , no X-challenges around and very few GS 800 at least in California where I intend to buy the bike.
So what do you do, check out the competition!
It will not be as comfortable as the BMW, nothing a Renazco won't cure
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #540
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I found the underside of my top box as a good position for the two of them
Whoa, i like that green. Also did you run a breather line for your FD up higher?
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