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Old 02-19-2013, 08:51 AM   #556
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GSAdict - Where did you find the aux light mount that let you use the factory fog light mount location? Also did you make the XM receiver mount or was that bought? I'd like to see more photos of these if you have any.

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Old 02-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #557
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It was a FARKLE weekend!!
I really like those fog light guards. Can you tell me where you got them?
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:49 AM   #558
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Love this!

I'd been wondering how I might do something like this. I just thought it would be a bit too awkward to drive with. Let us know how it feels on the road.

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Today I installed a bicycle rack I've been working on for a week or so. I have a few small changes to make, but this is very close to the final version. It's over-built; very strong and stable, and will accept bicycles of varying sizes, though I plan on using it mainly for my mountain bike. It is attached to a rear rack I built several months ago, which also accepts a Pelican 1550 top box.

This version is for local bicycle hauling, but I plan on making a version that will attach to the top of the Pelican so I can take all my gear and bicycle on multi-day trips. It would also be able to attach to any flat surface, such as any type of rear-rack adapter plate, etc.





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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 PM   #559
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Installed a new to me Aeroflow windshield. Then went for a ride on the hiway. Huge improvement in the buffeting department. BTW, -9 Celsius today so it was a pretty quick ride.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #560
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Installed a new to me Aeroflow windshield. Then went for a ride on the hiway. Huge improvement in the buffeting department. BTW, -9 Celsius today so it was a pretty quick ride.
Rockmuncher you should change your name to BigKahunas ... Riding with a -9 celsius is cooooold ! even just to test a new piece of gear ... I'm sure it was a very very short ride ... Ouch ...
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #561
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Why all the carbon fiber on the GS. Ew. Take it all off and send it to me NOW. Just kidding, Nice looking rig!
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #562
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Old 02-19-2013, 04:21 PM   #563
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:59 PM   #564
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The GoPro was mounted using one of their simple sticky mounts. It seems solid. It is in front of the oil cooler
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you'll have to settle with taking the Pulaski Skyway into Hoboken NJ.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWbiaCyLsvk
Yup. That's where I'm mounting mine. Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #565
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Check out 2x2cycles.com

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I'd been wondering how I might do something like this. I just thought it would be a bit too awkward to drive with. Let us know how it feels on the road.
Check out 2x2cycles.com. They make a bike rack and golf club carrier for most motorcycles and works great have one on my GSA and love it have done multiple 1000k days with the bike on the back. Also doesn't touch the frame like this one does.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #566
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Today I installed a bicycle rack I've been working on for a week or so. I have a few small changes to make, but this is very close to the final version. It's over-built; very strong and stable, and will accept bicycles of varying sizes, though I plan on using it mainly for my mountain bike. It is attached to a rear rack I built several months ago, which also accepts a Pelican 1550 top box.

This version is for local bicycle hauling, but I plan on making a version that will attach to the top of the Pelican so I can take all my gear and bicycle on multi-day trips. It would also be able to attach to any flat surface, such as any type of rear-rack adapter plate, etc.





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Old 02-19-2013, 09:37 PM   #567
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I'd been wondering how I might do something like this. I just thought it would be a bit too awkward to drive with. Let us know how it feels on the road.
Thanks! I put a lot of thought into the design. It's solid, and you can hardly tell there's anything back there while riding.

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Check out 2x2cycles.com. They make a bike rack and golf club carrier for most motorcycles and works great have one on my GSA and love it have done multiple 1000k days with the bike on the back. Also doesn't touch the frame like this one does.
2x2 seems to have gotten their design down well enough, and I'm glad you have a product you like and use, but I didn't like how the bicycle's weight is supported by a single crank-arm. I feel this puts undue wear on the bottom bracket. Not only that, but I wanted a rack that didn't leave a bunch of stuff hanging off the back of the motorcycle when the bicycle is removed, or require much assembly. Mine installs and removes onto/off of any flat surface with 4 bolts. Easy! Plus, although I'm sure theirs is a quality product, the pricing is a bit on the high side IMO.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #568
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I'm sure I've never EVER seen anybody on a motorcycle carrying a bicycle like this.

What I wonder is...for the non-motorcycle (cager) community...WHAT THEY THINK happened?
Did some bicycle rear-end a motorcycle?
Did the cyclist survive?
Can this 'bent up' bicycle be fixed?
After the few test runs I've made, I'll tell you: If you want attention as a motorcyclist carry a bicycle on the back! Lots of looks, smiles and thumbs-up!

Cheers, brother!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:41 PM   #569
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The Clearwater Krista LEDs for GSA come with the mounts for install in the OEM location. But while pricey, they are brilliant, come on when i hit my horn, my high beam, or when I turn them on manually. They also plug directly into the OEM harness. Anyway, money well spent.

The guards are from BMW BEYOND. Just search R1200GSA on eBay any you'll see them. The mounting clamps suck so I'm replacing with black CNC brackets.

The XM antenna is directly mount to the OEM GSA windscreen support. I just drilled and tapped threads and set it on 2 small bushings. Then lock tite the Allen bolts. Been on for 5000 miles with a lot of off road with no issues. But I have a Touratech cockpit 1 to install so I may need to mod just a bit.

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Old 02-20-2013, 03:26 AM   #570
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Thanks! I put a lot of thought into the design. It's solid, and you can hardly tell there's anything back there while riding.



2x2 seems to have gotten their design down well enough, and I'm glad you have a product you like and use, but I didn't like how the bicycle's weight is supported by a single crank-arm. I feel this puts undue wear on the bottom bracket. Not only that, but I wanted a rack that didn't leave a bunch of stuff hanging off the back of the motorcycle when the bicycle is removed, or require much assembly. Mine installs and removes onto/off of any flat surface with 4 bolts. Easy! Plus, although I'm sure theirs is a quality product, the pricing is a bit on the high side IMO.

Cheers!
I have the 2x2 rack on my GSA and don't like the extra metal hanging off the back. I will only install it when needed. I really like your design. Any chance you'll be making some for sale? I know there's not a huge demand for bicycle racks, but it would be nice to have more than one option out there.
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