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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 AM   #691
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Turned 100K on my ride back from Seat Concepts in San Jacinto. Cheers!


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Old 03-02-2013, 08:29 AM   #692
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I see now
Im really digging the red spring
Is that an ESA unit?
No its not ESA, here is a better look.

Elibah Spring( rated for my 235# fat ass + gear) , what a difference in a ride quality.



And here a rebuild set of ohlins for 12lt and stock shock removed from same guys Yammy R1 that we upgrade the spring on it.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:45 AM   #693
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Turned 100K on my ride back from Seat Concepts in San Jacinto.




Congratulations on the 100k milestone, and that's a nice looking seat! What position is it in high front/low rear?
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #694
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Turned 100K on my ride back from Seat Concepts in San Jacinto.

Lenden is a great guy, they actually made the foam and installed it and a new cover on my seat pan while I waited.

I've only put about 60 miles on the seat so far. The angle is better, the foam comfortable. The cover looks great.
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #695
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #696
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Replace front shock

Bought ohlins, the Good ones got the front end all apart gas tank moved along with the air intake. Top nut removed immediately lost found later & bottom bolt out after I twisted a 50 T torx socket & used a allen torx & bar some kind of strong locktite.
But the lower A bar will not lower to get shock out.
Assuming have to remove front wheel to lower front end for shock removal, service guy at Max agreed means I have to wait for proper Allen wrench from Max. next week, I should have one anyways.
Any other thoughts lowering front could remove rear wheel but doing this one person may be best stay to front for now
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:55 PM   #697
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Bought an old Oilhead

Then took her to a really classy establishment for our first dinner date.

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:51 PM   #698
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The winglets I made. Nothing fancy, but they work great. In fact, I think when it gets hot here, and I pull off the windshield and handguards like I normally do, I'll probably leave these as I suspect it will still make the ride nicer.





Wasn't much to making the patterns or forming them. Biggest pain of the project was cutting the material. Took me a while to figure out a good way to do it, just the right speed, finesse, etc. I've seen some shorter ones that were just held on with 3M dual lock, and I think that would work, but since mine were a lot taller in the front, I decided a small bracket to secure them was the best way to go. They are rock solid.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #699
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Bought ohlins, the Good ones got the front end all apart gas tank moved along with the air intake. Top nut removed immediately lost found later & bottom bolt out after I twisted a 50 T torx socket & used a allen torx & bar some kind of strong locktite.
But the lower A bar will not lower to get shock out.
Assuming have to remove front wheel to lower front end for shock removal, service guy at Max agreed means I have to wait for proper Allen wrench from Max. next week, I should have one anyways.
Any other thoughts lowering front could remove rear wheel but doing this one person may be best stay to front for now

Look here..http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808727&highlight=remove+front+shock#post19132873
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:45 PM   #700
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Rode it to work for the first time today - other than to the gas station to fill it up last week, my first experience on the GS. Absolutely love it.
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #701
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Fork seals have had a small leak for a while. I ran down to Victory BMW in Chandler to see some KLIM gear, (They didn't have what I was looking for, but the trip answered one question). WHile I was there I asked if they might have fork seals for my bike.
They had two. I bought them.

Then off to a late lunch/early dinner and back to the hotel. I cleaned up the forks and tried a trick, it didn't seem to help too much, but we'll see how it goes. I can work on the seals next time I'm over at my dads where there is shade. Mid 80's here today.
Dirty,


and cleaned up a bit,


If my cold feels up to it I'll go do some exploring tomorrow.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #702
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Took my Globescout panniers for their first offroad excursion. Unfortunately I didn't drop the bike to test their durability. This was also my first ride in a long time without a tank bag. I just started using this Wunderlich handlebar bag which holds everything I used to carry in my tank bags. I also took the Adventure winglets off since the temps were supposed to reach the low 80's. thos e little suckers block a lot of wind. I think I'll keep them off all summer.

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:48 PM   #703
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Used up more gas..more tire..that is all...
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #704
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Congratulations on the 100k milestone, and that's a nice looking seat! What position is it in high front/low rear?
Shown high front, high rear, same as I was riding with the stock foam. The new foam has added what feels to be approximately a half inch in height. The rear rack I built doesn't allow me to put the seat in the low position, after I modify it I'll experiment with seat positions, but I do like it as is.

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