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Old 03-11-2013, 08:03 AM   #766
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Haven't had that test yet, but I expect it will be fine! Adding window tint to reduce glare was a great idea.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:16 AM   #767
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Shouldn't the snow plow be mounted on the front?

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:32 AM   #768
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:18 AM   #769
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Sorry to be negative, but I don't think those are well thought out at a wide load of 46 1/2" !!. That's dangerous and I made the same mistake myself (with the exact same bike and Shine Yellow color )and switched to Micatech at 38 ". Jesse bags are also well designed in that department. When you get your first close call, you may agree with me. If you think you're clear and your rear bags hit something, it's gonna hurt. Nice bags though.
I used to have Givi E41 side cases on my Wee Strom, which were nearly as wide (IIRC, they were around 43" or 44" wide). I certainly wouldn't be lane sharing with the side cases on, but let's keep things in perspective - this is only a couple of inches wider than the handlebars on each side. If you use even a small amount of common sense it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:05 AM   #770
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let's keep things in perspective - this is only a couple of inches wider than the handlebars on each side. If you use even a small amount of common sense it shouldn't be a problem.
Exactly. The bars are right around 42.5 -43" if memory serves me right. I did discover after my first pot hole this morning that I'm going to have to take the bars off tonight so I can check the left turn signals wiring connector under the tail section. I must not have had it pushed all the way in. It worked properly until the first major bump. Just pulled out the bulb to verify it was still good, so it's gotta be that I didn't push it all the way into the socket correctly when i moved the signal.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:25 AM   #771
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Shouldn't the snow plow be mounted on the front?

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Or he's got a GS with a reverse gear!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #772
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I got to ride to work today. Finally after a long winter in Michigan.
Those are some serious freaking brake lights you've added, also...
It's a good looking GS.
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:34 AM   #773
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Shouldn't the snow plow be mounted on the front?

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Good idea. Another good reason to own a GS. Snow plowing!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:39 AM   #774
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This works better for plowing
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:44 AM   #775
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Hi guys. just finished my gps-mount.. Must say Im pretty proud .. Made in stainless steel.






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Old 03-12-2013, 05:41 AM   #776
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Hi guys. just finished my gps-mount.. Must say Im pretty proud .. Made in stainless steel.
Pretty nifty, I like the plug in wiring. I spent all day yesterday building one for my bike and scrapped the whole shitteree because it looked like scrap metal. Do you think those 2 little screws are strong enough to support that setup?
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:50 AM   #777
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Pretty nifty, I like the plug in wiring. I spent all day yesterday building one for my bike and scrapped the whole shitteree because it looked like scrap metal. Do you think those 2 little screws are strong enough to support that setup?
I was wondering the same thing. The whole mount is on what amounts to an arm mounted at one end. I would think that off road it will vibrate. But maybe it will be fine. The arms look pretty sturdy. I guess you could always put a rubber grommet or something half way up the arm to stop the vibration. Fantastic machine work. It looks like it was bought off the shelf!
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:22 AM   #778
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I was wondering the same thing. The whole mount is on what amounts to an arm mounted at one end. I would think that off road it will vibrate. But maybe it will be fine. The arms look pretty sturdy. I guess you could always put a rubber grommet or something half way up the arm to stop the vibration. Fantastic machine work. It looks like it was bought off the shelf!

Yes, you guys are right on spot, the setup is sturdy but for more offroad conditions I will put some rubber that attaches to ledge below to minimize vibration and to support the screws when landning from a 30 metres jump...
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:51 AM   #779
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when i get my next day off gonna fit some spoke wraps to my rear tyre ;) will post pics..

duh...what i am thinking..

I ordered a BestRest FitKit for my bike for a day trip on Saturday to the SCTA trials in Johnson Valley ( with the missus and the little pup )

Ordered Dainese Drake Air Pants for RevZilla..$10 back in Revzilla credit as well

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Old 03-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #780
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Hi guys. just finished my gps-mount.. Must say Im pretty proud .. Made in stainless steel.




Just tell me how to pay for one!
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