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Old 03-15-2013, 04:07 AM   #796
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Jim offers solid advice. I found out the hard way!
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I got a sidecar to travel with my dog. He never complains, is delighted to be with me, approves of my dietary choices, is a social butterfly who helps me meet folks, appreciates a good beer, snuggles better than my wife, and hangs on my every word as if it's the most profound thing he's ever heard. TravelsWithBarley.com
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:02 AM   #797
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Dropped off my new Leo Vince header pipe at a local "jet-hot" style ceramic coating place. I'll be installing it along with my new Leo Vince carbon fiber can next week when they are complete with the coating process... I'll post photos soon...

Took the first ride on my new Saddlemen seat. It is sooo much more comfortable than the Sargent seat for me. It also feels a bit narrower at the front and it does not have the pronounced lip at the back that kept pushing me into the tank. It's a bit stiff but it should break in well... I'm so far happy with the purchase.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #798
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Note, however, that you have removed your strap for the "tool kit". In doing so you opened a hole to whatever is in your tray!
Thanks. I got the same message earlier when I posted my Centech install. I'm off to Home Depot today to actually pick up the sealant.

This thread is good stuff, should be titled: Please inspect my work to make sure I didn't pull any of my normal, dipshit, moves.

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:46 AM   #799
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that central slot would be ideal for riding in the nude. Keep the Johnson tucked down out of the way - so it wouldn't go flapping all over the place in the wind.
Very nice piece of seat ...
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:29 AM   #800
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Here's my little edition...
I took a compass, a little Dremel tool work and mounted it to my brake reservoir cap with some double sided tape. One of the handiest little mods I've come up with.

I had to steal your idea and while looking for a compass at REI, I found one that was almost made for this application. I took some crappy cellphone pics.









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Old 03-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #801
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took it for a ride and signed up for the annual polar bear ride.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #802
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On the GS, removed the PIAA lightbar and replaced it with a much nicer Migsel that tucks the lights in tighter to the beak and raised them an inch. Also (barely visible by the cylinder) installed a set of TT crashbars.



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Old 03-16-2013, 02:37 PM   #803
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On the GSA I fabricated some very short cargo straps with quick release buckles to hold the side windows in place when I unzip them and roll them up. Having them flap in the breeze was freaking poor Barley out a bit.



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Old 03-16-2013, 02:46 PM   #804
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I took it for a ride to my brother in laws in PA. I made it safely. 50% chance of rain my ass...that was a snowstorm.


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Old 03-16-2013, 07:56 PM   #805
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Rode up to Long Beach BMW and ride with 44 other riders to RawHyde adventures in Castaic Cali. Hung out all afternoon with hundreds of other riders. I even took the GSA offroad for the first time today. No naps so far...

Still up here listening to music around the camp fire - drum set, electric violin, ukulele, and 2 accustic guitars. These dudes are jam'n.
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:43 AM   #806
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Not today, its only 5:36 yet. I replaced the voltage regulator in my GS yesterday. The job wasn't *quite* as easy as I'd hoped, but not having an ABS pump gave me all the space I needed to get the cover and regulator mounting screws out. Prior to replacement, I was seeing ~13v with excursions to 14v. After replacement, I've got a steady 14.7v with the motor running.

The whole thing took ~1/2 hour start to finish.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #807
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I took it for a ride to my brother in laws in PA. I made it safely. 50% chance of rain my ass...that was a snowstorm.

You rode in that weather bare handed???




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Old 03-17-2013, 09:33 AM   #808
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Took the Top Box off so i could fit the above...instructions were great..not wholly accurate though..impossible to get 2 washers and nuts above the tail light so could only fit the nuts..took us about an hour..using plyers..tweezers..unlike the passenger kit they sell which just clicks onto the bike like the passenger seat..this is not a quick replacement kit..so sending it back...while i had the Top Box off for the first time ..i thought i would see how she handles...holy cow! for the city; its great!! Will keep the box cause it can be put on in seconds but am going to look for some lightweight storage options for my layers and such around town

Also got the Powerpump..handpump for my bike so i could keep the psi right without having to go to the gas station....pump PUMP pump PUMP...lost a couple of Psi...PUMP PUMP PUMP PUMP...lost some more....that thing is going back as well!

Sold my Low Seat on Ebay or at least they clicked to buy it..so looks like my RDL build is still set for April
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #809
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Went to replace the rear brake pads as my MotoMinder app told me to 364 miles ago (I have it set to remind me every 3,000mi). The inner pad still has at least 1/4" on it, so I'll wait until I replace the rotor. This'll be done during the next nice day I have off, along with changing the FD fluid, all in prep for my SS1000 in May.

I did notice the front tire tread is looking a tad low.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:10 PM   #810
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Went into the garage to start the gs and the battery was completely dead.Dawned on me that i had plugged my mp3 player in to charge-2 weeks ago..Ed
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