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Old 03-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #871
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I did notice the front tire tread is looking a tad low.
Got the bike inspected today and asked the mechanic's professional opinion on the state of my tire. I told him I would be taking a ~2,600mi trip in early May. He said to definitely replace it.

So I ordered a new tire from Revzilla.

I also ordered a new set of shocks from Ohlinspro.com.

And I went to AutoZone and got some 75w90 synthetic and 2 bottles of DoT4. I'm planning on replacing the rear brake disk and replacing the FD fluid on Sunday. And soon I will flush the ABS.
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Old 03-26-2013, 02:27 PM   #872
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #873
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I ordered the parts to fix the oil cooler thermostat issue last Friday. Then ordered the clutch slave cylinder to begin the clutch fix.
Today I ordered a set of TKC80's to fix the slow leak in the very worn rear TKC that is on there now.

Saturday I bought a new pump since the old pump didn't. New pump cost just over $100 here locally. It is smaller and looks like crap, but works.
It looks about like the Aerostitch mini compressor only quite a bit more like somebody tore apart some compressor and put the guts in a zippered bag. Came with some tube patches and a tire pressure gauge. So I guess I paid extra for the stainless sticker on the side of that.

Beats pushing the big fat thing with a flat rear tire.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #874
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Just a teaser on an R to GS to TT conversion. Still have lots of small stuff to deal with and some painting.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:59 PM   #875
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Added a newish Sargent Low seat!

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Old 03-26-2013, 11:30 PM   #876
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Received my steering damper and mounting bracket in the mail today. I'll install it in the morning and post photos.

It is a Dutch built Yacugar damper. I ordered it from The Beemer Shop. Mine is an all black version of the one shown in the link.
Here are the install photos of the steering damper... In these photos, you can also see the Touratech steering hard part installed on the Telelever.







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Old 03-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #877
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:12 AM   #878
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I'm prepping the bike for a ride to Death Valley so I replaced the tires with TKC-80 knobbies. I also replaced the stock valve stem with a billet 90 degree angled valve stem. I also installed Dyna-Beads within the tire for rotational balancing. Here are the photos from the front rim and tire...





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Old 03-27-2013, 12:27 AM   #879
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This hints to one of the main reasons I wanted to start this thread. I believe that the number of people enjoying many trouble free days and miles with their bikes GREATLY out number those that are not so satisfied. But, there is little evidence to support this because those with problems seem to be very much more vocal about their situations.

So I wanted to start a thread where people that are enjoying their rides and tinkering have the encouragement to let us know. That way, hopefully those that visit ADVRider can get a more accurate picture of what a joy owning these bikes really is. Not to be naive, I am aware that I may be proven wrong. I may end up in the minority as a rider enjoying GS ownership (knock on wood, **bangs head**).

Happy trails!

Thank you for starting this thread !! So great!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:18 AM   #880
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I'm prepping the bike for a ride to Death Valley so I replaced the tires with TKC-80 knobbies. I also replaced the stock valve stem with a billet 90 degree angled valve stem. I also installed Dyna-Beads within the tire for rotational balancing. Here are the photos from the front rim and tire...





You have the nut on backwards!


































































Just kidding!

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:22 AM   #881
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You have the nut on backwards!


































































Just kidding!

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Dude...
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:24 AM   #882
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Small heart attack?

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #883
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I'm prepping the bike for a ride to Death Valley so I replaced the tires with TKC-80 knobbies. I also replaced the stock valve stem with a billet 90 degree angled valve stem. I also installed Dyna-Beads within the tire for rotational balancing. Here are the photos from the front rim and tire...





Ha! I just did the same tire swap for the same event. See you there man.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:19 AM   #884
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Small heart attack?

Jim
er, ya...

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #885
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Ha! I just did the same tire swap for the same event. See you there man.
I'll be in tent camping site #21, just north of the showers / restrooms...

C U there too!

edit: I just looked it up, it looks like you are right next door...
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