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Old 04-02-2013, 09:43 PM   #946
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Thats funny Jim, look closely at the bottle..."Wella" is the logo, it's a German hair color company!
By coincidence the company I work for!
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:19 PM   #947
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What have I done to my GSA?

Mounted a new rear tire on Saturday. Mounted a new front tonight. Shinko705s both. Can't wait to get 'em scrubbed in and take them in the dirt.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:17 AM   #948
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check out my build thread from my sig... there are lots more vendors that make cool and actually protective farkles should you be interested...
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:48 AM   #949
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Thats funny Jim, look closely at the bottle..."Wella" is the logo, it's a German hair color company!
By coincidence the company I work for!
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How ironic! I never noticed.

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:40 AM   #950
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That machine is clean. wow!
For mine to "look" clean you have to stand back a ways and moonlight seems to help.
You mean 'take off your glasses,' right?



...least that's what people needed to do to mine to make it look that clean.

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Old 04-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #951
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Bought it! Well, more than that. I flew from El Paso to Orange County. Met the seller. Did the deed. Then rode 250 miles to Yuma AZ. 500 more miles tomorrow.



Me likey.

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Geof, nice work. Did the same for a VFR...flew to Austin and took a week riding it back thru the mountains of New Mexico and AZ. Great ride.

Looks like you've got the cool stuff already on board. Enjoy!
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Old 04-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #952
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New set of Heidenaus yesterday, and a new Lith-ion battery. Both new for me. Never ridden the Heidenaus, and always had the AGM batteries.

Time will tell!
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:34 PM   #953
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Just installed the Touratech adjustable gear shift lever on my '03 R1150GSA. Found that after putting on the Pivot Pegz I had a hard time trying to shift gears with my size 12 boots. Just got back from 6,000klm in March so I decided I had to do something.

This seems to make a difference just trying it in the garage (still ice on my street) hopefully I get to try it in the next week or so depending on SNOW coming over the next few days.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #954
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Made a tool for removing the front axle. Used a 7/8" spark plug tool. Had to
Dremel the six sides a bit to get a snug fit. Took out the rubber plug and inserted the 3/8 extension. Oh Yeah Baby

Cant believe no one around here stocks the tool. Didn't want to drive hours for the part and couldn't wait for shipping.

Big Brown Truck dropped off the TKC80s around 5pm.

Busy day tomorrow.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #955
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My rotting bike cover helps a lot.

Oh, and there is a set of TKC80 at home and a few bits and pieces to maybe nurse this thing back to comfortably numb.

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You mean 'take off your glasses,' right?



...least that's what people needed to do to mine to make it look that clean.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #956
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ok fellas.....heres the link for the LED badge:
http://www.360signals.net

You want 70mm
they come with 2 wires out the back. I added a basic SAE plug and tapped into the blinker wires BEFORE the harness so if i made a mistake i just sacrificed the blinker and not my harness. Simple but time consuming.
Good luck!!
180 USD! That is a bit expensive for something that is in the purely cosmetic range.

I also saw they do not have the 2004 - 2008 GS listed. Are they the same?
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:48 PM   #957
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Gorgeous!

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Had a couple of people message me as well so here it is:
I use spray degreaser, any of the cheap ones from Pepboys etc will do, then I wash the bike down and dry it. Next I use a combination of Acetone with small paint and artist brushes on the hard to get at greasy/dirty areas then I use Meguires interior cleaner on a rag and do everything by hand, changing out rags as they get dirty. I also keep my bike clean by regular washes so it doesn't get a build up of mud, dirt and grease so that my bi-annual detail is easier to do. Hope that helps.


Cheers!

Daz.

Daz, hi!

Well your bike is absolutely beautiful! It would be a struggle to keep my kitchen that clean.

Hope you don't mind me asking, but how long, I mean how many hours, or days does it take you to detail it like that?

Thanks!




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Old 04-04-2013, 10:03 PM   #958
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Daz, hi!

Well your bike is absolutely beautiful! It would be a struggle to keep my kitchen that clean.

Hope you don't mind me asking, but how long, I mean how many hours, or days does it take you to detail it like that?

Thanks!




Liz
Hey Liz, thank you for the kind words. Depending on how dirty a machine is, a job like this takes me anywhere from 2-4 days. This time round I did this over 3 days and probably spent 20 plus hours on my knees or lying on the floor of the garage. I work really slow, taking time out to fiddle with stuff, sing along to songs I stream via iPhone or practice my lines for the various film characters I get to play. If I were selling it ,(as I had planned) a detail like this can bring a seller an extra $500-600. As to the work itself, I find it totally therapeutic but I think it probably helps to be slightly loony or OCD as well.

P.S. I am still fiddling with it, today I painted all the rear racks/carriers. Photos of the finished bike coming soon.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:26 AM   #959
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Mounted a new rear tire on Saturday. Mounted a new front tonight. Shinko705s both. Can't wait to get 'em scrubbed in and take them in the dirt.
People bad mouth the Shinkos, but I sure liked mine. Grippier than the Tourance for sure.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:42 AM   #960
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People bad mouth the Shinkos, but I sure liked mine. Grippier than the Tourance for sure.
I had a 705 go bubbly on my Tiger, which has made me go a little gun-shy on using them again, though my understanding is they fixed that problem.

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