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Old 06-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #1411
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Hence the term: "Jesus Clip".
Spiders are hording all my errant"E-clips".
guess what... today, I pulled the bike out of the garage to get ready to go for a ride... As I put the kick stand down, I found the clip, in a small divot in the asphalt... It was just past the area I swept with the broom looking for it...

I checked the lock wire after the ride today... it looks fine... I'll put the clip in a zip-lock bag and keep it in my tool bag for the future...
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:35 PM   #1412
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Rode down to justgastanks.com in Oceanside, CA and purchased a 1.75 gal RotopaX gas container, and some other accessories to mount my 1 gal water container and this 1.75 gal gas container to the pillion plate I have on the bike. I plan to put my dry bag on top of the gas containers. This will keep the extra weight for the gas centered on the bike.

The 1.75 gal extra gas should be more than enough for my 8.7 gal GS Adventure to get everywhere I plan to ride on my Awesome North American Adventure...
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #1413
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Installed the upgraded left cam chain tensioner on my '04 GSA
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:30 PM   #1414
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Rode through the Anza-Borrego Desert to Needles California in this heat with a High of 115. From Needles home (Las Vegas) the temp dropped from 102 to 107. No my final drive did not explode!!!
It won't explode at 126 going thru Baker in July either..damhik..

I have that same pic as you somewhere..112-113...
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #1415
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Converted my R1150GS speedo and rev counter. I much prefer the white faces
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #1416
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Are these aftermarket parts? If not then how the hell did you manage to open the housings?



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Converted my R1150GS speedo and rev counter. I much prefer the white faces
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:54 AM   #1417
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Converted my R1150GS speedo and rev counter. I much prefer the white faces
They are nice, pity they don't make them in US MPH versions. (I checked, got an email this morning). Enjoy!
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:57 PM   #1418
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Are these aftermarket parts? If not then how the hell did you manage to open the housings?
The bezel is metal. If you go slowly, carefully and with patience it can be worked. Also, if while taking it off, you keep thinking of how you are going to bend it back again and obtain a good waterproof seal, you should be alright.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:07 AM   #1419
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I my search for more G and less S, installed a 21" factory tubeless front wheel and a Ralle-Moto lower clamp. It is nothing short of amazing how much better it tracks in the soft/loose stuff than before.

Also fitted Wolfman Rock Mountian soft saddle bags on custom racks that are only 15" wide so the bags sit much closer in than if they were installed on normal GS racks.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:11 AM   #1420
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I my search for more G and less S, installed a 21" factory tubeless front wheel and a Ralle-Moto lower clamp. It is nothing short of amazing how much better it tracks in the soft/loose stuff than before.

Also fitted Wolfman Rock Mountian soft saddle bags on custom racks that are only 15" wide so the bags sit much closer in than if they were installed on normal GS racks.

Awesome setup!
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:03 AM   #1421
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Installed an SW Motech rear rack with the Motech/Trax tail bag for days when I need an extra hard bag (i.e. for work).


Once again, I can't open the side cases with the top case in place!! Why can't I find a top case that will work with my Happy Trails panniers?
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #1422
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I my search for more G and less S, installed a 21" factory tubeless front wheel and a Ralle-Moto lower clamp. It is nothing short of amazing how much better it tracks in the soft/loose stuff than before.

Also fitted Wolfman Rock Mountian soft saddle bags on custom racks that are only 15" wide so the bags sit much closer in than if they were installed on normal GS racks.
Looks great! Is the deterioration in handling on tarseal very noticeable?
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #1423
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Looks great! Is the deterioration in handling on tarseal very noticeable?
I have read here on AdvRider that some riders are reporting a weave at about 90 mph with the 21" wheel. I haven't gone that fast with the new wheel and probably won't anytime soon. With the normal pavement riding I do to get to a trail, I haven't noticed much deterioration at all. I have a extra set of wheels with Anakees mounted that I can install if I want to do a extended pavement ride or to rip it up a bit.

Like I said before though, there is a major improvement off pavement that can't be missed, so for me it was worth it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:34 PM   #1424
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Final drive oil change using 75W90 Valvoline Full Synthetic (220 ml).

Splines lubed.

Transmission oil change using 75W90 Valvoline Full Synthetic (800ml).

New rear pads - EBC Double-H Sintered Brake Pads - $35.99 - from Motorcycle Superstore - Link

Mounted and balanced a new rear TKC.

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Old 06-07-2013, 08:23 PM   #1425
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I thought the new specs for the final drive was 180ml ?

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Final drive oil change using 75W90 Valvoline Full Synthetic (220 ml).

Splines lubed.

Transmission oil change using 75W90 Valvoline Full Synthetic (800ml).

New rear pads - EBC Double-H Sintered Brake Pads - $35.99 - from Motorcycle Superstore - Link

Mounted and balanced a new rear TKC.

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