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Old 12-31-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Laugh New to me Triple Black 2012 GS Adventure

Today begins the journey to North Carolina from San Clemente California to pick up the new to me GS Adventure. I'm doing a fly-n-ride, and will be attempting a iron butt CC50 on the way back. That is a coast-to-coast ride in less than 50 hours, from Jacksonville Florida to San Diego California.

I'm also going to be installing quite a few farkles and other parts when I arrive in North Carolina. I'll be documenting the add-ons, updates, and farkleation of the bike with photos and comments here in this thread.

I'll also be doing a ride report complete with photos and video of the trip across the country.

Stay tuned...
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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Many people have asked about the items I've put on my bike, so I'm going to start a running list here with links to everything I have put on the bike. It will be a short description of the farkle and a link to where you can see it...

Items from BMW
Oil Filler Plug with security Torx fitting
Tank Bag
Larger Hand Guard - Left
Larger Hand Guard - Right
Retrofit ASC - Combination Left Switch
Retrofit ASC - Programming Enable Code
Clear Headlight Guard
LED Turn Signals - Front (need 2)
LED Turn Signal - Rear Left
LED Turn Signal - Rear Right
GSA Tinted Windscreen
HP Carbon Fiber Belt Cover
Frame Guard Kit
Top Box
Top Box Back Rest
Lock Cylinder with VIN Code
Top Box Mount Rack
Hardware Kit for Top Box Mount Rack

Items from Black Dog Cycle Works
BDCW Skid Plate
BDCW Center Stand Guard
BDCW Billet Fork Mounts for 6" LED Light Bar
Rigid Industries 6" LED Light Bar
DNA Air Filter

Items from Wunderlich
Final Drive Protection bar
Titanium Tornado Final Drive Hub Cover
SaferView Replacement Mirrors - 105mm
Carbon Fiber Final Drive Cover (received, not yet installed)
Carbon Fiber look Yoke Protector

Items from Touratech
Fuel Line Guards
Black Throttle Potentiometer Guard
Black Oil Cooler Guard
Black Steering Stop Hard Part
Black Fastway Adventure Billet Foot Pegs
Black Cockpit Cover 1
Black Cockpit Cover 2 with 1 outlet (took powerlet outlet and mounted it on the left side of the bike and installed a 2.1amp USB outlet in its place)

Items from ADVMotorrad.com
Final Drive Skid Plate
Tool Box
Leo Vince Carbon Fiber Exhaust Can
Leo Vince Headers
Leo Vince Carbon Fiber Head Covers
Black OEM Aux Light Guards
Black Tank Side Protectors

Items from ADVDesigns.com
GSA Engine Guard Extensions
Highway Pegs
Saddlemen Front and Rear Seats
Black Swing Arm Pivot Cover
Kruz Locker
Rear Heidenau Tire - installed @ 10759 miles
Front Heidenau Tire - installed @ 10759 miles
GS Adventure specific Tool Kit
Titanium Shorty Levers with Blue Adjusters
SideKicker Sidestand

Items from ZTechnik
Lever Action Windscreen adjustment levers
Mirror Extenders
Carbon Fiber Tank Protector
Carbon Fiber Fuel Filler Trim

Other Items...
Black Billet Angled Valve Stems
2.1 Amp USB Outlet
Wilbur's WESA Shock Conversion
Yacugar Steering Damper
Black Reflective Map of North America for my pannier
Dispatch One Power Distribution Module and Wireless Controller
Maier Rear Splash Guard
Continental TKC-80 Tires (replaced with Heidenau tires @ 10759 miles)
Laminar Lip for GS / Adventure
AdMore Lighting Bar (tail light, brake light, and turn signals) from Twisted Throttle

more info to come...
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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Awsome, fly all the way across the continent, buy a 'new to you' bike, bolt on a bunch of farkles and ride back to the other side of the continent in 50 hours or less, in the winter. What could go wrong? You should strap a bengal tiger to the passenger seat just to make it interesting. Call it the ride of Pi.

Seriously - Good luck.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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Good luck on your journey. Hit me up if you have any problems around the chicago area. Ride safe
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:00 AM   #6
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Awsome, fly all the way across the continent, buy a 'new to you' bike, bolt on a bunch of farkles and ride back to the other side of the continent in 50 hours or less, in the winter. What could go wrong? You should strap a bengal tiger to the passenger seat just to make it interesting. Call it the ride of Pi.

Seriously - Good luck.


Congrats! Where in NC?

Good luck!

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:02 AM   #7
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great!!

now if you would only change your avatar,,, it makes it difficult to concentrate on your posts
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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great!!

now if you would only change your avatar,,, it makes it difficult to concentrate on your posts
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:16 AM   #9
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Congrats! Where in NC?

Good luck!

Jim
Nowhere near Chicago this trip. I'm staying as far south as possible.

I'm picking the bike up from another inmate via Capitol BMW in Raleigh, NC.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:18 AM   #10
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Nowhere near Chicago this trip. I'm staying as far south as possible.

I'm picking the bike up from another inmate via Capitol BMW in Raleigh, NC.
Cool, good place!

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:23 AM   #11
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sounds like an adventure in the making.....congrats on the new ride, will definitely follow you along.

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #12
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:36 AM   #13
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Cool, good place!

Jim
I just ordered your DVD for the bike. (-:
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #14
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Lucky Bugger...I have to wait till May for my fly n ride to WI. I also will take possession of new to me Triple Black GSA.

All the best on your ride. You'll probably need surgery to get the grin on your face once your on the bike.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:52 AM   #15
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Good luck on your journey. Hit me up if you have any problems around the chicago area. Ride safe
If he shows up at your place looking for help, point him south, way south.

On google maps it says 2550 miles and 37 hours.
Should be a piece of cake then, you have left yourself 13 hours to account for the winter.

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