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Old 07-06-2013, 11:45 PM   #61
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I got the Twisted Throttle Power Hub wired in tonight. The tool tray will pivot up to allow access to the area underneath.

Without the cover or fuses


With the cover but still no fuses

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:50 PM   #62
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I put the almost final touches on the wiring project this afternoon. I'm very happy to say with the tank reinstalled and everything plugged in the bike fired right up.

I ran the wires from the front of the bike down the right side


A shot of the Baja Designs Squadrons and the high beam. I haven't had it out in the dark yet so no report on the high speed night bright factor.


Lights off. The stock next to worthless accessory lights are gone.


I decided to mount the Squadrons hanging down from the crash bar. In the upright position they blocked access to one of the screws to remove the beak. You also had no access to the inside up/down adjustment bolt on the light.


Front Left Powerlett socket for the GPS


Front Right Powerlett socket for the tank bag power and plugging in the battery tender while she sleeps in the garage.


Rear Right Powerlett socket for the air compressor


Rear left Powerlett socket for the heated jacket.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #63
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Awesome John, great write up. Love the lights too. Now go out and get that baby dirty!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:39 PM   #64
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Awesome John, great write up. Love the lights too. Now go out and get that baby dirty!
TRUST ME! It's on the top of my list of things to do this coming weekend.

After spending so much time in the garage workin on the thing I spent all night at work (2345-0730) trying to decide where to ride this Friday. I'm resisting the urge to ride up to Seattle and visit my friends at Touratech. I may ride up to Mt. Rainer. Or maybe up to the Hoh rainforest. Or maybe...............
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:48 PM   #65
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TRUST ME! It's on the top of my list of things to do this coming weekend.

After spending so much time in the garage workin on the thing I spent all night at work (2345-0730) trying to decide where to ride this Friday. I'm resisting the urge to ride up to Seattle and visit my friends at Touratech. I may ride up to Mt. Rainer. Or maybe up to the Hoh rainforest. Or maybe...............
Haaa, yeah great problem to have isn't it? Warning though trips to places like Touratech can be spensive
Love your workmanship and I wish my bike was that clean.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #66
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Great thread. Please keep it going. I am living vicariously through you.

Where did you get the braided cover for your wires?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #67
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I'm still following as well. I got the TT spoiler and love it. Significant improvement to windflow over the helmet.


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Old 07-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #68
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Great thread. Please keep it going. I am living vicariously through you.

Where did you get the braided cover for your wires?
I picked up the stuff at Frys. It's rated to a temp of 125C. I hope I got it far enough away from the oil cooler lines. I'll find out this afternoon when I ride to work.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #69
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I'm still following as well. I got the TT spoiler and love it. Significant improvement to windflow over the helmet.


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I'm hoping to pick up a TT spoiler from the TT folks at the MOA rally in Salem. The one on my 1150GSA worked great for me. The stock wind protection on the 1200GSA is much better than the stock 1150 was.
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:33 AM   #70
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Windshield Mod

I copied a mod posted in another thread by grinding off the stopper nipple (for a lack of a better term) on the stock windshield adjustment hardware.
This mod increased the height of the windshield by 1 1/2" inches.

I used a dremmel tool with a cutoff wheel to make the first pass then smoothed things a bit with a grinder wheel. There is a cast line in the plastic that I followed to try and make it look clean.



Word of advise. Be gentle with the adjustment knob/bolt that holds the whole thing together. The bolt pops off the plastic knob way to easy for someone ham fisted like me. It looks like BMW stopped selling the individual bolt for the new Adventures. You now have the honor of paying $69 for a complete hardware package for the windshield adjustment system. Since I don't plan on adjusting the windscreen much I'll probably cobble something up that looks a little cleaner than the stainless washer/bolt I'm using now.

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Old 07-10-2013, 02:57 PM   #71
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JM,

Get a set of Ztechnik levers. They're easier to use and look much better.

http://shop.nationalcycle.com/perl/cycle/Z5202
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Old 07-10-2013, 03:31 PM   #72
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JM,

Have just finished reading this post from beginning to end.

Nice work!

Just getting started on my GSA. Thanks for documenting your farkelization extravaganza so meticulously. This post is an outstanding reference for anyone wondering what to modify next and, more importantly, how to get it done. Major kudos & please keep the info flowing!
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:51 PM   #73
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5-Kaoko throttle lock or cruise control.

Kaoko throttle lock
This bike doesn't come with electronic cruise control? I'm not a BMW guy so I am not well versed but I just thought it would.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #74
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This bike doesn't come with electronic cruise control? I'm not a BMW guy so I am not well versed but I just thought it would.
The new water cooled has it available. Prior years, not available. Which I never understood since it was available on the R1200 RT. What was different on the RT that they couldn't migrate that system onto the GS is beyond me. Since the RT and GS are old-school cable throttle's, I'm assuming its got something to do with having space to add the cruise controllers....maybe the fairing-less design of the GS doesn't allow a good place to mount and conceal the controller.

I really miss true cruise control....next bike.
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Old 07-11-2013, 01:51 AM   #75
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I did a short night ride tonight and got a few photos of the Baja Designs Squadron lights. The lights are still out of adjustment just a tad. I need to bring them down and out just a little. I adjusted them using a wall and the stock lights to get the basic adjustment down. Once I get them properly adjusted the beam spread will improve. I'm very impressed with these lights.

These crummy pictures were taken with my IPhone so bear with the lousy quality. I'll do another night test with my good camera and the lights properly adjusted soon.

Stock low and high beam


Stock low and high beam and the pair of Squadron lights


Having the lights properly aimed is very important. This pattern is from lights that are not properly aimed. They will get better than shown in the photo. I'm a bit of a light snob and these things impressed the heck out of me.
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