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Old 02-27-2014, 11:38 AM   #2161
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:53 AM   #2162
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I bought the olive because i think it has the most "flexibility" in color options. I'm honestly baffled why BMW choose the colors for these bikes. why not a black one? why not just basic silver? anyway I decided before i got mine that i would make it black. so i had the beak and the tank cover wrapped in Vinyl. It's the 3M matte black stuff. I had it done at Signs of Seattle. Cost $150. I really like it and after all I'm the only one that counts when it comes to my bike...well actually my Fiance really likes it too..so there is that...
Just wow.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #2163
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I bought the olive because i think it has the most "flexibility" in color options. I'm honestly baffled why BMW choose the colors for these bikes. why not a black one? why not just basic silver? anyway I decided before i got mine that i would make it black. so i had the beak and the tank cover wrapped in Vinyl. It's the 3M matte black stuff. I had it done at Signs of Seattle. Cost $150. I really like it and after all I'm the only one that counts when it comes to my bike...well actually my Fiance really likes it too..so there is that...
I like that. Why didn't you get the silver panels wrapped as well? That would look even better.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:28 PM   #2164
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Please can someone with a new GSA do me a quick favour and measure the height and width of the screen. One is on the way to my dealer, but I want to measure mine to see what the difference is, before I hit the button.
I've just measured my standard screen.

38cm middle of the screen at the bottom to middle of the screen at the top
41cm wide
45cm middle of the screen at the bottom to the highest point at the top

Can someone with a GSA screen take the same measurements?
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #2165
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:28 PM   #2166
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I've just measured my standard screen.

38cm middle of the screen at the bottom to middle of the screen at the top
41cm wide
45cm middle of the screen at the bottom to the highest point at the top

Can someone with a GSA screen take the same measurements?
Height measured from center bottom to center top = 43.5 cm

Greatest width near bottom = 46.5 cm

Greatest width 4 cm below top = 44.0 cm

Narrow width 13 cm below top = 38.0 cm
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:30 PM   #2167
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:51 PM   #2168
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:56 PM   #2169
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I bought the olive because i think it has the most "flexibility" in color options. I'm honestly baffled why BMW choose the colors for these bikes. why not a black one? why not just basic silver? anyway I decided before i got mine that i would make it black. so i had the beak and the tank cover wrapped in Vinyl. It's the 3M matte black stuff. I had it done at Signs of Seattle. Cost $150. I really like it and after all I'm the only one that counts when it comes to my bike...well actually my Fiance really likes it too..so there is that...
Can you post some more pics please.

I have considered doing this as well. How come you didn't do the tank with the rest of the bike? $150 is a damn good deal to, wow...

I had my tank done in black and love it, but think I might just do the whole bike now after seeing yours done.

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Old 02-28-2014, 12:06 AM   #2170
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Height measured from center bottom to center top = 43.5 cm

Greatest width near bottom = 46.5 cm

Greatest width 4 cm below top = 44.0 cm

Narrow width 13 cm below top = 38.0 cm
Thanks for your help.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:25 AM   #2171
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I bought the olive because i think it has the most "flexibility" in color options. I'm honestly baffled why BMW choose the colors for these bikes. why not a black one? why not just basic silver? anyway I decided before i got mine that i would make it black. so i had the beak and the tank cover wrapped in Vinyl. It's the 3M matte black stuff. I had it done at Signs of Seattle. Cost $150. I really like it and after all I'm the only one that counts when it comes to my bike...well actually my Fiance really likes it too..so there is that...
The bike is looking great thanks for posting!

Did you install one of those tool cases on the left pannier support? If so, which one? I had something like that on my previous GSA and was great for the compressor and tire repair tools. It also looks like you have one of those small rok straps there.. what do you use that for?
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Old 02-28-2014, 05:45 AM   #2172
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Looks good in blue.
+1, txrider2 she's a beauty. Thanks for the pictures
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:02 AM   #2173
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Thanks for your help.
Here is a picture I took and sent to one of the wind screen vendors to see if they would share a comparison of their yet to be unveiled screen

Hope this helps.

PS I ordered a Cee Bailey screen to see if it helps
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:09 AM   #2174
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The bike is looking great thanks for posting!

Did you install one of those tool cases on the left pannier support? If so, which one? I had something like that on my previous GSA and was great for the compressor and tire repair tools.
+1

I need that.
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:22 AM   #2175
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I need that.
Thanks all...the tool box is my own creation from 2006 I think i was one of the first to do it on the oil head adv. Turns out the new bike is a mirror so having the bikes side by side i figure i could just flip it around and it worked. The case in there holds my tools and is a GSI backpacking kitchen case in a dry bag that i made. it works great and stays dry and clean. The case in really nice because it opens flat. The strap is just to secure the tool case when the boxes aren't on - which is almost never.

As for the wrap - thanks again to everyone for the compliments. It turned out great. I didn't wrap the tank because i sorta like the silver black combo - all black would prob look great but not my style. I am going to wrap my cases though. those things get beat to crap so some vinyl would go a long way. Ive also created some new decals for the sides that include GSA and are a bit smaller. Those will be silver or black.

Next up - i already have a BDCW skid plate, Barkbuster hand guards, BDCW foot pegs, a PD60 and some P3 lights to go on, A custom seat - rear seat same height as front seat - but im moving this week so those can all wait. more pics to come later
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