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Old 07-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
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Started upgrading my new 2013 Adventure

Well I started adding a few things to the bike this week. I have the Touratech front brake and clutch reservoir guards, fuel injector guards, oil cooler guard, and the Cockpit Cover 2, Cig +BMW socket. Also installed a Saddlemen Track seat with heat front and rear. Also had them leave off the d-rings and flap. Also a cheap cover to use at work! Oh and a set of Bikemaster billet mirrors.

Also installed the BMW aluminum side cases and top case. When I bought the bike there was a miss understanding about the free cases. They took care of it and got me the cases.

Next I will be ordering a Garmin 665 and mount.


















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Old 07-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #2
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nice!
how hard was it to install that cockpit cover II? i have one & am waiting to do the install. were the instructions clear enough to do it from them, or did you need to improvise anything yourself? did you pull the tank off to do it? anything i should pay special attention to?
just curious before i start in on that project.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Also installed the BMW aluminum side cases and top case. When I bought the bike there was a miss understanding about the free cases. They took care of it and got me the cases.

Did you get a top case in the deal free also? Did you have to pay for locks or mounts for the free cases deal?

I only got the two side cases with locks for free.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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nice!
how hard was it to install that cockpit cover II? i have one & am waiting to do the install. were the instructions clear enough to do it from them, or did you need to improvise anything yourself? did you pull the tank off to do it? anything i should pay special attention to?
just curious before i start in on that project.
many thanks.

I followed the instructions pretty much. I removed the hole head light to get to the screws on the side of wind screen frame that the new dash mounts to. The 3 clips on the back of the tach are kind of a pain. I have a stick magnet that is .250 dia and about 6.0 long. That made it a lot easier to push the clips back on. Also the knobs that you use to adjust the wind screen have a nut on the back side. Once you remove the nut there is a threaded guide with flats on each side. Those will fall if you are not paying attention.

It's not bad to do.

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Old 07-06-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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Did you get a top case in the deal free also? Did you have to pay for locks or mounts for the free cases deal?

I only got the two side cases with locks for free.

I got both side cases and the top case. I had to buy the locks and the mounting bracket for the top case. It says on the BMW web site that you get the 2 side cases and the top case.

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Old 07-07-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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thanks for the tips on the install. i look forward to doing this job & will get myself a long magnet to help out!

cheers.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:16 PM   #7
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I got a Touratech Companero tang bag Saturday.

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:19 PM   #8
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That suede seat is going to look great after you ride on wet gravel roads. It will never, ever come clean. And if the dirt has red in it then you will probably toss it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:03 AM   #9
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$$$ ?

Obviously you are in a money-spending competition. Did you win?

The bike is no better for all that money. It does look good, and you can pose beside it for pictures!
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The bike is no better for all that money.
The things added to this bike all have a function and serve a purpose. It's not like he's adding chrome just to improve the shiny factor.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #11
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The things added to this bike all have a function and serve a purpose. It's not like he's adding chrome just to improve the shiny factor.
Thats true, but those shields on the clutch and brake serve little function if you crash at speed.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:19 AM   #12
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Nice Jeep, I've seen the pictures on Pirate, welcome..
Oh and sweet bike too..
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:34 AM   #13
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$$$$

OOOOOOhhhhh "a money spending competition" I like that. I lost.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:46 AM   #14
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Thats true, but those shields on the clutch and brake serve little function if you crash at speed.
Agreed. Not much really helps "if u crash at speed".

All of my GS crashes have happened trying to go slow. Those protection items are designed to help with the low speed get offs that tend to happen off road.

I'd rather spend $500 with Touratech than hand $500 to a tow truck driver because I ripped an item off the bike that's a trip ender.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #15
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Obviously you are in a money-spending competition. Did you win?

The bike is no better for all that money. It does look good, and you can pose beside it for pictures!
Congratulations, nice bike! Ignore comments like this, it's your money and there is nothing superfluous in what you have added.
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