Misc GS Updates

Thursday, July 11, 2013

License plate holder/storage

License plate holder...

License plate holder…

License plate holder…
Opens for extra storage

Opens for extra storage

Opens for extra storage

This was on my old GS. The original installation is described here. All I’ve done is move it to the new bike. I’ll mount the GSCYCLE license plate once the DMV paperwork is in order

Tuesday, July 16 2013 [449 miles]

Under rack rear tail bag

Goodies

Goodies

Goodies
Thick catalog

Thick catalog

Thick catalog
Under rack tail bag

Under rack tail bag

Under rack tail bag

A package from Touratech arrived while I was out. It contained my hand guards and an under rack rear tail bag. I installed the rear tail bag after putting the rear deck and rack back on the bike as part of my P3 lights install. I’ll get to the hand guards, tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 24 2013 [718 miles]

License plate for the new bike

Licensed

Licensed

Licensed

Yesterday while waiting for my 600 mile service the dealer handed me the license plate and registration for the new bike. Today I took the new plate to the DMV and after a 35 minute wait and 10 minutes of form filling and head scratching the new plate was returned to the DMV and my saved GSCYCLE plate was assigned to the bike with new tags.

I removed the dealer bracket which was holding the cardboard place saver when mounting the plate on the bike. I also moved the P3 lights in closer to the plate. Looks better.

Sunday, Aug 4 2013 [1288 miles]

Shift lever position adjusted

Shift lever linkage

Shift lever linkage

Shift lever linkage
Loose lock nuts

Loose lock nuts

Loose lock nuts
Slightly lower

Slightly lower

Slightly lower

The shift lever was initially too low. I didn’t adjust it after putting on the BMW Enduro Footpegs in the low position. Good thing, the lever was too high. Today I lowered it a small amount. It’s an easy job. I suspect it will take a few tries to get it exactly where I want.

Friday, Aug 16 2013 [1352 miles]

Bending the sidestand deployment tang

slight bend

slight bend

slight bend

The tang used to help deploy the side stand is still getting in my way when I slide my foot inboard to shift. I gave it a slight bend to try to move it out of the way. Probably not enough. I’ll wait for a few test rides before I bend it any more.