Riding season for most of us has come to an end and in an effort to forestall a severe case of PMS (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) I thought we could keep each other informed about what we're doing in the garage over the winter. So tell us, what did you do to your bike today. I'll start.
When I acquired Gumby II, he came with a set of Wonderlich Engine Guards. Unfortunately they are a bit used (scarred) and it appeared that they had never been mounted on the bike. Further there was no mounting hardware included. On the plus side Wonderlich still offers (and stocks) the guards on their US website and there is an excellent installation instruction available for download in pdf format.
A trip to Lakeside Fasteners and I had the required metric bolts for the princely sum of $5. A bit of wrestling and the bars are on.
My next step was to remove them again so I can take them in to get them powder coated. Hopefully that will happen in the next week or so. I'll post again when I have the mounted in their refurbished glory.
I set up my early Birthday/Christmas present yesterday.
Easy to set up and no problem getting the GS up onto it. I've been wanting a lift for quite a while. It should be a whole lot easier on the knees going forward.
By the way the tank is still off as I'm changing some of the wiring to suit. I've installed a relay to provide switched power to the GPS and set up a plug to provide power to the brake light in the Givi trunk.
Coming soon is a custom made rack on the back. The plan is for it to be multi-purpose.
The plate is made from 1/2" thick nylon plastic which is very tough. The outline, mounting holes and all slots were milled on a CNC machine. The slots around the outside are mounting points for ROKStraps and the two longer slots are used to mount my GIVI trunk.
With the rear seat off, I have a long wide platform onto which I can fasten just about any duffel bag.
There are two holes drilled to mount a ROTO-Pax gas tank. While the GS carries the same amount of fuel as my departed KLR it doesn't have the same range. The addition of an extra gallon should get me back up to target for trips through the back country.