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Title: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: Beary on August 25, 2015, 01:53:33 pm
2010 abs with 19,000 miles. Man she is fast. Hard to get use to 10500 red line, I can't my mind around going past 5000 rpms. But I will work my way into it.

Have a great week all.

Beary
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: Buzzard2026 on August 25, 2015, 02:37:00 pm
Welcome to forum, Harley guy got a conny!

I just joined too, and I'm glad to have company.  I came from a Harley Road King Classic.  The constant evolution of buying expensive parts for the road king wore me out...ahem and my finances.  I still have a soft spot and probably always will have for Harleys.  Theses Concours are awesome machines for the open road!  Anyway...welcome and happy trails!

Buzz
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 25, 2015, 02:48:22 pm
Your lives will never be the same again...

Welcome, BTW!
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: gPink on August 25, 2015, 03:29:43 pm
 :rotflmao:...he thinks his finances are safe....
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: jimmymac on August 25, 2015, 05:18:31 pm
Congrats!
 8)
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 25, 2015, 05:45:44 pm
:rotflmao: ...he thinks his finances are safe....

+1
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: tweeter55 on August 25, 2015, 08:03:20 pm
:rotflmao:...he thinks his finances are safe....
+2...He don't know us too good, do he?
Welcome Beary. :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: RGOODIN66 on August 25, 2015, 08:14:25 pm
my brother in law rides with my on my connie....

last week he decided to put up his streetglide up for sale to get a sport touring .... per him. he is tired of me leaving him behind all the time.


Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: tonedeaf on August 25, 2015, 09:14:45 pm
Well, at least you didn't call the Connie "cute" like the Goldwing rider who just joined.  ;D

I didn't have any problem with the 10.5k redline but I am still having a bit of trouble with topping out second gear at 100mph.

Have fun!!!!
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: MrPepsi on August 25, 2015, 10:00:55 pm
Welcome!

You'll be hooked in 3, 2, 1. DONE.
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: kwakrider on August 26, 2015, 07:23:06 am
Welcome mate, enjoy the step in the right direction. You're going to love it!! ;)
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 26, 2015, 12:58:05 pm
Well, at least you didn't call the Connie "cute" like the Goldwing rider who just joined.  ;D

I didn't have any problem with the 10.5k redline but I am still having a bit of trouble with topping out second gear at 100mph.

Have fun!!!!

When I hit the rev limiter I saw 90.  How are you getting to 100?
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: jimmymac on August 26, 2015, 01:24:34 pm
When I hit the rev limiter I saw 90.  How are you getting to 100?
I'm sure it seemed that fast! 8)
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: Rhino on August 26, 2015, 01:52:51 pm
Welcome Beary! That whole "going past 5000 rpm thing"... that's where the fun begins!  ;)
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: tonedeaf on August 26, 2015, 08:39:30 pm
When I hit the rev limiter I saw 90.  How are you getting to 100?

I have done it a few times. The first time I was dragging a guy on BMW HP and I was so amazed by how fast it got to redline that I checked the speedo without even thinking. Others times I have seen it under more "sensible" conditions.

Don't know why mine is different? Maybe because I ride mostly at 7,500 to 10,000 feet?
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: AlbertaDoug on August 27, 2015, 12:11:17 am
Welcome aboard. You'll get use to that red line.
You will probably never let a Harley pass you,I know I don't. Sorry one exception, the LEO's that have to ride them.  ::)
Enjoy the ride.
Pink you nailed it with that statement.  :rotflmao:
 :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: Beary on August 27, 2015, 02:01:40 pm
Thanks guys. I still have a 1999 Evo Softail to remind me of the old days.

Right the connie pulling on my wallet. All ready ordered a set of pull back brackets and searching for a set of knee tank protectors. I saw a set of brackets for lowering the pegs that I'm considering and what about a GPS mount. IS THERE NO END TO THE MADNESS?

Beary
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: tweeter55 on August 27, 2015, 02:18:00 pm
I can answer that last question.....................
NOT A CHANCE
Title: Re: Harley guy got a conny
Post by: Bunk on September 04, 2015, 05:47:25 am
Well, at least you didn't call the Connie "cute" like the Goldwing rider who just joined.  ;D

Former Goldwing rider who can still read, btw.  :)  It was just funny reading in many forums and reviews how BIG the Connie is.  Shedding 250 lbs of bike, it seems downright little to me!

Welcome aboard!  You'll have a great time with the Connie.  Most fun I've ever had with pants on.