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Riding => It's not a Concours - other Bikes => Topic started by: mellow yellow on August 22, 2019, 02:25:43 pm

Title: light weight bike
Post by: mellow yellow on August 22, 2019, 02:25:43 pm
Hello all, recently I've done a lot of maintenance on my 05 connie. recently I changed the fork seals and they're still leaking! don't know if it's because the seals are aftermarket or that I messed up the forks when I tried to buff out some pitting on them. I'm thinking of getting a lighter bike, for many reasons. today had the chance to test ride a Enfield Himalayan which weighs around 400 some lbs. I was shocked at how much a weight difference it makes when back peddling the bike! on the connie, I'm on the balls of my feet and still have to struggle to back peddle. On the Enfield I'm on my toes, but can back up without any issues. My question is, for those of you who have light weight bikes, is there any issues with riding in high winds, such as heavy down pours, or over tall bridges?  Thanks
Title: Re: light weight bike
Post by: George R. Young on August 22, 2019, 05:15:54 pm
Recently I sold the Concours C10 (670 lb) and replaced it with a Suzuki SV650S (435 lb). It's a fun little bike. Although it has a windshield and half fairing, I know it doesn't have the weather protection of the Concours, but it's great for sunny Sunday afternoon rides.
Title: Re: light weight bike
Post by: Nosmo on August 30, 2019, 08:00:56 pm
When I get on my 2007 Wee-Strom after riding the Connie for a while, at about 500 pounds (with farkles), it feels like a Schwinn.  8)