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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3345 on: May 02, 2019, 03:39:01 pm »
Thanks fellas.
Here's a couple shots.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3346 on: May 02, 2019, 04:12:52 pm »
The backrest tucks in nicely.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3347 on: May 11, 2019, 08:12:52 am »
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Flipped 40K miles!  12,638mi on this set of tires (05-26-2017) so far.  Washed bike, too.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3348 on: May 11, 2019, 12:12:58 pm »
So that's why it's been raining so much lately.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3349 on: May 11, 2019, 04:14:12 pm »
Flipped 40K miles!  12,638mi on this set of tires (05-26-2017) so far.  Washed bike, too.

12,638 miles on a set of tires on a big, heavy, powerful 1,352 cc bike??? So far?? You know you could get a Honda Grom and add a windshield and top case and/or side cases, save tons of money on gas, insurance, maintenance, parts, it'd be waaay lighter, etc etc ... and it'd solve your inseam issue.


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3350 on: May 11, 2019, 08:19:11 pm »
12,638 miles on a set of tires on a big, heavy, powerful 1,352 cc bike??? So far??

Yep, haven't you seen the tire thread posts?  My last set of PR4GT's lasted 18,020 miles before replacement.  I suspect the roads in this area are just not as wear-prone to tires.  Also, most of the miles are slab (unfortunately).

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You know you could get a Honda Grom and add a windshield and top case and/or side cases, save tons of money on gas, insurance, maintenance, parts, it'd be waaay lighter, etc etc ... and it'd solve your inseam issue.

And it would be very slow.  Something I am not...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3351 on: May 14, 2019, 07:43:12 pm »
Well last weekend was the Tech day that I hosted at my home.  Got the Throttle Body Synch done.  The center screw was very hard to change and caused much Gnashing of teeth!  There was not huge differences between the 4 banks but they were askew and It was a lengthy process when you count getting the hoses connected and routed to an outside common point.  the actual adjustment was about 1.5 hours but likely won't take nearly as long next time now that I'm familiar with it.   The motor runs noticeably smoother at idle with not much variation.  I'm glad I did it if for no other eason than I know it's done and done right.

Kawasaki needs to add an adjuster to the center screw similar to the idle screw.  There's no reason IMO that a procedure has to be that difficult and with that adjuster it would be about 30 minutes.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3352 on: May 14, 2019, 09:11:55 pm »
the actual adjustment was about 1.5 hours

Wow, that is a lot longer than I would have expected.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3353 on: June 02, 2019, 07:46:09 pm »
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Had to deliver "TurboScratch" to Mom in RIC.  It was too large to fit in panniers (they are full, anyway).  So I had to use "some" bungie cords to secure it to the rack.

The kitten went ape-wild over it.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3354 on: June 02, 2019, 09:58:33 pm »
Installed a new set of Angel GT’s and an oil change. All set for Maggie Valley weekend after next.  :thumbs:
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3355 on: June 03, 2019, 07:48:23 am »
Yep, haven't you seen the tire thread posts?  My last set of PR4GT's lasted 18,020 miles before replacement.  I suspect the roads in this area are just not as wear-prone to tires.  Also, most of the miles are slab (unfortunately).

And it would be very slow.  Something I am not...

I tried one as a 3rd bike. After a programmer, exhaust and intake it could kind of keep up with traffic on 50mph roads. Decided to cut my loses and sold it. Bought a C14. Insurance went up $11 per 6 months with full coverage.

Yesterday, I wired up my horn and reconnected the city lights on mine. Looked up my F1 code and re-installed the seat latch that had been relocated to the police radio box when the bike was setup for police duty. Waiting on various parts now.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3356 on: June 03, 2019, 09:56:20 am »
Got the Road Smart 3's installed. Rear was a real pain to mount. The changes I made to the HF tool helped a lot. I installed a threaded center pin as suggested by MOB . Works great.

Tires balance with a bit less weight in the front and a lot less for the rear . Prior tires were BS 023's. Hope to get at least 7000 out of the rear.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3357 on: June 03, 2019, 06:51:45 pm »
Installed a new set of Angel GT’s and an oil change. All set for Maggie Valley weekend after next.  :thumbs:
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3358 on: June 03, 2019, 07:48:42 pm »
Possibly... if we have a rain day while we are there. Otherwise, I’ll be riding everyday. Too many great roads down there. Been down there 2-3 times per year for a few years now and still find new roads to ride every time. I’m sure I’ll make it to wheels through time one of these days.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3359 on: June 03, 2019, 10:30:11 pm »
Possibly... if we have a rain day while we are there. Otherwise, I’ll be riding everyday. Too many great roads down there.

x2 ... much rather be riding the fantastic roads during my limited vacation time, rather than standing around looking at a bunch of old stuff HAHA!

I’m sure I’ll make it to wheels through time one of these days.

I might. And actually we tried one year, after a long day of ~8-4 racing, I mean riding 8), we dropped in about 4:45 ... turned out to be 15 mins before closing. I said, "How about you let us take a whirlwind 15-min tour for $5 each ... instead of their usual $15 ea ... and the lady said Nope. I said, Well I guess you'll get $0 instead of $15 (there were 3 of us).  I'm, sure they don't care, but how dumb.