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Offline 20/20

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possible new owner
« on: January 22, 2014, 06:38:18 pm »
hello folks, I'm looking at an 06 40k on it. I'm not new to bikes, been ridding for 35+ yrs. I do 95% mechanical work on all my own equipment(anything from lawn mowers all the way up to excavators). I don't mind getting dirty and enjoy it when I know what is going on. Like I wrote I've been ridding for years and have owned and worked on many different bikes.  I have however never been around the concours is there anything I should look for out of the ordinary? Thanks for any info.

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 08:01:54 pm »
Do not try to live forever on this earth. You will not succeed.

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 06:22:01 pm »
thank you

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 06:36:26 pm »
   Hydrolock is about the worst thing but can be avoided. Other than that the bike will easily run 100,000 miles with decent maintainence . Most will last well over that.
'94 Concours 112,000 miles-- 7th gear,2MM,KB fork brace,Over flowtubes,Stick coils,Tcro shifter,GPS,Torque cams,SPOOKFAK,block off plates, SS brake & clutch lines,KB risers, FENDA EXTENDA, emulators,etc

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2014, 04:42:40 am »
That's what I figure, seems like a real nice machine. I'm somewhat old school and can't really get comfortable on my cruiser style bike. I'd rather sit straight up, feet down.  I was looking at  goldwing's when I came across the concours, goldwing's are nice but I think the concours fit my style better, time will tell.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2014, 07:48:52 am »
That's what I figure, seems like a real nice machine. I'm somewhat old school and can't really get comfortable on my cruiser style bike. I'd rather sit straight up, feet down.  I was looking at  goldwing's when I came across the concours, goldwing's are nice but I think the concours fit my style better, time will tell.

   If that's your riding style you would probably need these items. Stock setup is forward lean and knees up a little higher than is comfortable.

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=40

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143

 

 
             

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2014, 05:47:29 am »
  It has the knee savers with it, have to install. I'll probably get the risers this summer

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2014, 08:44:17 am »
  Can we assume you have the Concours? Keep us updated. Some of us don't have much to do other than the COG forum.  :loco:
'94 Concours 112,000 miles-- 7th gear,2MM,KB fork brace,Over flowtubes,Stick coils,Tcro shifter,GPS,Torque cams,SPOOKFAK,block off plates, SS brake & clutch lines,KB risers, FENDA EXTENDA, emulators,etc

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 03:56:50 pm »
Mettler1; yes I did pick up the new(to me 2006) ride on Saturday.

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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 01:21:45 am »
If you still need info read my Concours overview:

http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=574.0


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Re: possible new owner
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2014, 04:14:26 am »
Elvin315;  Your write up was one of the 1st things I noticed, and read, before taking a serious interest in the concours. It's a great write up with lots of info, and I for 1 appreciate the time you took to write it. Thank you  8)