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Offline Cliffmeister2000

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New owner of a 2005 Connie
« on: August 04, 2014, 01:48:59 pm »
Hello, my name is Cliff, and I am a bike-a-holic.  My latest slip was the purchase of a 2005 C10 with just shy of 22,000 miles on it from a friend.  I don't think he ever washed it, so he must have been a KLRista at heart. 

This bike is now very clean!  I replaced the rear tire, fixed the cam locks with a pair of hose washers, and put on a Murph's peg lowering kit.  As I am recovering from the effects of a serious laydown of my 2008 KLR, I have only ridden the bike twice.  Once for gas (2 mile round trip) and once to get the rear tire put on (33 mile round trip).

So far, I think I'm in love with the bike.  Need to get my right ankle limber enough to use the rear brake seriously, but that's my problem, not the bike.

Previous rides:

1977 Honda CB125, 1977 Honda CB200, 1979 Honda CB500, 197x (75 - 78, somewhere in there) Kawasaki 750 with Vetter Windjammer fairing, 1980 Yamaha SR500, 1980 Honda CX500 with Vetter Quicksilver fairing. 

Took 25 years off, then picked up a 2008 KLR650, and now the Connie!   

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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 02:01:12 pm »
Welcome!
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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 03:08:07 pm »
Pleased to meet you. There's a lot to be said for not washing a bike.
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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 04:00:54 pm »
I fully concur with your assessment.  :thumbs:
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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 05:37:43 pm »
Welcome to the forum Cliff. We are an eclectic group to say the least. May I ask, how did you like your KLR? :chugbeer:
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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2014, 08:41:57 pm »
 Welcome from another newb!  8)

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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 09:50:36 pm »
Welcome Cliff.  What are the cam locks?  I am drawing a blank.
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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2014, 07:18:29 pm »
Welcome Cliff.  What are the cam locks?  I am drawing a blank.
Hey Brian,

I'm guessing the fairing storage pocket lid locks. Someone, maybe Outback, posted up using a hose washer on the threads to hold the lock in place iff'n the nut is missing. My brother's bike has one.  :thumbs:

Iff'n he ever gets out to meet y'all, you can ask to see it firsy hand. I think he only charges a paper dollar to see it.

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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2014, 07:29:54 pm »
I think he only charges a paper dollar to see it.

Later.

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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 06:28:03 am »
Welcome to the forum, Cliff! Glad you're recovering well enough to ride a big bike.

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Re: New owner of a 2005 Connie
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2014, 06:32:16 pm »
Welcome!  :chugbeer: