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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #240 on: November 09, 2014, 01:00:48 am »
Well looks official now. Have to pull the battery and put her away for the season. Was able to help my brother pick up his new bike today and go for a short ride before we loaded it into his truck.
Winter is arriving as I type this. - teens Celsius next few days.
Already waiting for a Chinook.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #241 on: November 09, 2014, 05:34:59 am »
You need a helicopter to get it out of the truck?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #242 on: November 09, 2014, 07:11:33 am »
I put 210 miles on mine yesterday testing out my new highway pegs.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #243 on: November 09, 2014, 07:17:54 am »
I put 210 miles on mine yesterday testing out my new highway pegs.
...and?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #244 on: November 09, 2014, 08:19:18 am »
You need a helicopter to get it out of the truck?
:o
Wind .  Chinook Wind  ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #245 on: November 09, 2014, 08:32:13 am »
...and?

Absolutely love them. Well worth all the effort that I put forth.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #246 on: November 09, 2014, 08:34:03 am »
:o
Wind .  Chinook Wind  ;D


Ah, Chinook Wind...right around the 1 minute mark...

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #247 on: November 09, 2014, 09:08:03 am »
You need a helicopter to get it out of the truck?

Or a fish?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #248 on: November 09, 2014, 09:31:27 am »
It would have to be a rather largish fish indeed.

Back on track...

I'm going for a ride to check out the brakes.  If I don't come back you'll know the test was unsuccessful. :'(
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #250 on: November 09, 2014, 02:10:23 pm »
Anyone hear from Jim? Jim.... are the brakes okay?

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #251 on: November 09, 2014, 02:11:35 pm »


I'm going for a ride to check out the brakes.  If I don't come back you'll know the test was unsuccessful. :'(

Anyone hear from Jim? Jim.... are the brakes okay?

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« Reply #252 on: November 09, 2014, 02:27:11 pm »
I'm ok, thanks for the concern.  The brakes I'm not so sure of....still have the judder so it wasn't the bearings.  Although, they probably needed doing at 61k miles.  I decided to do some hard stops from about 60-70mph to about 30.  Did that about 10 times or so and they seem a bit better.  Next I'll be removing a rotor ( I have spares) and see which one is the culprit.  I'm thinking that I have some thicker deposits on one.  I have the EBC rotors and pads..  I've had the judder since day 1 of using them.  I reported it to EBC but they said it needed some more brake in (pun intended).
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #253 on: November 16, 2014, 04:36:51 pm »
Today I put 350 miles on mine. Weather here was perfect! I also came real close to testing this speed limit switch that I have read about, that is on these bikes. Tomorrow morning is a quick wash job and going for another ride :)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #254 on: November 16, 2014, 04:58:45 pm »
Cool and wet here all day.  I did crank it and mess with it for a while, in the garage.  Our week is gonna be cool and/or raining.  Guess I'll see tomorrow. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #255 on: November 17, 2014, 04:32:04 am »
It's with great sadness that I prepare my bike for it's winter nap.

Pulled all the plastic off.
Tightened up the exhaust header nuts.
Drained and refilled the coolant.
Flushed and refilled the brakes and clutch.
Changed the oils, front and rear.
Pulled and reinstalled the battery after cleaning all the connections.
Serviced the K&N air filter. (it didn't really need it but while I had access to it I did it)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #256 on: November 17, 2014, 05:28:49 am »
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #257 on: November 17, 2014, 07:32:03 am »
It's with great sadness that I prepare my bike for it's winter nap.

Pulled all the plastic off.
Tightened up the exhaust header nuts.
Drained and refilled the coolant.
Flushed and refilled the brakes and clutch.
Changed the oils, front and rear.
Pulled and reinstalled the battery after cleaning all the connections.

 :(

Oh man that is sad. It was a chilly 31 but I road mine to work this morning.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #258 on: November 17, 2014, 07:37:07 am »
It's with great sadness that I prepare my bike for it's winter nap.

Pulled all the plastic off.
Tightened up the exhaust header nuts.
Drained and refilled the coolant.
Flushed and refilled the brakes and clutch.
Changed the oils, front and rear.
Pulled and reinstalled the battery after cleaning all the connections.

 :(


I've had mine winterized for almost 2 weeks and already starting to twitch when I walk past her in the garage :-\ :-\ :_shudder_Emoticon

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #259 on: November 17, 2014, 02:16:51 pm »
"Winterizing" is when you ride in sub-freezing temps, right?  Cause I do that all the time...
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