Author Topic: What did you do to your Concours today?  (Read 691570 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #270 on: November 18, 2014, 06:52:37 am »
Yesterday, I met up with a fellow Connie owner. There is a bunch of irony in this simple meeting. We met on the other forum and his signature caught my eye, seeing that we were both from the same town. I sent a PM to him and later that day he responded with his contact information. So we scheduled to meet yesterday at 0900 at the local McDonalds. We had a discussion covering employment and found out that we both are employed in the same type of work and that we also work for the same company. So for a quick recap of our similarities so far; same bikes, town, employment and employer. Wow! This just blew my little mind.
So we set off on a ride to Sebring to go get lunch, of course on all back roads. After lunch, we decided to take the long way home and ride around lake Okeechobee. We stopped in Okeechobee and he confirmed that I wanted to ride so much farther. We discussed how much gasoline we had and figured that we could make it to Clewiston. We made it to the south side of the lake and were going thru Moore Haven when he pulled up alongside and indicated he needed gas. Im assuming that he was tired of looking at the flashing dashboard. So he took the lead in a hunt for gas. Well Moore Haven is not a big town and we drove past the only gas station. We both figured that over the bridge would be another station, wrong! I could see him looking at his GPS, guessing that he was looking how far gas was away. Next town Clewiston, 9 miles. About 2 1/2 miles later, it happened. I was reducing my speed as I watched my new friend, who is also an experienced Iron Butt Rally rider, coast to a stop on the side of the road. We laughed for a few minutes and we discussed the importance of 227. That was how far you can ride before running out of gas.
I went down the road and found a Chevron gas station. Went inside for a gas can and quickly learned that they were sold out. So reluctantly I went next store to a Citgo and became a victim of price gouging. $17 for a 2 gallon can. OUCH!! I returned to the roadside to find him still sitting there. He informed me that 3 LEO's passed him and didnt bother stopping of offer assistance. Gotta  love the service we pay for!
He filled up and down the road we went. At the next gas station, he walked over and slid his card in my gas pump, and told me it was hush money. His attempts to pay me off and not tell his story of running out. Did I mention he is an experienced Iron Butt Rally rider? Lol!
The rest of the ride home was uneventful, barely. I was leading and we passed 4 cars in a row. Of course we might have been slightly over the posed speed limit. But for some reason, we both backed down in time to have a LEO pass us. Still amazes me that he didnt want to have a discussion with us.
Back in out home town, we stopped in a parking lot to rehash our great day and to part ways. All was good and ready to leave and he said that he was going to invite me to have a beer, at his expense, in attempts seal up my lips to reduce any embarrassment for not purchasing the low fuel warning eliminator.
Being a weak individual, we shared in some libations and had wonderful discussions.
It was a 340 mile day for us. Met a great new friend, and we have identical riding habits. Looking forward to spending more time with him.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #271 on: November 18, 2014, 06:57:20 am »
Sounds like an exceptional day!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #272 on: November 18, 2014, 07:10:24 am »
It really was!! I would have never thought that I could meet such a nice guy and we share so many common interests. Got to love fate!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #273 on: November 18, 2014, 11:09:56 am »
Single ... for now!  ;)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #274 on: November 18, 2014, 01:03:46 pm »
Single ... for now!  ;)

Perhaps this will change soon :)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #275 on: November 18, 2014, 01:31:57 pm »
 Now if he only has a vmax that could seal the deal!  LOL

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #276 on: November 18, 2014, 04:45:43 pm »
Met a great new friend, and we have identical riding habits. Looking forward to spending more time with him.

You meet the nicest people on a Hxxxx Concours...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #277 on: November 18, 2014, 06:04:59 pm »
Outstanding story. Best of luck to both of you if this progresses..... :-)   

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #278 on: November 18, 2014, 07:21:16 pm »
Two Connies in a  garage, with  a happy couple, what could be better?  Enjoy the time you spend together, short or long. . .tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #279 on: November 19, 2014, 01:49:19 pm »
Two Connies in a  garage...

Perhaps we could end up with Connie-etts!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #280 on: November 19, 2014, 07:15:38 pm »
Today was front end cleaning day. Calipers were cleaned and pads checked. Scrub-a-dub-dub. Took my headers in for some welding. Gonna have the CATs removed and an o2 bung put in for the autotune. Too cold to paint my pipes so I'm gonna wait til next week. Tomorrow is rear end cleaning day whoop! Hey... Any you guys have a good place to put the Autotune and PCV near each other? Thanks!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #281 on: November 20, 2014, 03:32:13 am »
I put mine under the left side black fairing piece, on top of the air intake tube and got power from the acc leads in the boot behind the dash.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #282 on: November 23, 2014, 08:12:45 am »
Tuesday I sent my seat back to Seth Laam for some additional adjustments. My bike looks so sad without a seat on it.

Then On Friday, the driving lights that I ordered, arrived from England after 3 weeks. I then made some brackets to mount them onto the front fender. I still have more work to do before I can mount them.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #283 on: November 23, 2014, 09:55:28 am »

Then On Friday, the driving lights that I ordered, arrived from England after 3 weeks. I then made some brackets to mount them onto the front fender. I still have more work to do before I can mount them.
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Little curious about the weight of those lights?

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #284 on: November 23, 2014, 04:44:33 pm »

Little curious about the weight of those lights?

I'm unsure of the weight, however I can say that they are smaller than the palm of my hand. Granted they are an all metal light, so they aren't some piece of crap that is of lesser weight. If your concerned about where I'm mounting them, I believe there is plenty of mass behind the fender and the mount for that will support them. My concern is the fender being able to handle the stress of the compression that is required to hold the light bracket in place to prevent any movement. Having only a single mounting point and nothing to prevent rotation, I am going to have to put plenty of torque on the light mounting bolt. Being that I lack having a degree to mathematically figure this stuff out, I tend to over engineer what I fabricate to compensate for what I think could be a potential downfall.