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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3120 on: July 09, 2018, 03:35:20 pm »
there was a big screw in the tire. Looked like it ripped its way in sideways because with in just a few mins, the tire was completely flat. I’m not messing with plugging it. Ordered a new Angel GT last night. Sucks because this one only has a little over 1000 miles on it.

When it is removed, have it patched (on the INSIDE).  As long as it is not in the sidewall, it should be as good as it was before the screw.  Then you have a spare tire that will work great and cost very little!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3121 on: July 09, 2018, 05:43:45 pm »
When it is removed, have it patched (on the INSIDE).  As long as it is not in the sidewall, it should be as good as it was before the screw.  Then you have a spare tire that will work great and cost very little!

I’ll see how it looks on the inside once the tire is off. From the outside, it looks like the screw punctured the tire at 11:00 in relation to the screw head and tore thru the tire and is now pointed at about 4:00. My concern is not if I can get it sealed up, but how much damage has been done to the belts. I don’t need a big bulge developing on a long ride or while I’m playing on the twisties up in the mountains. Peace of mind is worth the price of a new tire to me.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3122 on: July 09, 2018, 06:09:17 pm »
Peace of mind is worth the price of a new tire to me.

Certainly understandable.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3123 on: July 09, 2018, 08:22:30 pm »
put a phone mount on the bike so I have GPS to verify the speedometer accuracy, or lack of, and now I have Google Maps and WAZE where I can get a quick look at them

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3124 on: July 09, 2018, 08:59:29 pm »
put a phone mount on the bike so I have GPS to verify the speedometer accuracy, or lack of, and now I have Google Maps and WAZE where I can get a quick look at them

Yep, that is the one I have been using for a year now, the RAM "X" mount.  (Although where you attached yours is a bit strange; that is a plastic cover.  Typically you want a solid mount and to the handlebars, risers, or center of the steering column.)

Anyway, it doesn't look like it will hold well, yet it does.  It has a surprisingly powerful grip.  I hate that it "rotates" 90 degrees, however, and one day I might take it apart to force it NOT to rotate.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3125 on: July 12, 2018, 02:06:49 pm »
Max and neggy, when I had my C14 I bought the tree nut for Ram Mount (I hope I said that correctly, it's the large nut in the center of the handlebars) and it had the threaded center that accepted the Ram Mount post. It mounted in the center of my handlebars and worked really well! You should look into it.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3126 on: July 15, 2018, 07:56:00 pm »
Changed the rear tire last night, then installed it today. I replaced the cracked plastic shock guard (black plastic piece on the side of the front fender). Cracked when I hit the rabbit. Then I installed the Pazzo levers I bought a while back. Took it out for a ride to scrub in the new tire and try out the new levers.  :thumbs:
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3127 on: July 15, 2018, 11:36:21 pm »
Yesterday I replaced the Oxford hot grips.  They still worked but at 147,000km I'd worn through the left hand side grip and the wires were showing.  Now to wear the new set out...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3128 on: July 16, 2018, 07:37:18 am »
I'd been hearing this clicking sound when backing the bike out of the garage and applying/releasing the brakes (not the lever click, from the calipers). Went to investigate yesterday. I noticed it clicks when I release it and only clicks when the wheel's rotating backwards when the brakes are applied. Since I do most of my riding forward and not backward, I decided not to worry about it. If anyone knows why it happens, I'd love to learn..
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3129 on: July 16, 2018, 07:44:22 am »
I'd been hearing this clicking sound when backing the bike out of the garage and applying/releasing the brakes (not the lever click, from the calipers). Went to investigate yesterday. I noticed it clicks when I release it and only clicks when the wheel's rotating backwards when the brakes are applied. Since I do most of my riding forward and not backward, I decided not to worry about it. If anyone knows why it happens, I'd love to learn..

Mine does it also. I figured it was just slight play in the brake pads within the caliper. Either way, doesn’t do it going forward so I’m not worried about it.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3130 on: July 16, 2018, 07:53:52 am »
Mine does it also. I figured it was just slight play in the brake pads within the caliper. Either way, doesn’t do it going forward so I’m not worried about it.

That's what I assume it is. Got a chance to inspect the brakes though so that was good. I'm liking this bike more and more every day. Did a 3 day trip to 3 hours away last weekend. It's perfect for long/fast sweepers. Goes like it's on rails.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3131 on: July 16, 2018, 08:12:29 am »
I'd been hearing this clicking sound when backing the bike out of the garage and applying/releasing the brakes (not the lever click, from the calipers). Went to investigate yesterday. I noticed it clicks when I release it and only clicks when the wheel's rotating backwards when the brakes are applied. Since I do most of my riding forward and not backward, I decided not to worry about it. If anyone knows why it happens, I'd love to learn..

They all do this and I'm sure it normal.  Plus the C14 is hardly the only bike that does this.  I believe it's just play in the pads and they move back toward the stops when you apply reverse braking.  They must spring back to the usual position by themselves, however, as I've never noted this when applying the brakes moving forward even right after getting it during backing up.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3132 on: July 16, 2018, 08:23:01 am »
They all do this and I'm sure it normal.  Plus the C14 is hardly the only bike that does this.  I believe it's just play in the pads and they move back toward the stops when you apply reverse braking.  They must spring back to the usual position by themselves, however, as I've never noted this when applying the brakes moving forward even right after getting it during backing up.

It may be because the C14 has 2 piece pads. Maybe that allows for a little room for movement as you suggested. I raised the front of the bike and rotated the wheel, applying the brakes while listening to the calipers. It only happens when the wheel's going backwards. Not worried about it anymore.

On a different note, there's a rust spot on my tank under the seat. Need to clean and paint that soon.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3133 on: July 17, 2018, 11:50:58 am »
The manual calls for 3 years or 22.5K miles (now at 7 years and 35K miles).  My G37 calls for every 4 years or 60K miles (that is at 9 years and 30K miles now).

But yep.  Might be overdue, but not terribly concerned.  :)

I bought my 2012 NOS in 2015 and changed out the coolant at 5 years (2017) and about 3K miles. Looked as clean as the day it was put in.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3134 on: July 20, 2018, 04:05:57 pm »
In 103 degree heat, installed the "bearinged" shifter from Murph's Kits. Started to get some iffy shifts, caused likely by the crappy plastic bushing that Mama Kawi bestowed on us.

Mowed the lawn after that, so will check out the difference tomorrow, if it cools down to something this side of Hell.
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