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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3390 on: October 25, 2019, 10:33:20 pm »
Took her for a WOF (safety check).  Dude there thought 158,000kms was pretty amazing - took photos and everything...I told it was only just run in...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3391 on: October 28, 2019, 08:01:00 am »
Hold on to your hats.... hell just froze over.....

I have a date- it is this Saturday.  My mechanic friend is coming over to help (well, more than help) with some real/serious maintenance:

    • Replace air filter (never done, me)
    • Throttle body sync (never done)
    • Valve check/adjust (never done)
    • Reset chain tensioner? (never done)
    • Replace cam position sensor O ring (never done)
    • Inspect/replace spark plugs (never done)
    • Check/tighten all header bolts (never done, me)
    • Replace coolant (never done, me?)
    • Inspect/clean fuel filter (maybe, probably not due to time. never done)
    • Repair panel near grip heater control (all me)
    • Clean grime/oil off front of engine (me)
    • Change engine oil and filter (1yr, 8K mi now, me)
    • Change final drive oil (1yr, 8K mi now, me)



I wish, but no.  The bike will be down for several days, most likely.  Longer if there are problems.


Well, I'm not putting my parka on just yet... 

...Standing by for the completion and the test ride report.   :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3392 on: November 14, 2019, 06:53:40 pm »
put her to bed for a while
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3393 on: November 14, 2019, 07:09:23 pm »
Rode it for real, FINALLY!

And now the 4 days of rain begin, to ruin the weekend.
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3394 on: November 27, 2019, 05:58:44 am »
Filled 'er up with Sta-bil treated premium, ran till the fans came on, then changed the engine and rear end oils. Pulled the battery and in it's place put a poison mouse bait. Then tucked 'er in for a long nap next to my similarly prepped Miata.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3395 on: November 27, 2019, 02:34:13 pm »
Put my AST helmet locks on the back.  I'm a little surprised that the two locks weren't keyed the same.  But anyway, regardless, they are nice locks.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3396 on: January 12, 2020, 02:24:47 pm »
44,257mi, noticed the left fork seal leaking again, with a rather large spot (5" dia on plastic floor).  Probing with finger came back with lots of black goop.  Right one leaking only slightly.  Followed same procedure as 01-20-2018 (clean tubes, move and clean dust seal, clean main seals with motion pro tool, clean again, test) and it seemed to work.
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3397 on: January 12, 2020, 05:42:15 pm »
44,257mi, noticed the left fork seal leaking again, with a rather large spot (5" dia on plastic floor).  Probing with finger came back with lots of black goop.  Right one leaking only slightly.  Followed same procedure as 01-20-2018 (clean tubes, move and clean dust seal, clean main seals with motion pro tool, clean again, test) and it seemed to work.
I have done that a few times. Still leaking though and need to get it into the shop for a replacement. Have not had to do too much on this bike, but it's annoying anyway.
Scott
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3398 on: January 13, 2020, 02:59:45 am »
Haven't ridden them since mid-Nov due to a trapped nerve in my neck.  :'(
Started and ran both bikes (C10 and C14) until the cooling fans kicked in.

After shutting down the C10 I went to start him again, and got buzzing from the starter solenoid.
After some investigation, tightening the battery terminals resolved the problem  8)

Looking forward to riding again, but first need to get this arm working normally.
Seeing the Musculoskeletal Physio tomorrow.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3399 on: January 26, 2020, 10:28:43 pm »
Removed my ‘okay’ performing Symtec grips and replaced them with Oxford heated grips (touring).  Wish I had bought the Oxford’s first.  Easy install, super hot, with a smart controller that turns itself off when it no longer senses vibration from the engine.  Next on the to do list, Rostra Cruise control.  Expect to lean heavy on B.D.F.’s install instructions for this one...
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3400 on: January 28, 2020, 07:48:02 am »
Rode it to work this morning for the first time this year.  First ride this year was last Sunday, temps from 47* to 50*.  This morning was 36*.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3401 on: February 03, 2020, 09:00:00 am »
Successfully installed the Rostra cruise control.  Thanks to Brian’s installation instructions, all went well.  Contorting that cable mount bracket was a royal PITA.  Had to troubleshoot and realize I spliced into the wrong wire for the neutral safety switch (NSS).  My fault for not looking closely enough at Brian’s photo of the plug.  Interesting note, when testing the vehicle speed sensor (VSS), the diagnostic LED simply flashes repeatedly, no longer coinciding with the rotational speed of the rear wheel.  This agrees with the Rostra documentation as well.

Cruise works very well in 5th and 6th gears, I may try to adjust the dip switch settings and quicken the proportional gain (dip switch 2 to ‘on’), but overall, it works great.

Again, Thank You B.D.F.!
2009 GTR 1400 ABS, 48k miles, AMSOIL synthetic 10W-40 (since new), AMSOIL synthetic 75W-90 final drive (since new). Helibar Horizons, Oxford heated grips, V-Stream windscreen, Mountain Runner Flash, Brian’s low fuel eliminator farkle, ST2 smart brake module and smart turn system, Two Brothers Black Series M5 w/P1X decibel killer.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3402 on: February 13, 2020, 07:50:19 am »
Beautiful spring weather (in the middle of winter) here in central Ca, so I rode to work the last 2 days. Could have ridden today as well but have some stuff to do on the way home that is easier in the car.

First time on the bike in a few months and it felt strange and the brake felt really funny. Turns out, I had moved the adjuster rocker to 6. Why would I have done that? I have no idea. Moved it back to the normal 3/4 location and it was fine.

The clutch reverse bleed I did a few months ago is working great.
Scott
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Mods: Two Bro's Titanium Slip-on, Shad SH46 trunk, PCA luggage rack, AeroFlow windscreen, Corbin saddles, Helibar risers, StreetFX LED brake flashers, "divintymotor" (Ebay) LED tail light, ProjektD sidestand Bigfoot and Helmet locks, Vario Passenger pegs

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3403 on: February 14, 2020, 05:15:02 pm »
It was 28F here, but I rode it ti the store. I have been wanting to ride for a while, but have been traveling and haven't been able. It was a short ride, but it felt good.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #3404 on: February 14, 2020, 10:26:09 pm »
It was 28F here, but I rode it ti the store. I have been wanting to ride for a while, but have been traveling and haven't been able. It was a short ride, but it felt good.

Whew.  I just rode for 30 min home in 34F, with electric vest and leather chaps but no long underwear and with Spring/Fall gloves (didn't have winter ones in the bag).  I had to ramp the vest up to maximum, so my torso was HOT while my legs, arms, and hands were frozen.  Always a strange feeling.  Brrr.

Sidenote- my 2009 G37S just flipped 30K miles yesterday!
Shoodaben (was Guhl) Mountain Runner ECU flash, Canyon Cages front/rear, Helibars risers, Phil's wedges, Grip Puppies, Sargent World seat-low & heated & pod, Muzzy lowering links, Soupy's stand, Nautilus air horn, Admore lightbar, Ronnie's highway pegs, front running lights, all LED, helmet locks, RAM Xgrip, Sena SMH10, Throttle Tamer, MRA X-Creen, BearingUp Shifter, PR4-GT, Scorpion EXO-T1200,etc