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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #345 on: December 22, 2014, 12:07:00 am »
Glad to hear that story with a happy ending (at least for you ;D). Deer scare the hell out of me on a bike. I live in the desert, so I only have to deal with deer in mountain trips. When in deer country, I park the bike well before sunset, and don't touch it until the next day well past sunrise. But just like you, I've had TWO deer encounters in the middle of the day (but seldom traveled roads), when I wasn't expecting any. None as scary as the OP's, but enough not to be comfortable on desolated roads. Scary was a bull encounter I had maybe 20' in front of me after a panic stop out of an apex. He was very aggressive, and didn't know what the hell to do. Try to turn my bike around and get charged, or try to get around it with a jack-rabbit start. After some thought, decided walking back with the blinkers on was my best option, and it worked. Second scariest animal encounter was a family of wild pigs (mom in front, dad at rear) while cresting a small hill at about 80. No chance in hell to stop, so aimed between 2 of the 'little' (were still pretty big) ones with great accuracy, probably clearing both by an inch, and all I heard was squealing as I went by, with all pigs scrambling all over the place. I'd have been down in a hurry if I had hit one. And that's it, thankfully :).

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #346 on: December 22, 2014, 05:30:17 am »
Wow Tom, that is quite a story. Glad to see that your back here, uninjured. You certainly were being watched after.

I have yet to meet up with my new riding buddy again. Our work schedules are opposite right now. He is due home at the end of the month which is about 5 days before I ship out again. So hopefully we get a ride in.
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« Reply #347 on: December 23, 2014, 04:18:52 pm »
Wow Tom, that is quite a story. Glad to see that your back here, uninjured. You certainly were being watched after.

I have yet to meet up with my new riding buddy again. Our work schedules are opposite right now. He is due home at the end of the month which is a bout 5 days before I ship out again. So hopefully we get a ride in.

Hope you are able to spend some fun time together. 

Wishing all here the Merriest of Christmases.  If you ride this week, watch out for reindeer crossing the road, especially if pulling a sleigh with a fat guy aboard.  Lots of kids waiting for him....   tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #348 on: December 24, 2014, 06:50:31 am »
The past two days were busy days in the garage. On Monday I pulled off my handlebars, risers and upper triple tree. I also removed the passenger and driver foot pegs and mounts, rear brake pedal, shifter and had all this stuff powdercoated black. While that was getting done, I made a mounting block for my Fuzeblock which is now mounted under the right side of the upper fairing. This is powering my new Garmin 660 GPS and my new driving lights that are mounted on the front fender.
I was working on my bike for what seemed like forever. But I can stand back and say that I have achieved professional results.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #349 on: December 24, 2014, 07:04:25 am »
Congratulations!  I'm glad to hear you got it all sorted out and are pleases with the results!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #350 on: December 24, 2014, 07:57:43 am »
The past two days were busy days in the garage. On Monday I pulled off my handlebars, risers and upper triple tree. I also removed the passenger and driver foot pegs and mounts, rear brake pedal, shifter and had all this stuff powdercoated black. While that was getting done, I made a mounting block for my Fuzeblock which is now mounted under the right side of the upper fairing. This is powering my new Garmin 660 GPS and my new driving lights that are mounted on the front fender.
I was working on my bike for what seemed like forever. But I can stand back and say that I have achieved professional results.
Close up pics when completed, please. . .
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #351 on: December 24, 2014, 08:28:26 am »
Just ordered a center stand and a radiator guard.   :banana
Any day i get to buy stuff for my primary relationship is a good day indeed
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #352 on: December 25, 2014, 11:17:10 pm »
Moved her into my garage at our new (to us) house the other day! Also got the delkevic exhaust installed. Booya! (Garage is very much a work in progress...)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #353 on: December 26, 2014, 04:49:37 am »
Checked the tire air pressures in prep for my ride tomorrow to southside VA.
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« Reply #354 on: December 26, 2014, 07:37:06 am »
Close up pics when completed, please. . .

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #355 on: December 26, 2014, 08:27:32 am »
Moved her into my garage at our new (to us) house the other day! Also got the delkevic exhaust installed. Booya! (Garage is very much a work in progress...)


Did you have to pay extra for the curved floor and ceiling? Looks like a very novel idea. :o

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #356 on: December 26, 2014, 08:39:11 am »
wide angle lens FTW
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #357 on: December 26, 2014, 08:41:57 am »

Did you have to pay extra for the curved floor and ceiling? Looks like a very novel idea. :o
I was going to ask the same question earlier today.  Kinda reminds me of the ceiling of some living rooms I've seen... ;D

What size lens?  Around an 18MM or so?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #358 on: December 26, 2014, 10:07:08 am »
I was going to ask the same question earlier today.  Kinda reminds me of the ceiling of some living rooms I've seen... ;D


What size lens?  Around an 18MM or so?




Being a retired homebuilder, I would have charged a lot more for that special garage..

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #359 on: December 26, 2014, 10:26:20 am »
Installed a Baldwin Seat.
Planned to try it out today,,, but it's raining....

Ride safe, Ted
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