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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #615 on: January 30, 2015, 07:06:18 pm »
... Unemployment really sucks, after 47 years of working every day.   tp

ain't that the truth... similar situation, after moving out of pocket back to Ohio, to work for a "friend" and ex co engineer, so he could move into sales and i would assume his job, he ended up dumping me after 2-1/2 years because the company refused to advance him, therefore I wasn't going to be allowed to take his position...and I made too much money to be a "co-engineer"....
friends... bahhhh, ain't no such thing as a friend who is your boss, (except when GBYII was my boss...  8) )

ran out of unemployment, and dipping into retirement funds... Nobody wants to hire 60 year old people... :( even tho the really need them, and their acquired knowledge.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #616 on: January 30, 2015, 07:17:45 pm »
ain't that the truth... similar situation, after moving out of pocket back to Ohio, to work for a "friend" and ex co engineer, so he could move into sales and i would assume his job, he ended up dumping me after 2-1/2 years because the company refused to advance him, therefore I wasn't going to be allowed to take his position...and I made too much money to be a "co-engineer"....
friends... bahhhh, ain't no such thing as a friend who is your boss, (except when GBYII was my boss...  8) )

ran out of unemployment, and dipping into retirement funds... Nobody wants to hire 60 year old people... :( even tho the really need them, and their acquired knowledge.

best of luck,
Thanks.  I'm almost 65, and at least was able to sign up for Social Security at a reduced rate.  My best friend of 34 years, guaranteed  me a good job with him, when I lost mine.  I stayed on unemployment, that runs out tomorrow, but he never found "That Job" with his company as promised.  With SS and part time work, I will earn half of what I was.  No more going out to eat or farkles for my motorcycles.  One has a dead battery, and it's gonna stay dead for the foreseeable future.  This ain't what we signed up for all those decades ago.  Never thought life would change so much in the later years..

 Hope things work out for you, MOB, sir. 

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #617 on: January 31, 2015, 01:21:43 am »
I've been screwed twice (and big time) by what thought were friends, and also screwed by Louisiana Pacific when I opened the Mexican market for them without charging them a penny... and when I had to close my doors (import duties went to the roof for my Indonesian/Malaysian plywood), they sent me to hell. I made them millions over the years, and not even a paltry commission for each railcar, just because they already sold to my customers directly (maybe I was stupid not to charge BOTH, but I've never been greedy). Live and learn.

Anyway, let's go back to the Connie. Removed the storage compartment (no need to remove anything else), removed both the solenoid and locking mechanism (put them aside for resale time) like they were never there, taped the connector and zip-tied it (green) nicely, put back the compartment, and found an aluminum torx bolt laying around for the bottom since it was missing on my new bike (manual says it has a push-pin, but mine had threads, so found an appropriate bolt and it's rock-solid now). Compartment is always open now, and operates very smoothly. Tomorrow will remove the cotter pin on the rear axle and replace it with one of the several R-clips I have laying around from my Hayabusa and CBR1100XX days. Enjoy your weekend folks.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #618 on: January 31, 2015, 01:51:18 am »
Nope, time for some change.




Thanks for playing though. 8)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #619 on: January 31, 2015, 02:01:57 am »



Sorry guys, I went out the front door and didn't even see my Connie today.
I know where it sits this morning though.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #620 on: January 31, 2015, 07:09:38 pm »
Hey guys, lots if interesting posts on here. Very entertaining to read.

Tom, glad to hear that you're  again employed.  although its a shame as I thought that you were seeking lessons.  I was hoping to commence then on Monday. Oh, well, my loss I guess! :)

Anyways, I did air up the yiressf again and blew the weeks of dust off of my C. Went for a 2 day, 600 mile ride. The Bridgestones Are now junk after 8k miles. The PR4GT are on there way now. Hopefully getting then mounted before Thurs ride.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #621 on: January 31, 2015, 07:20:04 pm »
I was hoping to commence them on Monday. Oh, well, my loss I guess! :)

 Went for a 2 day, 600 mile ride. 

Hopefully getting then mounted before Thurs ride.

Nope, my loss, for sure. 

Take any pics on this last trip you can share?

Where are you heading Thursday, and do you do Bike Week or leave it to Harley riders?  Just wondering... ;D ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #622 on: January 31, 2015, 07:29:00 pm »
Bike week.... been there, done that kind of an event for me.  Unfortunately no pics from the ride today other than one from the COG RTE lunch in Dunnellon FL. The ride up yesterday was really nice. Believe it or not, we found a Florida road with curves in it! As far as the upcoming ride on Thurs, the destination and duration are still undermined. We were discussing our tentative plans during our debriefing from our ride at the local pub :) The biggest problem currently on hand is if my new tires arrive in time before its time to leave.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #623 on: January 31, 2015, 08:09:12 pm »
Hope you get the tires and have a great time/ride... tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #624 on: January 31, 2015, 09:26:24 pm »
The Bridgestones Are now junk after 8k miles. The PR4GT are on there way now. Hopefully getting then mounted before Thurs ride.

Yay!!  Real tires!!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #625 on: January 31, 2015, 10:03:30 pm »
Hey guys, lots if interesting posts on here. Very entertaining to read.

Tom, glad to hear that you're  again employed.  although its a shame as I thought that you wweek seeking lessons.  I was hoping to commence then on Monday. Oh, well, my loss I guess! :)

Anyways, I did air up the yiressf again and blew the weeks of dust off of my C. Went for a 2 day, 600 mile ride. The Bridgestones Are now junk after 8k miles. The PR4GT are on there way now. Hopefully getting then mounted before Thurs ride.



The 021 Bridgestones are junk with zero miles...

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #626 on: January 31, 2015, 10:29:36 pm »
The 021 Bridgestones are junk with zero miles...
That comment reminds me I need to be cautious not to push the bike too hard until I replace them. All my previous Crapstones let go without any warning, which is scary. I'll never buy that brand with my own money, even though some of their sport tires are reportedly not that bad (cars and bikes). As long as I have better options, I'm spending my money elsewhere.

Oh, and to keep my post on subject, did something simple today... but it was something ;D. Next week I'll get all of the goodies except the CopperDawg sport screen due to green paint tests I need to get first. Oh well. Hope everybody is enjoying your weekend.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #627 on: January 31, 2015, 10:41:28 pm »
That comment reminds me I need to be cautious not to push the bike too hard until I replace them. All my previous Crapstones let go without any warning, which is scary. I'll never buy that brand with my own money, even though some of their sport tires are reportedly not that bad (cars and bikes). As long as I have better options, I'm spending my money elsewhere.


I've had Bridgestone tires on various cars over the years, and they seemed OK. But IMO, the 021's are spooky and dangerous once they get stressed in high speed sweepers. I speak from my tank-slapping experience, and will tell anyone who might use the bike as it was marketed to get some real tires on it before pushing your luck and health.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #628 on: February 01, 2015, 07:15:00 am »
Yay!!  Real tires!!

Im getting excited!!

Also looking to buy another jacket, again. I recently purchased a Tourmaster Transition 3, and it has design issues. The biggie is the claim to be waterproof. With the stiff breeze that blows through the zipper, I highly doubt that it will keep water out. So now I looking at an Olympia Ranger. The price has definitely slowed the left click finger.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #629 on: February 01, 2015, 08:09:11 am »
My Ttourmaster JETT Series 2 jacket has double velcro flaps on the front zipper, and flaps for the zippered vents. It is waterproof.  Just too hot to wear except during the coldest days of our winters .  My favorite is my MotoBoss Mesh Jacket that started it's life as black.  It is now a nice bright shade of purple, due to sun bleaching.  Maybe not a fashion statement, but it does help with visibility. 

Is the Olympic Ranger the Vent Tech model?  Nice looking jacket, not cheap, like you stated.  Will it allow enough ventilation to not be too hot for FLA weather?   My purple mesh is too hot in the summer, but we need to protect ourselves when we ride, right???   tp
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