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Offline Conrad

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #135 on: October 02, 2014, 04:49:04 am »
I replaced the OEM brake pads, front and rear, with EBCs yesterday. I cleaned the rotors, pistons, and calipers really well. Took her for a ride and bedded in the new pads.

These pads are a bit nosier than the stockers but they stop the bike VERY nicely.  :thumbs:

I had a bit of pulsation from the front brakes before the change and that's now gone. The rear pads were wore down to the wear indicators but the fronts were not, except for the outboard left side pads. These pads were WAY past the wear indicators and almost down to the metal of the backing plate. What's up with that? Everything seems to be moving and working ok so I don't understand the uneven wear.   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #136 on: October 09, 2014, 06:03:15 pm »
Did a good ride past weekend, and got my share of bug guts on it.  Went out to clean them off, but it was too hot (90's) in the garage, so went for a short ride, and parked it.  Suppose to rain all weekend, so maybe bugs be gone then.   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #137 on: October 09, 2014, 06:50:40 pm »
I'm jealous, I want to ride my bike(s).

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #138 on: October 10, 2014, 04:02:14 pm »
I cleaned 3000+ miles worth of baked on bug guts off with some bug and tar remover. That stuff worked great and the bike looks better than it has in months years. I actually removed the windshield to clean the back of it and behind it.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #139 on: October 10, 2014, 04:47:53 pm »
Rode mine to a dealership and back home, in typical horrible traffic.  While there, I got a job selling for therm.  They do sell Kawi's, but I will be selling BMW's, Ducati's, and specializing in Triumph's.  FWIW, unemployment sucks, and don't care what I sell, I'm keeping my C14.   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #140 on: October 11, 2014, 06:28:55 am »
Congratulations on your new job, tomp. Best of luck to you!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #141 on: October 11, 2014, 06:59:48 am »
Yesterday I achieved max lean in a corner... Drug my toe through a good chunk of it lol... Had to keep picking my knee up to keep from dragging my brand new cold weather pants (without sliders) on the ground haha.

Why couldn't I do it before? Lack of confidence in the bike... Amazing what a smooth throttle will do! =D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #142 on: October 11, 2014, 07:15:22 am »
Rode mine to a dealership and back home, in typical horrible traffic.  While there, I got a job selling for therm.  They do sell Kawi's, but I will be selling BMW's, Ducati's, and specializing in Triumph's.  FWIW, unemployment sucks, and don't care what I sell, I'm keeping my C14.

Congrats!   Sooo, can we come to you for a good deal on a new bike?   ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #143 on: October 11, 2014, 07:23:23 am »
Congrats!   Sooo, can we come to you for a good deal on a new bike?   ;)
A good deal for whom? ;D  ;D I've actually bought two bikes from the dealer in the past, and was treated very fairly, by the man who is to be my mentor.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #144 on: October 11, 2014, 08:21:20 am »
A good deal for whom? ;D  ;D I've actually bought two bikes from the dealer in the past, and was treated very fairly, by the man who is to be my mentor.  tp

A mentor eh? Maybe you should be paying them?    ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #145 on: October 11, 2014, 08:34:07 am »
A mentor eh? Maybe you should be paying them?    ;)
Probably.  He is the #1 BMW motorcycle salesman in the state.  I've been selling for over four decades, but can and am willing to learn more from those with knowledge and wisdom to share. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2014, 02:11:23 pm »
 8) ground off some of my left hero blob. Looks like I'll have to grind most of it off to get rid of all the chicken strips on the PR4 GTs.
So comfortable on these tires I didn't realize I was leaned over that much  ;D
Broke in my new aftermarket seat cover ;D 

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #147 on: October 12, 2014, 02:22:21 pm »
8) ground off some of my left hero blob. Looks like I'll have to grind most of it off to get rid of all the chicken strips on the PR4 GTs.
So comfortable on these tires I didn't realize I was leaned over that much  ;D
Broke in my new aftermarket seat cover ;D
omg you didn't

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #148 on: October 12, 2014, 02:31:37 pm »
omg you didn't

what's next? white walls...curb feelers?  :_shudder_Emoticon

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #149 on: October 12, 2014, 02:39:16 pm »
Is that a white sheepskin or some lady's wedding dress?   Very WHITE!!!
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