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sailor_chic

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #330 on: December 15, 2014, 06:43:41 am »
Jim, your gonna love the low fuel eliminater. You just have to remember to pay attention to the fuel gauge and remaining miles.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #331 on: December 15, 2014, 07:12:14 am »
Jim, your gonna love the low fuel eliminater. You just have to remember to pay attention to the fuel gauge and remaining miles.

+1 Those Kawi PANIC!!! messages is the most annoying thing about this bike. Thinking of permanently removing the TPMS sensors to get rid the of the low battery panic message. Would rather just go old school then deal with that every time the temperature goes below 40.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #332 on: December 15, 2014, 02:46:22 pm »
Jim, your gonna love the low fuel eliminater. You just have to remember to pay attention to the fuel gauge and remaining miles.

Not a problem there...remember I had a vmax!  LOL  no gauges and when that red light came on it was a guessing game! HA HA

I actually took the wife out to the pole barn/garage to look at how pretty the risers are!  The weather here is not cooperating....plus they salted the crap out of the roads this past week.  Too dirty to go out and play.  Ride a few miles for me!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #333 on: December 20, 2014, 05:37:15 pm »
Today I took the dash apart (twice)and colored the high beam indicator to dim it down. I also started working on installing my Fuzeblock so I can wire my GPS and driving lights. It took all afternoon to do not much. Time consuming stuff.
I was hoping to get on the road Monday and take the long way to Tybee Island GA. But Mother Nature has different ideas :(

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #334 on: December 20, 2014, 06:20:23 pm »
Low 50's here today and overcast.  Went for a ride.  All was fine except my hands got kinda cold.  Going on a 300 mile trip tomorrow with the same conditions.  Wish I had the heated grips, and all would be fine.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #335 on: December 21, 2014, 06:10:25 am »
Wish we were closer, we could ride together

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #336 on: December 21, 2014, 07:11:35 am »
Installed Admore lights, and a Vista Cruise/throttle lock to the bike.
No rain, but overcast and nasty here this morning. Hoping for a break in the clouds this afternoon..

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #337 on: December 21, 2014, 04:34:08 pm »
Wish we were closer, we could ride together

I think we are only about  1000 miles apart.   How are things with the new riding buddy, or should I not ask?

I did do my ride today, helping a friend deliver Christmas gifts to his family.  An uneventful day except for one thing.  I hit a deer, a fully grown doe, to be exact.  Traveling on a country road at 70MPH, and one second she was no where in my line of sight, the next she was running right in front of me.  She jumped a barbed wire fence, I guess to get to the other side. 

Had I been going 1 MPH faster, or she had been 1 step slower, I would have T-Boned her at 70.  As it was, I struck the right hindquarter at speed, and all it did was shake the bars a little. I know I hit her hard though, from the feel I got.   Stopped to check, NO damage to the bike at all, but bet something was broken on the deer.  Had only been riding for 20 minutes when it happened, and since it happened so fast, I didn't even get an adrenalin rush, so I rode another 250 miles, event free.   

Guess I was prayed up, and being watched over, as I could have been just another motorcycle statistic, had things been just a hair different.  Wishing all a Merry Christmas a little soon, since I can. . . tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #338 on: December 21, 2014, 04:41:59 pm »
 :yikes: Glad to see you posting.
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« Reply #339 on: December 21, 2014, 04:44:28 pm »
:yikes: Glad to see you posting.

Thanks.  I am too...  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #340 on: December 21, 2014, 04:53:47 pm »
An uneventful day except for one thing.  I hit a deer, a fully grown doe, to be exact. [...]

OMG you are lucky!  I hate hearing stories about deer- they freak me out.  Every time I ride back from Richmond at night on rt 5 I see lots of "eyes" on either side of the road and pray none jump onto the road.  Thank God you are OK.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #341 on: December 21, 2014, 04:55:37 pm »
Thanks.  It happened at 9AM, a time when one doesn't expect to see wildlife on the road.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #342 on: December 21, 2014, 05:05:18 pm »
Good for you, tomp! May all of your future rides be as blessed.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #343 on: December 21, 2014, 06:27:29 pm »
Glad your attack :yikes:by deer turned out as well as it did.
Merry Christmas and best of the season to you and everyone here.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #344 on: December 21, 2014, 11:08:54 pm »
The lucky stars were with you Tom P. I've had 2 deer strikes in Upstate NY where they grow 'em big. Once on my '74 Z-1, and once on my '82 Maxim 1100. Like you say, I was also lucky not to have T-boned them, but they caused considerable damage nonetheless, and enough damage to my psyche that I gave up riding for a year or two. There are way too many deer in Upstate NY.