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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #375 on: December 28, 2014, 12:50:43 pm »
Oh silly me! Believe me, I am fighting the demons that tell me to change that thing.


Meh- works fine, looks fine (at least with the bags on).  Don't pay any attention to those demons or their assistants, like Conrad or Connie14boy :)

The easiest way to shed 25 ugly pounds is to launch the bazooka into the nearest dumpster.


Certainly is a lot easier than losing 25 pounds of fat (freaking scale this morning... lies I tell you...)
Anyway, it won't be a net of 25 pounds, since you have to add another muffler back on.   Based on previous threads it is possible to save about 10 to 14 pounds (unless you plan on replacing the entire exhaust system... $$$!)

Hard to believe it was almost 3 years ago now...  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=7407.0
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #376 on: December 28, 2014, 02:58:49 pm »
today I wiped mine down, it was due for its yearly wipe down.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #377 on: December 28, 2014, 06:25:05 pm »
today I wiped mine down, it was due for its yearly wipe down.

It gets it, whether it needs it or not


Say its not true. I rode mine in the fog yesterday and felt obligated to rewash him today. Cant have my kids dirty!

Meh- works fine, looks fine (at least with the bags on).  Don't pay any attention to those demons or their assistants, like Conrad or Connie14boy :)

Certainly is a lot easier than losing 25 pounds of fat (freaking scale this morning... lies I tell you...)
Anyway, it won't be a net of 25 pounds, since you have to add another muffler back on.   Based on previous threads it is possible to save about 10 to 14 pounds (unless you plan on replacing the entire exhaust system... $$$!)

Hard to believe it was almost 3 years ago now...  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=7407.0



Thank you Max. There ganging  up up me now and Im feeling weak. Thanks for your support. Here's the part about this that actually upsets me. I guess im kinda frugal and not wanting to spend $500 on an exhaust. I know that I want the cool sound of a pipe and the looks and weight.... Here my story. On Christmas eve I went for a ride around Lake Okeechobee. To get to the lake is about 50 miles if I take the back roads, which I did. So here I actually reached the lake and started to make my trek around, I was about 10 miles into the 110 mile circle, and I feel a thunk and sharp pain on my chin. To shorten the story, I was stung on the chin by a bee or wasp, I'm guessing. Anyways, Christmas day I woke up to a swollen face and had to make a trip to the ER for some meds. This brief ER visit cost me $300 for my co-pay. And thats the part that gets the panties in a wad. I needlessly spent 3/5 of my exhaust on an ER visit.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #378 on: December 28, 2014, 07:25:33 pm »
On Christmas eve I went for a ride around Lake Okeechobee. To get to the lake is about 50 miles if I take the back roads, which I did. So here I actually reached the lake and started to make my trek around, I was about 10 miles into the 110 mile circle, and I feel a thunk and sharp pain on my chin. To shorten the story, I was stung on the chin by a bee or wasp, I'm guessing. Anyways, Christmas day I woke up to a swollen face and had to make a trip to the ER for some meds. This brief ER visit cost me $300 for my co-pay. And thats the part that gets the panties in a wad. I needlessly spent 3/5 of my exhaust on an ER visit.

Sorry to hear that.  Got a bee in the helmet last summer that stung my ear.  Nothing like trying to pull a helmet off at 70MPH, right?  Since you belong to the US government, what will they say about you allowing a bee/wasp damage their property, you.  A neighbor, while in the Army, broke a leg, skateboarding, and was given a General discharge, as he was suppose to know not to damage government property.  Some things really suck, for sure.  Hope you are all better, really soon, before you have to shove off on your next afloat duty.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #379 on: December 28, 2014, 09:26:33 pm »
Thank you Max. There ganging  up up me now and Im feeling weak. Thanks for your support. Here's the part about this that actually upsets me. I guess im kinda frugal and not wanting to spend $500 on an exhaust.

Bee kind to your bike and bee sure to throw that p.o.s. bazooka in the trash. You and the bike will bee very happy. :D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #380 on: December 28, 2014, 09:50:44 pm »
Funny, but tonight, I have been watching videos of Kawasaki H1 500's, and Suzuki T500 Titians.  I do love the old 2 strokes of my time, vs the perfection of my 08 C14.  If you've never owned or ridden a 2 stroke of significant cc's, you just won't understand.  I would definitely  love to own any 2 stroke from 350cc to 750, and blast the back roads in my locale, today.    Riiiing, ding-ding, ding-dddiiinnnnnggggg.....  Remember?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #381 on: December 28, 2014, 11:07:07 pm »
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 #382 on: December 28, 2014, 11:35:51 pm »
Here my story. On Christmas eve I went for a ride [...] Christmas day I woke up to a swollen face and had to make a trip to the ER

I can relate more than you know.  When I was 18, on Christmas eve, I accidentally ate a nut (we still don't know what, probably a brazil nut).  I went into full anaphylaxis complicated by asthma.  Came very near death and was in intensive care all night and Christmas. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #383 on: December 29, 2014, 12:24:29 am »
Filled it up with gas, adjusted the handlebars a bit, and tweaked the damping on the rear.  I nearly have it dialed in the way I want it.
Hey Jim, may I ask what method/instructions did you use to tweak the suspension? I've been spoiled by electronic suspension adjustments for many years, and will have to learn how to go about adjusting the Connie. I'm only 155# (sans gear), so might not have to tweak it that much. But like to corner aggressively, so might have to tighten the rear a little bit for what I've read (2015 Connies have stiffer rear suspension). And finally, do the handlebars have any adjustment? Didn't know about that. It'd be great if they do. As long as I'm leaning forward but not exerting pressure on my wrists, I'll be fine. Hope everybody had a great long weekend.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #384 on: December 29, 2014, 01:04:12 am »
Funny, but tonight, I have been watching videos of Kawasaki H1 500's, and Suzuki T500 Titians.  I do love the old 2 strokes of my time, vs the perfection of my 08 C14.  If you've never owned or ridden a 2 stroke of significant cc's, you just won't understand.  I would definitely  love to own any 2 stroke from 350cc to 750, and blast the back roads in my locale, today.    Riiiing, ding-ding, ding-dddiiinnnnnggggg.....  Remember?


Yep, I kept reminiscing about the smokers I owned in my youth...Kawasaki J1t (85cc), Bridgestone 350 GTR, Husky250, CZ400, Suzuki GT550..

...did that a little more than a year ago..so much so that I was forced to make a Texas to Illinois round trip just to get me another one. In the winter  :loco: :nuts:.  It's an addiction I tell ya.


 :offtopic:

Hmm returning to the topic...I stared at my Valentine 1 remote display (Valentine calls it a concealed display) on my Connie, trying to determine the best way to modify my magnetic mount so that it doesn't fall off when I hit successive bumps. I think I have it figured out but I won't go into it here until I'm sure it's fixed.

oh oh..off topic again...

.... for what I've read (2015 Connies have stiffer rear suspension).


I'm still doubtful about this, as some of the wording I've seen leads me to believe that the only difference is that the '15 bikes leave the factory with a higher rear preload dialed in on the same exact spring assembly as previous years.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #385 on: December 29, 2014, 04:12:56 am »
Hey Jim, may I ask what method/instructions did you use to tweak the suspension? I've been spoiled by electronic suspension adjustments for many years, and will have to learn how to go about adjusting the Connie. I'm only 155# (sans gear), so might not have to tweak it that much. But like to corner aggressively, so might have to tighten the rear a little bit for what I've read (2015 Connies have stiffer rear suspension). And finally, do the handlebars have any adjustment? Didn't know about that. It'd be great if they do. As long as I'm leaning forward but not exerting pressure on my wrists, I'll be fine. Hope everybody had a great long weekend.


Everyone is different as far as setting the bike up for themselves.  Here's a good place to start:  http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=15258.0

There wasn't any adjustment on the bars on gen1.  Not sure about gen2.  Don't know about the '15s.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #386 on: December 29, 2014, 06:23:13 am »
There wasn't any adjustment on the bars on gen1.  Not sure about gen2.  Don't know about the '15s.

There are no adjustments on the bars of any C14 from the factory.
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« Reply #387 on: December 29, 2014, 06:25:14 am »
the wording I've seen leads me to believe that the only difference is that the '15 bikes leave the factory with a higher rear preload dialed in on the same exact spring assembly as previous years.

That is exactly what I believe, also (and will continue to do so until someone can show different part numbers).
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #388 on: December 29, 2014, 06:54:23 am »
today I wiped mine down, it was due for its yearly wipe down.

It gets it, whether it needs it or not


Say its not true. I rode mine in the fog yesterday and felt obligated to rewash him today. Cant have my kids dirty!

Thank you Max. There ganging  up up me now and Im feeling weak. Thanks for your support. Here's the part about this that actually upsets me. I guess im kinda frugal and not wanting to spend $500 on an exhaust. I know that I want the cool sound of a pipe and the looks and weight.... Here my story. On Christmas eve I went for a ride around Lake Okeechobee. To get to the lake is about 50 miles if I take the back roads, which I did. So here I actually reached the lake and started to make my trek around, I was about 10 miles into the 110 mile circle, and I feel a thunk and sharp pain on my chin. To shorten the story, I was stung on the chin by a bee or wasp, I'm guessing. Anyways, Christmas day I woke up to a swollen face and had to make a trip to the ER for some meds. This brief ER visit cost me $300 for my co-pay. And thats the part that gets the panties in a wad. I needlessly spent 3/5 of my exhaust on an ER visit.


Sad but true!  I keep all my other bikes meticulous, but the C14 is strictly my mile eater.  I recently had it from Tampa to upstate Mississippi (with the heated gear), then Saturday across FL to meet our COG friends for the Dixie Crossroads lunch in Titusville.

On a side note I rode mine 90,000 miles before someone (Steve N Sunny FL) let me hold a stock muffler.  As soon as I felt the weight of that behemoth, I bought a used Vance n Hines in brand new condition.  Had it not been for that find, I'd have purchased the Area P, Kerry product is tops and he and his family are awesome to do business with.  Also all my other bikes and all I've owned in my life have had after market exhaust.  I intended to leave my mile eater stock until I felt the weight of that crappy thing. I wasted a lot of time and miles from canada to california running the crappy stock exhaust, and I rail my bike to the point I touch my left glove on the pavement - weight matters to me
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #389 on: December 29, 2014, 07:51:05 am »
Sad but true!  I keep all my other bikes meticulous, but the C14 is strictly my mile eater.  I recently had it from Tampa to upstate Mississippi (with the heated gear), then Saturday across FL to meet our COG friends for the Dixie Crossroads lunch in Titusville.

On a side note I rode mine 90,000 miles before someone (Steve N Sunny FL) let me hold a stock muffler.  As soon as I felt the weight of that behemoth, I bought a used Vance n Hines in brand new condition.  Had it not been for that find, I'd have purchased the Area P, Kerry product is tops and he and his family are awesome to do business with.  Also all my other bikes and all I've owned in my life have had after market exhaust.  I intended to leave my mile eater stock until I felt the weight of that crappy thing. I wasted a lot of time and miles from canada to california running the crappy stock exhaust, and I rail my bike to the point I touch my left glove on the pavement - weight matters to me


Perhaps we met then on Saturday. Forgive me if we did, and my memory fails. I met a lot of nice people there and its hard to keep all the faces and names straight.

I understand about having a mile eater, and thats the intention for my C14 as well. But I want a clean mile eater. I know one day I will give in a buy a new pipe. I do like the V&H  pipe as my first choice. I did see that Delkevic has a slash cut pipe now, and is a reasonable price