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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #435 on: January 06, 2015, 06:18:06 pm »
Nicole, have a good time at sea.  What type vessel are you on, for these shore times at sea?

Bigfraid, how do you live with such winters?  Gonna actually get below freezing here, tomorrow night.  Might be the coldest time for the entire winter.   Stay warm  and know the 14 is missing you as you are missing it.... tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #436 on: January 06, 2015, 06:39:05 pm »
I just deal with it tomp,hey I got to ride last Friday it was 34 out and wasn't bad thanks to the windshield so I'm not going to complain to much.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #437 on: January 06, 2015, 06:47:02 pm »
I just deal with it tomp,hey I got to ride last Friday it was 34 out and wasn't bad thanks to the windshield so I'm not going to complain to much.
Glad to know.   Wish I had heated grips, for our short time of cold.  Had a BMW R1200RT with heated seat and grips, and rode below freezing without any chills. Shame my 14 has neither.  Stay warm sir, and know that Spring will be upon us all too soon, at least  hope so. tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #438 on: January 06, 2015, 09:04:49 pm »
Had a BMW R1200RT with heated seat and grips, and rode below freezing without any chills. Shame my 14 has neither.

Mine has both.... yours can too
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #439 on: January 06, 2015, 09:23:06 pm »
Mine has both.... yours can too
A waste of money in SE Texas.  Only used a few days a year. Air conditioning is what we really need around six months of a typical year.  If it had been so needed, I would have kept the 1200RT.   The 14 is a better bike in many ways, even without all the bells and whistles the RT had.  tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #440 on: January 07, 2015, 12:13:47 am »
A waste of money in SE Texas.  Only used a few days a year. Air conditioning is what we really need around six months of a typical year.  If it had been so needed, I would have kept the 1200RT.   The 14 is a better bike in many ways, even without all the bells and whistles the RT had.  tomp
For those who dig great tunes, this is what's playing in my headphones right now.  ""Yes"......Better than ever....Can't even describe the memories........
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZSxZHMkZWM



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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #441 on: January 07, 2015, 08:15:02 am »
Oh, that sounds good!
Ahh the Memories!

Helped Mike put his Connie engine back together yesterday.
Did a little tinkering on my bike this morning and Installed a Tank Bra... 
Cold/wet front coming thru Houston today.
Will be a few days till it gets thru, so I'll wait until it warms up...
(Tomp, we need to get together)..

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #442 on: January 07, 2015, 08:26:57 am »
Oh, that sounds good!
Ahh the Memories!

Helped Mike put his Connie engine back together yesterday.
Did a little tinkering on my bike this morning and Installed a Tank Bra... 
Cold/wet front coming thru Houston today.
Will be a few days till it gets thru, so I'll wait until it warms up...
(Tomp, we need to get together)..

Ride safe, Ted

Thanks, Got your PM. Let's talk it up when the weather improves.  Will have cabin fever by then.   tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #443 on: January 08, 2015, 04:08:34 pm »
Removed the rear tire on my 2012 for the 1st time, Sooo easy & fast  ;D . Putting on a new tire & balancing myself tomorrow after work.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #444 on: January 10, 2015, 09:00:39 am »
Cold and wet here this weekend, so no burning of gas.  Will watch the Indiana Jones movies all day long on USA, and just veg. 

FWIW, saw this today.  If you know anyone looking for a C14, this looks like a good price.  tp

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2014-Kawasaki-Concours-14-ABS-113803882

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #445 on: January 10, 2015, 11:56:03 am »
Cold and wet here this weekend, so no burning of gas.  Will watch the Indiana Jones movies all day long on USA, and just veg. 

FWIW, saw this today.  If you know anyone looking for a C14, this looks like a good price.  tp

http://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2014-Kawasaki-Concours-14-ABS-113803882


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #446 on: January 10, 2015, 03:24:00 pm »
Last night I dismounted the old rear tire & put the new tire on, Used my harbor freight  tire changer with mojo blocks & mojo lever. I'm used to doing tires on my old V65 Magnas so the low profile style tire of the connie is much stiffer but I got it with no damage to the air sensor or the rim  ;D . I have a harbor freight static balancer & it took 1 ounce of weight in 1 spot to get a perfect balance. Took it for a quick ride & nice & smooth up to triple digits  :chugbeer:
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #447 on: January 12, 2015, 08:08:18 am »
Thinking about permanently removing the TPMS from the wheels. So tired of the early morning "PANIC!!!! YOUR GOING TO DIE!!! low battery warning message in the winter.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #448 on: January 12, 2015, 08:30:23 am »
Thinking about permanently removing the TPMS from the wheels. So tired of the early morning "PANIC!!!! YOUR GOING TO DIE!!! low battery warning message in the winter.

If the sensors are replaced with std tubeless valves, will the computer not still go crazy, looking for the signal?  The read out of current pressures are a good reminder. The the stupid blinking on the screen is annoying, because you just don't know what it is really telling you, just cold or a real problem. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #449 on: January 12, 2015, 09:40:11 am »
If the sensors are replaced with std tubeless valves, will the computer not still go crazy, looking for the signal?  The read out of current pressures are a good reminder. The the stupid blinking on the screen is annoying, because you just don't know what it is really telling you, just cold or a real problem.

Nope. I replaced the battery on the front wheel but messed it up. No signal from the front and no messages from the front wheel. All coming from the rear wheel. Thinking about messing that battery up too.