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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #555 on: January 28, 2015, 11:14:49 am »
I don't care much either but I've never understood the phenomenon of trying to disguise the brand of the bike. I once owned a Honda VTX and did a couple of rides with a VTX owners group. I had several people come up to me advising how to remove anything with Honda on the bike. Many of the bikes in the group had all badges and emblems removed. I had no problem with Honda putting a stamp on their bike and was happy to leave the badges alone. Harley owners don't seem to have this problem. In fact they seem to buy shirts, jackets, boots and do-rags to advertise the fact that they have a Harley.
You think that those Honda owners thought they could pass them off as Harley's if the logos were gone?  This is the one often found on KLR's, and I do think it is hilarious, even being a long time BMW owner.

 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #556 on: January 28, 2015, 12:08:41 pm »
I guess I'm not picking on JC for removing the Logo's.
To each his own... (I removed them on my first Connie)

I'm picking him for removing them before "we" got to see it with emblems.
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I'm picking on him,, because I've been helping him look for a bike, and because,,,,, It's fun....  <evil grin>

NOTE: In a past note I recall someone having a throttle/idle issue.
          I think I recall that they did a "learn" on the ECM?
                ie; Key on, do not start,,,
                     turn the throttle from off to WOT a couple of times.
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                     Then start the bike and problem was gone.

Anyone else remember that discussion??       May have been on other Forum..

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #557 on: January 28, 2015, 12:16:49 pm »
That thread was here and divided the members for days.  Proof/no proof.  Same thread at UK forum.  They had more positive results, I do believe.  Something to do with the TPS redo. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #559 on: January 28, 2015, 12:50:22 pm »
I should really ban those that want to bring that thread back to life... ::)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #560 on: January 28, 2015, 01:03:02 pm »
Who me?  :-[

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #561 on: January 28, 2015, 01:11:05 pm »
If the thread fits... ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #562 on: January 28, 2015, 01:51:30 pm »
Personally I wouldn't remove the Name off the bike
I do it on ALL my bikes and cars. It has nothing to do with not being proud, ashamed, or anything like that. I simply don't like them, and it's hard to clean around badges. Besides, everybody knows it's a Kawasaki... and it says so on the back  ;D. I removed all badges (front and rear) as well on the 2015 Nissan GTR, and that car some people ask what it is. But it says 'Nissan' on the wheel caps, and 'GTR' on the side fender badges. That's enough for me ;D. By the way, when there's an indentation or holes, I obviously don't remove them.

And yes, will try the TPS calibration and report back. Really hope it works. Thank you for the tip Ted.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #563 on: January 28, 2015, 03:05:22 pm »
You removed the Kawasaki emblems?  achhhhhhhhhhhh   Sacrilege!  You must be an "ex" BMW Guy........

Yeah, I would *NEVER* remove the bike's brand or model badges.  On the C14, they are not ugly or overdone. Why would I want someone to not know what I am riding?  Plus it will hurt the resale value- I would seriously avoid a used bike where someone did that, because it often (but not always, obviously) goes along with the mentality of "ricing" and that can do serious damage to the vehicle.

Of course I removed all those stupid warning stickers, though.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #564 on: January 28, 2015, 03:23:58 pm »
Yeah, I remember that 'the Earth is flat' thread. It really was pretty funny, in that same way that leaving a fob near the bike drains the battery faster.  ;)

The first one of those I remember was when I was a kid and the (unfortunately) all too common belief was that you could not / should not put an auto (or motorcycle, I suppose) battery on concrete or the concrete would 'suck the charge out of it'. What amazed me at that time was the number of people who would put down a piece of wood, cardboard, whatever to prevent that 'concrete sucking action'.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #565 on: January 28, 2015, 03:26:27 pm »
Yeah, I would *NEVER* remove the bike's brand or model badges.  On the C14, they are not ugly or overdone. Why would I want someone to not know what I am riding?  Plus it will hurt the resale value- I would seriously avoid a used bike where someone did that, because it often (but not always, obviously) goes along with the mentality of "ricing" and that can do serious damage to the vehicle.

Of course I removed all those stupid warning stickers, though.

What's 'ricing'?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #567 on: January 28, 2015, 03:54:32 pm »
Congrats on the new bike, elp!

I de-badge my motorcycles. I had one of the Harleys I purchased new painted monochromatic before  I took delivery of it. For me it's just personal preference and I also hate cleaning around the emblems. I will almost certainly paint this motorcycle in the next year or 2 and it won't be the same color, just to make it a bit more "mine".
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #568 on: January 28, 2015, 05:17:18 pm »

The first one of those I remember was when I was a kid and the (unfortunately) all too common belief was that you could not / should not put an auto (or motorcycle, I suppose) battery on concrete or the concrete would 'suck the charge out of it'. What amazed me at that time was the number of people who would put down a piece of wood, cardboard, whatever to prevent that 'concrete sucking action'.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #569 on: January 28, 2015, 07:14:41 pm »
Got the Connie out for the first ride of the year today.  Battery was toast. Had to take the ZX14R. Poor me. ::)
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