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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1095 on: April 17, 2015, 10:56:08 am »
Believe me, I've seen quite a few random negative possibilities here in my time..  The entertainment never ends.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1096 on: April 17, 2015, 11:50:12 am »
See, FartMarty knew what I was talking about! I knew I saw the install on one of these forums lol... Personally I use the kill switch because I just hit the button with my thumb and leave the bike in gear, then open the glovebox up, then turn off the ignition switch... and leave the key of course, I do love that about the system.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1097 on: April 17, 2015, 01:21:46 pm »
Nothing goes together like warning lights and warning buzzers.

If only someone would come out with a Plug 'n Play version of that thing..... if only....

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1098 on: April 17, 2015, 01:23:44 pm »
Quit dreaming.  It ain't gonna happen.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1099 on: April 17, 2015, 01:32:48 pm »
Of course you are correct.

But still, if it did happen, in some hypothetical universe, I wonder what it would look like?



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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1100 on: April 17, 2015, 01:42:49 pm »
Probably like that picture...I would imagine.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1101 on: April 17, 2015, 03:00:25 pm »
To kill the engine press the button on the handle bars with left thumb.  Rinnnnnggg ding ding ding, da dinnnnnnnngggg...
We used to mount those on our street bikes,  left side...for shifting. BMW went a step further and calls it Shift Assist.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1102 on: April 17, 2015, 03:19:56 pm »
We used to mount those on our street bikes,  left side...for shifting. BMW went a step further and calls it Shift Assist.
Makes sense.  Shift  Assist or quick shifters are cool, but I don't normally feel the need to get into the next gear that fast.  Learned the feathered clutch technique decades ago, and it suffices when needed.  I do love slipper clutches for down shifting, that's for sure.  tp   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1103 on: April 17, 2015, 06:05:15 pm »
Friday night humor.  Raining now, and all weekend.   Hope many (all?) on here get to ride and enjoy the weeknd.  tp

If stuck indoors too, take a listen to this.  Almost as cool as riding, and sometimes even more so. The actual innovator of so much that came later. His left hand was severely burned in a fire, so he performs with only three fingers of his left hand.  Makes what he did even more impressive.  OK, it's not directly tied to the C14, but anyone who has the sophistication to ride one, has the same to appreciate Django (and Stephane on the violin).  tomp

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1104 on: April 18, 2015, 02:04:28 pm »
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What did you do to your Concours today?

I washed it!  But during that, VirginiaJim stopped by for a visit on his way back home.  Pretty day.  He left, I finished washing then drying bike.  Then quickly treated my CycleShell cover with UV protectant (10 min?) .  Went to start the bike to move it back and it was yellow again  >:(   At least it has no insect guts all over it.  Time for a nap!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1105 on: April 18, 2015, 03:58:04 pm »
I certainly encouraged Max to keep washing.  The best exercise I ever had.  It really was pointless, though.  He would wash one side and go the other and the side he washed first was full of pollen again.  That's what happens when you wash a bike, it gets dirty again and you have to do it all over again.  Hold on, I have to get a beer.  Be right back.  You know, I really need a steak as well.

Ok, I'm back.  Rode down to Norfolk to do a job this morning and then rode back (after seeing Max, of course)...couple of hundred miles or so.  Traffic was backed up 6 miles to HRBT so I turned around went the long way to the other tunnel (MM).  Traffic was a bi*** so I got off on 17 and went north from there.

Had a city light go out.  Saw what Max had and I think I'm going to do the same once he tells me what he got for his bike.  The cushy drive came in today so I'll probably be putting that in next weekend along with RandRing the rear of the bike.  It will be interesting to see if there is any wear on it.  I'll keep you posted.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1106 on: April 18, 2015, 04:50:54 pm »
I certainly encouraged Max to keep washing.  The best exercise I ever had.  It really was pointless, though.  He would wash one side and go the other and the side he washed first was full of pollen again.  That's what happens when you wash a bike, it gets dirty again and you have to do it all over again.  Hold on, I have to get a beer.  Be right back.  You know, I really need a steak as well.

Ok, I'm back.  Rode down to Norfolk to do a job this morning and then rode back (after seeing Max, of course)...couple of hundred miles or so.  Traffic was backed up 6 miles to HRBT so I turned around went the long way to the other tunnel (MM).  Traffic was a bi*** so I got off on 17 and went north from there.

Had a city light go out.  Saw what Max had and I think I'm going to do the same once he tells me what he got for his bike.  The cushy drive came in today so I'll probably be putting that in next weekend along with RandRing the rear of the bike.  It will be interesting to see if there is any wear on it.  I'll keep you posted.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1107 on: April 18, 2015, 05:03:43 pm »
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+1.  Even google didn't have any idea what Jim meant.  I'm sure he will enlighten us soon...  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1108 on: April 18, 2015, 05:14:29 pm »
+1.  Even google didn't have any idea what Jim meant.  I'm sure he will enlighten us soon...  tp
The best I got from google was a German butterfly.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1109 on: April 18, 2015, 05:29:46 pm »
Sounds good to me.  I like butterflies.
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