Author Topic: What did you do to your Concours today?  (Read 683210 times)

Offline rwnielsen

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1125 on: April 19, 2015, 10:45:23 am »
I wiped my bike down with Quick Detailer, buffed most of the boot marks off  the side cases and am currently about 75 miles from home with no specific destination. Life is good  ;D

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1126 on: April 19, 2015, 11:26:03 am »
No, there isn't.  Ask my wife.  I think I'm going to try long life [incandescent] 194 amber bulbs and see what they look like first.

I could have given you my old ones while you were here!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1127 on: April 19, 2015, 11:47:10 am »
 :doh:   However, the traditional bulbs look good and only cost me $6..long life 194NA from Sylvania.  Bear in mind that this is the first time I've had to replace a city light since I bought the bike in Aug of 07, so if it goes another 8 years between changes, I'll just have to deal with it.  ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1128 on: April 19, 2015, 12:08:12 pm »
 8) 1st ride into the Rockies today.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1129 on: April 19, 2015, 01:34:09 pm »
I bet that's an awesome area to ride in. Digging the white sheepskin cover too!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1130 on: April 19, 2015, 02:32:19 pm »
 ;D yeah it is nice get back to those roads, get to wear out the sides of the tires again. The sheepskin helps keep me warm in those 46* temps up there, and a good supplement to the stock seat.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1131 on: April 19, 2015, 02:38:52 pm »
Yep! I know when I've spent too much time on the interstate and need to cut down the side a little in the mountains haha
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1132 on: April 19, 2015, 02:52:10 pm »
Successfully test fit a newly acquired OEM 2015 vented windshield to my 2010 C14, so YES it does fit! Final answer. :thumbs: :banana  :D

Even if it turns out not to help with the back pressure I experience when the windshield is raised, it'll hopefully be the last one I buy. I'm just tired of messing with it and I'm going to just accept it and live with it. After trying several modified OEMs, a Cal-Sci, MRA, and the "try a windshield for free" large group, I'm done with it. It is what it is. I'll probably replace my helmet in a couple of years and find out that it was the back pressure culprit all along.  ::)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1133 on: April 19, 2015, 02:58:08 pm »
Let us know how it works out.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1134 on: April 19, 2015, 03:01:33 pm »
What does it weigh compared to oem or aftermarket? My understanding is that the mechanism was beefed up to accommodate the extra.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1135 on: April 19, 2015, 05:08:16 pm »
What does it weigh compared to oem or aftermarket? My understanding is that the mechanism was beefed up to accommodate the extra.

I didn't weight it but it didn't seem significantly heavier. The plastic is thicker in the mounting screw area so that's good. I'll weight it later (in the week, not today) and report back here. My initial impression was that the scoop or vent is going to be a little difficult to operate while moving but maybe mine just needs a little grease in the detent area. As to whether they actually beefed up the mechanism because of the new windshield or perhaps just because the original wasn't as robust as it should have been, well I guess that's open for debate. Like I said, I'll get around to weighing them but for now my initial impression is that it doesn't weigh more than the next size larger aftermarket screen. The aerodynamic load of the scoop open at speed will most likely have more effect on the mechanism than any extra weight would IMO, but then "I ain't no meckineck, I'm jus' a parts replacer." (a quote from I guy I worked with in my youth too many years ago at a gas station).

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1136 on: April 19, 2015, 09:52:33 pm »
Is the overall size the same as the prior years, just has the vents built in? I'm looking forward to your review, hope it works out for you!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1137 on: April 20, 2015, 06:50:50 am »
I just ordered some new Tankslapper protection for my saddlebags and gas tank.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1138 on: April 21, 2015, 11:43:25 am »
Is the overall size the same as the prior years, just has the vents built in?

Yes same height and width, different in the middle near the vent. Thicker plex in that area and a front protruding lip, more than just a hole cut for the vent, pictures later. (I'm lazy right now. Well, more often than now, let's just leave it at currently.)

Of course you are correct.

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




I've heard promises of that showing up on some web site for over a year it seems. I wonder why that guy doesn't get it up there already. I think it would be his biggest seller!....hmmm..OH..OK, now I get it..That is what he's worried about..as he's lazy (currently) too.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1139 on: April 21, 2015, 12:31:10 pm »
I am with you Marty- that guy is unreliable..... if only he would put Kirby in charge, things might progress a little bit.

To be honest, the web site software is spanking me, I do not want to spend the money for 'real' software such as Dreamweaver, and Expression Web is a little bit.... 'Microsofty' (read: odd and somewhat difficult to get repeatability).

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I've heard promises of that showing up on some web site for over a year it seems. I wonder why that guy doesn't get it up there already. I think it would be his biggest seller!....hmmm..OH..OK, now I get it..That is what he's worried about..as he's lazy (currently) too.
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