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Offline Deziner

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1155 on: April 25, 2015, 10:19:47 am »
Nothing today, yet. Rode out to Pasadena yesterday. Gale force headwind,  dust storm, temps in the 40's w/rain. Good ride!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1156 on: April 25, 2015, 02:49:42 pm »
Put the front PR3 on earlier this week and today was 1st chance to ride! Only got 50 miles on them but went up over Blue Mountain ski resort (still had snow) and a lot of twisties.  didn't ride real hard but managed to get most of the tire scubbed in.  Only 50* out....where is spring?  LOL

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1157 on: April 25, 2015, 05:58:26 pm »
Finally got out to ride this morning, even if it was to work.
Passed through a shaded area in a curve and side slipped both tires in a thin patch of dirt. :o
The bike grabbed a new line and took it all in stride, before I could even pucker. ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1158 on: April 25, 2015, 07:55:03 pm »
Put some green oil in her today.
Dif oil doesn't pour well at 4* C (39f)


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1159 on: April 26, 2015, 07:21:23 pm »
Rode back to Phoenix. One leg of the trip was 210 miles, nonstop, 2 hours 40 minutes. A little over 700 miles this weekend.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1160 on: April 26, 2015, 08:12:47 pm »
One leg of the trip was 210 miles, nonstop, 2 hours 40 minutes.

That's an average of 78.75 MPH.  Out there, was that within legal posted limits?  So much in Texas is posted at 75 MPH now, we can stay under around 83 and be left alone.   Man, I hope 55 never returns, that was misery.....tp

Rode to work, cloudy.  Stormed like crazy while I was working.  Bike got a washing.  Wiped it off and rode home in the cool of the post rain night. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1161 on: April 26, 2015, 08:40:00 pm »
The posted limit was 65 for about half of that and 70 for the other half. All but 17 miles was in California. Big trucks are limited to 55 and there is a 26 mile stretch that is virtually all up hill between Indio and Chirriaco Summit. That can really mess with average speed.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1162 on: April 26, 2015, 08:46:19 pm »
The posted limit was 65 for about half of that and 70 for the other half. All but 17 miles was in California. Big trucks are limited to 55 and there is a 26 mile stretch that is virtually all up hill between Indio and Chirriaco Summit. That can really mess with average speed.
Knowing that, YOU DONE GOOD, SIR...  Radar detector, or just careful in certain areas?  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1163 on: April 26, 2015, 08:57:27 pm »
I just ride.  The part that I was pleased with is going 210 miles without stopping. I've never had a bike with that kind of range before. At least not at those speeds. Maybe my K12 LT but I was riding with guys with shorter range. If I get the ergonomics sorted out, I'll be able to cover some serious ground.  ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1164 on: April 26, 2015, 09:40:44 pm »
I get that.  At my age, I can do the 200 mile jaunts, but prefer to stop around every hundred just to top off and clear the bladder.  To me, the stock seat is the most limiting factor to longer jaunts, but the cost of replacement is currently out of my budget.  VStream shield and 2" risers made a big ergo difference for me.  If the pegs were down an inch, that would make things better too.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1165 on: April 26, 2015, 09:56:01 pm »
Vstream is next. The screen I have now is smaller than stock.  Helibars as soon as I can afford them. Mercifully, the bike came with a Sargent seat.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1166 on: April 27, 2015, 10:05:10 am »
Amazon contacted me today and stated that there bottom line numbers weren't as positive as usual, and they said it was due to my lack of purchases there within the past 4 weeks.
So being a good citizen,  and concerned for the well being of a behemoth Corp., I decided that I did need a new tank bag and hydration bladder. Out came the worn out debit card, and transaction was complete. So I have performed my duties as an addicted Amazon customer to keep them afloat. Plus I got a cool new tankbag.  Now I just need to get home before the UPS delivers. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JLCK50/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1430150574&sr=1&keywords=motocentric+tank+bag
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1167 on: April 27, 2015, 10:18:26 am »
Nice! I have a Nelson Rigg tank bag with a 64 oz hydration bag. I hated the small deal you have to bite to get the water out of. I ended up taking that nozzle off and putting a pinch clamp on the tube. I like it much better that way.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1168 on: April 27, 2015, 10:27:49 am »
Amazon contacted me today and stated that there bottom line numbers weren't as positive as usual, and they said is was due to my lack of purchases there within the past 4 weeks.
So being a good citizen,  and concerned for the well being of a behemoth Corp., I decided that I did need a new tank bag and hydration bladder. Out came the worn out debit card, and transaction was complete. So I have performed my duties as an addicted Amazon customer to keep them afloat. Plus I got a cool new tankbag.  Now I just need to get home before the UPS delivers. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003JLCK50/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1430150574&sr=1&keywords=motocentric+tank+bag


Glad to see you here, Nicole.  Been a while, and I thought you were possibly off shore again.  Enjoy the tank bag.  I have three different brands and sizes, and hardly ever use any of them.  Have a great week. Only 40% chance of rain today, so I guess I will still use the bike to commute.   tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1169 on: April 28, 2015, 06:03:09 am »
Yesterday at 25,000km I changed the air filter and brake fluids for the first time. Neither was as dirty as I thought they would be. The air filter could certainly have gone longer. All was pretty straight forward, only broke one plastic clip. I have not attempted the clutch fluid yet because of some of the difficulties that have been posted. For this year that makes it new tires, oil (Rotella T6),  air filter and brake fluids. All ready to go for another season  :)   
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