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Offline Deziner

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1170 on: April 28, 2015, 04:20:57 pm »
Pulled the forks. I know an AMA SuperBike racer that has a shop across town and he said he'd hook me up with going through the forks and setting things up for me. I'll drop them tomorrow and pick them up Friday.They were decidedly easier to pull than the ones on my previous bike.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1171 on: April 30, 2015, 04:55:11 am »
After discovering that my left low beam headlight was burned out, I ordered a new pair from Amazon.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QJWUPC6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I installed the new headlamps above yesterday. These are the 'latest greatest' improvement from Philips. They claim to be 130% brighter than a standard H4 bulb. I don't know about that but they are VERY bright and VERY white. Now I'm really going to have to do something about my city lights since they look very yellow in comparison. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1172 on: April 30, 2015, 09:51:47 pm »
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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I have the same bag and love it. Good choice. :finger_fing11:
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1173 on: April 30, 2015, 09:57:58 pm »
Riding every day this weekend, To and from work Friday and Sunday, and a longer ride on Saturday.  Been into this album tonight, and hope others will appreciate the musicianship offered.  A great traveling album, for sure.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnRMpIRVTUc  Get into your go-kart and go.....
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1174 on: May 01, 2015, 01:36:07 pm »
Finished the last chemo of the first round, and feeling much better now. But still anemic and with very weak immune system. Should be able to ride on a trip in about 3 weeks, so looking forward to that 8). Therefore, getting the bike ready. Finally worked on both the grille and fender extender projects, and below are the results. Both products are from ProjektD, by the way. Had the grille especially made without the mesh insert and without the laser holes (same price) to install my own fiberglass screening, but took months to get. The fender extender was the longest with OEM look (Pyramid 'fenda extenda' is a bit shorter, and the forum one has a rough finish I don't like :P), so bought that one. Sanded both surfaces with 220-grit sand paper; the fender until paint was removed, for a better bond plastic against plastic. Seems rock-solid. Finally, didn't install the foam strips grille came with, in order to leave a gap between radiator and grille, and help with the cooling. Didn't like the entire frame blocks the radiator all around (about 50 sq. in. in my estimation), but that was the only way to fit a grille. The way I'm installing it, shouldn't be a factor. It's going to look great. Can attach pics after installation if wanted. Have a great afternoon and weekend ahead folks.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1175 on: May 01, 2015, 02:35:25 pm »
Glad you are feeling better. Sounds like you intend those items to stay in place for a LONG time.

 FWIW, great looking granite counter top.  Yeah, I sell them, too, all things kitchen and bath. tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1176 on: May 02, 2015, 04:57:44 pm »
Rode to South Hill, VA and back.  Did some work at my mother-in-law's house and visited my brother.  I picked up an old family album and am going to scan everything in.

I forgot to add...  I love this bike.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1177 on: May 02, 2015, 06:00:51 pm »
Sounds like a worth while ride, Jim.   Photo memories are so special. 

Rode my Dyna at lunchtime without the windshield.  It seems like a new bike to me, as I have always ridden with the windshield installed, but the bugs were everywhere, especially all over my jacket and helmet.  Worked in the yard, cleaned up, and took the Connie out for an early evening ride.  Such a different experience on it than the Dyna. 

Here's a perfect example of that.  Please watch, with headphones preferably, for a wonderful riding experience (all the way to 60MPH).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ewPZIlsug8

Motorcycles  are fun to ride and enjoy, regardless of the brand or model.  Get to ride to work tomorrow.  Hope others get to ride a little bit more than just to work and home.  tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1178 on: May 03, 2015, 02:16:01 am »
Here's a perfect example of that.  Please watch, with headphones preferably, for a wonderful riding experience (all the way to 60MPH).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ewPZIlsug8

Motorcycles  are fun to ride and enjoy, regardless of the brand or model.  Get to ride to work tomorrow.  Hope others get to ride a little bit more than just to work and home.  tomp

wow, just wow to that video. On a fun note, that bike's development occurred only 35 years before. Nowadays HD have been developed 110 years ago.
But I'm with you: all bikes are enjoyable. My 1987 Supermagna is seeing some miles lately and I'm smiling too. Not more, just different smiles. Less performance (it moves at a tectonic pace compared to the C14), but more landscape.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1179 on: May 03, 2015, 09:18:12 pm »
700 miles noodling around FL for http://tourofhonor.com/ sites.  8)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1180 on: May 03, 2015, 10:29:44 pm »
700 miles noodling around FL for http://tourofhonor.com/ sites.  8)
700 MILES IN A DAY ISN'T EXACTLY NOODLING AROUND.   That's some serious riding, and for a worthy cause it appears, too. 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1181 on: May 04, 2015, 06:51:59 pm »
Rode to Lynchburg, TN on Sunday.  Loads  of cruisers on the town square, good for people watching.  Tried mama's new SEna SPH10 for 1/2 helmets.  Thumbs down, only good to about 30mph then wind noise made it impossible to hear each other.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1182 on: May 04, 2015, 07:43:18 pm »
Day off today.  Cat to the vet, and flea/bug man in the house.  What happens when the area never freezes.  Early bugs, especially fleas, like crazy.  Since I had to leave the house for at least four hours, may as well ride.  Easy 55-65MPH back roads, and got 45.6 MPG.  Not bad for an 08, w/o an ECO mode..  Had lunch in a small town's main restaurant, and pushed the bike 10+ MPH harder home, into a southerly wind, and still got 43.6 MPG.  It was a great day's ride for me.  Not 700 miles, like some, but fun, none the less.  Off tomorrow, and 90% chance of thunderstorms all day.  Guess I'll watch Law and Order reruns.

Hope others have a great day and a safe time riding, where ever you are... tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1183 on: May 04, 2015, 08:00:58 pm »
Got to ride mine to see a customer and verify fitment of a part for him. 120 miles round trip. Got back to my shop before the rain hit.  :) Later I ordered an Amplirider. Hope it gets here before I head to the San Diego area next week.   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1184 on: May 04, 2015, 08:11:08 pm »
Got to ride mine to see a customer and verify fitment of a part for him. 120 miles round trip. Got back to my shop before the rain hit.  :) Later I ordered an Amplirider. Hope it gets here before I head to the San Diego area next week.
Dez, the Amplirider, after checking out google listings, is for headphone use, right?  Used CD's, MP3's, and Pandora with phones for years when riding.  Now ride with no tunes.  Miss them sometimes, as I've been a musician for 58 years now, but sometimes, listening to the engine and watching the scenery fulfills me.  Hope yours arrives in time.  tomp
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