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Offline Deziner

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1275 on: May 26, 2015, 01:12:17 pm »
Sort of a spare. I've been contemplating paint and I think I'll start amassing parts and pieces.

I also scored a top tripple clamp. The handlebar project will begin in ernest when that is on my bench. I have lots of ideas, one or two may even be good ones.  8)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1276 on: May 26, 2015, 01:44:37 pm »
Sort of a spare. I've been contemplating paint and I think I'll start amassing parts and pieces.

I also scored a top tripple clamp. The handlebar project will begin in ernest when that is on my bench. I have lots of ideas, one or two may even be good ones.  8)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1277 on: May 26, 2015, 02:38:55 pm »
Rode yesterday, before the rain.  So much flooding here this AM, that the bike remained in the garage.  Need to get the dead bugs off the windshield....tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1278 on: May 26, 2015, 03:28:15 pm »
Not a dang blamed thing.  It's kinda deep in the shed even.
This week the XS's got the lions share.  Returned a long ignored garage queen to the road, about filled a 8.5 x 11 detailing the wake up drill.  But she runs great.  The shakedown cruise was 40 miles, and it purred. 



Then the nephew's ninja 500 got tires chain and sprockets. It got a carb go through 2 weeks ago.  The Roadstar got it's badly needed rear tire.  Next up a fresh final drive into the K1200LT.  Then it's into the K bike brakes to find the source of the fluid pouring out of the tupperware. I did ride the C14 one time last week!



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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1279 on: May 26, 2015, 03:51:24 pm »
Washed the Concours on Sunday!  Then went out for a ride with a friend and a friend of a friend (foaf).  The foaf was riding some dual-sport thing (Honda) with a seat height a few inches ABOVE  my belly button and knobby tires.  He claims he lowered the bike!  I think it was a thumper (inline 2 cyl).  He was pulling wheelies half the time- I think it must be easy on a very tall, light, narrow wheelbase bike like that.

Anyway, it was a nice ride.  Tried out my new tinted face shield, too. 

Oh, and I flipped 15K miles on the trip.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1280 on: May 26, 2015, 04:11:06 pm »
Maxtog, sounds like an XR650.  It's a single cylinder 650, but with dual exhaust header pipes.  Seat height is like 37".  I looked at one, but couldn't touch the ground w both feet.  More "off roadable"  than a KLR650...  See if you can shag a ride on it sometime. They are a blast on dirt/gravel roads.   tomp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1281 on: May 26, 2015, 05:38:51 pm »
Maxtog, sounds like an XR650.  It's a single cylinder 650, but with dual exhaust header pipes.

I just looked at a picture of the XR650, yes, it did look very similar to that.  I can't be sure, though.

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Seat height is like 37".  I looked at one, but couldn't touch the ground w both feet.  More "off roadable"  than a KLR650...  See if you can shag a ride on it sometime. They are a blast on dirt/gravel roads

You are kidding right?  Remember the part about the "lowered" seat being inches ABOVE my belly button?  And that was when I was wearing the raised boots.....  no way I could ride that thing!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1282 on: May 26, 2015, 06:26:44 pm »
I just looked at a picture of the XR650, yes, it did look very similar to that.  I can't be sure, though.

You are kidding right?  Remember the part about the "lowered" seat being inches ABOVE my belly button?  And that was when I was wearing the raised boots.....  no way I could ride that thing!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1283 on: May 27, 2015, 08:14:10 pm »
Made a dash visor ala Sgt Mac (great idea Sarge!) and installed my V-Stream  :banana
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1284 on: May 29, 2015, 08:51:05 pm »
Washed all the bugs off the screen, checked it for loose bits, in preparations for a 2 day mountain ride.
Have to break in those new PR4GT'S, heavy rain for tomorrow, I really enjoy riding in the rain through the Rockies  8)  ;D   



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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1285 on: May 30, 2015, 12:39:34 pm »
Rode it up to Bradford, PA yesterday and rode back home today.  Clutch felt a bit funny first thing this morning but felt better as the day went on.  I think I'll give it a bleed and see what's up with it.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1286 on: May 30, 2015, 07:30:32 pm »
Bradford, Pa. The home of the world's finest lighters!
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1287 on: May 31, 2015, 05:49:27 am »
Yeah, we stayed at a place pretty close to the factory.  I kept on asking if they were going to see it and no one was interested.  I even got a 'What's a Zippo?'.  I've been through it before and even bought a lighter from them...   Oh well.  It was a three day ride event but I could only really be there for the ride to the hotel.  I've rode with them since '95 and I learned my riding style from them.  Great bunch of people.  I haven't ridden with them in probably 5 years since I moved back into VA.  I nearly cried I was so happy.  Found a great place to eat in walking distance of the hotel.. 

Kabob's at the Option House - although I didn't eat anything Mediterranean.  The inside is beautiful as is the outside.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1288 on: June 03, 2015, 02:22:04 pm »
I have a Zippo that I carried so long that every bit of chrome is worn off. Love that lighter.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1289 on: June 03, 2015, 02:23:56 pm »
My "spare" tank arrived today. Very minor rust inside. The paint itself is showroom perfect! Score!
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