Author Topic: What did you do to your Concours today?  (Read 686597 times)

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1290 on: June 03, 2015, 03:27:18 pm »
It's my commuter, and makes the way home, and even my way to work enjoyable.  The toughest part is the armored mesh jacket and FF, in 90 degree weather.  Won't ride without them, though, hot or not.  Rust in the tank; is that from ethanol in the gas holding moisture, or what do you think caused it.  I looked into mine, and didn't see any rust.  E10 used with every fill up.  tp   
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1291 on: June 03, 2015, 03:31:28 pm »
It's my commuter, and makes the way home, and even my way to work enjoyable.  The toughest part is the armored mesh jacket and FF, in 90 degree weather.  Won't ride without them, though, hot or not.  Rust in the tank; is that from ethanol in the gas holding moisture, or what do you think caused it.  I looked into mine, and didn't see any rust.  E10 used with every fill up.  tp   


http://www.unitedpetroleum.com.au/united/fuel/unleaded-e10

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1292 on: June 03, 2015, 04:09:37 pm »
The tank I got was from a dealer in Wisconsin, I think. It appears to be new, it may have just been sitting around for the last 6 years. I mean the outside is PRISTINE.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1293 on: June 03, 2015, 04:13:59 pm »
http://www.unitedpetroleum.com.au/united/fuel/unleaded-e10
I read it, but it reads like typical BS marketing, not facts.  Read plenty of articles that run counter to what was stated there.  I know that the AMA here in the US, is lobbying heavily against the probability of E15 being mandated for use, as it will have a detriment effect on every Motorcycle, scooter and ATV currently owned, or now available. 

Good luck with it Deziner.   Perhaps some Sea Foam and gas swirled around in the tank would help remove any light oxidation.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1294 on: June 03, 2015, 05:30:39 pm »
I did my annual 5 hour bottom to top cleaning. Found out that I had lost a bolt that holds the shifter onto the the tranny output shaft. Still shifted but with no bolt, it could have slipped off. Dug around in the spare bolt tray and found one that fit. Never throw away a good bolt, nut or washer!

Used a blue scotchbrite and some comet on the the rims which cleaned them up nicely. Did the same on the brake discs.

Dug out the Cee Baileys windscreen cleaner and polished the CB screen...it's got nearly 90k miles on it and looks great!

After, it wouldn't start...nearly dead battery which is weird since it was new before last years trip to Newfoundland. ( http://dolomoto.smugmug.com/photos/swfpopup.mg?AlbumID=41437323&AlbumKey=CgQ4v6 )

So, yanked the battery and put it on the battery tender. I have had a recurring problem with the (-) terminal bolt backing off enough to cause intermittent connection...I reckon I need a lock washer but those bolts are just barely long enough as is. It is tough to get the (+) bolt on with the accessory ring connector in addition to the OEM battery cable.

Finished with Lucas spray cleaner/wax on the painted surfaces.

Last weeks trip up to Michigan got it quite dirty but it cleaned up nice.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1295 on: June 03, 2015, 05:44:14 pm »
Very nice photo tour Dolomoto, thanks for sharing.  you like the c baily then?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1296 on: June 03, 2015, 05:50:36 pm »
Very nice photo tour Dolomoto, thanks for sharing.  you like the c baily then?

Yes, I am as happy as is possible. IIRC, it is the Euro Sport. Is still in great shape with just one tiny nick.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1297 on: June 09, 2015, 03:16:27 pm »
Friday headed up to the lakes for 2015 meet

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1298 on: June 10, 2015, 07:05:23 am »
I finally bought a house in TX and my C14 will soon have a garage again. And I will be reunited with my other bike, a Suzuki DR650. A year and a half of delayed maintenance and TLC will begin.

List of items to be done:

Valve check (only been done once at 27,000)
Install new cam position sensor O-ring (thank you MOB)
Check/tighten exhaust header nuts
Replace coolant (never been done on this bike)
Replace brake fluid (been done once)
Molly paste on drive shaft spline (never been done on this bike)
Fix Rostra CC
Clean K&N air filter
Check/clean fuel filter (never been done on this bike)
check/adjust APE CCT

Its a 2010 with 58,000 miles on it. Obvious stuff like oil, final drive and brakes have not been delayed and have been replaced/checked regularly. Am I missing anything? Do I need to replace fluid in the forks yet? It's running great, I don't think I need to sync throttle bodies.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1299 on: June 10, 2015, 08:43:31 am »
You should change your fork fluid as well with that mileage on it.  I had my TBs synced but I couldn't tell the difference.  If it's running fine I wouldn't mess with that but you might want to do spark plugs simply because you'll have it apart.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1300 on: June 10, 2015, 09:36:28 am »
Plus 1 on plugs and fork oil. Maybe clean and inspect the drive damper?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1301 on: June 10, 2015, 10:08:52 am »
Loaded my Connie and ZX14R onto my trailer. Headed down to the twisty stuff in Arkansas.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1302 on: June 10, 2015, 04:43:48 pm »
I finally bought a house in TX and my C14 will soon have a garage again.
Congrats on the new home.  Are you making the state your permanent place of residence now?

Jimmymac, enjoy your time in Arkansas.  Hear the roads and scenery are great.  Be safe.  tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1303 on: June 10, 2015, 05:20:58 pm »
Congrats on the new home.  Are you making the state your permanent place of residence now?

Yup, just took a year to sell my house in Colorado.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #1304 on: June 10, 2015, 05:30:58 pm »
Yup, just took a year to sell my house in Colorado.
Cool, bet you will miss the mountain roads, but the hill country roads are lots of spirited fun, too.  tp
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