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Offline Deziner

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New Concourse owner
« on: October 31, 2014, 08:11:56 pm »
I have been doing some research on this forum and others and decided, after many years of Harley ownership, to try a Concourse
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2014, 09:09:13 pm »
Welcome to the forum, Deziner, and congratulations on your new Concours. Post some pics soon. 

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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2014, 09:39:38 pm »
Welcome  :chugbeer:  I hope you enjoy your new ride as much as I  and many here do.
What year is your Connie?
What was your last HD?
Any Pics?

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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2014, 04:43:40 am »
Welcome!

Now get that e outta there! There's none in Concours.    :)
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2014, 05:53:42 am »
Welcome!

Now get that e outta there! There's none in Concours.    :)
Baby steps, C. He's trying to break the Harlee habit.  ;)
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2014, 09:13:52 am »
Welcome Deziner. Your gonna like it here.
There will be some good natured picking because you said the word Harley, but it is in fun.
We'll talk to anyone!

Your talking with us at the perfect time. Next years National is in Colorado and it is going to be great.
Start thinking now about joining us there!
You'll enjoy it, I guaranteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2014, 09:26:24 am »
Where to start....  First, my apologies for the e. (Remember, I rode Harleys for a LONG time.)
She is an' 08 ABS model with about 40k on the clock. I am the third owner. The first put on nearly all of the miles, the second actually purchased heras his first motorcycle, having just completed a rider training program. (Not a smart move.)  She jumped out from under him and scared him so he sold her.

I have no clue how well she was maintained so as soon as I got her home I took her apart and am currently going thru her to get a baseline and to square away any issues I find. I'm doing a major service, including valve adjustment and plugs. Also going to service the rear links. Any other suggestions?

I intend to install a set of PR2's. (Not much rain here in Az)
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2014, 09:56:14 am »
Hi Deziner. Welcome. As long as you've got it on the bench there's a number of things you can check. The obvious being change all the fluids including front and rear brake fluid, clutch fluid, engine oil and final drive, and engine coolant. New air filter and check to see if the secondary throttle plates are still installed. Fork suspension fluid could be changed and the steering neck bearings checked. You could check to make sure the factory recalls have been done.  http://www.kawasaki.com/ownercenter  Drive splines could be inspected and a bit of moly paste applied. Might be a good time to replace the TPMS batteries. All depends how deep you want to go.
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2014, 10:21:19 am »
Thanks,  gPink. I' m thinking that a factory service manual is in order. I was a factory trained auto mechanic fo about 20 years so I'm not lacking skills, just information. For the last 15 years I have been designing and producing custom parts for Harleys, I can't wait to start making some for this bike!
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2014, 10:29:15 am »
My last bike was an '06 Electra Glide Classic that I purchased new. I put 90k on her and I simply decided that something different was in order. I ride from Phoenix to LA about twice a month year round. If I don't go to LA I go to Vegas or somewhere else. Like someone once said, "About the time I shift. In to 5th gear, I can't remember a damn thing she said."
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2014, 10:54:20 am »
Welcome, and just for shits and giggles, Concours is pronounced  "kon-koor", with a silent "s'.
Well there you go, now you know it all.

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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 11:17:32 am »
....unless you're just not that into french then it's concorse.  :rotflmao:
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 11:20:44 am »
That link I provided will get you to a downloadable owners manual and an online service manual while you're waiting on a hardcopy.
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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 11:30:27 am »
Can't wait to see what kind of custom parts you come up with!

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Re: New Concourse owner
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 11:31:05 am »
French!!!??? Good God, I'm about as redneck as you can get. French fries is as French as I get.

Thanks again, gPink! 
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2008 C14, Muzzy exhaust, PCV, heated grips, Sergeant seat, PR4 GTs, Donovan headlight mod, Ronnies highway pegs, Cox rad guard, "The Big Rack", Grip Puppies, XM, many more made by me parts to come.....