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Offline mriboy

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Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« on: February 15, 2015, 09:14:11 am »
My name is Mike, I am here to learn info and tips for me new bike ;D

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2015, 10:04:30 am »
Hiya Mike. What color did ya get? What mods do you plan on doing? Welcome to the community!
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2015, 10:05:30 am »
Congratulations!  Welcome to the forum!
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2015, 10:24:19 am »
My name is Mike, I am here to learn info and tips for me new bike ;D



Welcome Mike! 

Tip #1 Read the owner's manual. (Ignore the part that says to replace the spark plugs at 7500 miles)

Tip #2 NEVER lose both fobs at the same time, (the big one and the little one).
          Have a system that minimizes fob handling, so you are less likely to lose it.
          I recommend a brightly colored lanyard and a deep pocket.

Tip #3 Difficult for a new owner to do, (I didn't) but don't hesitate to get new tires, before the OEM ones get very old.

Tip #4  Ignore all the folks that tell you that the OEM muffler is big and ugly, unless you think it's big and ugly too, and
            you thought that way before you heard them going on and on about it.  ::)

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2015, 10:39:44 am »
  Welcome,  you will learn a lot from folks here!  I know I am.

Jim

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 11:16:38 am »
Welcome, Mike! :chugbeer:
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2015, 11:33:49 am »
Welcome!
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2015, 12:34:10 pm »
Welcome!

While tips are being offered, kill the engine before deploying the kickstand. When I first got my Connie, I kicked it into first gear going for the stand. Luckily it died, but it did jump forward a bit. I'm sure now that I'm used to it, I could find the stand without kicking it in gear, but I still kill it first.

Sorry to preach. How about some pics?
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 02:52:22 pm »
Candy Cardinal Red is the color no mods planned yet looking into tank protector and some clear protector foe the side storage so don't scuff them getting on and off.

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 04:34:25 pm »
After you get a scuff or two you don't mind as much.  Gives the bike character.
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 06:25:21 pm »
Welcome!!!!
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2015, 08:37:04 pm »
Congrats.
Enjoy your new toy.  :) :chugbeer:

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2015, 01:56:56 am »
Welcome and congrats on your new purchase.....you're going to love it!!

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2015, 04:28:57 am »
Candy Cardinal Red is the color no mods planned yet looking into tank protector and some clear protector foe the side storage so don't scuff them getting on and off.

That is a nice color.  Congratulations! 

I step through the seat instead of trying to swing a leg over.  Have to step through when the trunk is in place, so just do it all the time.

Hold off on getting handlebar risers until you get used to the bike.  I thought the grips were too far away from me, but once I got used to the position, I decided no need for risers.
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2014 New England Tour http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=17336.msg212077#msg212077

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2015, 06:38:02 am »

Welcome Mike! 

Tip #1 Read the owner's manual. (Ignore the part that says to replace the spark plugs at 7500 miles)

Tip #2 NEVER lose both fobs at the same time, (the big one and the little one).
          Have a system that minimizes fob handling, so you are less likely to lose it.
          I recommend a brightly colored lanyard and a deep pocket.

Tip #3 Difficult for a new owner to do, (I didn't) but don't hesitate to get new tires, before the OEM ones get very old.

Tip #4  Ignore all the folks that tell you that the OEM muffler is big and ugly, unless you think it's big and ugly too, and
            you thought that way before you heard them going on and on about it.  ::)




+1.   Especially Tip #4. Some people actually LIKE to ride their motorcycle with an abhorrent 35 pound muffler. Nobody  I  have ever heard of but I'm sure there is one somewhere.
God does not subtract from a man's life the number of hours spent riding a motorcycle

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.....