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Offline Rhino

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2015, 07:53:22 am »
Welcome Mike! Enjoy the new ride!

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2015, 03:17:18 pm »
Ok, so just ordered a radiator guard and back rest from PCA so the missus feels more comfortable  and secure to start riding with me :). Only rode with me on my FZ1 once and she was too nervous after that and I was going  easy too.

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 07:03:41 pm »


+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.

Now you have met one.  I have never changed the exhaust on a bike or cage.  My used mean streak came with aftermarket pipes when I bought it.
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2015, 07:29:35 pm »
Now you have met one.  I have never changed the exhaust on a bike or cage.  My used mean streak came with aftermarket pipes when I bought it.

Like I said, I was sure there was one somewhere.   :chugbeer:
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2015, 11:07:16 am »
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.

I would have kept the bazooka if I hadn't gotten a smoking deal on a Leo Vince on this forum. I couldn't believe the weight difference.

On a another bike, a Honda Valkyrie I bought it with aftermarket Cobra exhaust. Hated it and found a used set of OEM pipes and changed it back to stock.

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2015, 11:24:05 am »
To keep the stocker exhaust or not, that is the question.  There is no correct answer as either stock or other vendor can is perfectly acceptable.  The stocker is quiet and there is something to be said for that.  There is a definite weight savings in removing it, although the performance gain is negligible.  My Area P is louder but then I wear earplugs and can't hear it for the most part.  My advice for those that want to remove it is to keep it around and put it back on assuming you sell the bike at some later time.  Sell the non-stocker separately.  Mine is hanging around in my garage, not that I'm going to sell in the near future, but I might, who knows?
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2015, 07:41:59 pm »
To keep the stocker exhaust or not, that is the question.  There is no correct answer as either stock or other vendor can is perfectly acceptable.  The stocker is quiet and there is something to be said for that.  There is a definite weight savings in removing it, although the performance gain is negligible.  My Area P is louder but then I wear earplugs and can't hear it for the most part.  My advice for those that want to remove it is to keep it around and put it back on assuming you sell the bike at some later time.  Sell the non-stocker separately.  Mine is hanging around in my garage, not that I'm going to sell in the near future, but I might, who knows?

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2015, 08:06:17 pm »


+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.

I probably weigh 35 lbs less than many who have removed theirs for the weight savings.  ;)
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2015, 08:57:47 pm »
I probably weigh 35 lbs less than many who have removed theirs for the weight savings.  ;)

There is that.....     :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2015, 04:10:05 am »
The most Charlie Brown post I've ever seen. ::)



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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2015, 08:17:08 am »
I probably weigh 35 lbs less than many who have removed theirs for the weight savings.  ;)

Maybe so but its WAY easier to loose 20 lbs of muffler than 20 lbs of fat. Probably cheaper too.  ;D

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2015, 09:34:16 am »
A big +1 to that!
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2015, 05:44:18 pm »
Maybe so but its WAY easier to loose 20 lbs of muffler than 20 lbs of fat. Probably cheaper too.  ;D

How is eating less more expensive?   :o
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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2015, 07:08:39 am »
How is eating less more expensive?   :o

True, but many people buy "special" diet food that is more expensive. Or join a gym and or buy a treadmill. Or pay for some program. That's why I used the word "probably".

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Re: Just purchased a new 2014 Concours
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2015, 11:14:12 pm »
Hi there. I to have purchased a red color 2014 to replace my 2009 red color Connie.  I stated a long time ago. That I, liked the Connie so well. That I would purchase another. So, today I did.  All the farkles from the 2009 Connie will transfer to the 2014. All except the front crash bars. In turn I, ordered a new set of front crash bars.  So after they're installed. I will pick up the new bike, next week.  Also I, splurged and purchased a set of PR4's and they will be installed. Thedealership owner. Actually credited me the difference for removing the BT-021's, since they were new.  Paying the difference for the new PR4's.  I have ordered a front fender extender and Pannier reflective decals. In turn I, will install those items myself.  My 2014 in turn will be a mirror image of the 2009, but with the newer refinements.  WOO, HOO, HOO!  ;D
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