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Offline Mike2011

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Hi everyone!
« on: July 26, 2017, 09:22:45 pm »
My name is Mike and I hail from Beavercreek, Ohio!  Just rode home my new-to-me 2011 Concours.  The ride was about 70 or 75 minutes give or take and I am still trying to get the smile off my face! 😎  Anyway, looking forward to learning everything I can from the more seasoned Concours riders here on this forum!

Cheers!

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 03:38:15 am »
A warm welcome from Northern Ireland Mike  :)   
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 05:10:08 am »
Good morning Mike, and welcome to the forum!!!
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2017, 05:26:02 am »
Welcome aboard and congrats on the new bike.

Not really much to learn and most of us do not do much to the bike, basically just enjoy it stock.

Yeah, that's the ticket.  ;) ;D

Keep that credit card and a phone handy, we will have you hip- deep in farkles in no time.

Brian

My name is Mike and I hail from Beavercreek, Ohio!  Just rode home my new-to-me 2011 Concours.  The ride was about 70 or 75 minutes give or take and I am still trying to get the smile off my face! 😎  Anyway, looking forward to learning everything I can from the more seasoned Concours riders here on this forum!

Cheers!
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2017, 07:23:12 am »
Welcome Mike! Don't worry, the farkling on this bike will only eat up about 10-20% of your gross income. Unless of course your ZG, then were talking 2nd jobs and 2nd and 3rd mortgages for most people (inside joke). But seriously you could put 100,000 miles on this bike bone stock and life would be good!

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 07:25:48 am »
Nice Steve, nice. Suck the poor new guy in.

Don't listen to him Mike- that bike is already drilling a hole in your pants pocket looking for a credit card! It is a bottomless pit.

Not to imply it is not a pleasant bottomless pit though....

Brian

Welcome Mike! Don't worry, the farkling on this bike will only eat up about 10-20% of your gross income. Unless of course your ZG, then were talking 2nd jobs and 2nd and 3rd mortgages for most people (inside joke). But seriously you could put 100,000 miles on this bike bone stock and life would be good!
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2017, 08:30:32 am »
Welcome, Mike!  I know where Beavercreek is.  I've actually stayed there a time or two or three.
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2017, 08:52:44 pm »
Thanks everyone!  I must admit ive been eyeballing farkles already...  My last bike was a KLR and I did a lot of farkling mods to her plus the doo-hickey mod! Any tips on pinning my bags?  Do or dont?

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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 07:04:38 am »
Well, you have the new latches on it and have had a report or two on the bags depth charging.  I have the Zsteve bars that fasten them very securely to the bike.  He came up with the idea and I've used them since then.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours-14-GTR-1400-All-Years-Saddlebag-Retaining-Brackets-/282591104597?hash=item41cbbe0e55:m:mdGKJ3leZzehEG9NroLGOSw&vxp=mtr
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2017, 09:10:32 pm »
 8)

Well, you have the new latches on it and have had a report or two on the bags depth charging.  I have the Zsteve bars that fasten them very securely to the bike.  He came up with the idea and I've used them since then.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours-14-GTR-1400-All-Years-Saddlebag-Retaining-Brackets-/282591104597?hash=item41cbbe0e55:m:mdGKJ3leZzehEG9NroLGOSw&vxp=mtr

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2017, 10:47:39 pm »
Hi, I'm Mike from Beaver Creek, CO. I have owned a 2011 Connie since new. I used to live in OH and I have been to Beavercreek. I live now in Beaver Creek, CO because you cannot teach skiing in Beavercreek, OH.

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 09:04:20 pm »
This my 2011 in  "Atomic Silver"  ;D
Current Farkles: After market windscreen (no idea what brand) -- Corbin seat -- Helibars -- Projekt D lift assist handle...
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 11:06:24 am »
Hi Mike.
Your gonna like it here.

I also have the Zteve bars that VirginiaJim  posted.
They work, but can get lost or installed incorrectly.
Pinning the bags will absolutely keep them in place and it's a lot cheaper.

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2017, 01:06:49 pm »
Some people pin the bags, others use an aftermarket contraption. I personally use my wife, who rides with her hands resting on the bags. :-)  And for the ultimate 'fast 'n dirty' but effective fix, strap a tie- wrap around the locking lugs.

Once in a while, a C-14 does spit a saddlebag off in mid- flight for no apparent reason. My personal theory is that there is simply enough factory clearance to allow that to happen and so eventually it does just so for no reason beyond 'odds'. But there is no proof as to exactly what happens to cause them to 'fly'.

Brian

Thanks everyone!  I must admit ive been eyeballing farkles already...  My last bike was a KLR and I did a lot of farkling mods to her plus the doo-hickey mod! Any tips on pinning my bags?  Do or dont?
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Re: Hi everyone!
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2017, 03:33:19 pm »
Some people pin the bags, others use an aftermarket contraption. I personally use my wife, who rides with her hands resting on the bags. :-)  And for the ultimate 'fast 'n dirty' but effective fix, strap a tie- wrap around the locking lugs.

Once in a while, a C-14 does spit a saddlebag off in mid- flight for no apparent reason. My personal theory is that there is simply enough factory clearance to allow that to happen and so eventually it does just so for no reason beyond 'odds'. But there is no proof as to exactly what happens to cause them to 'fly'.

Brian

I hear Forrest Gump, "That day, for no particular reason, one of my bags dropped off the bike..."