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Offline Tony Bullet

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New member from Burgundy, France
« on: May 21, 2020, 05:48:10 am »
Hi folks,
Happy to find such a community on the net, thanks for having welcomed me.
I am the new owner of an old Connie 10: I just bought this nice black with a red line 1992 Concours (or GTR as we call her in Europe), 71000 km, seemingly in good condition... but who knows, since I could hardly drive it because of Coronavirus.
I am 57 and live in Burgundy and Italy, I am married and also have a Yamaha 500 SR and a Yamaha 250 WRF.
Next summer: bike trip with my friends and Connie in Auvergne, in the center of France!
Anybody riding in France will be welcome home for a stopover.
French & living in France, I am the new owner of a Concours 10 (called GTR over there): 1992, black with this nice red line, 71000 km on the counter, good condition but works are on process.
I also ride:
Yamaha SR500
Yamaha WFR250

Offline l.u.v

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 07:07:25 am »
Welcome!

It is nice to have some pics..  ;D

Offline Tony Bullet

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2020, 09:07:06 am »
Hello everybody, here are some photos of my Connie! Taken in March, before the Covid lockdown, before I bring the bike to the workshop where it still is:









Can't wait to ride it!
French & living in France, I am the new owner of a Concours 10 (called GTR over there): 1992, black with this nice red line, 71000 km on the counter, good condition but works are on process.
I also ride:
Yamaha SR500
Yamaha WFR250

Offline fartymarty

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 10:34:24 am »
Welcome Tony!  :grouphug:

I wish my legs were long enough to ride a Yami' Wr250F, even the WR250R was too tall for me. I loved riding it but as soon as I stopped,
it was like being high centered on a picket fence.

Again, Welcome!

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 01:39:02 am »
Welcome along Tony, I hope you enjoy your new bike

Is your Yamaha like this one
  :o    ;D     


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWGG0ol1Gc   
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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 08:53:52 am »
Welcome along Tony, I hope you enjoy your new bike

Is your Yamaha like this one
  :o    ;D     


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYWGG0ol1Gc   

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   HA! that reminded me of my old CZ 400. Brought back some bittersweet memories.

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 08:58:00 pm »
Welcome!

Very clean, very pristine, how many KM's?
You make a nice red wine in Burgundy, I will be right over ;)
Do you live outside the city limit?
What does the cross ("+") near the door in picture number two mean?
How old is the house?
Do you live there, or just store your GTR there?

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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 01:36:02 am »
Rick, the "cross" is a wall tie or wall brace used to stop the walls from bowing out. There is a stud that goes through it with a big nut and the stud will go right through and out the opposite wall where there will be another "cross". They are fairly common on older buildings here. There is a wide variety of types available, but the cross is the simplest and cheapest.
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Re: New member from Burgundy, France
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2020, 07:38:48 am »
In my neck of the woods you typically see stars instead of crosses anchoring the outside walls of the older buildings.
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