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Offline wipfel

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #45 on: April 23, 2012, 06:49:23 am »
I'm still somewhat shocked the ground had the audacity to make contact with Jay's bike.  That's too beautiful a bike for such behavior.  ;)
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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #46 on: April 23, 2012, 06:53:36 am »
I didn't notice but was ZG's driveway BLACKtop or the faster silver concrete color?
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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #47 on: April 23, 2012, 07:47:42 am »
I didn't notice but was ZG's driveway BLACKtop or the faster silver concrete color?

The pavement might have had something to do with it, but I think Jay's bike was just rebelling since all it does is pull photo duty instead of getting ridden.    ;D

It just threw itself on it's side and stayed there, and Jay STILL took pictures!  I wouldn't want to be the next person to climb on, that black bike has an attitude and there is no telling what it will do now.
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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #48 on: April 23, 2012, 08:09:29 am »
ZG your bike even looks good lying on it's side, nice pic's

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2012, 09:19:47 am »
Jay, I'm really glad to hear, and see, that neither you nor your bike suffered any serious damage.    :thumbs:

With all that black on your bike, once it started to fall, ever-so-slowly, you should have had time to run into the house and grab a couple of the couch cushions then run back out and toss em under the bike before it hit the ground. Musta been the beers that slowed you down eh?
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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2012, 09:51:15 am »
or the flip flops.
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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2012, 10:07:29 am »
Jay - we sure had a beautiful weekend - too bad you had to start out with a drop.  I''ve been there and done the same thing with my old Honda ST1300.  I am living in  fear that it could happen with the Concours.  I am watching MC Enterprise Canyons forum page and waiting for them to finish up, so I can get a set ordered.  I'm glad you didn't do any damage.  I am impressed that you had the forethought to not immediately try to lift the bike.  Your photo documentation is excellent as usual.  You should send a link to Tatiana and perhaps they will want to reward you for being their demo center in the US.  With the amount of readership on this site, they couldn't have a better testimonial for their products.  Enjoy the daughter's prom prep next week!!

Thanks Phil! Yep, I figured you made it out riding this weekend, weather was beautiful!!  8)
 
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Have fun riding out to the coast, hopefully the weather is just as great for you guys!  :)

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2012, 10:09:40 am »
I'm still somewhat shocked the ground had the audacity to make contact with Jay's bike.  That's too beautiful a bike for such behavior.  ;)

ZG your bike even looks good lying on it's side, nice pic's

Jay, I'm really glad to hear, and see, that neither you nor your bike suffered any serious damage.    :thumbs:

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2012, 10:12:01 am »
I didn't notice but was ZG's driveway BLACKtop or the faster silver concrete color?

It's that small round rock stuff in cement GP, probably the slowness of grey cement color is what helped cushion the fall...  ;)

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2012, 11:34:42 pm »
where is the link on where to buy?


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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2012, 10:13:25 am »
  If money is no object, then what level of protection can you tolerate vs. how they look?

I think the perfect combo (balance of protection vs. looks regardless of $) for a '08-'09 is the MCE rear saddlebag protectors and the Top Block sliders on the side. Perhaps for the '10+ models as well but less so without some dressing up of the Top Blocks.

Now as to the cutting of the fairing (that bothers many about the Top Block), let's keep in mind that we are talking about a 1 inch round hole down low on the flat black lower fairing. Remove the Top Blocks and most non-Connie watchers wouldn't even notice the hole. One could get a blank sink hole plug from Home Depot, paint it flat black and cover the hole.

There ya have it, your bike couldn't keep up with the sandals ;)

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #57 on: May 04, 2012, 02:02:39 pm »
Jesus is about the only person to pull off wearing sandals with any success.
Ha Ha Ha!!!! 
He'd be the only one who could stop 'er once she starts to go over too.

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Re: ZG goes down!! Top Block saves my Connie!!
« Reply #58 on: May 04, 2012, 03:07:00 pm »
Ha Ha Ha!!!! 
He'd be the only one who could stop 'er once she starts to go over too.

That may be true but if Chuck Norris were to ride a Connie, she would never ever think about falling over for fear of his roundhouse kick.
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