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Old 07-29-2008, 08:55 PM   #166
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Thanks dolomoto....you/r's is not the one I see over at the BMW shop is it?

It is going to be prolly another year before I can afford one but with your type of reporting it affirms it is the perfect bike for this quadrant of the world.
So, Robert, you thinking of sticking to the pavement?
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Old 07-29-2008, 09:51 PM   #167
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So, Robert, you thinking of sticking to the pavement?

Jack....

I think that is what I would tell the insurance agents....but, you are the poster or anti-poster boy for road warriors....

I suspect Honda did not imagine this application for your Goldwing....



Or this either....



I hear the riding is tough for the average guy in Alaska this summer...but, just another day down to Valdez for a guy like you, eh? LOL
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:00 AM   #168
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I got to take my Concours down a steep, course-graveled hill this weekend. Not much fun...
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:30 PM   #169
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Storz Risers

I've got a bar riser kit that I'm not planning on using right now. Just ad your own bars.



$125 delivered conus
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Old 07-31-2008, 10:10 PM   #170
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SERIOUSLY FARKLED concours in NY

Here's a SERIOUSLY FARKLED concours for you canyon carving sport touring riders.

This concours is FAR from stock. Let's see if I can remember
everything off the top of my head.

Full ZRX1200 Front end

which gives you
Bigger forks with better damping
Separately adj. compression and rebound damping
Sonic 1.1kg/mm fork springs
Much bigger and better brakes similar to Hayabusa (tokiko 6 pot calipers)
More common tire size


Heli adjustable handlebars About $500

ZZR Alternator $919

Murph's KB Forkbrace w/ rock guards $150

Murph's Spiegler SS brake lines $200

Rear Hagon Monoshock with remote preload and adjustable damping About $1000 w\ remote

Full stereo system utilizing Polk Audio marine speakers $300

Factory optional fairing extenders About $100

Brian's heat shields (still in the box) $85

Manic Salamander bar end weights $40

Dual Star/Symptex Heated Grips $50

Progrip Gel Sportbike Grips Model 719 Black/Red EDIT: new Murphs grips (Pro Grip 714, much better) $15

Throttle Rocker (comes with 3 or 4 different sizes)

CAT O ring locker

Custom Russel Day long with backrest $1200 + the cost of a stock seat

+ a custom Mayer seat $700 + the cost of a stock seat

+ a custom Corbin seat (for around town) $450 + $200 for the backrest

+ a new late model dished seat $200

+ a new "old style" seat $200


Skip Holton's "The Original Tip Over Bars" $500 (with light mounts, lights and pegs)

Highway pegs to stretch out

Hella driving lights -- daylight on demand!

Happy Trails side racks with GIVI bags $750

Jesse 70L trunk $400

Jesse tool compartment $150

Murph's Instrument LED Kit (except for illumination bulbs)

Murph's black anodized (or powdercoat) SS Screw Kit $60

Rifle windshield base with custom cut shorty shield + BIG ASS touring shield $300

Fuel tank bra $100

GPZ1100 exhaust canisters, sounds nice and throaty without being obnoxiously loud. $250

"7th gear" modification\upgrade?

K&N Stage one jet kit $100

K&N air filter $60

Auxiliary fuse box / power panel $75

Second Aux fuse box (Murph's) $65

Headlight upgrade kit $75

Trail Brights

Rear blinkers upgraded to become running lights with dual filament bulbs. $50

Murph's GL1800 footpeg lowering kit $150

Goldwing pegs (wider, longer, thicker, more cushioning)

POR-15'd fuel tank liner (preemptive strike)

Electrical Connection LED turn signal conversion kit $75

Fuel gauge has been recalibrated (now it's accurate)

custom weatherproof marine switches for driving lights and heated grips $25

custom weatherproof rotary switches to control dual heat trollers
with coax jacks for your heated clothing $125

2 aux. 12v cigarette sockets. One of which has a lighter hidden under it's waterproof cover. That was a tough find.


The bike is somewhere between very good to excellent condition, I
would say a 9 out of 10

It has about 30k miles on it at the moment

Recent Maintenance
Valve adjustment
Carb adjustment
Carb sync
Mixture adjustment
plugs replaced

Metzler ME 880 touring tires have a couple thousand miles on them, so
you should be good for another 12k miles EDIT: tires replaces about 500 miles ago


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http://picasaweb.google.com/HaChayalBoded/Connie2
http://picasaweb.google.com/HaChayalBoded/Connie3

If you count up all the [major] upgrades thats around $11,000 alone not including all the little things here and there.

Asking price, $7500 or best offer.

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Old 08-01-2008, 08:16 AM   #171
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Awesome looking for sale there dood.
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:03 PM   #172
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Thanks, oh yea, I'll ride it to anywhere in the lower 48 States
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:51 PM   #173
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Kawasaki concours valve adjust question

I am looking at a 2005 put it appears the vales may have never been checked, The owner says it's always run great. Is this a real bad thing or something not to worry about to much. Sorry if this thread is not in the correct place. I haven't used this site for about 2 years.

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Old 09-21-2008, 06:15 PM   #174
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Ol 86

My 86 ZG had 150k when I passed it on. I found that if I stayed at resonable RPM (winter commuting) the valves didn't chang much . If I spent a lot of time at high RPM (floging through the mountain twisties all summer) valves needed more attention.
My intake cam was pitted and gauld @ 85k. A used cam and rockers took care of it.
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Old 09-21-2008, 10:15 PM   #175
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I am looking at a 2005 put it appears the vales may have never been checked, The owner says it's always run great. Is this a real bad thing or something not to worry about to much. Sorry if this thread is not in the correct place. I haven't used this site for about 2 years.

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Dont worry about it
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Old 09-22-2008, 10:05 AM   #176
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I am looking at a 2005 put it appears the vales may have never been checked, The owner says it's always run great. Is this a real bad thing or something not to worry about to much. Sorry if this thread is not in the correct place. I haven't used this site for about 2 years.

Thanks
How many miles are on it? Less than 15k, I wouldn't worry
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:53 AM   #177
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I am looking at a 2005 put it appears the vales may have never been checked, The owner says it's always run great. Is this a real bad thing or something not to worry about to much. Sorry if this thread is not in the correct place. I haven't used this site for about 2 years.

Thanks
Chances are the valves are going to be out of spec to the tight side (even if the bike has only a couple of thousand miles on it).

You can find more info on the Connie than you can shake a stick at. Check the valves yourself. The arms have adjusters, no shims.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:19 PM   #178
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I had a 1999 Connie I put 100,000 miles on over eight years. It was very reliable, altho I got tired of the valve adjustments. I found the best set up for me was a Corbin saddle and a 22.5" Cee Baileys with vent. The problem with the bars is not the heighth, it's the distance from the seat. I tried Gen Mars but that didn't help. I got used to it with the bars in the stock position. I had to replace all three rotors at around 60k-65k. The water pump went out about that same time. I also had to rebuild the clutch slave cylinder about that time. It seems we hit a "maintenance hump" between 60k - 80k, but after that she was trouble free again. I did most of the work myself, altho if I had it to do over again I would have paid a good mechanic to handle the water pump.
Yep. I've got about 55k on mine, and I think I'm replacing it next year with something more ADV-like. Still, it's been rock-solid reliable, and has taken me all over North America without any major problems.
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #179
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I have a question:
Is 2,200 dollars for a 2001 Connie with 102k miles worth it?
It has GIVI REAR LUGGAGE AND HARD SADDLE BAGS and a CD player.
How many miles are these bikes good for? He says they are mainly highway miles
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:22 PM   #180
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I have a question:
Is 2,200 dollars for a 2001 Connie with 102k miles worth it?
It has GIVI REAR LUGGAGE AND HARD SADDLE BAGS and a CD player.
How many miles are these bikes good for? He says they are mainly highway miles
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There are some connies with 200,000 miles on them. If it runs good and has been maintained, you will probably get far more than 2200 dollars worth of use out of it.

Edit: Go here for a good article on what to check on a used connie.
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