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Old 09-16-2011, 01:11 PM   #391
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I was about to razz you for cutting that corner but then realized you all must use the opposite side of the road down under..
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:35 PM   #392
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Damn, do any of you Concours owners have jobs? 5000, 8000, 10,000 mile trips.
yes, we call them vacation days and ride fast to maximize them.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #393
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yes, we call them vacation days and ride fast to maximize them.
I shouldn't complain, my wife and I are on day 3 of a 3 week ride. But well deserved after working 7 days a week straight for the past 2 months!
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:51 AM   #394
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I was about to razz you for cutting that corner but then realized you all must use the opposite side of the road down under..
Yes we do and our "Loo's" flush the opposite way as well
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:16 AM   #395
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Eagle Harbor

Even after a 1475 mile ride ... i am still smitten by this bike!

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Old 09-30-2011, 06:06 AM   #396
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Russell Group buy.

Hey folks. Over on one of the Concours owners group forums, they are looking into a group buy discount on the famous Russell day long saddles. If you like to travel on your bike for any kind of distance they are well worth the money. Usually the more people that get in, the better the price. Attached is the link if your interested.

http://forum.zg1000.org/index.php/to...cseen.html#new
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:41 PM   #397
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I got back last week from a 1700 mile trip from Cinci to the Texarkana, Ar area. The ride took 4 days although I had planned on a longer time wise ride. I rode 590 miles the last day to get home.

The bike was perfect. MPG around 48. The only real issue I had was with the seat. I bought a Sargent seat and never got numb butt. I did however have problems with my lower back due the seating angle. Figured it out into the ride so it was not a major issue on the way home. The bike has way more HP than needed but it sure is fun to zip past semis and car on the highway.
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Old 10-01-2011, 06:20 AM   #398
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I'm posting this just because.... C14 rocks!

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Old 10-01-2011, 06:27 AM   #399
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I'm posting this just because.... C14 rocks!
Yes it does! Oh, and the make great winter transport...
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:26 PM   #400
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Have a question about fuses

I just bought a new Connie and am planning a west coast trip starting next Sunday. I have tested my heated gear and gps on the accessory plug and they work fine. Here's my question.....My airpump/compressor that has an inline 5 amp fuse blew the acc. plug 5 amp fuse. Do you see any problem with changing the acc.plug fuse from 5 amp to 7.5? I know it's not the compressor shorting it out because I hooked it up to my truck and GSA and it works fine. The only time I'd change the fuse would be by the side of the road fixing a flat. My knowledge of motorcycle electronics is lacking.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:53 PM   #401
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What year is your Concours? They changed the cigarette plug wiring on the 2010 and newer and it only has a 5 amp fuse. You could change it out to a higher one if you want to burn the bike to the ground.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #402
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fuse

It's a 2011. Are you saying that changing out the fuse from 5 to 7.5 just to run a compressor in an emergency situation would burn my bike to the ground? Should I wire a pigtail to the battery as a just in case situation? What would you do? I'm not going on a long road trip without an air compressor. So what's the best idea to circumvent a 5 amp accessory plug fuse? I'm leaving a week from tomorrow and want to get this sorted out. Appreciate the help.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:43 PM   #403
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The wire is sized for 5 amps. Anything over that and it will melt. Just wire it up to the battery, then when you get time put in an auxiliary fuse block and wire in a powerlet plug with whatever size fuse you want. Using the appropriate wire of course.

I'm not sure what kind of heated gear you were running off the Cig. plug but it's really not meant for that. It's only there for a GPS/radar/etc.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #404
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Fuses

I'm running an old Gerbing vest that I've had for at least 12 years. It doesn't get much work here in central Texas. I have no idea how many amps it draws but when I tested it the warming time was about the same as it is in my GSA. If there is five amps of power, and if the heated wear draws less than that, then why shouldn't it be used for heated wear? Just asking. Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #405
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Sounds like it's less than 60 watts then if it's not blowing the fuse. You should be ok then. Most modern stuff is quite a bit more.
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