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Old 06-24-2011, 05:55 PM   #46
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Are the pipes loud enough to save lives?
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:17 PM   #47
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Are the pipes loud enough to save lives?
The engine noise probably is.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #48
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Corner handles nice. I haven't really reved it. Its so loud, I end up shifting quick and running about 4500.

C'mon, let 'er rev.

Someone was asking about the origins of the Concours. Here's a quote from Wikipedia:

"Kawasaki introduced the Concours in 1986, based on their Ninja 900 and Ninja 1000Rmodels. Key differences between the Ninja 1000R and the ZG1000 included 32 mm instead of 36 mm carburetors, less aggressively ramped cams, shaft drive, front and rear sub-frames, hard luggage, and full fairing."
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:24 PM   #49
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I have been starting to rev it higher and higher. Lacks power in 1st, have to rev it or shift.

Its a fun bike, but I just don't see touring on it. I was thinking of taking it AK, it has the lowest miles, of my bikes.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:05 PM   #50
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Not enough power?

Dude, you ride Harleys, what do you mean, "not enough power"?

I have a '90, and my first bike was a Suzuki Intruder 1500. Holy shit man, talk about power! The Concours accelerates so fast that my balls can't catch up with the rest of me when I slide backwards across the seat!


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Old 07-01-2011, 08:00 AM   #51
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First gear is lacking, not the torque I am used to.

Actually my 98", which is after market, kept up good until 100. Its only around 98hp.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:02 AM   #52
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The pegs need to come forward a couple inches, so my legs would be a 90. Bars need to come back a few more to. its got after markey risers, but they are not enough. Reaching forward to much, gives me a pain in my neck and hands.
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:39 AM   #53
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First gear is lacking, not the torque I am used to.

Actually my 98", which is after market, kept up good until 100. Its only around 98hp.
That might have to do with it being shaft-drive...

That bike is designed to be down on power so it's long in the tooth.


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I thought only Harleys had low miles?

No no no... That's low average speed
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The pegs need to come forward a couple inches, so my legs would be a 90. Bars need to come back a few more to. its got after markey risers, but they are not enough. Reaching forward to much, gives me a pain in my neck and hands.

You're just not used to the up-wright at attention seating position and you're wanting to go back to the Barcalounger.


square peg, round hole kinda thing to me...
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:28 AM   #55
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First gear is lacking, not the torque I am used to.

Actually my 98", which is after market, kept up good until 100. Its only around 98hp.

Concours makes I think around 98 hp as well.

You should try winding it out more. The Concours makes plenty of torque, it's just higher up in the revs. It's strong until 4k, but after 4k it fucking rips.

I get up to 110 as easily as a hot knife slicing through butter. 110 was also the top speed on my previous bike, and it felt like it was about to explode. On the Concours, 110 is barely noticeable. I haven't had it faster than that yet, I wonder what the top speed is.
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #56
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Concours makes I think around 98 hp as well.

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Thats what I meant, the Concours 98 hp. My 98" is 98 tq, on a dynojet, which is supposed to read lower and more accurate.

My hp is only 85, I think the guy who cnced my heads fucked them up He no longer does head work. I am getting the same #s as those with out head work. I expected to be over 100/100.




As far as seat position, I just find it a little hard on the knees, and more stress on my hands. Its got foam grips too.

I just got a pair of Areostich elkskin ropers, hoping thicker gloves helps. My deerskin ones are old and the grain is starting to split.

Its not that I want to lean back, I want to be upright like in a chair.

I think it needs a different seat too, which most bikes do. feels soft, and great at first. But softs seats, to me after awhile make you sore. Like to look into a Corbin, but don't want to spend the $$. Maybe look for a used on. I put my sheepsking on, and that has helped.


I do like my lunch pale fits in the saddlebag, that is very cool. I also like the rails on the back seat, for strapping my canvas folding chair. Its nice to have a bike dedicated just for work. I like my equipment, meters, tools, and hardhat in there. I got 2nd hard hat for the truck so less carrying stuff back and forth.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:29 PM   #57
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I miss the reliability of a Harley. Luckily the Concours was cheap. Leaks gas. Petcock is a problem with the bike. Of course its not as easy as Harley to get too. Previous owner before I bought brought it in for some kind of fuel work. He wasn't sure he thought it was something with one of the carbs leaking gas.

Broke the key off in the gas cap. Poor design, the key only goes 1/2 into the lock. Luckily I had a spare key with me.

Since I got a 01 FLHR, with 3 times the miles I can make a good comparison. FLHR did start leaking around 30k, had some small oil leaks around 34k, no dripping. My 07 37k no leaks.

My 98 Magna ignition switched failed at 17k. Jap stuff is just flimsy. You get what you pay for.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:32 PM   #58
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jap stuff is just flimsy. You get what you pay for.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:34 PM   #59
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Not sure how people tour on these sport touring bikes. I think they just don't know any better. 100 mile rides and I am sticking my leg out trying to stretching. Hard on the knees. Bent forward is hard on the hands too. I thought my shoulders would bother me, but no. Has extended risers, I couldn't imagine a stock bike.

Wind throws it around a little but not awful.

I like the 7.5 gallon tank but haven't got utilize it. It hits reserve around 5.5, supposed to be 6.5. So I get nervous it will keep sucking fuel. If I pull the petcock, I'll look at it.

Mileage varies alot 35-42. I suppose thats me screwing around and accelerating. It does handle nice. It has be riding my Harley more aggressive now. I am not a very aggressive rider, and ride below the ability of either bike.

Very little air moving through on this bike. But I wanted it for rain and cold weather. I think this bike will be great this fall and winter.
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lol
I learned that early in life.
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