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Old 04-16-2007, 09:09 AM   #11
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I'm thinking drop a match in the gas tank and run.......



Buy a real motorcycle like a Triumph Sprint.....



Jack up the license plate and install a Bandit 1200 S....



Lot's of options there KKKKKKen
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:21 AM   #12
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I like the Sprint. Looks a lot like a Concours. Do they include the Lucas electrics, Smith's guages, and the SU carbs?
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:26 AM   #13
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Especially if you like to spend more time at your local dealership.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:32 AM   #14
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Add a couple gigs of RAM and a bigger hard drive. You'll need the Concours 14 if you want it to run Vista.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:41 AM   #15
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"I'd like to hear what other current or past Concours owners did with their bikes that they think got them the most value for their money."



Sold it? Ok, I was kidding.
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:43 AM   #16
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Amal carbs man. Get with the program!
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Old 04-16-2007, 09:48 AM   #17
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I have a '99 Concours, all I've done to it is a Givi top box, Throttlemeister, J&M AudioPak + XM radio + CB, and a K&N air filter. I'm going to get heated grips and a Rifle screen in the near future. I've put on 25,000+ trouble free miles in my time as it's owner.



I don't have any problems with the dreaded buz(pun intended). Though you may want to check the fairing for loose bolts from time to time.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:05 AM   #18
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I'm on my 2nd Connie. I put 115,000 miles on the first and got rid of it by throwing it down the road one night. Not the bike's fault -- mine. I came out OK. The bike ran but the plastic was gone and it cost more than the insurance company thought the bike was worth.



I bought another '99 and lost 85,000 miles in the process.



The best things I've done to my Connies: Audiovox cruise control (I spend lots of long miles on straight, flat roads); Givi top box; Russell Daylong Saddle (much more comfortable than the Corbin, IMNSHO); heated grips; driving lights; Murph's Tip-over Bars; fork brace, Clearview GT24 windshield w/ vent.



As others have said, join the Concours Owners Group. It's one of the places where you can get seven or eight solutions for any problem (and five or six of them will work!) and a great group of folks.



One of the amazing things about this old bike is that it just flat works. It's probably not a BMW -- but that can be a good thing. We have very few final drive failures.



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Old 04-16-2007, 10:26 AM   #19
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C-C-C-Careful, he might come to k-k-k-kill you.
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Old 04-16-2007, 10:28 AM   #20
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Throttlemeister! Sounds good, I rode some 400 miles this weekend and I missed the throttle set screw from the HD.



The bike came with a bracket that I believe is intended to mount the top box. I'll check out the Givi box. Cycle World or Motorcyclist did a review on a JC Whitney (of all things!) box they said was pretty good. After the dinky saddlebags I've lived with on the HD for so long, the stock bags seem gigantic.



My screen does have a "star" crack around one of the bolt holes, so that will probably need replacing sometime soon. And the bike does "buzz." I found an article on adjusting the counterbalancer that may reduce that.
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