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Offline Steve in Sunny Fla

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« on: October 30, 2009, 10:08:00 pm »
Just a heads up - I have been stockpiling gearsets for the 7th gear units, so I'm ready for the winter rush. If you're ready, I'm ready! Thanks, Steve  
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 11:40:00 pm »
Steve,    How does you jet kit differ from the one that Factory offers?  I'm not taoking about the Factory Stage 1 or 3 kit but the kit that is supossed to refurbish worn needles, etc.  
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 09:17:00 am »
I didn't even know Factory Pro offered a kit for the connie; I'm well aware of DJ's kit,s having started with them. I do run FP needles in my own bike, but I have 36's, 1109cc, prted head, a custom 4-2-1, and now I have some custom cams to install, so obviously fuel curves are pretty far away from stock.      My kit uses the stock needles and is designed to optimise fuel delivery and AFR with a minimum of expense. I took a different appraoch by modding the emulsion tubes rather than the needles.      BTW every aftermarket kit I've seen included needles to revamp the fuel delivery, not just to replace worn out parts. Otherwise, they'd just replace with stock needles. HTH, Steve  
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 04:02:00 pm »
I have just finished prepping gearsets for a dozen seventh gear units. Several are spoken for;, if you're interested, drop me an email... Steve  
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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 10:21:00 pm »
Seventh gear - Best improvement I ever made to my Connie: relaxed, slower revving engine on the highway, a totally different bike !  I can now upshift a bit later in every gear, I find riding much more enjoyable. Should've made the install much sooner !  
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2009, 04:14:00 am »
Raycad - This is kind of a hijack, but please share your ST 1100 vs. Concours opinions. I test drove a 2001 ST with very low miles today and I'm considering it. I also may buy ST1300 or just get 7th gear for my Conk and run it a couple more years.  

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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2009, 10:08:00 pm »
RP3:  Had a '90 ST1100 for 10 years. Come year 2000, 188 000 miles, water pump bearing went bad, wobbling pulley pushed timing belt off the crankshaft, pistons hit valves, engine scrspped....   Traded the remains for a '00 ST1100, rode happily for 5 years, 71 000 miles in 2005. Did'nt like the ST1300, especially the high price, traded for an '05 Connie now 40 824 miles. Absolutely no serious problem with the STs except fot the water pump bearing, which is sheer bad luck. Strong engine, slow revving and relaxed on the road.    I love the Connie and the wonderful help I get from dedicated COGers in both forums. I found the Connie's high revving engine on the road (at least compared with the ST) a bit annoying, that's why I've installed SISF's 7th gear for a 11% to 13% reduction in rpms. I'm planning to keep the Connie for a long time and this winter, I'll add the carb overflow tubes and I'll resolder the JBox joints for additional peace of mind.    I think you make no mistake with either the ST1100 or the Connie; for me, it would be difficult to make a choice !  Maintenance is similar and easy on both, valve adjust more frequent on the Connie but it's screw and locknut, very easy to do.    Good luck with your decision !  and many happy miles !    
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