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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #50 on: August 01, 2016, 11:25:29 pm »
You've got a sharp bike there Gary F. I really like the paint job, really nice scheme fur shur.

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2016, 05:40:17 pm »
Mine's, like, a 2, but that's how I like it.  Steve's torque cams, custom carb jetting, and an aftermarket chain tensioner are probably the only major mechanical changes.  Other stuff is just maintenance or cosmetics.  But then, I like the look and feel of my fat Ninja, so I try to keep it the way it came.

Oh, yeah, I added Ninja stickers for +10 horsepower.
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2017, 02:19:54 am »
I'll go with 4.5 to 5.
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2017, 01:00:01 pm »
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2017, 02:27:42 pm »
I'll rate mine a 10.   :))

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2017, 03:54:33 pm »
Maybe a 7.5?

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2017, 04:54:53 pm »
Someone's got to bring up the rear, here's the list of mods to my '88:

1.  Kawasaki backrest
2.  foam grips
3.  Fender extension

I really do enjoy the bike just the way it is.

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2017, 06:01:04 pm »
Someone's got to bring up the rear, here's the list of mods to my '88:

1.  Kawasaki backrest
2.  foam grips
3.  Fender extension

I really do enjoy the bike just the way it is.

LOL!!!   :beerchug:   I love it, simplicity!  When I bought my 2004 brand new, she got a post-purchase teardown and inspection for my peace of mind, and I'm pretty sure she got farkled more than yours just during reassembly.  ;D 

Then there's my 1989, which was tweaked tremendously by the PO, and a little more by me.  Some of the stuff is no longer available, which increases market value, I hear (!!)  ;)   Still probably only a 5 on the vague scale we're following here!

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2017, 06:45:36 pm »
I guess mine would be a 9.9  :)

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #59 on: August 21, 2017, 03:51:26 am »
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #61 on: August 21, 2017, 05:00:48 pm »
Here's my mod list, and a pic below showing that mine is truly "CUSTOM", it says so right on the front.

Fenda Extenda
Fairing side marker lights tied to turn signals (now LED's)
Rear mounted helmet locks
Fuel gage adjuster variable resistor
Rifle windshield
Cee Bailey headlight guard
TARGA tank bra
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CoMagination brake light modulator
"STOPPER" LED license plate frame light
Extra rear running lights (LED) (home-made)
Extra rear running lights in Givi trunk center strip (LED)
Electrical Connection auxiliary driving light kit
Pingel manual fuel valve conversion kit
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Bergmen/Murph's mirror-mount switch bracket (left side only)
Murph's tip-over bars (front only)
Murph's/Gizmomill LED taillight
Murph's K-B fork brace
Murph's stainless steel Allen-head screw kit
Murph's side cover knobs
Side marker / turn signal lights to saddlebags (LED)
Throttlemeister
HotGrips
Highway pegs
APE manual cam chain tensioner
KMW roundels
SISF's "7th gear" mod (23/15 bevel gears)
SISF's exhaust cam re-drilled sprocket mod
SISF's intake cam retiming mod
SISF's 2-minute mod
Carburetor drain tubes
"Secure side bags mod" (internal security bolts)
"CUSTOM" fairing badge


You forgot the most important MOD..... the NRA sticker :great:

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2017, 01:28:07 am »
I think it's an automatic 4.5 iffin you installed the Audiovox CC, and got the wire loopy
thing on the throttle correctly....  :-[  ack.

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2017, 04:16:58 am »
I think it's an automatic 4.5 iffin you installed the Audiovox CC, and got the wire loopy
thing on the throttle correctly....  :-[  ack.
I'd give more credit than that for it.   :beerchug:  At least a 6.232
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #64 on: August 26, 2017, 09:38:56 pm »
Let's see bought an 01 in 07.  Added 17" wheels all round, Rifle windshield, led bulbs, HID headlight, hand guards.  Not to mention it's the fastest color.........  :)
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #65 on: August 26, 2017, 10:35:30 pm »
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Mine has to be a 20!   :nananana:

My husband = awesome!! 

Custom Windshield with Fire Creek Slides (I don't think anyone else but Bill and I have them installed).
17" Kawi Mean Streak Rear Wheel Mod
Fenda Extenda
Rear mounted helmet locks
Rifle windshield (Spare)
Cee Bailey headlight guard
Givi Trunk Box
Bar Risers
Murph's peg lowering kit
Aux fuse panel on right side battery box (Blue Sea Marine)
Extra front running lights (LED) (home-made)
Extra rear running lights (LED) (home-made)
Murph's manual fuel valve conversion kit
FIAMM Freeway Blaster 132-db horns (HI-LO pair)
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Fork Brace
Murph's stainless steel Allen-head screw kit
Murph's side cover knobs
Throttle Lock
Highway pegs
SISF's 2-minute mod
Complete Carb overhaul and tuning (before SISF was doing them; wish we could have sent them to him)
Home-made Secure side bags mod (our version)
Murph’s grips with Grip Puppies
Grip Heaters
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Progressive Rear Shock
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Leanin' Larry Clutch reservoir cover

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There is more, can't think of it now.......

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #66 on: August 27, 2017, 01:48:51 pm »
Do the cracks in my fairing count?  :rotflmao:
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #67 on: August 27, 2017, 02:05:37 pm »
Do the cracks in my fairing count?  :rotflmao:

I don't see why not!  They are not stock.....  ;D
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #68 on: August 27, 2017, 10:27:46 pm »
Do the cracks in my fairing count?  :rotflmao:

Are they well earned?  :-\
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #69 on: August 27, 2017, 11:44:36 pm »
would this rate a 10???


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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #70 on: August 28, 2017, 12:19:46 am »
Is Madelyn reading the latest issue of the Concourier in the background of picture number 1?.

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #71 on: August 28, 2017, 12:47:39 am »
Is Madelyn reading the latest issue of the Concourier in the background of picture number 1?.

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No, she's got a Clymer's manual studying the wiring diagram.  (see my other post)   :))

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #72 on: August 29, 2017, 12:31:11 am »
would this rate a 10???

What kind of gas mileage do you get with that beast? I towed my ~400lb camper back from chicago with my connie since my wing wasnt plated yet.......and i got like 20 mpg...and it has to have been LESS weight than you have added on here....
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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #73 on: August 29, 2017, 05:01:04 pm »
would this rate a 10???

What kind of gas mileage do you get with that beast? I towed my ~400lb camper back from chicago with my connie since my wing wasnt plated yet.......and i got like 20 mpg...and it has to have been LESS weight than you have added on here....

I run about 32 with the sidecar.  if I get 30, I'll be happy.

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Re: On a scale of 1-10, how "CUSTOM" is your concours?
« Reply #74 on: August 29, 2017, 05:54:01 pm »
I run about 32 with the sidecar.  if I get 30, I'll be happy lucky.

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