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Something you may have never seen before.
« on: September 16, 2015, 03:37:19 pm »
I have a 2011 Connie and I have thought about getting the Canyon Cages for a while now.
I have not dropped mine yet but so many people who never thought they would drop theirs,
are now saying it's not IF but WHEN you drop yours.

I also saw that all Canyon Cages are black.  I didn't even know that they came any other way.
Then I did some more research and found out that they come in Chrome too.

Then I was on Amazon and they listed the Canyon Cages and even had an option for Chrome.
The problem was when I clicked on the Chrome listing the pictures still showed the Black versions.
I thought MAYBE it was a Chrome metal but they were still painted black?  ???

So I looked and looked and looked and didn't find one picture of a Chrome set on a Silver Connie - at least on this forum.
I did see 1 and only 1 set on a Black Connie.

So more searching and I finally found a set of Chrome Canyon Cages.

It appears that they must only sell one set of Chrome for every 100 sets of black
and that might be a high estimate.  Maybe it's more like 1 for every 500 sets.  ???

With more research I started to hear the horror stories about getting the motor bolts out
as they are thread locked in place and that you need to heat the bolts and or run the engine etc.
to get them warm or hot to melt the thread lock stuff so you could get them out.

But then there were others that said they come out without any trouble.

So I took a chance and went for it.    :motonoises:

I had no trouble removing the bolts that had thread lock on them.  The engine was stone cold too.  ;D
I have many 10mm taps BUT I didn't have a 10x1.25 tap on hand.
I tried to put the new longer bolts in place and got them started but they got harder to turn
the deeper they went.  I removed them as the instructions said they might cross thread.
There were NO signs of cross threading but I didn't know if I would be able to tighten them all the way.

So off to get the correct size tap.  Used it and all was well.

I originally removed the fairings and installed the Cages.  I had seen others post that they cut their
fairings and then they could remove them with the cages on.  I really just didn't feel comfortable doing that so I
removed them again and then reinstalled the Cages again.

Here are the results. 


I personally like them and being different isn't always a bad thing.  ;D





They go good with the new radiator protector I recently installed too.




So have you ever seen these before - Chrome Cages on a Silver Connie?  ON this  forum?   :D

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 03:46:07 pm »
 SilverConnieRider,
                          I think you have the best looking bike with the chrome. You made the best choice for sure. You should be proud of her, you did an awesome job. :beerchug:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 03:58:59 pm »
NICE!
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 05:00:57 pm »
I just installed mine and didn't need to do anything with the fairings. I tightened the fasteners on the bar before I installed the upper bolt, giving me the ability to manipulate it in order to do that, then installed the upper bolt and the long one. I was careful and didn't chase the threads or cross thread them (if you get it started a few turns freely, you know you aren't going to cross thread). Next come the highway pegs!

by the way, I am looking for a passenger set of mini-floor boards (to replace the factory pegs) that works with the side case guards, any suggestions? :'(
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2015, 05:56:48 pm »
Oh boy , is that a clean and nice looking bike.... :PDT_Armataz_01_37:
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2015, 06:49:48 pm »
like button!   :great:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 07:29:24 pm »
Hi,
        Yep, nice looking scooter, Amigo! ;D
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 08:35:52 pm »
Looks goods,they seem to blend very nice with your bike color. :great:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 11:32:35 pm »
silver looks good for sure, my blue one though likes the black version.  :beerchug:
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2015, 05:16:02 pm »
Gorgeous!!!  extremely handsome!! is that the Kawasaki touring seat with Air Hawk??
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2015, 05:45:35 pm »
+1
looks good together
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2015, 01:18:03 am »
Gorgeous!!!  extremely handsome!! is that the Kawasaki touring seat with Air Hawk??
YUP it is.  :motonoises:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2015, 02:54:59 am »
Beautiful bike, and gorgeous photos too!  That first one in the woods belongs on a calendar!

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2015, 03:28:03 pm »
 Dang Karl.
                 I just had to look again. You are also a great photographer, looks like it came out of a magazine. What camera did you use?

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2015, 03:29:18 pm »
 Best in show.
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 04:36:20 pm »
I agree with everyone here, looks great.
However this is the ONLY color the Chrome will look good on.
I would go black on every other color Connie.
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2015, 05:49:36 pm »
I love the CHROME look..It will dress up every C-14! every color and year..They should come stock in CHROME.... :))

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2015, 06:46:36 pm »
Oh boy , is that a clean and nice looking bike.... :PDT_Armataz_01_37:

Agree! and how do you keep the header pipes so clean?  :great:
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 11:11:50 pm »
I'm personally allergic to chrome and do everything I can to black it out...  ;)

But that sure is one clean ride and great pics man!  :great: :beerchug:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2015, 01:34:14 am »
Looks great! I think the chrome goes with the silver bikes. I like all the silver pieces on the C14's. I also noticed you put the 08-09 glove box on your 2011. Looks sharp.

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2015, 08:53:49 pm »
That is a FINE looking bike!. Two questions if you please? What size topcase is that and did you use the stock rack or Phil's?
(I'm thinking a Silver Connie might be in my future. You may have closed the deal for someone.... )
Well done, sir!
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2015, 11:02:45 pm »
That is a FINE looking bike!. Two questions if you please? What size topcase is that and did you use the stock rack or Phil's?
(I'm thinking a Silver Connie might be in my future. You may have closed the deal for someone.... )
Well done, sir!
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The top case is a 55 liter Givi.

The rack I made from a .375 piece of aluminum.  I would have bought one from Phil
but his were not set up to accept the connection for the lights in my Givi case - so I made my own.
I also added eye bolts which come in handy. 
The plate cost me $12.   :great:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2015, 11:16:33 pm »
 :great:
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