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Offline Rogue Booger

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2015, 10:40:20 pm »
Awesome
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2015, 11:21:23 pm »
Can't add anything that hasn't already been said.  Beautiful piece, unique and very well done :beerchug:
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2015, 09:29:35 pm »
A little off post here but what is the tire chuck/clamp you are using. I am not familiar with it.
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2015, 09:50:01 pm »
A quick google search says Baxley Sport Chock.
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2015, 10:07:44 pm »
A little off post here but what is the tire chuck/clamp you are using. I am not familiar with it.
A quick google search says Baxley Sport Chock.

Yup that ^^^ is it.  I have seen most of the chocks in Black and when I saw the red I jumped as my other bike is red.
When I was ready to take the pictures of my Connie the red chock was available because I hadn't mounted it in the trailer yet.
So it was easy to grab it and use it to hold the bike up for the photos.


Thank You to everyone that has made such nice comments.  :great:

I'm still enjoying them and foot rests that fit a 1 inch pipe in chrome are harder to find - but that is
what I plan to add as soon as I find a good looking set.

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2015, 01:37:59 am »
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:


    Karl, Didn't see you answer this question, How do you keep the header so clean (new looking)?  How many miles are on the bike? That may answer  the question. I know if it stays in the garage and is not ridden they will look like new forever.   RIDE MORE AND RIDE SAFE.    Pull some high RPMs they like it!!    :motonoises:  :motonoises:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2015, 02:12:29 am »
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:


    Karl, Didn't see you answer this question, How do you keep the header so clean (new looking)?  How many miles are on the bike? That may answer  the question. I know if it stays in the garage and is not ridden they will look like new forever.   RIDE MORE AND RIDE SAFE.    Pull some high RPMs they like it!!    :motonoises:  :motonoises:

So you think my pipes are clean?  Do yours change color or look different?

I do clean the bike and I use Can-Do cleaner on most surfaces including the pipes.
I also have a fender extender.

The bike has been on dirt roads, stone roads and been ridden in the rain for hours on end.

It was not (and still isn't) my intention to have a garage queen.  I rarely use a 4 wheel vehicle in the summer time unless I'm towing a trailer.
I get groceries on bikes all summer long.  I can't ride in the winter and do not like cold weather so I ride as much as I can when I can.

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2015, 02:58:39 am »
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:


    Karl, Didn't see you answer this question, How do you keep the header so clean (new looking)?  How many miles are on the bike? That may answer  the question. I know if it stays in the garage and is not ridden they will look like new forever.   RIDE MORE AND RIDE SAFE.    Pull some high RPMs they like it!!    :motonoises:  :motonoises:

So you think my pipes are clean?  Do yours change color or look different?

I do clean the bike and I use Can-Do cleaner on most surfaces including the pipes.
I also have a fender extender.

The bike has been on dirt roads, stone roads and been ridden in the rain for hours on end.

It was not (and still isn't) my intention to have a garage queen.  I rarely use a 4 wheel vehicle in the summer time unless I'm towing a trailer.
I get groceries on bikes all summer long.  I can't ride in the winter and do not like cold weather so I ride as much as I can when I can.

Your almost there. HOW MANY MILES are on it??

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2015, 01:03:03 pm »
Uber cool SilverConnieRider!  I have a Gen 2 as well, did u retrofit a storage compartment from a Gen 1?
If not - who makes it?
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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2015, 03:34:48 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:


    Karl, Didn't see you answer this question, How do you keep the header so clean (new looking)?  How many miles are on the bike? That may answer  the question. I know if it stays in the garage and is not ridden they will look like new forever.   RIDE MORE AND RIDE SAFE.    Pull some high RPMs they like it!!    :motonoises:  :motonoises:

So you think my pipes are clean?  Do yours change color or look different?

I do clean the bike and I use Can-Do cleaner on most surfaces including the pipes.
I also have a fender extender.

The bike has been on dirt roads, stone roads and been ridden in the rain for hours on end.

It was not (and still isn't) my intention to have a garage queen.  I rarely use a 4 wheel vehicle in the summer time unless I'm towing a trailer.
I get groceries on bikes all summer long.  I can't ride in the winter and do not like cold weather so I ride as much as I can when I can.

Your almost there. HOW MANY MILES are on it??

About 4300.   I bought it in May of this year and it had 1359 miles on it.  4 years old.
It appears it was a garage queen.  I have 3 road bikes and ride them all.
So the mileage goes up slowly on them as I rotate them. 

The plan is to keep them looking good but still ride them as much as I can in the summertime etc.

So do you have pictures of YOUR pipes with a report on how many miles?

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2015, 03:49:42 pm »
Uber cool SilverConnieRider!  I have a Gen 2 as well, did u retrofit a storage compartment from a Gen 1?
If not - who makes it?
Ride Well
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I ordered all the parts from the dealer.  It cost me $273 for everything.  You need a new bracket to mount it and
the springs for the cover are separate parts.  I also inserted a spacer at the front.  Part numbers were from a 2009.

My garage door remote control would not fit in the locking box, so that is one reason I wanted the extra storage.
I also have an XM radio in there and wanted/needed to get to it while riding to change settings etc and the locking box
can't be opened when riding at speed.  It was worth it to me.  There is not a lot of room in there but some is better than none.
I can't figure out why they couldn't have left that there on the Gen II's but then again I spent $$$ to install one, so they made more money.  :-[

Some guys have gotten them off of eBay, but I didn't want a beat up one on my bike, so I went for new.

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2015, 06:52:23 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:



    Karl, Didn't see you answer this question, How do you keep the header so clean (new looking)?  How many miles are on the bike? That may answer  the question. I know if it stays in the garage and is not ridden they will look like new forever.   RIDE MORE AND RIDE SAFE.    Pull some high RPMs they like it!!    :motonoises:  :motonoises:

So you think my pipes are clean?  Do yours change color or look different?

I do clean the bike and I use Can-Do cleaner on most surfaces including the pipes.
I also have a fender extender.

The bike has been on dirt roads, stone roads and been ridden in the rain for hours on end.

It was not (and still isn't) my intention to have a garage queen.  I rarely use a 4 wheel vehicle in the summer time unless I'm towing a trailer.
I get groceries on bikes all summer long.  I can't ride in the winter and do not like cold weather so I ride as much as I can when I can.

Your almost there. HOW MANY MILES are on it??

About 4300.   I bought it in May of this year and it had 1359 miles on it.  4 years old.
It appears it was a garage queen.  I have 3 road bikes and ride them all.
So the mileage goes up slowly on them as I rotate them. 

The plan is to keep them looking good but still ride them as much as I can in the summertime etc.

So do you have pictures of YOUR pipes with a report on how many miles?

 Karl,   When I saw your pipes I would have bet that the bike had less than 5,000 miles on it.     
 My bike was new in June of 2009 and now has 112,000+ miles on it.   It is my full time ride here in S. Fl  Have a naked BMW R1150 in Hendersonville North Carolina.  It likes the roads there and so do I.   :motonoises: :motonoises:   The Connie Runs like it is new and I don't baby it.  Pipes look like they have had some hard miles on them, but then again it has.    :motonoises:   Love this bike.  :)  Just renewed my 3 year extended warranty.    Imagine 112,000+ miles and still under warranty.   ;)   Thank You KAWASAKI!!     :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2015, 07:50:50 pm »
^^^I can guarantee you that if I could ride year round like you do that my bikes would have many more miles on them.

Yes I'm jealous.  SOMEDAY I will move south and or west.

It's borderline if I will even get to 5000 miles this year as it's already cooling down quite quickly.
Low's are in the upper 30"s or lower 40's and it takes a long time to get to our high of upper 50's.  And it will only get
worse from this point on.

Oh well Life goes on......

Ride safe down there.

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2015, 03:45:59 pm »
VERY NICE LOOK
Love the change

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Re: Something you may have never seen before.
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2015, 09:09:34 am »
Uber cool SilverConnieRider!  I have a Gen 2 as well, did u retrofit a storage compartment from a Gen 1?
If not - who makes it?
Ride Well
Rodney
 


I ordered all the parts from the dealer.  It cost me $273 for everything.  You need a new bracket to mount it and
the springs for the cover are separate parts.  I also inserted a spacer at the front.  Part numbers were from a 2009.

My garage door remote control would not fit in the locking box, so that is one reason I wanted the extra storage.
I also have an XM radio in there and wanted/needed to get to it while riding to change settings etc and the locking box
can't be opened when riding at speed.  It was worth it to me.  There is not a lot of room in there but some is better than none.
I can't figure out why they couldn't have left that there on the Gen II's but then again I spent $$$ to install one, so they made more money.  :-[

Some guys have gotten them off of eBay, but I didn't want a beat up one on my bike, so I went for new.

Thx for the details SCR! - adding this to the lists of winter projects!
Ride Safe and Ride Far
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