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Offline lather

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150,000 miles
« on: October 28, 2015, 10:41:08 pm »
Do they give a sticker for 150,000 miles? 150,000 trouble free miles! :beerchug:

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2015, 10:46:38 pm »
Congrats, very impressive. Any abnormal types of maintenance needed yet? Done timing chains yet ? etc
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2015, 10:47:47 pm »
Nice, grats!!  :08:

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2015, 10:52:59 pm »
Very Nice!!
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2015, 11:00:06 pm »
I believe there is a sticker for that.  COG Mileage Awards Coordinator: Eddie Minter is now the contact person.   email: eminter@bellsouth.net  Contact Eddie and he'll let you know what you need to do.
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2015, 11:01:27 pm »
Congratulations! :beerchug:

I have a question for you since you've gone through so many. Tires ... what are the best in your opinion?

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2015, 11:03:01 pm »
Even better: 2 stickers! 100k and 50k  - Eddie Minter can set you up.

Nice how you caught it right at 150,000.

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2015, 11:12:31 pm »
Sweet!have u looked into uber?what yr is she?from the the pic it looks like u do alot of dirt roads or outback?big discussion on valve checks lately...ever done1?I say keep on trucken!

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2015, 11:20:53 pm »
 :beerchug: Awesome,  keep gettin it!   :motonoises:
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2015, 11:52:50 pm »
Do they give a sticker for 150,000 miles? 150,000 trouble free miles! :beerchug:



Trouble free?  Can't be 100% sure but is your front tire pressure really 34?  Do you have a slow leak?   :D
Hard to read with something on your readout screen or is it cracked?

Also your windscreen brackets there appears to be a knob on the right side but don't see one on the left side?

Anyways nice job on 150K.   :great:
I'm going to assume you can ride year round - that has got to make a difference.  :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2015, 12:20:35 am »
Nice lather, now just keep riding it. This is the first one that I know of to hit it. Yes there's a sticker for it, then again for 200,00.

I'm not to far behind.

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2015, 10:48:33 am »
Great to know.  The rider gets a lot of credit too for keeping it upright, and well maintained.   :great:
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2015, 11:49:49 am »
Thanks for all the replies.
I've done only normal maintenance. Nothing has been replaced except normal wear items:
tires, brake pads, about 20 valve shims, spark plugs,  fluids. Replaced brake rotors that had worn below minimum thickness at
124,000 miles. Replaced rear shock with Ohlins at 108,000, front forks with ZX14  and GP Suspension kit at 120,000. My favorite tires have been Bridgstone T30 front and Michilen PR4 rear. I have tried Shinkos, Dunlops, Contis, Pirellis and Avons with mixed results. Use a K&N air filter. Have always used Shell Rotella T6 except twice.

I bought my 08 in October 2007. In Louisiana most of us do ride all year. A motorcycle has been my main transportation since 2005 but I have 3 other bikes that I ride regularly. But the Concours does all the trips. Wife and I do two long trips two-up every year and I do 3 or 4  solo trips.

I put the crack in the console in the first 6 months. People said rain would get in and ruin the gauges so I stuck celephane tape over it. It actually says 39, which is what I prefer to run in the front. I took the photo a day after riding in the rain and have not washed it yet. Noticed my left Madstad knob missing right after I took the picture. I will contact Eddie.
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2015, 02:44:15 pm »
Thanks for the report.

If you get a chance I would really like to see what a clean bike with 150K on it looks like.

So when it cleaned up, take a picture, please - Then I might know how far south I have to go to keep my bikes looking good.   :beerchug:

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2015, 03:24:12 pm »
Referring to your avatar, does it really count when you have your bike pushed by two women, instead of going on it's own?   :)
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2015, 04:27:27 pm »
Can you please explain the benefits of running 34 psi in the front tire?
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2015, 04:32:40 pm »
Can you please explain the benefits of running 34 psi in the front tire?

Read again. He's running 39.
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2015, 05:38:48 pm »
Referring to your avatar, does it really count when you have your bike pushed by two women, instead of going on it's own?   :)
It counts double :nananana:

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2015, 05:48:43 pm »
Thanks for the report.

If you get a chance I would really like to see what a clean bike with 150K on it looks like.

So when it cleaned up, take a picture, please - Then I might know how far south I have to go to keep my bikes looking good.   :beerchug:

you would..... but at the point of 150k, why even wash it...

kudos on 150k, there is no 150 sticker I am aware of, just 50k, and 100k, and a big COG 200k...
so ask for a second 50k and you're covered...


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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2015, 06:13:14 pm »
Eddie was supposed to working on a 250K sticker for me. Need to ping him.

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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2015, 07:20:13 pm »
We do have a 150K sticker! Bob has contacted me and we have the process moving. Al, I have an idea on 250K. Get with me at Coney Island RTE.
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2015, 07:32:29 pm »
How many valve adjustments? Have you checked the compression? Does it run hotter than when you got it or cooler? Does it lose any fluid or leak? Is it the best bike you have ever owned?
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2015, 07:39:48 pm »
Wow, I don't think ant one else has reached this milestone on the C14. Could be wrong though.

One has to admit that is a lot of saddle time. Heck, I was feeling good with my puny 40K.  ;)
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2015, 07:43:22 pm »
Congratulations you should be due for 3 stickers. 50K,100K and 150K!
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Re: 150,000 miles
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2015, 11:41:16 pm »
will try to answer all the questions. I got the 100 sticker some time ago but it either faded or peeled off, can't

remember which. Looking for my COG card so I can send a copy to Eddie.
I've done two valve adjustments. Each time some were tight. Second time I set all to loose side. Also did a TB

balance. I am undecided whether to check the valves again. Planning to go to 200,000. (At least) By then I will

probably be ready for a new bike. At this time the Connie 14 is top of the list. We rode a BMW R1200RT in Europe

last month and the wife wants one. That is number two on my list. Number three is FJR.

I installed ZSteves foam heat blockers and that was a big improvement. No heat issues now. It has used some oil from day one, about a quart in 3000 miles. That has not changed over the years. I tried some Motul 20W50 super ester synthetic $55 dollars a gallon oil and no difference. I did back to back Blackstone lab anals on the Rotella T6 and the Motul $$$ and the Rotella won. No compression checks. The motor still pulls hard enough to scare the crap outta me. That's good enough for me. It is the best bike I have ever owned. I still have a 99 Honda VFR 800 with 146,000 miles on it but had many issues with it, mainly the electrical and cooling systems. The C14 handles 90% as well as the VFR and is 150% more comfortable and has been trouble free. Only seen a service bay once for bag latch recall. 

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