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Offline Babbitt

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Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:27:59 pm »
I am a long time rider and have been looking at the Concours for a while now.

There is a 08 with 45K milles near me.  I took it for a test and everything felt great.  The rear brake did feel a little mushy and weak. Is that typical?  Anything in particular I should look at from this vintage?

The 2010+ are a lot more expensive. Is it worth the money (if I can find it)?

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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2018, 09:27:37 am »
Air in line, I don't use the rear till the last few mph.
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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2018, 12:41:39 pm »
Is it worth seeking out an ABS model in these early model years? The 08 and 09s in my area are around $5 with low miles.
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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 02:05:59 pm »
Just Google the bike lots for sale cheap, that is too much Money, get a newer one, no heat on the feet 2010 up...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-Kawasaki-Concours-14-/292751072928


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Concours14-ABS-ZG1400C-/202456415090
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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 04:38:20 pm »
This one is listed at 3900. I will take a look at the eBay links.

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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 04:39:19 pm »
Also it had ABS

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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 06:42:30 pm »
Damn...go get it at $3900!
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Re: Buying a 2008 What to Look For
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2018, 09:46:55 pm »
Mine is an 08 with ABS and love it. Good price and same engine. Living here in the PNW I'll take any extra heat I can get. Bought mine with 8K and already up to 25 in less than two years. Bike is less fun sitting in the garage than moving under my butt, so I try to keep it under my butt.
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