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Offline Solomookie

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"Naked" Connie transport safety question
« on: February 01, 2015, 08:20:43 pm »
I am taking my C-10 to a motorcycle mechanic for some preventive maintenance and a component replacement.  I know; I know.. true COGgers do not have someone else work on their bikes.  But I have neither the facilities nor the equipment for extensive work at my place. 

To save some money on labor, I am considering pulling the body work before taking it in.  I will be riding it about 35 miles to the shop.  My question concerns the coolant overflow tank.  How dangerous is it to pull the bottom cowling and ride over with the tank exposed?  I have the Murph fender extender which may or may not help keep road debris away from the tank. 

How high would you put the risk level for such an endeavor?

I'd be grateful for any suggestions (other than "do it yourself") 
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Offline mattchewn

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Re: "Naked" Connie transport safety question
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 10:38:18 pm »
Dale,
No real risk. Many naked connie out there.
Matt
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Offline supertankerm60a3

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Re: "Naked" Connie transport safety question
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2015, 04:16:05 am »
Take the overflow tank off too.  One trip will not pull enough air into it to make any difference.
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