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Offline Heith_Treglown_VA

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« on: December 02, 2008, 09:48:00 am »
Is 45000 miles to many miles?I am looking to buy a 99Connie with that mileage.I don't want a bike that feels worn out and still ride crisp.What do you think?  

Offline conando

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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2008, 10:23:00 am »
If it has been well maintained it's still a baby.  
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 10:34:00 am »
Agreed, plenty of Connie's with 100K plus and still going strong. 200K is not unheard of. My '03 is at 47K.  2003 Concours  COG #6953  http://mysite.verizon.net/slybones/Concours/connieMain.htm
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Offline smithr1

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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2008, 10:46:00 am »
Crap I hope not.  That is how many miles are on my 04.  I still think of it as new.  Might be about time to stop that I guess.    Check for abuse, rust, smoke  nasty oils and even if something looks bad adjust the price accordingly.  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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Offline Brett0769

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 04:56:00 pm »
Somebody had 300k on theirs, who was it?  
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 06:53:00 pm »
Just turning 54K on my '99 'lectric! Recently had a little carb problem and learned how much fun it is to shift gears at 6 & 7K!   Get an in-line gas filter, use SeaFoam or another gas product once in a while and ride at least 3x wk!  My bike is very strong; like someone else said, if the bike was taken care of 40-60-80K is nothing.    Phil  COG#5879  '99 'lectric
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Offline Heith_Treglown_VA

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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 11:02:00 pm »
Thank you for all the reassuring responses and I hope to see you all out on the road.  

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2008, 11:28:00 am »
Thank you for all the reassuring responses and I hope to see you all out on the road.    Just so long as you don't mind looking at taillights of a "Spectacular 20th Anniversary Edition" with the +5 mph mod known as "Pearl Luster Beige"    Welcome Aboard!    PS What kind of oil and tires you going to run? :quest:  Respectfully Yours!  Wess Heavner  COG #8010 CDA #0239  
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Offline Ranger Jim

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2008, 07:34:00 pm »
Pearl Luster Beige? I thought it was "Boring Bob Brown." "Candy Cardinal Red" now that's a color! :)  
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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2008, 09:41:00 pm »
 
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 "Pearl Luster Beige?" I thought it was "Boring Bob Brown."  
   PHHBBBBBT!    It's "Golddammit"!    Eddie  2005 Concours  1969 Triumph Bonneville  AMA# 686667 COG# 7073 CDA# 0136     http://picasaweb.google.com/Eddie753
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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2008, 10:03:00 pm »
2001 with 122,000 + on it now.    My biggest problem has been the loose nut holding onto the handlebars.  AKA "2linby" That's 2-lin-by folks!  Northwest Area Director  COG #5539  AMA #927779  IBA #15034  TEAM OREGON MC Instructor    http://community.webshots.com/user/2linby  http://tinyurl.com/njas8 (IBA BunBurner Gold Trip)  http://tinyurl.com/lwelx (Alaska trip)
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2008, 10:19:00 am »
My biggest problem has been the loose nut holding onto the handlebars.    I had to special order from Harbor Freight an adjustable prozac wrench to tighten mine.    Merry Christmas Gentiles! :) :) :)  Respectfully Yours!  Wess Heavner  COG #8010 CDA #0239  
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2008, 01:06:00 pm »
So blue its black  Ahhh Midnight Blue  ----------------------------------  I will answer any question.  It is up to you to figure out if I should have.    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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