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Offline Herbie

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From one COG member to the next
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:05:19 am »

First owner was a Cog member (not sure what his name is), second owner Stan aka Stasch, third owner Matt, and then me. Nothing like keeping it in the family  :)

I picked the bike up today from Matt in Michigan and rode it home to Illinois, almost 500 miles! The weather was awesome, sunny and around 75 degrees and absolutely beautiful! I would say in my top 10 rides I have done, Loved it!!

First thanks Matt for a great bike and a very pleasant experience, it was nice to meet you and spend a little time in Michigan. I hope you enjoy your new scoot!

 I wanted to talk a little about the bike because some of the things this bike has may interest someone, soooo

 First, the Madstad windshield, all I can say is wow! The shield worked perfect, it stopped any helmet buffeting, blocked almost every bug and still allowed enough airflow to be comfortable. This shield is staying put, I love it!

Second, as simple as it sounds the other thing that I loved was the seat beads. My first thought was those will be coming off the seat after about 30 minutes. Well after about 9hrs and 500 miles I'm sold. It was comfortable and allowed airflow to the nether regions to keep things cooled down! Two big thumbs up on that one, cheap and easy like me.  :o

Next the bike itself; the engine was smooth and the power was great. The bike came with Sisf torque intake cam and exhaust advance sprocket with the torque jet kit and overflow tubes. It ran smooth throughout the rpm range with no stumbling what so ever, and man this thing pulls hard. There were times when I would open it up and let her rip. Smiles galore is the only way I can explain it. It runs fantastic! And having overflow tubes installed just gives me the peace of mind knowing all is well and I don't have to worry about it. The fuel economy was pretty good as well, I averaged 42 mpg at 75 mph and sometimes running 80mph as well as some test runs. >:D

 Thanks to both Stan and Steve for making this C10 the healthy beast she is, I truly appreciate the work that has been done to it.

There were several things I noticed on this bike that were better than my old 2003 C10. The engine temp ran cooler on this one, It never got hotter than the line in the lower range. Also the engine heat was less on me, not sure why on that one unless it was just the mild temps. And last but definately not the least was the vibration on the bike seemed to be minimal. It did have Murphs gell grips ( at least I think thats what they are) and that may help a bit. But I'm thinking its possible the engine and carb mods may have an affect on these things too, not sure, but I'm pleased with the result whatever the reason.

I plan on doing a valve adjustment and the free power mod and maybe the fuel gauge fix in the near future. I am going to ride her a bit more before I do anything though.
These machines are pretty amazing and a lot of bang for the buck. Can't hardly beat it.  Herbie





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Re: From one COG memeber to the next
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 02:15:38 am »
I remember Stan putting that bike together. He had good skills and was dedicated to his workmanship. I expect you have a really nice bike there. Steve
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Re: From one COG memeber to the next
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 01:56:58 pm »
Ya that "Stasch guy" is OK, I guess. Yesterday I picked up an oil pan, engine
mount bolt (lower) & peg mount. He only wanted my first born, little did he
know I don't have any. So got a deal.
As for work on that bike I would bet then it left Stasch it was better than
when it left the factory. He don't miss much, and does good work too.

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Re: From one COG memeber to the next
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 02:02:05 pm »
   WOW!!! You got a DAMN nice C10!! Have had my '94 since new and have all the goodies on it over the years just like the one you bought. LUCKY YOU!! :) :)

    As far as vibes my C10 is a lot smoother with SiSF's torque cams and properly set up carbs.
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Re: From one COG memeber to the next
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 04:58:18 pm »
Thanks guys, yeah it was a pretty sweet deal for sure and I think it is a pretty sound machine and I agree Stan did a fine job with it.
 I spent a little time today washing and waxing the bike and armor alling all the plastic as well as removing stickers and fixing a couple of little things. While I was giving it its bath I noticed a G1 written in white paint on the back of the motor, does anyone know what this means?  Thanks Herbie
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 08:07:53 pm »
Lucky you...
G1 stands for "good one"..... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :motonoises:

Just kidding, this has been asked many times before, those markings are simply inspection signoffs by someone on the line, during the assembly...
Has nothing to do with any identity or engine other than that  :beerchug:

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 08:56:23 pm »
I knew it, GOOD ONE, I like it!!
I don't remember seeing that before on my 03, maybe it wasn't a good one   :??:
Thanks Rich, I learned something new today, Herbie

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 12:58:21 am »
Beautiful bike, like a fine wine they are. There is a reason people bought them for 20 years, and tolerated almost no changes from year to year. Steve's improvements are the way these bikes should have been set up from early on, and you are fortunate to be riding a Shoodabeen acolyte.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 01:17:57 am »
Sounds like a winner. Already has most of the mods I've been accumulating on mine. Enjoy!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 01:50:41 am »
Nice very nice.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 04:22:48 pm »
Was very nice dealing with you. I am very glad that the bike was staying "in the family". Glad you're enjoying her so far.

My new bike is a whole new world. Like I said Sunday, the Connie is like a proper English gentleman, and my new bike is like a soccer hooligan.

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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 04:31:32 pm »
Herbie, sounds to me that the bike gave you it's name. "Good One"....

Ok, Matt, what breed is your new Hooligan?

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 05:50:21 pm »
Herbie, sounds to me that the bike gave you it's name. "Good One"....

Ok, Matt, what breed is your new Hooligan?

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« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2017, 02:05:46 am »
Herbie, its not usually polite to say 'I told you so' but in this case its a good thing.  That bike is a strong runner.
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« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2017, 04:05:30 am »
Herbie, its not usually polite to say 'I told you so' but in this case its a good thing.  That bike is a strong runner.

Hey they didn't call it the GOOD ONE for nothing ya know!  :)

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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2017, 04:14:47 pm »
Thanks guys, yeah it was a pretty sweet deal for sure and I think it is a pretty sound machine and I agree Stan did a fine job with it.
 I spent a little time today washing and waxing the bike and armor alling all the plastic as well as removing stickers and fixing a couple of little things. While I was giving it its bath I noticed a G1 written in white paint on the back of the motor, does anyone know what this means?  Thanks Herbie

Is that thing on the handlebars a giant cupholder?  Impressive.
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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2017, 06:38:08 pm »
[Is that thing on the handlebars a giant cupholder?  Impressive.

 :)  Yes sir it is, I'm kind of a tea connoisseur! I like it because I can put a 32oz cup in it and it holds it very well,I also use the basket on it to hang my garage door opener, WIN WIN  :great:

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« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 10:53:05 pm »
OOOH!  NEW FARKLE ALERT!! 
We need information. Better pictures, where ya got it. How much?  Inquiring minds want to know!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2017, 12:28:14 am »
This is where I bought it. I wanted it to travel back from Michigan with my new bike so I needed it fast and Amazon prime is fast, so you might be able to get a better deal I don't know.

https://www.amazon.com/Kuryakyn-1462-Universal-Holder-Basket/dp/B0041I0Y80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505009164&sr=8-1&keywords=kuryakyn+1462

Sorry for the crappy pics, I just now went outside to take them for you. If you need better pics just let me know.
If you notice inside of the basket I trimmed all the rubber things that hold the cup so I can get my 32oz in it. I just used a pair of side cutters and removed as much as necessary. NOTE. If you cut on these rubber pieces be sure not too cut all of it off as the rubber also holds the basket on.
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« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2017, 12:33:59 am »
Haha nice, garage door on there too and everything. The Concours, blistering fast grocery-getter.  :motonoises:
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« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2017, 03:26:16 am »
Reviewed your photo's and I think you need to add 1 more thing.
ie; 1 really long straw...   :great:

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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2017, 04:05:00 pm »
 :)) :))
Sorry can't help it guys I kinda have an ice tea addiction. My name is herbie and i'm a tea aholic  :)

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