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I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« on: March 11, 2013, 06:20:48 AM »
Well tomorrow is the big day. After 3+ years of slut lusting for a Connie, I'm finally picking up my own in the morning!! :great: :great: :great:

I can't remember being this excited since I was a child. I've become quite a crumudgeon these past few years so it's great to be looking forward to something so much.

For all you who dogged me for my pitifully short farkle list, here's an updated one. :popcorncouple:

Delkevic Tri Oval slip on
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Know it's not much yet but I'm getting there! :motonoises: :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 07:28:44 AM »
Woohoo!
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 07:47:31 AM »
Gratz!

Let the fun begin!   :beerchug:

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 08:49:48 AM »
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 10:30:32 AM »
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 11:25:42 AM »
Wow, congratulations!  I still get that feeling each time I walk into my garage, several months after buying mine. :motonoises:
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2013, 12:55:33 PM »
I bought mine in 09, and I still grin like an idiot, every time I look at it.

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2013, 12:56:29 PM »
I bought mine in 09, and I still grin like an idiot, every time I look at it.

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013, 01:02:19 PM »




They're a comin' Gumby, They're a comin... >:D >:D >:D
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 01:31:53 PM »
Outstanding... new bike and a farkle budget...
The fun's just beginning!
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 04:01:47 AM »
today is the day ....   congratz !!

hope it is not snowing there like here today... ca 20 cm (8 inches) ...  no biking for me because of the weather...(again..) :'(

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 05:12:06 AM »

I'd like to send out some major love to all the people who have helped me on this site.  :c017: :-* :bravo_2: 8)  I can't begin to imagine all the mistakes I would have made had it not been for all your expertise. This is truly a great site with truly great people. Thank you all!!! :campfire: :allhail: :allhail: :victory: :victory: :beerchug: :beerchug:

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 01:45:47 PM »
Congrats!  I guess there's a good reason why you haven't posted today.... 

 :great:
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2013, 02:03:09 PM »
A quick poll:

How many miles do you think Smooth_Operator will put on his bike today?

I'm guessing 250.
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013, 03:04:41 PM »
High of 40 and partly cloudy. I'm guessing closer to 200.

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Wyandotte+MI+USMI0902:1:US

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2013, 03:08:29 PM »
High of 40 and partly cloudy. I'm guessing closer to 200.

http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Wyandotte+MI+USMI0902:1:US

Oh crap, Gumby went and got all scientific on me.   :D

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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013, 03:29:48 PM »
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 03:42:05 PM »
I think he will ride 599.9 miles, pull the clutch and coast into the dealer for the first service.
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 03:53:31 PM »
I think he will ride 599.9 miles, pull the clutch and coast into the dealer for the first service.
That's a dream first day!  Nice post 4Bikes  :beerchug:
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 11:03:07 AM »
So????  Where's the update?  How was the first day?
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 11:56:38 AM »
Heh... He's still riding... can't answer forum posts yet!   :motonoises:  :rotflmao:  :rotflmao:   :motonoises:
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 04:36:51 PM »
 :57:  156 Miles the first day. But it wa snowing on and off here in Southeast Michigan, so I hope everyone cuts me a little slack.  First impressions in one word?  WOW!!  what a bike! This is by far the fastest and nicest bike I've ever ridden. Even with keeping her at 4k or below the performance was exhillerating. Steering felt great. Shifting was great. Brakes are outstanding. Balance and feel top notch. Rode around downriver for a while then jumped on I75 south and got off south of Monroe and just cruised some country roads. Had not idea where I was going. I didn't care. It was just so great to finally ride my Connie, the girl of my dreams (sorry honey). After less than 5 minutes after leaving the dealership I knew I had made the right decision in purchasing a Connie. THERE WAS NO BUYER REMORSE WHATSOEVER!! Nor will there ever be. I'm hooked. I'm in love.

What I didn't like: Seat pushes you into tank too much. A Laam redo will take care of that. Too much pressure on hands. AST pullback risers are on their way! Thanks Nando!

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Yeah I know I promised pics but it's stinking snowing again today. supposed to be in mid 40's tomorrow so I'll pull her out and take some shots in the morning. Just have to make sure I take the pics for I go out for a run otherwise I might not ever get to it!! >:D >:D

This bike is some serious fun. Now if it would just warm up a little bit. :49:
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013, 04:40:50 PM »
 :wee_hee:   Glad you are enjoying her!   Sorry the inaugural ride was relatively short but, hey, now you have no place to go but up!   :))
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Re: I'm getting Connied in the morning! Farkle update
« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2013, 04:47:03 PM »
:57:  156 Miles the first day. But it wa snowing on and off here in Southeast Michigan, so I hope everyone cuts me a little slack.  First impressions in one word?  WOW!!  what a bike! This is by far the fastest and nicest bike I've ever ridden. Even with keeping her at 4k or below the performance was exhillerating. Steering felt great. Shifting was great. Brakes are outstanding. Balance and feel top notch. Rode around downriver for a while then jumped on I75 south and got off south of Monroe and just cruised some country roads. Had not idea where I was going. I didn't care. It was just so great to finally ride my Connie, the girl of my dreams (sorry honey). After less than 5 minutes after leaving the dealership I knew I had made the right decision in purchasing a Connie. THERE WAS NO BUYER REMORSE WHATSOEVER!! Nor will there ever be. I'm hooked. I'm in love.

What I didn't like: Seat pushes you into tank too much. A Laam redo will take care of that. Too much pressure on hands. AST pullback risers are on their way! Thanks Nando!

If anyone is on the fence about Buying a Concours 14, I urge you in the strongest terms possible to go ahead and take the plunge. I just can't tell you how happy I am to finally have my baby home with me. It is a great bike. maybe the bike mags say the bmw 1600 is better but it sure ain't $14000 better. That's an awful lot of farkling to get the bike perfect for me and a few thou left over for gas.  Connies Rule!! :motonoises: :great:

Yeah I know I promised pics but it's stinking snowing again today. supposed to be in mid 40's tomorrow so I'll pull her out and take some shots in the morning. Just have to make sure I take the pics for I go out for a run otherwise I might not ever get to it!! >:D >:D

This bike is some serious fun. Now if it would just warm up a little bit. :49:
 

85 here today......beautiful riding weather ( I am sweating sending this e-mail) . Congratulations on your new bike and enjoy!