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Offline Brookmere

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Another new old guy
« on: June 22, 2019, 07:34:56 pm »
Hello from B.C. Canada.
Thanks to all who have contributed to this informative and interesting site. I am a brand new COG member here, but I am an old guy, a Canadian from the interior of B.C. I purchased my dark red (can't remember what they call the colour, looks like huckleberry) '99 C10 2 years ago after spending lots of years on my Yamaha Venture. I don't need to go into the differences there, but enjoy the Kawasaki immensely. I also recently purchased a blue '94 C10 that has been in dry storage for the last 22 years, and I am excited about that. I can tell that tale another time.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2019, 12:27:45 am »
Welcome. You love the c10 so much you bought another . Good for you. Now if you would,  please tell us the story of the stored 1994 c10.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2019, 01:29:04 am »
Welcome to COG! I see you're not new to a Kawasaki and C-10's;  :great: to have you join us!
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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2019, 11:16:19 am »
 Welcome  :motonoises: :great:

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Re: Another new old guy.."the '94"
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2019, 12:40:44 pm »
I’ll try to make this short but probably won’t succeed.I have a neighbour whom I have known for forty years, he has been a friend, but also a teller of, um, tall tales. So when he told us of his accomplishments or some of his elusive possessions, a general nod and smile (read: eye roll) would result. He told me years ago that the had a Kawasaki Concours in his storage unit, but there was too much “stuff” around it to se it. Sure, ok. He was away for a couple of years until this spring, when he told us that he wasn’t well and it was time to sell off some of his stuff. I asked to see the bike, and to my surprise he said, follow me. In a steel shipping container he had three bikes under covers. An ’82 Honda 650 Nighthawk, 20K kilometres, beautiful condition. A Honda 650NX, slightly bent but in good condition, and a ’94 C10 in almost indescribably stunning condition. It wasn’t bs this time.
I bought it immediately, even though it might have been a pig in a poke because it had been in storage for 22 years! I not only got the bike, but a selection of Kawasaki specialty tools, two Corbin seats (one of which I put on my ’99, aaah.) and a box of new parts. It has just over 30K kilometres and not a single scratch or mark on the paint.Even the plastic belly pan was like new. He had stored it properly, well oiled and greased, empty tank and carbs, new fluids all around (which I have since replaced). The Metzlers were new when he put it away in ’97, but too old now. I have all his bills from new. It was the first of the new ’94’s sold in B.C. and went from the showroom to the paint shop where he had it completely disassembled and painted, blue with red pinstripes, then clear coated. He had the wheels painted body colour, then machined and clear coated.Her added progressive springs and a fork brace. I cleaned the plugs, changed the oil, put a little more oil in the cylinders, a bit of gas and fired her up. I ran it for ten minutes with lots of smoke. I let it sit for a day then fired it up again, no smoke, smooth idle, excellent throttle response. I have to lube the cables before I ride it, (the throttle’s pretty stiff) and I’ll let you know how that goes. I’ll get some photos up when I figure out how. Any input is most welcome.
If you can’t tell, I am enjoying myself.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 01:27:05 pm »
Man that was a great find. It is wonderful when someone stores something properly in a time capsule to be rediscovered again after decades ready for immediate use. It's beautiful. I bet you are not rolling your eyes as easily to his tall tales anymore.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2019, 04:49:53 pm »
Welcome to the COG!!
Always happy when a C-10 is saved.
Sounds like you got a great find.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2019, 05:14:31 pm »
Great find!! As to photos, small size file. I have had luck by taking them with my phone and email them to my self selecting the smallest file size I can. Save them to the computer and attach them to my post. The email from a phone lets you resize multiple photos at once.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 01:14:49 pm »
Welcome to COG.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2019, 02:42:33 pm »
Lucky to live in BC, beautiful riding abounds. I went up last year and rode all around Squamish and Whistler then over the mountains and spent several days exploring the dirt around Duffy Lake near Kamloops. Incredible scenery everywhere. 
I like sheds and ninjas.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2019, 02:55:15 pm »
The Drive from Horseshoe Bay to Whistler is one of my favorite roads!!!!

Welcome to COG!!!!!!

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2019, 04:19:41 am »
 Welcome!
 As one of the WA AADs please fell free to contact me especially when you plan to ride down here.
 I am on my 4th C10 so I am a believer.

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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2019, 01:24:24 pm »
Congrats on a great buy Mike.
Now show us the pictures!!!!  :great: :great:
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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2019, 03:17:59 pm »
Hi Mike!  Welcome to COG and the North West area. We have a pretty good group of guys and gals here. We even has some old guys from Canada who are just down right good people. Be sure to check the event calendar and see if there isn't something you would like to do. We do have some events coming up. Also look at the North West Events Child board. Lots of good information there too.  Like Dan said if you have any questions please feel free to ask. If I don't know the answer, I will find it for you. Keep he rubber side down. Tim   
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Re: Another new old guy
« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2019, 05:18:19 pm »
Welcome to the fold Brookmere.

Lots of good riding in B.C., our northern cousins in WA. Back in around 2007 or 8 I was on a solo trip astride my Nekkid ZX-10 up to Nakusp and vicinity, spent 10 hours riding in rain..lots of rain until Castlegar where the sun shine poured in. Had to ride another hour or so just to warm up/dry out and spent the night in Grand Forks at a friendly motel on the river. Met a B.C. couple on an 80's Venture and had a nice conversation. Maybe it was you?
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