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Offline Sixfootfour

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Hello from Canada
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:09:00 pm »
Hi, from Edmonton. Well I nearly sold the 86 Connie I've had for 6 years. Had it advertized on the internet, and then went on this site, and saw the Murph's kneesavers. I thought I would try them, and wow. They arrived quickly, installed easily and now I fit the bike a lot better. I think I will fix this bike a bit instead of buying a different one, and I joined COG. I changed the shock oil yesterday, and I'm ready to go for a ride.  
86 Connie, Rifle fairing, Storz bar adapter, Murph's lowering peg's, heated grips, Corbin seat.

Offline S Smith

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 12:37:00 pm »
Way to go!!!  Glad things worked out for you.  Welcome to the club.  --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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Offline Brett0769

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 01:08:00 pm »
Riding's what it's all about. :) Welcome aboard!  
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Offline Sixfootfour

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 01:33:00 pm »
That National rally sounds like fun, maybe I could make it next year. I have been on the Southern California M C rally called " Three Flags", and ride mostly 2-up.  
86 Connie, Rifle fairing, Storz bar adapter, Murph's lowering peg's, heated grips, Corbin seat.

Offline smithr1

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 01:50:00 pm »
Every Concours needs to come with two things.  Knowledge of COG and Murphs.  Welcome and enjoy.  Next years nationals is north central US so might be in a decent range for everyone.  ----------------------------------  South Central Area Director  Email scad@cog-online.org    <p align="left">My Photos<br
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Offline John_Pondish_SD

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2009, 11:21:00 pm »
Textwelcome i found this site while iw as looking for another Bike found the connie the Tech pages on here and Murphs. life is good these things are bullet proof.Text  
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Offline Sixfootfour

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2009, 03:53:00 pm »
Another good thing about COG, is helping each other out, wether by information, parts, or in person. A few years ago, I took the bike for a ride to Montana, to the Beartooth pass, and had a rear flat tire near the summit. Many thanks to the Concourse owner who stopped and helped plug and pump up the tire. I carry the plugs and compressor now, and would help another rider, if needed.  
86 Connie, Rifle fairing, Storz bar adapter, Murph's lowering peg's, heated grips, Corbin seat.

Offline jeff_wahrmund_TX

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Hello from Canada
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009, 06:27:00 pm »
I'm 6'5" and you can imagine that knee savers were a must.  I went through the same evolution as you, tried to sell the bike then discovered Murphs.  Now I can't get over how comfortable the bike is.  I also put on a Rifle windscreen and it has made a huge difference too.  If it weren't in triple digits every day here, I'd go out and ride.