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New guy from KS
« on: January 16, 2018, 09:15:27 pm »
I've owned several Kawasaki's in the past (82 CSR 250, 82 KZ750, 01 Vulcan 800) but never a Connie. A friend is making me a deal on this 2001 that I can't refuse. I haven't paid him yet, but it's currently in my garage. It needs a little cosmetic work since the lower fairing got broken off when he pulled into his garage recently. The motor was completely gone through last summer and purrs like a kitten for having just over 81K on it. It also has less than 200 miles on the new tires. I need to clean it up and see about finding some antler covers and maybe a clear windshield as I'm not a fan of the tinted one on there. I figure I could do a lot worse for $500.

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2018, 10:58:47 pm »
 Welcome, congrats on c10 good luck ride safe. :motonoises: :great:

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 12:09:32 am »
I've owned several Kawasaki's in the past (82 CSR 250, 82 KZ750, 01 Vulcan 800) but never a Connie. A friend is making me a deal on this 2003 that I can't refuse. I haven't paid him yet, but it's currently in my garage. It needs a little cosmetic work since the lower fairing got broken off when he pulled into his garage recently. The motor was completely gone through last summer and purrs like a kitten for having just over 81K on it. It also has less than 200 miles on the new tires. I need to clean it up and see about finding some antler covers and maybe a clear windshield as I'm not a fan of the tinted one on there. I figure I could do a lot worse for $500.



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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 12:18:56 am »
Congrats on the bike.
Don't worry about the tint as you look over / not thru it.

Only 1 little problem.
  That's not a 2003.
     {In 2003 they were a Candy Red}..

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 12:22:50 am »
Thanks guys. I rode it a couple of times last summer and was looking to get my own. The wife shut that idea down at the time. When I found out my buddy was selling it, I got excited. Then he threw out the price and I almost fainted.

I stand corrected, it’s a 2001. I thought for sure he told me it was an 03.

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 01:26:52 am »
Greetings!!!  There are a few Coggers in the KC area.  Welcome
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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 01:33:21 am »
Greetings!!!  There are a few Coggers in the KC area.  Welcome

Good to hear. I’m about an hour south down I-35. If you MO guys ever make it down to Guy and Maes, I’m about 15 minutes from there. Oh and, Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2018, 07:32:49 pm »
Hi Todd,
Yea, get those antler covers fast before you find that the side cases come in handy and you get used to having them. I had the same intentions of putting on the covers when I got my Connie but......

If you get a clear shield, you may want to think about cutting the tinted one down for close to home summer riding.
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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2018, 07:59:02 pm »
since I have a top case, I actually ride a lot without the side cases and use my antler covers.   :nananana:

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2018, 03:28:00 pm »
Yea, get those antler covers fast before you find that the side cases come in handy and you get used to having them. I had the same intentions of putting on the covers when I got my Connie but......
Welcome Todd!

Bob, I agree -- ever since I got my topcase I keep telling my self I'm going to take off the side cases and store them, but they do come in handy a lot.  I think if I order a pair of helmet locks for the rear that would make a difference.  Right now if I'm out 2 up running errands if I want to stow both helmets in the topcase then I need the sidecases for other cargo.

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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2018, 03:43:26 pm »
Justa thought;
I drilled holes thru my antler covers so that I can have them on the bike with the antler's in place.
I think it looks a lot smoother than just the antlers sticking out.
With this done, I don't have to remove the antlers when I don't want to attach the bags, and I can always use the bags when I want...

Ride safe, Ted
« Last Edit: January 29, 2018, 03:32:32 pm by connie_rider »
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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2018, 03:19:27 pm »
Welcome and congrats on the C10!
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Re: New guy from KS
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2018, 03:35:41 pm »
Welcome!!  :)

There are a few members down your way. We are doing a lunch run down to Guy and Maes later this years but no reason to wait that long. You can join in on any rides we have going. Send me a PM with you email address. I'll put you on the email blast list so you don't miss out on them.
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