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Offline rg

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New member, new C10 owner
« on: January 03, 2017, 12:30:56 am »
I'm a new Northeast member (#124850) and new owner of an 86 C10. I bought the bike 1 month ago today. After being away from riding for some time I tested out a 1995 Honda ST1100, a 1988 BMW K100rs and then the 86 C10. I absolutely love this bike. My new (30 year old) C10 was purchased fro the 2nd owner, has 39,150 miles on the clock and is in excellent condition.
Past bikes:
1970 BSA 650
1973 Yamaha RD 350
1974 Kawasaki H1 500
1979 Honda CBX 1100
1975 BMW R90S
1989 HD FLHS
I've spent 9 hours reading various forums here and want to say thanks for all the info, tips, etc. I live in the lakes region in New Hampshire. Don't mind winter but can't wait for spring. I look forward to meeting and riding with you.
Happy New Year and God bless.
Rob Garceau

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 12:45:29 am »
Hey, Rob!  That's an impressive moto history.  I'll bet that CBX was the scariest one of the bunch.  Or was it the H1...?

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 12:53:56 am »
The CBX was scary because it was so smooth; 90 mph felt like 55mph. The H1 was scary because it didn't handle that well (high speed wobbles). Both the H1 and the RD 350 were crazy quick being 2 strokes, could dust most anything 0 - 60.

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 01:54:57 am »
 Welcome to COG,congrats on your new c10.  :motonoises: :beerchug:

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 10:25:25 am »
Welcome to COG.  Enjoy the C10!
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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2017, 01:17:05 am »
Congrats on the (Gentry Gray) Silverdammit C-10 purchase and joining forces with the COG.  Welcome to the insanity and hope to see/meet you at an event sometime.   :beerchug:


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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017, 01:35:14 am »
Hey Rob -

Welcome to the COG!  Love the '86... I purchased mine new and I doubt I'll ever part with her.  Hope to see you at some COG events.

Ride safe,

Mark
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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 02:51:55 am »
Many thanks to you all for the welcome.
Motowojo, you bought yours new? That is amazing. How many miles? What, if any upgrades have you done?
From what I gather, these things run for a long time if well maintained. Rode it home from purchase in burbs of Boston to my place in central NH. It was low 40's when I left @ 2:00 PM and was high 37 degrees when I pulled into my driveway 2 hours later. I was well dressed and barely starting to get cold. The bike does everything well. Stable at speed, handles well, plenty of power, big enough and great looks. Love the silver color. I can see why you won't let go of yours, I can see that this bike is a keeper. I am really impressed.
Starting a to do list.
1. overflow tubes
2. must lower foot pegs (I'm 6'2")
3. change all fluids
4. free-power mod
PO was mature, had 4 bikes and maintained my C10 very well. It has 1 year old tires, recent battery, valves adjusted. After the aforementioned, probably log some miles and see what else I'd change.
Very grateful for all the info you all have offered. Any advice and recommendations are more than welcome.
I believe I joined a great group of people. Thanks again.

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2017, 01:21:09 pm »
Check out Murph's Kits for parts.  Good prices, fast shipping, and he has all the usual stuff.  http://www.murphskits.com/index.php?cPath=1&osCsid=r2HbzXcnfNlReyBkV7nE70

You can add stuff to these bikes forever, so start with what's bugging you.   I'd be checking out the brake and coolant lines first, and start piling miles on.  From there its just inspect and replace as you see fit.  You probably know better than most of us with your history.  You hit on the overflow tubes, which is the only thing I'd consider bike specific.  There isn't anything complicated going on here. 

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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 04:22:37 pm »
Welcome. I too am a newcomer to owning a Concours. I'm aguessin' you'll soon remove the fuel tank for a look around AFTER you remove inner fairing plastic!! Thank goodness it's easy to remove it's 'smog hoses clutter' from the valve cover and replace with Block Off Plates. EXCELLENT help from the members here if you ask and use it's [Search] feature. Also, YouTube has some really good stuff from SISF (Steve In Sunny Florida). Nice, nice, nice Forum here. Enjoy the bike. Locomotiveman Tom
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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 06:50:00 pm »
Welcome aboard. Keep on eye out, NE spring rally in S Vt in May. Probably at least 50 attendees I bet.
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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2017, 03:39:34 pm »
welcome home rob, glad you joined up!
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Re: New member, new C10 owner
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2017, 09:25:59 pm »
Welcome...

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