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Offline Eupher

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Three-Year Connie Owner...
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:21:13 am »
...finally decided to join this motley outfit.

I've had several bikes over the years, but not anything nearly this heavy or powerful. Or Tupperware parts so sensitive to "finger tight only!" lol

Bought a 2012 C14 NOS not quite three years ago. Paid about $9K in that the stealer was tired of looking at it. Did a number of things right away:

  • Got rid of the crappy Crapstone tires
  • Installed a radiator guard
  • Got Steve's Shoodaben flash in 2016
  • Installed one of Muzzy's slip-ons and got rid of the potato launcher
  • Installed BDF's Ki-Pass bypass farkle
  • Installed a Throttlemeister
  • Installed lowering links (I have a 30" inseam)
  • Bought a used Saddlemen throne, which I have come to detest (not rideable over 200 miles)
  • Installed risers
  • Changed all fluids while the Tupperware was off (thanks Fred Harmon!)


Bought the bike in Mississippi and lived for a couple years in the Delta. Riding is much more of a pleasure here in AR. Need to do a lot more of it.

I simply have got to ride more than I've been able to. Work still impedes me in that area, but not for too much longer as I'll be joining those who have given up work as a bad habit.

I am a retired Army bandsman, and I still perform on low brass instruments.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2018, 10:46:31 am by Eupher »
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Offline Eupher

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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 09:27:00 am »
BTW, not sure how to change the stuff on the left -- I paid the money to join and thus would expect to see something like a COG membership number?
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Offline Bob_C_CT

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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 10:18:44 am »
Welcome aboard.
The COG number will come, it's a manual process, that can take a couple of days. But you will have to log off and log back in I believe for the change to take affect.
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 10:48:45 am »
Welcome! Sounds like you got her set up pretty good. Ride on!
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 11:27:10 am »
 :welcome: aboard Allen! The roads that you saw Saturday are nothing compared to what we have. You'll be amazed once you get out for a really good ride!

When come to my place for HMR#5, watch for Ted he's trouble. Hey Ted  :nananana:.

Cliff   :beerchug:
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Offline Eupher

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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2018, 11:49:35 am »
Welcome aboard.
The COG number will come, it's a manual process, that can take a couple of days. But you will have to log off and log back in I believe for the change to take affect.

Thanks!
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Offline fred-houston

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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2018, 12:19:41 pm »
Welcome aboard.
The COG number will come, it's a manual process, that can take a couple of days. But you will have to log off and log back in I believe for the change to take affect.

Thanks!

You will be assigned a COG number by this weekend.  I usually process memberships and renewals on the weekend.  I usually pull the report on Saturday, so when you joined on Sunday, you just missed it.  :( 

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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2018, 01:36:26 pm »
Welcome to the group Eupher.
Guess we'll be seeing you at Cliffs for his Rally.

PS: Ignore Cliff, I am not trouble. {maybe a stirrer, but not trouble}.
                        He's just jealous of my extremely good looks and pleasing personality..  :great:

Hey Cliff....    :P

Ride safe, Ted
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2018, 03:10:06 pm »
Welcome to the group Eupher.
Guess we'll be seeing you at Cliffs for his Rally.

PS: Ignore Cliff, I am not trouble. {maybe a stirrer, but not trouble}.
                        He's just jealous of my extremely good looks and pleasing personality..  :great:

Hey Cliff....    :P

Ride safe, Ted

Looking forward to it. I can't take time off from work to do the entire event, but I should be around long enough to grip and grin a bit.
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2018, 03:29:53 pm »
Welcome!
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2018, 07:17:59 pm »
Welcome!

Ah, I see you have the fastest color! Mine's slightly slower because it's root beer.
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2018, 08:19:37 pm »
Welcome aboard and thank you for becoming a full fledged member.  See you at Cliff's if Ted will leave you alone long enough. :)
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2018, 09:22:00 am »
Welcome aboard and thank you for becoming a full fledged member.  See you at Cliff's if Ted will leave you alone long enough. :)

Looking forward to it. Cliff says there will be more than a few folks there. Interested to see how many Connies with their owners can occupy 20 acres of space.  :great:
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Re: Three-Year Connie Owner...
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2018, 01:31:38 pm »
Welcome!

Ah, I see you have the fastest color! Mine's slightly slower because it's root beer.

+1 on the fastest color! :)
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