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Southeast Events / Re: SE Region Beat The Summer Heat Rally 2018
« Last post by ron203 on Today at 12:50:49 pm »
Yeah buddy! We need to all keep the "squeeze" on David to keep  it up. Maybe we'll get 50 next year!! Quality effort!

Looking forward to it.

Yup!  That would have been my take on it.  A taller seat should have had me leaning forward a bit more.  But, it doesn't.  As to why?  Maybe it has something to do with the shape of the seat?  I know I'm not being pushed up against the tank nearly as much.  Maybe it has something to do with my body type?  Maybe it has something to do with the clever people at Kawasaki?  Don't know.     
Hey guys...
just want to say thanks for all the help and replies...
much appreciated.

 thats obviously completely wrong, but i took the t500 out last night, the headlight is working quite well. if it was 980w it probably would have melted the headlight and a few trees with the 147000 lumen beam. lol

just got some of these , needed a shallow back one for my 72 suzuki with stock bucket. no fan, no heatsink. no box. these work very well. the tech just keeps getting better.

980W 147000LM???   :o  I have a feeling those specs are a bit optimistic.
I have a 2015 and replaced the stock seat with Kawasaki's touring seat about a month ago.  The stock and touring seats do look similar, but they are worlds apart when it comes to comfort. Based on my limited experience, (several short 200 km hops) I'd have to agree with most of what has been written about the touring seat thus far.  It is 'cushier,' it seems to solve 'being shoved forward against the tank' to a certain extent, it is a bit taller and I find that I seem to be sitting a little more upright.  I ride solo so I can't tell you about passenger comfort.  So far, I am quite happy with it.  I am 6'4", 205 lbs, with a 35 inch inseam.   

I'm a bit confused by what you're saying here. The Kaw touring seat is taller, no doubt. A taller seat would make you lean forward more no? That's how it works for me anyways. How can you sit more upright with more of a body lean angle?
Other Motorcycles / Re: 1983 GL650 Silverwing Interstate Project Pics
« Last post by Bud on Today at 11:28:24 am »
Horsepower 51.1 @ 6250 RPM
Torque  46 lb/ft @ 4750 RPM
Engine Type 670cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin
Bore and Stroke 73mm x 80mm
Induction PGM-FI, 36mm throttle body
Ignition Digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train SOHC; four valves per cylinder
Transmission Six-speed
Final Drive Chain
Front Suspension 41mm fork, 4.2 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link ® single shock; 4.3 inches travel
Front Brake Single 320mm disc with two-piston caliper
Rear Brake Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 160/60-17
Rake (caster angle) 27.7 degrees
Trail 114.0mm (4.4 inches)
Wheelbase 60.2 inches
Seat Height 28.3 inches
Curb Weight 478.4 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Fuel Capacity 3.17 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy † TBD
Model ID CTX700N
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ
slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Cool Candy Red, Black

1983 GL650
Horsepower 64 @ 8000 RPM
Torque  45.7 lb/ft @ 6000 RPM
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Miles
« Last post by Just Cliff on Today at 11:23:59 am »
38,000 is not even broke in good. I was flogging mine on the race track this winter with 197K on the clock.

If the valves haven't been done yet don't let that scare you. Just keep in mind they will need to be done in the near future. It is a pricey job if you can't do it yourself. $750.00 - $850.00 would be the average range I think.

Cliff   :beerchug:
Southeast Events / Re: SE Region Beat The Summer Heat Rally 2018
« Last post by Just Cliff on Today at 11:13:07 am »
Word must have got out.

What a difference a year makes. 6 of us attended last year, this year 31 are signed up.  :)

See y'all there!

Cliff   :beerchug:
Some guys have just given up on the rebuild and do a pre-emptive replacement with an oem unit every few years.
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Miles
« Last post by Egodriver71 on Today at 10:21:22 am »
Think of miles on a Connie like miles on a car.

38k is hardly anything.

Many here are well over 50k and quite a few have gone past 100k.  There's even one up past 200k.
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