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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: 2015+ C14
« Last post by Deepsea on Today at 05:22:03 am »
The only way to actually change the low speed handling of any motorcycle is to either change the wheel base or the steering geometry. Changing either will change how it handles at all speeds. When I wanted easier turning at the track I raised the rear 44mm by installing shorter links in the shock system. This effectively reduced the rake angle and shortened the trail. When I installed aftermarket forks which are one inch(ish) longer than OEM I raised them 1 1/4 inch above the top triple clamp. This also changes the effective rake angle. The difference is subtle but significant. Handling is lighter and somewhat quicker. If you want to experiment raise the forks (equally) 1/2 to 3/4 inch, but no more than that. For normal (Sane) street riding this will lighten and quicken the steering without having major effects on highway speeds. As always when making geometry changes go slow and easy until you Know how it will effect YOUR riding style.
  If you only want easier high speed turning then get a carbon fiber($$$$) front wheel.
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Northwest Events / Re: Bun Cooler room mate wanted
« Last post by TimR on Today at 04:54:06 am »
Yeah if you go through Moses Lake at a reasonable hour.
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Other Motorcycles / Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Last post by ZG on Today at 03:17:25 am »




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   SPOOFAK!!   Simply install your spin on oil filter :) :)
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Northwest Events / Re: Bun Cooler room mate wanted
« Last post by Grant on Today at 02:42:23 am »
In years past a group has met me at Bob's Café at 90 and 17. Easy on easy off. Or something like that. handy since we went south on 17. Lunch was at the Starbuck marina for a couple of reasons. A gas pump with alcohol free premium to feed the Connies and a restaurant with bacon heavy BLT's to feed the people for those who need a bacon fix. Of course they have other things if not in the mood for bacon. From there it's a short trip to 12 which goes all the way in to Lewis and Clark.

My room is still open.   

Are you planning on meeting up with us Tim???
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Other Motorcycles / Re: 2018 Wing
« Last post by WingCon on Today at 02:35:51 am »
My new SENA SRL is on back order.  I ordered it as it's a special fit for my new Shoes Neotec 2.  (Great helmet!!)  Apple Car Play won't show up until you're paired.  My previous SENA 20S is in the trash.  Battery finally STB after several years of use.
There's lots of pics available online of the dash area.

Hey WingCon,

Can you take a pic (or 3) of the dash area?

Now that you've had it a few days is there a favorite item (or feature) on the bike that makes the purchase even more worth it?
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Mark, I pre-ran the route as far as Buellton today. No brainer, you definitely want to do 154 out of Santa Barbara. It's a little bit twisty and the scenery is eye-popping, a great contrast to the beach scenes up to that point. There's a paved vista point just past the top that would probably make a good rally point & photo op.

For a quick & tasty lunch I'd suggest El Rancho Market, a couple of miles after you get on 246 from 154. Deli counter serves really good tri-tip sandwiches and other BBQ goodies. And you can pick up a bottle or four of the Central Coast's finest for later enjoyment. From there you can roll through Solvang on 246 and pick up 101 at Buellton.
Your the Man. I need to recruit you.  :great: :beerchug:
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Southwest Events / Re: SW Travel to the 2018 Nat Kerrville TX
« Last post by TJSocal on Today at 02:04:48 am »
Mark, I pre-ran the route as far as Buellton today. No brainer, you definitely want to do 154 out of Santa Barbara. It's a little bit twisty and the scenery is eye-popping, a great contrast to the beach scenes up to that point. There's a paved vista point just past the top that would probably make a good rally point & photo op.

For a quick & tasty lunch I'd suggest El Rancho Market, a couple of miles after you get on 246 from 154. Deli counter serves really good tri-tip sandwiches and other BBQ goodies. And you can pick up a bottle or four of the Central Coast's finest for later enjoyment. From there you can roll through Solvang on 246 and pick up 101 at Buellton.
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When I first check out my bike and I do smell gas, should I call for a tow truck and take it to a dealer in Danbury Kawasaki? I don't have the room or garage to attempt anything with my bike. I did replace my front and rear tire, but I am using my neighbors garage so I don't want to push it. I am looking for other Connie riders in Sandy Hook or Newtown to ride with before June when my monsters come to the LakeHouse from NYC. We will be there sometime around the end of April. Looking forward to getting in some riding to Kent for a cup of coffee and conversations. I will be the Marine with the Marine Corps vest, and the blue Connie. Hoping I can meet some Connie riders there.
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Garaged 2006 Connie
« Last post by alex9078 on Today at 01:45:34 am »
I am heading back to Sandy Hook and my 2006 Connie that has been sitting in my neighbors garage since Oct. I'm hoping he hasn't unplugged my tender like last year. Anyways should I just charge up my battery and hope for the best, or what? I'm taking it back to Tucson this year cause I didn't ride it all that much due to the rain and grandkids. I bought it with 22,000 miles on it and now have about 31,000 miles on it two years later? I ride an 1150 bmw rt while home, but want to put some miles on it back in Arizona.
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