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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Low fuel mileage
« Last post by TimR on Yesterday at 05:16:11 am »
With a fuel tank full my 09 shows it's a full tank for the first 100 miles. Then gas gauge moves quit briskly for the 2nd 100 miles. I fill up at 220 miles typically and ready to climb off the bike for a bit anyways. My best mileage is on a hot day at 3500 rpm in OD and end up a 10th of a mile less than JDSCO on average.
Northwest Events / Re: 2018 Bun Cooler
« Last post by danodemotoman on Yesterday at 04:51:31 am »
 Hmmn, I did not take the survey to read the article.

That's LoLo pass isn't it? Can't read the article without taking a survey. Never going to happen....
 30" seat height.
 Stock rear tire is a 180.
 Not much aftermarket support anymore.
 I am looking for a diff handle bar as it it narrow and a reach. Normal risers wont work as gauge set incorporated. A short screen.
 Still after a cold 300 mi ride two sat's ago it was until 3 PM when the real cold set in below 40. I was also wearing heated clothing. Jacket/gloves/insoles.
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: fuel (petcock) question
« Last post by Nosmo on Yesterday at 03:58:07 am »
Yes. Adapter needed. AND a reaming out of a larger Diameter hole in the tank itself. Easy but necessary.

Yes, that's correct. It doesn't take long and you end up with a CHROME PLATED fuel valve, that has a very good, very fine stainless steel mesh screen.

You can find the valve and the adapter plate on their website, call them if you have questions, they are very helpful.  SPENDY, but then.....IT'S CHROME PLATED.  I beieve they also have vacuum operated valves that work, on our bikes, but I won't swear to it.

Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: fuel (petcock) question
« Last post by JPD on Yesterday at 03:23:26 am »
My vulcan 750 doesn't have a prime position. It has off. You could have one of them. Looks the same and uses all the same seals and o-ring as every other Kawasaki.
Hey Deepsea, I couldn't agree more. LEO's have never bothered me. Even one day when I caught up to one way up in northern NY doing 20 over. By the time I saw the dark SUV had the light bar it was too late. I hung back 100 yds, resigning myself to doing the 5 over he was. Suddenly he signaled he was pulling to the shoulder. I thought, "oh boy, here it comes" well, he didn't pull back onto the road until I was at least a half mile ahead. As soon as I was out of sight around the next corner I ran it back up to 15 to 20 over and never saw him again. He basically saw me coming, and got out of my way. The coolest NYS trooper I never met. A very similar event happened to me in Iowa coming back from Colorado. On Rt80 again doing 15 to 20 over, in the third lane passing tractor trailers. A trooper doing a "U" pulled right behind me as I was beside a truck. I thought, "well he's got me" so I completed my pass and started pulling to the shoulder for my ticket, as he blew past intent on getting someone who had passed me a couple miles before. I've always thought my NYS plates would be a handicap espicially out of state, but they haven't so far. Of course the side bags and trunk dont hurt either.
As far as scraping pannels. Nope, maybe touched the pegs a time or two and my toes quite a bit. I T-boned a deer in spring or 16 without going down so I know just how expensive this plastic is. The Connie is the most stable bike I've ever ridden and a pretty tough cookie to boot. I destroyed the front fender, upper nose fairing and headlight assembly, both sides pannels, without damaging the brake lines, windshield, cooling system, suspension or electronics. ($3000 in parts) The trooper asked me how far I was from home. When I said about 50 miles he mentioned that was quite a ways. I said I can't ride this, the blinkers are dangling from the wires, (still working by the way) and the headlights were smashed out. He just looked to the sky and said, "well, the suns still up"... (another exellent NYS trooper in my book) I quickly checked for leaks and found none, the brakes were working, and she fired right up. I rode it to 20 and tried the brakes, which worked as they always did, and had no shimmy or nothing. Insurance covered me for $3800 so I actually made a bit. Of course thats cause I did the work myself, but in doing so I learned that these things are engineered insanily well. Well done Kawasaki! You've got a fan in me for the bike thats saved my butt more that once.
Southeast Events / Re: 2nd Annual Sport-touring School
« Last post by Douglas on Yesterday at 02:43:18 am »

blue tape
gas can
canopy chairs
change of clothes
sleeping gear
power cord
power strip
phone charger
cash for food at track/sat night dinner/$10 admission
tire gauge
drawn track map
glasses incase i lose a contact
flip flops
shorts for lunchtime so I can get out of suit
bungee cord as a belt for suit to lower half-down in paddock
tire warmers
track stands
willingness to learn cause this is gonna rock!

What did I forget this time? becaus I always forget something.....
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Got a flat with a CT
« Last post by Warwgn on Yesterday at 02:17:45 am »
made a video clip and will load it on youtube tomorrow when I go to work and have good signal then post a link here. I decided to take the tire off the wheel so I can have it patched, so will vet that done in the morning and pick it up on the way home. Ordered some more dyna beads and they should be in Monday so wont put it on till then. Right about now I am wishing I didnt sell my other bike......
Southeast Events / Re: Carolina's CONclave 2018 April 21st
« Last post by Sport Rider on Yesterday at 02:01:19 am »
everyone in South Carolina and points south are absolutely invited to go have a GREAT time at Cliff's rally!!!   >:D
I got back to my job. Father and brother are picking bike up with trailer. I'll dick with it later when I get home.... All my tools are at home.
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