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Old 11-12-2018, 10:03 PM   #821
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If it was a Ducati I'd want know if it was made before or after lunch

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I haven't run a CNC since 2015, so you might be safe.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:24 PM   #822
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Huh. Cool. Hope recovery goes well.

Zimmer Biomet is one of my customers as well...they buy heat seal tooling for thermoform trays used in operating rooms.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:42 PM   #823
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Almost dropped the Concours14 onto myself trying to get it up on the lift. Pushed it on the lift and it started losing balance, leaning towards me. Had to basically walk towards it while trying to lift it. Did NOT drop it. There's no way I would be able to lift it back up if it fell on the floor from the lift.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:05 PM   #824
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Almost dropped the Concours14 onto myself trying to get it up on the lift. Pushed it on the lift and it started losing balance, leaning towards me. Had to basically walk towards it while trying to lift it. Did NOT drop it. There's no way I would be able to lift it back up if it fell on the floor from the lift.
There is a special section on the concourse forum for people who drop those bikes. Apparently it is sort of a thing. (glad you didn't drop yours)
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:43 PM   #825
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:08 PM   #826
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That's a nice looking bike. Congrats.
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:19 AM   #827
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There is a special section on the concourse forum for people who drop those bikes. Apparently it is sort of a thing. (glad you didn't drop yours)
They call it Concours Droppers Anonymous or something. You get a number once you drop yours. I'm not on there yet. Any day now..
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:30 AM   #828
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There used to be classes and videoes on picking up Goldwings.
I bought an 86 Concours in 88 from an ownerbought it as a leftover in 87.
No, I never dropped it. Would hate to have to pick one of those up.
The new ones.
OMG, no.
A friend was trailering one and was hit from behind while pulling off highway.
SUV, trailer, motorcycle, and car that hit them were totaled.
He bought the bike back and repaired it. The mass is substantial.
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Old 12-06-2018, 10:58 AM   #829
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OHHH NOOOOOOOO!!!

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Old 12-06-2018, 11:16 AM   #830
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From gold to red.

Whats next, pink to green! lol!

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Old 12-06-2018, 01:38 PM   #831
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not a bad idea!
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:49 PM   #832
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I put a new air filter in the YZ250, went to do the pre ride check the night before and the air filter had completely delaminated at the seams. Brought it inside and stichted it back together until the new shower up
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:38 PM   #833
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The Concours started leaking oil once I changed it. It was my first oil change on the bike so I assume it's leaking because the oil I put in is finer (synthetic vs non-syn). Camshaft position sensors are a common leak point and sure enough, it seems that that's where it's leaking from. Spent the day taking the bike apart. Now I have access to both sensors. Taking the C14 apart makes you appreciate how easy things are to get to on the FZ1



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Old 12-18-2018, 08:32 AM   #834
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Finished the fix and took her for a test ride, all is well. It was pretty straight forward once you remove all the fairings. Had an extra bolt left when I was done. No idea where it goes. Hope the bike doesn't just fall apart into pieces at some point.

Also put the original rear fender back on the Z125. The PO put a fender eliminator that kept the license plate tilted inwards for minimum visibility. Not my style. Also, LED strip for signals don't match the stock signals in the front so went all stock. Plus hopefully it'll keep my back dry when riding in the wet.
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Old 12-19-2018, 06:47 AM   #835
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Had the DRZ at work yesterday. December here can be a crap shoot, and almost all of November and early December was no riding do to snow and ice. But we've had 4 days in a row about 50 and while there is a lot of sand on the roads the ice is gone.

I left a little early and the sun was still dipping below the horizon.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:45 AM   #836
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What did you need the Dremel and the cut off wheel for?
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:52 AM   #837
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What did you need the Dremel and the cut off wheel for?
It was either cut a small piece off the side fairings that is invisible when the bike's back together, or remove the cage.

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours...-canyon-cages/
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Old 01-02-2019, 12:10 AM   #838
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Looks like my nephew has gotten the 2 wheel bug, and he wants to start racing. He already has a pw50, but even as a 5 year old he’s a little too big for the bike. But we’ve taken him to the track a couple times and shows promise, but definitely dwarfs the bike. Which sucks because it’s a very trick little pw, big bore, upgraded forks, scooter drive, race clutch. It’s the bike I grew up racing when I was little, was the only 50 that would wheelie out of the gate. So I traded a kx100 supermini I had sitting in the garage for a couple year old king cobra 50, size wise it fits him better, and overall it’s a much better bike. It will tide him over for a few years while we work on body position and corner speed, before moving to a bigger bike with gears and a clutch. Here’s the pw from my youth with my nephew, he got new graphics for Christmas.


Got the cobra tore down in the garage, needs head bearings, rear brake pads, and a clutch rebuild. Looks like the guys kid I bought it from was fast, judging from the part sheet.

Decided to do a major maintenance to the WR while parts are on order, I need to rebuild the forks with bigger springs and new seals, and decided to grease everything else while I was at it, I may have gone a little overboard. Also getting new plastics and cleaning all the hard to reach places.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:44 AM   #839
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Looks like my nephew has gotten the 2 wheel bug, and he wants to start racing. He already has a pw50, but even as a 5 year old he’s a little too big for the bike. But we’ve taken him to the track a couple times and shows promise, but definitely dwarfs the bike. Which sucks because it’s a very trick little pw, big bore, upgraded forks, scooter drive, race clutch. It’s the bike I grew up racing when I was little, was the only 50 that would wheelie out of the gate. So I traded a kx100 supermini I had sitting in the garage for a couple year old king cobra 50, size wise it fits him better, and overall it’s a much better bike. It will tide him over for a few years while we work on body position and corner speed, before moving to a bigger bike with gears and a clutch. Here’s the pw from my youth with my nephew, he got new graphics for Christmas.
If you haven't done it yet, I recommend sending him to the MSF dirt riding school. Some will be a bit pedestrian for a few minutes, but he'll be in heaven riding around their course. Give Austin a call there.
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:00 AM   #840
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Happy New Year everyone.

I've never posted in this thread before but this was my only riding in 2018 apart from another great trip with Six Million Dollar GotFZ1 around the northern UK, and I was out again on Monday. The KTM is parked up awaiting another attempt at a sale in the spring and I've only been doing trackdays on this 765 RS in 2018.

I joined the Texas Motorcycle Academy track club at Harris Hill Ranch raceway about an hour away from where I live in Austin, and ride every Monday when I'm in town. The bike is standard with the lights striped off except for rear-sets to keep my clumsy feet off the ground, stiffer spring in the rear shock and a steering damper to soften bar flap over the many bumps. I wore out the original Supercosa SP's and went to a 180/60 instead of a 180/55 when I replaced them but I'm not sure I like the new tire size. My "intention" is to keep the bike as standard as possible because the thing that limits lap my speed is the rider not the bike but we'll see if I can hold to this resolution.

I'm not sure where road riding will feature in my future. I'm not currently enjoying hooning around on public roads anymore but I do love a good road trip and hope I haven't done my last one of those. Lets see what 2019 brings.
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