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Old 08-15-2011, 09:02 AM   #271
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I've sold my '86 and am just now digging in to the '04 I got. Much better to work on a newer bike. This one has only 16k miles on it. She is naked down in my garage right now...
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:50 PM   #272
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looking for info on 2010 concours replacement tires,,2800 miles out of the oem tire ? WTF so what have you used?
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:10 PM   #273
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looking for info on 2010 concours replacement tires,,2800 miles out of the oem tire ? WTF so what have you used?
Got 8500 out of the the stock BT-021. Currently running Michelin Pilot Road 3's. Great tires. Check out www.zggtr.org , there are a couple of threads with reviews on the PR3.
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Old 12-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #274
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Digging up the past

I've been looking at a 2006 Connie with 17,000 miles for $3300obo. Sounds like a good deal!

I've looked through this thread and I've read the last 10 pages of the C-10 section of the "Concours owner Group" web site.
Just about everything I've read says they are great bikes that will last 150,000+ miles with preventive/regular maintenance. I know about the hydro lock problem. No big deal to correct. I've read about the pitted cams. Then I see this on the COG forum...

http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,29483.0.html

Everything sounded great until I read that. I don't like the oil light coming on when the engine is running in anything I own. One guy said he checked it with two different aftermarket oil gauges and there was definitely no oil pressure when his bike did this. One or two guys who replied said they added a little bit more oil and it helped. Another said it helped once but that it still did it occasionally. It seems to be 2006 model year specific.

Whats the real deal? Have any of you 2006 owners experienced this?
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:40 AM   #275
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bwalsh-it's nothing to worry about. Mine did it once, now I make sure it's full to the upper mark and all is well. The C-10 is a far from perfect bike, but all-in-all, it's a decent ride. Most of the quirks on these are easily fixed. Are there faster bikes? Hell yeah! Are there better tourers? Yup! Are there cheaper bikes out there? A few. The C-10 is a great bang-for-the-buck bike. Do the hydra-lock fix and have fun. There's a reason Kawi sold as many as they did for as long as they did.
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:16 AM   #276
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Updated the farkle list. I'll be parting this bike out over the next few weeks of it's farkles and selling the bike fairly or close to stock. If anyone want anything send me an e-mail (DO NOT PM).

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Here's a SERIOUSLY FARKLED concours for you canyon carving sport touring riders.

This concours is FAR from stock. Let's see if I can remember
everything off the top of my head.

Full ZRX1200 Front end

which gives you
Bigger forks with better damping
Separately adj. compression and rebound damping
Sonic 1.1kg/mm fork springs
Much bigger and better brakes similar to Hayabusa (tokiko 6 pot calipers)
More common tire size


Heli adjustable handlebars About $500

ZZR Alternator $919

Murph's KB Forkbrace w/ rock guards $150

Murph's Spiegler SS brake lines $200

Rear Hagon Monoshock with remote preload and adjustable damping About $1000 w\ remote

Full stereo system utilizing Polk Audio marine speakers $300

Factory optional fairing extenders About $100

Brian's heat shields (still in the box) $85

Manic Salamander bar end weights $40

Dual Star/Symptex Heated Grips $50

Progrip Gel Sportbike Grips Model 719 Black/Red EDIT: new Murphs grips (Pro Grip 714, much better) $15

Throttle Rocker (comes with 3 or 4 different sizes)

CAT O ring locker

Custom Russel Day long with backrest $1200 + the cost of a stock seat

+ a custom Mayer seat $700 + the cost of a stock seat

+ a custom Corbin seat (for around town) $450 + $200 for the backrest

+ a new late model dished seat $200

+ a new "old style" seat $200


Skip Holton's "The Original Tip Over Bars" $500 (with light mounts, lights and pegs)

Highway pegs to stretch out

Hella driving lights -- daylight on demand!

Happy Trails side racks with GIVI bags $750

Jesse 70L trunk $400

Jesse tool compartment $150

Murph's Instrument LED Kit (except for illumination bulbs)

Murph's black anodized (or powdercoat) SS Screw Kit $60

Rifle windshield base with custom cut shorty shield + BIG ASS touring shield $300

Fuel tank bra $100

GPZ1100 exhaust canisters, sounds nice and throaty without being obnoxiously loud. $250

"7th gear" modification\upgrade?

K&N Stage one jet kit $100

K&N air filter $60

Auxiliary fuse box / power panel $75

Second Aux fuse box (Murph's) $65

Headlight upgrade kit $75

Trail Brights

Rear blinkers upgraded to become running lights with dual filament bulbs. $50

Murph's GL1800 footpeg lowering kit $150

Goldwing pegs (wider, longer, thicker, more cushioning)

POR-15'd fuel tank liner (preemptive strike)

Electrical Connection LED turn signal conversion kit $75

Fuel gauge has been recalibrated (now it's accurate)

custom weatherproof marine switches for driving lights and heated grips $25

custom weatherproof rotary switches to control dual heat trollers
with coax jacks for your heated clothing $125

2 aux. 12v cigarette sockets. One of which has a lighter hidden under it's waterproof cover. That was a tough find.


The bike is somewhere between very good to excellent condition, I
would say a 9 out of 10

It has about 30k miles on it at the moment

Recent Maintenance
Valve adjustment
Carb adjustment
Carb sync
Mixture adjustment
plugs replaced

Metzler ME 880 touring tires have a couple thousand miles on them, so
you should be good for another 12k miles EDIT: tires replaces about 500 miles ago


pics
http://picasaweb.google.com/HaChayalBoded/Concours
http://picasaweb.google.com/HaChayalBoded/Connie2
http://picasaweb.google.com/HaChayalBoded/Connie3

If you count up all the [major] upgrades thats around $11,000 alone not including all the little things here and there.

Asking price, $7500 or best offer.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:04 AM   #277
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looking for info on 2010 concours replacement tires,,2800 miles out of the oem tire ? WTF so what have you used?
I had excellent luck with PR2... Will run PR3 next.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #278
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #279
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I've had my connie for about 250 miles now. Man, it is fun to screw on the throttle at 65mph and watch cars in your rearview get small real quick.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #280
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The day I picked up my 2000:




And yesterday afternoon, 3 years, 4 months and 1 day later:



Apart from oil and tyres, in the past three years, the only failure so far has been a faulty water pump and a worn out rear shock.

I figure, with the maintenance I've been doing, and just basic care, this bike should easily do another 75k without issue.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #281
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They are a solid bike.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #282
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New owner of a 1995 C10 purchased from the original owner yesterday. There are 29,600 miles on the bike.
This is bike number umpteen for me and each bike is very different from its predecessor. I was riding a KLR 250 until yesterday.
I've been pulling panels and poking and prodding. When I pulled #1 plug cap I noted about 1/2 tsp of oil collected around the plug. When I pulled #4 plug cap, the well was almost full of oil. I haven't gotten into 2 and 3 yet and it looks like pulling the coils will make access easier.
The oil in the plug wells? My first guess is a leaking valve cover gasket.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #283
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I love my 99. Im about to turn over 100K and have only have minimal maintenance costs. I'm confident that I will get a good 15k+ more mile out of this bike. For the price and the longevity the c-10 is hard to beat.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:51 PM   #284
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New owner of a 1995 C10 purchased from the original owner yesterday. There are 29,600 miles on the bike.
This is bike number umpteen for me and each bike is very different from its predecessor. I was riding a KLR 250 until yesterday.
I've been pulling panels and poking and prodding. When I pulled #1 plug cap I noted about 1/2 tsp of oil collected around the plug. When I pulled #4 plug cap, the well was almost full of oil. I haven't gotten into 2 and 3 yet and it looks like pulling the coils will make access easier.
The oil in the plug wells? My first guess is a leaking valve cover gasket.
There are well gaskets x4 in addition to the valve cover gasket that goes around the outside. Sounds like your wells are leaking. Usually the external one can be reused, I put some hondabond on mine whenever I have the cover off.

Murphskits sells replacement gaskets.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:00 PM   #285
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There are well gaskets x4 in addition to the valve cover gasket that goes around the outside. Sounds like your wells are leaking. Usually the external one can be reused, I put some hondabond on mine whenever I have the cover off.

Murphskits sells replacement gaskets.
I was linked to Murph's from COG. Yes, everything is there. The C10 motor has some characteristics similar to my Bandits and I replaced well gaskets on it. Those little devils are easy to pinch, too.
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