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Old 02-01-2010, 07:14 PM   #31
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2001 Connie in her summer clothes





Oh man that looks nice without the fairings...Did engine temps run cooler without the fairing ?
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Old 02-01-2010, 08:27 PM   #32
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Oh man that looks nice without the fairings...Did engine temps run cooler without the fairing ?
Maybe a little, I don't think the fan came on as often. Now all I need to do is get the carbs back on get her fired up again

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:25 PM   #33
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2001 Connie in her summer clothes




I really like that Blue, When I was looking for mine I was keeping a special eye out for any 01's.. But it was not to be..
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Old 02-08-2010, 08:15 PM   #34
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Dolomites in the 90's...


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Old 02-09-2010, 10:52 AM   #35
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Dolomites in the 90's...


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This looks like a Classic Aerostich catalog cover..

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Old 02-09-2010, 11:07 AM   #36
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What can be done on the suspension part of this dinosaurs?
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Old 02-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #37
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What can be done on the suspension part of this dinosaurs?
depends on what you want to spend.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:43 PM   #38
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Fork springs (Progressive Suspension, Race Tech, Hyper Pro, Sonic), rear shock (Progressive 465, Hagon), fork brace (Holeshot, KB)

I added Sonic fork springs and a KB fork brace to my '03, which helped greatly. If I'd had the Connie longer than I did I'd have looked at adding a new shock.

Stainless steel brakes lines and good brake pads will go a long way in helping with the braking.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:35 PM   #39
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Here is my Connie. I have been with her for 2 years and love her like the day I met her.
Always wanted one from way back in '86 when I had my KZ1000J.
Added bar risers and peg lowerers. Added a backrest risers for the ole lady and packing for camp
20k later and she still is a blast to ride.
And yes, the red ones are faster

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Old 04-16-2010, 11:19 PM   #40
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A damn good machine. A spectacular machine for the money (I think I paid $2500 for mine, lightly used).

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Bar risers, Corbin saddle, Rifle winshield.

Sold it to buy the GS.

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Old 04-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #41
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What can be done on the suspension part of this dinosaurs?
Some Race Tec cartridge emulators will make a HUGE difference in how the front end works. New springs and a fork brace help, too.

Here's mine

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Old 04-17-2010, 10:03 AM   #42
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Some Race Tec cartridge emulators will make a HUGE difference in how the front end works. New springs and a fork brace help, too.

I'm going to install intimators and new fork fluid next week. Did you pull the front (ie: headlight surrounding) fairing off to get the fork tubes off, or reach inside the fairing to get at the pinch-bolts ? Leaving the main fairing on would sure save a lot of effort. How did you do it ?

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Old 04-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #43
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I'm going to install intimators and new fork fluid next week. Did you pull the front (ie: headlight surrounding) fairing off to get the fork tubes off, or reach inside the fairing to get at the pinch-bolts ? Leaving the main fairing on would sure save a lot of effort. How did you do it ?

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Bike on the center stand, a hundred or two pounds of weight on the seat to keep the stand from colapsing...or remove belly pan and block bike up at engine case...
Remove front wheel
Remove brake calipers from fork lowers. Don't just leave them hanging from the brake line. Tie them up to something with wire to take the strain off the brake line
Remove bars.
Loosen pinch bolts and slide tubes out from the bottom.

Drink a beer, watch a game on tv and forget to put the bike together until tomorrow.

Last step is optional.
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Old 04-17-2010, 01:55 PM   #44
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I'm going to install intimators and new fork fluid next week. Did you pull the front (ie: headlight surrounding) fairing off to get the fork tubes off, or reach inside the fairing to get at the pinch-bolts ? Leaving the main fairing on would sure save a lot of effort. How did you do it ?

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You don't need to pull the fairing. I've had my forks off and put them back on just fine. There is >just< enough room to sneak a 3/8 drive torque wrench in there too!
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:05 PM   #45
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Here's how it would go for me...

"Drink a beer, watch a game on TV, and reassemble the bike tomorrow forgetting to put the intimators in....."

Thanks for the responses !
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