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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Wout67, Dec 1, 2008.
V2.0 arrived Saturday.
Still a month away from an attempt to ride.
That gives you a month to buy farkles and polish it
Some farkles already bought during the down time.
Polishing is a definate, it's been sitting in a shed since last June!!!
Dual exhaust it a definate!!!
42 days until my trip. I've spent more money farkling this bike than almost any other and I haven't even sat on it yet. I did end up buying a Corbin seat, got it for $350 shipped. I got a backrest for it and passenger peg extenders.
So far my shopping list is about 90% finished.
Passenger peg extensions
Boots for the wife
Pants for the wife
Gloves for the wife
Back brace for the wife
Pants for me
New jacket for me
Frogg toggs for the wife.
This got expensive fast, but It's killing me not to be able to ride during the summer.
Here's my experience. I bought a Corbin right before a 3 week trip. And I HATED it after day one, was almost ready to BURN it on day 2 (760 miles) except I was on a trip, spent most of day three BITCHING about it, barely thought about it on day 4, and it didn't even cross my mind on day 5 once it was broke in. By the end of the trip I LOVED it. Had I been home, I'd of probably just sold it after day two.
It just really works for me in the twisties.
This one is used and has about 3k on it, so it should be somewhat broken in. We'll have a day to ride around on it and try it out. If I don't like it I should be able to resell it for around what I paid.
Reco that you sit on a Russell on the Connie first. I can flat foot the stock seat (33" inseam) and can flat foot with bent knees the Corbin. I could barely get my toes on the ground with the Russell. Made me super nervous.
Looking at a 2010. Is this the "updated" version? Anything I should look out for? An inline four from Kawasaki should be pretty much bullet proof?
Yes on the updated version. No real issues other than check the battery cables for tightness and corrosion on the negative terminal. Make sure that you get both "fobs".
I just finished a one week, 3500 mile road trip down the coast and through the UTAH parks from Washington on my newly acquired 2008 Connie. My only real complaint was the Corbin sport seat until later in the trip when it did seem to soften up a bit. I do think I'd rather try a Russell and maybe some lower pegs.
I did have one issue with a weep from a coolant hose where the clamp needed to be tightened. I also managed to flat spot some PR3s. Other than that, flawless with an average moving speed of 60mph for the week.
hi all, been a member for a while here but just noticed this thread. I've got a 08 GTR having traded from a pan. Had a few issues with it including 5 sets of front brake discs in 16k. Apart from that I really like the bike
I tend to do a lot of touring in Europe and off to a holland at the end of next month for a long weekend. Camping zeeburg in Amsterdam if anyone going that way is a great place to camp.
Anyho , Just wanted to say hello.
Change brake pads to something other than the stock. I've had good luck with the EBC HH pads on mine. With the stock pads, I developed what felt like what people describe as warped rotors. A really heavy pulsing, especially at light brake application. I believe that it was pad deposits. I went to the EBC pads and have had NO issues since, and I'm up past 80k miles now.
Pulling the flies, PC5 and these woke the girl up a tad.
I think I might have already said it but if you decide to sell your stock seat I'm calling "dibs". What back rest did you go with? Pics?
+1. I went through 3 sets of disks in the first 15k. The fourth set was starting to feel wonky, I switched to EBC HH pads and have not had any further problems for 30k+.
I made the last payment on mine today.
I know this is a great feeling!
I'll probably sell the stock to you, not sure what they go for. We did put a Corbin on it, it already showed up at my Grandpa's place and he installed. He says it's really nice.
Here's the backrest I put on: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GVIU1Q/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Just a heads up, The AST (advanced sport touring) backrest I ordered attaches to their rear luggage rack. It doesn't work without modification on the OEM rack. I'm going to return it and get a corbin backrest. If anyone is selling one I'd be interested. The AST setup is over $300 for the backrest and the luggage rack. I'm pretty disappointed about this.