kawasaki concours

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by longrider999, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. KilLeR Kawasaki

    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

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    Here is the bike that I'm selling.

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    I'm asking $1,450 for it. 49K miles. Good tread on tires. Runs strong. Shocks rebuilt within last two years (according to the original owner). Clymer manual. New switch gear (left installed, right in hand). New grips. Fresh oil change and coolant replacement. Fresh gear oil in final drive.

    The bad:

    Front fairing has a number of cracks and is very fragile where the right mirror attaches. Some of the internal attachment points for the mid fairings are missing. All fairings are attached well enough, just not as originally designed. Tank and front fender both have clear-coat issues, but no dents.

    The bike is super clean for its age. You could eat off of the carbs.

    I picked up a 2004 model just because I want to spend some time with this bike and wanted to start with a newer platform. I wish my '04 was taken care of as well as my '86!.

    There is also a new Right mirror and peg mounting bracket (guess what happened?). I will be getting the right luggage attachment antler fixed as well. The bags are in good shape for their age and did not suffer from the parking lot tip.

    Parts are plentiful like crazy for this bike. It is even more common than the KLR it seems. You can find anything on ebay for it.
  2. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Straight jacket memories, and sedative highs
    Just picked up 01, 20k miles.

    Any suggestion for GPS mount? I see one that gas on the gas cap on Goldwing one that you mount to the two screw on the handle bars. I am thinking the later, cause that one goes with a ball mount.
  3. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Good manual? Order from Kawaski?
  4. KilLeR Kawasaki

    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

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    The Kaw manual is $80! Clymer is definitely more cost effective.
  5. ATH

    ATH Adventurer

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    I bolted a RAM ball to the unused hole on top of the left handlebar controls ... see photo.
    --
    Wayne
    1999 Kawasaki Concours

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  6. Zerk

    Zerk DILLIGAF

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    Motor is louder then I thought it would be.
  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    :yikes

    Dude! Of course that bike looks to be in great condition, and you have a lot of farklerization going on, but that seems real high for a bike that's old enough to vote.
  8. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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    You do realize that fucker has over $10,000 worth of upgrades right? But even so yea I think the asking price is too high as well. I'll drop it to $5000.

    Or I'll just part out the upgrades and sell the bike stock.
  9. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    google it, free soft copies are floating around the 'net
  10. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    Metro Detroit - almost like offroad riding
    Think Honda Pacific Coast. They are selling now for more than even the Concours but Honda couldn't sell them when they were on the market. 800 cc twin, cheap and chearful, a complete dud.
  11. KilLeR Kawasaki

    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

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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...
  12. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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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?
  13. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    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.
  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    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/<wbr>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?
  15. Gary B.

    Gary B. Older than dirt...

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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.
  16. HaChayalBoded

    HaChayalBoded Brooklyn Bored

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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).

  17. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    I had excellent luck with PR2... Will run PR3 next.
  18. award900

    award900 Been here awhile

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    :thumbup:

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  19. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    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.
  20. LoneTraveler

    LoneTraveler Captain Zoomtastic

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    The day I picked up my 2000:

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

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    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.