They then turned their attention to the lower half of the fork. Whether out on the interstate or carving up a mountain road, this motor is right at home. The rest of the bike was purpose built for the Concours. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personal information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests. However, this happened again 2 years later after a period of 4 months of non-use.
I have had to adjust valves and balance the carbs 2 times in 12k miles. In fact, on warm summer days, you almost need to stand up on the pegs to catch the breeze. Information that is posted in these areas becomes public information and the use that any third party makes of this information is beyond our ability to control. In 1999 the forks sprouted little shields and the diameter of the Fork Stanchions was reduced to accommodate them. I should point you to our classifieds. The next changes were to the lower fairing panels.
Other cool little features such as the hidden mini-luggage rack, the convenient bungee hooks, and the very functional passenger grab bars add to the bike's appeal. Both engines and transmissions were retuned for their missions. Transfers of personally-identifying information may also be made where necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims. I'm using regular gas 91 octane in my truck too, and it instantly got rid of a nagging little miss I had at idle. We will not use your sensitive personal information for any purposes other than those described in this Policy unless we have obtained your consent. After the 1994 updates Kawasaki changed little and then only in dribs and drabs.
If we are not able to resolve a complaint, we will participate in appropriate independent recourse mechanisms as necessary. Plus, the smooth flowing lines of the Concours add an aesthetic touch, and special panels can be secured to the sides when the saddlebags and mounting brackets are removed. The stanchions were altered to accommodate the larger brake rotors by relocating the mounting lugs for the calipers. If your legs get stiff, aftermarket Highway Pegs allow you to stretch the legs without having to stop. Put a total of a little over 100k between them.
The carbs have become plugged with debris in fuel from the gas stations. She is a joy in the fast sweepers and fun in the tight twisties. The 1986 lower panels were unique in that the large and small heat exhaust vents were not molded in. They centralized its mass and made it narrower. Check the Uni-Trak rear suspension linkage for signs of wear or slop, which can cause weave at speed. . Proof that first impressions are not always accurate.
Compare the strengths and weaknesses of this bike with others before you decide on your future bike. The engine runs lean and I think by richening it up a bit, at least to get some tan color on the plugs, would make it run smoother. Lots of engines out there, of all model years, with over 100,000 miles. I'm pretty sure you can't get more bike for less money - especially for two-up riding. The buzz was not noticeable to me but it is the most modern bike that I have owned. Now they set out to show the world they knew how to make a bike handle. Who cares what the snobs may think? Run your hands under the saddlebags for gouges or cracks.
Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc. To inquire about personally identifiable information that Bonnier has collected about you, or about other ways to correct factual errors in that information, please send us an e-mail at. Low speed, parking lot handling demands good throttle and rear brake control. Leaks are always good bargaining points. We sometimes use this information to communicate with you, such as to notify you when you have won one of our contests, when we make changes to subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you for an online newsletter, or to contact you about your account with us. Engine and transmission : 997.
Mention of the clutch is completely an afterthought and that's a good thing. The motor has plenty of passing power, even in 6th gear. My gas mileage is about 43 mpg with 235 miles before hitting reserve, but I'm not obsessed with squeezing all the gas I can into the tank. It's not that the brakes don't work; they could just work a whole lot better. This should be enough to give you a general idea of the bike's condition. You may not care if you stay off interstates with tons of semis and don't ride grooved pavement. The Concours gained a lot but lost the Reserve Lighting feature.
But let the screaming eagle go. First the engine was made narrower by moving the camchain from the middle to the end of the valvetrain. We only use the information we collect for purposes consistent with this policy. This eliminated a vibration which I thought was caused by something not tight enough. Gene Kinzell has over 300,000 miles on his '87. The lower frequencies are easier on my hands, especially with the plate in my forearm nowadays. Do you have an opinion about the engine performance, reliablity, racing capabilities, touring capabilities, repair and maintenance cost, accident risk, etc? Many a motorcycle publication noted the Connie as just that, a best buy bang for the buck.
Most of the changes took place up front. If you have questions about the Concours the answers are out there somewhere. I was disillusioned on my first ride though. We do not transfer personal information internationally. A disassembly and cleaning solved the problem. We reserve the right to send you certain communications, such as technical alerts, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them. No news is good news.