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Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 28, 2006, 11:24:08 pm
A bunch of pictures of the new Connie from the show.
Linkage (http://www.gl1800riders.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72127&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
 
:drool:


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Specter on November 28, 2006, 11:37:29 pm
Was there one there to sit on?


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 28, 2006, 11:47:03 pm
I don't know. I found the link to the pictures elsewhere. From the looks of it, it's on a platform with a rail around it.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Yankee Dog on November 29, 2006, 08:52:25 am
How much is the thing suppose to weight?
 
Yankee Dog


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Lazarus on November 29, 2006, 01:19:20 pm
I have yet to see any detail photos of the plastic 'glove box' thingie on top of the tank though...


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: desert_rider on November 29, 2006, 01:28:21 pm
I was wondering if anyone has heard what the valve adj. interval would be? I've seen naked pictures and it looks like it would be a royal pain to do.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Mr Sunshine on November 29, 2006, 01:42:52 pm
What a crappy spot for the hazard button.
 
(http://mk23.image.pbase.com/g6/41/9841/2/70534267.RbABkdV0.jpg)


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: ruffcut on November 29, 2006, 03:53:57 pm
I think that`s a great spot for it.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: Specter on November 29, 2006, 06:28:25 pm
Quote from: desert_rider;2974
I was wondering if anyone has heard what the valve adj. interval would be? I've seen naked pictures and it looks like it would be a royal pain to do.

I think the ZX-14 is 14k miles, so similar for the Connie would be expected. I understand you have to drop the engine forward out of the bike to get at them.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: flylooper on November 29, 2006, 09:32:53 pm
Quote from: Mr Sunshine;3003
What a crappy spot for the hazard button.

Hell, who cares? That's a throwaway design item. I think the bike is way cool....except for that enormous can for a muffler.  (I can just imagine Muzzy and Walker at the drafting table already.)

Oh yeah, there's a lazarette on top of the gas tank, too. I guess it's okay but the minute you put a tank bag on top it I think it becomes inacessible.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: TheRedOnesAreFaster on November 29, 2006, 09:53:58 pm
Quote from: desert_rider;2974
I was wondering if anyone has heard what the valve adj. interval would be? I've seen naked pictures and it looks like it would be a royal pain to do.

I think I read somewhere that they were 6k miles, which seemed really short for this kind of bike.  Maybe the magazine I read had it wrong.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: BlueRidgeKat on November 30, 2006, 11:30:15 am
Quote from: desert_rider;2974
I was wondering if anyone has heard what the valve adj. interval would be? I've seen naked pictures and it looks like it would be a royal pain to do.
Most of the new model Kawis' in the past couple of years have been 15k, surely this one would be close to that. We can hope it would be around 26k like some of the Yamaha's but I'm not holding my breath on that one.


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: BlueRidgeKat on November 30, 2006, 11:34:48 am
Quote from: flylooper;3725
I think the bike is way cool....except for that enormous can for a muffler.
Yeah, have to agree with that.
 
The thing doesnt look bad at all with the bags off. Kawi has done a good job blending the hardbag mounts in with the bike.
 
 
 
(http://www.home.earthlink.net/~korndog/images/C14%20bagless%201.jpg)


Title: New Connie pictures
Post by: mackelbeast on November 30, 2006, 01:35:18 pm
Quote from: Mr Sunshine;3003
What a crappy spot for the hazard button.
 

Quote from: ruffcut;3212
I think that`s a great spot for it.

I would like the hazard on the handle bar controls. I use mine often in Interstate traffic when the speeds are EXTREMELY fluctuating.[FONT="][/FONT]


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: RoadWorn on December 01, 2006, 08:29:51 pm
I never use the hazard lights while riding. Whenever I see a car driving on the interstate using hazard flashers, I always interpret that to mean "stay the eff away from me... I'm totally freaked out". This usually happens in the poorest of visibility, where there's little to distinguish between that moving car with flashers and the one parked on the shoulder also using flashers, waiting for someone to drive right into their blinking rear end.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Gixster on December 01, 2006, 09:06:21 pm
I took 20 or 30 pictures a few weeks ago from almost every angle I could of the new Concours at the Cycle World show in Ft. Worth.

If anybody is interested, yeah right :lol:, I'll post them up.  :D


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Mr Sunshine on December 02, 2006, 01:31:32 am
There was not one to sit on at the Seattle show.
 
Hazard lights on the road is a common occurrance when someone is coming in a major traffic backup on the freeway.....in Europe....where they can drive.  
 
The big deal about hazards is they need to be available the moment you need them.  And ooking at the Connie the handle bar is in the way.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 02, 2006, 09:58:02 am
Quote from: Mr Sunshine;3003
What a crappy spot for the hazard button.

Agreed.  Every bike I've had with 4 ways was right under the thumb(s) where it belongs.  You can't afford to go looking for it when coming up on traffic.  Of course if you're looking far enough ahead like you should then reaching for the 4 ways should never be a panic move.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: 2DFlyer on December 02, 2006, 10:01:39 am
Quote from: BlueRidgeKat;4529
Yeah, have to agree with that.
 
The thing doesnt look bad at all with the bags off. Kawi has done a good job blending the hardbag mounts in with the bike.
 
 
 
(http://www.home.earthlink.net/~korndog/images/C14%20bagless%201.jpg)

With the exception of exposing the bazooka for a muffler it looks great.  Looks like they bench marked BMW.
 
Am I the only one who thinks these new mufflers are just BFU? I hate them.  Give me a nice CF oval.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: BlueRidgeKat on December 02, 2006, 03:14:44 pm
Quote from: 2DFlyer;7583
Looks like they bench marked BMW.
For sure.
 
The only thing I somwhat like about it is that is matches the bike. (black & silver)
 
Supposedly it also has something to do with meeting some of the new European emissions laws or something. Have not looked into that in depth.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: pinkiewerewolf on December 13, 2006, 05:06:13 pm

For sure.
 
The only thing I somwhat like about it is that is matches the bike. (black & silver)
 
Supposedly it also has something to do with meeting some of the new European emissions laws or something. Have not looked into that in depth.

Hey BRK, that is the story I heard on the enormous can also. Since it meets euro emissions they are just carrying it over to the rest of us with lesser restrictions, for a few more years. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Lazarus on December 13, 2006, 06:51:17 pm
I got a few shots at the Toronto Motorcycle Show last weekend... Thought it was amusing that the 'glove box' cover was already broken off. Doesn't say much for build quality.



Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Flyer on December 13, 2006, 08:18:19 pm
Thought it was amusing that the 'glove box' cover was already broken off. Doesn't say much for build quality.

S'truth, but it snapped back in place without anybody getting caught... :cool:


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Yogi on December 14, 2006, 02:19:08 pm

I got a few shots at the Toronto Motorcycle Show last weekend... Thought it was amusing that the 'glove box' cover was already broken off. Doesn't say much for build quality.


I was there on saturday in the morning, The kawi rep was trying to fix it.

While there I was able to sit on the bike, The one Kaw rep was letting us, I have some pics to post if ya'll are interested. The seating position is just a little more upright than the FJR. I'm glad I already have my deposit on the first one in at the dealer. This is going to be a great bike.


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Lazarus on December 14, 2006, 06:13:35 pm
They had the hand-written 'Do Not Sit On This Motorcycle" sign taped to the luggage rack by the time I got there around 13:00...


Title: Re: New Connie pictures
Post by: Against The Wind on December 17, 2006, 07:35:57 pm

They had the hand-written 'Do Not Sit On This Motorcycle" sign taped to the luggage rack by the time I got there around 13:00...


I guess they found that it was 'mistakenly' moved to the custom painted ZX6R by someone of dubious character whose name won't be mentioned.

But before the sign ended up there someone from this board accidentally sat on the GTR and I must say it fits quite well except that I would replace the seat with a Rick Mayer.
Posted on: December 17, 2006, 07:35:24 pm


S'truth, but it snapped back in place without anybody getting caught... :cool:


It wasn't me.   :rolleyes:


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