Installed tailbrights on my Connie

Buck Sport Touring sells reflective stickers called Tailbrights that stick to the rear and side portions of the hard bags. Tonight I installed them. Installation was pretty simple; only had one or two bubbles on each of the stickers. I guess that you could make these yourself; but Buck Sport figured out the right shape, and I like to support companies that fill a niche like they do. The cool thing about them is that the stickers are black; so during the day you don’t even see them.
Here are some photos:

Virtual Gravel Rash

Tonight after removing some of the caked-on dust from under the seat, I decided to investigate the gravel rash on the right of the lower fairing of the bike.
Getting down on my hands and knees to take a look, expecting deep grooves, I was shocked to instead find something like silver paint stuck to the fairing. It was caked on there, maybe one or two millimeters. Using a damp paper towel though I was able to remove all of the shiny crud.
My best guess is that the previous owner rode into something, or something rode into him, that left the material there.
I like easy fixes!

I love my M.U.T.T.

Last Friday I took my first real ride on the bike. It was a lot of fun. Riding a bike with a 10k redline was also a new experience for me which made it fun. Honestly, it was sort of shocking to me, the engine seemed to have 3 moods:

  1. Meditating
  2. Purring
  3. Roaring!

I wondered where the engine should live for normal cruising, and Dale explained that where it seems happy, it is happy. Great. I can’t wait to get back out again to spend some time with my M.U.T.T. Who is M.U.T.T?
As Dan explained… the “Monster Under The Tank”!

Introducing my Concours

Here is a photo of the 2005 Kawasaki Concours that I bought last week:

I can’t wait to get her cleaned up, my riding gear sorted out, and out on the road again.
Addendum: 08/29/10
The previous owner included some nice gear with the bike:

  • Rifle Windshield
  • Throttlemeister Cruise Control
  • GenMar Bar Risers
  • Cee Bailey Bag Liners
  • Mag’s Bags Gear Bag
  • Passenger backrest
  • CoverMax cover