While installing the power hookup for the Gerbings coat I managed to dislodge the battery drain hose by lifting up the battery (because I wanted to look at it).
Brooke explained that:
The battery vent/drain hose attaches on the right side (as you sit on the bike) and should go to the same place the gas tank filler neck drain hose and the fuel sender drain hose go to. There’s a bracket down near the right foot peg back in somewhere between/near the swing arm and frame. It should be easy to see with the right side panel off the bike.
He was right. Took off the one-screwed-on side panel and the bracket is right there along with the two other tubes. The drain now faces where it should… the ground.
Never clean your seat with Armor All; you will slip around all over on your seat.
I spent 5 hours experiencing this, and after 3 hours (ridden away from home of course) it started getting painful.
The guys on concourstech suggested 303 or F21 instead.
If your Concours has a puddle of gasoline under the tank when you go out to start it, don’t. One of the cylinders is probably full of fuel. If you try to start, you will cause hydrolock.
Lately I’ve begun to notice that the seating position on the Connie really leans more towards an aggressive crouch than laid-back sitting-up-high relaxed. Coincidentally Stephen posted this on an unrelated topic:
Balance and adjustment are important on the Connie, she is after all more of a sport bike than a touring machine.
(via Stephen M on concourstech)
A month or two ago I joined the Concours Owners Group (COG).
Hoping I can make next year’s rally.
The review of the C10 Concours.