(Kinda) New Bike Day

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Amdonim
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(Kinda) New Bike Day

#1 Unread post by Amdonim » Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:40 pm

I've had my C10 Connie for about 4 years, and about a year ago I started itching for something different. The Connie is a great bike, but it's lack of airflow and furnace blast engine make it a poor choice for the Deep South climate. In the process of shopping for a new bike, my wife and I discovered we were having another baby, so I bought a Yukon instead. In the following year, I found myself riding less and less because I just refused to tolerate riding in that heat anymore. A few months ago a buddy of mine jokingly told me I should just take the fairings off, but the more I though about it, the more I liked the idea. So after two months of reading the web, looking at aftermarket stuff, and a wiring diagram, I am mostly finished with the project. I have some Delkevic slip-ons that I'm going to put on in the next week or two, but everything else is done.
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The project has served its purpose, I wish I'd done this year ago. Some things are just better naked.

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Re: (Kinda) New Bike Day

#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:46 pm

Well done! I've seen naked Triumph Trophys before, and naked Goldwings, but never a naked C10.
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Re: (Kinda) New Bike Day

#3 Unread post by Amdonim » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:27 pm

Thanks. I didn't really have a pattern to work on so I just tried to look at modern street fighters and try to get close to that. Didn't realize how much rake this bike has until I took the fairing off, but it came out pretty close to what I wanted it. And it is a BLAST to ride. Getting used to the wind blast took some getting used to, but I've adjust my riding position and now it's not a problem.

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Re: (Kinda) New Bike Day

#4 Unread post by Hanson » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:23 pm

That looks awesome. Great job!

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#5 Unread post by dr_bar » Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:00 pm

Well then, Happy (Kinda) New Bike Day to you...
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Re: (Kinda) New Bike Day

#6 Unread post by Johnj » Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:53 am

For shame for shame. Lettin' that little lady out without her dress. Good job.
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