Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Just north of Annapolis Maryland
Thanks Starfleet, there are a few more farkels I want to add but as far as the bike itself is concerned, I am very please with it. My previous bike was a 2000 Kawasaki Concours. I really did'nt want to part with it, but affording 2 bikes was not in the cards for me. My bigest concern with the Connie was the seat to peg highth I am only 6' but I have long legs, and that made for a long day on 100 mile + rides.
For longer rides you might want to fabricate a set of highway pegs since they are practically non-existant to buy if you don't have engine guards. Mine cost less then 20 bucks and they do the job. The one on the left side bolts to the pinchbolt and the one on the right uses a spacer and fits right one the frame bolt. That few inches makes the difference between comfort and very sore knees. Welcome to the club!
My VStrom 1000 K7
Stock bikes: a
purple '74 RD350 in great shape,
All-original 1975 H2 750 triple (purple of course),
1974 H2 750(my go-fast), a scary fast & fully ported street machine!
'82 Yam 650 Turbo- running 18PSI, Be sure to be pointed where you want to go!
'75 GT550 built up & ported,
'75- H1 wrist-rocket- HOLY GOD ALMIGHTY!
'75 S1 Kaw 250 baby triple w/ lifted and ported 350cc cylinders/28mm flatslides
To-Restore list: '72 H1, 1-'75 H1, 1974 GT750