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SteveWFL


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posted January 29, 2010 03:38 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 29 Jan 2010 18:39
'10 Concours14 / SPOT locater

Picked up a Concours. At the risk of being off-topic I mirrored on a few forums here.

C14 - Seems to be a fine bike, I flew into Philly and the dealership gave me a ride to NJ. Bought the connie and rode it to mom's in the Carolinas to take her to b'day dinner and get the 600 mile oil change. The bike did so well I could've kept riding onward to Tampa.

I tried a "SPOT" locater. Wow I can't say enough about the product. Its actually for getting immediate emergency help such as search and rescue if you go off the side of a mountain in a no cell phone service area and such. But I got it so mom could track my travels as I rode down from NJ and not worry.

It plotted me flying to NJ then my whole ride to Carolinas. Sunday I'll do another 600 miles from Carolinas to FL, and it will show me traveling in realtime again. Its a great product.

To see SPOT in action where I've been thus far (or track Sunday in realtime) click right here http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0I7n12Hyuck2VuGtQBWom3q8A6dGN8AYA
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epd345


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posted January 29, 2010 04:19 AM        
Steve that is awesome. You must of froze while you were in the North East. Did you get rid of the R1?
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posted January 29, 2010 05:01 AM        
Congratulations Steve............... I'm not far behind you and I will buy the 2010 also. Keep us updated on your opinions of the bike. Ride safe.
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posted January 29, 2010 05:05 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 29 Jan 2010 20:08
thanks fella's - weather was 47 degrees and I was geared up for colder.

Keeping the litre leaner around and plan to use the connie on a lot of upcoming long trips. I'm really surprised how good it did on that 650 mile gig with no breaks except fast gas stops and a quick coffee.

I just got the 600 mile oil change done. Interested since it's broken in to see how far the bike will go with ECU in "economy" mode and check true gas mileage when I go to FL sunday (bike is telling me 43-47 average)

that SPOT product really has me impressed!
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posted January 29, 2010 05:18 AM        
Glad you are enjoying it. That bike just eats miles. Wait till you put real tires on the thing. Oh yeah it doesn't even start to run good until about 4000 miles.
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posted January 29, 2010 05:34 AM        
Right on man I knew you'd make the right choice in machinery !
Interesting spot thing too. Ima have to check it out
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posted January 29, 2010 06:18 AM        
Way to go Steve, I'm sure you'll love that thing. One of them is on my to do list as they are great bikes and the changes they made for the '10 model really helped iron out a couple small issues.

Kawasaki really put the sport back in sport touring!

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posted January 29, 2010 07:31 AM        
that is really cool Steve, I was wondering how it worked. Just ordered one for my son, that way we can track him when he goes out of town to visit his friends.

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zxbob


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posted January 29, 2010 08:16 AM        
quote:
thanks fella's - that SPOT product really has me impressed!


Well first . . . . congrats on the new ride !

That SPOT tracking is way cool, but it shows you on the wrong end of the country !

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posted January 29, 2010 09:52 AM        
So Steve, do you really want someone to be able to track where you are?
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posted January 30, 2010 08:34 AM        
thanks guys, ted I want mom to track me and not worry. I'll be turning SPOT back on tomorrow for the last 600 miles again

carolinas are under ice, I may be testing the "traction control" feature tomorrow
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posted January 30, 2010 08:40 AM        
quote:
thanks guys, ted I want mom to track me and not worry. I'll be turning SPOT back on tomorrow for the last 600 miles again

carolinas are under ice, I may be testing the "traction control" feature tomorrow

Sweet!
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posted January 30, 2010 08:45 AM        Edited By: Flame On on 30 Jan 2010 23:46
Good info track site

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posted January 30, 2010 11:47 AM        
Looks like he is in Columbia SC, right in the middle of that ice storm. Hopefully he is safe and warm.
Pretty cool device though,
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posted January 30, 2010 01:40 PM        
Seems like if anyone can track it, how about the "big brother"?

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posted January 30, 2010 02:10 PM        
One would think that if you have one of those you don't mind who tracks you.
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posted January 30, 2010 02:36 PM        Edited By: oncourse on 31 Jan 2010 05:43
It will be standard equipment soon.... On star is hugely intrusive, I always wanted to take the on star unit out of a car and take it with me on a cruise and then call for directions!

Well, I made a wrong turn in fl. and I do not know where I am now "you are in the middle of the atlantic ocean", Impossible I say, the road sign says 1,000 miles to the virgin islands..

Rob
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posted January 31, 2010 02:53 AM        
I am tracking steve south on 95 north of savannah...cool. I don't know if i want my location known.....
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posted January 31, 2010 03:01 AM        
i know i could turn it off. looks like steve is keeping a constant speed past hilton head....
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posted January 31, 2010 03:17 AM        
steve is nearly to 16, still on 95 heading south at steady speed. the connie is cruisin
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posted January 31, 2010 04:02 AM        
quote:
steve is nearly to 16, still on 95 heading south at steady speed. the connie is cruisin

Yeah!
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posted January 31, 2010 04:16 AM        
south of savannah near rabbit hill
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posted January 31, 2010 04:39 AM        
almost to the florida border, no bar stops for steve!
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posted January 31, 2010 06:31 AM        
Looks like he is having fun. I like the C-14 but can't afford another "Toy" as my wife

has informed me. I have the GPS on my Blackberry so I am on her radar when I am

going on long trips. :-) and my Garmin Street Pilot for the road.

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posted January 31, 2010 10:12 AM        
Cool Steve is in Tampa FL now
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