2003 Concours™
Reviewer: Stuart Townes
From: Boise, Idaho, United States
Date: 12/02/2012
Rider Height: 5' 10"
Rider Weight: 225
Miles/Hours: 86000 miles
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Specs: Loewer Powersports Specs
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My First Bike

I bought this 2003 Concours for my first bike at the urging of several people. The bike was a little top heavy and challenging in low speed turns but I quickly overcame that. I used it for commuting to/from work which was 110 miles round trip. It's a nice comfortable ride with adequate power on tap. I averaged 40 mpg. at 80 mph. The only real problem I had was even with the fuel valve in reserve mode, the bike would occasionally die after riding 170 to 200 miles. I finally attributed this to fuel starvation after visiting several forums and eliminating all other causes. I put a fuel pump in line with the carbs and tank and the problem went away.

Upgrades/Accessories:  Fork brace, Garmin Streetpilot 2720, Bergman oil filter mount, electric fuel pump, voltmeter, highway pegs, fog lights, bug shields for forks and HID headlight.

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