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Old 08-13-2012, 04:19 PM   #21
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Hey everyone, thanks for all of the great info. Loads to process...

Good thing that I didn't check the thread from work - I wouldn't have gotten anything done, and not earned the $$'s to get one!

Wish I was closer to Seattle, but at least for the next few days, I can't even think about going that far for a test ride, but maybe later! (Thanks TONS for the offer though!)

Again, thanks all! I'm definitely closer to pulling the trigger on the C14.

UD

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:54 PM   #22
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Hey everyone, ...
Again, thanks all! I'm definitely closer to pulling the trigger on the C14.
UD
You've got 4 weeks of assured good riding weather left, don't let it get away from you, as you ponder...

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Old 08-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #23
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deuce,
Which drop pegs did you go with?
Murph's pegs:

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/pr...roducts_id=401

They're very well made and you don't lose any cornering clearance with them because they angle the feelers out a little further. Been very happy with them, the only thing that took about a day to get used to is not having rubber on the top to absorb the little vibration there is down there.

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #24
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Udoggie,
I have had an ST1300, an FJR, and the C-14 and all three are great motorcycles. I probably would still have the FJR but I talked myself into trading that in for a FJR 1300AE and that was an immediate mistake. So I found myself into a 2012 C-14.

The C-14 is very rideable at reasonable speeds and I am no speed demon. You can go many easy miles on this bike and I found that the C-14 is not "twitchy" like my FJR or ST1300 was. But to be honest for me the FJR has the best stock seat of all three bikes.

But all three are great bikes. But you can't go wrong with the C-14 by any means.

Again, we all have opinions and only you can decide this. If you don't have to do a trade (like I did with a AE model FJR) there are some great bargains for the C-14 and frankly I wouldn't shy away from the '08 and '09 models.

WRichStrom

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Old 08-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #25
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Look for the new '13 models coming out this Fall. The FJR is getting another restyling. 1400cc motor. I'm interested for sure.

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #26
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FYI, I pulled the trigger, and bought a 2012 concours today. Extremely happy, and I felt like I got a great deal (at Hillsboro Motorsports.)

By the time I was about 90 seconds into my test ride, I was sold on the C14.

Thanks everyone for the advice! It was truly appreciated.

UD

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Old 08-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #27
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:33 PM   #28
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FYI, I pulled the trigger, and bought a 2012 concours today. Extremely happy, and I felt like I got a great deal (at Hillsboro Motorsports.)

By the time I was about 90 seconds into my test ride, I was sold on the C14.

Thanks everyone for the advice! It was truly appreciated.

UD
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I cant be properly jealous unless I see pics!!!!

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:57 AM   #29
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Nice! Congrats on the new machine.. hope to see it out soon.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #30
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I Ride: '08 SV650 (sold), '06 ZX14 (wrecked), '12 Concours (Sold), '12 Can-Am Spyder (sold)
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FYI, I pulled the trigger, and bought a 2012 concours today. Extremely happy, and I felt like I got a great deal (at Hillsboro Motorsports.)

By the time I was about 90 seconds into my test ride, I was sold on the C14.

Thanks everyone for the advice! It was truly appreciated.

UD
Color?? Didn't they have a "smokin" deal on a 2011 down there right now?? AWESOME CHOICE!! Another Connie owners hits PNWRiders!

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Old 08-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #31
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Nice.

Good choice, IMO.

Safe journeys...

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Old 08-18-2012, 11:10 PM   #32
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Color?? Didn't they have a "smokin" deal on a 2011 down there right now??
Yes they did, but the '11 was sold by the time I got there.

I got the same deal on a new red '12. I don't know what they call it, but it's a dark burgundy red with metallic flake.

Not much riding outside of commuting this week with the heat, but I'm looking to rectify that soon.

It's a night-and-day difference between the SV & C14. It's definitely the right ride for me.

UD

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Old 08-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #33
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My Brother and I both have them , me 2010, him 2011. No issues with either bike. He even took his for a session on a track day and was impressed with what it could do (his track bike being a 119

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Old 08-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #34
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From Bald Peak state park, earlier today.


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Old 08-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #35
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Another bike with the MASSIVVVEEEEEEEEEEE can!!! My Sprint has one too. It looks alright with the bags on it but without it, the can really stands out!

Nice looking Concourse, congrats! Be safe out there! I went from a similar bike to a larger one, and that throttle on a larger bike really does make a difference! There's been a few times where I have accidentally given it a twist I was not expecting and it REALLY can wake you up!

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #36
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ive had my 08 since 08.........wonderfull bike!, amazingly sport capable, marginally superior in most regards to an FJR......the C14 lends itself really well to mods, particularly a full header, removing the secondary intake valves and using a P/C (upwards of 155-160 RWHP).......with economy mapping it still gets outstanding MPG (upwards of 45-50 MPG)......fast (GPS'd at well over 160MPH.....ran out of road before topping out)....smooth engine, buttery gearbox, no shaft quirks, i even like the seat but that is a matter of taste....jmho

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Old 08-20-2012, 07:51 AM   #37
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Yes they did, but the '11 was sold by the time I got there.

I got the same deal on a new red '12. I don't know what they call it, but it's a dark burgundy red with metallic flake.

Not much riding outside of commuting this week with the heat, but I'm looking to rectify that soon.

It's a night-and-day difference between the SV & C14. It's definitely the right ride for me.

UD
Hmmmm.......another Candy Arabian Red.....I call it Rootbeer personally. We have TWINS!! I love it so far. I put on Tech Spec snake skins as my first "mod" or "farkle" Love it. Working on putting the Canyon Cages on this week and the throttlemeisters. I bought the big back storage thing but not sure if I will ever put it on as long trips don't seem to be in the near future for me.

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:14 AM   #38
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Nice! Congrats on the new bike! She's a beauty! That bike was really high on my want list, but I went another direction. That place is putting out some great deals across the board.

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Old 08-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #39
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Now put a ZX-14 map in it and your set...

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Old 08-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #40
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Look into the VFR1200



Owners of the bike swear by it. Its very sporty, fast yet very comfortable at the same time.
Not talking trash, it may be a great bike, but your statement begs the question - what owners? The RSV4 is a rare machine (there are 4 in the Portland/Vancouver area), but you do occasionally see them - I've only ever seen *1* VFR1200 on the road, and the bike's been available for 3 years.

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