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Old 01-10-2013, 05:17 AM   #946
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Pick whatever one fits YOU best. The FJR was a little cramped for my legs. THe C14 was better in that regard. Both felt cramped compared to my Weestrom.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #947
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I was actually in this position last year. None of the dealers would let me take a test ride on a new unit, so I found a used one at a dealer and rode it. I also took my wife and had her sit on both and see which one she would fit better. She had more front to back seat room on the Connie, and I was leaning that way anyway. The one I found was a 2010 with abs, 3,000 miles with a trunk, risers, gel seat, and extended warranty. It took a few months of looking before I made the decision.

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Old 01-10-2013, 09:25 AM   #948
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I went C14 for the 2up factor. I figured the heavier bike would be better with the wife on it. I love this bike. My poor airhead hasn't seen much road time since.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:28 AM   #949
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I've also had both. For me, it came down to the FJR had better handling and fuel consumption but the C14 had better power, ground clearance, and a little more room (The Connie also had notably more techie doo-dads until 2013. I haven't kept up w/the changes well enough to comment on that latest change.). They're both very good, but (relatively) heavy, bikes.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:50 AM   #950
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Windshield upgrade

Just installed a Cee Bailey Ultra Tour Domed Windshield on my 2011 Silver Connie.
Makes all the difference in the world. I`m 6ft tall and the stock shield produced some buffeting and wind noise.
The Cee Bailey shield eliminates both the Noise and Buffeting 100%.
It`s thicker than the stock shield also. Very Happy! Under $200.00 and worth it for the quiet ride.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #951
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I use the same shield for wintertime duty. It's too hot to use once the weather breaks. Look for about a 3MPG hit between the cold temps and pushing the larger shield.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:57 AM   #952
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Just installed a Cee Bailey Ultra Tour Domed Windshield on my 2011 Silver Connie.
Makes all the difference in the world. I`m 6ft tall and the stock shield produced some buffeting and wind noise.
The Cee Bailey shield eliminates both the Noise and Buffeting 100%.
It`s thicker than the stock shield also. Very Happy! Under $200.00 and worth it for the quiet ride.
I had lots of buffeting with the stock screen on my '09

Changed for a Calsci Large and the bike is transformed

You would think Kawasaki could have got something so obvious right during development
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Old 01-13-2013, 08:42 AM   #953
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I had lots of buffeting with the stock screen on my '09

Changed for a Calsci Large and the bike is transformed

You would think Kawasaki could have got something so obvious right during development
I run the same screen in the winter, but for warmer temps, the stock is my preference. I'd prefer an even shorter windscreen, but can't bring myself to cut the stocker.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #954
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Never gets that warm in England
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #955
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..... not sure what stock torque is at the rear wheel, but 97 at the rear wheel is a lot of fun ....
Average stock rw tq is 92.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #956
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Question Givi E55 trunk

Questions for the mounting rack.

I'm going to replace the existing rack plate, with one that will accept the SW-MOTECH Quick-Locks so the soon-to-arrive E55 trunk can be mounted direct. I've seen numerous racks for the C14, but I want one that will move the trunk forward. There is one from Projekt D that is moveable fore and aft that is a possibility, but I'd need to ask them where the forward position actually is - forward being the OEM location only?

Anyone know of a rack that will move a trunk about four inches forward?
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:30 PM   #957
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Questions for the mounting rack.

I'm going to replace the existing rack plate, with one that will accept the SW-MOTECH Quick-Locks so the soon-to-arrive E55 trunk can be mounted direct. I've seen numerous racks for the C14, but I want one that will move the trunk forward. There is one from Projekt D that is moveable fore and aft that is a possibility, but I'd need to ask them where the forward position actually is - forward being the OEM location only?

Anyone know of a rack that will move a trunk about four inches forward?
www.philsfarkels.com

It's a great replacement for the cheap plastic ones.

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Old 01-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #958
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You'll need a custom job to go 4 inches forward. I have the Premier Cycle Accessories rack and the E55 clips right on. It adjusts about 2 inches but that's basically backwards.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:24 PM   #959
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Thanks guys. I'll have to await the arrival of the trunk. Then, set it on the rack positioned where I want it, and then assess the aftermarket racks to see what might be close. The Phil's rack may be what I need. It's just that some of the trunks look to be move rearward in an attempt to fit a pad for the passenger.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #960
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www.philsfarkels.com

It's a great replacement for the cheap plastic ones.

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+1 on that! i had the Givi SR410 setup but have changed to Phil's rack and it's the biz!
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