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Old 02-11-2013, 12:00 PM   #1036
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I agree. IMO pound for pound best value in motorcycling. Kawasaki has been making the in-line 4cyl for so long. Such a great motor and bulletproof.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #1037
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Oh, and off-roading ADV style =)


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Old 02-12-2013, 12:26 PM   #1038
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^^^^^^ i had fun on that ride
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:14 PM   #1039
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Since, Ms. Iron bought her C14 in the middle of winter, it seemed like high time for a maiden voyage even though it was 36 and snowing occasionally.

So far, great bike. There was enough weather protection for me to be comfortable with a single over layer, the bike was impeccable on some sketchy pavement, and the heated grips were "good enough". A little more heat wouldn't hurt anything though. The KTM units on my ZX-14 will fry my hands on high. On the big plus side, the bags are big enough for a mini-WalMart run and the power is bagger fabulous. It's not my ZX-14R, but pretty ripping for a bagger.

Like some others have mentioned, might have to experiment with a different windshield at some point, but Ms. Iron has the final say on that. Still, that's my only concern for now.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:58 PM   #1040
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Oh, and off-roading ADV style =)


I see your Saguaro and raise you a ride on Forest Road 150 in the Gila NF.

This was a clue and was around 50 miles from the nearest fuel:



By the time I seen this sign, it was too far to turn back. This was, by far, the best section of that road.





Bouncing out the other end:




Congrats on the big mileage. I've managed around that on my '08 but you've done it in half the time!

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 PM   #1041
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I see your Saguaro and raise you a ride on Forest Road 150 in the Gila NF.

This was a clue and was around 50 miles from the nearest fuel:



By the time I seen this sign, it was too far to turn back. This was, by far, the best section of that road.
Your lucky it didn't rain Great road and it quickly turns to hideous mud
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:57 PM   #1042
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89,000km on mine. With a Vee in the shed it doesn't do much gravel these days...

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:23 PM   #1043
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shameless bump for the concours

CCS races at Homestead Miami Speedway this weekend.

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Old 02-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #1044
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:49 PM   #1045
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Well, heck! That certainly ruined your day. Looks like you were well enough to gather your stuff. Hope you are feeling ok.
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Old 02-17-2013, 06:52 PM   #1046
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Hope you are okay. Man that sucks.

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Old 02-17-2013, 06:57 PM   #1047
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Damn! Hope you're doin alright.
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:00 PM   #1048
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The bike can be replaced. How are YOU feeling?
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:08 PM   #1049
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Other than that, how was the play Mrs. Lincoln?
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:38 PM   #1050
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Damn that sucks! Hope you're ok and back on a Connie soon!
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