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Old 02-22-2013, 05:30 AM   #1081
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Thanks! After 3 years on a C10, I felt I was finally ready to upgrade. If this is anywhere near as good as that bike (and I can tell already, it's better)
Wait until you take a corner that the C10 flopped and wallowed through at 40mph at 80+ on the C14.

Yup, it's that much better.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #1082
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Bought my C14 in November and I am just starting to get it in order to put serious miles on it this summer. I was wondering if any inmates had experience mounting extra lighting on the back. I have a Givi Monokey that just needs the lighting kit but I was thinking about mounting some lights on the back of the saddle bags for extra visibility. I live in the San Francisco Bay area so the more noticeable I am in traffic the better. I am also about to get my seat redone and was wondering if anyone had any experience with those fancy in-seat heaters? If there is any other mods that have been done for increased saftey/comfort etc. feel free to share those as well thanks.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:37 AM   #1083
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I am also about to get my seat redone
What? You mean you don't like your junk being planted in the gas tank while you ride?
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:05 AM   #1084
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...mounting extra lighting on the back. I have a Givi Monokey that just needs the lighting kit but I was thinking about mounting some lights on the back of the saddle bags for extra visibility.
Coming from an '05 Goldwing with saddlebag lighting, I had a brief thought about the addition. I quickly dismissed the idea due to a wiring quick disconnect needed - something else to fiddle with in order to remove the bags.

There are some automotive LED strips with self-contained batteries.

You could check with these guys. http://admorelighting.com/store/ I bought the adapter harness to have available.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:21 PM   #1085
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Bought my C14 in November and I am just starting to get it in order to put serious miles on it this summer. I was wondering if any inmates had experience mounting extra lighting on the back. I have a Givi Monokey that just needs the lighting kit but I was thinking about mounting some lights on the back of the saddle bags for extra visibility. I live in the San Francisco Bay area so the more noticeable I am in traffic the better. I am also about to get my seat redone and was wondering if anyone had any experience with those fancy in-seat heaters? If there is any other mods that have been done for increased saftey/comfort etc. feel free to share those as well thanks.
I'm in NJ, and also deal with crazy drivers. Thinking of adding a set of these.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #1086
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What? You mean you don't like your junk being planted in the gas tank while you ride?
Thank You!! It isn't just me then! Especially since I ride 2up mostly on this bike. I am going to get the rick mayer i think.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #1087
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Thank You!! It isn't just me then! Especially since I ride 2up mostly on this bike. I am going to get the rick mayer i think.
Prolley a good choice... I've also heard this one is pretty hard to beat for comfort, just another option to consider and it isn't as hideous as the Russell Day Long.

http://www.motorbikesaddles.com/Kawa...%2014%20GT.htm
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:04 PM   #1088
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^ ^ ^ ^

Those seats look really comfy. It's too bad my t-rex arms don't allow me to have something like that. I really need to sit close to the tank.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:47 AM   #1089
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Just to throw another choice into the mix....

Top Sellerie

They're made in France, but found this UK link ( got mine pre-loved)

www.topsellerie.co.uk

Not sure about the cost to get one stateside... but I'm really happy with mine, and my other half says she finds the seat really comfortable 'like being on a magic carpet'

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:24 AM   #1090
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I have a Corbin Canyon with backrest (Zx14) I am trying to swap or a Sargent/Corin Concous if I can find one. I need the inseam room (32") and think this seat lower than stock.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #1091
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Has anyone changed the horn?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:05 PM   #1092
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Plenty of people have.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #1093
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Thumb 10k miles

It's a start!

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:54 AM   #1094
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Has anyone changed the horn?
I put a Stebel in mine, fits under the black plastic strip to the right of the tank. It's real loud. You need the plug n' play harness. I used the original horn bracket, I think upside down. Probably be easier to take off the right piece just below the black one, but I got away with it using two universals. I got mine from Twisted Throttle. There's a tutorial on the site below the horn info, I did mine before there were how to do pics.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:49 PM   #1095
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I went with the Nautilus Compact Truck Horn.

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