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Old 11-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #826
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What's with the BMW badge?

Certainly can catch people off-guard!


I recall seeing an Amigo with Mercedes-Benz emblems. Since I wasn't familure with either, it seemed legit.
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #827
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what's with the bmw badge?

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:29 AM   #828
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That's the bike BMW wishes they had built.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:07 PM   #829
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Ah..see where you're going now
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:29 PM   #830
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No kidding Maximus...I rode a KGT and it was very, very nice, but not up to scratch at the price. My C14 is doing a great job for me. FWIW, I've had two Beemers, and here I am on a 2010 BigBlueSquirt giggling every time I ride. Even through the rain today I was comfy and pleased with my decision to buy this bike.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #831
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I also have a ZZR 600 (that I'm wanting to sell). I had it before the Connie. Thought I would ride both. Since owning the Connie, the ZZR has been ridden 3 times. The Connie does everything the ZZR does and adds the comfort level. Still can't figure out how I got my knees to bend that much on the ZZR. =^>
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:21 PM   #832
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You might decide you wanna keep that ZZR. I am actually considering keeping my "for sale" WR250 as a townie. One bike just can't do it all. I'd like to have a midweight in the garage.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:22 PM   #833
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...as a track bike, of course
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 AM   #834
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the beemer and the fjr can't touch the 2up riding of the connie. I love my R100 like a first-born but it doesn't handle riding 2up.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:59 PM   #835
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Dmasters, I envy your collection...an R100 cafe racer style would look great in my garage and it would address my love for old bikes. Never owned an airhead and I think it would be refreshing to scoot around on.

Anyway, The C14 is proving its worth to me and it actually does everything pretty well, including two-up as you mentioned. Very surprisingly, I don't mind riding the bike around town and found myself filtering the big bike thru traffic the other morning with ease. What I am really waiting for though is some nice backroads sport touring. This is where I am sure the bike will really shine, especially over the course of multiday rides . I actually caught the missus inspecting the panniers the other day and she noticed the old Givi topcase sitting ready-to-go. She really loves BMW vario cases, but I think the BigBlueSquirt has gotten her attention too. She remarked that while she loves the GS, the "crotch rocket" is very comfortable
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #836
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My pops has got a 1976 R90s that will be mine one day when I convince him he is too old to ride. I found the R100 I have on craigslist in western new york for $1500. The more I looked it over, the more I realized what had been done to it, Progressive suspension, corbin seat, dual plug heads, extended oil pan, rear disc brake (which I think is standard on a 1979) and all the stuff I read told me that this was the bike to have. The shifting can be a little unforgiving but its pretty nimble. I like it so much that I am thinking about getting another R100 GS or one I can make into an adventure bike so I can get into some dirt.

I just got a Givi Monokey E55 for my C14. I got it on ebay for $240 but it was used with some scratches on it. Got the Phils Farkles to mount it on there, which i will be doing tonight or tomorrow, but im pretty excited to have all this space. Going to ride down to Los Angeles and possibly Vegas in January.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:55 AM   #837
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Anyway, The C14 is proving its worth to me and it actually does everything pretty well, including two-up as you mentioned. Very surprisingly, I don't mind riding the bike around town and found myself filtering the big bike thru traffic the other morning with ease. D
Had loads of different GS's over the past few years with lots of different panniers fitted, and never had any problems filtering...

A couple of weeks ago i was filtering past traffic queuing at a stop light..and the GTR's mirror got intimate with a Nissan micra . Driver wound her window down and said. "Don't worry about it"

I think the response would have been different if I'd hit the Bentley behind her
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #838
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Bryn, in some ways the GS actually made a better commuter/townie than the C14 and it may actually have a better "filterability" but I never really used it that way. I almost always grabbed the WR over GS the past bit. The Concours has me riding a bit more around town...I know, I know, it just doesn't make sense to torture this bike around town but the weather is great and I've not got time to take a trip...

Now, as far as mirror scuffs and Nissan girls, what becomes paramount is, how cute was this female specimen?
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:47 AM   #839
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dmaster, I would like your feedback on the Givi 55L trunk. I have the Kawasaki 47L (Givi) trunk. I've been thinking about switching to the 55. Found a new one on EBay for about $280. Great price but I'm not sure I wanna pull the trigger yet. Your input would be appreciated. Everyone else that has the 55, let me know what u think.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #840
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Talking of filtering

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtXFThyr764&sns=em
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