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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Wout67, Dec 1, 2008.
I'm 5'9" with the C/B Eurocut on a 2011, big improvement !! Like a wall of silence.
I also note that the CeeBailey is competitively priced, about 10% less than CalSci. I owned CB before and really liked the quality. I can almost see a smoked screen on the BigBlueSquirt. If I was a tall rider, I'd definitely have a dark smoke screen. With stock 2010 screen I half look over and half look thru at full height unless I sit like the school marm's perfect pet. When I pull the trigger, it'll have to be clear to be safe.
CB also has a neat deal where you can buy a shortie screen for $100 flat when combined with any full size model. I gotta think this would be a nice summer set up around town. So many neat things to buy when you get a new bike. It is like a disease, and I told myself I would log plenty of miles this winter before I started changing things around.
You pretty much have to run two screens on this bike. A decent winter screen knocks the wind nicely, but you will roast behind it in the summer.
Just measured the screen... Calsci Large , measured across the widest part near the base.... 24"
Meanwhile 2" from the top it is 17" wide
Top of screen to the point in the middle at the bottom just under 25"
Does anyone have an auxiliary fuel cell on their Concours? I am trying to figure out how to mount a 4 gallon tank, whether it be bolted down over the seat, "tail dragger" (see sampson sport touring), or just in some sort of bag I can strap to the seat.
Cablebandit, I like your style! Two screens indeed, and it isn't a want, it is a NEED
I bought a Cal Sci. The difference over the stock is huge. Wind noise and buffeting are under control with this screen.
The Cal Sci site gives some guidelines for choosing a screen height. Follow the instructions then add one inch to the height before ordering. I find myself crouching a bit more than I like when it's raining, and I attribute it to sitting a little straighter than I normally would during the sizing.
The Cal Sci isn't as "pretty" as the stock, but after using it, I'd take function over form any day!
Currently using two screens...Stock screen for warm weather, and the NC V-Stream for the late Fall / Winter.
CB is right about being baked behind a tall screen. +1 on 2.
Folks, not telling anyone anything new here, but the C14 never ceases to impress. I came from an '05 Goldwing one week before acquiring my C14. The Wing served its purpose, now my Connie14 is serving hers. Today, I rolled over 8k in miles since February which is about what I put on the Wing before selling. Next year I plan to travel west of the Mississippi and into NM, CO, and UT to start with. I can't wait!
If your going west check this out
Not going there! At this moment your "odemeter" indicates the mark of the beast! 666 :eek1
But, I am familiar with the COG - just not a member.
I'm a long time ADVrider and have now just purchased a 2012 C14. This is a first for me and am looking forward to making some memories with it!
I sure like the new all black one. I was a FJR fan for a while, until black came out.
Sure would be an awesome ride for freeway mile munchin'. Like if I wanted to bolt to California for a day or something...
On a black C14
You can make it from here
In this short time
What a ride! That is a 65+ mph average. Blew me away. :eek1 I'm trying to determine if a 1,000 day is possible, for me, going west in the Spring. I'm not sure I could stay up that long.Is your route along interstates?
Motorcopter - did the 1,000 miles in 19 hours traveling Alabama, Mississippi and a piece of Louisiana and we spent a long time getting out of Hammond La.
In early late September rode the N.M., Co, and Utah - spectacular places, you are in for a treat.
My C-14 is a great bike, the more I ask of it the more it delivers.
If you are not going to get an aftermarket seat, get the Alaskan Sheep Skin.
43.6 mph is all you have to overall average to complete 1000 miles in 24 hours .
Some not all.
If you want the route I can email it.
Not necessary Giant as I really would have been floored if you mentioned taking back roads! :eek1
KB, I'm hoping to jump on I-40 and make the view of TN, in the mirrors, really small without wasting time. I actually have ridden VA to Phoenix on my CB400F back in late '79. If I can make Tucumcari, NM before stopping for the night, I'll be satisfied. Then, the Grand Canyon the next day. M&D live in Canon City, CO and that is where I'm ultimately headed. I'll slab back on I-70 just as I did last year on the Wing.
I do have the Kawasaki accessory seat which works pretty good for me. I will investigate the sheep skin for sure - can't hurt to have along.
Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??