Concours C14 thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Wout67, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Armchair Adventurer

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    I'm 5'9" with the C/B Eurocut on a 2011, big improvement !! Like a wall of silence.
  2. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    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.
  3. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    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.
  4. Bryn

    Bryn Leicester England

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    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" :1drink
  5. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    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.
  6. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    Cablebandit, I like your style! Two screens indeed, and it isn't a want, it is a NEED :evil
  7. NestorK

    NestorK Artiface Artisan

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    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!
  8. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    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. :D
  9. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    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!

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  10. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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  11. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    Not going there! At this moment your "odemeter" indicates the mark of the beast! 666 :eek1



    j/k :D


    But, I am familiar with the COG - just not a member.


    Thanks LSG :1drink
  12. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    Hi Gang,
    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! :D
  13. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    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...:lol3
  14. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    On a black C14

    You can make it from here

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    To here

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    In this short time

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  15. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    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?

  16. KiloBravo

    KiloBravo Armchair Adventurer

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    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.
  17. lddave

    lddave been there

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    43.6 mph is all you have to overall average to complete 1000 miles in 24 hours .
  18. LSGiant

    LSGiant Long timer

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    Some not all.

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    If you want the route I can email it.
  19. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    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.

    Thanks guys!
  20. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Do you guys have to cough up $$$$ for tires??