Concours C14 thread

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

  1. Lapchik

    Lapchik Tinkeritis posterboy

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    Nope, still get the same mpg
  2. Mr.Moose

    Mr.Moose Living the Adventure

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    Great looking bike, what year is it?
  3. Mr.Moose

    Mr.Moose Living the Adventure

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    I've been looking at upgrading to Concours 14:evil. My question is for those of you that have had or are curently riding a 08 or 09 model would you buy the same model again or is it worth it to spend a bit more and get a 2010 or 2011??

    :freaky
  4. thetable

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    Looks more blue than black, and that makes it, most likely, a '10, although a '13 is also a possibility.
  5. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    2010+. Worth it for the goodies IMHO.
  6. thetable

    thetable Long timer

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    Agreed. I love my 09, but the 10+ adds a lot of niceties.
  7. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    +1

    Significant upgrades.
  8. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    If you want the electronic goodies, you need to go with the `10+.

    I bought an `09 because I don't care for the redesign of the fairing. Plus Candy Diamond Red has not been offered since.

    Also, if you're a pussy about heat, get the `10+.
  9. cablebandit

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    It's a 2010, pushing 40,000 miles. I really need to take a look at those valves at some point.
  10. muguvian

    muguvian lugrubious

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    I have an 08 and the only "upgrade" I thought was worthwhile was the heated grips. So I added them for $40 and skipped the TC and linked brakes, which would actually turn me away from the GTR1400 if I was buying one now. Also don't have a problem with any more heat than most other faired bikes I've ridden.
  11. cls

    cls Long timer

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    I sold my '09 primarily because of the heat issue, FWIW. Unacceptable on a bike of this price/caliber. YMMV, of course. If they put the new ZX14R engine in the Connie w/a few changes, I'd be back in the game. I hear the heat issue is a done deal.
  12. dmasters458

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    @Mr.Moose When I was looking for mine, I went with the 2008 because the price tag was better, but mine came with heated grips, tc can, and taller windshield. These are pretty popular mods so you might considering looking for an 08 or 09 with them vs a 2010 if the prices are right. they are out there. ps i got mine for $7400 with 15k on it. I've seen them here in the bay area for $8-$10k depending on year, mileage, etc.
  13. Gregster

    Gregster Been here awhile

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    Is there some upgrade to fix the heat issue with the earlier models?
  14. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    You can get rid of some of it by blocking the rear of the fairing with foam blocking. It will still cook your feet though. If it rarely goes above 80° where you ride I don't think it matters as much.

    I actually wish my 2010 had some heat issues once winter rolls around.:deal
  15. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    ZSteve on the ZGGTR forum makes a set of heat shields that keep the engine heat off of your shins. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=287.0
  16. OneMoreTime

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    I ride the 08 C14 in the winter and ride my DL 1000 in the summer, both used are about the same price of a new C14. Works great for me.:D
  17. Mr.Moose

    Mr.Moose Living the Adventure

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    First off thanks to everyone for all the input its great to get feedback like this.

    Its hard not to look at the 2008 with the price difference.looking through adds tonight I saw a 2008 with 6k miles on it for $6999. I could do a lot of upgrades for the$4k-$6k the 2010 would cost..:wink: But do know that the upgrade list in 2010 was pretty extensive. But i will say that in the scope of thing these are great "problems" to have.. :D
  18. sweetwater

    sweetwater Been here awhile

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    Moose, you're so right, these "problems" are kind of funny things to have to work around on upper-end luxury sportbikes like the C14, but they make the whole thing kind of interesting. Keep in mind that some of it is personal preference. Some guys are still swearing off C14s all together in favor of their old C10s.

    I fell in love with The Connie by riding my good friend's '08. He then traded on a '11 and immediately went to modifying the snot out of it. He did a gob of performance upgrades trying to outdo the ZX14 in terms of raw power (he's nuts). When I was looking for my own C14 I didn't care what year I found, but got lucky on a new-old-stock 2010. There was a comparably priced '09 on the floor as well, but my bike was "new" and I liked the warranty et cetera. Well, that and the fact that I'd heard blue was the fastest, most reliable color :D

    This time of year should turn up some good buys either way. Let us know what you find and best of luck in your search.
  19. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    What helped me was collecting information on nearby C14's of different years, new or used. Those are below. It helped me get an good idea of where the bargain is. My choice wasn't leaning towards a gen I or gen II model. It was simple, now wrecks, no damage, low miles, stock, and low/fair price.

    The "Gas Expense" figure is helped determine how much it would cost to retrieve the bike. All had to be doable round-trip in a single day. This is not included in the "total" prices.

    I really liked the red 2009, and that turned out to be the only gen I that survived the cut.

    One bike had scratches that amounted to $648 in replacement parts. So, those type of expenses had to be factored into an acceptable price.

    I used MS Excel to build the tracker and this is how it was left in January of 2012. I ended up making an offer on a 2012 model locally. It was the ticket.

    <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="871"><colgroup><col style="mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:3437;width:71pt" width="94"> <col style="mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:4278;width:88pt" width="117"> <col style="mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:4022; width:83pt" span="5" width="110"> <col style="mso-width-source:userset;mso-width-alt:4022;width:83pt" width="110"> </colgroup><tbody><tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt;width:71pt" height="20" width="94">
    </td> <td style="width:88pt" width="117">
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    </td> <td style="width:83pt" width="110">offer $11.2k + tax</td> <td style="width:83pt" width="110">
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="height:18.75pt" height="25"> <td style="height:18.75pt" height="25">Year</td> <td class="xl88">2009</td> <td class="xl89">2010</td> <td class="xl90">2010</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.75pt" height="21"> <td style="height:15.75pt" height="21">New or Used</td> <td class="xl64">used</td> <td class="xl79">New</td> <td class="xl64">Demo</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> <td class="xl74">New</td> <td class="xl64">Used</td> </tr> <tr style="height:45.75pt" height="61"> <td class="xl68" style="height:45.75pt;width:71pt" height="61" width="94">Location</td> <td class="xl82" style="width:88pt" width="117">Blarisville, GA</td> <td class="xl80" style="width:83pt" width="110">Primo Pwr Sports Lilburn, GA</td> <td class="xl67" style="width:83pt" width="110">Scott Lansford Crossville, TN</td> <td class="xl67" style="width:83pt" width="110">Amer MS Nashville, TN</td> <td class="xl75" style="width:83pt" width="110">Haydens OS Nicholasville, KY</td> <td class="xl78" style="border-top:none;width:83pt" width="110">Mtn Mtr Sports Kodak, TN</td> <td class="xl71" style="width:83pt" width="110">Barnesville, GA</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Phone #</td> <td class="xl64">866-865-4290</td> <td class="xl79">770-985-8595</td> <td class="xl64">866-225-5890</td> <td class="xl64">615-834-8990</td> <td class="xl64">866-349-6675</td> <td class="xl64">866-381-4628</td> <td class="xl64">770-696-3768</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Gas Expense</td> <td class="xl64">100</td> <td class="xl79">105</td> <td class="xl64">35</td> <td class="xl64">20</td> <td class="xl64">90</td> <td class="xl64">89</td> <td class="xl64">125</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Bike Price</td> <td class="xl64">10295</td> <td class="xl79">13299</td> <td class="xl64">13700</td> <td class="xl64">14130</td> <td class="xl64">13479</td> <td class="xl64">13588</td> <td class="xl64">11995</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Dealer Fees</td> <td>
    </td> <td class="xl79">
    </td> <td class="xl64">195</td> <td class="xl64">149</td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> <td class="xl64">0</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Tax</td> <td class="xl65">793.44</td> <td class="xl65">1024.95</td> <td class="xl65">1055.86</td> <td class="xl65">1089.00</td> <td class="xl65">1038.83</td> <td class="xl65">1047.23</td> <td class="xl65">924.45</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Total</td> <td class="xl66">$11,088.44</td> <td class="xl81">$14,323.95</td> <td class="xl66">$14,950.86</td> <td class="xl66">$15,368.00</td> <td class="xl73">$14,517.83</td> <td class="xl66">$14,635.23</td> <td class="xl66">$12,919.45</td> </tr> <tr style="mso-height-source:userset;height:11.25pt" height="15"> <td class="xl84" style="height:11.25pt" height="15">
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    </td> <td class="xl84">
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    </td> <td class="xl84">
    </td> <td class="xl84">
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    </td> </tr> <tr style="height:18.75pt" height="25"> <td style="height:18.75pt" height="25">Year</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> <td class="xl70">2011</td> <td class="xl69">2012</td> <td class="xl69">2012</td> <td class="xl69">2012</td> <td class="xl69">2012</td> <td class="xl69">2012</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.75pt" height="21"> <td style="height:15.75pt" height="21">New or Used</td> <td class="xl64">Used</td> <td class="xl74">New</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> <td class="xl74">New</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> <td class="xl64">New</td> </tr> <tr style="height:30.75pt" height="41"> <td class="xl68" style="height:30.75pt;width:71pt" height="41" width="94">Location</td> <td class="xl75" style="width:88pt" width="117">Pandora's Eu MS Chattanooga, TN</td> <td class="xl76" style="border-top:none;border-left:none;width:83pt" width="110">Mtn Mtr Sports Marietta, GA</td> <td class="xl77" style="width:83pt" width="110">Mid-South Clarksville, TN</td> <td class="xl76" style="border-top:none;border-left:none;width:83pt" width="110">Mtn Mtr Sports Kodak, TN</td> <td class="xl67" style="width:83pt" width="110">Longshore Ctr Florence, AL</td> <td class="xl71" style="width:83pt" width="110">Cycle World of NJ</td> <td class="xl91" style="width:83pt" width="110">Bought at Mid-South </td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Phone #</td> <td class="xl64">888-332-2365</td> <td class="xl64">866-616-6415</td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> <td class="xl64">866-381-4628</td> <td class="xl64">866-586-0075</td> <td class="xl64">856-795-7001</td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Gas Expense</td> <td class="xl64">69</td> <td class="xl64">98</td> <td class="xl64">0</td> <td class="xl64">89</td> <td class="xl64">50</td> <td class="xl86">!</td> <td class="xl86">!</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Bike Price</td> <td class="xl64">11995</td> <td class="xl64">12518</td> <td class="xl64">15899</td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> <td class="xl64">14695</td> <td class="xl64">13595</td> <td class="xl64">13805</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Dealer Fees</td> <td class="xl64">199</td> <td class="xl83">626</td> <td class="xl64">261.5</td> <td class="xl64">
    </td> <td class="xl64">345</td> <td>
    </td> <td class="xl64">261.5</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Tax</td> <td class="xl65">924.45</td> <td class="xl65">964.76</td> <td class="xl65">1225.34</td> <td class="xl65">0.00</td> <td class="xl65">1132.54</td> <td class="xl65">1047.77</td> <td class="xl65">1064.00</td> </tr> <tr style="height:15.0pt" height="20"> <td style="height:15.0pt" height="20">Total</td> <td class="xl72">$13,118.45</td> <td class="xl72">$14,108.76</td> <td class="xl73">$17,385.84</td> <td class="xl66">$0.00</td> <td class="xl66">$16,172.54</td> <td class="xl66">$14,642.77</td> <td class="xl66">$15,130.50</td> </tr> <tr style="height:45.0pt" height="60"> <td class="xl85" style="height:45.0pt" height="60">
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    </td> <td class="xl67" style="width:83pt" width="110">Bill @ Mtn MS in Marietta, GA 678-887-8665</td> <td class="xl64">offer
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    </td> <td colspan="2" style="mso-ignore:colspan">$300 for saddle bag cvr</td> <td>
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    </td> <td colspan="2" style="mso-ignore:colspan">$225 for LH fairing ctr</td> <td>
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    </td> <td colspan="2" style="mso-ignore:colspan">$123 for LH fairing fwd</td> <td>
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  20. dmasters458

    dmasters458 Adventurer

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    The fact that you can get this bike, with the way it stacks up against an FJR and the K1300 for $7000 with <10k on it is ridiculous. When I bought mine it was the most I have ever spent on a motorcycle. It is also the most comfortable and fastest motorcycle I have ever owned. And then I think about my buddies who ride Harley and how $7k will get you a 95 electraglide in need of a rebuild. The power of marketing i guess.