Concours C14 thread

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

  1. FireIdiot

    FireIdiot Lost in translation

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    Ahh yes. Sir Mix A Lot.... Lol

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  2. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    Somewhere in Kentucky.
  3. FireIdiot

    FireIdiot Lost in translation

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    What tank bag are you using? I've tried a few different ones and I can't find one I like (or that fits right)

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  4. Rider

    Rider Moderator Emeritus Super Moderator

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    Mmmmmmmmmmmm ... lovely. :drif
  5. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    That is the Joe Rocket Manta tank bag. I bought it for my 2K8Z1K, and use it on both bikes. It's small, but holds a camera, batteries, reading glasses, a map, pen, ear buds. It came with a cover that blew off first time I had to use it. Oh well. No complaints about the bag.

    http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/index.cfm/251/381/Luggage/Manta_Tank_Bag


    I have 3M paint protection where the magnet flaps contact the C14 tank.
  6. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Hmm....straight road. Have you at least had the bike completely airborne over the humps?
  7. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    32". The position on the strom is different enough to make a diff. for me.

    I killed of my knees by my 30's. Bicycle racing, X-C skiing, backpacking, etc. Paying for all that fun now that I'm 50. :D
  8. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Happy 3 year Birthday Connie14 motorcycle. 68,710 miles and has never once left me stranded due to electrical or mechanical problems (or any other!). Been to the Rockies in July snow and 118 degree desert heat. It has taken me to Vegas and Atlantic City to roll dice. Montreal, Canada for a friends cookout, Maine for fresh lobster, Los Angeles and the Hollywood sign. Been to the Valley of Fire in Nevada, and off-roading in Moab, Utah. Been to the Dragon more times than I can count, and been to the Adirondacks and Catskills mountains. Fortunately I have a free house sitter and this coming weekend will be meeting friends in the Everglades, and if my house sitter is up to a long stint it'll be in Alaska this summer. This bike is probably the best value I've had in my life on any vehicle of any kind because its been zero drama and hardly any maintenance.

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  9. ViperJustin

    ViperJustin Retired HH60G Gunner

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    So you've been all over the place and you give us this crappy pic?



    Btw, congrats on the racking up that many miles!
  10. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    That was just a today pic.

    I have thousands like these......


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  11. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Oh, and off-roading ADV style =)


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  12. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Heck yeah! Good stuff...very good stuff. Tell us what road and what place are the favorite your Concours has taken you.
  13. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

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    I'm hoping to see that sort of service record out of my Ninja 1000.
  14. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    That's very cool. Congrats!
  15. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    Without a doubt. A Kawasaki is almost broken in at this mileage.

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  16. dmasters458

    dmasters458 Adventurer

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    I agree. IMO pound for pound best value in motorcycling. Kawasaki has been making the in-line 4cyl for so long. Such a great motor and bulletproof.
  17. Streetslammer

    Streetslammer Littering and.......

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  18. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    ^^^^^^ i had fun on that ride [​IMG]
  19. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    Since, Ms. Iron bought her C14 in the middle of winter, it seemed like high time for a maiden voyage even though it was 36 and snowing occasionally.

    So far, great bike. There was enough weather protection for me to be comfortable with a single over layer, the bike was impeccable on some sketchy pavement, and the heated grips were "good enough". A little more heat wouldn't hurt anything though. The KTM units on my ZX-14 will fry my hands on high. On the big plus side, the bags are big enough for a mini-WalMart run and the power is bagger fabulous. It's not my ZX-14R, but pretty ripping for a bagger.

    Like some others have mentioned, might have to experiment with a different windshield at some point, but Ms. Iron has the final say on that. Still, that's my only concern for now.
  20. dolomoto

    dolomoto Destroyer of Motorcycles

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    I see your Saguaro and raise you a ride on Forest Road 150 in the Gila NF.

    This was a clue and was around 50 miles from the nearest fuel:

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    By the time I seen this sign, it was too far to turn back. This was, by far, the best section of that road.

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    Bouncing out the other end:

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    Congrats on the big mileage. I've managed around that on my '08 but you've done it in half the time!

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