Bought a Connie

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by BobRob, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. BobRob

    BobRob Pick one Supporter

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    2012 type with only 15K. Farkled exactly how I would have done it for....$6500.

    Picking it up tommorow and riding it 350 miles home on Sunday.

    Pics to follow.
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  2. wirehairs

    wirehairs If it flies it dies

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    Welcome to the club. She's a big cat that can really hussle, but just remember when you're dancing with her, she's a big girl and she can step on your toes if you are not careful.

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  3. BobRob

    BobRob Pick one Supporter

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    I had an FJR several years back and sold my Trophy last summer, so I'm not new to big sport tourers. Always loved the Connie's looks.
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Pics or it didn't happen! Congrats
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  5. hyena

    hyena Long timer

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    Fastest I ever went on two wheels was on a Connie I rest rode. A guy out in a rural area had his for sale, and allowed me to take a test ride. I was shooting for 150, but was only able to manage 140 due to traffic on the state highway I was on. Traffic was sparse, or I would not have done it. But when you see an oncoming car in the distance and you're riding "go to jail" speeds, it's best to slow down in case it's a cop. The only reason I didn't buy it, I was looking for something more comfortable for two up riding, and after riding it I didn't think my (then) girlfriend would like it. Hell of a bike, though. I have admired them since the C14's came out in 2008? My biggest complaint about them is they don't have cruise control. Now that I've had it on my Road King, I wouldn't want to be without it on a road bike. Congrats on your purchase!
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  6. BobRob

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    Teaser.. 20210619_140748.jpg
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  7. Just Cliff

    Just Cliff Been here awhile

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    Excellent choice! Going by the picture you're already familiar with the Concours reliability.
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  8. TKNJ99

    TKNJ99 Been here awhile

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    Very nice! I test rode a used Connie before ultimately buying (former bike) ZX14R.. had i not been swayed towards the 14R which later proved to be uncomfortable for me (hands falling asleep despite risers) i would probably have bought and still own a Connie. That power was addictive though.. a true point and shoot bike
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  9. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    I miss mine at times.
    If I ever move to a paved road (or if the county ever paves mine), I will get another one.

    BTW they are not good in the sand, mud or wet clay. :D
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