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post #31 of 61 Old 12-01-2012, 03:36 PM
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Motocopter, I'm looking at upgrading my topbox to a Givi 55L. There are several on Fleabay.
As for the Corbin, you will definitely enjoy it. The reach is a little long for me also. I have the 2" spacers which raise the bars. I'm thinking of adding the wedges also to bring the bars back.
Try that and the buy a Corbin. Your butt will thank you. :^>

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I like the E55NT for my black C14, and would like to get the brake light kit with it. I'm finding no shortage of people to sell a Givi case, but the options availability aren't clear. Do you know if the brake light kit will come with smoked or red lenses?

I'm also trying to sort-out the mounts from Phil's Farkles. It seems he has the pegs that will attach a Givi to his C14 rack, but the position is fixed. That may not be a problem. I need to look into the mount points without Phil's rack because I believe I want a rack that will move the case forward a couple/few inches.
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2012 C14 ABS here in Candy Arabian Red....

Its fairly comfy for a rider my size, coming off a ZX14 I find myself wanting a little more power though..

Taller windshield, lowered pegs, and raised bars.....If I don't sell it and go to a ZX14R I'll try a more comfy seat next..

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post #34 of 61 Old 12-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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So Big Mike, you are wanting to sell you C14 and go back to a ZX-14? Nothing wrong with the ZX-14, just askin'.
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So Big Mike, you are wanting to sell you C14 and go back to a ZX-14? Nothing wrong with the ZX-14, just askin'.
I'm giving it some serious thought...

I miss the expolosive power my ZX had, the C14 is fairly fast for a bike its size but its no ZX14


Power Commander, Brocks pipe, Brocks map, flies were pulled, and BMC filter..

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Sounds like you have a need for two bikes - ride the one that you're feeling that day.

I'd really like to have a '12 ZX-14R in the Kawi green next to my C14 and Z1K, but at this time it's not the best idea. Maybe a two to three year old with low mileage is in the future!
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Just traded my 08, C14 for a new 2112. Put 70,000 completely trouble free miles on the old bike. The only actual repair was a burned out licence plate bulb at about 60,000 miles.

I'm still a sport bike rider at heart, getting too old for the 500-600 days in a fetal ball position. I bought my first C-14 to make life nicer for my wife on our long rides. It was a compromise. After 5 years of carving mountain passes, crossing deserts, long range touring and Manhattan's city streets on it, I still look forward to every ride. Hard to believe a bike with effortless trans-continental range can be this much fun to ride.

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Roll Call: Kawasaki Concours14 and GTR1400 - who has one?

I bought mine last Summer. I currently have 2300 miles. I love it



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post #39 of 61 Old 03-25-2013, 04:21 PM
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Nice ride!

Welcome too.

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Just picked up my second C 14 about a week ago. My original 08, was the first one delivered to Manhattan. It was so new that neither I, the service manager, nor the shop's best mechanic could figure out how to set the clock. Still need to spend time with the worlds most opaque owner's manual to reset it every spring and fall. LOL.

Well, I put 72,000 miles on that amazing bike, travelling all over our great land. It comfortably devoured endless miles of great plains, deserts, and mountain passes, even to the 14,200 foot summit of Mount Evans in Colorado. It handled almost like a sport bike, accellerated like a Ferarri, and never had a mechanical failure, beyond the licence plate bulb that burned out at only 60,000 miles.

Need I say, that when I felt it was time to retire the the old friend, I started pricing new C 14's.

The new one is black vs the original silver. I transferred the Corbin seat from the old one. (for those who haven't used Corbin seats. Diamond hard until you break them in at about 25,000 miles, then only granite hard. Perfectly contoured for long rides though. The only way I think I could have endured some of those 700 mile days across the Plaines)

Planning to upgrade the so-so, OEM Bridgestones for Michelin Pilot Road 3 rubber which was a dramatic improvement on the old bike. The difference in handling on dry pavement is immediately obvious, but the difference in the rain is dramatic. The PR 3 is a terrific rain tire.

Can't wait for the weather here to string together a couple of spring like days in a row for a long ride.
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Congrats on the new C14! Hope you rack up the miles on this one as well. With the black wheels of the '12 model, the black paint works better for me.

I have the Kawasaki accessory seat, wedges, grip puppies, cramp buster, and some throttle lock plastic thingy - all to help with the longer ride days. Yesterday I just went over 11k miles in 13 months since I purchased mine.

Back in '08, I was contemplating the C14, but went with my 2K8Z1K which I still have. I recall the color being the biggest single item I didn't care for. Oh well.

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Here she is - 6 years and 95,000km old:



That's one of my favourite pics of her and she's had more mods since then, the list:
  • Rad guard
  • Fender extender
  • Projeckt D screen
  • Projeckt D hugger
  • Projeckt D GPS mount
  • Projeckt D bar end weights
  • Projeckt D Handy stick
  • Phil's rack
  • V46
  • Garmin Zumo 550
  • Sheepskin seat cover
  • Oxford Hot grips
  • Grip puppies
  • PCIII
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It is a good-looking picture, Banditrider! Bet that road is a fun to ride, huh?



My miles are just over 16k. Today I did the valve clearance check. Got it all put together less the fairing. No adjustments to make. Did a synch check, and will fit the fairing sides in the morning.

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It is a good-looking picture, Banditrider! Bet that road is a fun to ride, huh?
That's the Buller Gorge on the West Coast of the South Island. It is just the start of one awesome ride down the coast! Ask any kiwi bike rider!
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MY 2007 ...come nuovo.





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