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post #1 of 23 Old 11-18-2008, 07:17 AM Thread Starter
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How come there are no posts about the Concours? I am thinking of getting one and wondering who has the best prices? How does everyone like them?

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post #2 of 23 Old 11-26-2008, 06:42 AM
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I have a 14 and the Concours. The Concours is my choice for 2 up riding. I have taken in on a 3 day road tripand was able to pack enough stuff for 2 people and bring back shirts and other merchandise. I got mine for 12.2 OTD in Pasadena, TX. I couldn't be happier.

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Hey Bob, we added this section to the site so the growth is still happening for the Concours14 area.

I've ridden one and loved it! I would take it over the FJR1300 any day! Shaft driven which is nice for the long road trips, comfortable and has gobs fo power. Not sure if you bring a passenger at times, but an awesome ride if you do. The keypass fob system is very trick and very convenient. The bike looks 10x times better with the hard bags on, thats for sure.

Are you looking at getting one used or new? With the way the economy is now, you would think you could get a good price on one. I would say check around local, but if your serious about buying one and dont mind travelling, I live in Portland and can hook you up with a local dealer here who would give you a GREAT deal on one!

Keep us posted on what you end up doing.

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I am thinking about one of these also. I use to have a ZX-11 in '93 and loved the power and comfort and was awesome for two riding as well. My most recent bike was a 2000 ZX-12R and loved it, well the power anyway, lol Wasn't horrible on long trips but not as comfy as the ZX-11 and the wife didn't like being way up in the air when on the 12R. I was looking at a 14 but as I'm getting older but still have the need for speed and want the wife comfortable as well I have been looking at the Concours 1400 as well.

Couple of questions. 1) Are the side cases removable? 2) Are there any performance upgrades for it( exhaust power commander, etc...)?

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Couple of questions. 1) Are the side cases removable? 2) Are there any performance upgrades for it( exhaust power commander, etc...)?
Yes, you can remove the side cases. Most people feel the Concours14 looks better with them. The nice thing is you can have the cases on and still lane split with more than enough clearance.

Yes, Muzzys amongst others make exhausts and you can get the Power Commanders from Dynojet.

Are you looking at picking up a new one or a used Concours?

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If I decide to go with a Concours it would be a new one.

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What are the advantages and dis advantages of being shaft driven?

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The shaft drive never needs adjustment. Pro

You can't change gearing. Con

With the concours you won't feel much, if any, shaft effect.

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No posts cause we are ridin' while the 12R guys are home on the web!
J/K guys!

Trees are like magnets, if you look at one too hard you'll probably hit it.
I miss my 01, the silver was fastest!
08 Concours....as close to silver as I could get!
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i went with the yamaha.... this was for me to haul the wife around with and the rear seat was factored in...

the FJR does a good job at alot of things , tho the truth is all the jap ST bikes are awesome in their own right... you just gotta pick a color...

kaws color selection (or lack of) are pretty lame with this line as well IMHO
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Kaws color selection is lame, then you go with maroon! LOL
The FJR is a great ride, enjoy!

Trees are like magnets, if you look at one too hard you'll probably hit it.
I miss my 01, the silver was fastest!
08 Concours....as close to silver as I could get!
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Kaws color selection is lame, then you go with maroon! LOL
The FJR is a great ride, enjoy!
she went with maroon :)

weve got 1700 miles on it so far... we both like it alot...
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I traded my 05 ZX-12 for a Concours 14 last month and love it! The 12 is great but was getting a little painful to ride, the 14 solved that! Seating position is perfect, handles great, and the power is silky smooth. Plus it's the best lookting ST on the market IMHO. I have an Area P carbon slip on coming to replace the rocket launcher this week. Bottom line, you can't go wrong with the C 14!
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