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Introductions / Re: My long and winding road to a C-14
« Last post by connie14boy on Yesterday at 10:49:50 pm »
By huge black bazooka, would that be the stock muffler you're referring to?  If so, rest assured it's not.  It came with a stainless steel Muzzys.  Maybe not my first choice if I were to have replaced the stocker myself, but it's nice and pretty quiet, even though it lacks a db killer.  Sounds tough, but not obnoxious when I get on the throttle.

I'd say you are good to go, 20 lbs. lighter and lookin' like a proper sport tourer. Welcome.
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Introductions / Re: My long and winding road to a C-14
« Last post by KretonsLC on Yesterday at 09:08:33 pm »
My favorite color of all time-hopefully it doesn't have that huge black bazooka defacing this badass cruise missile.

By huge black bazooka, would that be the stock muffler you're referring to?  If so, rest assured it's not.  It came with a stainless steel Muzzys.  Maybe not my first choice if I were to have replaced the stocker myself, but it's nice and pretty quiet, even though it lacks a db killer.  Sounds tough, but not obnoxious when I get on the throttle.
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Introductions / Re: My long and winding road to a C-14
« Last post by KretonsLC on Yesterday at 08:59:33 pm »
And from an Indian Roadmaster owner.....Welcome!

Thanks VirginiaJim!  I still hope to have a Roadie in my garage down the line.  I just got a little nervous when I read some guys with early production '15s were having issues, but they are freakin' awesome bikes.  Hopefully around retirement time I'll be able to get a '16 or '17.
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Introductions / Re: My long and winding road to a C-14
« Last post by connie14boy on Yesterday at 08:57:22 pm »
Hi all,

Last Saturday I bought a nice 2012 Candy Arabian beauty which, once I figured out the KIPASS system, I've really been enjoying.  I came from a 2007 Suzuki GSF1250S Bandit, so not a radical change, but there were still a lot of zigs and zags to getting a Connie.  Several years back, knowing that a new bike would likely be beyond my budget, I started thinking that when I was ready I'd probably get either a Connie or FJR that was maybe 5-6 years old.  Even though I hadn't ridden either, after a while I settled on an FJR, mainly because the Connie took premium.  And since the FJR had a bit longer wheelbase I thought it'd let me stretch out a bit more than the Connie.

Then a couple of years ago as I was approaching 60 I started thinking maybe I'd like to just slow down and stretch out, so I started looking at Kawi baggers and fell for the Vaquero.  But I kept looking looking at it's beefier brother, the Voyager, with it's big top case all lit up in the back and driving lights in the front, and thought "Why not just go full Old Fart and get one of those?"  But soon I was seduced by the bright, shiny, unconventional anti-Harley full-dresser - the Indian Roadmaster.  And after riding one, as well as a Chieftain and Springfield, I decided even though it would likely strain my budget I was determined to get one.  Then I started reading about some engine knocking and finish issues that put me off on such an expensive bike, and that led me back to the Voyager.  So I test road one and really loved it, although like with the Roadmaster, I kept thinking about dealing with all that weight in stop and go commuting in the summer, as well as maneuvering it around in my parking garage at work and not being able to back one up even on a slight incline.  So then I was reminded that Goldwings have a reverse, and started looking at those.  But I had to go back about 10 years to find one that would fit my budget, and even those were scarce.  Plus once I saw that changing the air filter was an all day job, that and worrying about all the fancy electronic bells and whistles going south on an older bike gradually cooled my jets on a 'Wing.

Which last month brought me back to the Connie vs. FJR debate, spiced up by briefly considering an ST1300 and K1300GT as well.  But the ST, with it's higher MSRP than the Connie, still lacked heated grips and even a 12v adapter, so that soured me on it.  And while the Beemer had more bells and whistles, its low gearing didn't appeal to me either.  And after looking at Connie vs. FJR ergos, I decided the Connie would be the way to go.  But what really convinced me is the Connie just looks the most bad-ass of the sport-tourers.  I really love the aggressive profile with the fairing vents flowing with the saddle bag ridges and tying it all together.  And one brief test ride on the interstate in a 20 mph crosswind sealed the deal!

Glad I'm here and looking forward to learning from you all!

My favorite color of all time-hopefully it doesn't have that huge black bazooka defacing this badass cruise missile.
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The Bike - C10 / Re: Looking for a project bike.
« Last post by sport rider on Yesterday at 07:00:10 pm »
That's a good start. Post some more pictures as you progress.

I am of the opinion that if the bike is not running you cant ask more than a few hundred. And not running in that shape it is in I would worry about bent rods and carb parts missing.
I think I a going to pass on this one or give him a low ball offer.

I have another thread going about it.  it includes putting pod filters on it just to get everyone's dander up.  :D :D :D
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by BrianK on Yesterday at 06:54:28 pm »
frankly Max, I'm just gonna drop this one, and let you figure it n out...
have a day.

I'm strictly basing this on all the responses prior, and when you had the response of the "lock" position, vs the "FSS"Position... I actually double face palmed myself..

sorry o/p, Max will help you./

great find relating to the solenoid... which I noted prior as the switch issue...
 :thumbs: :thumbs: :nuts: :nuts: :popcorn: :popcorn: in response #25...


duh.


I'm gonna have a nice cup of tea, and resign from "further " attempts...
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buy a new ignition switch, and stove knob, and have it programmed to your bike.


 :battle: :grouphug: :nuts: :deadhorse:
you handle this one, I'm out.



Well thanks for the half hearted effort and for momentarily putting up with the silly diatribe!! No sarcasm intended I do appreciate any help
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on Yesterday at 06:51:03 pm »
I began, in a very fieindly manner to assit, then I watched a bunch of silly and unsupported diatribe.
 now I am at the point of letting YOU dig yourself out of it... carry on/


https://youtu.be/Nw5GVLbZzs0




sorry, but you didn't solve a problem, or create a search scenario.. for a viable end.

in reality we All seek    closure....

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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by maxtog on Yesterday at 06:49:19 pm »
Got home 1/2 hr ago been at it since.  No change.  Tonight I will swing a little harder, douse a little heavier then disassemble this weekend if no change.  There will be no dealership involvement it will be fixed in my garage by me

:)  You are a braver soul than I, for sure!  Having my gas cap assembly fall apart into a pile of little pieces that are undocumented in the factory manual was traumatic enough to make me very "lock shy."  I just tried to find a diagram of the ignition switch assembly, no luck.  Yuck.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Key stuck
« Last post by maxtog on Yesterday at 06:31:38 pm »
frankly Max, I'm just gonna drop this one, and let you figure it n out...

Not sure why you are having to be nasty... (at least it appears to me to be that way, as I am guessing most people would.).

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I'm strictly basing this on all the responses prior, and when you had the response of the "lock" position, vs the "FSS"Position... I actually double face palmed myself..

My line of questioning was wondering if the steering lock persisted, somehow, even though it was in the fss position, thinking maybe it could bind the key from turning (as can sometimes happen when it is actually in the lock position).  I am not sure if that is possible, it was just wild speculation.

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great find relating to the solenoid... which I noted prior as the switch issue...
 :thumbs: :thumbs: :nuts: :nuts: :popcorn: :popcorn: in response #25...duh.

The microswitch and solenoid are two different things of which one or the other or both can fail.

Is this some type of competition or game?  I can assure you, it wasn't/isn't for me.  I thought we were trying to solve a problem for someone...

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I'm gonna have a nice cup of tea, and resign from "further " attempts...[...]thanx Max.  you handle this one, I'm out.

 ::)  Yeesh.  I see no reason to punish BrianK (and insulting me) because you are apparently assigning hostility or malice to something I said.  I can assure you, no such thing was intended.
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Open Forum / Re: I'm Rich, I'm Rich, I'm Going To Be FILTHY RICH!!!
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on Yesterday at 06:24:15 pm »
if as old as I as I am,; I "if " could actually gleen funds from "fund me" to freaking travel well...
no  comment.... the tools, well simple but precise, are always sharp. and always will be.


Semper Fi.

oh yeah, bro... dont;t throww that sheeeeet down, ever , here.....
Now look at what you guys have gone & done...
Now look at what you guys have gone & done...


you bleed red, that's the only color you should worry about.


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