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Introductions - Tell us a bit about yourself => Introductions => Topic started by: paulfromva on February 27, 2016, 02:55:34 pm

Title: New Concours Owner
Post by: paulfromva on February 27, 2016, 02:55:34 pm
I picked up my new (16 Gray) Concours yesterday. Traded an FZ07 for it which I really did not like. I also have a 15 BMW R1200R LC. I had a C10 some years ago and really liked that one. Thinking the new one will be way better. Looking forward to reading all the good information on the forum.
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Post by: gPink on February 27, 2016, 03:06:21 pm
Welcome to the forum.
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Post by: tweeter55 on February 27, 2016, 09:02:08 pm
Welcome to the forum, Paul!!!  :chugbeer:
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Post by: KevinRLi on February 27, 2016, 10:28:44 pm
Welcome. You will love the C14.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on February 28, 2016, 08:06:57 am
Welcome!
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Post by: AlbertaDoug on February 28, 2016, 10:22:00 pm
Cheers and welcome.
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Post by: Rhino on February 29, 2016, 09:15:30 am
Welcome to the forum! The R1200 R was the BMW I was most impressed with. What does the LC stand for?
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Post by: paulfromva on February 29, 2016, 02:05:25 pm
The LC is for liquid cooled (valve area only), last year was the first year it was offered on the R1200R and they dropped the telelever in favor of standard forks. The engine is better and the forks make it handle a bit nicer IMHO, it impressed me enough that I traded a 2013 R1200R for it. After a few days on the C14 though.....this sure is a great bike for the money and I even got a discounted price on a 2016 and he did not beat me up real bad on the FZ07 trade. I could even have had a cheaper 15 leftover but just did not want Black.
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Post by: Rhino on February 29, 2016, 03:59:48 pm
The LC is for liquid cooled (valve area only), last year was the first year it was offered on the R1200R and they dropped the telelever in favor of standard forks. The engine is better and the forks make it handle a bit nicer IMHO, it impressed me enough that I traded a 2013 R1200R for it. After a few days on the C14 though.....this sure is a great bike for the money and I even got a discounted price on a 2016 and he did not beat me up real bad on the FZ07 trade. I could even have had a cheaper 15 leftover but just did not want Black.

Nice, I've heard good things about the liquid cooled boxer. But one of the things I liked about the R1200R was no nose dive when braking. I kind of liked that telelever because of that.
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Post by: Deziner on February 29, 2016, 05:00:01 pm
Traded bikes with a friend who has a R1200RT over the weekend. It was ok, I wouldn't trade a C14 for one. He actually preferred the C14 drive train to the Beemer.
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Post by: B.D.F. on February 29, 2016, 08:23:55 pm
Best of luck with the new ride. Did you get the one with the dreaded KiPass system on- board?

:-)

Brian

I picked up my new (16 Gray) Concours yesterday. Traded an FZ07 for it which I really did not like. I also have a 15 BMW R1200R LC. I had a C10 some years ago and really liked that one. Thinking the new one will be way better. Looking forward to reading all the good information on the forum.
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Post by: kwakrider on March 01, 2016, 12:49:45 am
Welcome mate!!  :)
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Post by: MrPepsi on March 01, 2016, 12:18:28 pm
Did you miss the part where it says to post up here you're required to post a pic of your new bike too. :)
We haven't seen what one looks like in at least 3.5 seconds.
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Post by: SofaKingFast on March 01, 2016, 06:00:40 pm
Paul, I like your choice of motorcycles.  The BMW was my second choice, after the Connie.  The gray is the best (and fastest) color!