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Offline Blown32

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Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« on: October 04, 2015, 07:44:16 am »
Hello everyone,

   Just picked up a 0 mile leftover 2014.  It's my second Concours, first was a 98 1000 that got replaced with a ZX14 in 06.  Tried to turn the ZX14 into a sport tourer and did pretty well (couple of Iron Butt rides) but when the C14 came out in 08 I almost bought one to replace the ZX.  Took us a bit but we finally got one.

Looking forward to gaining a bunch of knowledge from all the experience here and making a few performance and comfort mods!

 
Current 2 wheel rides:
2014 Councours 14, 2003 ZRX1200r, 2001 ZRX1200r, 1994 KLR 650, 1985 Eliminator 900 (will sell in the spring)

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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 07:57:01 am »
Welcome aboard.  I'm pretty much a newbie myself, but you'll find a lot of good folks, and good information on here, and a few laughs to boot.  Enjoy your new ride and the start of your farkles!   :D
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 08:05:29 am »
Welcome!
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 09:57:53 am »
Welcome to the club.
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 11:57:45 am »
Hello everyone,
   Just picked up a 0 mile leftover 2014


...and judging by your avatar it's RED. Good choice.

 

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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 12:33:46 pm »
Welcome  :chugbeer:  to the forum, Three Two.
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2015, 07:52:09 pm »
...and you are in the right place to ride it.

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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 07:43:17 am »
Welcome to the forum! I just moved from Colorado and missing it. You can't be in a better place to ride that new bike! Well, at least when May comes around again ;)

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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 10:12:12 am »
Welcome.
I came off a ZX14 as well. I ended up getting another one and kept the Connie for the long rides. It's hard to go backwards with power.
I love both of those bikes. 8)
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 05:21:54 pm »
Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with the purchase.

I know what your talking about, I sure miss the ZX14 from a power standpoint.  She had a few performance mods and laid down some good dyno figures. 
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2015, 08:51:47 pm »
I know what your talking about, I sure miss the ZX14 from a power standpoint.  She had a few performance mods and laid down some good dyno figures. 
Steve's working on that for you.
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2015, 09:43:07 pm »
What part of CO?

and most ZX14 full exhausts will fit on the C14 with minor mods!
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2015, 05:51:27 am »
What part of CO?

and most ZX14 full exhausts will fit on the C14 with minor mods!

Colorado Springs area, recent transplant from Wyoming.  A bit crowded for me but not a bad place to hang your hat.
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Re: Howdy from a new C14 owner from Colorado
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2015, 09:28:08 am »
Heaven!

And that color is stunning!

Wish they had that in '08!
2014 V Strom 1000
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2004 ZRX1200R
1993 GSXR 1100