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Offline 556ALPHA

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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2013, 06:21:33 pm »

First off welcome to the forum MH!  :chugbeer:

Do you plan on keeping it stock or doing some mods? If you're gonna do some mods then the 08 will give you the extra $ to do that...  ;)
 
If you're gonna keep it stock.... well then what's the point of even being on this forum, you should go over to COG.  ;) ;D     :rotflmao:  j/k...
 
For real though, if you're going to keep it stock then the 08 has pretty much already taken the depreciation hit for the most part, so if it's a runner you'll be happy for a long time to come and have extra $ to do something else with. The $12.5 price on the new one is a good price, but pretty much right in line with other good prices I've seen for new left-over 12's. Even at that good price though it will take a couple grand value hit though after you ride it for a year...
 
In the end you really can't go wrong, so have fun hunting, they are both great bikes, it just really depends on your funds and what you want to do to it and with it.  :)
 
I bought my new left-over 09 ABS for $10.6 OTD and by doing that I didn't feel guilty about throwing a couple bucks into some mods (farkles) here and there...  :)
 
 
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2013, 07:16:12 pm »
It is like they took K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider and transformed it into a motorcycle. The C-14 that costs more than the BMW 1600 GTL, and the Goldwing.
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2013, 07:31:28 pm »
a link Jay...really?



 
Sorry bro, was too busy with work today and was just in a hurry...  :-[ :(
Thanks for having my back!  :chugbeer:
 
 
 
 
??? ::)

Who you trying to kid?  ;D

 
It is like they took K.I.T.T. from Knight Rider and transformed it into a motorcycle. The C-14 that costs more than the BMW 1600 GTL, and the Goldwing.

 
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:   :battle:
 
 
 
 
 

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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2013, 08:34:43 pm »
2012
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 04:28:39 am »
Whatt?? Lets see. I would think that the earliest that you could have purchased a 2008 would have been in the fall of 2007. Hmm 2007 plus 6 would be the fall of 2013. When did you re-up your extended warranty and how much was it? and from whom did you buy it? Are you putting us folks on? ;)


I bought my bike in May of 2009, it came with the standard warranty of 3 years. I bought the 1st extended warranty right off the bat then purchased the 2nd extended warranty right before the initial warranty ran out. I'm covered till May of 2018.    :)

The cost for the 2nd extended was just a hair over $300. See this for more info. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0

from the Kawi site...

2008 - CONCOURS 14 ABS 
 
Warranty Status                                                                               
Vin: JKBZGNA178A0xxxxx
  Your warranty expired on 05/22/2012. 
  Your Good Times Protection Plan expires on 05/22/2018. 
  No outstanding recalls for this unit. 
 
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2013, 04:30:58 am »
Conrad?  He's a good guy and tells you likes it is....that is except for the Bears thing he has.  Other than that he is ok.  Oh, and there is that VW he drives as well.  He can't be expected to be perfect and drive a Prius.

I bought my 08 in Aug of 07 and I've reupped the extended warranty twice.  I'll probably be retired myself before it expires.  Not a bad deal if you ask me.

Why thank you Sparky! I was thinking the same thing about you except for that Prius thing.    ;)
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2013, 07:03:49 am »
2012
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But I might add, it depends on what you are going to do with it. If you just ride it, never wash it, and let the dealer do all the maintenance, the 2008 will be just fine, you won't notice much difference, except the heat on your legs that was fixed in 2010.
If, however, you constantly wash, wax, and try to keep it at it's best, I would get the new one. That will also help you avoid the gotchas you are gonna have with a 6 year old bike--like, the tire pressure sensors likely are going out, the battery is due to be changed, I'll bet if you take the seat off you will see some rust on the gas tank. The seals in the forks and rear drive are 6 years old, too.
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2013, 07:22:27 am »
+1

But I might add, it depends on what you are going to do with it. If you just ride it, never wash it, and let the dealer do all the maintenance, the 2008 will be just fine, you won't notice much difference, except the heat on your legs that was fixed in 2010.
If, however, you constantly wash, wax, and try to keep it at it's best, I would get the new one. That will also help you avoid the gotchas you are gonna have with a 6 year old bike--like, the tire pressure sensors likely are going out, the battery is due to be changed, I'll bet if you take the seat off you will see some rust on the gas tank. The seals in the forks and rear drive are 6 years old, too.

 :o  So you're saying we first gen owners are unworthy.
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #23 on: January 17, 2013, 07:51:14 am »
I bought my bike in May of 2009, it came with the standard warranty of 3 years. I bought the 1st extended warranty right off the bat then purchased the 2nd extended warranty right before the initial warranty ran out. I'm covered till May of 2018.    :)

The cost for the 2nd extended was just a hair over $300. See this for more info. http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0

from the Kawi site...

2008 - CONCOURS 14 ABS 

 
Warranty Status                                                                               
Vin: JKBZGNA178A0xxxxx
  Your warranty expired on 05/22/2012. 
  Your Good Times Protection Plan expires on 05/22/2018. 
  No outstanding recalls for this unit.


Wow!  Now call me educated. I did not realize that you could re up the extended warranty. I have never heard of this. I wonder how many times you can re up it ( that is if you wanted to keep a bike for decades).
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2013, 08:21:08 am »
Wow!  Now call me educated. I did not realize that you could re up the extended warranty. I have never heard of this. I wonder how many times you can re up it ( that is if you wanted to keep a bike for decades).


Dunno. I do know that you had to have purchased any and all extensions before the initial 3 year warranty ran/runs out. At least that was the case when I bought mine. For more info you'd have to contact Pete, http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2013, 08:22:29 am »
+1

But I might add, it depends on what you are going to do with it. If you just ride it, never wash it, and let the dealer do all the maintenance, the 2008 will be just fine, you won't notice much difference, except the heat on your legs that was fixed in 2010.
If, however, you constantly wash, wax, and try to keep it at it's best, I would get the new one. That will also help you avoid the gotchas you are gonna have with a 6 year old bike--like, the tire pressure sensors likely are going out, the battery is due to be changed, I'll bet if you take the seat off you will see some rust on the gas tank. The seals in the forks and rear drive are 6 years old, too.

There's a long list of items the 2010+ include that the 08-09 models exclude.

my favorite one is the mirrors are raised 50mm or so. not only do they see over the panniers but they keep the wind rain bugs off my gloves/hands for the most part.
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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2013, 10:00:31 am »
C 14 2008/9 / used, with a few dollars you have a great bike, MY 2010/13 / have always been a great bike in the most updated, but your wallet is crying. :stirpot:

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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 10:18:26 am »
Love my 2009... changed the screen for a Calsci large... Top Sellerie seat  ( French) Remus Okami..... It's got heated grips ... don't have a problem with the mirror position, and its cold most of the time here so the heat from the engine thing isn't a problem, more a blessing.... ;D

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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2013, 11:47:26 am »
Love my 2009... changed the screen for a Calsci large... Top Sellerie seat  ( French) Remus Okami..... It's got heated grips ... don't have a problem with the mirror position, and its cold most of the time here so the heat from the engine thing isn't a problem, more a blessing.... ;D

I love my 2009 as well, which I bought over the 2010 back in 2010, since it didn't have ABS and linked brakes.   :doublepuke:

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Re: 2008 C14 vs 2012
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2013, 02:31:37 pm »
Dunno. I do know that you had to have purchased any and all extensions before the initial 3 year warranty ran/runs out. At least that was the case when I bought mine. For more info you'd have to contact Pete, http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0


Thanks for the info. Here is what I got back from Pete:

Yes, we can do another 3yr extension for $339.00. Just send me all required info , name , address, contact phone for me to call you, vin# and mileage of bike and we will get it done for you. Its also transferable to other owners  for free!

 

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