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Offline sherob

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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2014, 01:43:46 pm »
Get a honda st1300 you will be glad you did

Yeah... nothing like paying top dollar for 11 year old technology.  :o 
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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2014, 05:14:50 pm »
Get a test ride on a Ninja 1000 ABS with factory hard bags.  Might be just what you need.

How about the new Honda CTX1300 tourer.  Valve covers are easily accessible.  Or a Moto Guzzi.

The Concours is a great mile eater.  I have put close to 28,000 in two years and it has to share riding time with my other bikes.
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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #17 on: August 25, 2014, 07:29:34 am »
Get a test ride on a Ninja 1000 ABS with factory hard bags.  Might be just what you need.

How about the new Honda CTX1300 tourer.  Valve covers are easily accessible.  Or a Moto Guzzi.

The Concours is a great mile eater.  I have put close to 28,000 in two years and it has to share riding time with my other bikes.

With its low seat it does look like it might be a nice cruiser. I'd like to take one for a ride.

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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2014, 05:17:03 am »
Get a honda st1300 you will be glad you did

I had an '06 and it would bake your shins and blow hot air on you and was nearly unbearable over 95 F it wasn't great for touring.  And I've been on a 1st gen FJR and C-14 and the ST I had was far worse for heat.  The C-14 is a far step better than a ST 1300.
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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2014, 05:32:24 am »
If heat is a concern then the 10+ models would be the ones to choose from. 
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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2014, 07:38:03 pm »
32k miles in 18 months and zero complaints. Ride one and try it for yourself. Consider it a blank canvas: some guys turn these into rocket-propelled Goldwings, while others ride in the Cascadian Mountains with them.





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Re: Thinking about switch from Honda to C14 - Looking for helpful feedback
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2014, 09:06:44 pm »

I need something that has the following characteristics
1. Fun (twisties) on the back roads
         :Not in the VFR league but way ahead of the Wing. I owned a VFR800 and my C14
          keeps away all the the slightest nostalgia.
2. Reliable
         :Nothing has gone wrong in the three years I have owned it. Not a lot of moaning in this forum
3. Great handling -
         :Very solid and predictable. I am a "senior" rider and I leave only a very small chicken strip.
         :Don't forget the ABS, traction control and slipper clutch.
4. Smooth Power - Little or no vibration
         :Buzzier than the Wing but when you find you hit rev limit in 2nd gear at around 100mph, well....
         :I find that for touring type rides there are sweet spots in the rev range that are very well mannered.