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Offline FZBear10

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Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« on: May 27, 2015, 02:25:52 pm »
Hello all, my name is Bear and I just purchased an 09 C14 in pristine condition. I have been riding motorcycles on and off road since I was 4. I have had all sorts of bikes and currently own a 2008 B-King along with my new to me 14. I rode it for the first time this Memorial Day and loved it. The previous owner added a ton of accessories to the bike which was a major incentive for me to buy his bike. The only thing I don't like is the Corbin seat he added, it is incredibly hard and narrow but he was a thin guy in shape. My shape is round and not in shape, so I am already looking into a replacement seat and maybe some risers for the bars to come up & back a bit. Otherwise the bike has exceeded my expectations, I was looking at F6Bs, FJRs, full baggers, but I didn't want to spend all that money on another bike. When I came across the 14 and the price, I had to find out more, so I read tons of reviews and got info from this forum. Everything was great so I pulled the trigger. My buddy and I got in his truck at 7:30am Sunday morning, left Orange County, drove to Sacramento, put the bike in the back of his truck and drove back. I could not be happier with my purchase, anyway, I hope to get to know you guys soon and looking forward to learning more about this beautiful bike with your help.
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2015, 02:59:38 pm »
welcome to the forum, Bear. You will find tons of info on the risers you want in here.

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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2015, 03:11:34 pm »
Welcome!
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2015, 03:29:43 pm »
Welcome to the forum FZBear10. :chugbeer:
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2015, 03:38:32 pm »
Thank you guys, I am reading stuff now about the risers and seat options.

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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2015, 04:13:58 pm »
Welcome Bear. You keeping the B-King?
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2015, 06:59:49 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Burger King?
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 07:06:21 pm »
I like Burger King..
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2015, 07:27:56 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Burger King?
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2015, 08:08:41 pm »
 :-[ I had no clue..... 

With specs like that, I would need Velcro to keep my narrow a$$ on the seat! Like the scene from "The Masters of Menace". (If you have never seen it, check it out.  :rotflmao: )
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2015, 08:18:43 pm »
Welcome.
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2015, 08:57:50 pm »
welcome!   ;D
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 09:34:08 pm »
Congrats.  I recommend changing the seat first and then deciding if you need risers.  The riding position of the Corbin made me think the bars needed to be 6 inched closer.  I'm glad I got to sit on a bike with a Corbin to know it was not for me.  I like my Sargent seat with the stock bars.
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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2015, 08:42:47 am »
Congrats.  I recommend changing the seat first and then deciding if you need risers.  The riding position of the Corbin made me think the bars needed to be 6 inched closer.  I'm glad I got to sit on a bike with a Corbin to know it was not for me.  I like my Sargent seat with the stock bars.

That is a good place to start. I am talking with Loren Mock at Motorbike saddles, I just need to follow up top see if they can my modify my existing seat. Here is a picture of my Burger King by the way, LOL!

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Re: Brand New to the C14 and your forum
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2015, 08:54:20 am »
 :rotflmao: you'll do
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