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New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:22:13 pm »
Hello everyone.  Just wanted to take a second and introduce myself.  I currently have a 2004 Honda VTX 1300 with 61,213 miles (every one of them are mine) and just bought a 2016 Connie.  I counting the days till she is delivered, put together and ready to ride.   The VTX is going to sit in Florida at my parents house so I have a bike to ride when I visit.

The one thing that I am worried about is all the electronics.  The dealer offered an extended warranty and said I can add it when I pick up the bike..... yea or nay?  Just want to get an idea if its worth it?  Is there an aftermarket warranty that trumps the dealers?

Last but not least any "must do" mods or additions?


Keep the sunny side up :)

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2016, 04:07:12 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Unless your dealer is going price an additional factory three year for less than $400 you can find a thread here... http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0    It's the same warranty from Ma Kaw
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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016, 04:29:50 pm »
Thank you for the info....

I will have to put the screws to my dealer.  He did mention it but said I could wait until I pick up the bike to decide.  I'll see what he brings to the table.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2016, 04:56:18 pm »
I would have been willing to pay a bit more just to establish a working relationship but the local dealer wouldn't come off the $800 mark. I never went back.
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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 08:37:38 pm »
Hello everyone.  Just wanted to take a second and introduce myself.  I currently have a 2004 Honda VTX 1300 with 61,213 miles (every one of them are mine) and just bought a 2016 Connie.  I counting the days till she is delivered, put together and ready to ride.   The VTX is going to sit in Florida at my parents house so I have a bike to ride when I visit.

The one thing that I am worried about is all the electronics.  The dealer offered an extended warranty and said I can add it when I pick up the bike..... yea or nay?  Just want to get an idea if its worth it?  Is there an aftermarket warranty that trumps the dealers?

Last but not least any "must do" mods or additions?


Keep the sunny side up :)


Congrats on the new C14.  It's a great bike, I just upgraded from a 2006 C10 to a 2016 C14 in December.  Here's the "must-do" for me that I've added already:
The Kawi 47L rear case since I like the side cases off except for longer trips.
More brake & turning lights, I added this license plate frame on sale now - http://www.cyclegear.com/SPEEDMETAL-LED-License-Plate-Frame
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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2016, 10:21:46 pm »
The bike comes with a 3 year warranty, You can extend it up to 2 times for a total of 9 years. You can get the extended warranty anytime up to the end of the original 3 year so no hurry. I just bought my 1st extension 2 weeks before the original expired.
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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2016, 12:17:37 am »
Hello everyone.  Just wanted to take a second and introduce myself.  I currently have a 2004 Honda VTX 1300 with 61,213 miles (every one of them are mine) and just bought a 2016 Connie.  I counting the days till she is delivered, put together and ready to ride.   The VTX is going to sit in Florida at my parents house so I have a bike to ride when I visit.

The one thing that I am worried about is all the electronics.  The dealer offered an extended warranty and said I can add it when I pick up the bike..... yea or nay?  Just want to get an idea if its worth it?  Is there an aftermarket warranty that trumps the dealers?

Last but not least any "must do" mods or additions?


Keep the sunny side up :)


Hello Mr. Jeep Lover, you are in for a big performance boost coming from a 1300 VTX. Just be sure not to "over ride" the original Crapstone 021 tires, and remove them asap. They make this high powered beast very dangerous and squirrely if pushed hard in the twisties when they get 3-4000 miles on them. Do yourself and the bike a favor and get some Michelin PR's or Pirelli Angels, and you can then boogie with the Porsches if you wish.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2016, 05:52:44 am »
Welcome to the forum. Unless your dealer is going price an additional factory three year for less than $400 you can find a thread here... http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=225.0    It's the same warranty from Ma Kaw


Yeah, what he said.  No worries on the electronics.  Fairly rock solid on that.  I would go with the extended warranty from Pete as it isn't really expensive.  I'm still under the extended and I have the faster '08.  Please bear in mind that the extended warranty does not extend the performance of any lesser color bike.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2016, 08:10:43 am »
Welcome Jeep_lover! My first bike was a VTX 1300. Going from the VTX to a C14 is like going from a bus to Corvette! Your going to love it!

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2016, 04:19:19 pm »
It looks like this forum is active or time got away with work and all.  Thank you for all the great info.

Well going from a bus to a corvette is exactly what I am after so I am going to be grinning from ear to ear  :)  Went by the dealer today and was told it should be here on Friday.  Will post some pics once I pick it up.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2016, 05:46:59 pm »
Welcome - hope you enjoy your new bike - I'm sure you will.  Not sure if there are any Must do mods - but I haven't seen a stock Connie
except on the floor at a dealership.   ;D 

I don't know why people keep calling a Throttlemeister a cruise control - IT'S A THROTTLE LOCK - nothing more.
If you want a real cruise control get a McCruise - not cheap but the good stuff never is.  Mine works better then my 4 wheel vehicles.

Handlebar risers are a popular addition.
A top case is another - after a Phil's plate to mount it on.

Exhaust, seat and windscreen are often changed soon after getting a new bike for some people.


You state your parents live in FL - Where do you live and where are you getting the new bike from?


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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2016, 06:15:41 pm »
Congrats on the new ride.

You can buy an extended warranty anytime before the existing warranty runs out, so no need to rush and buy one at time of purchase.

"Must do" mods? Yep, dozens, maybe hundreds of them but I would suggest just riding the bike for a bit and see what you find you want to spiff up your own ride.

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Hello everyone.  Just wanted to take a second and introduce myself.  I currently have a 2004 Honda VTX 1300 with 61,213 miles (every one of them are mine) and just bought a 2016 Connie.  I counting the days till she is delivered, put together and ready to ride.   The VTX is going to sit in Florida at my parents house so I have a bike to ride when I visit.

The one thing that I am worried about is all the electronics.  The dealer offered an extended warranty and said I can add it when I pick up the bike..... yea or nay?  Just want to get an idea if its worth it?  Is there an aftermarket warranty that trumps the dealers?

Last but not least any "must do" mods or additions?


Keep the sunny side up :)
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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 08:16:53 pm »
@silverconnie - Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area but job has me in Kansas City.  I'm guessing you are somewhere down in Florida?

For now I'll probably leave it stock but like others have stated it wont be long till I do something to it.  Now I'll be searching the forums and web for what Phils plate is.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2016, 08:35:50 pm »
@silverconnie - Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area but job has me in Kansas City.  I'm guessing you are somewhere down in Florida?

For now I'll probably leave it stock but like others have stated it wont be long till I do something to it.  Now I'll be searching the forums and web for what Phils plate is.

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Re: New to Sport Touring and Kawasaki's
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2016, 02:37:29 am »
Welcome mate...you're going to love it!!  :) ;)