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Offline ShadowJack

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NBD Thursday
« on: April 12, 2016, 05:25:20 pm »
Bought a 2013 Blue Concours today, loan approved, papers signed, remainder paid for. Waiting for the check to get to the dealer (Fay Myers in Denver) which should be Thursday.

Been riding off and on since the 70's but my longer time in the saddle has been since I got back on in 2001.

While I've had a few bikes since then, in 2004 I picked up a Hayabusa and have stuck with her. I turned it into a SPORT-Touring platform and have 131,000 miles on her. Been to every state and Canadian province I could reach on two wheels from California to Alaska and Labrador to Florida on her. Plus I have my Iron Butt :) But she still runs great. :)

About 5 years ago I was looking at something like the 'busa but a tiny bit less scrunched. At 6'2", even with the mods, it could get a little uncomfortable at times. Took a test ride on a C14 and it was basically what I wanted. Still, not quite time.

Two years ago, I stumbled on a wonderful woman. She likes my attempts at guitar, enjoys table top gaming, is a computer nerd, and weirdly would much rather ride on the back of my 'busa than ride herself (she wants to tour, I want to ride). The 'busa is good, we rode to Virginia, Chicago, and back to Denver including 36 miles short of an Iron Butt for her :) But there are little things like pegs vs footboards, hand holds vs holding on to me, and lockable storage so we can walk away from the bike.

Last year I said I would be in the market this year. I was. We test drove a couple of bikes and I went for the C14.

We have a 2 week trip planned in June. 5,000 miles to California, Canada, and back to Denver with many stops along the way. There are a couple of mods I have on the 'busa that I want to put on the C14 to prepare; Throttlemeister, Flashing tail light, and some clear shelf paper for the bags and tank. I have an order for the service manual in at the ealer. I sent an email to SISF for the ECU and I'll poke about here for other suggestions.

I look forward to more riding and seeing what's here. (Pictures Thursday.)

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 05:42:52 pm »
Welcome!
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 05:55:21 pm »
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new bike! If you are still looking for a brake light flasher I can recommend this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Flasher-Module-Universal-Motorcycles/dp/B00FADDOL4

I had it for about 1000 miles and it still works. Programmable and does many other functions.

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 07:14:20 pm »
Welcome  :chugbeer: to the forum, Shadow!!!
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 07:40:02 pm »
Welcome to the forum!
God does not subtract from a man's life the number of hours spent riding a motorcycle

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 05:41:13 am »
Welcome mate!!  :) Nice intro btw!  ;)

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 06:45:56 am »
Welcome! Enjoy the new bike.

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 07:44:51 am »
Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your purchase. I wish you many happy and safe miles on her.
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 05:27:27 am »
 :chugbeer:  Welcome

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2016, 05:44:05 am »
New Bike Day.... :banana :banana :banana
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2016, 07:57:23 am »
New Bike Day.... :banana :banana :banana

Getting exited for your behalf Bud.... :chugbeer:
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2016, 11:05:24 am »
Thanks! Yep, new bike day today. Got the call. Check is in hand. Just arranging a ride down to pick her up.

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2016, 12:55:59 pm »
Thanks! Yep, new bike day today. Got the call. Check is in hand. Just arranging a ride down to pick her up.

I remember about 6 years ago getting a ride to the dealer to pick up my 2010. I was 54 going on 7 on Christmas morning.

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2016, 09:11:29 pm »
Rode the new bike home. 2 hours in rush hour traffic plus I bought a new helmet. My HJC visor bits broke again.

Anyway, spent the last hour reading the manual and checking bits out. Now I can order the throttlemeister and the flasher module.

Need to chase down floorboards for me though.

Later and thanks again!

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2016, 04:02:57 am »
Don't know your riding style but floorboards will affect your cornering speeds. 
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