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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2016, 06:40:15 am »
I can be a bit aggressive but I'm looking more for heel rests than full on floorboards. I ginned up a pair for the 'busa several years back and they work great and don't affect my cornering speed in the slightest (if I'm that far over, I'm probably sliding into the weeds :) ).

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2016, 06:50:38 am »
Nice! I see you bought the fastest color ;)

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2016, 06:54:19 am »
That would be the fastest of the slower gen 2 models?
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2016, 06:58:37 am »
:)

I have a few observations and of course some bits I picked up from reading the owner's manual last night :)

First off, I couldn't figure out how to lock the trunk. I closed it but nothing I could do while at the dealer could secure it. Since I'm in the wind, I'm not too worried about something flying out. Heck, I left my Givi unlocked on the 'busa riding through a heavy rain storm in Oklahoma with a bunch of gaming books and my laptop and nothing even got a raindrop. Still, I put the paperwork and stuff in the left saddlebag with the spare helmet in the right one. Once I got home, I removed it from the bike and brought it inside where I could examine it in better light and after a few minutes figured out how to secure it. The label does say "push" but it wasn't real clear to my simple 'busa mind :) But pushing on the bottom of the catch had it pop over and secure the lid and it's good now.

When riding her home, I was cycling through the LCD using the top button on the dash to check air pressure, temps, and other bits of information. The book pointed out that there's a little gray switch on the back of the left bar instrument cluster (see the bit next to the clutch reservoir in the first pic) that cycles through the display without having to take your hands off the bars.

There's a 'eco' mode which leans out the mixture when just riding the slab. Default is off. There's also a 'twisty'/'slab' mode for the brakes, default 'twisty' oddly enough.

I'd ridden a FJR in the past and as part of the test rides I did last weekend. I hadn't realized the screen would raise and lower on the C14 and drop to basic when shut down. At the top, I found it blocks the wind which is a bit uncomfortable if you're used to the wind keeping you from full weight on your wrists. I'm riding at a pretty good speed and raising it changed my riding from comfortable to all my weight on my wrists. About 50% to 75% is good for me. Amusing that you can set the default height for when you turn on the bike. :)

As noted, I do need to chase down something for the pegs. But it doesn't have to be full floorboards. I have heel rests I ginned up for the 'busa which work perfectly. Even this morning, my arches are a bit sore. Same with getting a "throttlemeister" as I have it for the 'busa and a taillight modulator. I think I have the 'custom dynamics' modulator (or something like that) but I'll check out the one recommended above as well.

It's interesting that many of the mods I did on the 'busa to make it more of a touring bike are already on the C14.

I have the service manual on order and need to have a second FOB configured for piece of mind.

I will note that buying and riding with a new helmet and a new bike through 2 hours of rush hour traffic isn't something I care to repeat :)

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2016, 08:02:41 am »
And me, from my Alaska trip



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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2016, 06:53:39 pm »
I can be a bit aggressive but I'm looking more for heel rests than full on floorboards. I ginned up a pair for the 'busa several years back and they work great and don't affect my cornering speed in the slightest (if I'm that far over, I'm probably sliding into the weeds :) ).

Pics of the new bike BTW:






Mr. ShadowJack, Great lookin' Concours (KonKoor) silent "s". You might wanna dump the Crapstone 021 tires before any serious long distance tours or twisty action; just a word to the wise- they completely suck to put it politely.

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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2016, 06:25:12 pm »
I pronounce it with the 's'.  Always done it.  I know it's not correct but I do it anyway.
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2016, 06:28:37 pm »
Isn't the Internet silent?
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Re: NBD Thursday
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2016, 06:32:19 pm »
Maybe when I'm drinking..
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