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Offline K0rnfl4k35

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New owner
« on: April 13, 2016, 08:54:10 pm »
Just pick up a 2012 Concours 14 with 1653 miles on it on 4/10. Im located in Cincinnati, Ohio and have already put over 500 miles on it and i love the bike.

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Re: New owner
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 10:38:44 pm »
Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your great purchase. May you have many happy and safe miles on her.
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Re: New owner
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 01:04:07 am »
Welcome mate...enjoy!!  :)

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Re: New owner
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2016, 05:04:38 am »
Welcome!
"LOCTITE┬«"  The original thread locker...  #11  2016 Indian Roadmaster, ABS, Cruise control, heated grips and seats 46 Monitoring with cutting edge technology U.N.I.T is Back! 2008 C14 Moved on to a new home.

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Re: New owner
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2016, 05:25:41 am »
Welcome from the great white north  :chugbeer:

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Re: New owner
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2016, 06:36:09 am »
Welcome and congrats! And thanks for posting a pic in the intro, we always like that.

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Re: New owner
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2016, 07:19:31 am »
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I just ordered some AST risers and pullbacks for the bike. Any suggestions on the next mod? I'm looking to head to the dragon at the end of this month so anything that would make that trip nicer would be awesome. I will be making the trip with my fiancee so I will need to find a back rest for her.

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Re: New owner
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 07:25:04 am »
Radar detector.

Handle bars, seat, windshield are the major adjustments.
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Re: New owner
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2016, 07:37:01 am »
Radar detector.

Handle bars, seat, windshield are the major adjustments.


The seat on my 12 is more comfortable than my buddies 08 and he has a sargent low on his.
I believe i have a California Scientific windshield thats slightly taller than my stock one.
Radar detector will just give me a reason to speed haha 

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Re: New owner
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2016, 07:40:45 am »
Welcome to the forum!
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Re: New owner
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2016, 09:54:38 am »


The seat on my 12 is more comfortable than my buddies 08 and he has a sargent low on his.
I believe i have a California Scientific windshield thats slightly taller than my stock one.
Radar detector will just give me a reason to speed haha

Radar detector will give you a reason to slow down.  8)
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Re: New owner
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2016, 06:22:31 pm »
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I just ordered some AST risers and pullbacks for the bike. Any suggestions on the next mod? I'm looking to head to the dragon at the end of this month so anything that would make that trip nicer would be awesome. I will be making the trip with my fiancee so I will need to find a back rest for her.
Need to get a Throttlemeister to keep your right wrist & hand from going numb.  A rear case is an essential for long trips, and you can put the back rest on it.  Canyon cages are recommended.  A brighter and/or blinking brake light.  Power outlet for the left side. 
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Re: New owner
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2016, 08:48:06 pm »
Welcome  :chugbeer: to the forum. Thanks for the photo. As you can see there are many members here more than wiling to help you part with some of your monies. All with good ideas and good intentions, of course.
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Re: New owner
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2016, 05:56:41 am »
Need to get a Throttlemeister to keep your right wrist & hand from going numb.  A rear case is an essential for long trips, and you can put the back rest on it.  Canyon cages are recommended.  A brighter and/or blinking brake light.  Power outlet for the left side.

The bike came with a throttle lock but i dont remember what brand it is. Ive been looking at canyon cages as well and if i can find a good set for a good price i will get them. Are you talking about replace the brake light or just adding more? I havent used the power outlet yet but i do have a dual usb charger for it for when my scala or phone dies.

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Re: New owner
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2016, 05:52:13 pm »
The bike came with a throttle lock but i dont remember what brand it is. Ive been looking at canyon cages as well and if i can find a good set for a good price i will get them. Are you talking about replace the brake light or just adding more? I havent used the power outlet yet but i do have a dual usb charger for it for when my scala or phone dies.
I added more brake lights on the rear case.  The main reason is that the rear case somewhat obstructs the brake light, plus I want anyone behind me to notice that my brakes are applied.  The Concours has a switched power outlet on the right side.  I added an unswitched outlet to the left side so that the GPS could stay on even if I turned off the bike for a while.  Amazon has new Canyon Cages for $285 front and $165 rear.  This is good insurance because you can easily do more damage than that if it tips over.
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Previous bikes 2006 C10, 1977 KZ1000
Lake Stevens, WA