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Offline Heatmaker

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Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« on: May 25, 2016, 09:19:54 pm »
Hello,  Name is Matt.  I have been riding for about 30 years if we include dirt bikes and all.  I am picking up a 2011 C14 with 11,000 miles on it this weekend.  I loved my 86 C10 but decided to go newer.  Any tips for a Newbie?
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Offline SapperLdr

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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 09:35:38 pm »
Welcome.  The best tip I have is hang on.  :D
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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2016, 11:09:08 pm »
Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your purchase. Best tip I can give you is to read the various boards on the forum. Loads of information here.

Wishing you many happy and safe miles
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Offline Rick Hall

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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2016, 11:40:43 pm »
  Any tips for a Newbie?

Do NOT talk about oil and tires.
PR-3's and 4's rule, with Angel GT's a close second.
Sell the 14 and buy a vastly superior 1994-2006 Connie, and don't look back.

Oh, and welcome to the nut house :)

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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 01:41:29 am »
Welcome mate...you're going to love it! Safe travels!!  :)

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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2016, 04:40:00 am »
I came from a 2002 C10 in Aug of 2007.  More brakes, more performance (actually no comparison there), more suspension, more fun.  Welcome and bring a sense of humour, you'll do fine.
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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2016, 06:41:11 am »
Welcome Matt! Don't listen to Rick, the high altitude has affected his brain ;)

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Re: Moving from an 86 C10 to 2011 C14
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2016, 07:44:36 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome!
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