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Offline DSRider650

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Bike Curious
« on: October 15, 2019, 11:22:58 am »
Joined to learn about living with a C14.
Been riding 12 years. Have two bikes.
2003 KLR650, bought 1 year old -3k miles.  Now at 36k miles.
2012 VStrom650 ABS Adventure - 30k miles, all me.
Not going to let either of these go, just yet.

Looking to add a C14 to the stable to satisfy a desire for “more”.

Retired from Active Duty Coast Guard, now a contract Merchant Mariner sailing as Electronics Officer on  Military Sealift Command cargo ships. At sea about 6-7 months every year means I need to make the most of my riding windows. Thinking I’m ready for something that can warp time a bit.

Looks like I’ve found a great resource here.
Will be quiet while I get educated on things.
Thanks, Ethan.

Offline VirginiaJim

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Re: Bike Curious
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2019, 01:04:13 pm »
Welcome!
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Offline gPink

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Re: Bike Curious
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 04:51:41 pm »
Welcome to the forum. Answers and advice are abundant here and worth every penny.
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Re: Bike Curious
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 07:26:15 pm »
The Connie's a blast. A bit heavy, but packs a wallop!
2010 Connie. No ABS, no TC, no linked brakes. A real bike.
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Re: Bike Curious
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 07:42:23 pm »
Welcome Ethan. No need in sitting on the sidelines. Jump right in and get your feet wet.
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Re: Bike Curious
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 01:52:55 am »
Welcome Ethan, this forum is a great resource for questions  that you may have regarding the C14

The C14 is a very different bike to what you are used to, but it's also a forgiving bike which will permanently apply a big smile to your face
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