Author Topic: C14 Long-Term Reliability  (Read 748 times)

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Re: C14 Long-Term Reliability
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2019, 04:03:31 am »
I don't care if we are being trolled. My answer is still the same. This is a great bike.

I am over 42k miles on my 2009 and have had very few problems with it since I got it in 2010 with 3500 miles on it.

To prove that I believe it, I don't forsee replacing the bike anytime soon. I have always replaced my previous bikes around 30k miles and this one just works great and I see no reason to change.


As I stated previously.....good conversation.  I went about 10 years on mine (75k).  We're now only starting to see some issues develop, none on the engine though as far as I can recall.  TPMS, Front Rotors, body fasteners cracking and falling apart (but then that happened early on) early on.  ABS issues for some.  I wouldn't know about other brands such as BMW's and Triumphs.


I know that my Indian is a bit more problematic than what I had on the C14 and C10 bikes.  The C14 is one of the best kept secrets of the Sport Touring world.  The person I sold mine to loves it.



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Re: C14 Long-Term Reliability
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 07:42:32 am »
Get's around, doesn't he?
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Re: C14 Long-Term Reliability
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2019, 06:27:58 am »
Darn it.  I knew something was up with this.  The sword has swung.  I really like doing that. 


If someone wants to start another thread on that subject..by all means.
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Re: C14 Long-Term Reliability
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2019, 02:44:20 pm »
Someone reported this thread...  Hmm...

I got rid of my c14 around 40K back in..... 2010?  No major issues other than something odd with the clutch - grab point kept varying.  Probably a leak.

It was a big heavy pig.... Btw, test rode a k1600gt few months ago... Almost bought it too.  Fully loaded, 2015 MY, 4K miles, $15K OTD.   I got the third degree when I got home about getting a bike.  The throttle response was extreme.  Not what I remember the c14 or fz1 (both tuned up with pc3) being.

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Re: C14 Long-Term Reliability
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2019, 04:23:27 pm »
Glad to see you again!
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