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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #405 on: August 17, 2015, 12:34:34 pm »
Our friends recently got the new BMW GTL


I don't think you can say that on here without making a few comparisons between the bikes!
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #406 on: August 17, 2015, 01:16:51 pm »
Here is my 2011 on Dalton Hwy in Alaska

Awesome stuff!  Were you running Heiny K60's or TKC80's  ;)
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #407 on: August 17, 2015, 02:04:28 pm »
Awesome stuff!  Were you running Heiny K60's or TKC80's  ;)
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #408 on: August 17, 2015, 02:57:04 pm »
Here is my 2011 on Dalton Hwy in Alaska

Nice pics!
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #409 on: August 18, 2015, 12:07:16 am »
Continental Trail Attack 2

Not a bad choice.  I have one on the front of my V-Strom.  Not as bad as I thought it might be in the gravel and very good on the road - no chicken strips...
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #410 on: August 19, 2015, 07:25:02 pm »
Here is my 2011 on Dalton Hwy in Alaska


Glad to here your back safe. 1 less thing for your bucket list.
Cheers.


After seeing your Connie I'll be picking up a trailie if I ever venture up there 8)
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #411 on: August 20, 2015, 09:17:47 am »

Glad to here your back safe. 1 less thing for your bucket list.
Cheers.


After seeing your Connie I'll be picking up a trailie if I ever venture up there 8)
The C14 is not suitable for Dalton Hwy when raining. The mud stacked between the front fender and tire blocked the front wheel and it was sliding in the deep mud and confused the traction control and the ABS.   :yikes:

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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #412 on: August 24, 2015, 07:28:44 pm »
Welcome to the forum neutron. Nice backyard. Gold anodized wheels?
the rear is powder-coated to match the Carozzeria ZX-10 wheel in front.....was after a lighter front wheel

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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #413 on: August 24, 2015, 09:24:09 pm »
The C14 is not suitable for Dalton Hwy when raining. The mud stacked between the front fender and tire blocked the front wheel and it was sliding in the deep mud and confused the traction control and the ABS.   :yikes:
I don't suppose that road has a dry season?

Ouch!!



Been a couple of months since you fell, any updates for us?

 (Sorry if the answer is already out there somewhere, I missed it/can't find it. I don't do facebook very well as I can never get where I want to go.  :-[ )

Where is your bike? Home/Fairbanks/Anchorage?

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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #414 on: August 25, 2015, 10:27:47 am »
I don't suppose that road has a dry season?

Ouch!!



Been a couple of months since you fell, any updates for us?

 (Sorry if the answer is already out there somewhere, I missed it/can't find it. I don't do facebook very well as I can never get where I want to go.  :-[ )   

Where is your bike? Home/Fairbanks/Anchorage?
The road (Dalton Hwy) was actually dry on my way north so I made it to Deadhorse / Prudhoe bay. I also made the most of it back south, but slid and fell in deep mud (and I mean DEEP) just 2 km north of Yukon River Bridge (about 250 km north of Fairbanks). South of that bridge the road is better. Still not paved but better.

Few other bikers also fell at the same spot. Most of them on adventure bikes much more appropriate for dirt and off road than the C14.  One of them who was going north on a V-Storm fell twice and just turned around and returned back to Fairbanks.

It seems the MC Enterprises Canyon Cages crash bars that I installed on the bike did not protected it good enough. The left cowls the mirror and most importantly the left frame cover that holds the foot peg and the shifter (see picture) broke. The left hard case protector bent the sub frame. The case remained intact but due the distorted geometry of the 3 attaching points it was not lockable back in its place. The bike was unridable. I transported it to Fairbanks and then to Anchorage to a Kawasaki dealer for an estimate. The estimate was high enough so the Insurer declared it total loss. I suppose they will auction it in Anchorage. The insurer reimbursed me for my plane ticket back to Calgary, and for the BMW R1200GS that I rented after I came back home. They paid decent amount for the Connie and for my damaged jacket, pants and Shoei Neotec, all purchased just few monts before the trip. Thanks god I upgraded my policy to the highest possible before I left for the trip. Now I'm considering my next bike. I narrowed down the list to two bikes: C14 again :) (love this bike, it would be my third C14) OR Yamaha Super Ténéré. I am waiting for the 2016 models to be released although I do not expect serious upgrades on these models.
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #415 on: August 25, 2015, 03:46:17 pm »
The road (Dalton Hwy) was actually dry on my way north so I made it to Deadhorse / Prudhoe bay. I also made the most of it back south, but slid and fell in deep mud (and I mean DEEP) just 2 km north of Yukon River Bridge (about 250 km north of Fairbanks). South of that bridge the road is better. Still not paved but better.

Few other bikers also fell at the same spot. Most of them on adventure bikes much more appropriate for dirt and off road than the C14.  One of them who was going north on a V-Storm fell twice and just turned around and returned back to Fairbanks.

It seems the MC Enterprises Canyon Cages crash bars that I installed on the bike did not protected it good enough. The left cows the mirror and most importantly the left frame cover that holds the foot peg and the shifter (see picture) broke. The left hard case protector bent the sub frame. The case remained intact but due the distorted geometry of the 3 attaching points it was not lockable back in its place. The bike was unridable. I transported it to Fairbanks and then to Anchorage to a Kawasaki dealer for an estimate. The estimate was high enough so the Insurer declared it total loss. I suppose they will auction it in Anchorage. The insurer reimbursed me for my plane ticket back to Calgary, and for the BMW R1200GS that I rented after I came back home. They paid decent amount for the Connie and for my damaged jacket, pants and Shoei Neotec, all purchased just few monts before the trip. Thanks god I upgraded my policy to the highest possible before I left for the trip. Now I'm considering my next bike. I narrowed down the list to two bikes: C14 again :) (love this bike, it would be my third C14) OR Yamaha Super Ténéré. I am waiting for the 2016 models to be released although I do not expect serious upgrades on these models.

Sorry to hear about your lose but at least your insurance is taking good care of you. Your in one piece and already talking about a new bike   8)
I'm confident you'll get the right bike for you(2016 C14  ;) ;)  )
Cheers
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #416 on: August 25, 2015, 03:54:44 pm »
Sorry to hear about your lose but at least your insurance is taking good care of you. Your in one piece and already talking about a new bike   8)
I'm confident you'll get the right bike for you(2016 C14  ;) ;)  )
Cheers
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #417 on: August 26, 2015, 04:49:53 pm »
It seems the MC Enterprises Canyon Cages crash bars that I installed on the bike did not protected it good enough. The left cowls the mirror and most importantly the left frame cover that holds the foot peg and the shifter (see picture) broke.

The problem is if the road surface is not flat, it will allow things to contact (think rocks, curbs, etc).  Or if the road is not paved, the bars can sink in, also causing impact.

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The left hard case protector bent the sub frame.

Yep, nothing will completely protect, especially if the bike goes down hard.
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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #418 on: August 26, 2015, 04:54:36 pm »
The problem is if the road surface is not flat, it will allow things to contact (think rocks, curbs, etc).  Or if the road is not paved, the bars can sink in, also causing impact.
Agree. I also had front foot pegs lowering brackets installed They  make foot pegs touch the ground earlier.

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Re: C14 PIC THREAD - Show us your Connie!!
« Reply #419 on: August 28, 2015, 04:56:30 pm »
It's been awhile but I decided I had to have another Connie! Here is a pic! Got her home yesterday, rode it 20 miles this morning and she shut down on me. She threw a FI code and I had to have it picked up off the interstate. Been a long weekend and it isn't even here yet!

https://goo.gl/photos/n8ELBnUYPMruMQHo7