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Offline UP

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2009 C-14 Distance Improvements
« on: April 25, 2010, 06:53:00 am »
My Mrs and I ride distance. Soon we'll ride from Atlanta up into Canada, around and back. Again! I've put a few things on the Concours to make it more road worthy.    * See-Bailey Ultra Dome allows wind or lets you blow smoke rings.  * Murph's risers let you relax a little more.  * Murph's lowered pegs lets you stretch out a little more.  * Corbin seat lets you scoot back and the Mrs does not slide forward.  * Shinko 05s are not expensive and ride good.  * Stintered pads all around.  * Rack and back rest combo for the Mrs nice.  * Tank bag.  * Tail bag.  * Bicycle blinky lights velcroed on the bags adds needed night light.  * ThrottleMeister.  * Aair of 80/100 beams up front really shine deer.  * Garmon hand held GPS mounted.  * Blah, blah, blah.....    Rides good and can go long two up and ,loaded all day without pain.    UP      

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2010, 10:03:00 am »
How long before you need fuel?  
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 10:59:00 am »
I've had my C14 for a week now and have already added risers, Throttlemiester and Magellen Crossover GPS mount. Will send my seat to www.greatdaytoride.com for "Supracor" LD upgrade next week. Thinking about getting a Cee-Bailey Ultra dome but will wait to see how the stock 2010 windshield does on a long ride. Thinking about a "Bakup" drivers back rest. I have a drivers backrest on my 97 Valkyrie and wouldn't ride without it anymore. But the Valkyrie is a much more leaned back riding position to begin with. Not sure how effective it would be on the Concours.  Steve COG# 9143, '10 C14 ABS, '97 Valkryie, '02 DR650
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 04:07:00 pm »
Just made a trip from Atlanta to Chicago (all super-slab).  Stock seat, VStream, Murphs Grips, AreaP Full Exhaust, Power Commander-V, Givi V46 Trunk, PR2 tires.  Even with (many) trips into triple digits, I still averaged 42 mpg (calculated, not using LCD).  I stopped for gas right at 190-200 miles each time on the odo.  11.5 hour ride.  


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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010, 06:41:00 pm »
I top off at 200 miles but I've ridden it on the superslab to 250 and still had a drop or two left. Averaging 41.    UP  

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 10:07:00 am »
Yep, I never put more than 4.7 gallons in, I could have gone at least another 40 miles or so each time, but by then I needed a small break anyway.  The bugs were so bad, I almost stopped once just to clean my visor and windscreen.....