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Offline Frankie

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Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« on: August 01, 2015, 03:38:59 pm »
As some of you know from my first post, I am a recovering mod addict, so I bought some necessary items that aren't really "mods"  :)

So far the bike has been great. My stock tires are wearing funny and at 3500 miles have lost grip and confidence. I had to ride in a downpour yesterday and the tires felt terrible. The last hard rain I rode in was around 1500 miles and they felt much better then.

Anyways, last week I ordered a set of conti motions off Amazon, and they were delivered to my office on Wednesday. I ordered foam grip covers too, but they haven't come yet.

Last night I ordered 2 sheets of 1/2" foam with adhesive backing, a 1.5 liter fuel bottle, a slime 12v tire pump, a slime plug kit, and a pelican case to store pump, plugs, owners manual, and anything else I want to keep dry. I figure this way if I need the bag space I can strap the pelican to the top rack and be good to go. I'm still going to get a water bottle of some sort and a small first aid kit.

I'm going to line the cases with the foam to stop rattles, and keep loads from shifting and sliding, etc and I want to make some custom type deal for my fuel bottle.

Anyways, thanks for reading. Someday I'll post pics, but it's just a filthy,  cardinal red 2014 stock bike, with all stickers removed and soon to be added grip covers. Future mods include adding fuel, putting on lots of miles, and trying out tons of tires.

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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2015, 04:07:21 pm »
Hi,
       To me the C14 does everything well! :great:

The mods that people do is more or less to get the bike "fine tuned" for the individual! :motonoises:

Of course money rears it's ugly head also! ;D
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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2015, 05:42:45 pm »
One of these under your left saddlebag for MSR fuel bottle or tools or maybe rain gear.  :great:  I don't have mine mounted yet or I would include a pic.
Others have done this, maybe someone will post a pic.  I'm going to cut off the bottom bracket and replace it with an aluminum one facing the other
direction so the cap end doesn't stick out past the rear of the saddlebag.

http://www.amazon.com/Operators-Owners-Manual-Canisters-Books/dp/B00DL0I8SW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_201_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=02R3TX5A80X8WK94BQSV
http://www.amazon.com/Manual-Canister-Document-Holder-Diameter/dp/B00JZZFIDU/ref=pd_sim_sbs_201_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=02R3TX5A80X8WK94BQSV
Michelin PR4's or Pirelli Angels seem to be very popular for the C14.  I like the PR4's.  Good luck with that farkle monkey!! ;D :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 10:45:50 pm »
PR4's <---for only if a 2nd best tire won't do

Sure you can get cheaper and tires that may last a mile longer but for everything said and done and an emphasis on PERFORMANCE...   

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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2015, 03:12:08 am »
There's nothing wrong with spoiling a girl :)
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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 03:31:23 pm »
The stock tires that come on this bike to put it mildly, suck. I switched to the Dunlop Roadsmarts which wear out  rapidly. I now have the Pirelli Angels and like them a lot.
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Re: Alright, I had to spend some money on her! :)
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 09:44:22 pm »
Got my goodies today. The pelican case I ordered is too small to fit my compressor, so I will have to get a larger one. And the fuel bottle says "may rupture if heated" can I keep this in my saddlebag in Phoenix in the summer??? The temps are around 110*, more like 130* in the saddlebag.