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Offline Henry

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Bike Fever
« on: September 13, 2019, 12:07:01 am »
Guys,

I had a 2008 Concours14 for about 5 years and loved it.
I traded it for a Goldwing after I put 55k miles on it.

I still have the Goldwing which I would like to keep but I would like to get another C14 too.
My wife likes to ride so I will keep the Goldwing for 2 up riding.

I have found a new 2016 C14 with 1 mile on it for $9500 which I think is a good deal.

I would appreciate any feedback as far as how the bike has evolved since 2008.

Is this a good price?

thanks,
Hwilks

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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 01:19:12 am »
I had a 2008 non abs. second one they sold in las cruces, nm when they first came out with it.  put 76000 miles on it and traded it in for a 2013 connie with 2400 miles on it.  paid 9000 for it. that was not quite 3 years ago.
dang those ABS brakes are nice and not sure how much of the linked brakes help with that. had the traction control kicked in a few times which none of that was on my '08. handle bar warmers are also nice since it can get cold in albuquerque , nm.
sounds like a good deal to me. Glad you are considering getting another one.  hard to quit this bike :)
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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 01:33:39 am »
Sounds like a great deal to me . ! mile? wow.
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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 07:02:19 am »
The 16 and newer  has enough positive changes that this is where I would go if I were to grow tired of my 09. In 16 they fixed the linked brakes to make them more like well, I don't know...I rode a 16 at Cortez and honestly it never occurred to me the brakes were linked. 1st gear is lower with a lower resistant neck bearing seal in an effort to ease slow maneuvering. I didn't really notice any difference here either. But we didn't do much in the parking lot. The biggest thing that wasn't really related to just the 16 was  the plastic redesign that happened in 2010 and carried on. I think our 08 and 09's look better but sometimes the heat is a little uncomfortable. If it were me I would be awfully tempted that is for sure. But with the addition of a set of RS3's I like my un flashed 09 just fine. Tim
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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 04:51:24 pm »
I believe the link braking was corrected for 2015 and newer models, and that’s about the only complain I have for my 2013. That being said if C14 was going to be my only bike it wouldn’t matter cause you get used to the weird brake reaction and adapt to it, it gets annoying as you switch between bikes.

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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 06:17:05 pm »
That's a great deal.  Go for it!
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Offline Skiee

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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 07:32:29 pm »
2 words: GET IT!!!

That '16 silver is gorgeous,  btw!
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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 12:47:20 am »
Jump on that deal.....!!!   

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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 10:20:10 am »
There is only way to cure new bike fever. You may consider this your prescription for one brand new 2016 Kawasaki Concours 1400. Ride as much as you like and return to the forum as needed for further advice and discussion. 
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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 03:16:04 pm »
I just bought a 2011 with 4k miles on it for $5,200. Your deal sounds fantastic. I have only had my bike a month but the brakes seem like brakes to me, they stop the bike.

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Re: Bike Fever
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2019, 11:38:16 pm »
Guys,

I had a 2008 Concours14 for about 5 years and loved it.
I traded it for a Goldwing after I put 55k miles on it.

I still have the Goldwing which I would like to keep but I would like to get another C14 too.
My wife likes to ride so I will keep the Goldwing for 2 up riding.

I have found a new 2016 C14 with 1 mile on it for $9500 which I think is a good deal.

I would appreciate any feedback as far as how the bike has evolved since 2008.

Is this a good price?

thanks,
Hwilks

I've got a pristine 2013 with about 3,000 miles and warranty through Jan. 2021 I will sell you for $6800.00