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Offline Bocajnala

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C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« on: July 26, 2019, 05:53:36 am »
I daily commute to work on a c10. 80-100 miles a day, 5 days a week.

My C10 is pretty comfortable for this, and I get pretty good wind coverage. Rain isn't too bad either and I typically only get wet below the knees.

For guys that have ridden or owned both the c10 and c14, how is the weather coverage on the 14.

I don't want to go to less coverage.

-Jake

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 07:48:02 am »
Jake,
Wet weather protection is outstanding - no more wet below the knees.

Depending on your height, I’m 6’1”, stock windshield is adequate and comparable for rain protection, hands are better protected.  CalSci windshield does improve wind protection - other than Flash needed to smooth drivability only complaint is wind exposure for me on stock windshield; easily remedied.

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2019, 02:30:48 pm »
Jake,
Wet weather protection is outstanding - no more wet below the knees.

Depending on your height, I’m 6’1”, stock windshield is adequate and comparable for rain protection, hands are better protected.  CalSci windshield does improve wind protection - other than Flash needed to smooth drivability only complaint is wind exposure for me on stock windshield; easily remedied.

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2019, 10:21:48 pm »
I went from a 2005 C-10 to a 2016 C-14 and I find winter protection is as good if not a little better. Summer time is where the 14 shines over the 10 at least on the later C-14.
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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2019, 11:15:23 pm »
Grant,

What do you mean by that? Less engine heat or what?
-Jake

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2019, 12:14:59 am »
Grant,

What do you mean by that? Less engine heat or what?
-Jake

Yes quite frankly my C-10 would cook me. I have heard some of the earlier C-14s were very hot on one's ankles.
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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 12:21:33 am »
Maybe  Charlie Gary will chime in,  he went from a C-10 to C-14 back to a C-10 and just recently to a C-14 again.
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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2019, 06:02:09 pm »
Well, I am of the opposite opinion expressed so far.

I picked up a 2017 c14 and found the wind protection and water to be less in my case.  I was expecting that anyway since it had been discussed about 4 years ago in the c10 section, and that was the consensus there.

I have replaced the stock windshield with a puig and that made the wind bearable.  Also have the 2 inch risers on the handlebars, so my hands are a bit in the wind, but the heated grips makes a difference here.

I notice that my shoulders will get a bit wet on the c14 compared to the c10 in small rain fall.

Perhaps that is where the cal sci windscreen would be better to have, can't say there.

My c10 has 2 inch risers, as well as a rider windshield that I can just look over.

Below the knee both bikes are about the same for wet weather, I notice just a bit more wind on the outside of my knee on the c14.

You can do a search on the c10 section and find the thread where a lot of this was discussed. Around 2014.

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2019, 05:06:17 am »
I'll attempt to find that thread and do some reading.

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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2019, 12:45:29 pm »
 I found the C14 better in the leg/lower areas. and the C10 better in the arm /hand areas. both do well with the right shield in the  face/upper body. Bottom line its a motorcycle expect to get wet in the rain
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Re: C10 to a C14 Wind Coverage
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2019, 02:10:06 pm »
Had both and thought that the C 10 was a bit better up top and not quite as good at the lower end. The day I got my 2015 C14 it was a torrential downpour and was surprised that the windshield spit water at me from the sides. I ordered a new windshield but by the time it showed up I had decided to give the new windshield another try. Wound up selling my replacement windshield and just use with the stock. I love my flashed C14 so much that if it spits a few drops on me I just let it go. However, I never commute and only ride in the rain on tour.
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