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Offline Tundra

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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #25 on: March 24, 2019, 12:27:41 am »
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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2019, 05:28:53 pm »
My FIL rode a Gold Wing and after I bought my C14 he and I went out for a ride.  I was about 5'10" and about 215 he drove it five miles and pulled over.  Said too much for me, too much height, too much power and too much I want to kill you!  He said thanks but no thanks.  I owned a full fairing KZ 1300 (6 cylinder ) and a Honda VTX 1800 before this bike and I nearly crapped myself the first few months I owned it.  If this Bike (ZG 1400) is even in the conversation as a first bike, you are talking to an idiot!
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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2019, 02:39:01 pm »
I was not recommending  a Connie as a 1st bike BUT there are very capable people that can do what most cant. Maybe a race car driver used to clutches etc.  And dont discount book learning or videos. Walter White could do it just by intellect & reasoning.
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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2019, 02:40:43 pm »
As opposed to me who hit the kill switch at speed trying to turn on electric glove.
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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2019, 05:53:35 pm »
https://youtu.be/D_LdvtYxaVU

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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2019, 03:49:36 pm »
Well, I bought my first and second bike at the same time, a brand new 2016 KLR650 and a 2400 mile 2015 C14.  Love my Connie and I do have a very healthy respect for her speed (scares the s*** outta me but still love it).  Did the full Area P exhaust and ECU reflash, helped significantly with linearizing the throttle response.

Yes, I have set her down twice, both 0 speed off-camber stops.  Amazed myself at how fast I got her upright both times, very minor scratches and humbling reminders that it is a massive piece of machinery.  Would I do anthing different 3 years later?  Nope, very happy with both rides and looking forward to de-winterizing both this week!

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Re: Concours 1400 as 1st ever motorcycle for new rider
« Reply #31 on: March 31, 2019, 08:02:28 pm »
Wally are you saying you learned on a KLR 650 and a Connie 14 at the same time ?Well Done, Sir. Please tell us more, such as age at the time, previous hobbies etc
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