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Offline Juscruizn

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« on: September 02, 2009, 07:42:00 pm »
I was able to pick up my new 2009 C 1400 today.  All I can say is "Wow and Ouh"  I put twenty five miles on her but it was in city traffic.  Comming from a v-twin touring bike it is hard believe how smooth and quiet this motorcycle is.  Oh how this bike does handle. risers , larger windshield and custom seat will really turn it into a great ride.    On the Ouh side, I stopped at a light and my right pant leg got caught on the peg.  She started to lean to the right and there was'nt a leg or foot to put down.  Over she went on the right side.  I havent been that embarrassed in a long time and hopping mad too.  There are a few small scuff marks on the paint that I hope will buff out.    I am going to enjoy this bike a lot better than the 2009 VV 1700 tourer I just got rid of.  I feel like a young kid who just got his first kiss from his favorite girlfriend.    Utah riders, get on site and let introduce your selves.  I am looking forward to meeting you and learning from your experiences on this particular model of Kawasaki.    Ride safe,  keep the shiney side off of the pavements and enjoy.    Reed (Juscruizn) George  

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 12:50:00 am »
Congrats on the new bike and I hope you enjoy it. Sorry to read about the tip over, you might have Bbar beat with the earliest CDA on record for a C-14. Write your story up in the CDA area and get you number.     Ride safe and take some time to learn the bike before you push it too hard, sadly a forum user was lost this year on the first day with his new C-14.  

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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2009, 07:51:00 am »
Congrats - My bike is a week old today and I am loving every minute off it... seems as though I go through more gas than most folks and I haven't gone above 4K rmps.  
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2009, 08:23:00 am »
Another Rocket Jockey in the ranks. I love my C10 and try not to envy the C14, but they are beautiful machines. Don't worry about the drop, it happens. I'll take a stoplight drop over a 40mph getoff any day of the week. :)     I'll say this, I got some ball bungee cords at Tractor Supply Company last winter to keep the air out of my jeans when it started to get cold enough to be exciting. Think I dropped about 67 cents on the pair. It's basically just a ball with a bungee loop on it, so you wrap it around your ankle and stick the ball through the loop. Turns out it had the secondary advantage of preventing the scenario you described here. It's a very bad feeling discovering your pants are hooked on the peg and not being able to get your foot down. It's happened a couple of times on the C10 for me, but it doesn't have that raised edge on the pegs that the 14 does so pushing harder has ended up freeing me when it happens.        
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2009, 09:31:00 am »
Welcome Reed...    Be sure to go to complete your member info profile, including your choices for emergency contact info and the member directory.  If you do not at least include your name, you will not be listed in the member directory.    You can get to you member profile by clicking on "My Info" from the Member Area menu. Be aware that this is different from the forum profile.      --  Steve Smith, COG #3184  COG Northeast Area Director  (somewhere in south central   CT)     If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
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Offline Ronan

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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2009, 08:48:00 pm »
I dropped mine on day 2 and my buddy dropped his on day 5.  Welcome aboard buddy.  Havent dropped it since(knock on wood)  There is a learning curve, but my god I love this bike..... untouchable!!  
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« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2009, 10:01:00 am »
Just checked one out last night - what a beauty.  Gotta save my pennies now......  

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« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2009, 01:27:00 pm »
Even with the minor accidents, I love this bike.  The more I ride her my interest in riding her increase.  I am not an aggresive rider, but the Connie shore wants to bring out the dark side.  I installed two inch risers with a two inch pull back, and to me the ride is much better.  Yesterday I had the seat customized to better fit my riding style.  When I straddled that baby I did'nt want to go home,  I wanted to enjoy her in Parleys Canyon East of Salt Lake City.    Today I am taking it easy.  I can sense some jealousy in the wife and promised her I would'nt ride this weekend. (WHAT WAS I THINKING OF)  With the addition of a taller windshield and a lowering kit for the rider pegs I am looking forward to some long rides, and seeing parts of the state that I have not visited in years.  Utah has some great roads and scenery and with the Connie I am expecting to really enjoy my time with the Connie.    Reed (Juscruizn) George  COG # 8882  

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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2009, 02:29:00 pm »
Welcome Reed. If you have actually joined COG, you can tell your story and  apply for your very own CDA number (Connie Droppers Anonymous). I'm sure Greg would approve your drop. But you must be a COG member!   Anyway, don't feel bad. At least you got to ride yours first. Mine went over with .2 miles on her. I seriously doubt that anyone will ever beat that record. I also had the honor of being the first C14 to get a CDA. Two firsts without even riding the bike yet. Top that!  :eg:    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak  

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2009, 03:21:00 pm »
Welcome to the Concours Owners' Group (COG) and to Connie Droppers' Anonymous (CDA).    I think I can top that.    In October 2003, I took delivery of my brand spanking new C-10 at my house.  The dealer dropped it off and parked it in my driveway, facing the street.  After they had gone, I got on the bike and made varoom noises and raced the Isle of Man TT for a while.  As I did, since the bike was still in neutral, it rolled ever so slightly forward (towards the street).  This rolling forward resulted in putting the kickstand up, even though I had not done it myself.  When I got off, I didn't know that the kick stand was up and over went the bike.   I had never even started the engine.     That was my first, but not my last.  I got my CDA number for trying to ride with my disk lock still clamped to the front disk.      
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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2009, 03:27:00 pm »
BBAR,  I am a COG mwmber.  I recieved my card yesterday.  How do I apply for a CDA, I don't know if I want one, but it sounds interesting.  Sorry to hear about your slite accident, that aren't fun to go through and they are usually embarrasing to boot.  Hang in there and enjoy your new ride.  Be carefull and keep the shiny side up.    Reed  

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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2009, 03:56:00 pm »
Well Reed,                       All you have to do is go down about 7 sections (this is C14 general chat) to the one the says Connie Droppers Anonymous. Just start a new topic and tell your tale of woe. If it's acceptable (which I'm sure it is) Greg will give you a number. If you just received your group card, include your COG number so Greg knows your a member. Welcome to the club that nobody wanted to become a member of!  :p      Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  2008 C14 & 2003 Mean Streak    
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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2009, 11:50:00 pm »
I have a 2008 C14 with 3800 miles on it. Bought it 2 months ago with 1500 miles on it and I love it but have a Question. Between 2700 to 3200 RPM in any gear I constantly hear some subtle ringing or rattling noise coming from the front of the bike. Sounds like a bolt with a washer is loose. I searched many times for it but can

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« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2009, 01:39:00 pm »
I didn't have a good answer four threads ago what makes you think I will now. :)  Photos[/url]
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