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Offline Roger B

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2018, 07:59:04 pm »
I have a 2010, the linked brakes are a none issue with me.   Actually I like it.   I had linked brakes on a 1997 Honda CBR1100XX that the front brake activated more of the rear than my C14 does.   The Blackbird didn't have ABS and I didn't mind it's braking either.   I liked that the rear brake was automatically being applied, only issue was if you were doing a smoky burnout with the front brake applied...wear out rear pads.

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #51 on: May 23, 2018, 09:06:18 pm »
Yeah what is all this brake problem BS ...

Bought my 2011 new and I'll keep it FOREVER

Brakes are just FINE YOU UNDERSTAND. :violent-smiley-007: :allhail: :021: :loco: :tool: :victory: :29: :67: O:-)

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2018, 02:25:53 am »
Found a 2010 with almost 50k mikes for $4500...

Frank

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2018, 09:19:12 pm »
Have had a 2012 & now a 2017.

GRIPES:

The newer bike's brakes are MUCH better in my opinion. The linked brakes on my 2012 are in large part what drove me to trade the bike.

I still don't like FOB's. Give me a real key please.

Needs a touch more range.

Don't really like having to pull the key out to unlock the panniers.

No factory cruise control.

Heated grips could be stronger.

Likes:

Great value - (qualifier) - depending on what your comfort and convenience expectations are and the mods you throw at that goal.

Absolutely superb engine and trans.

Fun to ride.

Relaibility.

Aftermarket - This bike is truly transformed with the right modifications.

Versatility. It's long legged, but not so big and cumbersome that it can't be a "do it all" type bike.

Great ownership / fellow owners.           

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #54 on: May 30, 2018, 12:18:23 am »
Found a 2010 with almost 50k mikes for $4500...

Frank

Did you buy it? and if so are you happy?

I bought a 2009 with 19k miles (no linked brakes back then) ;) for $6ooo and really like it a lot.

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2018, 05:41:11 pm »
No, I’m not quite ready to finance anything, and I’m waiting for some money to hit. The gf and I went to the flat track races in Springfield last weekend with a friend and some friends of his, one that owns a Honda/kawi dealership. He’s really good to deal with, and has been in the biz for a really long time. I told him it’s probably going to be February, and I’ll buy a leftover ‘17 from him. He said that’s the way to do it, to be able to get a deep discount. So it looks like I’ll be buying a new one with probably a trunk, a touring seat, and an extended warranty..

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2018, 06:05:54 pm »
Have had a 2012 & now a 2017.

GRIPES:

The newer bike's brakes are MUCH better in my opinion. The linked brakes on my 2012 are in large part what drove me to trade the bike.

I still don't like FOB's. Give me a real key please.

Needs a touch more range.

Don't really like having to pull the key out to unlock the panniers.

No factory cruise control.

Heated grips could be stronger.

Likes:

Great value - (qualifier) - depending on what your comfort and convenience expectations are and the mods you throw at that goal.

Absolutely superb engine and trans.

Fun to ride.

Relaibility.

Aftermarket - This bike is truly transformed with the right modifications.

Versatility. It's long legged, but not so big and cumbersome that it can't be a "do it all" type bike.

Great ownership / fellow owners.           

That’s good input right there....a before and after snapshot is what I was hoping for.

I’ve been abusing the inter webs more than I wanna admit, and plans have been made, lol! Shudaben flash, 2 brothers pipe, radiator screen, risers, canyon bars, phil’s rack, and some LED’s are in the ‘short’ list.......

Frank
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2018, 11:40:24 pm »
Mine is a 12.  Dislikes:

linked brakes are poor but very strong. Not really an issue for me as I got used to them quickly.
Even with 2" set back and wedges the bars are just too low and far away for my stubby arms.
I'm too cheap to buy heli bars so I just live with it.

Main likes:
Power to pull away from any group of cagers in any gear.
Great power with decent mileage ( I average around 44 )
Did I mention the power?


Oh, and the Joy of recording a 10.94 run at my local dragstrip.   What a gas!! :motonoises: :great: :beerchug:
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #58 on: May 31, 2018, 01:34:01 pm »
One of the things I REALLY like about it is the 7.4 gal fuel tank. What kind of fuel mileage are you guys seeing? I know it’s about 1.5 gal less than the ST, but if the mileage is better it would be a moot point. The

Frank, I rode pretty hard through the Ozarks over the weekend on my 2011 and had a range of over 200 miles on a single tank. 
I do have SISF Mountain Runner flash and this does impact fuel mileage (for the better).
I, as many on this forum highly recommend a SISF ECU flash.
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2018, 03:11:17 pm »
One of the things I REALLY like about it is the 7.4 gal fuel tank. What kind of fuel mileage are you guys seeing? I know it’s about 1.5 gal less than the ST, but if the mileage is better it would be a moot point. The

Frank, I rode pretty hard through the Ozarks over the weekend on my 2011 and had a range of over 200 miles on a single tank. 
I do have SISF Mountain Runner flash and this does impact fuel mileage (for the better).
I, as many on this forum highly recommend a SISF ECU flash.

That takes care of my complaint of fuel range...I rode a stretch through Utah and ran out of fuel just as I pulled up to the gas pump. 273 miles, and it took 7.329 gallons. That’s 37ish mpg. The best mileage was 54 mpg, and the worst was 35 mpg. I’m thinking having fuel injection on a newer ‘slightly’ less heavy machine, will be much more consistent than the ole carburetors. ( Seems like I’ve seen a fair amount of 50’s mpg with the flash and in eco mode on here...) I don’t really know that for sure though, since I’ve never owned a fuelie bike. Ridden a ton of them, just never able to put real miles on one. I ride mostly like your average grandma...mostly....

Frank
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2018, 07:32:26 pm »
Awesome motor, brakes, handling, luggage.
Comfort not so good but fixable, fairing OK.
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #61 on: May 31, 2018, 08:27:15 pm »

I still don't like FOB's. Give me a real key please.
     

Amen! I have a 2009, bought it new in 2010 over the 2010, since I didn't want linked brakes. Love the bike, hate the FOB. I even told the salesman that was a negative, not a positive when he mentioned it as a plus. I bought the bike because, other than that, it was a good bike. I still have it, and still love the bike. Still hate KIPASS though.

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2018, 09:24:51 pm »
I didn't like the fob...at first. Now I do - sort of...  I bought a used Goldwing and found myself having to return to it to take out the key. For some reason, I kept on shutting it down and just.....walking away...  :D

Then, I couldn't figure out why the Wing key was hard to turn to the "On" position???? Then I realized I was pressing IN on it like a certain Kawasaki model. Doh!   :-[ 

Muscle  memory, I guess..
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2018, 10:11:42 pm »
Likes: Everything about it from its looks to it being the only bike I've ever owned that makes taking long camping trips with my wife convenient.

Dislikes: None- I've remedied those.

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #64 on: June 02, 2018, 06:58:48 pm »
 LIKES          1.Horsepower!
                    2.Great Handling for size
                    3.Comfort and style
DISLIKES      1.Lack of Cruise
                    2.Seat height a little tall
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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #65 on: June 06, 2018, 02:01:19 pm »
Talked to the dealer yesterday...looks like I’ll be getting a left over  blue ‘17 likely in the fall. Or a leftover silver ‘16 if I can still find one by then (I’ve seen a couple). It will be $3,500 off of msrp. Unless the ‘19’s come in green, or offer some other equipment that blows my skirt up, and then I’ll buy one of those at $3k off.....man, I’m antsy to get my hands on one!

Frank

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #66 on: June 06, 2018, 04:25:29 pm »
what '19 model? I thought they stopped production due to not meeting euro emissions?

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #67 on: June 06, 2018, 04:41:21 pm »
As I understand it, they stopped selling them in "Europe".

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #68 on: June 06, 2018, 06:11:59 pm »
Hope they continue selling in the states.   The C14 and it's faster brother ZX14r are the best bargains out there and the tops in their class.   Not to mention extremely reliable.   My opinion.

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Re: What do you like and dislike about the C14
« Reply #69 on: June 07, 2018, 02:31:38 pm »
I see one of three things happening...
 1) they drop the concours, and call the H2SX it’s (more expensive/competitive) replacement,
 2) they leave it the same as it is, and
 3) they update some stuff, and bump up the price a grand or two. Personally, I think that’s the order of what ‘might’ happen.

I was considering spending a bit more, and getting the H2. Until I spied the chain. Chains belong on dirt bikes IMHO, not on a sport tourer. It’s definitely more sport oriented than it needs to be (that’s why they put a chain on it, I suppose), even though it does have what every one whines about the Connie not having....cruise control. And personally, I don’t ‘need’ that much power. The ST still has a lot of power when coming off of primarily Harley’s and buell’s, lol

Frank
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