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zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« on: December 26, 2015, 06:24:02 pm »
I've been searching around and it sounds like the front Concours and ZX14 rims are the same, the question I have is will the 2012 and up ZX14 front rim fit the Concours?       

Thanks in advance; Jeff

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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 07:50:10 pm »
I've been searching around and it sounds like the front Concours and ZX14 rims are the same, the question I have is will the 2012 and up ZX14 front rim fit the Concours?       

Thanks in advance; Jeff
Yes it bolts right on, I have a 2014 ZX14 front rim on my 2012 Concours   :beerchug:
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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2015, 09:31:19 pm »
Thanks Zarticus,,,   how does it look,,,   I'm guessing that most of it is hidden behind the rotors?    I understand  that the 12' and up rims are a little lighter, can you tell any difference in the handling?

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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2015, 10:11:07 pm »
Thanks Zarticus,,,   how does it look,,,   I'm guessing that most of it is hidden behind the rotors?    I understand  that the 12' and up rims are a little lighter, can you tell any difference in the handling?

Jeff         
No difference in handling, I think it looks better than the C14 rim. I'll take a pic in the morning & post it  :beerchug:
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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2015, 10:21:41 pm »
       

No difference in handling, I think it looks better than the C14 rim. I'll take a pic in the morning & post it  :beerchug:


Hi,
        Well I"ve got to ask,  why do you have a ZX-14 rim?  ;D

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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2015, 02:21:04 am »
I have a ZX 14 front rim on the front of my 2011 C 14. Because I dented the original in Eveleth, Minnesota last July doing the Lake Superior south shore and beyond. On a four lane, divided, limited access US route. Duluth also had some pretty rough roads no doubt due winter's up there. Happened at dusk while on an on-ramp looking over my left shoulder to merge. Hurt my hands!

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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2015, 04:56:23 am »
       

No difference in handling, I think it looks better than the C14 rim. I'll take a pic in the morning & post it  :beerchug:


Hi,
        Well I"ve got to ask,  why do you have a ZX-14 rim?  ;D

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I've got a complete set of spare rims with tires. I got a sweet deal on ebay for the ZX14 front rim with rotors & all related hardware. I got sick of every time I go on a long trip I would have to get new tires because the ones on the bike only had maybe 1000 - 2000 miles left on them. I regularly go on trips that total 3000 miles or more & I hate having to get a tire while on a road trip. Now I always have one set with fairly new tires ready for a trip & the other set for around home that I can use up & keep rotating as I wear them out. I have tire sensors in all 4 rims & have a KDS system so I can program my own sensors when switching tire/rim sets. I've got it down to about a 1/2 hour to swap out a set  :beerchug:
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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2015, 11:57:14 am »
       

No difference in handling, I think it looks better than the C14 rim. I'll take a pic in the morning & post it  :beerchug:


Hi,
        Well I"ve got to ask,  why do you have a ZX-14 rim?  ;D

Availibility? :o
I've got a complete set of spare rims with tires. I got a sweet deal on ebay for the ZX14 front rim with rotors & all related hardware. I got sick of every time I go on a long trip I would have to get new tires because the ones on the bike only had maybe 1000 - 2000 miles left on them. I regularly go on trips that total 3000 miles or more & I hate having to get a tire while on a road trip. Now I always have one set with fairly new tires ready for a trip & the other set for around home that I can use up & keep rotating as I wear them out. I have tire sensors in all 4 rims & have a KDS system so I can program my own sensors when switching tire/rim sets. I've got it down to about a 1/2 hour to swap out a set  :beerchug:

sounds like a great setup, would love something like that.  :beerchug:

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Re: zx 14 front rim on a Concours 14?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 02:52:02 pm »
Hi,
       Zarticus, thanks for the explanation! :motonoises:

I think it is great that you can use a few things from, or intended for, the ZX-14 with this bike! :great:

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