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Offline 2011 C14 Rider

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I joined the CDA
« on: June 29, 2013, 06:52:20 pm »
Since it is much easier to get the C14 onto the center stand, or so I thought, I was doing this for fill-ups. One morning after working all night (11pm-7:30am) I stopped to get gas. I rocked the bike up onto the stand, but it did not make it so I let it down and it just fell away from me onto the brake lever side. I do not know how it fell out of my left hand on the grip. Now there are a couple of scratches on the right side. Not too noticeable to most folks. It is not even worth the couple tenths gallon of gas. Oh well. I did not buy this for a show bike at any rate. I have 6541 miles on the clock after 8 months of ownership, which includes only 119 miles in January 2013 and a little over 300 miles in Feb 2013, plus a round trip to Nashville TN from Pittsburgh PA the first week of June 2013.  :( :'( :-[

Offline ChipDoc

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Re: I joined the CDA
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 10:44:38 pm »
I work those nighttime shifts myself and it can be hard making it home.  Glad to hear that the C14 is easier to get up on the centerstand than my old C10.  I've essentially given up on the centerstand entirely - which hasn't kept Connie from falling over occasionally.

Sounds like you've been having a great time riding her though, and that's really the bottom line.  Keep the fluids fresh and stick to the maintenance schedule and you'll easily get 100k miles out of her.

And so it has now become my sad duty to confirm you as the 455th recipient of the uncoveted Connie Droppers Anonymous Award.  You have another tale to share around a Rally campfire.  My sincerest condolences!

The five most recent unfortunates:
0451 C10 Dale Haydel
0452 C14 Jerry Kendrick
0453 C14 Jay Kurtz
0454 C14 Todd Nordine
0455 C14 Gregory Thomas