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Offline dtruex

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New owner in middle TN
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:41:12 pm »
Hello,  Don in Murfreesboro TN here.  Just picked up a slightly used 2016 C14 (less than 1800 miles).  Holy crap what a motorcycle!
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 05:44:17 pm »
Welcome Don! Yes, it's quite the bike. Lots of SE COGgers around in TN. You'll have to come out and meet some folks. then if you like them, please consider full COG membership!

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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2017, 09:53:08 pm »
Welcome Don,

Good group of folks here and a fantastic motorcycle!  I'm originally from Lawrenceburg, TN, but now live in in East TN...hope to see you out and about sometime...enjoy the new ride!
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2017, 12:37:45 am »
COngrats on the new ride, and welcome to this forum. It is actually so good it should be called a Five-um.
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2017, 09:17:58 pm »
  Don welcome, congrats on your 2016 c14. :motonoises:  :beerchug:

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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2017, 10:07:16 pm »
Greetings from downtown Knoxville. Let's ride around in the Smokies sometime  :beerchug:

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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 09:18:27 pm »
Greetings from downtown Knoxville. Let's ride around in the Smokies sometime  :beerchug:
  Fais, thanks for the offer, I will take you up on that as soon as I get a seat and get the handlebars adjusted so my hand stops going to sleep.  Thanks to all for the welcome.
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 11:08:06 pm »
Welcome to COG, congratulations on the new bike!  I've put almost 12,000 mi on my 2016, it's a fantastic machine.  Three things will help your hands from going to sleep in my experience.  First, get the 2" risers so your wrists are not bent as much.  Next, get the Grip Puppies, foam tubes that go over the hand grips.  I also found that gloves with a little insulation or padding in them help too.
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 11:58:48 pm »
Welcome to COG, congratulations on the new bike!  I've put almost 12,000 mi on my 2016, it's a fantastic machine.  Three things will help your hands from going to sleep in my experience.  First, get the 2" risers so your wrists are not bent as much.  Next, get the Grip Puppies, foam tubes that go over the hand grips.  I also found that gloves with a little insulation or padding in them help too.
 
Precisely what I did.  :great:

And I love those grip puppies and the heated grips will work with them before someone asks.
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2017, 01:04:33 am »
I'm in Franklin.  Welcome to the group.  :beerchug:
For the numb hand, I got a set of gel grips, and some handlebar wedges from Murph's.  Problem solved.  Also, make sure you don't have a death grip on the bars when riding.
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2017, 08:34:20 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions, stuff has been ordered. 

I tend to end up with my hands on the bar weights so i may wait on the wedges since the decrease the width.  Seems like there are several heights for risers, 1 5/8", 1 7/8 and 2".  I'm about 6'2" with a 32 inch inseam.  Anyone of a similar size care to make a suggestions?

Thanks
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2017, 11:05:50 pm »
Hey Don,
I am 6' 1" and went with the bar risers and lowered pegs from Murph's and have been completely happy with both of them...

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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2017, 07:01:14 pm »
Thanks Scott.  I'll probably start with Murph's risers and go from there. 
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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2017, 01:08:19 pm »
Hey Don, greetings from Clarksville. I'm Tim Curtis, AAD up on the northern frontier of the SE region. Keep an eye on the calendar for events near us. I believe we got one at the Ironhorse Lodge in NC at the end of next month and that's a wonderful area to ride. Don't hesitate to get in touch with me if there's anything I can do for you.

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Re: New owner in middle TN
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 06:07:29 pm »
Hello,  Don in Murfreesboro TN here.  Just picked up a slightly used 2016 C14 (less than 1800 miles).  Holy crap what a motorcycle!

If you think you like it now,,, you won't believe,,, how much more you'll like it after we help you farkelize it!!   >:D
Best of all,,, "Flash it"!!

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