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Offline JVtheCarGuy

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You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:53:26 pm »
Long time lurker turned long overdue owner. Thanks to all of you who keep this place alive. I learned a LOT here that helped me in my decision to trade in my 2003 VTX1800 for my 2012 C14 yesterday. You guys rock. 
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My name is JV. I'm 34 years old, spent half my life in Jersey and the other half in DC, love my wife and kids, sell cars for a living, and now (for the past year) live and ride in the Treasure Coast area of South Florida. I'm a daily, rain or shine commuter and put 20-25k miles on my bikes a year. I loved my VTX, but found myself wanting more than just straight-line badassery. After tons of research, I chose a preowned 2012 Connie with 20k miles on her from a dealer up in Orlando. The bike is black and bone stock, minus a trunk.

Beautiful. And unlike ANYTHING I've ridden in the past 16 years of daily riding. So far, I think of the VTX -> C14 transition like going from a lifted diesel truck to a Maserati. ZERO complaints...other than it's really, really quiet compared to my 1.8L V-twin with Vance & Hines pipes. We'll take care of that soon enough.
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Looking forward to this new chapter of my riding career!!  :motonoises:

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 09:59:06 pm »
Welcome to the nut house.
Your gonna fit right in.

Come ride with us!!!

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 10:46:12 pm »
Welcome from Melbourne FL!  That C14 will give you miles of smiles!

Congrats!
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 11:23:15 pm »
 Welcome to the family, congrats on your c14 ride safe :beerchug: :motonoises:. What part of Jersey.

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 11:26:14 pm »
Now, join the club, and your progression will be COMPLETE!
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 11:38:12 pm »
 :great: :great: :great:

now, stay away from anything associated with "facebook".. just saying...  :rotflmao: :motonoises: :beerchug:
seriously.  :truce:

We will share stuff here with you. You will not get that same "thing" there. ;)

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 08:38:44 am »
Congrats and welcome from central Floriduh... :beerchug:
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2019, 09:59:16 am »
Welcome aboard from another millennial in Riverview, FL :great:

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2019, 10:13:38 am »
Welcome....and please , keep the bike "minus the trunk"....😂😂 . sorry but big goofy trunks ruin the look of these bikes for me anyway .
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2019, 12:03:12 pm »
Welcome, they are fun rides.
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2019, 12:19:06 pm »
Welcome....and please , keep the bike "minus the trunk"....😂😂 . sorry but big goofy trunks ruin the look of these bikes for me anyway .
I never wanted a Givi trunk , thought the same as you , fugly! But when going somewhere overnight the extra space is nice!
Oh and I cat seebit behind me anyway😂🤣

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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2019, 11:27:34 pm »
Welcome....and please , keep the bike "minus the trunk"....😂😂 . sorry but big goofy trunks ruin the look of these bikes for me anyway .
I never wanted a Givi trunk , thought the same as you , fugly! But when going somewhere overnight the extra space is nice!
Oh and I cat seebit behind me anyway😂🤣

Mine only goes on and looks ok when fully loaded for a trip . I always get a chuckle when I see one sticking up back there all by itself  :rotflmao:
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Re: You all convinced me...and I have no regrets
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2019, 11:55:04 pm »
Great choice for a motorcycle. Perhaps the best machine ever made.  ;)  Ask your questions here and get many quality answers. Welcome.
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