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Offline YtseJam

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From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« on: June 29, 2017, 09:50:42 pm »
I had a 2010 Black Connie that was going to be the wifey and I ride. We took a trip up to Yosemite and realized it wasn't going to work as well as we had hoped, so I sold her and bought a 2010 Screaming Eagle Ultra. I've had that for a couple years now and we just don't take as many trips as we had hoped, although I do ride it by myself. I've missed the Connie but until recently, hadn't planned on going back. Well, of course in 2015 they came out with the Racing Lime Green color and I began to weaken. I also bought a 2015 F6B Honda which fits the two up requirement, so now I am actually on the verge of going through with the swap. I have found a 2015 with 13k miles locally for under 10k. What to do! :-[

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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 11:25:28 pm »
Doh!  :-[  I can't believe you're asking that question. BUY THE CONCOURS! ;)
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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2017, 08:31:43 am »
Call your insurance agent, give them the VIN # of the C-14 Put on your riding clothes, take the title of the HD down to the dealer, complete the paperwork, prepare to smile and demand the keys to the Connie

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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 06:35:55 am »
Mind if I ask what didn't work initially that you decided to sell the Connie? You might find another bike which fits you better than a Connie.
While connies are the SUV of the bikes (and certainly my go to bike), motorcycles are not a "one size fits all" machinatirs, so you may end up having more than just one bike in the garage to meet the expectation.

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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 04:12:36 pm »
2 different bikes with 2 different styles of riding.
  Keep the Ultra, and buy the Connie.

There's always room in the garage for 1 more bike.

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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 05:48:57 pm »
Nothing eats touring miles like an Ultra, two up with all the luggage for an extended trip.

Nothing is as fun as a Concours 14 (almost) for doing slightly less extensive traveling.

There will always be someone who can say otherwise. I have seen guys on Ultras blast the Dragon like a boss, and I've seen (and myself have ridden) C14s go coast to coast just fine.

Having ridden the Ultra, and the C14, and 20 other bikes over the years (each for more than cross-town), I like 'em all.

My trike can't carve like a C14, or even an Ultra, but it will go coast to coast like a real boss.
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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 06:59:02 pm »
Ultras are nice tourers, for sure but I'll put my GL1800 up against one anytime. :)
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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 11:04:39 pm »
Ultras are nice tourers, for sure but I'll put my GL1800 up against one anytime. :)

Yep, the big Goldwing is fantastic. I said "nothing beats". I don't think the GL1800 beats it, but I'm certain it is every bit as good based on the folks I've ridden long distances with who had them.
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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2017, 03:50:41 pm »
And, "that's" when the fight started.....    :truce:

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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2017, 10:24:59 pm »
JR, I guess it comes down to how one defines "beat" (note that I never used that term, I only said I'd put my 'wing up against one anytime.  ;))
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Re: From A Connie To An Ultra Back To a Connie?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 04:24:32 pm »
I had an 09 ultra CVO, bought the connie in 2014 ....sold the HD in 2015 as It just collected dust!