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Educate me on the difference

tdbru

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Member
2 up, C10 vs C14. For those of you that have 2up'd on both the C10 and C14, opinions on handling, pillion comfort, etc?
thanks,
-tdbru
 

greenie

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Member
My wife is short, I am tall. We took a C-14 for a test ride and she had a hard time getting on and off. On the road I sensed less wind/rain coverage on the C-14 than the C-10... my opinion only. I can adjust valve clearance on the C-10 in less than 4 hours - I don't need shims or need to remove the camshaft or radiator. The C-10 is old school with carburetors and no computers - if it breaks down in Mexico I can likely get it fixed there easier. If it breaks down around home with my tools and garage I can most likely repair it myself... A good thing because it's getting harder to find a shop to work on a 17 year old motorcycle.
 

2andblue

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Member
First let me say how you ride is a big part of the equation…. Short rides my below commentary is less impactful - our average days are 350 - 500+ miles.

If both straight-up from the factory C-10 was more comfortable for my wife - pillion; our experience suspension and wind needed help… After investments into proper weighted spring / new Penske rear shock and better coverage windshield now the C-14 outperforms in both categories hands down.

If asked I would definitely suggest an owner make then upgrade but know these areas likely will need some modification.
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
My wife also prefers the seating/wind protection of a C-10. She says that on a C-10 she can see what's behind us in the Mirrors, and can't see on a C-14 as she sets higher.
I like the C-10 too, and still have one, but I prefer riding the C-14 for handling and POWER!

Ride safe, Ted
 

tdbru

Member
Member
Thanks guys!
sounds like C10 might make a better pillion hauler as issued. C14 with mods.
-tdbru
 

ron203

Southeast Area Director
Member
My wife also prefers the seating/wind protection of a C-10. She says that on a C-10 she can see what's behind us in the Mirrors, and can't see on a C-14 as she sets higher.
I like the C-10 too, and still have one, but I prefer riding the C-14 for handling and POWER!

Ride safe, Ted
My wife liked the C-10 better because of the wind and “tendency to slide forward when braking” on the C-14. That being said, she likes the Goldwing best of all.
 
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