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  1. #1
    BadAss Hooligan
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    considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Im considering a Concours 14 but I'm 6'3 250 for you bigger guys how much room is left for a passenger ? looking for something to cruise long distance with gf. Thanks.
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    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    With a payload limit of right at 500 lbs (including rider, passenger, baggage and accessories), you should be able to fit a pretty healthy gal on the bike.


    This looks like a pretty big guy to give an idea of passenger space.

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    The wife and I tried one on for size in a showroom and she had TONS of space, but we're both far from big. She didn't like the bike at all because of its large size......and concern that it wouldn't wheelie.


    Good article from a passenger's perspective, but she's a small gal. So that should be taken into consideration when reading her comments.

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    Bleeding Kawasaki since the 70's
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    ......and concern that it wouldn't wheelie.
    VERY misplaced concern! WHeeelies as well as a ZRX and more stable when landing at 100mph.


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    Perko has a good point though....

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    2009 Hooligan of the year
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Perko View Post
    VERY misplaced concern! WHeeelies as well as a ZRX and more stable when landing at 100mph.


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    Yeah, I told her there is no doubt itíll wheelie. She still thought it was too big. In fact, she laid down the law and said we will never own a motorcycle bigger than the ZRX. She loves our ZRX!

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    No More Clowns
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    I've seen people trade Connies in for k1600GT or GTLs..... the reasons were comfort in length and or storage capacity in those situations. They are STRONG bikes and they handle well! Not quite as sporty as the Connie though... imo.. You gotta have a couple pretty pennies though.
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    I'm hungry. Let's get a taco.
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Derro View Post
    I've seen people trade Connies in for k1600GT or GTLs..... the reasons were comfort in length and or storage capacity in those situations. They are STRONG bikes and they handle well! Not quite as sporty as the Connie though... imo.. You gotta have a couple pretty pennies though.

    After seeing some YouTube videos of how the GT/GTL's are assembled (and after working on Groovy's new S1000R this winter), I'm not sure I would own a BMW now. Yes, I've heard the stories about working on Connies / ZX14's but the BMW's don't seem very maintenance friendly either IMHO.



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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Quote Originally Posted by CHRISPY View Post
    After seeing some YouTube videos of how the GT/GTL's are assembled (and after working on Groovy's new S1000R this winter), I'm not sure I would own a BMW now. Yes, I've heard the stories about working on Connies / ZX14's but the BMW's don't seem very maintenance friendly either IMHO.
    Watch Chris Harris videos it will further convince you.
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    Honey Badgers friend
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    Re: considering a 14 gtr would like advice

    Picked up a 12' Black Beauty couple Mths ago.....Have a ZX14....but am really diggin this C14.....The bike can handle your size....But without a doubt, the rear shock is extremely undersprung.....THe most important Mod right off the start is a new rear shock....and not a respring of the OEM one....valving is crap and can't be made to work well. You'll love the bike.....
    " Adventure B4 Dementia,...... do it while you still can,...No Regrets"......


 

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