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Forum: Beasts 03-06-2012, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,786
Posted By RIGS
I just went from a C-14 and got a Super T

I thought the C-14 was a wonderful bike, in fact I bought an 08 when they first came out and traded her in for a 10. I have about 60k miles on split evenly between them.....

As was stated by a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,642
Posted By RIGS
Concours 14....

Concours 14....
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,022
Posted By RIGS
2010 Concours 14, loaded with luggage and my fat...

2010 Concours 14, loaded with luggage and my fat ass, 75-80 on I-80 thru Utah and Nevada, 48-50 mpg.....
Higher mileage when I slowed down......

I did have her in ECON mode....
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 336,112
Posted By RIGS
I just returned from a 8k mile road trip from RI...

I just returned from a 8k mile road trip from RI to Denver then to San Francisco and lots of points in between.
The bike was awesome, no complaints...

I recommend - Givi Tankbag (T480 - Easy...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,492
Posted By RIGS
Tested one too

I test rode the K1600GTL on Saturday, coming off of a Concours 14, I wasn't all that impressed.
The tranny was loud, kept getting stuck in neutral going from 1st to 2nd gear. The throttle response...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,515
Posted By RIGS
NICE CONCOURS 14, the owner is evidently a man of...

NICE CONCOURS 14, the owner is evidently a man of taste....
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,772
Posted By RIGS
The engine does not need to be removed to do the...

The engine does not need to be removed to do the valves....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 982
Posted By RIGS
Max Bmw

Check out Max BMW.....just google them.

I've heard alot of good things about Max....
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,007
Posted By RIGS
Same symptoms.... The indicator would go...

Same symptoms....

The indicator would go blank, indicate the wrong gear.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 17,007
Posted By RIGS
2008 C-14 with 26k miles

I bought the first C-14 that my dealer got in August of 07, this dealer is great and I'm not sure how much influence they have with Kawasaki but the warranty is great.

1. Bag latch recall.
2....
Forum: Road warriors 01-08-2010, 02:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,780
Posted By RIGS
Go with the FJR..... Lots of C-14s suffer...

Go with the FJR.....

Lots of C-14s suffer from warping rotor syndrome, I know I am on my 3rd set on my 08 in 25k miles.

First vehicle I've ever owned that the rotors warped on.....
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2009, 06:57 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,397
Posted By RIGS
CWs remark or view.....which as a biased C14...

CWs remark or view.....which as a biased C14 owner I don't dispute.

I've ridden the K12GT extensively and tested the K13GT twice......
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,397
Posted By RIGS
If you read what I wrote...As stated by CW..... ...

If you read what I wrote...As stated by CW.....

Have you spent alot of seat time on both to dispute them?

Am I biased.....sure.....
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2009, 05:13 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,397
Posted By RIGS
Funny how this post evoled into an discussion of...

Funny how this post evoled into an discussion of BMW final drive failures.....

I just turned over 20k miles on my 08 C14, great bike, great warranty, GREAT price.....

CW made a good...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,397
Posted By RIGS
C14

For what its worth.....

I've owned a few BMWs in prior to the C14, both the R1150RT and R1150GS spent alot of time in the shop. The C14 does everything that the K12GT can for a whole lot less $$...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2009, 03:01 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 30,397
Posted By RIGS
C-14

I don't see a problem with their choice but of course I've had my C-14 for 2 years and 22k miles and it still gives me a rush everytime ride her.
When I was looking for a bike I was lusting after a...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 19,301
Posted By RIGS
Details! Did you leave the wife and job for...

Details!

Did you leave the wife and job for this non-adventure?
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2008, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,146
Views: 336,112
Posted By RIGS
I've been getting around 45 mpg with my C14. I...

I've been getting around 45 mpg with my C14. I usually stop and get gas every 3 hours, which is all my fat ass can take.

I rode down Skyline drive and Blue Ridge Parkway this past July and...
Forum: Vendors 11-29-2008, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,999
Posted By RIGS
Sargent Bag

I've had mine for about a week....

Not at all user friendly.

If I could return it I would.

Snaps and zippers are hard to use.
Magnetic mount system isn't very useful on the Concours 14....
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,088
Posted By RIGS
Concours 14

Kawasaki tall Shield
heli Bar Risers
Sargent Seat

Suits my big fat ass just fine!
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,175
Posted By RIGS
I pay 530/year with Markel, full coverage, 500...

I pay 530/year with Markel, full coverage, 500 deductable.....highest coverages they offer.

I haven't had the pleasure of adjusting the valves yet, 3k miles to go.....I am all lubed up and ready...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,175
Posted By RIGS
The stock Bridgestones that came with the...

The stock Bridgestones that came with the bike...SUCKED!
I could have gotten about 9k out of those tires but changed them before a long road trip. I had a set of PR2s installed and it made a huge...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,175
Posted By RIGS
I noticed it more when it was new, now that the...

I noticed it more when it was new, now that the bike has some miles on it, I don't notice anything.

A non issue for me.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,175
Posted By RIGS
I have 12k on my C14 and with the exception of a...

I have 12k on my C14 and with the exception of a few quibbles, I love this bike!

I average 45 mpg and I managed to get 7.5k on the stock tires. I had a set of PR2s installed before a trip down...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,235
Posted By RIGS
+1 on the radar detector.... I just got my...

+1 on the radar detector....

I just got my first speeding ticket on my C14 in 27 years.....:lol3

Helibars....
Taller Windscreen

Get rid of the OEM tires....they really suck and get a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2008, 03:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,617
Posted By RIGS
C-14

I have 10k on my C14.....no heat issues......mileage is in the mid to high 40s on the highway at 75mph and lows 50s on twisty back roads.

Great bike!

Awesome engine.
Smooth as silk tranny....
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2008, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,519
Posted By RIGS
Concours 14

I had PR2s installed on my C14 just before I rode from Rhode Island down the Skyline drive and Blue Ridge Parkway. They are quiet, improved the handling of the bike over the stock tires and still...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2008, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,580
Posted By RIGS
Hard to Turn?

My C14 turns just fine......

So far its a great bike, I was interested in the K12GT but for the price I couldn't pass it up.

No complaints here......smooth, powerful, comfortable and fun.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-25-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By RIGS
Try Max

Max BMW, not quite in Boston but I here good things about him.
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,537
Posted By RIGS
I bought my C14 in August of 07..... I find...

I bought my C14 in August of 07.....

I find the only thing cheap about the C14 is/was the purchase price. The fit/finish and quality are as good or better than the previous BMWs that I've owned....
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,537
Posted By RIGS
C14

Ater looking at the FJR, ST, RT and the GT.....I ended up with the C14. I read the MCN article and don't have a clue where those guys were coming from. Kawasaki must have pissed them off somehow.
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2008, 02:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By RIGS
Boston

Made famous by "Good Will Hunting"
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2008, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By RIGS
Boston

JFK Library
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By RIGS
In and Around Boston

Nice report......I worked in Southie for many years. I recently went back to look around.
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By RIGS
Fixed

Sorry for taking so long to respond.

The retard (me) fixed it.....

I went to Sears and bolt a Damaged Bolt removal tool made by Lisle....

Hammered in on.....rocked the bolt back...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By RIGS
Thanks All

Thanks for all the advice....

At least its winter here in RI and I am not going to be doing much riding until the ice and snow are gone.

V/R
Wrenchin Retard.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,490
Posted By RIGS
Damn It - Snapped Bolt

Dumbass needs some wrenching help....
I was installing Heli-Bars on my Concours 14 today, the left side went on great......but the right side.....:doh.

I loosened the three bolts that hold on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 88,420
Posted By RIGS
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-06-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,219
Views: 601,910
Posted By RIGS
Lake Champlain

Between NY and VT over Lake Champlain
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 88,420
Posted By RIGS
Boston

Heading into Boston......
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