Welcome to the club Luciferiad!
The FJR was a strong contender, but I found the rider triangle a little more comfortable for me on the C14. I still really love the FJR but the Connie fit me betterWelcome to the forum from another sport touring guy! When I was shopping around back in 2007 I found the C14 to just be too tall and too heavy for me. I opted for a Yamaha FJR instead. 13 years and 139,xxx miles later I bought another one!
That's interesting because I'm 5'9" and 195, but I'm fairly long limbed so I can stand flat-footed. And I actually wish the bars were just a bit further away. It's a bear to back up a slope, but other than that I find it very well balanced and manageableAfter 14 yrs on FJRs I still tell people if I were about 3" taller and 40 or so lbs heavier I'd probably still be riding the Connie. At 5'10" (barely) and 185 lbs wet I believed I'd have trouble with it. Even with the smaller FJR I have the seat in the low position and use a bucket-type seat to get me a bit closer to the ground. I had considered lowering the bike but opted for thicker boot soles insread. So far, so good!
Be safe out there!
Lol my Victory had cruise, I got pretty good at the "look ma no hands!"When you ride that puppy over to the east coast we'll trade rides. I'll show you how the cruise control works .
Love to have you as a member but you might want to try the concours owners group forum and the zggtr.org forums that are dedicated to the Kawasaki ConcoursHey all,
New owner in FL. Just got a 2021 Concours 14 ABS. Bought it on reputation, sight unseen, long story. I am 6'6" and I find the ride a bit cramped and in general want to improve the ergos. I am looking for info, so please point me in the right direction (maybe advice or an existing thread).
1) Corbin vs Sargent (or other) seat? I was at Corbin and they had one in stock that felt good, but it would not lock on the bike properly. They are getting back to me.
2) Handlebar risers? Seen some online. Cables seem a bit tight. Can I go with 2" risers without cable work? Any specific recommendations?
3) Peg lowering. Seen some online. Are shifter and brake height adjustable at all? I worry that if I lower, brake and shifter will be too high. I did see one set that lowers brake and shifter, but cables looked tight and it required some physical mods that I do not want to do just yet.
4) Aftermarket cruise. Best and simple install.