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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2015, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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Potential new Concours owner

Folks I am looking at buying a used Concours 1400. What should I be on the look out for? Are there any recalls or flaws that I should be aware of when looking at a bike. Are there any years that are worse than others??

Any help would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2015, 09:44 AM
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but the early model

directed massive amounts of heat towards the rider's crotch/seat area

making it uncomfortable enough for a friend to trade off th a BMW GL1600

everything else he loved about the Connie

I think the newer ones are excellent
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2015, 11:04 AM
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^^^ so true, earlier models were ovens on wheels probably going back to 2009, 2010 but they've become better and better over the last few years with less heat issues while riding. GLWP.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-20-2015, 02:15 AM
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Depends what sort of heat you ride in.
I went looking for a 07-09 specifically because I don't like the look of the 2010+. It doesn't seem to throw any more heat than my zx11 did.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-27-2015, 12:05 PM
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Don't worry about the heat issues. There is a guy that makes foam heat shields for the 08-09 that cure the problem. They work great, easy to install and are only $50.
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