View Full Version : Raider no more

04-18-2017, 10:39 PM
Well guys, I had enough of the cruiser world. I rode the Yamaha Raider for 2 years. It hurt my back and shoulders and it sucked in the highway. It was definitaley a good bike and gave me no mechanical troubles at all. Problem is I missed my Concours 14 very much. I missed the power and the comfort. I decided I was going to get another Concours. I did some research and shopped around, then I decided I really didn't want another seven hundred plus pound motorcycle, research indicitaded I could get a 1,000 cc bike with the same comfort and power and I wouldn't have to lug that beast around corners. I ended up finding a brand new 2014 Ninja with one mile on it. I snatched it up, here she is. http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/f3e954f67e7ba8f20d7f95fd882c94c5_zpsyyn6mzos.jpg

04-18-2017, 11:46 PM

Gas Man
04-19-2017, 06:54 AM
That's a nice beast there man!!!

Mid life crisis? :lmao:

04-19-2017, 07:09 AM
Thanks, it was much needed.

04-19-2017, 05:51 PM
I look at those a lot. Never took a test ride though.

04-19-2017, 07:49 PM
will you be adding some bags to it

Bagger Dave
04-21-2017, 11:16 AM
Cool man! never rode one of those before

04-21-2017, 09:01 PM
Very clean looking.

04-22-2017, 11:06 PM
Nice bike Chef!

04-22-2017, 11:56 PM
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/c4a96bc28e83b5caa508ddea634d9fb5_zps0xccvhwv.jpgTh anks guys. I added some soft bags and a small tank bag. I have a hooker under my passenger seat also so I can strap another tail bag on if I want. I travel light and if I decide to camp I'll use the hooker. I installed a USB charger under my passenger seat for my devices and I picked up a ram ball mount for my cell phone. I also installed a tank protector so my jacket won't scratch the tank. That's all I plan to do to it. Now I just need it to munch miles.
My review is simple. I put 70,000 miles on my 08 Concours over 6 years and it was a great bike. The only issue I ever had was the tire pressure sensors and my front rotors warping. The Ninja is a smaller Concours. It has 10 less HP and weighs about 180 pounds less. I have felt the traction control work on a few occasions, once I was on a wet road and another I cracked the throttle after shifting to second in a turn on cold tires and I felt the rear tire slip and the power cut just a bit. My first 400 miles have been sublime.

Gas Man
04-26-2017, 07:20 PM
Let's see an overall shot of the bike with all your gear on it.

04-26-2017, 11:14 PM

04-26-2017, 11:15 PM
As soon as I get one I'll post it.

Gas Man
04-27-2017, 09:18 PM
Gettin it!!!!

04-27-2017, 09:38 PM
I like it!

05-13-2017, 12:24 AM
Here's the bags I put in it. I have a tail bag for my longer travels.
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/th_d45604ff36b9c6f1aa24cb2e9e1f26a3_zpsltybpvmi.jp g (http://s769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/?action=view&current=d45604ff36b9c6f1aa24cb2e9e1f26a3_zpsltybpv mi.jpg)

Gas Man
05-13-2017, 04:17 PM
Watch out for the young women sir...

05-22-2017, 08:02 AM
I would welcome a young woman.

05-22-2017, 08:05 AM
You mean like this one?
http://i769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/th_ebc816cfd45e493cb58c243ddc7362cc_zpsaazskhql.jp g (http://s769.photobucket.com/albums/xx333/ChefC14/?action=view&current=ebc816cfd45e493cb58c243ddc7362cc_zpsaazskh ql.jpg)

Gas Man
05-24-2017, 12:12 AM
That may do the trick Chef!!!