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Show Us Your 1400's
« on: April 16, 2021, 05:59:07 AM »
How many 1400's are on this forum ?

I've had an on again/off again love affair with these bikes.

Pictures, anyone  ?


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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2021, 10:51:09 AM »
Here's mine.





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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2021, 11:15:01 AM »



From a trip to Squamish last fall . Peter
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 11:37:04 AM »
Here are two!

From the old Germantown breakfast.



"When you hit third gear, you'll forget everything she said"

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2021, 11:37:04 AM »

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2021, 12:17:12 PM »
Here is mine.  A true mile eater.  I loved everything about this bike except its sheer bulk.  It was my first and only "bagger".  I traded in for a V85.

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2021, 12:39:46 PM »


  No Bulk but still a bagger. Hopefully it qualifies. Somehow my picture didn't upload last time
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2021, 01:13:26 PM »
Well, there's bagger and "bagger".  The V85 could be called a pannier-er.
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2021, 01:33:00 PM »
Here's one of mine (past)

2014 California Custom 1400



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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2021, 01:57:47 PM »
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2021, 03:17:56 PM »
Here's one of mine (past)

2014 California Custom 1400




Wow - the tree really emphasizes the "split line" down the middle of the bike. It almost looks like a photoshop of two bikes!

It's the thing which cannot be unseen.

It would have taken no design effort at all to sweep the side cover up in front and break it up nicely. That's literally the only problem I have with these bikes aesthetically. I'm fine with the tank cutouts, the oddly shaped headlight, and whatever else people have nitpicked about.

But I have to actively ignore that line.

It's like I'm dating an Italian supermodel with a wart on her nose. She's smokin' hot, but "Turn to the left a bit dear, the man wants to take our picture"  :grin:
"When you hit third gear, you'll forget everything she said"

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2021, 04:21:58 PM »
Hi All,                                                                                                                                             4-16-21





This is Mona and me on the Blue Ridge Parkway last May.

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2021, 04:45:37 PM »
Hi All,                                                                                                                                             4-16-21





This is Mona and me on the Blue Ridge Parkway last May.

Be well, stay well,
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Thatís artsy. Nice shot, whatís the process ?

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2021, 05:42:31 PM »
Hi Huzo,                                                                     4-16-21

I sometimes ride with a BMW club out of Asheville, North Carolina.  One of the members is a photographer who knows the route, rides on ahead and snaps photos of all who ride by.  He gives them away to anyone who is interested. 

Great guy...very talented.

Be well, stay well,
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2021, 06:03:35 PM »
Beautiful bikes, now I miss my Eldo!   Thanks for posting these.
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2021, 10:17:10 PM »
Had this for 9 months, sold and replaced with a 1200 Sport and Convert, and bought Tesla Stock with the rest..... MUCH more happier.....

Despite upgrading the luggage capacity and a few other upgrades, I never grew attached, or liked it much.






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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #15 on: April 17, 2021, 04:48:46 AM »
This one was certainly a mile eater. 

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2021, 10:47:34 AM »
Wow - the tree really emphasizes the "split line" down the middle of the bike. It almost looks like a photoshop of two bikes!

It's the thing which cannot be unseen.

It would have taken no design effort at all to sweep the side cover up in front and break it up nicely. That's literally the only problem I have with these bikes aesthetically. I'm fine with the tank cutouts, the oddly shaped headlight, and whatever else people have nitpicked about.

But I have to actively ignore that line.

It's like I'm dating an Italian supermodel with a wart on her nose. She's smokin' hot, but "Turn to the left a bit dear, the man wants to take our picture"  :grin:
   No kidding,that's exactly what hit me, my first thought was photo-shop. The tree totally makes it happen
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2021, 12:01:52 PM »
Hi K,                                                                           4-17-21

That's one purdy bike.  I have a '17 just like it.  Mine has Koso heated grips, back carrier, led driving lights, a pony (1.5) gal roto cast tank in the right pannier and is just barely broken in (5,200 mi).  It gets a lot of attention whenever I stop somewhere...

         "What kind of a Gold Wing is that?",  "Wow, what did you do that Harley?",  "Yeah, I thought that was a Moto Guzzi.  Only the second one I've ever seen".  And my favorite..."Where was that made?  No, I mean, what planet?"

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P.S.  The pic I posted above is me on my '15 Touring.
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2021, 01:50:33 PM »



My X, itís was like having an affair with a Winch😂
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2021, 03:20:08 PM »
Hi Dan,                                                                                                            4-17-21

Yup, I followed your (mis)adventures with your TPS...not good.   It made me aware of the potential issue on my bike.  I got the "dread red triangle" a few times but cycling the ignition took care of the problem.  I guess I was lucky.  Mona never left me on the side of the road.  The '17 never seems to act up.  Different TPS fly by wire.
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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2021, 05:46:15 PM »
Hi Dan,                                                                                                            4-17-21

Yup, I followed your (mis)adventures with your TPS...not good.   It made me aware of the potential issue on my bike.  I got the "dread red triangle" a few times but cycling the ignition took care of the problem.  I guess I was lucky.  Mona never left me on the side of the road.  The '17 never seems to act up.  Different TPS fly by wire.
Life do go on.

Be well, stay well,
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Good to hear from you Doug!
Thanks would definitely revisit a 2017-18 1400. It was the sweetest motor on any motorcycle Iíve ever owned. Itís most definitely a mile muncher!

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2021, 12:16:54 AM »
Here is mine sitting still going really fast.



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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #24 on: April 18, 2021, 06:40:43 AM »



ccufl


2014 1400 Touring
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« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2021, 07:54:13 AM »
Just curious Kev, whatís your motivation for this thread in the first place, want to come clean????🤔😂😂😂😂
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« Reply #26 on: April 18, 2021, 08:13:22 AM »
Just curious Kev, whatís your motivation for this thread in the first place, want to come clean????🤔😂😂😂😂


Enzo Miller @ Cadre Cycle in Cincinnati had this last, lonely, motorcycle that was in serious need of a loving home.

A 2020 Eldorado..... it was like the sirens calling the sailing ships onto the rocks - and this one called to me. 
Haven't actually picked it up just yet.   

How could I resist ?

Yes, it is STILL calling to me.

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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2021, 10:32:19 AM »
Of all the 1400's, I always liked the AUDACE best!! :thumb: :boozing: :bow: :cool: :wink: :smiley:





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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2021, 05:57:49 PM »

Enzo Miller @ Cadre Cycle in Cincinnati had this last, lonely, motorcycle that was in serious need of a loving home.

A 2020 Eldorado..... it was like the sirens calling the sailing ships onto the rocks - and this one called to me. 
Haven't actually picked it up just yet.   

How could I resist ?

Yes, it is STILL calling to me.

 :bike-037:





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Re: Show Us Your 1400's
« Reply #29 on: April 19, 2021, 06:50:34 AM »
Don't you already have an Eldo?

I had a 2016 Eldorado, but now it is gone.  I missed it so much that I had to get another one.
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