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Considering the Kaw Connie to replace the LT

While sitting here recuperating, I have been considering what to replace the "Beerburner" with. I have been interested in the Connie since it was redesigned. I have many questions though, Now that I have experience owning and riding, and the expense of a bike.

1. what is tire life expectancy?
2. what is two up riding like?
3. is a uni-go available, more a hitch for the connie?
4. MPG expectancy, I know this varies much like the LT, where I live "near coastal" mpg is typically less than higher elevations.

If anyone here has info, it would be much appreciated!

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Re: Considering the Kaw Connie to replace the LT

Floyd CLICK HERE , this might help

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Re: Considering the Kaw Connie to replace the LT

Hi Floyd, try this link and read with a grain of salt the comparison of 4 ST bikes, including the new Connie.

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Re: Considering the Kaw Connie to replace the LT

I have a friend that rides a 08 Connie. He likes it a lot and has few complaints other than the heat off of the engine is terrible. 2 up riding is good. If you let is sit in the sun for any length of time the display will fade and it is impossible to read. He purchased some Baker Air Wings for the heat problem. They seem to work ok but they really look bad. Reminds me of the Goldwings with the plastic wind defectors stuck on the sides of the fairing. Find a dealer that will let you take it for a test ride before you buy.......

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Re: Considering the Kaw Connie to replace the LT

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Find a dealer that will let you take it for a test ride before you buy.......
Good luck on that one!

I'd take a gander at the FJR and the Triumph, too. That electric shift on the FJR is pretty cool.


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