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PC vs. Concours comparison
Written by tacletter on 6/22/2012 at 06:40 am

I seriously considered a K75RT before buying the PC. The three K75's I tried
convinced my not to buy the RT version at least. I'm 5'8", my inseam is 30" or
so and every time I wanted to stop the RT I had to remember to pick my knees
straight up before I could put my feet down. The K75RT has a reputation for
cooking the riders in hot weather which isn't too bad living in Vermont like I
do. The PC was about a thousand less $ than the BMW's. I too don't like the
short range but I'll live with it.

--- In ipcrc@yahoogroups.com, Karen Boehler <karen_boehler@...> wrote:
>
> Sorry it's taken me so long to get back on this, but I've been busy riding
(ankle isn't totally healed but I CAN ride) and since no one totally answered
this question. I'll try.
>
>

Snipped..

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> So, bottom line, would I buy another Connie? No. Would I buy another PC?
Probably not. IF I had the money, I would look for a good condition BMW K75RT or
(even more money) a new NT700. Both seem more my style as far as
size/riding/carrying capacity.
>
> But, since I don't have any money and really don't expect to any time soon, I
will learn to live with the drawbacks of the PC and will most likely ride it
until it falls apart. Those drawbacks are easier to work with than the
dropability of the Connie. (And the listers are friendlier.)
>
> I don't know if this lengthy tome will do you any good, but hope it helps a
bit.
>
>
>
> KAB
>
> Roswell, NM
>
>
> “Never underestimate the power of blind faith. It can manifest in
> ways that bend the laws of physics or break them entirely.” "True
> Blood," Aug. 30, 2009
>
>
>

Message Thread for message #114282

motorcyclema...
6/22/2012, 02:58 am
PC vs. Concours comparison
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back on this, but I've been busy riding (ankle isn't totally healed but I CAN ride) and since no one totally answered this question. I'll try. Anyway, a few days ago, Dave wrote: > I've been lo

    the_big_dt
    6/22/2012, 03:43 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    thanks Karen. For me the decision is made. I'm going to get a PC. Now the hunt is on. no hurry at all as my plan is to purchase in September at this point unless something comes along that HAS to be purchased prior to then because it's so per

    tacletter
    6/22/2012, 06:40 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    I seriously considered a K75RT before buying the PC. The three K75's I tried convinced my not to buy the RT version at least. I'm 5'8", my inseam is 30" or so and every time I wanted to stop the RT I had to remember to pick my knees

    aladinbama
    6/22/2012, 03:33 pm
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    KAB, That was about the best review of two bikes I think I've read from anybody. That being said, other bikes in the same category that you should consider are the ST series from Honda. I was considering the PC when a ST1100 came up at a p

      wbpc800
      6/22/2012, 05:48 pm
      PC vs. Concours comparison
      Tom, IIRC, I sat on an ST1100 in a dealer some time ago. I thought it was like sitting on a sport bike. Was leaned way forward. Couldn't imagine doing that for a long trip. As you have ridden the really laid back wing, and the very up

        wynndungey
        6/22/2012, 06:41 pm
        PC vs. Concours comparison
        My own thoughts about this is that the body has an easier time adapting to the forward lean than the backward cruiser slouch. (Back muscles vs deltoids.) That was what I got from the previous owner of a GT750 that I bought. It had drag bars

    williebluestar
    6/23/2012, 12:15 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    I believe I know someone who has a K75RT for sale in California. I'll inquire if you wish. ? BB. ? ? (snip) So, bottom line, would I buy another Connie? No. Would I buy another PC? Probably not. IF I had the money, I would look

    motorcyclema...
    6/23/2012, 04:25 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    Tom wrote: > That was about the best review of two bikes I think I've read from > anybody. Thank you very much. > That being said, other bikes in the same category that you > should consider are the ST series fro

    aladinbama
    6/23/2012, 01:00 pm
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    Wade, I thought that was going to be an issue so I went ahead and ordered some 2" risers for it early in its life with me. I haven't put them on yet (almost a year and 10K now). I do however think some grip puppies would work out nice