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Offline 1gopokes1

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09 C14 Heat block install
« on: May 17, 2014, 03:11:56 am »
It is warming up even here in CO

I purchased a set of those foam blocks to close off the lower fairing openings

Instructions say simply remove middle fairing and one lower fairing bolt....sounds easier than it looks.

I can't be the 1st to install these

any help here would be appreciated

Thank you :)

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 12:01:06 pm »
As I recall the guy who makes those is a member here. I can't remember who that is. here's hoping he chimes in. 
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 02:47:22 pm »
Can you be more specific as to what problems you are having? Is it removing the fairings? Do you have a shop manual on how to do that?

Where did you buy your heat blocks? I tried emailing Zteve's, but the email bounced.

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 04:38:42 pm »
yeah  wanted to get some more info on fairing removal.....I hate the sound of plastic snapping

negative on the manual

guess I will have to buy a DVD

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 07:32:23 pm »
Sent you a PM.
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2014, 12:27:57 am »
Dive and get familiar with removing the tuperware. If you are going to do your own work on upgrades, add ons and maintenance, you might as well get your feet wet now. Not that big of a deal. Just take your time and work from the top down. I like to get in and clean the innards a couple of times a year. The heat blocks are great....
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 03:17:36 am »
Interested...can you provide more info on the heat blocks?

Definitely the bike its hot so will like to know how to fix the problem.
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2014, 12:10:50 am »
Interested...can you provide more info on the heat blocks?

Definitely the bike its hot so will like to know how to fix the problem.

I'm interested as well. I have a 2008 that I find way too hot - to the point I am considering selling it. I like to keep my knees on the tank, but once spring arrives it's far too hot.

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2014, 12:20:00 am »
I found them on Ebay  just do a search under motorcycle parts for Concours.... the seller is  concours-14  (58$  plus shipping)

my other toy 69VW truck locked up the motor today...so it may be a week or so until I unbutton the C14

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2014, 12:25:41 am »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-08-09-Concours-14-GTR-1400-Heat-Shields-/281340602080?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item418134e6e0&vxp=mtr


Removing the plastic can be intimidating. After you do it a time or two, have spare well nuts and screws on hand, it's no big deal. I think the hard part is getting the the foam all lined up that's under the plastic.
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2014, 01:24:08 am »
so what "spare parts"  do I need to pick up this week before I unbutton it this weekend

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2014, 07:16:29 am »
Like I said, well nuts and screws. They are nice to have on hand. You will not have to go deep enough to need push rivets.
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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2014, 12:51:47 pm »
so what "spare parts"  do I need to pick up this week before I unbutton it this weekend

As long as you don't drop/lose any of the little screws that hold the panels, you probably don't need spares. At worse, there are one or two places where the screw attaches to a nut that is mounted to a small rubber grommet. One of my grommets is partially destroyed and I had to cobble it back to a working state.

Be patient and you'll be fine.

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Re: 09 C14 Heat block install
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2014, 02:31:11 am »
Did install reduces heat by about 70%

Tupperware removal was not that bad....1st  "enclosed" bike for me

I may try gas tank next