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Offline whrami

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[Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« on: December 21, 2017, 07:28:34 pm »
I am way overdue for a lot of stuff and this is my only form of transportation at the moment due to a separation.. looking for someone to help do maintenance since I'm stuck in an apartment.


Need to flush the radiator
MOB cam sensor fix and or valve cover leak
Valve Adjust and tb sync

Bike doesn't have any stopping power. Pads look ok, suspect a stuck piston or misaligned forks. Have new hh sintered pads, galfer lines and belray fluid to go on.

Previous owner installed EBC wave rotors up front but didn't offset the wave from left to right so it's oscillating the bars badly when I come to a stop. Need to flip one rotor.

Anyone have time to help me out, I can carry a lot of beer or bring bags of money filled with grocery coupons.

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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 11:35:08 pm »
Hi Matthew. Sorry to hear you're having some problems. You accidentally posted your request for technical help in the Southeast Events section, so expect your thread to be moved. But please identify which bike you have: C-10 or C-14 and the year, so we'll know where to take you.  I thought C-10 at first, but now I suspect the C-14, since you referenced a throttle body sync, but please confirm one or the other. Thanks.

I'm the SE AD. My name is Ron Simmons. You might also dig up one of the NC Assistant Area Directors, either John Pope or David Scott and see if they have some ideas.

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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 07:04:56 pm »
It's an 2008 C14B non abs

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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 08:12:33 pm »
Okay. After work some others will probably discover your request. Stand by.
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 08:17:33 pm »
How many miles on your bike?
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 08:20:34 pm »
Thanks John.
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2017, 09:27:38 pm »
I'm in Chapel Hill.  I've got a home w/garage and a decent selection of tools.  If you need a hand, I'll do what I can.  Drop me an email/PM and we can coordinate.

If you'd rather have a shop do the work, Team Powersports in Raleigh is the local Kawasaki dealer.  They quoted me $500-550 for a valve adjustment on my 09 C14 ABS (I'm going to do it myself, though).
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 12:34:13 pm »
I’m at 32k. Put 15k on it since last December. Johns helping me lift the front end to look at the brakes.

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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 01:27:49 pm »
Outstanding!!

 I hope you guys will take pictures and post up the story so we can all learn. COGdom is filled with good people. That's why we say, "Join for the bike, stay for the people."  I'm sure you'll buy him a sammich or something.

Staying tuned in: 

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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 10:58:48 pm »
No photos were taken, so that I can claim that I worked on the bike...... ;D

What was done......
- removed the front wheel
- changed the alignment of one Wave Rotor to the other. I wasn't aware that they were to be offset, but they are and his wasn't.
- installed Galfer Front SS Brake Lines & Pads.
- blead the front brakes.
- bedded the front brakes.

That's basically it.  :great:
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2017, 01:22:55 am »
Offset? Hmm... Thanks.
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2017, 01:57:46 am »
Yes, he said that with Wave Rotors that the outer high and low shapes are to be offset between the two rotors. We un-bolted one rotor and spun it until we found where it was not a perfect mirror image of the other one. It wasn't a high aligned directly with a low, but it wasn't a high aligned directly with a high like before.
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2017, 03:02:42 am »
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Re: [Durham NC] 32k Valve Adjust Help and Brake Overhaul
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2017, 02:22:36 pm »
I found what Mr Pope was saying to be true.

The Galfers wave shape is exaggerated as compared to our stock rotors.  If you install them in the position where they match, perfectly, they pulse at low speeds.

Much better if you match them up where a low spot matches the other sides high spot.

I ended up switching my galfers to a set for brembo, 310mm, round rotors that has previously been on a zx14 SE.
 
The galfers have much more initial bite and are probaby a better match for this big bike. The Brembo are more smooth and progressive.
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