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Offline ZXtasy

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #50 on: July 01, 2018, 01:43:12 pm »
maybe there is more to this "Stove Knob" part than we realize?, Part toaster oven, part bike
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Offline Paulc_FL

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #51 on: July 01, 2018, 07:10:42 pm »
Anyone know how this much heat effects the fuel tank? Is hot gas good?

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #52 on: July 01, 2018, 07:35:32 pm »
...I heard there is a flash that cures all those problems...  :))

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #53 on: July 01, 2018, 07:42:17 pm »
Ivans flash is a software thing?

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #54 on: July 01, 2018, 09:22:54 pm »
Yes, Flash is ECU reprogramming.
Two vendors in the IM section do this work both have posted in this thread.

Feel free to start another thread regarding the gasoline temperature question.

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2018, 09:30:53 am »
Is hot gas good?

Base on a test by Smokey Yunick, hot gas results in better gas mileage.
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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #56 on: July 02, 2018, 01:42:27 pm »
so, on a positive note, anything about the c14 you like?

There is a lot to like about the bike. Way more comfortable than my Busa even with Helibars. Only other complaints are the gearing and lack of power below 5K RPM. Hated my 2006 FZ1 as well even with a front and rear sprocket change. I'm too use to large bore sport bikes. Even Vtwin cruiser I've had is too slooow. Rather have a ZX14 but I'm too old....

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #57 on: July 02, 2018, 01:54:07 pm »
Mines an 08. I live in Florida.   I always ATGATT so my riding boots cover my shins-
My AD-1 Aerostich pants keeps hot air off my skin-- not the hot air from the bike- the hot air from Florida.  I wear riding shorts under the AD-1  shell in hot weather. I vent the air from the boom of the pants and out the sides - but only limited venting as I want to keep (or try to)  that cooled evaporative  air next to my skin.       
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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #58 on: July 02, 2018, 08:25:39 pm »
so, on a positive note, anything about the c14 you like?

There is a lot to like about the bike. Way more comfortable than my Busa even with Helibars. Only other complaints are the gearing and lack of power below 5K RPM. Hated my 2006 FZ1 as well even with a front and rear sprocket change. I'm too use to large bore sport bikes. Even Vtwin cruiser I've had is too slooow. Rather have a ZX14 but I'm too old....

yep, I'm hearing ya on all three things...
it is a very comfortable mile eating machine for me.. i've never traveled longer/farther on any other bike than this one, without major complaint..(well, my '86 C10 was extreeeeemly comfy for me solo, but not the one for my wife to be included on to munch miles on a trip..) temperature was never an issue, and weather protection was 50% better all around in torrential storms, just was a wind sail freaky thing, but it was my all around rider.

Gearing is kinda a no-brainer... 4k and below, should be considering a downshift... ya have a LOT of RPM there to play with, use it, and it will be rewarding.. I seldom run agressively below that line, so it's a shifting thing, which makes things happy in life. This bike never needed a 6th gear in my opinion...
and the ZX1400... well, I'm 63.. sooo
it's all around hotter in my opinion, when ridden at the same speeds and roads conditions, dressed the same way as I do now, so other than high insurance, and higher yet chance of being a splat, I think my choice is working so far... now if it was just lighter to push around my garage, I'd be happy... I lost weight, and it seemed to gain weight in the last 11 years... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :-[

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Re: 2008 concours 14 engine heat burning legs.
« Reply #59 on: July 07, 2018, 02:39:08 pm »
Actually MOB 6th gear is another thing I like about the C14, though I try not to lug it. 

Anyway, I tried shimming the glove box (both parts) up about 1/4 inch to have more airgap under it. No change to heating of the fairing panels (still a bit hot for me) but the glove box is essentially room temp now. Was still a warmish even with the insulation I added. Now feels it like before starting the engine.  I have trimmed those foam blocks just under it also.  This does create a gap between it and the tank that I just left open for this experiment. So there's something going on with airflow near the glove box.