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Offline Zenfab

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C10 to C14
« on: July 28, 2018, 07:30:59 pm »
Hello all,
So I've decided to switch from the C10 to C14. Im looking at a 2012 with 59000km tomorrow. Can I have some input on what to look for that will go wrong or is wrong.
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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2018, 07:40:16 pm »
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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2018, 03:08:20 am »
Yup...get a radar/laser detector so you know when to pull over...

Seriously, these things are very well engineered. I have a 2011 I bought new that now has 43K - only  issues were both warranty - rear preload spring broke (Kawi replaced entire rear shock assembly) and motor on windshield failed. Highly recommend getting extended warranty if you can just as a precaution - lots of entries on the forum about it.

If you ride it the way it is meant to be ridden - expect to change tires every 5-7K, brakes every 20K, and depending on your ECU flash and throttle hand around 35 MPG.

I have ridden a C10 - there is no comparison.....

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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2018, 03:09:46 am »
BTW - specs above were in miles not KMs....

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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2018, 03:40:55 am »
Find out if the valves  have been adjusted at all. By the manual you should be ready for the second one now. If you don’t do it yourself it’s costly. The purchase price should reflect that.

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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 12:08:35 pm »
I'm reasonably familiar with both bikes; to be honest the c-14 is much less maintenance on a regular basis, but much more labor intensive when the time comes for maintenance. The typical issues with a c-14 would be leaking oil from the valve cover and / or the exhaust cam sensor oring. As far as the engine goes, that's about it. They have iridium plugs that go 100,000 miles in automobiles. Fuel injection makes the bike mostly impervious to long periods of not running, as long as the fuel doesn't go stale. One area that's just common to all used bikes is to replace all the fluids when you buy the bike. Flush out the entire brake system. the ABS system isn't going to tolerate dirty fluid for long, and ABS pumps are kind of expensive. Maintenance is cheaper. Make sure to check and maintain the batter terminals and ground connections. This bike is primarily electronically controlled, and poor battery or ground connections cause MOST of the gremlins an owner might experience.

  I think you'll find this is a huge step up into modern motorcycling, and the c-14 with it's ABS, traction control, large contact patch tires , solid frame and greatly improved suspension makes it a more safe motorcycle when ridden the same as the c-10 is ridden. But herein is the rub... you probably won't ride it the same... watch the speedo and see what I mean  :-\  And enjoy  :beerchug:  Steve
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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2018, 05:48:51 pm »
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thank you all for the input. The bile is selling for 7500$ Canadian. we went to look at it yesterday and my better half finds she is not properly seated  like the C10 we ride this bike mostly 2 up. Have to say besides the look of my 03 I would not change it. We went to see a FJR today and she is seated like she likes. I know comments are going to follow lol. Btw I listed my C10 65000 km never dropped new rear tire, yuasa sealed battery and back brakes for 2200$ canadian and not one bite, dealer is giving me 1000 at most.
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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2018, 12:11:20 am »
Wife prefered the c10 seat. Changed out the c14 seat with a sergeant. All set now.  FJR is not a c14 for sure.

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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2018, 11:26:57 pm »
When I say seated I do not mean actual seat but leg position and all. Went to see a 2014 FJr at a dealer today and ended getting a brand new left over 2015   0 km for a fraction more then a used one same year with 30000km on it. And he gave me 1600 for my C10
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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 02:43:07 am »
When I say seated I do not mean actual seat but leg position and all. Went to see a 2014 FJr at a dealer today and ended getting a brand new left over 2015   0 km for a fraction more then a used one same year with 30000km on it. And he gave me 1600 for my C10

Sorry 'bout that, but welcome anyway!

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Re: C10 to C14
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2018, 10:10:21 am »
When I say seated I do not mean actual seat but leg position and all. Went to see a 2014 FJr at a dealer today and ended getting a brand new left over 2015   0 km for a fraction more then a used one same year with 30000km on it. And he gave me 1600 for my C10

There are passenger peg extenders.

That is one area where the SPORT became more emphasized in the C14.  Passenger accommodations are not nearly as comfortable as the C10.
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