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Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« on: December 15, 2017, 09:14:56 pm »
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Just had my valves done by my mechanic up in Atlanta. Bike had 24,750 when I gave it to him. I did not have them checked at 15K. Only 4 out of spec; he adjusted all to the mid range. Said my cams, valves, and internals all looked really good and wanted to know what oil I use. Told him Rotella T6 synthetic. I think he was a bit surprised. Used that oil since 2003 in my old C10s and since I've had the C14.

I don't ride hard but enjoy the power when I want it. He changed out all fluids, filters, new brake shoes,(rear were fine, fnt needed changing, I ride with ABS all the time) adjusted throttle, and tweaked the steering head; just went through the bike and cleaned everything.
Rode back to Columbus, GA (130 mi) and the bike felt like a new bike, really smooth. Got to experience 90 mph on a back country road. Stopped at 90, too many potential deer in central GA!.

Now I'm trying to convince myself to get Steve's flash. My mechanic said, "get it"

I paid 11 Benjamin's and change for all the work!  Well worth it to me.

If you want his name/contact info, let me know.

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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 09:44:13 pm »
Good to hear from you again'..
Sounds like a pretty good deal.

By the way Phil...
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 10:07:55 pm »
Agreed.
Get it.
Its like a whole new bike....well, sorta!  :great:
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2017, 10:43:14 pm »
Was this Tony? And YES get the flash you will not regret it.
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2017, 11:10:15 pm »
Recently did my valves and all the same maintenance too...agree, does feel like a new bike, mainly because of brake flush and bleeding...that was really noticeable for me...also agree on Steve’s flash...did that about 2 years ago...really good!
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2017, 12:39:44 am »
Stan,

Yes, Tony.  He does good work!

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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2017, 12:43:08 am »
Having all of Tony's work and not getting flashed is like being "sorta rich" and is good as far as it goes. 
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2017, 12:56:51 am »
Ron, et al:

You know I'm just a procrastinator/frugal long-time riding Concours guy!   :motonoises:

I'm gonna get the flash, soon. (Maybe next month or so). I'm seeing a speeding ticket potential!   :-\

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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2017, 01:07:05 am »
Ron, et al:

You know I'm just a procrastinator/frugal long-time riding Concours guy!   :motonoises:

I'm gonna get the flash, soon. (Maybe next month or so). I'm seeing a speeding ticket potential!   :-\

Phil

There, fixed it for you!  (Let's take a road trip to see Steve. It's only 450 miles each way...)
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2017, 02:58:52 am »
Ron, et al:

You know I'm just a procrastinator/frugal long-time riding Concours guy!   :motonoises:

I'm gonna get the flash, soon. (Maybe next month or so). I'm seeing a speeding ticket potential!   :-\

Phil

There, fixed it for you!  (Let's take a road trip to see Steve. It's only 450 miles each way...)

well if yall decide to do that I wanna go. Just not till spring  :beerchug:
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2017, 01:01:58 pm »
Ron, et al:

You know I'm just a procrastinator/frugal long-time riding Concours guy!   :motonoises:

I'm gonna get the flash, soon. (Maybe next month or so). I'm seeing a speeding ticket potential!   :-\

Phil

There, fixed it for you!  (Let's take a road trip to see Steve. It's only 450 miles each way...)

well if yall decide to do that I wanna go. Just not till spring  :beerchug:

 ;)
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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2017, 11:25:42 pm »
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I'm going to get the flash probably this week. Coordinating my place to stay after Steve does his magic on my bike. Don't want to try and return to Columbus in one day, but so many options.

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Re: Valve adjust on 2013 C14
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2017, 12:52:11 am »
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