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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #175 on: December 19, 2017, 12:45:16 am »
How many exhaust bolts nuts are loose? I have a set of Motion Pro locktite nuts to install when it comes time to do the valves.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #176 on: December 19, 2017, 02:00:22 am »
How many exhaust bolts nuts are loose? I have a set of Motion Pro locktite nuts to install when it comes time to do the valves.

Motion Pro Nut - Fuji-Lock 8mm/Head138mm 30-0308

All of mine were tight. To bad they can’t make oil stay in them. One should not be bothered with this issue in today’s quality tolerence manufacturing.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #177 on: January 01, 2018, 12:46:36 am »
Installed a passenger backrest from Advanced Sport Touring. Nice looking. My girl will like it.  I just bought a new (2016) C14 (finally replacing my 2004 FJR1300). We did a 6k tour on that FJR last year... I hated to replace it but I have to say, I've really been lusting after this C14 for a looooong time!  A new ('16) for $11k out the door !?!? I couldn't pass that up!!!

Next up: 2" risers, front fender extender, rear tire hugger (if I can find one! - I'm on the "group purchase": list), throttlemiester .... and I'm sure I'll think of more.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #178 on: January 01, 2018, 04:56:53 am »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #179 on: January 01, 2018, 09:16:32 pm »
Installed a set of the 2" handlebar risers today (also from Advanced Sport Touring). I accidentally ordered the Silver color (my bars are black) so I painted them a matte black finish that looks like a good match.  Some things I noticed during the install (on a 2016 C14) include: Left side wire bundle had a wire tie instead of the clamp (right side wire bundle has the clamp). Simply cut the wire tie. There is PLENTY of wire to feed up to give the slack needed to raise the bars the extra 2". Also, the "banjo" nut for the front brake didn't need re-positioned at all - it was pointed perfectly where it needed to be - I guess every bike assembly has a little bit of difference.  I was glad not to have to adjust it. Finally, the brackets that hold the hydraulic lines to the riser blocks have to be "flattened" a bit as there is a "L"  bend in the bottom of the brackets. I used vice grips to take the bend out (mostly) and the set screws did the rest. 

Unfortunately, it's too cold in Colorado Springs (20's) to get the bike out for a test ride but the "before" rides certainly convinced me this was a needed modification (for my comfort). As far as technical skill, I'd rate this job a 1 out of 5 job (1 being oil-change easy and 5 being very difficult). 

Next up: front fender extender (on order), rear tire hugger (I'm on the "group purchase" list), throttlemeister (also on order) .... and I'm sure I'll think of more.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #180 on: January 07, 2018, 09:43:23 pm »
Removed the rear drive hub & pulled the driveshaft. Cleaned & inspected everything then lubed front/rear splines. With right at 195,000 miles on the clock I was really expecting some slop in the u-joints. They were nice & tight!   :) Splines & all looked great also.

Only the third time I'd done this & should be my last.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #181 on: January 08, 2018, 08:42:26 pm »
Installed a Pyramid Plastics front fender extender.

Pulled & shipped the ECU for a Mountain Runner flash by Steve @ Shoodaben Engineering.

Installed Throttlemeisters.  Spacers = .110 on left bar end and .120 on right bar end

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #182 on: January 14, 2018, 01:43:45 am »
It was a beautiful winter day here in Western Washington :) sunny and 54° so I took her on a ride
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #183 on: January 14, 2018, 02:18:35 am »
Oh and just ordered the Skidmarx hugger fender and a front fender extension from Murph's. :motonoises:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #184 on: January 14, 2018, 04:23:38 pm »
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It was a beautiful winter day here in Western Washington :) sunny and 54° so I

Lucky!! Take off any sweet jumps?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #185 on: January 14, 2018, 05:31:24 pm »
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It was a beautiful winter day here in Western Washington :) sunny and 54° so I

Lucky!! Take off any sweet jumps?

Took it really easygoing, although it was sunny and warm the roads were wet and learned what in quickly what everyone dislikes about the stock Bridgestone's. No close calls they just felt really unsettled!!!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #186 on: January 15, 2018, 12:19:06 am »
Nice day yesterday in SoCal, about 78-80 degrees.  Did a 370 mile ride.  Started in Orange County, rode to Pala Casino, continued past Lake Henshaw to Ocotillo Wells, Salton Sea, Palm Springs then back home.  The bike is a 2017, has about 4700 miles, did an oil/filter change today along with final drive oil. 

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #187 on: January 15, 2018, 12:23:37 am »
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It was a beautiful winter day here in Western Washington :) sunny and 54° so I

Lucky!! Take off any sweet jumps?

Took it really easygoing, although it was sunny and warm the roads were wet and learned what in quickly what everyone dislikes about the stock Bridgestone's. No close calls they just felt really unsettled!!!

I’m not a fan of them, I’m pretty cautious on twisty highways with them.  Looking at a set of Roadsmart 3’s.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #188 on: January 15, 2018, 12:40:34 am »
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It was a beautiful winter day here in Western Washington :) sunny and 54° so I

Lucky!! Take off any sweet jumps?

Took it really easygoing, although it was sunny and warm the roads were wet and learned what in quickly what everyone dislikes about the stock Bridgestone's. No close calls they just felt really unsettled!!!

I’m not a fan of them, I’m pretty cautious on twisty highways with them.  Looking at a set of Roadsmart 3’s.

Yup me too...they are being recommend by most over anything else...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #189 on: January 15, 2018, 12:50:18 pm »
Still cold here in NEFL, but finally not wet and misty...


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #190 on: January 15, 2018, 02:54:44 pm »
Still cold here in NEFL, but finally not wet and misty...


So, I'm riding!!!

Yeah buddy!!!!  :motonoises:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #191 on: January 15, 2018, 03:15:42 pm »
Gonna be nice here today (blue skys and about 60*), but getting bad tomorrow.. (rain/Sleet and some freezing temps)
  Unfortunately, I had cataract surgery last week and can't ride..
    (err, Eye feels good, so, I probably could, but my wife would kill me)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #192 on: January 15, 2018, 04:06:16 pm »
Changed engine / filter & drive gear oil Thursday. Friday left Orange County up Hwy 395 to Lone Pine and through Death Valley and Red Rock to Las Vegas & Hoover Dam. Sunday back home through Ortega Hwy. Perfect riding conditions 35 deg.F.-80 deg.F. 780 miles and seen a herd of Big Horn sheep!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #193 on: January 16, 2018, 12:49:28 am »
first ride of the new year on Jan. 1st
9 degrees heading out to traditional club RTE. Warmed up nicely to 21 on the way home.
Back in the garage for now, got the new exhaust on, mounted Project D handy stick and oil cap.
Just finished adding new Mobil 1 oil, filter and final drive fluid.
Ready for warmer temps.


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2018, 04:23:38 pm »
Getting the bike ready for the Sport Touring School in Feb...

Last night I pulled the front wheel for a new front tire.
Rear was done last week.

Decided to go to the Avon 3D XM's... {Per Cliff's suggestion}

Ride safe, Ted

Update: New front tire now on the bike...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #195 on: January 20, 2018, 06:35:32 pm »
Since it's raining here in Rochester, Wa.   I changed out the fork oil in my 2012.  Used a wood rasp to take down foam in the seat by at least a half inch.   Installed Soupys' lowering links. "Moly'd" the rear splines/cleaned wheel and swing arm.. Great garage time and not missing ride time! KJ

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #196 on: January 21, 2018, 04:16:49 pm »
Installed my ECU which had been flashed by Steve (Mountain Runner Flash). Took the bike on on an approx. 200 mile ride here in the mountains near Colorado Springs & Canon City (this was yesterday - 65 degrees and full sun). I found the flash to be perfectly dialed-in... every gear and throttle combination I could find delivered perfect performance. I believe I averaged 42 mpg at a not too aggressive pace (I was riding two-up).

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #197 on: January 26, 2018, 09:25:33 pm »
32 degrees this am...plugged in the battery tender...saw it was fully charged. Walked outside and saw thick frost still on the asphalt....debated...drove the Chevy to the Levee. :(
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #198 on: January 26, 2018, 09:31:31 pm »
Rode to work today for the 2nd day this week -- nice to have a break from the colder weather of last week.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #199 on: January 26, 2018, 09:45:49 pm »
Decided to start some winter maintenance yesterday. First thing i did was pull my air filter. It wasnt as bad as I was expecting but it was time.
  Its all cleaned and ready to go back in (these K&Ns use sealing grease so im waiting for a tube to be delivered) and ill start my oil change and flush my brake/clutch fluids next.
 While Im on the subject of air filters. I have seen guys talk about how hard this is and while its not as simple as the C10 its not as bad as some say.
  I had it out in less than 15 mins .
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