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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #200 on: January 26, 2018, 09:54:48 pm »
 I should also say before I did any work It was a spectacular day up here in N Ga so I took it out for a ride.  I was a beta tester for Steve's Mountain Runner flash and while I had ran a few different versions of it this was the first time I was able to test the final one. This is by far the most refined tune Steve has put out.
  If you havent tried the MR yet or  are still on the hook about it I can tell its the best mod there is for this bike and well worth the money. 
 Also if you wanna talk about it and need some input ill be happy to help . PM me or call 706-897-ten eighteen

 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #201 on: January 26, 2018, 09:56:23 pm »
 "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 ."

I could've done mine in 15 minutes with a Sawzall, but putting it back together might have taken a little longer.... ;)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #202 on: January 27, 2018, 01:31:33 am »
"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 ."

I could've done mine in 15 minutes with a Sawzall, but putting it back together might have taken a little longer.... ;)

Lol Ron   . I said i got it out in 15 mins I still dont have it back in . If I had it to do over again and had a prepped K&N or a new OEM filter ready I think I could do it in 20-25 mins.
   Mine is an 08 maybe the gen 2s are harder
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #203 on: January 27, 2018, 01:43:03 am »
Actually mine was not hard to do and I followed the OEM Owner's Manual instructions which basically said to take off the black tank plate, pull the fairing and pocket. Swing the pocket out of the way, remove the foam heat shield, remove two bolts, then pull out the filter and stare at it.

Then reverse.

Took about an hour of which half the time was spent reading the book, finding the (right) wrenches, scratching my head, putting antibiotic salve on scratched places (on my hands)  :-[, THEN getting gloves, and proceeding.  Piece of cake!

30 minutes next time (I'll start with gloves)...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #204 on: January 27, 2018, 11:13:58 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 #205 on: January 28, 2018, 01:30:14 am »
Yep, still drinking my whiskey and Rye to boot!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #206 on: January 29, 2018, 11:59:34 am »
Dropped mine off at the stealership for new shoes.

Apparently me asking for a 55 rear went in one ear and out the other >:(, so waiting on a 55 to show up now...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #207 on: February 18, 2018, 09:30:17 pm »
Installed new Dunlop Road Smart 3's, bled the rear brake and clutch and installed new/used OEM brake pads on the right front caliper. left side pads look great. The linked brakes seem to use up the right front faster than the left fronts. 34K miles on mine now.

Trying the RS 3's this time instead of the Avons 3DXM's. Liked the Avons, but severe head-shake on the last 3 sets. Sept trip 2017 in ran the Angel GT's (one of my favorite tires/don't last long though) and the head-shake went away. Hoping the RS-3's don't have a head-shake either.  :beerchug:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #208 on: February 18, 2018, 10:27:43 pm »
Over the past few days I've greased shaft splines, greased steering stem bearings, changed oil & filter, changed differential fluid & mounted up new tires. Had the valves checked, installed new plugs & chain tensioner along with valve cover gaskets.

From now on just tires, oil changes & clean air filter. No more big services, I'll just ride it til it quits!  :)

Installed new Dunlop Road Smart 3's, bled the rear brake and clutch and installed new/used OEM brake pads on the right front caliper. left side pads look great. The linked brakes seem to use up the right front faster than the left fronts. 34K miles on mine now.

Trying the RS 3's this time instead of the Avons 3DXM's. Liked the Avons, but severe head-shake on the last 3 sets.

On my 13th or 14th set of 3D's & never had a head shake. I am anxious to try out the new Spirit ST's once I use up all my 3D's I have on the shelf.  :motonoises:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #209 on: February 20, 2018, 09:46:03 am »
Put a new battery in my transponder

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #210 on: February 20, 2018, 10:51:27 am »
Put a Motorcycle Larry stem nut for the ram ball ,the stock nut was not tight at all, it calls for 80lbs torque. No way it way that tight!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #211 on: February 20, 2018, 12:43:19 pm »
Added Murph's lowering pegs.  You wouldn't think an inch or so would make that big of a difference (easy boys...), but it does.  Not a big fan of the chrome look or the lack of rubber grip, but overall a nice improvement in comfort.  With the risers I added, she's almost as comfortable to ride as my naked FZ-09....strange but true.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #212 on: February 20, 2018, 06:58:48 pm »
Bled the clutch slave cylinder, changed the air filter (it was filthy!), and installed a Stebel Air horn! :) :celebrate:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #213 on: February 20, 2018, 10:41:48 pm »

From now on just tires, oil changes & clean air filter. No more big services, I'll just ride it til it quits!  :)

Cliff   :beerchug:

Why don't you put a few miles on it before you make that decision   :rotflmao:

Have you hit 200k yet
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #214 on: February 21, 2018, 12:20:54 pm »

From now on just tires, oil changes & clean air filter. No more big services, I'll just ride it til it quits!  :)

Cliff   :beerchug:

Have you hit 200k yet

Haven't ridden much this winter. Here lately if I'm not traveling & crossing state lines I don't even bother with local riding. Not even sure I remember where our good roads are!  :??: 

Been stuck at 195,000 all year, can't seem to get past it.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #215 on: February 21, 2018, 02:37:48 pm »
Rode the C10 to work today.  Supposed to be 70* and sunny by the time I get to head home.   :motonoises:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #216 on: February 21, 2018, 06:09:16 pm »
Installed Rear Wheel Hugger kit from Murph's. See "Accessories" thread for before/after photos.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #217 on: February 21, 2018, 09:31:18 pm »
Installed a new battery. Not sure how old the previous one was, but it died some time over the off season here. New Yuasa in and go to go...in late March/early April.

What can I say, it was 78 degrees in Feb in SW PA. Had to work on the bikes in those temps. (Tuono got a slip on and OFT ECU flash, as well. Damned bike sounds like Satan clearing his throat...)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #218 on: February 22, 2018, 11:52:55 am »
Last ride before I have to prep the bike for the track.

Scrubbing in those new Angels GTs... :motonoises:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #219 on: February 22, 2018, 03:27:03 pm »
Coggers,

So having bought the new Connie, this one a '12 in that dark red or root beer which I don't personally care for, so have been prepping it to go to the painter for a nice coat of something.  In the meantime installed a PDM60 to start the reorganization of the powered stuff.  I mounted the Back Off and the PDM60 inside the tool tray which I didn't use for tools anyway and it made for a nice install.  I have the Stebel, and Denali's wired in so far and am happy with the PDM.  It works as advertised.  Next will be an HID upgrade for the main lights and I am thinking about adding more Denali's this time the DR1 2.0's wired into my hi/lo switch for weed burning capability on those dark night rides, mounted under the mirrors.

Other than that, nominal...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #220 on: February 26, 2018, 12:00:44 pm »
Saturday at Doug's school

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #221 on: February 26, 2018, 02:52:48 pm »
Removed stickers and added a little color to my top case after getting it home from the dealership.  I think it matches better.
Plan on getting handle bar risers, different engine guards (if any are interested in the type installed I will be offering a good deal) and different windscreen.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #222 on: February 26, 2018, 06:31:37 pm »
This past weekend I flushed out front brakes, rear brake, and the clutch. Also plugged a breather tube back into the airbox that I accidently left dissconected last weekend when I dropped in new plugs and air filter. Today rode the 112 miles one way to work, will do it in reverse this afternoon.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #223 on: February 27, 2018, 02:47:48 am »
Added even more lights:

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Skene lights: Photon Blaster - Alert & Turn Signals
SoCal motogear: KAWASAKI CONCOURS LED KIT - PH4LED+OPTIONAL T10 POSITION BULBS

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #224 on: February 27, 2018, 02:18:36 pm »
Added even more lights:

Skene lights: P3 System with Decelerometer & Turn Signals
Skene lights: Photon Blaster - Alert & Turn Signals
SoCal motogear: KAWASAKI CONCOURS LED KIT - PH4LED+OPTIONAL T10 POSITION BULBS

Coax connector for heated gear
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