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Offline gilbysan

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #375 on: July 10, 2018, 03:24:30 pm »
Grant,
Have you checked this area?  The Cowling Center in between the exterior (painted) piece and the inner (black) part?  I fumbled a screw and it fell deep down in there. Took me awhile before I finally tore it apart and located it.
Good luck!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #376 on: July 10, 2018, 10:45:03 pm »
Removed most of the fairings looking for the key from the fob I dropped in there last week.
I was pretty sure it was still there but never found it. I did however get more familiar with my bike LOL. While I was in there I pulled the air filter out, vacuumed it off and reinstalled it wow shocked at how dirty it got in just 7,000 miles.

There is a black hole in the fairing. What goes in never is to be found again.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #377 on: July 11, 2018, 03:02:42 am »
Grant,
Have you checked this area?  The Cowling Center in between the exterior (painted) piece and the inner (black) part?  I fumbled a screw and it fell deep down in there. Took me awhile before I finally tore it apart and located it.
Good luck!
Gilbysan
Yes sir I did. Where ever it went it must have made its way out???
Removed most of the fairings looking for the key from the fob I dropped in there last week.
I was pretty sure it was still there but never found it. I did however get more familiar with my bike LOL. While I was in there I pulled the air filter out, vacuumed it off and reinstalled it wow shocked at how dirty it got in just 7,000 miles.
Yes sir there is and ironically my bike is black. You think that makes it a blackhole???
There is a black hole in the fairing. What goes in never is to be found again.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #378 on: July 11, 2018, 05:19:06 am »
Its down there right next to that 10 mm socket! :rotflmao:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #379 on: July 11, 2018, 02:06:03 pm »
For sure, LOL.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #380 on: July 13, 2018, 02:57:18 pm »
I tried to take the front wheel off for a tire change but had a huge fail. I was able to remove three of the bolts for the two calipers, but the forth one is stuck. stripped out, broke off an easy-out inside of it. Don't know what to do now, that bolt is shaped so that you can't get a vice grips on it.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #381 on: July 13, 2018, 03:02:29 pm »
Crap!  Got any pics of the broken off bolt and easy out I can see maybe?  Not going to be easy I know but there must be a way...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #382 on: July 13, 2018, 03:30:16 pm »
I even tried cutting a slot in the head of the bolt with a dremel and using an impact screwdriver. The bit got all bent outta shape. I'll get pictures when I can.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #383 on: July 13, 2018, 03:33:12 pm »
Matthew,
Looking like maybe you will need to remove the assy. from the fork tube and have it machined/drilled out then heli-coil it back together...
Hope not but it doesn't sound good. 

Keep the faith!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #384 on: July 13, 2018, 03:45:08 pm »
I added some Grip Puppies.  Due to multiple injuries to my throttle-hand thumb, I have some weakness gripping the throttle, and fatigue over longer rides.  I'm hoping the larger diameter of the grip+Puppy, and the additional 'traction' of the material over the stock rubber grip, will alleviate the problem.  Dry run sitting in the garage with gloves on was positive!  Can't wait to see how it goes.  Should also help create smoother throttle application with the larger diameter as well.  Bonus!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #385 on: July 13, 2018, 04:41:25 pm »
I tried to take the front wheel off for a tire change but had a huge fail. I was able to remove three of the bolts for the two calipers, but the forth one is stuck. stripped out, broke off an easy-out inside of it. Don't know what to do know, that bolt is shaped so that you can't get a vice grips on it.

Can you grind flat spots in the head so you can get vice grips on it?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #386 on: July 26, 2018, 11:04:12 am »
ECU is on the way back from Steve! Can't wait to try it. My Nephew with the FJR will be surprised....Coolant flush, air filter & Oil change.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #387 on: July 26, 2018, 11:18:03 am »
ECU is on the way back from Steve! Can't wait to try it. My Nephew with the FJR will be surprised....Coolant flush, air filter & Oil change.

Mileage?  ;)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #388 on: July 26, 2018, 12:38:38 pm »
I installed 1 5/8" bar risers with a ram ball mount from Murphs.  My hands aren't tingly now when I get to work and the overall I'm more comfortable on the bike.  My mirrors now show more road behind me, instead of just bar ends and saddle bags, which is a plus.  The only downside is that my hands aren't in the dead air behind the mirrors anymore...  Overall, well worth the money!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #389 on: July 26, 2018, 09:29:08 pm »
ECU is on the way back from Steve! Can't wait to try it. My Nephew with the FJR will be surprised....Coolant flush, air filter & Oil change.

Mileage?  ;)

I'll let you know this weekend ghostrider990. Just put it in tonight. It will get some miles on it this weekend for sure!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #390 on: July 27, 2018, 02:08:38 pm »
Went out in the garage, raised the cover and checked on it.
Been away for awhile....

But, "I'm baaaackkk"...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #391 on: July 27, 2018, 10:08:45 pm »
 :) Welcome baaack!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #392 on: July 27, 2018, 10:23:35 pm »
ECU is on the way back from Steve! Can't wait to try it. My Nephew with the FJR will be surprised....Coolant flush, air filter & Oil change.

Mileage?  ;)

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Reset gauge and rode a 10 mile stint on the freeway with rolling hills at a steady 70 mph with gusty winds netted 50.6 mpg. Did not reset gauge and kept riding another 15 miles rural 55-65 mph. It only dropped to 49.7. I'm more than happy with that especially considering the extra power and smoothness.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #393 on: July 29, 2018, 05:00:59 pm »
Last weekend I synced the throttle bodies and today I am going to give her a bath. https://www.facebook.com/groups/480386472332563/permalink/640284236342785/
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #394 on: July 30, 2018, 12:04:28 am »
Change oil & oil filter, and replaced final hear oil. Inspected tires, brake pads, etc. Found my front pads are about shot. Guess they should be at 45K miles. Changing out asap.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #395 on: July 30, 2018, 07:02:33 pm »
Dropped it!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #398 on: July 31, 2018, 10:12:48 am »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #399 on: July 31, 2018, 10:42:16 am »
Canyon cages were down the list of things I want to add, but after almost dropping it twice already I think they're moving up near the top!
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