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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #425 on: August 10, 2018, 03:15:47 pm »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yes but thats just sad.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #426 on: August 10, 2018, 03:41:38 pm »
Does totaling one out count?
Say it isn't so... :??: hope you're ok!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #427 on: August 16, 2018, 01:30:48 am »
I received Larry Toews front &  rear fender extensions in the mail today. All mounted up and ready for the commute tomorrow. I like that the front is so long. Hoping that rear one helps keep the crap off the back end in the Colorado late afternoon rains.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #428 on: August 16, 2018, 10:06:23 am »
I received Larry Toews front &  rear fender extensions in the mail today. All mounted up and ready for the commute tomorrow. I like that the front is so long. Hoping that rear one helps keep the crap off the back end in the Colorado late afternoon rains.

The rear one helps a lot
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #429 on: August 19, 2018, 02:37:51 am »
I rode my one thousandth mile in just under 3 weeks of ownership.
Installed the STS turn signal canceling system. Mounted the PIAA Slimline horns, wiring them up tomorrow.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #430 on: August 19, 2018, 02:07:26 pm »
Are you adding a relay to the horn wiring?
The 2 horns are going to pull more amps..

If interested; I found where you can buy an inexpensive harness you can use to add the relay.

NOTE: My bike is lowered and the 2 Slimline horns were a difficult fit in the stock location.
             Can send photo's of how I did it {if needed}.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #431 on: August 20, 2018, 12:23:44 am »
Fresh Mobil 1 oil change, new filter and final drive oil

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #432 on: August 20, 2018, 01:21:27 am »
Thanks, Ted.  Yes, they are running thru a relay. I mounted them on the left side right behind the radiator, where some mount the Rostra CC. I'll post a picture tomorrow. I've seen your photos of your installation but I I just didn't  see how I could get my hands up there and do the work.   ::) :truce:
I didn't know the wires to the stock horn are always hot. I tied the relay to one with other side of the relay to ground. So, when I turned on the ignition the d*mned things go on and stay on.   :-\ :-\ :rotflmao:  I'm  doing a "What the....!!"   :-[ :truce:   I spent a half hour looking thru horn threads here before figuring out to run both sides of the relay thru both stock horn wires in series.    :great: :beerchug:  Anyone know why the horn is wired this way instead of one side grounded and the other on a normally off circuit?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #433 on: August 28, 2018, 12:21:24 am »
Got home from a 4 day golf trip and installed the T-Rex lowering links and adjustable kickstand that arrived from Gary while I was gone. They dropped the rear 1 inch and I lowered the front forks the same (2" riser came with bike). I'm now flat footed instead of on the balls of my feet. And it's a heck of a lot easier to get my old leg & foot over the bags without scuffing them. I haven't had a chance to ride it yet but it certainly makes me feel steadier sitting on the bike in the garage.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #434 on: August 29, 2018, 10:11:51 pm »
I don't know, but suspect  there's another horn relay hidden somewhere  in the stock arrangement,that keeps the horns off until the button is pushed to close the circuit and the (hidden) relay fires the horns.

When I upgraded mine, I tied a relay into the stock  wires and it works  fine.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #435 on: August 30, 2018, 12:34:30 pm »
Replaced the mirrors the mirror stay and front upper fairing that was damaged in my accident.  This required disassembly of the entire fairing, it's amazing how much stuff can be in there I found the key I had written off and Hardware that must have been dropped in there by Kawasaki during the original assembly????
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #436 on: August 30, 2018, 06:50:47 pm »
At 4AM I decided to top off my coolant reservoir which was very low using the technique MOB and others here discussed. What a God send! So easy to do and with the veterinary syringe I was given years ago it only took a few squirts and not even 1 drop hit the floor. All ready for a 4 day solo camping ride in one week!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #437 on: September 04, 2018, 10:39:03 am »
Oil change to Rotella T6 and new batteries in both transponders

No ridey today because of Gordon
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #438 on: September 07, 2018, 11:16:32 am »
I had a new PR4GT installed on the rear.  The stock tire "found" a small staple and no shop in town would put a patch in it.  I considered plugging, but since I may occasionally, slightly, exceed the speed limit it's not worth the risk.  I also had no idea how expensive tires would be.  After the $40 install fee (I pulled the wheel and brought it in) and taxes it was $260!  Hopefully this one doesn't find any sharp objects for a long time.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #439 on: September 07, 2018, 09:36:52 pm »
Put a cover on it and drove the cage to work today. Only posted because I usually ride so she got a rest today.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #440 on: September 09, 2018, 12:03:48 pm »
All packed and ready to go on my annual Sept trip.  Leave Monday and return on Sunday. All days 500+ miles.

I am sure the new Dunlops RS3's will be finished when I get home.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #441 on: September 10, 2018, 03:39:02 am »
Going on a short trip and we are starting to get snow in the middle of the night. Set up the cold weather gear. Did a test and we are good.

We had the coldest spring the hottest summer and now were working on the coldest fall.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #442 on: September 11, 2018, 11:34:44 pm »
Wiped a few of the million bug splatters off and finished unpacking from my 4 day/1214 mile solo photo-shoot ride through Oregon. Now to sort through 500 pics.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #443 on: September 12, 2018, 02:12:14 pm »
I have been trying to figure out how to mount highway pegs to the Top Block Racing (TBR) that I bought from Murph's awhile back.  I have been very happy with the TBRs.  Have not had the misfortune to test them in a tip over, but they sure do look like a part of the bike.  Ended up machining the actual blocks which are made from Delrin.  Delrin is easy to machine using a table saw or router mounted in a table.  Had to get some spacers and longer M10 1.25 x 60mm vs the 50mm that come with the pegs so that the pegs would clear the TBRs when folded up.  Once mounted I found that when opened they canted forward not just looking funny but not providing a secure footing.  I drilled and tapped the pegs close to the pivot point and used set screws and Locktite red to hold the screws in place, adjusting them until I got the best angle for my feet to rest on.  I am happy with the install, the pegs are not too far forward and for my height, 5'9" they place my legs and knees in a comfortable position.  We will see how they hold up on rides.  You may notice that the bike is "dirty."  We finally got some rain in Seattle and I have not cleaned it up yet.

If you have TBRs and want to mount pegs like these, PM me and I can send along the full set of photos and some short instructions on how to do it.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #444 on: September 12, 2018, 07:17:35 pm »
For the last five days straight I spent hours and hours removing any and all traces of carbon from
The combustion chambers at redline. Time well spent. I’d like to thank Russ, Steve Cox and Super Charby for their assistance!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #445 on: September 16, 2018, 03:37:11 pm »
I just picked my 2012 up from Lloyd's Performance Motorcycle Center in Apple Valley, MN.

Major service tune:
Every possible item removed/cleaned/greased/adjusted
Valve adjustment
New fluids ALL around
New NGK plugs
K&N air filter cleaned and oiled
New valve cover gasket and cam position sensor o rings
New front brake pads
New tapered roller bearings for the stem
Higher weight fork oil for, ahem, higher weight pilot
Murph's lowering footpegs and bearinged-up shifter kit installed
New Dunlop Roadsmart IIIs (yes, 55) mounted and balanced
Major amounts of knowledge dropped on me.

Holy Hosannah! Rides like a new damn motorcycle again, only better because it's mine!

I can't speak highly enough about Lloyd's service.  If you are in the area, or clear across the country, consider Lloyd.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #446 on: September 16, 2018, 05:54:07 pm »
Finished installing a pair of Area P mufflers.
To build the left side, I had to modify a (right) Area P muffler and midpipe.
Really happy with the results..

Looks good, sounds good, & runs good too..
Much quieter than the Muzzy's I had on it previously.
        {But, not too quiet}.. 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #447 on: September 17, 2018, 12:05:24 am »
Been detailing mine - long over due.  Got the Admore light kit done on my Givi 55.  Working on doing a paint correction.  I really enjoy doing that.  Instant gratification! ;D
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #448 on: September 18, 2018, 02:33:23 am »
hmmm, let's see, so far I've added:

1. Pathfinder LEDs
2. PIAA Horn
3. C14 Oil Filter Protector (Murph's Kit)
4. OEM Tank Pad
5. Bracket with SW-MOTECH kit (Phil's Farkels)
6. Givi Monokey V47 Top Case
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #449 on: September 20, 2018, 11:43:57 am »
Last night after work rode to Robert (gilbysan) Gilbert's and picked up a replacement left hand bag this morning swapped the blue lid for my black lid and she is now a touring bike with proper luggage again. Thanks Robert for a great price I am very happy to have a complete bike again.
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