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Offline Tundra

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #525 on: February 05, 2019, 10:26:22 am »
What was your knob source? Looks like an electronics control knob of some sort? Perfect size, looks great and functional!

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Re: Key Knobs
« Reply #526 on: February 05, 2019, 05:16:27 pm »
I know this has been done many times before however here is my interpretation of the Saddlebag Key Knobs.







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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #527 on: February 07, 2019, 02:49:26 am »
What was your knob source? Looks like an electronics control knob of some sort? Perfect size, looks great and functional!

Sorry for the delay guys....Moms in ICU and been at the Hospital like crazy...

Got the knobs on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Uxcell-a15091400ux0842-Control-Rotary-Diamter/dp/B01FCUYWPQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549510834&sr=8-1&keywords=Uxcell+a15091400ux0842+Bulb+Light+Lamp+Di+mmer+Control+Rotary+Knob+Cap%2C+2+Piece%2C+5+mm+Diamter%2C+Black

Basically got the KW14R blank keys online and brought them to my local hardware store to be cut to match the bikes key.  I then cut off the head of the key then made a slot in the underside of the knob by heating up a flatblade screwdriver then inserting the key to the desired depth in the knob...Once I was happy with the depth and the perfect perpendicular angle of the key, I then filled the hollow knob back with epoxy then let set up.

Works like a champ!

Quote plagiarized from Cap 'n Bob:  Key Blank - ILCO KW14R  Note: Double check your keys and this information. There seems to be two types of keys, beginning with either an "A" or "B". If you have an "A" key it should be a "KW14R" key-blank.  If you have a "B"  key, it should be an "KW14" key-blank.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #528 on: February 07, 2019, 09:55:31 am »
No worries Craig and thanks for sharing, nice little inexpensive addition.
Sorry about your Mom, wish you and yours the best in this situation. I'm going through the same.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #529 on: February 07, 2019, 10:51:58 am »
No worries Craig and thanks for sharing, nice little inexpensive addition.
Sorry about your Mom, wish you and yours the best in this situation. I'm going through the same.

Thanks brother.....Wishing you the best as well!!

Craig

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #530 on: February 07, 2019, 08:03:53 pm »
Installed Madstad windshield brackets on my Vstream.  Went for a ride at freeway speeds and they work as advertised!  No back pressure pushing me forward. I should have done this long ago.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #531 on: February 08, 2019, 02:13:16 am »
Plugged battery tender on, LI battery so it always shows charged but left it on for a tad. Looked at the forecast 6-8 inches of snow for the next 48 hours. Sighed. Checked snowblower for readiness, at least it makes vroom vroom noises.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #532 on: February 08, 2019, 05:55:09 pm »
Tpms battery replacement, oil/filter change, drain and flush radiator. Omg clean the rad, its SOOO.... grimmie,  replace cooling hoses, and on to a valve check/adjust.  Gotta love the southwestern Georgia weather.....no more freezing my tookus off doing winter maintenance anymore... ;)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #533 on: February 11, 2019, 11:09:19 pm »
Took it to the track day at Jennings and ran the heck out of it!!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #534 on: February 13, 2019, 06:20:57 pm »
Removed the fairing pieces to get at the headlight nacelle so that I could take it apart and clean the inside which had become hazy on the reflector and inside the lens.  Bought a roll of butyl rubber for headlights and figure it all out.  Now not so concerned about taking the headlight apart again.  Took the opportunity to run some wires more efficiently around the chassis that I should have done before...
Thinking about doing a paper on how best to take off the front end pieces, headlight, etc.
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