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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!!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #530 on: February 07, 2019, 08:03:53 pm »
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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...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #535 on: April 01, 2019, 04:04:47 pm »
I flushed the clutch fluid using a home made vacuum system.  The bike only has 3,600 miles on it, and I've owned it for less than a year, but it was a left over new 2012.  Let me tell you, that fluid was nasty looking!  No chunks or visible water, but it was the color of weak coffee.  The biggest pita was getting the rubber piece slid back onto the lower fairing panel, and what a pain it was!  I'll be doing the brakes this weekend, but did the clutch first since the fluid in the reservoir was noticeably darker than the other 2.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #536 on: April 01, 2019, 04:11:44 pm »
I put a Murph o ring on the exhaust cam position sensor, Valve clearance check and throttle body sync. Took a few days but it is fresh in my mind today.  Then it snowed.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #537 on: April 01, 2019, 04:20:12 pm »
I put a Murph o ring on the exhaust cam position sensor, Valve clearance check and throttle body sync. Took a few days but it is fresh in my mind today.  Then it snowed.
Would be interesting to many to know the miles on the bike and what the clearances were.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #538 on: April 02, 2019, 02:08:01 am »
Would be interesting to many to know the miles on the bike and what the clearances were.

2008.  I'm just over 80K.  I believe this is the 4th valve adjustment I've done. I've had it since 30K.

All the intake valves were within spec this time from .0055" in to .0065".

All the exhaust valves were slightly tight except 1 at .008".  Most of the valves were between .007 and .0075.

I can give you the exact numbers if you need them, I just don't have them with me.  It was a lot less adjusting this time compared to previous jobs.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #539 on: April 03, 2019, 03:14:56 pm »
Re-installed my re-flashed (updated to Steve's latest Full Area P MR flash) ECU.  Started the bike up for the first time since leaving Germany last fall.  Got temporary registration plates (paper tags).  Been pretty busy since moving into the new house and being on the road (work) so much.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #540 on: April 03, 2019, 04:00:45 pm »
Replaced Air filter (15k), Took off the bolts holding the grounds and put some dielectric grease on the eyelets.. Still need to put the fairings back on. This is the 1st time I've had em all off, Is there a trick to the sequence? I was thinking start front the top and working my way down.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #541 on: April 03, 2019, 05:27:45 pm »
Replaced Air filter (15k), Took off the bolts holding the grounds and put some dielectric grease on the eyelets.. Still need to put the fairings back on. This is the 1st time I've had em all off, Is there a trick to the sequence? I was thinking start front the top and working my way down.

The bottom up works best for me. I have an 08.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #542 on: April 04, 2019, 12:43:40 am »
Have speed bleeders (not installed). Installed tank protector and ordered Canyon Cages. Installed Ram mount for cell phone. Looking forward to seeing how accurate the speedo is.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #543 on: April 04, 2019, 01:10:32 am »
Rode it! 72 and sunny!!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #544 on: April 04, 2019, 11:44:15 am »
Have speed bleeders (not installed). Installed tank protector and ordered Canyon Cages. Installed Ram mount for cell phone. Looking forward to seeing how accurate the speedo is.
On my 2012 it's way off.  Like 4 mph off at an indicated 65 mph. 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #546 on: April 05, 2019, 02:13:20 pm »
Just finished my first valve check at about 26K on the clock.  I guess I don't bounce off the rev limiter enough because everything was within spec (if the dealer told me that, I would NOT  have believed him   :??:).  But here is a question for the group...the second intake valve on cylinder 3 was the tightest...measuring at 0.13mm...just above spec min.  Would you guys pull the cam and adjust it anyway or just leave it alone and check again in another 15K miles or so?   Feedback much appreciated.   :beerchug:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #547 on: April 05, 2019, 08:41:05 pm »
Would you guys pull the cam and adjust it anyway or just leave it alone and check again in another 15K miles or so?   Feedback much appreciated.   :beerchug:

Personally, I would leave it.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #548 on: April 06, 2019, 02:45:06 pm »
Thanks Bezier I will likely follow that route and button her back up, but I'll wait a day or two and see if I have a change of heart. Im still curious what the others might do in this situation. I guess pro shops would just go by the manual and if its "within range" that means "no adjustment". That would imply there must be a little safety margin outside the spec range, but I have no idea what that margin might be on this motor. In my case I would likely just use a shim 0.001 in thinner and that dosen't seem worth it.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #549 on: April 06, 2019, 03:23:10 pm »
Eric,
Yeah my '12 is off by 4MPH as well. For example, If I am going 60 those friendly radar signs we have in WA State show a consistent 56. I have looked at speedo correction devices but instead, just got used to it.
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