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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #75 on: August 28, 2017, 07:16:57 pm »
Installed BDF's low fuel warning eliminator, wow, took me 5 minutes, 4 to read the instructions, 1 to hook it up   ;D
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #76 on: August 30, 2017, 02:01:50 am »
Put a Shinko Verge 011 on the front over the week-end (rear was already installed). Handles pretty nicely. 

BTW cleaning the rotors thoroughly with brake cleaner made them feel much better. Might be a good regular maintenance to clean them at oil changes.

Last week-end installed some Kuryaken dually pegs in place of stockers.  The stock narrow pegs make my arches sore. I had to lengthen the shift lever but the brake side was fine.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #77 on: August 30, 2017, 04:06:14 am »
Haven't installed yet, heck don't even have it yet. Purchased a Full Area P today. Now i'm going to have to sent my ECU back to Stave     AGAIN. :motonoises:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #78 on: August 30, 2017, 03:15:03 pm »
i gave my 2012 a oil, air and final drive change today. it seemed to like it a lot.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2017, 03:01:09 pm »
Ordered new set of PR4 GTs. Installed Gerbing harness and packed my heated gear for the upcoming trip. :)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #80 on: September 01, 2017, 10:48:06 pm »
Got some PR 4 GT's put on a couple days ago. I went to a 55 series in the rear as well. So far I really like them.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #81 on: September 02, 2017, 07:49:48 pm »
Took my niece for her first real bike ride today, she'd only been on the back of a Ducati before for a few minutes. Perfect early Fall day in Rhode Island, temps in the low to mid 70s, hardly any traffic, and she turned out to be a great passenger. Kept still and in line with the bike, very pleasant conversations the whole time (thank-you Sena), and giggled like a schoolgirl when I got on the throttle.

Wound our way up through Scituate and Foster, stopped for lunch in Watch Hill, then went through Galilee, Point Judith, Narragansett, and Wickford before heading home.

This was my first time 2-up after Steve's Evolution flash was installed. I really appreciated the extra low down grunt when pulling away from uphill stops, and the less binary power delivery coming out of corners. We both used the Alpine MotoSafe earplugs that I received a couple of days ago, and they were very impressive. They cut the wind noise down to almost nothing, but our conversations were still crystal clear.

Overall a great day to be out and about on a C14  :great:


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2017, 08:06:47 pm »
...appreciated the subtle technical elegance of its design (IOW, few reported difficulties) after having to flat-bed one of my Valkyries home yesterday from BFE, Outer Nowhere...

This due to a bad diaphragm in its vacuum operated petcock. Which, coincidentally, I rebuilt about 2kmi ago.  >:(

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #83 on: September 05, 2017, 03:39:29 pm »
Fixed a flat (really a slow leak) on the rear tire.  Took me 2 weeks to finally locate it.  $8.00 patch kit, 30 minutes of work, and it's all good again.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #84 on: September 05, 2017, 04:12:46 pm »
...appreciated the subtle technical elegance of its design (IOW, few reported difficulties) after having to flat-bed one of my Valkyries home yesterday from BFE, Outer Nowhere...

This due to a bad diaphragm in its vacuum operated petcock. Which, coincidentally, I rebuilt about 2kmi ago.  >:(

I'm assuming the diaphragm had a hole in it and was leaking gas out the vent hole?

If it was leaking gas, there is a temporary fix that would have gotten you home easily.

ie; Remove and plug the vacuum line.
      next,,, plug the diaphragm vent and vacuum port with face soap.
         Scrape a little e soap from a bar of face soap and add a little water to soften it. Plug th4e holes with the soap putty.
     The soap will stop the gas leak, AND GAS DOES NOT MELT SOAP.

Turn the petcock to prime, and ride home.  Works perfectly...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #85 on: September 05, 2017, 04:57:53 pm »
Oil and filter change

Final drive oil change

and a WASH!!!, I think the 3rd time since I bought her, 4 years ago...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #86 on: September 05, 2017, 09:55:59 pm »
Installed the Murphs wedges.  I will see how I like them this weekend at RWTW
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #87 on: September 05, 2017, 10:34:27 pm »
Checked the air in the plugged tire (added 1.5#), filled up with gas. Ready to load for RWTW on Thursday am.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #88 on: September 06, 2017, 04:58:22 am »
Hard wired my new Garmin Zumo 395L, installed new triple tee ram mount for the GPS, and cleaned up all the wiring below the handlebars.  :)

 From there I sat down on my bike while up on the centered stand and dreamt of hitting up some scenic routes and twisties  :bedtime2: while wondering when my title and license plates are ever coming in from Alaska?   >:(

Tomorrow will probably go ahead and wire in the new tail light and put my fender eliminator back on.   :))
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #89 on: September 06, 2017, 03:05:49 pm »
I'm assuming the diaphragm had a hole in it and was leaking gas out the vent hole?
Nope - there's a line from one of the intake runners which applies vacuum to the petcock. Said diaphragm then moves and allows another rubber part (deeper inside the petcock body) to displace and flow fuel.

Except with a pinhole, no vacuum - and no flow.

One can convert the petcock to manual mode and I'm considering doing that to both of my Valkyries.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #90 on: September 09, 2017, 07:37:47 pm »
Two new tires, Dunlop Q3+ on both ends.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #91 on: September 11, 2017, 12:36:11 am »
Installed T-Rex lowering links & replacement kickstand, and handlebar risers.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2017, 09:17:41 am »
Installed Switchback Lighting from Gixerhp. Makes a real impression on other drivers versus the standard lighting. I now have running LED lights through my signal lights when the turn indicator is not in use. LED tail lights plus the turn indicator lights now light up as brake lights when the brake is engaged. The installation finished as night fell so my first run with them was on a divided highway in the dark. The new lights made it seem as if the bike was in a globe of light as we went down the road. Everything was plug and play. Thanks John!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #93 on: September 11, 2017, 01:47:38 pm »
I washed my fob in the wash machine.
I wrapped it up in my KLIM jacket so it woudn't get banged around.
It's very clean, now!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #94 on: September 11, 2017, 06:18:12 pm »
I washed my fob in the wash machine.
I wrapped it up in my KLIM jacket so it woudn't get banged around.
It's very clean, now!

Does it still work or are you letting it dry a day or two? Sounds like something I'd do. I washed a 32 Gb thumb drive a couple of weeks ago. It works - sometimes...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #95 on: September 11, 2017, 06:34:19 pm »
^It still works.
I disassembled the fob, removed the battery and blew it all dry with 20psi compressed air.
The jacket looks and smells summer fresh, like a spring shower!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #96 on: September 13, 2017, 03:05:52 am »
I had the MC Enterprises Canyon Cages installed.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #97 on: September 13, 2017, 09:00:18 am »
Switchback lighting has this effect. .a COG industry member makes the kit. The running lights make you really visible to oncoming traffic. The photo doesn't capture how much brighter the brakes become with the change but it does show the turn indicator lights working as brake lights.  :great:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #98 on: September 13, 2017, 10:26:59 pm »
Switchback lighting has this effect. .a COG industry member makes the kit. The running lights make you really visible to oncoming traffic. The photo doesn't capture how much brighter the brakes become with the change but it does show the turn indicator lights working as brake lights.  :great:


Do the rear turn signals stay on steady as running lights when turn signals and brake light is off?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #99 on: September 14, 2017, 09:01:42 am »
Only the center rear light is a running light. The turn indicators flash yellow (much brighter than before) when in use and you will have 2 brake lights when using a signal light. Of course the turn indicator light could be a running light if you are like me and forget to turn it off  :-[