Author Topic: What have your done to your C14 today  (Read 95234 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Rideezdale

  • rideEZdale
  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 195
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12728
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #900 on: March 16, 2020, 11:42:50 pm »
Installed the switchback lights.  Oh yeah,  I think I'm going to really like this setup.  :great: :motonoises:
1973 Yamaha YZ80, 1977 Suzuki GS400, 1978 Suzuki GS1000E, 1983 Honda CB1100F, 1984 Yamaha Venture,  1987 Yamaha Venture, 1989 Yamaha FJ1200, 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Nomad, 2000 Kawasaki concours,  2008 Kawasaki concours

Offline Egodriver71

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1057
  • I'm in here somewhere
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 8321
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #901 on: March 17, 2020, 10:08:40 am »
Plugged the rear tire, ready to ride again.

Just have to lessen the hooligan activities now  :'(
Thomas Mann
Jacksonville, FL

COG #8321

1930 Indian 101 Scout (the first bike)(still in the garage)
1986 Yamaha Radian (the first modern bike)(Sold)
1996 Kawasaki Vulcan 500LTD (the wife's first bike)
1996 Kawasaki Eliminator (Wife's)
1999 Kawasaki Concours (The Warbird)
2006 Kawasaki Vuclan 900 (Wife's)
2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 (Totaled)
2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 (Second Chance)

Offline Bud

  • Sport Tourer
  • *****
  • Posts: 2402
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12907
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #902 on: March 17, 2020, 11:15:53 am »
I'm sure folks would love to see a shim map if you were provided one.  What was the bill?
2013 Kawasaki Concours 14
2005 Kawasaki Concours
2001 Kawasaki Concours
1982 Suzuki GS1100GK
1983 Honda GL650I SilverWing

Offline Just Cliff

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1787
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9547
  • Membership Level: Event Host
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #903 on: March 17, 2020, 02:12:47 pm »
Pulled the forks for service, removed TPMS's for battery replacement, changed oil & filter, cleaned air filter, ordered brake pads. Still have to flush fluids, grease stem bearings & probably mount some new tires since their broke down. I should be ready then.  :motonoises:

 
« Last Edit: March 17, 2020, 09:45:40 pm by Just Cliff »
Cliff
2008 Concours, 225,000 miles & counting. 
2014 1000 V Strom

Offline IBAJIM

  • Moped
  • **
  • Posts: 208
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12891
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #904 on: March 17, 2020, 02:34:24 pm »
Cliff:

How did the stem bearing look ?  Was that the first time you did the stem bearings ?   Have you installed tapered bearings yet ?
IBA # 35372  BBG (5-2014)
Great Lakes 100  (2011 & 2019) 
All Other GRT LKS Rides x2  (2012-2018)
BB1500's x3  All Yooperland SS1K ( 2019)
Other SS1K's x8  (2009-2017)

Offline Tundra

  • 2012 Candy Arabian Red
  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 344
  • "SPORT" tourer
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #905 on: March 17, 2020, 08:53:43 pm »
Nice Cliff, is that your aircraft hanger with your bike in it, or is that your insulated motorcycle garage. Only in my dreams.

Offline Just Cliff

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1787
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9547
  • Membership Level: Event Host
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #906 on: March 17, 2020, 09:51:33 pm »
Cliff:

How did the stem bearing look ?  Was that the first time you did the stem bearings ?   Have you installed tapered bearings yet ?

I wasn't paying attention & typed out of order, sorry about. Stem bearings are yet to be done, but I will post condition. They have been replaced once with OEM bearings.

Nice Cliff, is that your aircraft hanger with your bike in it, or is that your insulated motorcycle garage. Only in my dreams.

No aircraft, just my shop at the house with assortment of stuff . Thanks!  :)
Cliff
2008 Concours, 225,000 miles & counting. 
2014 1000 V Strom

Offline ron203

  • Officer
  • Iron Butt
  • ****
  • Posts: 4948
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 9847
  • Membership Level: Area Director
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #907 on: March 19, 2020, 07:47:07 pm »
Re-installed updated ECU and went for a ride. Nice.  :motonoises:

See the review in Shoodabeen's section moved to Product Reviews
« Last Edit: March 25, 2020, 05:31:36 pm by ron203 »
2014 C-14
2008 Goldwing

Offline Just Cliff

  • Crotch Rocket
  • ****
  • Posts: 1787
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 9547
  • Membership Level: Event Host
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #908 on: March 19, 2020, 11:05:41 pm »
Cliff:

How did the stem bearing look ?  Was that the first time you did the stem bearings ?   Have you installed tapered bearings yet ?

Got around to removing the bearings today. They cleaned up & appeared to be in very good condition, so they're going back in.

Cliff
2008 Concours, 225,000 miles & counting. 
2014 1000 V Strom

Online Kzz1king

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 13094
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #909 on: March 23, 2020, 10:45:19 pm »
New battery,cleaned up connections and reinstalled ECU. Upgraded from Steves Evo flash to the Mtn. Runner premium. It will be 4 to 6 weeks before the snow and mud clears but will let you all know.
Wayne

Offline Road Runner

  • Street Cruiser
  • ****
  • Posts: 672
  • Beep! Beep! ... YeeHa!
    • 2 Hearts for Integrity Ministries
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 12399
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #910 on: March 27, 2020, 12:42:59 am »
New battery,cleaned up connections and reinstalled ECU. Upgraded from Steves Evo flash to the Mtn. Runner premium. It will be 4 to 6 weeks before the snow and mud clears but will let you all know.
Wayne

Cool. I believe you're really going to enjoy the MRP flash!  :)
David L. Hamil
Athens/Decatur/Huntsvile, AL area
'13 ZG1400 "Metallic Spark Black"

Offline connie_rider

  • "OtP" {retired/assistant} Slave Labor
  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10570
  • Help us make "OtP" possible! "AGAIN"
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 4154
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #911 on: March 27, 2020, 03:32:10 pm »
I agree. I know "I LIKE IT"!!

Ride safe, Ted
14 Connie (Traveler II) / 03 Connie (Buddy)
Gone but not forgotten; 87 and 00 Connies..

If your not already a COGger, "consider becoming one".
Help us make "OtP" possible again!!

Online Kzz1king

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 13094
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #912 on: March 27, 2020, 07:10:47 pm »
I am waiting impatiently! I hope the change from evo to Mtn. Runner is as great as from stock to the evo!


I agree. I know "I LIKE IT"!!

Ride safe, Ted

Offline connie_rider

  • "OtP" {retired/assistant} Slave Labor
  • GOLD STAR
  • *******
  • Posts: 10570
  • Help us make "OtP" possible! "AGAIN"
  • AREA: South Central Area
  • COG#: 4154
  • Membership Level: Asst. Area Director
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #913 on: March 27, 2020, 08:02:53 pm »
It won't be that much of a step up.
   After all, "stock" to "anything" is a heck of a step.   :rotflmao:
   But, your gonna feel it...

Ride safe, Ted
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 04:07:26 am by connie_rider »
14 Connie (Traveler II) / 03 Connie (Buddy)
Gone but not forgotten; 87 and 00 Connies..

If your not already a COGger, "consider becoming one".
Help us make "OtP" possible again!!

Offline 2andBlue

  • Bicycle
  • *
  • Posts: 50
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: Forum
  • Membership Level: Forum Subscriber
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #914 on: March 28, 2020, 10:13:34 pm »
I am waiting impatiently! I hope the change from evo to Mtn. Runner is as great as from stock to the evo!
Kzz1king, had a few moments today...  I gathered the general various Concours 14 configurations of flashes / hardware dyno readouts from one of the primary flash producers and combined into a single graph - attached a PNG.  I know the 2 best flash producers have been tweaking and gaining performance so these charts may be a little outdated but still relative to view general performance. 

Unless really punching it the graphing echoes what others are informing for best performance and the smallest $ Slip-On and good flash from one of the primary providers is the key.

If you are looking for another big bump - FWIW: I have added the Full Area P Exhaust and the upgraded Area P flash and this is by far and away a HUGE WAKE UP of this machine, no comparison to flashed stock exhaust which was flat passed 8,000.  NOT ANY MORE and with upgraded Area P flash there is no perceptible down low loss as I understand was present at first onset of flashing for full Area P.

Online Kzz1king

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 13094
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #915 on: March 28, 2020, 10:59:38 pm »
Tempting Second and Blue!

I got through the mud and was able to put 70 miles on today. I have a 10 with 64,000 on it. The first thing I noticed is how much smoother it is at low rpm. With the clutch out it rolls along at 1,000 rpm. I can ease up and down without a glitch or a stall. I had a little snatch before and that is all gone.
Shifting. My shifting was not good last year even with a flash, I installed a bearing up at the end of the season. It really helped. I recommend for higher mileage bikes. The plastic bushing in mine was about gone. Shifting was great before and is still flawless.
Power. To be honest I am not sure I can tell. Its been 5 months since I rode it before the upgrade.I did some roll ons from 4,000 rpm in first. 120 came up in a very short time. Definitely fast.
Mileage. Had replaced battery so a clean slate. Averaged 27mpg in 70 miles. Disclaimer, temp was 45 degrees and average speed was 85-90. Its going to be fun!

Wayne

Offline Ken

  • Skinman
  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 157
  • Retired fireman, Vietnam, 101st ABN. 2/17 CAV
  • AREA: Southeast Area
  • COG#: 11782
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #916 on: March 29, 2020, 04:56:30 pm »
new front tire, Had right at 8000 miles on a Mlchelin Road 4. Replaced with a Road 5. Have 8000 miles on the rear Road 4 and have a Road 5 waiting for the 4 to wear down. Also change engine oil and final drive oil. During this lock down madness sure I'll be doing more


Offline IBAJIM

  • Moped
  • **
  • Posts: 208
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12891
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #917 on: March 29, 2020, 11:01:58 pm »

I'm at the point where I'll be removing the stick coils & intake camshaft position sensor and then be able to remove the cam cover.

EDIT :  All 16 valves were tight - replaced all 16 shims since I would only be able to shift around 1 shim.  Clearances are now in the middle of the range to the upper end of the range.  Got the cam cover installed and all the braces installed & electrical connectors snapped back together.

The engine started right -up , didn't even crank for more than a second before it fired-up.  And sounds great.

Now to remove the gas tank and replace the fuel filter and install  a hose to the cylinder #2 vacuum port.  I need to check the throttle body balance.  Not looking forward to that.  Bought a right angled long reach screwdriver like the one Fred uses in his video, but it looks kinda tricky to accomplish to me.  Need to also get an adjustable inspection mirror.
IBA # 35372  BBG (5-2014)
Great Lakes 100  (2011 & 2019) 
All Other GRT LKS Rides x2  (2012-2018)
BB1500's x3  All Yooperland SS1K ( 2019)
Other SS1K's x8  (2009-2017)

Offline JerBear

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 323
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12777
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #918 on: March 30, 2020, 12:24:42 pm »
Quote from: IBA

[color=blue
EDIT[/color] :  All 16 valves were tight - replaced all 16 shims since I would only be able to shift around 1 shim.  Clearances are now in the middle of the range to the upper end of the range.  Got the cam cover installed and all the braces installed & electrical connectors snapped back together.

Now to remove the gas tank and replace the fuel filter and install  a hose to the cylinder #2 vacuum port.  I need to check the throttle body balance.  Not looking forward to that.  Bought a right angled long reach screwdriver like the one Fred uses in his video, but it looks kinda tricky to accomplish to me.  Need to also get an adjustable inspection mirror.

I did a TBA and that #2 nipple was a bugger.
I bought a hemostat type locking long reach tool at a sporting goods store.  They use them to remove fish looks from inside a fish.  Worked well and was much less expensive than a medical grade Hemostat  I also suggest a lighted inspection mirror it helps to give a bit of light in a very dark area.
2008 Silverdammit C14

Offline IBAJIM

  • Moped
  • **
  • Posts: 208
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12891
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #919 on: March 30, 2020, 02:16:58 pm »
I have a few hemostats.  I'll find out if at least one is long enough.   And I bought an adjustable inspection mirror yesterday off Ebay.  If my hemostat isn't long enough, I'll stop at the sporting goods store in town - thanks for that heads-up, Bear.

I tried to get at that #2 nipple after I re-installed the cam cover.  I might have been able to reach it before I installed the cam cover, but wasn't thinking about doing that at that time !

I need to pull the tank to replace the sock filter, so I'll get at the nipple then as Fred shows in his video.

Bear:   How far off was the balance and how many miles at that time was on your bike ?
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 02:22:06 pm by IBAJIM »
IBA # 35372  BBG (5-2014)
Great Lakes 100  (2011 & 2019) 
All Other GRT LKS Rides x2  (2012-2018)
BB1500's x3  All Yooperland SS1K ( 2019)
Other SS1K's x8  (2009-2017)

Online Kzz1king

  • Mini Bike
  • **
  • Posts: 114
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 13094
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #920 on: March 30, 2020, 03:42:04 pm »
I will see how this goes and maybe attempt it again. It runs so well I just may forget it too and ride. :)


I have a few hemostats.  I'll find out if at least one is long enough.   And I bought an adjustable inspection mirror yesterday off Ebay.  If my hemostat isn't long enough, I'll stop at the sporting goods store in town - thanks for that heads-up, Bear.

I tried to get at that #2 nipple after I re-installed the cam cover.  I might have been able to reach it before I installed the cam cover, but wasn't thinking about doing that at that time !

I need to pull the tank to replace the sock filter, so I'll get at the nipple then as Fred shows in his video.

Bear:   How far off was the balance and how many miles at that time was on your bike ?

Offline TireguyfromMA

  • Bicycle
  • *
  • Posts: 94
  • The second mouse gets the cheese
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 12669
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #921 on: March 30, 2020, 09:47:15 pm »
HF has some decent 16" long reach pliers you should take a look at.  I have not tried these to put vacuum lines on for TBA though. $11 for the pair seems like a deal.

https://www.harborfreight.com/16-in-long-reach-pliers-set-2-pc-64082.html
2010 C14. ECU Flash by Shodabeen, Sargent seat, Pathfinder LED kit, Darla Clearwater driving lights on forks, bearings on shift lever.
2002 Honda ST1100
1998 Honda VFR800 with A&A Supercharger..yee ha
1975 Honda CB125S.  Restored. The "S" is for slow.

Offline JerBear

  • Road Bike
  • ***
  • Posts: 323
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12777
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #922 on: April 03, 2020, 12:34:24 am »
Bear:   How far off was the balance and how many miles at that time was on your bike ?

Let's see about 40K on my 08.   The left to right banks were very close.  The center screw was impossible for me to adjust but they were w/i 2 from each other. Cly 1 to 2 was off by about 8 and 3 to 4 was about 6.  Cylinder 1 and 4 were highest I ended up leveling them all at the highest point and it runs smooth.  You will need to adjust you idle speed after adjusting because it will likely creep upward, mine did.
2008 Silverdammit C14

Offline IBAJIM

  • Moped
  • **
  • Posts: 208
  • AREA: North Central Area
  • COG#: 12891
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #923 on: April 03, 2020, 05:50:27 pm »
I have a few hemostats.  I'll find out if at least one is long enough.   And I bought an adjustable inspection mirror yesterday off Ebay.  If my hemostat isn't long enough, I'll stop at the sporting goods store in town - thanks for that heads-up, Bear.

I tried to get at that #2 nipple after I re-installed the cam cover.  I might have been able to reach it before I installed the cam cover, but wasn't thinking about doing that at that time !

I need to pull the tank to replace the sock filter, so I'll get at the nipple then as Fred shows in his video.

Bear:   How far off was the balance and how many miles at that time was on your bike ?

Bear:  Thanks for your response.

Mounted the new Shinko Raven front tire Wednesday and brought the wheel up to the independent MC shop to have it spin balanced.
No weights needed !! 

Installed the wheel and fender ( now with a Fenda Extender ) and installed the rebuilt calipers and new brake pads and of course bled the brakes.
 
Need to receive the new thermostat gasket before I can do the throttle body balance.  I'm hoping I won't need to adjust the screw that balances cylinders 1&2  and cylinders 3&4 - that would be nice.   Getting at that screw looks kinda tricky.  Adjusting the individual air bleed screws on each TB doesn't look too difficult, tho.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2020, 09:56:35 pm by IBAJIM »
IBA # 35372  BBG (5-2014)
Great Lakes 100  (2011 & 2019) 
All Other GRT LKS Rides x2  (2012-2018)
BB1500's x3  All Yooperland SS1K ( 2019)
Other SS1K's x8  (2009-2017)

Offline MaxTO

  • Tricycle
  • Posts: 18
  • AREA: Northeast Area
  • COG#: 13086
  • Membership Level: Active
Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #924 on: April 04, 2020, 12:54:42 am »
Finally got around to working on the bike. Took all the plastic off, first 3 chores out of the way:

1) Air Filter
C14-Air-Filter" border="0

2) Fuel Filter
C14-Fuel-Filter" border="0

3) Murphs Risers