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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #250 on: March 19, 2018, 10:40:28 am »
Rode it to Daytona BikeWeek and back.

In the garage today because of thunderstorms here in Jville.

Going to pull the ECU tonight to send to SiSF...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #251 on: March 19, 2018, 10:52:19 am »
Finished Valve Adjustment- Most shims had to be replaced
Removed, flushed, cleaned, and reinstalled Radiator with SS hose clamps and SISF's "Coolant Cocktail"
Removed and reinstalled gas tank with SS hose clamps
Installed Murphs' Dual Stebel horn and wiring harness, with some modifications


Thanks so much to Fred for his videos that helped guide me through the valve inspection and to everyone else that gave me help and support on this project.
Edit: Forgot, replaced City lights with LED's and replaced Air Filter
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #252 on: March 19, 2018, 01:39:28 pm »
Rode it to Daytona BikeWeek and back.

In the garage today because of thunderstorms here in Jville.

Going to pull the ECU tonight to send to SiSF...

Was Bike Week a good time...how was the weather overall?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #253 on: March 19, 2018, 03:03:22 pm »
Home from work sick as a dog today  ::) but managed to get myself together enough to go out into the garage and pull the ECU and bring it in so I can prepare it for its journey to Shoodaben Engineering.
Now I just have to get myself together enough for a track to the post office.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #254 on: March 20, 2018, 12:15:54 am »
Made it to the post office and the ECU is on its way to Steve, I can't wait...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2018, 01:47:57 am »
Finished Valve Adjustment- Most shims had to be replaced
Removed, flushed, cleaned, and reinstalled Radiator with SS hose clamps and SISF's "Coolant Cocktail"
Removed and reinstalled gas tank with SS hose clamps
Installed Murphs' Dual Stebel horn and wiring harness, with some modifications


Thanks so much to Fred for his videos that helped guide me through the valve inspection and to everyone else that gave me help and support on this project.

How far out were the valves? First adjustment? 15K?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2018, 10:23:21 am »
Rode it to Daytona BikeWeek and back.

In the garage today because of thunderstorms here in Jville.

Going to pull the ECU tonight to send to SiSF...

Was Bike Week a good time...how was the weather overall?

Depended on the day.  Some were fairly cold, but it was 85F Saturday and clear and sunny...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #257 on: March 20, 2018, 10:15:31 pm »
Installed new aftermarket brake/clutch reservoir covers and new adjustable levers.
Pulled the seat, cleared out some of the elect components & pulled the rear fender so I can begin the install of some aux LED run/brake lights.
Fabbed a bracket to mount the lights on the side of the license plate bracket.
Hopefully I'll have time during the week to finish.  ;D
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #258 on: March 21, 2018, 03:45:26 pm »
Coggers,

Finished reassembly of my '12 Connie after going through the painting process.  Two things were a revelation to me; 1) I never realized just how much was involved in doing a professional paint job. In fact "paint job" does not do justice to the art and craft of the gentleman who did the work.  2) Connies have a crap load of plastic that you can paint, 27 separate pieces in my case.

The results are IMO wonderful and amazing.  Check out the attached photos; we did a couple of what I feel are cool touches, for example painting the Full Mirrors the same color as the bike, painting the mirror mounts, the cover plate beneath the windscreen, the tank cover, the fork covers and the fairing lowers glossy black sets the blue with pearl and glass off nicely.  Also, black on all the fins and ridges on the fairing centers, bags and top case.

I am very happy with it, and now am VERY anxious to get my Top Blocks in from Murph's.

Life is Good!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #259 on: March 21, 2018, 05:30:02 pm »
Looks VERY GOOD!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #260 on: March 21, 2018, 07:45:17 pm »
gilbysan

VERY NICE paint job.

That's a great shade of Blue.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #261 on: March 22, 2018, 02:46:15 am »
 :great: :great:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #262 on: March 22, 2018, 10:21:50 am »
Sweet!!!!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #263 on: March 22, 2018, 03:23:52 pm »

How far out were the valves? First adjustment? 15K?

First valve adjustment at 19,344 miles.  The Exhaust were almost all out at least .002 and the intake by .001.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #264 on: March 23, 2018, 12:16:36 am »
Finished reassembling after winter cleaning/service...Gave it a bubble bath and wax.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #265 on: March 27, 2018, 02:04:47 pm »
Finished reassembling after winter cleaning/service...Gave it a bubble bath and wax.

That 08 still looks like new.    I also clean everything I can...even things you can't see when I did the valve adjustment and had the panels off.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #266 on: March 27, 2018, 04:04:51 pm »
Absolutely nothing! >:( :'( 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #267 on: March 27, 2018, 07:02:18 pm »
Finished reassembling after winter cleaning/service...Gave it a bubble bath and wax.

That 08 still looks like new.    I also clean everything I can...even things you can't see when I did the valve adjustment and had the panels off.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
That's because it ain't an '08...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #268 on: March 27, 2018, 07:33:42 pm »
Finished reassembling after winter cleaning/service...Gave it a bubble bath and wax.

That 08 still looks like new.    I also clean everything I can...even things you can't see when I did the valve adjustment and had the panels off.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
That's because it ain't an '08...


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #269 on: March 28, 2018, 11:45:05 am »
Panels off, wired in Radar detector, cleaned up GPS wiring, attacking the STS tomorrow.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #270 on: March 28, 2018, 12:23:28 pm »
Wow, that looks great Bob! Glad to hear you're back up and riding too!  :great:

Maybe my 08 can use a refresh  >:D


The results are IMO wonderful and amazing.  Check out the attached photos; we did a couple of what I feel are cool touches, for example painting the Full Mirrors the same color as the bike, painting the mirror mounts, the cover plate beneath the windscreen, the tank cover, the fork covers and the fairing lowers glossy black sets the blue with pearl and glass off nicely.  Also, black on all the fins and ridges on the fairing centers, bags and top case.

I am very happy with it, and now am VERY anxious to get my Top Blocks in from Murph's.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #271 on: March 28, 2018, 01:48:10 pm »
I finished up yesterday with oil change,rear drive disassembly to grease everything,rear drive fluid change,brake and clutch flush,removed cleaned and painted centerstand, greased and reinstalled centerstand,air filter removed and cleaned, removed,cleaned,inspected front and rear brakes, and a good cleaning and waxing!
Took it for a ride yesterday, she's ready for another season of riding! >:D

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #272 on: March 28, 2018, 04:47:28 pm »
Rode it to work yesterday I yesterday I reinstalled the ECU with SISF's Mt.Rider and installed a 14" Delkalvic slip-on.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #273 on: March 29, 2018, 01:09:26 pm »
Awaiting SiSF's flashed ECU to return

Then more healing before I can ride :(
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #274 on: March 30, 2018, 03:33:43 pm »
Coggers,

Got the Top Blocks mounted yesterday and I am very happy with them.  Nice clean install. I had to relocate my Stebel horn which was under the left side center fairing by the fins to the upper right under the ABS panel which works just as well.  The steel bracket that bolts to the left side top block slider would not allow the horn to remain in place where it was.  Just made a steel bracket to hold it by using a longer bolt for the fairing hold down and added another nylon locking nut to hold it in place.  Seems to be a solid location.

The next current challenge will be to figure out where to mount the Morimoto HID Ballasts.  They are pretty large. Got them from my son as he just upgraded his '15 Connie to a projector lens, Angel Eyes & LED set up which is looking pretty good.  He did this through Shane at Mod my Gauges in Auburn, WA.  Shane did our Switchbacks and Instrument cluster LEDs color changes and gauge faces as well and does excellent work.

Now just need to make a set of highway pegs that are functional and do not take away from the lines of the TopBlocks.  Stay tuned, or if you have already done this and want to share, that would be wonderful!

Finally, went to my local dealer in Bellevue and ordered a couple of efob keys since the new Big Blue did not come with an efob or ekey.  $17/each.  The Service Manager did me a good turn and used his KDS to bond the old eFob with the bike's systems and did not charge me for the service.  These guys are great, not just because of the freebie but also because of their high level of customer service.


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