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Offline Mikecon

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #400 on: July 31, 2018, 11:43:52 am »
Had a Michelin P5 put on the rear of my 2011. Not a GT so we'll see how it lasts. A few months ago I put a set of them on my 2015 Multistrada 1200S (over 100 lbs. less wet weight) and really like them.




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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #401 on: July 31, 2018, 01:37:49 pm »
I rode it for the first time yesterday. Added about 9 PSI to each tire. A little low out of the consignment dealer's place...   Tightened up the throttle cables and got rid of most of the on/off switch affect.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #402 on: July 31, 2018, 01:41:30 pm »
I rode it for the first time yesterday.

Was this the first time you "ever" rode the bike?
Need more info on the bike...……

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #403 on: July 31, 2018, 03:04:28 pm »
I picked up a 2015 Black C14 with 8990 on the clock yesterday morning. The PO had installed a Kawi top case, 2" risers, Snake Skin tank protectors, Michellin RP4 GTs and provided an extra main fob and a bike cover. The PO also installed the battery tender lead and heated gear lead. The dealer said they've sold several bikes for the guy and he's very meticulous. It shows, not a scratch or scuff on it. Tires look new with the rear being a 55 aspect ratio, so the speedometer is pretty accurate.

Pretty happy with it for $10k (with tax) out the door of the consignment dealer. Dealer is well establish and has a 5 star Google rating (146 reviews) but has a no test ride policy... Assume that is because of the consignment aspect and not owning the bikes.

So, no, I did not test ride this particular bike before the purchase. But, I have done a couple of C14 test rides this year and really like the bike.

D*mn, it rides nice!! Can't wait to get it up into the foothills west of Denver!   :motonoises: :motonoises:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #404 on: July 31, 2018, 03:22:06 pm »
MtnRider; Great!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #405 on: August 01, 2018, 10:05:49 am »
Canyon cages were down the list of things I want to add, but after almost dropping it twice already I think they're moving up near the top!

Should be almost the first thing added to a C14
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #406 on: August 01, 2018, 01:27:37 pm »
I tried to take the front wheel off for a tire change but had a huge fail. I was able to remove three of the bolts for the two calipers, but the forth one is stuck. stripped out, broke off an easy-out inside of it. Don't know what to do know, that bolt is shaped so that you can't get a vice grips on it.

Can you grind flat spots in the head so you can get vice grips on it?

The head of the bolt is kind of like an acorn nut, so you can't really get a vice grips on it. I tried drilling the head off, like one does to remove rivets, but it was impossible to drill through the hardened steel of the easy out that had been further work hardened by attempting to drill through it. What I ended up doing was getting more aggressive with the dremel tool and cut a slot all the way down to the shank of the bolt, then was finally able to use the impact screwdriver with the largest slotted tip I could find to get it loose. I was about to just cut off the caliper and just buy a new one, but luckily I didn't have to. When it came to removing the axle, that was also retard tight too and had a bit of a struggle getting it to break loose, but I was able to get it. Now to remove the old, crusty tire!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #407 on: August 02, 2018, 12:19:24 am »
Canyon cages were down the list of things I want to add, but after almost dropping it twice already I think they're moving up near the top!

Should be almost the first thing added to a C14

+1  :great:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #408 on: August 03, 2018, 06:26:24 pm »
Installed a Throttlemeister. Had one on a previous C14 and really like the way it works and how it looks.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #409 on: August 03, 2018, 06:40:27 pm »
I added a GPS digital speedometer to the right of the tach. I haven't ridden with it yet (raining today  :() but will post how I like it (or not) with pics after some miles. Also, got 3 keys cut at a locksmith for convenience.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #410 on: August 05, 2018, 05:16:59 pm »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #411 on: August 07, 2018, 12:01:46 am »
Pinned the bags and added Grab On foam grips. Hope the added diameter will help with some arthritis in my hands. The bigger grips on the old Nomad didn't bother the arthritis.

Yeah, I've been planning the things I wanted to do to the bike right away well before I bought it.   :)  :beerchug:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #412 on: August 07, 2018, 10:03:29 am »
Installed LED headlight and city light bulbs. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FCD3CRN/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Do you have a pic of your install from the rear?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #413 on: August 07, 2018, 10:41:05 am »
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I did have to cut the rubber boots to get them over the heatsinks. Just used an exacto knife at the base, about 1 1/4" diameter, nice snug fit. I haven't ridden at night with them so no report on beam patterns thou the reviews were positive in that respect.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #414 on: August 07, 2018, 12:57:45 pm »
I measured the amount of dust collected on mine.  :'(
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #415 on: August 07, 2018, 04:48:00 pm »
Wasn't today, but last week I had my ECU upgraded by SISF to the Mountain Runner Flash.  Looking forward to getting out and seeing the differences between it and the Decel Flash. 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #416 on: August 08, 2018, 12:14:38 am »
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New Michelin Pilot Rd 4 tires on my 2013 C14. Second set, this set going 15k and still probably 1l left. Going on a 55o mile ride next week so needed new shoes. I'm not one to blast through the corners like some folks I know. But, I do go Mach 1 occasionally!

For my kind of riding, mostly freeway/highway they have been great.
Burned off lots of tread couple weeks ago at the Beat the Heat Rally in NC.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #417 on: August 08, 2018, 10:12:53 am »
I did have to cut the rubber boots to get them over the heatsinks. Just used an exacto knife at the base, about 1 1/4" diameter, nice snug fit. I haven't ridden at night with them so no report on beam patterns thou the reviews were positive in that respect.

Thanks, that's what I wanted to avoid, but it seems to work out pretty good in there
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #418 on: August 08, 2018, 10:16:13 am »
I measured the amount of dust collected on mine.  :'(

Finally rode mine into work today

Otherwise the dust was beginning to get too thick
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #419 on: August 08, 2018, 04:08:06 pm »
Hey MtnRider,
Where did you get your GPS Speedo from?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #420 on: August 08, 2018, 04:51:15 pm »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #421 on: August 10, 2018, 02:54:42 am »
Installed a Copper Dawg windscreen
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #422 on: August 10, 2018, 05:11:21 am »
Installed the Kawasaki touring seat and gave it a ride. It's a keeper.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #423 on: August 10, 2018, 01:55:31 pm »
New set of Dunlop Road Smart 3's going on today.


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #424 on: August 10, 2018, 01:58:15 pm »
Does totaling one out count?