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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #475 on: December 25, 2018, 10:21:03 pm »
Yesterday, Christmas eve rode to Steve's for my flash.

Today, Christmas Day installed Dale Walkers Black Comp. 2 slip on and polished stainless mid pipe. First, remove that potato shooter cannon, gosh what a beast of a muffler. No wonder I was flying right wing down :D


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #476 on: December 25, 2018, 10:44:12 pm »
Dale Walkers Com. 2 exhaust, nice deep tone and cleaned up the looks department and corrected weight and balance (right wing down)

Now my Connie is a wolf in sheep's clothing




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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #477 on: December 26, 2018, 02:13:50 am »
While waiting on USPS to deliver my ECU from Steve after a MR reflash, I changed the final gear case oil and engine oil (Rotella T6) and filter after heating them with a heat gun. Yes, I'm impatient....   :D  Now I won't know how much of the improved shifting is from the T6 or the MR.   :rotflmao: :motonoises: :great:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #478 on: December 26, 2018, 02:48:29 am »
Well after 3 weeks of being stripped down, the last 2 days I cleaned and reassembled for the first time the Connie. 2 broken tabs and 2 extra screws, but she is back together and I am sure the screws will sort themselves out. Hope to get her out in 6 days to ride to the local annual Polar Bear plunge.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #479 on: December 26, 2018, 01:28:29 pm »
I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks reading on here what are the best mods for my new to me Connie.  Since the last post with the Admore Lightbar:

Murph’s risers.
Phil’s luggage rack.
Cyclops LED headlights.
LED city lights.
Pinned the side cases.
AST helmet locks.
MRA X-creen tour.
Throttlemeister friction lock.

Givi 47 arrives tomorrow.   :)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #480 on: December 26, 2018, 01:52:33 pm »
Sounds like a lot of progress and $$…   :great:
Hopefully it will warm up and you can go ride it...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #481 on: December 26, 2018, 08:34:34 pm »
Sounds like a lot of progress and $$…   :great:
Hopefully it will warm up and you can go ride it...

Ride safe, Ted

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #482 on: December 27, 2018, 01:54:54 pm »
As far as a ride,,, consider going to the COG National next year. Gonna be great!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #483 on: December 27, 2018, 04:23:34 pm »
Opened up the trailer and lusted over the bikes. Decided to  pull the oil filler and rear drive caps and put on the Kawi green oil and rear drive covers I had received for Xmas.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #484 on: December 27, 2018, 04:46:47 pm »
New battery and throttlemiester and oil caps!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #485 on: December 28, 2018, 11:17:28 pm »
Installed Murph's bearing up shifter bearings, just seemed like something to do. Had a very slight side to side movement in shifter. No noticeable damage/wear to OEM plastic sleeve. I do remove it a couple times a year & grease it. Shifting seems somewhat tighter now, but nothing drastic. I always upshift clutchless.

Ordered throttle cables & a fuel pump. Seems like cheap insurance since they've never been replaced. Much easier to do here than on the side of the road out of state!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #486 on: December 30, 2018, 02:37:58 am »
First mod: kickstand side plate installed. Shop manual arrives on Monday.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #487 on: December 30, 2018, 04:18:43 pm »
I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks reading on here what are the best mods for my new to me Connie.  Since the last post with the Admore Lightbar:

Murph’s risers.
Phil’s luggage rack.
Cyclops LED headlights.
LED city lights.
Pinned the side cases.
AST helmet locks.
MRA X-creen tour.
Throttlemeister friction lock.

Givi 47 arrives tomorrow.   :)

Hi Jim,

Pinned the side cases, can you elaborate on that or provide the forum posting where it was discussed?

Thanks,

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #488 on: December 30, 2018, 07:32:15 pm »
I’ve had a lot of fun the past few weeks reading on here what are the best mods for my new to me Connie.  Since the last post with the Admore Lightbar:

Murph’s risers.
Phil’s luggage rack.
Cyclops LED headlights.
LED city lights.
Pinned the side cases.
AST helmet locks.
MRA X-creen tour.
Throttlemeister friction lock.

Givi 47 arrives tomorrow.   :)


Hi Jim,

Pinned the side cases, can you elaborate on that or provide the forum posting where it was discussed?

Thanks,

spartan


here ya go,

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/bag-pinning-re-dux/

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #489 on: December 30, 2018, 11:12:38 pm »
Thank you ;D
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #490 on: January 06, 2019, 12:22:34 am »
Odometer has over 500 miles on it so first oil change (Rotella T5) and final drive oil change. Picked up some nice winter Raiden Alcan gloves (2XL) that actually fit my hand since none of the rest did.  Nice to be able to keep it in a lower gear with higher rpms now.   ;D 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #491 on: January 15, 2019, 07:13:55 pm »
Coggers,
I have been working to find a Black Embossed "Concours14" or "GTR1400" emblem to replace the Chromed ones I removed when Connie was painted and it has been a challenge.  I tried the Sign Specialist on the Web to make some vinyl stickers for me.  First a shout out to them.  The first set I received from them was not quite right according to my order notes.  When I notified them, they agreed it was wrong and sent me two new sets, slightly different but now corrected.  Very good customer service and their pricing was good by my ruler. 

I have attached photos of the V1 original and the V2 second set. My sense is that the both V1 & V2 emblems are a bit too tall in proportion to the other stuff around it, both versions are 1" tall.  The V3 set is about 7/8" tall and may look better.  I have not mounted the third set yet but will get them on someday and post photos for them as well.
Also, I have investigated what are called Gel or Domed lettering.  This is what are used at the factory for the emblems nowadays.  Mainly they are used on Boats, RVs, trucks, etc. and come in 3" letter heights, too tall for the bike.
If anyone knows of someone who makes Gel or Domed lettering that is 1" tall please let me know.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #492 on: January 17, 2019, 10:27:06 am »
Love the looks of the black Kawasaki emblem, if you could just find a match that would be super sharp.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #493 on: January 17, 2019, 05:33:14 pm »

If anyone knows of someone who makes Gel or Domed lettering that is 1" tall please let me know.
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Really not trying to be a wise guy... Why not buy a new set from Ma Kaw and rattle can them black and stick em on?  It's already been done a few times.

Here's the first one I saw....


http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/have-you-red-about-zg's-new-passion-this-fallwinter/msg325184/#msg325184

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #494 on: January 18, 2019, 11:34:28 am »
Coggers,
I have been working to find a Black Embossed "Concours14" or "GTR1400" emblem to replace the Chromed ones I removed when Connie was painted and it has been a challenge.  I tried the Sign Specialist on the Web to make some vinyl stickers for me.  First a shout out to them.  The first set I received from them was not quite right according to my order notes.  When I notified them, they agreed it was wrong and sent me two new sets, slightly different but now corrected.  Very good customer service and their pricing was good by my ruler. 

I have attached photos of the V1 original and the V2 second set. My sense is that the both V1 & V2 emblems are a bit too tall in proportion to the other stuff around it, both versions are 1" tall.  The V3 set is about 7/8" tall and may look better.  I have not mounted the third set yet but will get them on someday and post photos for them as well.
Also, I have investigated what are called Gel or Domed lettering.  This is what are used at the factory for the emblems nowadays.  Mainly they are used on Boats, RVs, trucks, etc. and come in 3" letter heights, too tall for the bike.
If anyone knows of someone who makes Gel or Domed lettering that is 1" tall please let me know.
Safe Travels!
Gilbysan



If anyone knows of someone who makes Gel or Domed lettering that is 1" tall please let me know.
Safe Travels!
Gilbysan


Really not trying to be a wise guy... Why not buy a new set from Ma Kaw and rattle can them black and stick em on?  It's already been done a few times.

Here's the first one I saw....


http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/have-you-red-about-zg's-new-passion-this-fallwinter/msg325184/#msg325184




Duplicolor has a rattle can paint kit that mimics black chrome. As big as the murdered out all black thing has become I still like chrome and have been thinking of doing all my badging and chrome trim on both my bike and my truck with this stuff.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #495 on: January 18, 2019, 05:06:11 pm »
No Worries!  I have no ego in this project, just trying different ideas and throwing them against the wall.  I may yet try the rattle can approach.  I have ordered another set of decals; this one "Fat Ninja"  we will see how that looks on Connie.
Thanks for all, those painted logos really do look first rate.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #496 on: January 19, 2019, 11:53:08 am »
Changed oil & filter, coolant flush, flushed clutch & brake fluid (done at dealer prior to purchase, just didn't feel right), new Yuasa battery

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #497 on: January 20, 2019, 12:01:57 am »
Changed oil & filter, changed differential fluid, cleaned air filter. Replaced throttle cables & gave them a good lubing. This was a bit of a pain, but not a terrible job. The pull cable had some fraying on the lower end. One job I shouldn't have to do again.

 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #498 on: January 20, 2019, 02:13:23 am »
Sent the ECU to Steve for an update. :)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #499 on: January 20, 2019, 11:36:10 am »
Changed oil & filter, changed differential fluid, cleaned air filter. Replaced throttle cables & gave them a good lubing. This was a bit of a pain, but not a terrible job. The pull cable had some fraying on the lower end. One job I shouldn't have to do again.
Just learned a new method to lube cables.  Thanks Cliff! :great:
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