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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #500 on: January 22, 2019, 12:56:14 pm »
I installed my freshly flashed (Thanks Steve!) ECU and turned the key on to confirm I had everything plugged back in nice and tight.  I thought about a quick ride, but decided freezing rain and 28 degrees wouldn't be much fun!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #501 on: January 22, 2019, 01:54:38 pm »
Topped off my tank with Sta-bil and fuel. Recieved my Maxima coolant and Brake fluid in the mail. Need to order speed bleeders and get a air filter still.

A balmy 13deg here in Conn. Lol
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #502 on: January 22, 2019, 08:28:04 pm »
Got my ECU back from Ivan's, installed it, and went for an 80 mile ride, city and highway. Everything is better.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #503 on: January 22, 2019, 10:36:22 pm »
I modified my original bungee cord anchor point to the one shown in the photos below.  I have the Phil's Type C rack plate with a Monokey plate on top of that, and just tapped two 1/4" X 20 holes to fasten the acrylic plate to the bottom of the aluminum plate with Bungee Buddies attached to the acrylic.  Tested with some cargo yesterday, it is very solid.  I used transparent Blue Acrylic, but have them in Soild Blue, Black, Smoke, and Clear if anyone is interested...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #504 on: January 22, 2019, 10:45:05 pm »
I used to have Snake Skins on my previous Connie, for this one I have tried clear vinyl like the stuff used to protect auto hoods, etc.  That was ok, but not quite what I wanted.  Tried some other vinyl made to look like Blue CF and I think it will do a pretty good job of protecting the case top from scuffs.  It is very easy to apply and remove with a bit of heat.  I may try the black CF as well but this blue matched the bike paint so well...
Don't get me wrong, I like Snake Skins, but for for $9. it is hard to go wrong, compared to the cost of snake skins, and I got enough to do 6 bags with each color...
The Blue is from eBay:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/4Pcs-5D-Blue-Carbon-Fiber-Car-Scuff-Plate-Door-Sill-Cover-Panel-Step-Protector/273158992391?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
The Black is also from ebay:  https://www.ebay.com/itm/5D-Carbon-Fiber-Car-Scuff-Plate-Door-Sill-Cover-Panel-Step-Protector-Vinyl-Black/323322924456?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
I just made a template that is sized to cover the Bag top and there you go.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #505 on: January 24, 2019, 10:52:13 am »
Finished all three caliper rebuild, and new fork seals. 50,000 mi on my 09 ABS. One fork was leaking, and just felt it was time for preventative maintenance on the calipers, they all had at least one piston dragging a bit. As a side note, I’ve flushed brake fluid religiously every year. (Speed bleeders are awesome). On the forks, I did a fluid change at 25,000 mi. About 5 years ago.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #506 on: January 26, 2019, 02:16:48 pm »
Started it a few days back. That's about it for the past six months.   ::) ::) ::)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #507 on: January 26, 2019, 02:28:34 pm »
Started it a few days back. That's about it for the past six months.   ::) ::) ::)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #508 on: January 27, 2019, 12:09:41 am »
Installed LED position lights.






Installed LED Headlights, these were perfect install even with the rubber boot, no modification needed. It hurts to look at them, better seen than dead. Like torque & Horsepower, more is better.






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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #509 on: January 27, 2019, 12:11:54 am »
Installed a new set of angel GTs with a 55 rear. Changed my oil to some fresh rotella and also changed the final drive gear oil.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #510 on: January 27, 2019, 09:44:06 am »
Installed LED position lights.






Installed LED Headlights, these were perfect install even with the rubber boot, no modification needed. It hurts to look at them, better seen than dead. Like torque & Horsepower, more is better.






What brand and model lights did you install?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #511 on: January 27, 2019, 10:31:17 am »
They are "Auxbeam" brand from Amazon, $32.00 bucks for the pair. Same lights in both of my 4Runners. What I like best is no external driver or resistor to mount/hide or fumble around with, no fan, no ballast, no noise, truly plug n play. These appear IDENTICAL to the lights pictured in this previous LED post.
http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c14/led-h4-bulb-pathfinder/

Use this description for your search...
Auxbeam LED Headlight Bulbs NF-S1 Series LED Headlights with 2 Pcs of H4 9003 HB2 P43T Philips CSP LED Headlight Conversion Kit 50W 8000lm 6000K Hi-Lo Beam


NOTE: If anyone goes this route please be carefull. The base of the bulb (heat sink) is crudely machined and sharp as razor blades. When you push and twist for final fitment/locking into the base I sliced finges wide open. I was wearing blue surgical gloves and when I looked down they were purple? I thought that's wierd? Then realized it was blood. Wear a quality mechanics glove that will allow youto feel/see with your finger tips and provide some protection.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #512 on: January 29, 2019, 11:53:54 pm »
Installed MRA tinted shield. (2.5 months wait time)




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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #513 on: January 30, 2019, 12:07:58 am »
I rode it hard !

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #514 on: January 30, 2019, 11:37:30 am »
Installed MRA tinted shield. (2.5 months wait time)


Let me know what you think of it.  I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and have been seriously thinking about this screen.  The stock unit just isn't tall enough to keep my helmet out of the wind...
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #515 on: January 30, 2019, 12:35:51 pm »
Installed MRA tinted shield. (2.5 months wait time)


Let me know what you think of it.  I'm 6'2" with a 34" inseam and have been seriously thinking about this screen.  The stock unit just isn't tall enough to keep my helmet out of the wind...

I'd like to know as well. 6'4", 35" inseam. I  ride in summer with shield all the way down, but the higher it goes, the louder the blast.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #516 on: January 30, 2019, 01:03:53 pm »
Installed MRA tinted shield. (2.5 months wait time)

Add some Madstad brackets to it & you'll be amazed at how much smooth clean air you get.  :)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #517 on: January 31, 2019, 11:01:45 am »
Got it...Thanks :great:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #518 on: January 31, 2019, 12:12:35 pm »
Installed MRA tinted shield. (2.5 months wait time)

Add some Madstad brackets to it & you'll be amazed at how much smooth clean air you get.  :)

+1 on this advice.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #519 on: February 01, 2019, 09:41:52 am »
Like the MRA with the madstad brackets, for me if you put the w/s to upright and raise it I get a lot of backpressure. The MRA has the smoothest airflow I have found. The wife says she can feel the difference as well.   

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #520 on: February 01, 2019, 04:09:27 pm »
A somewhat lengthy reply to Buds posting with those really nice bright position lights.  I agree more light is better to be seen.  I did some seat of the pants research about the high amount of glare I noted at night from oncoming vehicles; mainly cars, but some bikes.  Cars that have cheap aftermarket LED conversions were the worst for glare because the lights just project out in all directions and it makes it hard for oncoming traffic to see anything ahead.  I noted that on the first set of LED headlights I tried.  Plus the fans were annoying at traffic stops.  You know the type.  Then of course there are the lifted trucks with LED lights that are also high glare.

My Eye Dr. noted that it is the UV that causes the glare in our eyes and recommended that I try any lens that blocks UV and Blue light.  I tried several types of sunglasses, including yellow, bronze, light rose colored (yes my world did get better looking temporarily) and finally settled on a transition shield and Oakley transition lenses on frames.  They lighten in low light but retain their UV light protection and it helps with the glare on the roads nowadays.  The combo of both the shield and glasses at night when roads are wet and lights are really reflective works much better than anything else I have tried.

So, super bright lights are good, and I really believe that the Denali DMs I have on the front of Connie help idiots and non-attentive people see me, during the day, I don't want to blind them in the process of riding because humans get that target fixation thing going and I don't want to be the target...
BTW, I use 7000K LEDs position lamps, which actually look light blue light.  Drivers seem to move aside when I approach from behind and when they move over they get a nice wave of thanks from yours truly.  I think they move due to the position blueish posit lights...
They may not be legal in some states including WA, however I have not had any issues with them and our friends in blue...

My 2 Cents...Safe Riding!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #521 on: February 02, 2019, 12:05:51 am »
Installed a set of Avon Spirit ST's..
Changed the oil and washed.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #522 on: February 04, 2019, 12:03:19 pm »
After sub zero temps earlier in the week we finally broke 50 degrees, so I went for a short ride to check out Steve's flash.  Full review to come after I have a chance to spend more than a few minutes with it, but first impressions were great.  It just runs,...better!  I merged onto the interstate and glanced down to find I was going 95.  I'm going to have to do some mental recalibration or end up getting familiar with local LE! :) :) :)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #523 on: February 04, 2019, 10:44:54 pm »
I rode mine which is surprising since it was 90 , at least 80 warmer today than 5-6 days ago. It got a little soiled so I wiped it down
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« Reply #524 on: February 05, 2019, 12:07:38 am »
I know this has been done many times before however here is my interpretation of the Saddlebag Key Knobs.







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