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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #550 on: April 06, 2019, 10:27:57 pm »
Tupperware back on! No extra fasteners lol Took me about an hour, not bad for the 1st time. I was fretting it...

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #551 on: April 06, 2019, 11:09:48 pm »
Have speed bleeders (not installed). Installed tank protector and ordered Canyon Cages. Installed Ram mount for cell phone. Looking forward to seeing how accurate the speedo is.
On my 2012 it's way off.  Like 4 mph off at an indicated 65 mph.
My 2014 appears to be off by 2 mph at 70.  :)
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #552 on: April 07, 2019, 02:11:56 am »
I rode my C-14 today. First time since January.

Then it got a bath and a coat of Surf City Speed Demon spray wax. Makes the faster green even faster....
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #553 on: April 07, 2019, 05:40:31 pm »
Took the 7yr old Yuasa battery out, cleaned up the connections and replaced it with a new SHORAI LFX battery.  Superlight, only 3lbs, compared to the 12 lbs Yuasa, 310CCA vs 210.  The Yuasa is a great battery, I've used them in all my other bikes over the years but I just had to try out the SHORAI.  Noticable difference when the bike cranks over, and no problem charging it up with the Battery Tender. 
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #554 on: April 07, 2019, 10:19:35 pm »
Been a busy weekend.
Friday: Went to Bitchn Stitchn in Lakewood CO and they reformed the seat to fit my butt for better support and comfort. When I put some more miles on it I will start a new thread with a review.
Saturday: Been 10 years since I've changed a set of MC tires. This turned out to be a not fun exercise. In a previous thread on the HF tire changer I mentioned I had seen a video of a guy using a duck head on a bar and it looked like it worked well. My attempt did not. By the time I gave up on that experiment I was tired. Went back to tire irons and got the front tire changed but it was a chore for me. Little practice, probably poor technique, cool stiff tires and old tired muscles....
Sunday: Changed the rear tire with the tire irons. Last sentence above still fit.     :(   :D    I need somebody to teach me how to do this properly!!

So a new set of Shinko 016 Verge 2X are on. Both are balanced with the same amount of weight in the same spots as the PR4 GTs that just came off. Of course I took the old weights off prior to mounting the new tires just to put new ones on in the same spots.....  Went for a 10 minute test ride and all feels good, holding air and WOW, what a difference in feel. Didn't realize what I was not getting with the old tires.

I'm tired. Time for another beer.    :beerchug:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #555 on: April 09, 2019, 12:41:16 am »
Installed a Fuzeblock to clean up connections for battery tender, driving lights, GPS power and a USB port.

I ended up using some 3M hook/loop and a zip tie to attach it to the charcoal canister(?) under the right side. Easy access to battery and close to whatever accessories I will install.

Cleaned last year's bugs off. Time to start a new collection.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #556 on: April 09, 2019, 11:53:33 pm »
Went to take my wife out to eat Saturday.  Promised we'd take the Harley because its more comfortable for her.  Despite being on a tender all winter and zero issues last year, battery was dead as a door stop.

HOWEVER >:D  The Concours fired up like I'd just shut it off. :rotflmao:

She got along just fine and stopped complaining when the appetizer showed up. :great:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #557 on: April 10, 2019, 12:23:23 am »
Went to take my wife out to eat Saturday.  Promised we'd take the Harley because its more comfortable for her.  Despite being on a tender all winter and zero issues last year, battery was dead as a door stop.

HOWEVER >:D  The Concours fired up like I'd just shut it off. :rotflmao:

She got along just fine and stopped complaining when the appetizer showed up. :great:

I should have had mine on a "render"...did show full chrge, but just the  same, the batt  pulled outlast year, which was charged, sittin on the bench, was perfect...

i'm charging the one on bike now....

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #558 on: April 10, 2019, 03:24:36 pm »
Rode it to work...12 miles. April 10th and still only 32 degrees at 630 Am, a good 10 below average, but who cares!!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #559 on: April 15, 2019, 02:31:10 pm »
I've been saving my pop bottle money,  and finally pulled the trigger.  Added my Top Block tip over protection including the front axle sliders and single swingarm slider (single because the other side has been known to cause muffler damage). 

A couple of things ..

  • Thanks Murph !   for the super fast delivery and for stocking this stuff   :great:
  • These are very strong and really look like they will do the job.
  • If you are considering these, Don't be intimidated about cutting the holes in the lower fairings, the process is very easy and if you follow the directions,  it would be hard to get these wrong.   I used an inexpensive 1" hole saw.


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #560 on: April 15, 2019, 02:46:58 pm »
Cleaned the brake rotor buttons.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #561 on: April 15, 2019, 04:17:30 pm »
Looked at it in the garage with most of the fairing off due to damn mice chewing up my wiring under the tank, with a sad look on my face.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #562 on: April 23, 2019, 11:36:23 pm »
Took both wheels off.  Going to the local shop tomorrow to get rubber spooned off and put new batteries in the TPMS.  Hope to have her back on the road before dinner.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #563 on: April 24, 2019, 04:07:07 pm »
Last year I had a fall at a rally while going down a drive way using the front brake. The drive way had some what bigger rocks than I would have used and slightly damp.  I was going slow, both feet out when the front wheel locked. I must have been going too slow for the ABS. Any way I could not hold the bike up right and scratched some paint.  My paint guy who used to work auto body found some paint, A Mazda color which needed more metal flake added that is pretty darn close to the 09 red. Got everything back on. While the bike was down for paint, I set the tire sensors off to Fred Harmon and had the batteries replaced. Run good now.  I was glad I had some of Murph's well nuts. It seems like there a couple that need to replaced every time the fairing comes off.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #564 on: April 25, 2019, 11:22:53 am »
Tim could you get the code number for the Mazda paint my 09 has a couple of chips I would to touch up?

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #565 on: April 27, 2019, 01:04:48 am »
I bought insurance for the season - live in Canada (North-East BC) and now we have a freaking snow warning. Probably not going to happen in town but don't even think of going over the passes. Because I am now a senior my insurance went from$739 to $523 for 6 months. My new tires should be in the Kawasaki dealer's shop by now. Phoning in the morning to arrange a time to install them. Love it when a plan comes together.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #566 on: April 27, 2019, 03:34:03 pm »
I installed these deer whistle, radar antenna, GPs clamps. All in one unit... Pretty slick!

Seriously, my neighbor asked what I was doing, that's what I told him. "Oh nice" LOL
New fender extender..no screws of course.


« Last Edit: April 28, 2019, 12:16:31 am by Tundra »

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #567 on: April 27, 2019, 10:43:08 pm »
Didn't do it today but since Wednesday I changed the coolant, got the vacuum hoses installed on the Throttle Body and Flushed all of the Brake/Clutch fluid and Re-installed the old secondary fly plates so I can get  my ECU Flashed by SISF when I get my coins stacked high enough..

I'll be synching the Throttle Body later this week.....too much new snow to drive >:(
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #568 on: April 28, 2019, 10:41:12 pm »
Finished my Fenda-Extenda...had to scrape off the ABS plastic adhesive (didn't work) and re-apply what has worked for me in the past on three bikes. I refuse to drill holes in a Concours and put screws in the fender.




Can barely see it, which I like. Hopefully it will keep all the small stones/sand out of my radiator. I think it will serve it's purpose well.





Then installed my new grips over my heated grips, heat still works well. Royal PITA to get on, especially the throttle side.




Needed to cut the ends off.







I have large hands and the skinny little grips were to small diameter and too hard on long rides.


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #569 on: April 29, 2019, 12:23:37 am »
Finished my Fenda-Extenda...had to scrape off the ABS plastic adhesive (didn't work) and re-apply what has worked for me in the past on three bikes. I refuse to drill holes in a Concours and put screws in the fender.




Can barely see it, which I like. Hopefully it will keep all the small stones/sand out of my radiator. I think it will serve it's purpose well.





Then installed my new grips over my heated grips, heat still works well. Royal PITA to get on, especially the throttle side.




Needed to cut the ends off.







I have large hands and the skinny little grips were to small diameter and too hard on long rides.




Super job Tundra! That fender extender looks familiar  :great:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #570 on: April 29, 2019, 09:43:17 am »
Thanks again, rest assured it has found a good home and will see many happy scenic miles :great:

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #571 on: April 29, 2019, 01:01:19 pm »
I flushed my brake systems.  Only 3,600 miles on the bike, but it was a new left over 2012 so the fluid was far from new.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #572 on: May 09, 2019, 12:33:11 pm »
Front suspension re-valve/re-spring with Traxion Dynamics; Steering head bearing replaced; Coolant flush; Hella Supertone horn install (nice and loud); changed oil/filter; Delkevic slip-on installed (sounds fantastic!); New rear tire; worked overtime to pay for all this stuff.  34 degrees and rain today, so might as well do maintenance.   
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #573 on: May 09, 2019, 10:31:07 pm »
Some nice improvements!! Sure it sounds great, looks better too.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #574 on: May 09, 2019, 10:59:58 pm »
I installed these deer whistle, radar antenna, GPs clamps. All in one unit... Pretty slick!

Seriously, my neighbor asked what I was doing, that's what I told him. "Oh nice" LOL
New fender extender..no screws of course.


I used Permatex Plastic Bond to attach my Fenda. No screws also. So far so good.....
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