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Offline freebird6

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #675 on: July 30, 2019, 10:56:55 am »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #676 on: July 30, 2019, 02:25:56 pm »
Put a USB socket in the left side where there's place for a receptacle. Had to use 1 1/4" hole saw to cut the opening and Dremel tool to round out the metal bracket behind the plastic. Needed power for my phone. Used the following from Amazon: Ginsco Dual USB Charger Socket Power Outlet 2.1A & 2.1A(4.2A) for Car Boat Marine RV Mobile with Wire Fuse DIY Kit Blue LED

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #677 on: July 31, 2019, 12:54:04 am »
I finally got the courage to install my Canyon Cages that I've had in the garage since January. Ended up being much easier than anticipated! Finished up in roughly 2.5-3 hours.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #678 on: July 31, 2019, 10:09:45 am »
I finally got the courage to install my Canyon Cages that I've had in the garage since January. Ended up being much easier than anticipated! Finished up in roughly 2.5-3 hours.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #679 on: August 01, 2019, 12:15:35 am »
I finally got the courage to install my Canyon Cages that I've had in the garage since January. Ended up being much easier than anticipated! Finished up in roughly 2.5-3 hours.

 :great: One of the first farkles I installed on my bike; well worth it. Cool !
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #680 on: August 01, 2019, 01:28:38 am »
I finally got the courage to install my Canyon Cages that I've had in the garage since January. Ended up being much easier than anticipated! Finished up in roughly 2.5-3 hours.

 :great: One of the first farkles I installed on my bike; well worth it. Cool !

Definitely worth it! I was mostly intimidated by hearing other peoples struggles with it mixed with a side of being lazy. Just happy it's Finally done!!!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #681 on: August 03, 2019, 09:50:25 pm »
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #682 on: August 05, 2019, 08:08:40 pm »
Ordered and received a Two Brothers slip-on exhaust "re-pack kit." Plan to tackle the re-pack soon, using the Youtube tutorial as a guide.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #683 on: August 10, 2019, 06:55:49 pm »
Steve's Mount Runner Premium flash, installed and tested.
Absolutely awesome, expectations exceeded.


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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #684 on: August 11, 2019, 09:26:46 pm »
Ordered Penske 8975 Double Adjustable Shock.   :)

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #685 on: August 13, 2019, 04:26:28 pm »
 Valve check (5 hours), flushed the clutch, forks service new seals and RT springs (3 hours). I wish i was a better mechanic.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #686 on: August 13, 2019, 05:50:19 pm »
Valve check (5 hours), flushed the clutch, forks service new seals and RT springs (3 hours). I wish i was a better mechanic.


Nice! I wish you were a local mechanic! Would love to get the same done.  >:(  :great:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #687 on: August 13, 2019, 06:13:55 pm »
I need to look into re-filling and replacing the seals on my '08 this winter.  You mention a Fred Harmon pictorial...where can I find that?
And any other pertinent information?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #688 on: August 13, 2019, 07:37:07 pm »
Here's Fred's C14 gallery info. Not sure it covers seals but there's other helpful info...
https://pbase.com/fredharmon/concours14

I need to look into re-filling and replacing the seals on my '08 this winter.  You mention a Fred Harmon pictorial...where can I find that?
And any other pertinent information?
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #689 on: August 14, 2019, 02:25:29 pm »
Hey Coggers!
Ended up replacing my clutch last weekend. It had been slipping for a couple of weeks under heavy throttle when over about 6K RPM.  Tried bleeding the clutch main and slave, no joy, so I buckled down and with the help of my Son Zach who also has a C14 we replaced the friction plates, and springs, the slave seal and spring, refilled and bled the fluid and all is good in the universe again.
Cheers!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #690 on: August 14, 2019, 04:52:33 pm »
Hey Coggers!
Ended up replacing my clutch last weekend. It had been slipping for a couple of weeks under heavy throttle when over about 6K RPM.  Tried bleeding the clutch main and slave, no joy, so I buckled down and with the help of my Son Zach who also has a C14 we replaced the friction plates, and springs, the slave seal and spring, refilled and bled the fluid and all is good in the universe again.
Cheers!
Gilbysan

I'm curious as to the year model & mileage on your bike. It appears to be a 2017 in your avatar. Shouldn't be replacing the clutch so soon I wouldn't think.

Inquiring minds want to know!  :motonoises:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #691 on: August 14, 2019, 07:27:25 pm »
Hey Cliff
I believe it's a 2012 that he had painted blue.  Love the color!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #692 on: August 14, 2019, 08:33:02 pm »
Yeah, it's a 2012 with 29K. I too was concerned, it could have been the slave seal, which was pretty played out when I put the new one in, the plates looked ok, and I have yet to mic them to compare to factory.  I do get on it some but no more than others I know.

Since I had ordered the plates, seal, springs and gasket I figured wth I would just do it all and get it over with. So far, so good. Took about an hour from start to finish.
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #693 on: August 14, 2019, 08:58:08 pm »
Hi Gilbysan,
I'm curious if you don't mind sharing, what was the culprit? How many miles on your bike? I know several with high milage Connie's and haven't had any clutch related problems yet. I hated to even mention this subject although curious what type of oil you are using?
Glad you got to the bottom of it.

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #694 on: August 14, 2019, 11:16:45 pm »
Hey Tundra!

No worries, glad to share.  2012, 29K miles.  Since I did the friction plates and springs, slave seal and spring, I am not certain which was the root cause.  I was using M1 20W-50.  Did this for two changes.  Went back to Actevo 10W-40 4T with the new clutch.

It is a mystery why it was slipping with so relatively few miles on the clock.  I note that now when moving from neutral to 1st there is much less of a "clunk" and the move from1st to 2d is much smoother.  Not sure why other than the clutch.

I ordered but did not use the clutch basket springs because I did not remove the whole basket, just the plates.

The original cover gasket was in good shape so I reused it, but pinched it with a bolt at the bottom which developed a slow oil leak.  I put it on the side stand and put a new gasket on, did not have to drain the oil, and all was good. 

Finally, I have used an aftermarket set of levers, mid length for the past 27K miles and contrary to legend cannot think of how that may have co tributed to the clutch failure.

Hope this helps!

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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #695 on: August 15, 2019, 03:25:55 am »
Removed and shipped ECU to SISF for the AP Flash which im hoping works well with my recently  installed full Delkeic 4-1. Also realized i probably somewhat overtorqued my header nuts, manual says 13 lbft, yikes. I guess if the studs didnt snap it's probably fine....? Oh, Gilbysan, everyone knows the secret to long clutch life is rolling burnouts and Rotella.  :beerchug:
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #696 on: August 15, 2019, 11:22:04 am »
Hey Tundra!

No worries, glad to share.  2012, 29K miles.  Since I did the friction plates and springs, slave seal and spring, I am not certain which was the root cause.  I was using M1 20W-50.  Did this for two changes.  Went back to Actevo 10W-40 4T with the new clutch.

It is a mystery why it was slipping with so relatively few miles on the clock.  I note that now when moving from neutral to 1st there is much less of a "clunk" and the move from1st to 2d is much smoother.  Not sure why other than the clutch.

Gilbysan

Surely it was just the seal & spring. Just not enough miles for disc it seems, but I don't know much. Good to know it was relatively quick & easy job though.

Hi Gilbysan,
I'm curious if you don't mind sharing, what was the culprit? How many miles on your bike? I know several with high milage Connie's and haven't had any clutch related problems yet. I hated to even mention this subject although curious what type of oil you are using?

I have one of those higher mileage bikes with no clutch problems yet. Always upshift clutchless & use Rotella T6!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #697 on: August 15, 2019, 02:10:27 pm »
I guess we will never quite know, but I would not bet against the seal being the culprit.  If so, and once I mic out the plates I may just have an extra set of plates on hand...
When in doubt, and with no time, swap it all out!
Cheers!
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #698 on: August 15, 2019, 02:13:56 pm »
Because I daily commute in heavy traffic and rarely put a foot down unless more than a momentary pause is required, I spend a lot of time in the friction zone. Because  of what maybe excessive use of the clutch I have been wondering if my clutch is in need of adjustment. I guess it's not that troubling to me or I would break out my service manual LOL
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Re: What have your done to your C14 today
« Reply #699 on: August 15, 2019, 03:56:15 pm »
Removed and shipped ECU to SISF for the AP Flash which im hoping works well with my recently  installed full Delkeic 4-1. Also realized i probably somewhat overtorqued my header nuts, manual says 13 lbft, yikes. I guess if the studs didnt snap it's probably fine....? Oh, Gilbysan, everyone knows the secret to long clutch life is rolling burnouts and Rotella.  :beerchug:

Please keep us updated on your Flash and header thoughts.
Seen where several have installed the Delkevic system, but don't recall seeing a ride report.
Particularly interested in your thoughts with the Delks. before and after the flash.

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