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Concours Discussion (C10 / ZG1000 / 1000GTR) => Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech => Topic started by: Bocajnala on July 19, 2017, 09:44:53 pm

Title: "Long Day"
Post by: Bocajnala on July 19, 2017, 09:44:53 pm
Finally got a long day in on the C10 I bought this spring. Left North East Ohio Monday morning and headed down towards tail of the dragon. Hit some of the nice roads around the area, slept in pigeon forge then hit some more nice roads then headed for home tuesday afternoon. About 1,600 miles from Monday morning until Tuesday night. Bike did awesome, lots of fun. Pretty comfortable too. Had about 250 miles of rain on Monday.

I'll definitely be adding the peg lowering kit if I can find one. Knees did get a little stiff.

Also need to do fork seals soon as I have a leak on the right side.

The bike did great on it's first "long day."  Many more to come.

-Jake
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: Mettler1 on July 19, 2017, 11:09:53 pm
  You want lower pegs??  Get them from MURPHS' !!  They are great! :)  Got mine several yrs ago. Easy to install. May have to adjust the rear brake pedal. That it's!


 https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143 (https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_90&products_id=143)

   Murphs' ships fast also!! :great:
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: Bocajnala on July 19, 2017, 11:14:41 pm
It's on my list. Had to replace a sump pump this morning, so gonna wait a week to order them.

Anyone done fork seals before? How much of a headache will they be?

-Jake
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on July 20, 2017, 12:17:23 am
What year, and what mileage?
Where in NE Ohio?

Just curious... I live there...
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: Bocajnala on July 20, 2017, 01:07:34 am
It's a 95 with 28K+ I live in trumbull county.
-Jake
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: Jerry_Layman_NE on July 20, 2017, 08:47:26 am
It's on my list. Had to replace a sump pump this morning, so gonna wait a week to order them.

Anyone done fork seals before? How much of a headache will they be?

-Jake

I remember when I had my fork seals go bad. I removed the forks and brought them in to the bike shop where a qualified mechanic replaced the seals. I wrote a check and reinstalled the forks in my bike. No headache at all! If you want to do the seals yourself, I can't help you with that, but I'm sure someone will be along shortly to get you fixed up. As I recall, it will require some specialized tools and a piece of a broomstick. I could be wrong.

Good luck!
Title: Re: "Long Day"
Post by: Jim on July 20, 2017, 10:30:02 am
Check the Tech Pages for fork seal replacement.  Not difficult, just takes time without the need for special (expensive) tools.  Also, if the "broom" technique doesn't work to hold the dampening rod from turning, you can go to HD and get a bolt with a 15/16 head and weld the threaded end to a piece of rebar/metal rod (a cheap map gas torch worked fine).  The socket on the top of the dampening rod is 24mm (pretty sure).  This setup made it much easier to torque the cap bolt when putting the forks back together but was not needed to take it apart.