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Offline Tjnoma99

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A few noon questions
« on: September 29, 2017, 12:14:59 am »
As I'm sure many you have noticed my many maintenance posts! I've owned my 2003 Connie for about a month. I've ridden her 6 miles! I know less about this bike than I do women ( ask my fiance how awesome I am  :-[ ). I've replaced : tires, a few engine gaskets, coolant, coolant orings, all fluids ( yes all), spark plugs and wires, throttle cables, a lot of electric wire madness, headlight adapter( previous owner cut it apart for an hid setup), cracked left fairing,battery, all screws for the fairings. I've done the free power mod, added a ground bus, added a farkel relay setup, valve adjustment, checked compression, carb cleaning and rejecting ( THANKS STEVE!), removed all the Cali emissions garbage, cleaned out the tank, and repainted her. Not too bad for a couple's down weeks and working 6 days a week!
So now that I get a chance to actually ride her I have a few questions- does the bike always have valve chatter? It's doesn't sound bad. Doesn't sound like anything is broken just wondering. 2- what size are the bolts that hold the fuel tank on? Guess I misplaced them ( my nice way of saying' dae gone!). And 3- with Murph headlight adapter- which wire ( accessory wires red and blue) is low beam?
Hopefully tomorrow I can finish these few thing and take her to work with me on Saturday!  Thanks for all the help so far!
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 12:22:44 am »
Wear earplugs. The C10 does sound a little agricultural.
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2017, 12:33:16 am »
I don't mind it just wondering. It's definitely the most quiet bike in my stable!
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2017, 12:41:17 am »
Chain tensioner chatter?
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2017, 12:51:12 am »
I'm almost positive it's valves. I have two big v twin bikes and it sounds similar to them. I just didn't expect this engine to have that sound. This is my first bike with this setup. I've been a v twin cruiser guy for years.
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2017, 01:14:38 am »
AG sound equals raising cane.  :))
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2017, 01:48:00 am »
Bring it to Kernville. Then 6 guys can stand around an give you 6 different opinions  :) :beerchug:
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2017, 01:51:39 am »
I'll know Sunday if I can make it! I want to be sure she's road worthy!  ;D
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2017, 09:22:41 am »
Ok opportunity for a farkle, go to Murphs site and order the gas tank quick release. This kit replaces the tank hold down bolts. Those bolts you lost have gotten stripped and broken off by others before, not good?With the Bergmen's gas tank quick release kit from Murphkits once installed you just pull the pins out of the head of the stainless bolts and the tank comes off easier. Now I sound like a commercial but this farkle, in my opinion is worth every penny spent.
https://www.murphskits.com/index.php?cPath=1_95&osCsid=ipLieRvxKfkaqgRrGnZZA2

If you order the kit the instructions say you need to have the original spacers which you may not have, see instructions below

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/Quick%20Release%20Tank%20Kit.pdf

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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2017, 12:37:52 pm »

  One of the best items I ever bought for my C10!! :) :)

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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 02:11:47 pm »
after adjusting mine, it developed a light 'flutter' i know they are adjusted to spec now, they were ALL tight when i first looked at it, and pretty sure at 34?k (i got it at 33k) i did the first valve adjustment in its life. it only does it at idle, and its really really minor. compared to every other bike i have, its pretty quiet (over all noise)     my dead stock KTM390... now THAT sounds like a freaking lawn tractor.   (speaking of agricultural sounds).

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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 10:40:19 pm »
I seem to recall reading here that chatty valves are happy valves and when they get quiet then they need adjusting.

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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 11:23:32 pm »
I seem to recall reading here that chatty valves are happy valves and when they get quiet then they need adjusting.

If I'm wrong, correction will arrive swiftly!

Yes, tappy is happy when it comes to valves.  Which must mean that mine are feaking' ECSTATIC! ;D
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2017, 12:13:56 am »
Ok. I'm feeling much better! I've never done a valve adjustment before. Just wanted to be safe! 
Thank you every one!
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2017, 05:25:01 am »
Tank bolts are 6 x25 mm
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Re: A few noon questions
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2017, 11:51:43 am »
Thanks max!
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