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Offline crag antler

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #350 on: November 08, 2019, 01:10:35 am »
Finished up rebuilding my rear caliper. Knew it was sticking but :-\
Took it to work and spent 2 evenings, about a hour each on it.
1st night got it cleaned up and started to disassemble but could not get the piston all the way out.
Tonight I pushed the piston back in and hit it again with some compressed air. Had a rag in between and it
popped like a champagne cork. Cleaned all up and install new rebuild kit from Murphs ;)
Went together like a breeze. I’ll reinstall on Saturday and do the bleed then.
Have me thinking of doing stainless limes soon. :great:
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #351 on: November 08, 2019, 04:02:37 pm »
Took a nice brisk ~41 mile ride out to pick up seat #1 that I had recovered. Temps were in the high 30's when I left, and they're now around 42 with a nice breeze. Yup, it was an electric kinda ride.

Totally happy with the seat, both in appearance, quality of work, price ($80), and comfort..... the latter since I swapped it out with the seat that was on the bike for the trip out, and used the newly covered seat for the 41 mile trip back home.

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #352 on: November 10, 2019, 01:35:30 am »
Did filter and oil change and added fuel stabilizer.  It's all ready for a long winter nap and will be ready for a new owner next spring.  ;D :D
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #353 on: November 24, 2019, 09:25:30 pm »
Received my braided lines and speed bleeders from Murphs.
Rear, 2 line front and clutch. Did the rear as that was holding me back
from test driving her after all the work I’ve done over the summer.
Easy to do and the bike ran awesome.
Filled up tank with 90 non-ethanol and 2 oz. of TWC3 👍
Also put on my Shodabeen decal for extra boost and props🤛
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #354 on: December 03, 2019, 06:31:20 am »
Winter catch up on a little maintenance. Replaced grips, installed a NEP throttle lock with thumb control down. Stripped and repainted bar weights as they were getting tatty. Replaced fuse in auxiliary power tap off battery. Blown because a little screw got in there some how to short it. Topped off battery charge from outside source. Cold day clear day 24 MPH winds.

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #355 on: December 06, 2019, 03:59:38 pm »
Took a 3 hour jaunt mid day yesterday. Took a gander through hill and dale in north Louisiana on two lane black tops. Nice brisk ride, very little traffic on nice country roads save for two cages on the wrong side of the road in blind curves. If I had been in a cage myself there would have been damage. Blessed as it was. Seems this is regular fare when out riding now. Someone is always doing something. Mostly cell phones do believe. Just have to be careful as can. Beaut of a day and magnificent ride otherwise.

About 5k+ out since last valve adjustment at a dealership. Noted motor seems not as smooth as usual. Instead of purr now sounds a little throaty. Got best gas mileage as yet at 45 mpg though. That with a lot of mixed winds too. Very gusty.

Would have thought the big C10 would have been less affected. Ha! Wish I could do it again today!

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #356 on: December 07, 2019, 01:36:53 pm »
Lee, 5k miles is not long enough since valve adjustment to be concerned. How many miles do you have on the bike? I have 60k and 10k+ since last valve adjust, if I recall they were a little tight and as the miles rack up I don't think they move as much as a low mile bike would. If you have a place to host a tech session or attend one local to you it isn't that hard to adjust them. The most time is spent removing plastics and removing and installing valve cover.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #357 on: December 07, 2019, 01:47:48 pm »
Thanks for heads up on valves. I have not done the valves myself yet but will next time. Could have been gas. This particular C10 with 23k on it has always been exceptional smooth sounding and feeling in bars is minimal. Much like proverbial sewing machine. Could be it is just getting broke in! Ha!

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #358 on: December 17, 2019, 01:31:09 pm »
Yesterday..........

Getting close:


Raining pretty good today, so will wait until tomorrow to do the deed.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #359 on: December 18, 2019, 05:27:39 pm »
'Nuff said:



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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #360 on: December 18, 2019, 07:04:22 pm »
 :great: :great: :)

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #361 on: December 18, 2019, 07:51:58 pm »
:great: :great: :)

Closest I could get and be out of harms way for the pix.   :truce:
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #362 on: December 18, 2019, 08:04:34 pm »
Congrats Guy on the milestone. What year is your Connie?
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #363 on: December 18, 2019, 08:20:20 pm »
Congrats Guy on the milestone. What year is your Connie?

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #364 on: December 18, 2019, 10:42:06 pm »
Looks Good!
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #365 on: December 18, 2019, 11:01:03 pm »
'Nuff said:



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Does it have that new bike smell again ? 😁
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #366 on: December 18, 2019, 11:38:23 pm »
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

OLO!

Unfortunately, no.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #367 on: December 25, 2019, 10:00:17 pm »
Took her out for a 35 mile Christmas Day spin through the twisties  to test my new heated gloves. Like ‘em so much I’m debating tomorrows 4:30 am ride to work on two wheels instead of four.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #368 on: December 26, 2019, 10:04:59 am »
Ok, 27 degree F is cold, really cold, and even more so at 75 mph. Lesson learned.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #369 on: January 02, 2020, 01:04:49 pm »
Took Blue to what used to be the drivers ed driving course at the high school, so my nephew Greg could take his first ride on a "big" bike.  He rides a WR250 Yamaha, so this was a different experience for him.  I was really pleased with how well he did on such a different bike than his usual ride.  He shifted flawlessly until the camera was turned on.  Hope to do some touring with him in the future if things work out.  There are always obstacles to such plans, but that is my wish anyway.  Here's a short video of his ride.  Future COGger?
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #370 on: January 05, 2020, 10:21:31 pm »
Did 30mi round trip on twisties hill and dale near my house for a few minutes. Blessed to have such blacktop so close.

Truly I am always amazed at what a truly nice ride a C10 is. Beaut of day to be reminded of such too. Not a cloud anywhere. Wish I could have allotted extra time to be amazed all the more and some time/how longer.

Worked on my Brembo brake conversion some past two days too. Using my parts bike as mock up point. Have 300mm floaters of a Yamaha for discs. Drilled rotor mounting bolt holes larger and mounted rim/tire.

Used a dremel to machine down inner surface of caliper mount holes. Removed some cast in numbers and emblems off that surface. Also enlarged mount surface with a grind/cut off wheel spun down to appropriate diameter. I want to mount with only one mount plate as stock. I do not have tools appropriate. But dremel works with patience and fortitude. Got it .004 parallel with outside original mount surfaces.

Can not decide to do aluminum or a drilled to lighten steel for mount plate. If aluminum will use some kind of threaded rivet or some such for bolt holes.

Will be mocking up with a wood plate to model first. That is currently next step when can get back to it.

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #371 on: January 12, 2020, 06:07:06 pm »
No mechanican today since the temps are in the high 60's. For early January, I'll take it and we will probably pay the consequences later on.

Friend of mine and I took a 100 mile loop down to West Point, VA to pick up a batch of oysters. If it wasn't for the oysters on board in a cooler with ice, would have kept going for a few more hours. Unfortunately, had other stuff I needed to get done here so had to get back. Will put down a few before the day is done just to be sure they're okay.   :rotflmao:

EDIT: 6 down a little earlier, and they're perfect.   :13:
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #372 on: January 13, 2020, 01:39:29 am »
Worked on DIY caliper bracket fabrication mock up for early model 87 C10. Got two of four holes tapped on aluminum mock up plate. Also roughed in exterior shape. Hope to get caliper mount holes drilled and tapped Tuesday maybe. Once complete will use this aluminum mockup as template to convert to steel inner plate with maybe a thinner aluminum outer plate. Like the idea of one inner plate though. Using brembo calipers off a 07 BMW k1200s. Going with steel on inner so I do not have to use thread inserts into aluminum. Tying to keep every thing super simple and stock looking.

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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #373 on: January 13, 2020, 10:27:04 am »
Removed a dead mouse from the trap under it.  I'm ready for spring to come.
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Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
« Reply #374 on: January 13, 2020, 11:52:53 am »
Installed new foam grips on my 1997 with almost 40,000 miles.. Could not find exact match but the replacements are close and much better plus the price was right.

UPDATE: Well I am going to have to back pedal on the EMGO sponge grips a bit. The grips are a little too soft especially with gloves and will be replaced. Good news is the EMGOs were less than $8.00 delivered.
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