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Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on August 28, 2017, 11:44:36 am
This is usually a fun running post on most automotive boards, sorry if there is already one here.
I did do a search and came up empty.
Ok here we go, since my bike is multiple colors needing body work paint and I am currently not able to ride it because I am waiting for a new cooling fan. I have decided since I have to remove all the body panels in order to replace the cooling fan anyway I will start on the body work and panel repair while they are all off. I have cut my riding season short in order to Do complete maintenance and a repaint. I plan on adjusting the valves, possibly removing the carburetors and sending them off to Steve oh and of course replacing that cooling fan that started screaming at me the other day. To complete the project I ordered a complete Hardware kit from Murph as well as caliper rebuild kits, fairing extenders and a new windscreen.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on August 28, 2017, 01:12:41 pm
which one?  :nananana:

Haha the 06 is sleeping in storage atm while I was putting finishing touches on the 02 project.

Got the driving lights wired up on friday, washed it sunday, took it out for a 200 mile journey last night...and now it need another bath. Bugs are pretty bad this year.

The 06 will get steves carb treatment in the winter and maybe a jbox rebuild for good measure....so she has nothing to complain about.

Goldwing got a car tire put on last week, so been dealing with that whole chestnut.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on August 30, 2017, 11:52:39 am
Order from Murph's is do in today and the replacement cooling fan got here yesterday.
Haven't had time to even look at the old girl, dam my job gets in the way of all my fun...

Just a few items from Murph's to make the riding a little more enjoyable.
 x    Brake Caliper Rebuild Kit, 1994-2006
  - Caliper Rebuild Kit Options: All Calipers, 3 kits, 1994-2006   $68.00
1 x    Cee Bailey's Vented Windscreens
  - Screen Options: 25.5", No Tint
  - Screen Tinting: No Tint   $196.00
1 x    Bergmen Engineering Fuel Tank Quick Release for Your Concours   $13.50
1 x    Deluxe Black Stainless Screw Kit for Your Concours
  - Black Stainless Screw Kit Years: 1990 to 2006   $66.00
1 x    OEM Fairing Extender Kit
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Max on August 30, 2017, 05:04:59 pm
In the process of rebuilding all hydraulics and replacing lines with braided steel. Just have the clutch MC/slave left to do, (after lunch) and then wait for the humidity in North Texas to go down to fill and bleed.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on September 05, 2017, 01:22:15 am
First extended ride on the Shinko/Continental tire combo. So far so good. Seemed a bit odd passing buggies, dodging horse exhaust and listening to the Talking Heads. Good times!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on September 05, 2017, 01:45:50 am
Replaced the cooling fan.https://goo.gl/photos/ch5xVsQAHxaPadZCA
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on September 05, 2017, 02:45:52 am
Replaced the cooling fan.https://goo.gl/photos/ch5xVsQAHxaPadZCA

   How the hell did oem fan get busted up like that???  ::) ::)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Nosmo on September 05, 2017, 03:27:49 am
Took the carbs off and broke two of the metering needles.  Don't ask.............. >:(

Thread started in "EMPORIUM" seeking to buy replacements.  :-[

Oh, well, it'll give me time to overhaul the brakes. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on September 05, 2017, 10:41:18 am
Replaced the cooling fan.https://goo.gl/photos/ch5xVsQAHxaPadZCA

   How the hell did oem fan get busted up like that???  ::) ::)
Not busted melted.... And I have no idea... Was riding home from work and started hearing what sounded like the bearing in the fan motor screaming of course traffic was nuts and the bike started to overheat. I nursed at home and bought a fan of e-Bay.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Redbarron on September 07, 2017, 04:58:06 pm
I plan on sealing up the my broken air box that stemmed from my accident a couple weeks ago.

I still have ton of work to do in order to get the Barron back up in fighting form but, that will be a winter project.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: m in sc on September 07, 2017, 06:01:40 pm
added these led back lit reflectors. had to add a small hole for the wires but totally reversible. running lights and turn signals, and looks stock at 1st glance. also, still acts as reflector with power off. was like 12 bucks or something shipped for the pair off e-bay. 


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on September 07, 2017, 07:24:13 pm
added these led back lit reflectors. had to add a small hole for the wires but totally reversible. running lights and turn signals, and looks stock at 1st glance. also, still acts as reflector with power off. was like 12 bucks or something shipped for the pair off e-bay.
Looks like what I've been looking for. Can you post a link?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: m in sc on September 07, 2017, 07:41:50 pm
sure.  of course they are 'on sale' now. lol.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yellow-LED-Reflector-Tail-Brake-Stop-Marker-Light-Truck-Trailer-RVATV-Motorcycle-/222497822691?hash=item33cde757e3:g:R~8AAOSwr6RZfFBO&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Yellow-LED-Reflector-Tail-Brake-Stop-Marker-Light-Truck-Trailer-RVATV-Motorcycle-/222497822691?hash=item33cde757e3:g:R~8AAOSwr6RZfFBO&vxp=mtr)

i just tied it into the lights in the upper fairing with a sub harness i made.

they also have red ones http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Motorcycle-Truck-12V-Red-24-SMD-LED-Reflector-Tail-Brake-Stop-Marker-Light-/192062619174?hash=item2cb7d2fe26:g:274AAOSw6DtYVwIj&vxp=mtr (http://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-Motorcycle-Truck-12V-Red-24-SMD-LED-Reflector-Tail-Brake-Stop-Marker-Light-/192062619174?hash=item2cb7d2fe26:g:274AAOSw6DtYVwIj&vxp=mtr)

added these led back lit reflectors. had to add a small hole for the wires but totally reversible. running lights and turn signals, and looks stock at 1st glance. also, still acts as reflector with power off. was like 12 bucks or something shipped for the pair off e-bay.

Looks like what I've been looking for. Can you post a link?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: NoLongerTheNewGuy on September 07, 2017, 09:31:23 pm
Ordered the mirror my son broke in the garage, ordered a tire, getting ready to change the oil, and see if I can get the buzzer beaters to mount correctly...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on September 10, 2017, 08:08:58 pm
Phoned the insurance to ask when the **** am I gonna get my bike back so I can start fixing it.
The driver of the truck I bounced off is contesting whether he was at fault.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on September 10, 2017, 08:46:33 pm
Phoned the insurance to ask when the **** am I gonna get my bike back so I can start fixing it.
The driver of the truck I bounced off is contesting whether he was at fault.

It figures. I do two things that give other drivers a perception that seems to cause them to do stupid s*** around me. While riding a bike the small size gives other drivers the perception that I am much further from them than I really am. When I am driving a Class 8 truck the large size gives other drivers the perception that I am moving much slower than I really am. Either way the way the human brain works as either the writer of a bike or the driver of a truck even though visually other drivers may see me their brain will discount me as an immediate threat. This is actually why other drivers are either sure you weren't there when they made the decision to pull out or say I didn't even see him. While on a bike your small size and Lane position may actually have hidden you from their line-of-sight however it happens in a large truck as well and this can be absolutely dumbfounding.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Katsi on September 11, 2017, 02:59:54 pm
I went out in the back roads of TX and splattered love bugs all over the front of mine.   :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on September 13, 2017, 09:53:55 am
Cee Bailey shield came in yesterday and got an email from the Wizard, antlers and all the parts to properly mount the baggage are on their way. The bike is in pieces as of now had to replace a cooling fan that went out so taking advantage of this time to body work the multiple colors faring pieces and get them painted. If the weather is still suitable when I finish painting the fairing pieces I will put it together and ride a little more this fall. If the weather turns before I finish I will pull the carburetors and as soon as finances permit send them to Steve I may even order a set of Steve's cams. I do need to watch what I spend here though as I am still working on purchasing that C-14...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on September 19, 2017, 08:17:35 pm
I ordered some cams from Steve. I doubt that they will be here soon enough to ride it on the Oyster Run.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: m in sc on September 20, 2017, 03:39:40 am
wrapped up the (" spal fan replacement and test rode. fresh water pump and valve adjustment as well. the fan takes MUCH less time to cool the radiator down than a good stocker, so was def worth the (50 dollar) upgrade IMHO.  :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on September 20, 2017, 12:16:54 pm
wrapped up the (" spal fan replacement and test rode. fresh water pump and valve adjustment as well. the fan takes MUCH less time to cool the radiator down than a good stocker, so was def worth the (50 dollar) upgrade IMHO.  :great:

Awesome great tech for our aging bikes, as parts become more and more scarce we will need more ideas like this. Any time a none factory repair equals an improvement it's a big win.
While doing my fan replacement I kept looking at the inner fairing parts to figure out how to keep more of the heat going out the side and not up around the triple trees. As I was trying to figure out how to better direct the waste heat I got the idea of an adjustable vent that would allow one to either send the heat out the side for hot weather or up at the rider for cold weather.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: m in sc on September 20, 2017, 12:42:34 pm
grant,
i read that post of yours, its really good, thanks for that.. I did take some pics of my fan install but was doing that repair and the turbo bike with my buddy so we had 2 projects going on at same time in the shop. making an ignition for that xs now, so hopefully i'll do a follow up with pics on the fan install in the other thread soon i hope.  i test rode the c10 in today, and ran great and cool. the valve adjustment might have helped a bit with that as well (since EVERY  valve was tight pre adjustment. lol)

wrapped up the (" spal fan replacement and test rode. fresh water pump and valve adjustment as well. the fan takes MUCH less time to cool the radiator down than a good stocker, so was def worth the (50 dollar) upgrade IMHO.  :great:

Awesome great tech for our aging bikes, as parts become more and more scarce we will need more ideas like this. Any time a none factory repair equals an improvement it's a big win.
While doing my fan replacement I kept looking at the inner fairing parts to figure out how to keep more of the heat going out the side and not up around the triple trees. As I was trying to figure out how to better direct the waste heat I got the idea of an adjustable vent that would allow one to either send the heat out the side for hot weather or up at the rider for cold weather.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on September 22, 2017, 07:26:16 pm
Noticed that the bike was a little sluggish to start while hot, needing just a bit a choke to get it going. Seemed a little odd so I checked a few things but nothing seemed out of sorts. Heard a little bird remind me that electrical resistance goes up with temp so decided to quick check the coils, wire, and caps. Bingo! 3 caps read right around 5k and the 4th was baked.
Thank goodness there are some good cycle shops with real parts departments in the area. Picked up (4) NGK SD05FP caps, 4' of 7mm wire, and (4) NGK D8EA plugs. Pulled the old grommets off the old caps which fit perfectly around the boot of the new cap. Murph has it all on his website in one kit if you have a little more time or if you don't have your own local place.
Boom
Instant difference. Very fast start, off choke quick, and fast throttle. I bet this cap has been faulty since I owned the bike because it is super smooth and silky now.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on September 23, 2017, 02:14:06 am
Did a little bodywork on a front fairing mold.  May or may not pan out.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Amotek on September 25, 2017, 06:11:09 pm
Installed Tokico calipers and man what a difference in stopping power! Highly recommend this mod. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Jim Snyder on September 27, 2017, 09:19:11 pm
What did I do to my C-10 today? I put it up for sale on the C-10 Emporium page (sniff-sniff). So if you know someone looking for an awesome bike please pass the word.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on September 27, 2017, 11:13:14 pm
Put everything back together after installing the same marker/ turn signals as m in D.C.  Also added a set on the trunk, and a red set for brake/ tail lights.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Harry Martin on September 29, 2017, 12:48:08 am
Looked at it as it was sitting next to my C14.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on September 29, 2017, 04:26:32 pm
I looked at mine sitting there waiting for me to install the new cams and a follower as soon as I have time.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GKreamer on September 29, 2017, 10:44:15 pm
Finished fork spring/emulator/oil change upgrade!!
Broke speedometer cable, replaced with one I forgot I had when I bought the massive parts lot from a fellow Cogger.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Nosmo on September 29, 2017, 11:20:04 pm
Put everything back together after installing the same marker/ turn signals as m in D.C.  Also added a set on the trunk, and a red set for brake/ tail lights.

Ahhh....but did you use them to replace the reflectors on the side bags and wire them to wig-wag with the turn signals?

pics below
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: The Wizard on September 30, 2017, 05:20:48 am
Like that look,i ordered 1 set of each red and yellow,the saddlebag look is good.Oh yeah I walked right by 3 of them(my Concours's),cried and went to bed.   Jerry
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on October 03, 2017, 11:31:41 pm
New Pirelli Sport Demon in the 110/80-18 flavor along with new front brake pads. Previous Sport Demon had 10k before hitting the wear bars.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on October 04, 2017, 12:38:46 am
Put everything back together after installing the same marker/ turn signals as m in D.C.  Also added a set on the trunk, and a red set for brake/ tail lights.

Ahhh....but did you use them to replace the reflectors on the side bags and wire them to wig-wag with the turn signals?

pics below


Those look incredible, but I didn't want to add another to removing the bags. Trunk never comes off. (Though I did put a plug on the line to the trunk lights. I also doubt that I'd have done such a nice looking job on the wiring.
BTW, how do you get them to wig-wag?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on October 04, 2017, 02:40:15 am
Swapped out the damaged turbocharger for a spare. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on October 04, 2017, 09:26:39 pm
Today I ordered the rest of the stuff I wanted to replace while replacing the cams. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 04, 2017, 10:38:08 pm
Swapped out the damaged turbocharger for a spare.

Does it run correctly now?
Did you get it programed?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on October 05, 2017, 10:39:09 pm
Swapped out the damaged turbocharger for a spare.

Does it run correctly now?
Did you get it programed?

Ride safe, Ted

I gave up tuning for ITBs and Alpha-N since neither work well enough for boost, and I switched back to Speed Density and %Baro.  But I need to add another MAP sensor to get it perfect.  But yeah, it's tuned up to 7 psi again now.  Time to start twisting it up a bit and see what she can do.  But not today.  My chainsaw parts came in so I'm back in the lumberjack business.  I have to clear this big tree to make room for more garage space and a carport on the front of the shop.  Tree is felled, just needs disassembling and rearranging in a new location.  Some can be converted to oxides pretty soon unless we get a burn ban going again.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Amotek on October 07, 2017, 08:38:10 pm
Today was a continuation of upgrading the brakes. A big thank you goes out to Jim Snyder who does the conversion of the 2 pot front caliper. During the course of installation I discovered it is a good idea to hold the caliper with the bleeder at the highest point during bleeding to remove stubborn air from the system. Jim does a great job with a total lack of any Bee Ess, he is a true COGger and I can't thank him enough! Thanks Jim!!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on October 07, 2017, 09:05:30 pm
Not today but this week Put the front tire from the parts bin on the mule and rode to Barbers yesterday and today
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GKreamer on October 07, 2017, 09:50:44 pm
Replaced batteries in my TPMS and got it working again, got proper tire air pressure.  Installed the fork brace from The Wizard!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on October 07, 2017, 11:55:59 pm
Took all the accumulating crap off the Connie, and blew the cob webs off.
It's been a long hot summer.

Found out the Tokico front brakes didn't fare well over the summer, OR when I
put the new brake lines on, some air got in.  We'll see.  :o

SO, tomorrow is fork oil change
Oil and filter change
Fluid change and Bleed brakes... check pads.
Change OEM Clutch line to SS, bleed system.
Coolant swap.
SWEAT A LOT!

Riding season is quickly approaching!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JoLee on October 10, 2017, 09:25:38 pm
Greetings fellow Concoursians,  Quick question:  have any of you done a handlebar conversion (like a Spiegler or what-have-you) on your C-10's ?!? (I have a '94) Just curious what that experience was like, sort of contemplating making that switch-over.  Thank you !   Jo
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on October 10, 2017, 10:12:09 pm
Greetings fellow Concoursians,  Quick question:  have any of you done a handlebar conversion (like a Spiegler or what-have-you) on your C-10's ?!? (I have a '94) Just curious what that experience was like, sort of contemplating making that switch-over.  Thank you !   Jo
Hey JoLee,
Yes. Many of us have done it and love it.  And welcome to the Concours Owners Group's forum.   :beerchug:

However, rather than starting this discussion here, why don't you start a new thread in the C-10 Tech area.  That way this thread doesn't get crazy derailed.  We're glad you're here and hope you enjoy our company.  This really is the best place on the web for answers to just such questions.  Again... welcome.

Rev
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JoLee on October 10, 2017, 10:23:19 pm
Greetings fellow Concoursians,  Quick question:  have any of you done a handlebar conversion (like a Spiegler or what-have-you) on your C-10's ?!? (I have a '94) Just curious what that experience was like, sort of contemplating making that switch-over.  Thank you !   Jo
Hey JoLee,
Yes. Many of us have done it and love it.  And welcome to the Concours Owners Group's forum.   :beerchug:

However, rather than starting this discussion here, why don't you start a new thread in the C-10 Tech area.  That way this thread doesn't get crazy derailed.  We're glad you're here and hope you enjoy our company.  This really is the best place on the web for answers to just such questions.  Again... welcome.

Rev



Excellent advice, thank you Rev !  I don't want to derail ANYthing, thank you for the re-route...    cheers, Jo
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on November 27, 2017, 01:28:06 am
Since the cooling fan had gone out this summer and me getting the C-14 the old girl has been pretty much ignored. Today I gave her some attention and reassembled her after the cooling fan replacement. Her fairing is all back on now with hardware from Murph's Kits, a new CeeBaily shield and GTR fairing extensions.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on November 27, 2017, 03:33:19 am
Getting new plates tomorrow so I can ride some more!    :-\
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on November 27, 2017, 05:52:56 am
Yesterday I finally got to test ride the bike with the new cams from Steve and a ZZR1200 shock that I just installed. It all works great and I can't wait for another break in the weather to ride it again. >:D :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on November 27, 2017, 11:44:12 pm
I took another "test ride" today twice as long as the last one and I am very happy with the results of all my work and Steve's cams. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mr t on November 30, 2017, 01:08:39 am
Winterized it- Filled tank with E0, added Sta-Bil and 2stroke oil. Drained carb bowls. Removed battery. Heading to sunny FL next week for 4 months and ride my other C10.


    Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on November 30, 2017, 02:17:07 am
Winterized a couple of weeks ago but Minnesota continues to be snow free and in the 40's. Pulled the tarp, installed a fork brace, and have been through a couple more tanks of gas. Hoping I'll get to ride in December this year!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on November 30, 2017, 12:12:14 pm
Had a meeting 45 miles away in Palacios last night so I rode the 14.  Just wrote a T-shirt and summer mesh. Coming home after 9pm the fog was so thick I could only run 40 and I got soaked. Cold and wet then, but still a  decent ride.   :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on November 30, 2017, 01:44:29 pm
If only that C-14 had had some panniers where you could've stored a rain suit and a fleece..... :))

(Just goes to show you that just because you're a Reverend, doesn't mean you are a boy scout...)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on November 30, 2017, 01:54:40 pm
If only that C-14 had had some panniers where you could've stored a rain suit and a fleece..... :))

(Just goes to show you that just because you're a Reverend, doesn't mean you are a boy scout...)
True all that. And just cuz I'm a moderator doesn't mean I can tell a C-10 thread from a C-14 thread.  Jeez.  :(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on November 30, 2017, 01:58:01 pm
If only that C-14 had had some panniers where you could've stored a rain suit and a fleece..... :))

(Just goes to show you that just because you're a Reverend, doesn't mean you are a boy scout...)
True all that. And just cuz I'm a moderator doesn't mean I can tell a C-10 thread from a C-14 thread.  Jeez.  :(

I was NOT going to say that, because I thought you might have some superior knowledge than pore ol' me, 'cause what do I know??  ;)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on November 30, 2017, 02:09:07 pm
Bless me Father for I is stoopid :)). 

BTW, I almost took my rain suit but it was in the dryer cuz I wore it Jet ski fishing on Monday.   :-[
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on November 30, 2017, 02:10:01 pm
Go and sin no more (right....)  :truce:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on November 30, 2017, 08:56:12 pm
If only that C-14 had had some panniers where you could've stored a rain suit and a fleece..... :))

(Just goes to show you that just because you're a Reverend, doesn't mean you are a boy scout...)
True all that. And just cuz I'm a moderator doesn't mean I can tell a C-10 thread from a C-14 thread.  Jeez.  :(

 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on December 05, 2017, 12:47:09 pm
Did Steve's ground wire mod. Nice difference.  :beerchug: My new to me '95 Connie still needs his magic touch on her carbs and cams!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on December 05, 2017, 03:40:39 pm
Nice amazing how much difference something so simple can make.
Title: What did You Do to your C-10 Today? Broken Foot Peg
Post by: Mr. on December 05, 2017, 06:37:19 pm
HELP!!! I have the Concours 1000 Gold. My brother in law was moving it for me and well, his pants got caught on the right foot peg (that rest your brake foot) and snapped just the foot rest off. It didn't snap the mounting bracket, just the peg with the black rubber grip on it. I can't find anywhere to just buy that one piece! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on December 06, 2017, 02:25:05 am
   Does this help?? 

          https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_107&products_id=184 (https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_107&products_id=184)

    And Murphs' ships FAST!!   Really a good dealer and treats us well!! :) :)

   Also some real good info and videos here !!

                   https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/home (https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/home)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on December 06, 2017, 04:13:20 pm
I found 1 on Ebay, but it comes as an assembly, and includes everything you don't need. (yet)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Right-Rearset-Footpeg-Assy-Kawasaki-ZG1000-Concours-94-06-OEM-ZG-1000/263337408969?fits=Make%3AKawasaki%7CModel%3AConcours+1000&hash=item3d5021f9c9:g:zJUAAOSwEOpaFLB6&vxp=mtr (https://www.ebay.com/itm/Right-Rearset-Footpeg-Assy-Kawasaki-ZG1000-Concours-94-06-OEM-ZG-1000/263337408969?fits=Make%3AKawasaki%7CModel%3AConcours+1000&hash=item3d5021f9c9:g:zJUAAOSwEOpaFLB6&vxp=mtr)

NOTE: I highly suggest you inspect your mounting bracket.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cal on December 09, 2017, 04:11:43 pm
Just put the rear rack on Connie. Need to strap on a few goodies! Heading to the Nevada County Food & Toy Run. Weather is good. Should be a great turnout.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today? Broken Foot Peg
Post by: Bud on December 10, 2017, 01:04:54 pm
HELP!!! I have the Concours 1000 Gold. My brother in law was moving it for me and well, his pants got caught on the right foot peg (that rest your brake foot) and snapped just the foot rest off. It didn't snap the mounting bracket, just the peg with the black rubber grip on it. I can't find anywhere to just buy that one piece! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
Message The Wizard and see if he has one.  I would think he would.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on December 10, 2017, 10:15:00 pm
Fired her up since she has sat for so long. Learned C 10 s don't like to sit for extending periods of time. Took quite sometime to start running decently.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on December 10, 2017, 10:20:53 pm
 :-\ Its cold out there Grant. Or do you have the heated garage?  ;)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ManWorkingHere on December 10, 2017, 11:53:14 pm
Moved her up onto the centerstand and plugged in the trickle charger.

Looking for touchup paint for my Givi 47l trunk.   :17: 
I scratched the silver trim on the pavement of Johnson City hotel parking lot from a one meter height.  I'd like to touch it up this winter as one of many projects.


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on December 11, 2017, 12:45:58 am
Replaced all three relays today removing them from within power box. Used a 15 wire harness to remote mount three automotive replaceable relays. Could have used 12 wires as one pole of five pole relays is not actually used in C10.
The relays were attached to back of tool box tray in space between fender. Have space for three extra relays in future if needed
for add on of any circuits also.
Bought a six relay kit with pigtails for < $10 on Amazon. Could not bare the thought of being stranded and not be able to change a relay on the road. Now it is just a matter of plug a new one in and on the road again.
If I ever have a diode fail will place them outside the power box in an auxiliary fuse box too as well. Looks stock for all intents and purposes.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 14, 2017, 09:17:50 pm
After removing the air injection system, checking the valves after 54K miles, and changing the pilot jets/shimming the needles, just stuck (literally) the carbs in place so I could fire the bike up long enough to see if I had any obvious leaks around the valve cover and carb bowls. I had pulled the air box for repair because I noticed that the bottom seam showed signs of separation, so getting the carbs on for this exercise was a piece of cake. The air box has been repaired.

Will pull the plug caps tomorrow to check further in the pockets, but for now, no obvious external leaks.

EDIT: I can see it when looking at the bike, but the pix make it more obvious that I need to get some silver paint and touch up the caps on the carb plugs to make them more "presentable." I could have soda blasted them, but decided against it. Dhoo!

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/C10-Connie-Air-Injection-Removal/i-8k2Zs9v/0/5aaf4147/L/IMG_3716-L.jpg)

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Gusto on December 15, 2017, 03:53:13 am
Looks good
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on December 15, 2017, 04:52:23 pm
Kee-rection; EDIT: I can see it when looking at the bike, but the pix make it more obvious that I need to get some silver paint and touch up the caps on the carb plugs to make them more "presentable." I could have soda blasted them, but decided against it.  
   Clean up the faded old engine... Dhoo!  <evil grin>

PS: You obviously have plenty of time. Why don't you cleanup my faded old engine while your not doing anything?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 15, 2017, 09:06:48 pm
Kee-rection; EDIT: I can see it when looking at the bike, but the pix make it more obvious that I need to get some silver paint and touch up the caps on the carb plugs to make them more "presentable." I could have soda blasted them, but decided against it.  
   Clean up the faded old engine... Dhoo!  <evil grin>

PS: You obviously have plenty of time. Why don't you cleanup my faded old engine while your not doing anything?

Ride safe, Ted

Character.

That poor bike saw a lot of mileage commuting daily in all sorts of weather, so it's apparent wear is well deserved. No way in Hades was I going to try to wash/clean it up after every rain shower I encountered going to and fro over the years.

While it's still nekked, I might just spritz it down with WD40 or Armor All to darken it up, then blast it down with the power washer. Gonna have to wait until it warms up a bit tho'. Was in the mid 30's out there today.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on December 15, 2017, 09:39:43 pm
After all the years we've known one another, I had to pick on you a little.   :)

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 16, 2017, 11:38:15 am
After all the years we've known one another, I had to pick on you a little.   :)

Ride safe, Ted

Gratefully accepted...........
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on December 17, 2017, 07:32:49 pm
Well this involves both the C~10 and the C~14. I traded their parking spots. Moved the C~10 out to the hay storage shed and the C~14 into the garage. Not that the C~10 doesn't deserve to be in the garage just so much space and the C~14 is a much bigger investment.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Swampcat on December 29, 2017, 09:03:12 pm
A little routine maintenance since I have a few days off from work. Changed the oil, cleaned it up, renewed the registration with the state of confusion Florida. I also took the bags off since no one recognizes Shoodaben in touring trim. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on December 29, 2017, 11:18:09 pm
Hey Swampcat, maybe it's a good thing not to be recognized as Shoodaben!  Sleeper time!  ;)

Got my Mean Streak rear wheel today! Let the mods begin...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Swampcat on December 30, 2017, 12:09:15 am
Nah, the top box gives me away every time. Steve said that with all the mods he did to the bike, the top box (a cheap eBay one) got the most comments when he owned the bike.

You're going to like that 17" wheel. I'm running a Michelin PR4GT 170/60ZR-17 and I'm a happy camper.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Ken on December 31, 2017, 12:51:28 am
Do my extended warranty. Good to have just in case. Got the STS. Will install them in next couple days I hope. Below freezing here for next week. Will be getting the CB on in next couple of weeks. Will be from JM Electronic. Ordered through Cycle Gear.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on January 01, 2018, 09:43:24 am
Over the last few days I finally recovered enough to start rebuilding Otto following my crash in June.
Much of the plastic is toast, fairing subframe is bent, brake lever is bent and the right muffler is crushed.
Gonna have to plastic weld the Rifle base, treat some frame/swingarm surface rust and do a lot of other maintenance.
In all, not as bad as I expected.
I already have spare fairing parts but they will need to be resprayed to match.
The bike starts and runs but needs a new front tyre (PR3).
Hopefully it will be fixed and road legal by April.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 01, 2018, 05:05:21 pm
Best of luck Boomer.
If I were closer, I'd be there to assist.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mr. on January 05, 2018, 05:18:50 pm
   Does this help?? 

          https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_107&products_id=184 (https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_107&products_id=184)

    And Murphs' ships FAST!!   Really a good dealer and treats us well!! :) :)

   Also some real good info and videos here !!

                   https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/home (https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/home)


I'll definitily check the bracket. Thank you both for your help!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: TNConnieRider on January 11, 2018, 01:42:44 am
I took it out on a 60 degree January day. Rode the dragon to Deals gap chasing a Harley (he chased me on the return trip) and zipped up foothills parkway to Maryville, then home. Sent a good half tank of fuel out the exhaust and roughed up the edges of some new rubber. Then stopped my marina to check on boat and enjoyed a cold one.

Calling it a good day
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on January 12, 2018, 04:50:42 pm
While I didnt directly work on the C10, I did get the heater installed in my garage this week so I can do some service to the connie. I have parts to replace all the coolant hoses, and the thermostat, and then I think I am going to pull the carbs and send them to steve to get supped up.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on January 13, 2018, 08:31:09 pm
While I didnt directly work on the C10, I did get the heater installed in my garage this week so I can do some service to the connie. I have parts to replace all the coolant hoses, and the thermostat, and then I think I am going to pull the carbs and send them to steve to get supped up.

LOL! I have a heater, but it's been so freakin' cold that it would be a waste of propane/money to fire it up. I have a pretty big open loft, no insulation, so any heat in the lower section just heads up and out into space.

Regardless, I did go out and fire the bike up just to keep gas flowing through the jets. It's still up on the lift in a state of disassembly but heading towards getting it back together as the weather, and motivation permits. The carbs are in place, but will need pulled back off so I can get the air box back in. Still have the KLR to ride (did today for some errands), so in no big rush.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Garage-Project/i-nGjS43V/0/bc98aba8/L/garage%2007-17-11%20006-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 13, 2018, 09:38:58 pm
Congrats on the heat.
Congrats on the progress.

How cold is it there?
Houston's expecting 29* tonight.
I know to many of you, that ain't cold.
   But, to me with my Texas blood, that's too cold!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on January 13, 2018, 09:54:16 pm
Its been in the upper 20s all day and expected to stay there for a few more Ive got a small turbo propane heater that just isnt quite keeping up with the ridge vent I put in when I did the garage roof last year But im plugging away at the winter list like eating an elephant one bite at a time
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Thud300 on January 13, 2018, 11:30:59 pm
plugged in the trickle charger and looked at it sitting in a 16F garage.  :(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Giff57 on January 14, 2018, 01:48:04 am
Hard wired battery tender and Red Fuel jump starter inputs. Installed free power mod.  Started and ran for a few minutes. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on January 14, 2018, 01:00:07 pm
18F here right now. Think I'll stay in the house and have another cup of coffee. The beer in the garage fridge is probably slush right now. :-(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on January 14, 2018, 01:21:46 pm
Yesterday was a beautiful day here and I took the C14 for s hort trip, today is supposed to be just as nice. If I can sneak away from the honey do's I will take the C10 out today.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on January 14, 2018, 03:52:32 pm
Yesterday was a beautiful day here and I took the C14 for s hort trip, today is supposed to be just as nice. If I can sneak away from the honey do's I will take the C10 out today.

I plan on taking the C-10 and the Sabre out today. :) The clouds didn't break up yesterday until late afternoon so I need to go riding today.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on January 14, 2018, 05:35:05 pm
Yesterday was a beautiful day here and I took the C14 for s hort trip, today is supposed to be just as nice. If I can sneak away from the honey do's I will take the C10 out today.

I plan on taking the C-10 and the Sabre out today. :) The clouds didn't break up yesterday until late afternoon so I need to go riding today.
As of present, really foggy and Misty here and the honey do list is long. I guess I was really fortunate to ride the c14 yesterday...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Giff57 on January 28, 2018, 12:36:38 am
Pulled, drained, and boxed carbs for the trip to SISF.  Installed Murph's Knee Savers and Bar risers.  Fixed some minor fairing cracks from previous owner.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on January 28, 2018, 03:27:50 am
Bought a new Angel for the new to me 17" front wheel,
and used the $20 off coupon from the Cycle Gear booth at the bike show.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on January 28, 2018, 10:10:34 pm
Removed fairings and carbs, getting them ready to send to SISF for the full spa treatment. Next up pull the air box for filter and inspection, then valves and cooling hoses.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on January 28, 2018, 10:46:08 pm
   You Will like the carb spa treatment that Sisf does for your carbs!!  :) :)   
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on January 29, 2018, 12:21:54 am
Put an acc plug under the seat
Dont know why
Guess I was bored and found the plug in my pile o stuff
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on February 11, 2018, 10:38:37 pm
It has been a busy weekend on the bike. I got my carbs back from Steve and parts from Murph's. ( Both gave excellent service) So I was able to complete the valve adjustment, repair my cracked air-box, install the carbs, drain the coolant and replace the coolant log seals, replace the thermostat. and all the cooling system hoses. I would have been able to start it and leak check except, I found the right forward engine mount bolt broken. I now have more hardware on order and I want to keep the radiator out for access to the engine mount bolts to torque and shim as needed.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on February 12, 2018, 03:40:42 am
Well I've got new rubber on the coolant system in the rear, and new thermostat. Have to do the front end, which will be less fun and more work, but we're about halfway there. Hopefully I'll have some motivation this week to finish the hose and o-ring replacement, because the carbs are due back from steve most likely. Still need to pull out the airbox and do the fix on that because I'm already in there. I think I also need to go ahead and order a new petcock. Already doing all the stuff in a preemptive manner, so why not do the petcock.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on February 12, 2018, 05:05:16 am
  Bought my '94 C10 new and I know I have replaced the petcock at "least" once. Just don't like to wait until things fail at a bad time!!  :'(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on February 12, 2018, 10:59:35 pm
I did the same thing.  A new petcock.  Then I got the OEM rebuild kit, and rebuilt the old one as a spare.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Moped on February 13, 2018, 03:26:07 am
Was given 2000 c-10 has 16000 miles not neen rin in 2 yrs idles great won t take gas.rode all kinds of bikes but never one of these. Just good carb clean and go from there try bring back to life i guess
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on February 13, 2018, 03:37:57 am
  Here is some video resources from our BEST resource. Steve in Sunny Florida!! :great:

                   

 https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/video-resources



            Good place to start and a few others will have some suggestions . :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on February 20, 2018, 02:55:55 am
Wiped some of the dirt off it and checked the tire pressure.  Then went for a 175 mile ride to Petit Jean State Park...beautiful!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on February 20, 2018, 03:57:04 am
Wiped some of the dirt off it and checked the tire pressure.  Then went for a 175 mile ride to Petit Jean State Park...beautiful!

      BASTARD!!!!!!!! :'(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on February 20, 2018, 01:15:28 pm
Wiped some of the dirt off it and checked the tire pressure.  Then went for a 175 mile ride to Petit Jean State Park...beautiful!

      BASTARD!!!!!!!! :'(

Forgot to mention that I swatted a couple of mosquitoes, too... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Dave Scott on February 20, 2018, 04:45:13 pm
cleaned the windshield so I could take a pic of it.   :))
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on February 20, 2018, 10:44:50 pm
cleaned the windshield so I could take a pic of it.   :))

Sport Rider...really?  Two wheel addict?  Better count those wheels again... :nananana:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Thud300 on February 21, 2018, 12:27:38 am
Looked at it lovingly as I hooked up the battery tender once again  :(

This winter's been ugly. Last two days, temps in the 60's but constant hard rain... now, there's ice in the forecast  ::)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on February 21, 2018, 02:42:42 am
Temps in the 70's.  Rode to Owensboro, KY to get something from home depot.  Quite windy it was. :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on February 21, 2018, 01:00:22 pm
Over the weekend I got the remainder of the coolant system rubber replaced. PITA that is.... Carbs came in, but I was also waiting for a new petcock from murph. I gotta figure where I can dump the gas but I'm going to shake and rinse the tank as a preventative measure that's widely suggested here. Hoping to get that wrapped up by next weekend.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on February 26, 2018, 12:49:54 pm
Got a bug up my butt yesterday to finish maintenance that I've been working on. Got the airbox 'fix' done, and spray painted, got the airbox and carbs reinstalled, filled up the coolant system with water (for testing purposes) and she started. I have a water leak though, I think the rear coolant log...which is annoying. I had pulled the rear log last week because I felt that there was some grit on the oring when I reinstalled it. I pulled it, cleaned it, and reinstalled.....thinking that I hadn't started the motor yet, I thought for sure it would be fine and not leak. I was wrong. Sooooo, out come the carbs again. Thankfully I think they come out far enough where I don't have remove the cables, which is good. Because that is maddening getting them reconnected.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Pbfoot on February 26, 2018, 02:17:37 pm
Use vegetable oil to lubricate the log seals.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ManWorkingHere on February 26, 2018, 06:34:48 pm
Rode it to Work!

After waiting through months of Snow and Rain, and a very Windy Sunday, the streets have shed most of their salty skin.

Temperature at Takeoff - 29 degrees F


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on February 27, 2018, 12:08:01 am
Got my J box back from Larry Buck and got it in
Waiting on the trunk  It should be here tomorrow or Wednesday
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Wingedspirit on February 27, 2018, 01:04:41 am
Bought Connie a big sister '09 C14.   :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Giff57 on February 27, 2018, 06:34:32 pm
Fine tuned the 2 minute jet kit.  If you are on the fence about sending your carbs for a Florida spa treatment, do it, it is amazing!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Radar on February 28, 2018, 02:38:17 am
HYDROLOCKED IT
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on February 28, 2018, 01:34:32 pm
So after my second pull of the coolant logs, it was leaking AGAIN! GRRRRRR. So I removed the bolts on the log while leaving the carbs in, removed, and circled the right side ring with a pick to make sure it wasnt binding up again on something, and reinstalled. Lo and behold, no more leak. No way to explain that away, but I put her back together and took her for a dinner ride last night.

No extra parts either!!

I did fix all the tip over bar mounts, but did not reinstall them. I going to strip off the plastidip and repray with bedliner or something. I'll ride it for a little bit then do the annual oil change. Now having the spin on oil filter kit, I may actually cut down the belly ban so I can do oil changes without removing it. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Radar on March 01, 2018, 03:51:28 am
Removed tank, removed coils, removed carbs.

Preparing to check for fubared connecting rods from my hydrolock
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on March 01, 2018, 04:47:35 am
  Got up to 54 degrees today. Went out to the garage and gave it a hug. Made me feel good. :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on March 01, 2018, 11:32:02 am
So after my second pull of the coolant logs, it was leaking AGAIN! GRRRRRR. So I removed the bolts on the log while leaving the carbs in, removed, and circled the right side ring with a pick to make sure it wasnt binding up again on something, and reinstalled. Lo and behold, no more leak. No way to explain that away, but I put her back together and took her for a dinner ride last night.


My daddy would've said you weren't "holding your mouth right" the first time.  ;D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on March 01, 2018, 01:08:12 pm
I rode it!

Temps weren't great, but the rain has held off for several days and the mushy yard has dried out a little. Key word - little. Still wanted to sink and slog along, but made it out to the street, and back without dropping it.

Calling for more rain, on and off, for the rest of the week. if any bike leaves the garage, it'll be the KLR.

From 2 weeks ago:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-nMLKGgZ/0/10e7d863/L/mush1-L.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-zcLTFqW/0/61fd01cb/L/mush2-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 01, 2018, 01:09:13 pm
Removed tank, removed coils, removed carbs.

Preparing to check for fubared connecting rods from my hydrolock

Were you prepping to do a carb job? you dont need to pull the carbs just to check for a bent rod.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: RoyG on March 03, 2018, 06:36:59 am
Went for a ride. Feels great to be back in the wind after a long winter.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on March 03, 2018, 12:06:20 pm
I got my broken motor mount replaced. I had to add a 0.050" washer to the left side after I installed the right side. Installed the radiator and filled with water. Yes it leaked. I had cut a seal on the front log during installation. The radiator came back out and I was able to put the extra o-ring from Murphs' kit in (Thanks Murph for including an extra one). Back together taking greater care to make sure the o-rings got seated in the head. Water, fuel, choke, key on and push the starter button. Fired right up. I used a syringe to feed the fuel and kept refilling until I got it up to temp and the fan cycled a couple of times. No leak this time. I still need to drain the water and add anti-freeze and put on the tupperware.

Thanks to SISF (carb work) and Murphs' Kits (C10 Parts and more)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 05, 2018, 12:04:24 am
I got my broken motor mount replaced. I had to add a 0.050" washer to the left side after I installed the right side. Installed the radiator and filled with water. Yes it leaked. I had cut a seal on the front log during installation. The radiator came back out and I was able to put the extra o-ring from Murphs' kit in (Thanks Murph for including an extra one). Back together taking greater care to make sure the o-rings got seated in the head. Water, fuel, choke, key on and push the starter button. Fired right up. I used a syringe to feed the fuel and kept refilling until I got it up to temp and the fan cycled a couple of times. No leak this time. I still need to drain the water and add anti-freeze and put on the tupperware.

Thanks to SISF (carb work) and Murphs' Kits (C10 Parts and more)

Huzzah! We both finished at about the same time, and encountered similar problems haha.

I took mine out today for a breakfast ride, trying to run it as low on gas as I could. Had some older (though filtered and treated) gas that I wanted to run out. I had washed the tank, and run heet through it to dry out  the water, but I wanted all the badness gone. New petcock, and newly serviced carbs demand good fuel. Filled up with 93 octane and then we'll be back to status quo on regular gas after this tank empties later this week.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on March 05, 2018, 12:35:44 pm
Derick, I had to share that you were not the only one to have leaks the first attempt.
Yesterday I got the tank petcock rebuilt, fuel level sensor resistor, and the tank reinstalled. I checked the fuel guage indications when the run position is out now that I have the resistor in the system. Replaced the leaking seal on the balancer shaft and adjusted the balancer. Removed the front wheel and checked the bearings and installed a new Avon St tire. The rear will have to wait until next weekend. Then fine tune the 2 min jet kit. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 05, 2018, 01:06:56 pm
My concern is that I have a fuel leak out of the overflow tube. Checked with steve, he said he leak checks them before he sends them out, which I believe.....but I also have a brand new petcock on there... :\
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on March 05, 2018, 11:10:24 pm
  Rode my C10 for the first time since carb rebuild, valve adjustment, WP seal replacement, new coolant hoses, thermostat, rear coolant log orings and airbox repair. No leaks. It ran the best it has since last May, when I first purchased it.
  I also added the resistor to the fuel gauge and did the free power mod.
  This weekend I'll be bleeding the clutch and synching the carbs. Then test ride one more time and check for leaks and snug up all hose clamps before putting the rest of the plastic back on.
  Thank you Steve for your work on carbs and your videos and thank you Wizard for the resistor.

 Ride safe
  Rideez
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Neonsnow on July 13, 2018, 12:00:19 pm
bringing back an old one......last night I replace the pads, well sorry metal plate with a sliver of pad left on it...Monday I'm pulling the front end apart to adjust steering head bearing and while I'm there replace fork oil.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on July 13, 2018, 01:58:37 pm
On Wednesday I rode the Concours over the North Cascades Hwy.(Hwy 20) to Winthrop for lunch at Carlos 1800 Cantina. It is 156 miles one way from my house. I went with my brother on his C-14. The weather was perfect, the traffic was light both ways with only a few Hardley's to pass. My chicken strips on the front tire are down to about 3/16" after the ride. :) My brother said my bags were almost dragging on some of the tight corners. I just love having one of the best riding roads in the country right in my back yard. :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GW on July 13, 2018, 04:53:20 pm
 
  Removed most of fairing to check valve clearance. Removed valve cover only to find spalled intake lobes on  #2 and #4 cylinders.  :'( Crap!  Pondering next step.  Hope tomorrow is a better day.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on July 13, 2018, 07:21:43 pm

  Removed most of fairing to check valve clearance. Removed valve cover only to find spalled intake lobes on  #2 and #4 cylinders.  :'( Crap!  Pondering next step.  Hope tomorrow is a better day.

A cam and follower change is easy from where you are now. I did mine for the same reason last year. I got torque cams and a used follower from Steve and now the bike runs the mountains really well. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GW on July 13, 2018, 11:22:13 pm

  Removed most of fairing to check valve clearance. Removed valve cover only to find spalled intake lobes on  #2 and #4 cylinders.  :'( Crap!  Pondering next step.  Hope tomorrow is a better day.

A cam and follower change is easy from where you are now. I did mine for the same reason last year. I got torque cams and a used follower from Steve and now the bike runs the mountains really well. :)


    Thanks for that, I need a bit of cheering up today.  I looked at Steve's torque cams which are a great idea, but they just aren't in the budget right now.  It may just have to set awhile until funding improves a bit. Has anyone priced a stock intake cam lately? ( I'm afraid to check!) :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on July 14, 2018, 08:40:36 am
Send a message to the wizard.  Bet he has some good used ones.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on July 14, 2018, 11:44:48 am
GW I have lived with pitted cams, slightly pitted is not abnormal. Known problem on these bikes. Mine doesn’t go all the way across the width of the cam so the follower doesn’t get interrupted by the pits.
Post a picture of them.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GW on July 15, 2018, 12:42:18 pm

     Per request. Not great photos, I took about 20 to get 3-4 decent shots. What concerns me most is the pitting/spalling depth and the fact that it extends to the edge of the cam surface.  Your thoughts appreciated!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on July 15, 2018, 05:26:12 pm
After changing the oil in the wifes Tahoe I pulled the C-10 out of the barn in to the driveway next to the C-14 to wash them both. Stood back and looked at it and decided I would take it and fuel it after it's bath and maybe ride it to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on July 15, 2018, 06:13:51 pm
I am trying to decide which bike to ride to the Skagit car show, the Concours or the Sabre.  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on July 15, 2018, 06:18:10 pm
I am trying to decide which bike to ride to the Skagit car show, the Concours or the Sabre.  :motonoises:
Looking for heavily biased answers?? 


I'll sayyyyy take the Connie.   ;D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on July 15, 2018, 06:27:07 pm
I am trying to decide which bike to ride to the Skagit car show, the Concours or the Sabre.  :motonoises:
Looking for heavily biased answers?? 


I'll sayyyyy take the Connie.   ;D

Speaking of heavy, I think I will take the Sabre. It is 100+ pounds lighter, has fairing and bags and is easier in the parking lots.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on July 16, 2018, 05:04:17 am
That is normal pitting. I would be concerned about the fact that width of those two spots in the middle if that purple colored areas above them is also pitting are close to taking the full width of the lobe.
I think you should start a new topic so you could get more advice on this subject.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on July 16, 2018, 02:49:01 pm
I took a good side view picture of my 87 with the trimmed side fairings.  I had to crop the photo to get it under 350MB with good details.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GW on July 16, 2018, 02:51:46 pm

That is normal pitting. I would be concerned about the fact that width of those two spots in the middle if that purple colored areas above them is also pitting are close to taking the full width of the lobe.
I think you should start a new topic so you could get more advice on this subject.

    Thanks Bob.  I originally thought only 2 of the lobes had pitting but after rotating the cams, all 4 have it, #1 being even worse!(see pic) I'm going to leave it alone for now until I can fix it right. May end up with Steve's high torque set, but not right now. Hey, at least my photos are getting better! ;) Thanks again for your input on this.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on July 16, 2018, 03:06:50 pm
Yes that one looks worse. I don’t like the galling in the direction of the follower near the pitting, your follower maybe compromised.
I think it would be worth your while to start a new separate post/topic and include the photos. I believe you would get more views and responses from more knowledgeable people.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on July 16, 2018, 09:52:15 pm
Back in March I bought a blue upper fairing on ebay.  It had one clean break at the turn signal.  I had it repaired and painted at Dauby's body shop in Tell City!  Shout out to Grant Dauby for making sure it was all done properly!  Finally got it on the lift and mounted my new beautiful upper fairing and all the other bodywork, including some newly acquired heat shields.   :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Harry Martin on July 16, 2018, 11:30:15 pm
Put both my C-10s up for sale.
Let's face it, I can't ride 3 Connies at the same time, now can I? :(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on January 27, 2019, 01:10:22 pm
Replaced the brake and clutch levers.  The pivot screw and master cylinder bushing were worn so those got replaced.  Applied a fresh coating of grease on all the wear points.  No more floppy clutch lever!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on January 27, 2019, 03:53:19 pm
Yesterday I fitted my home made LED tail/brake light 'bulb'. Then ordered some LEDs to replace my high-level (trunk) brake lights from Fleabay and ordered tip over bars, a screw set, and some Speed-bleeders from Murphskits. Today fitted the rebuilt rear brake system with a new bracket, lever and a good used caliper. Soon I won't have anything else left to do and will have to start prepping for the respray. :-(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 27, 2019, 04:02:52 pm
If you want, we'll be happy to think of more Farkles for you to add to the bike?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on January 27, 2019, 11:29:26 pm
Go on then Ted, I dare ya to come up with something useful to modify the C10 that ain't been done already! <LOL>
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 29, 2019, 01:00:29 am
Boomer, as you know, I've been tinkering on the old bike lately.
    {mostly because I was bored and just wanted something to tinker on}..  >:D
     Here's the recap.

On my C-10, I ; replaced the rear shock with a C-14 shock and lowering rocker,
                        removed 4" from the front springs to stiffen the front suspension,
                       Found and installed inexpensive cartridge emulators that cost 1/3 the cost of a gold valve,
                        replaced the 150/80-16 belted rear tire with a 180/60-16 radial tire,
                        replaced the 120/70-18 front tire with a 110/80-18 radial.
                        cut the windshield and built an adjustable deflector {similar to MRA Vario design}
                         LED head and tail light bulbs.

The only things I did {that may not have been done by someone else} was; the 180 rear tire, inexpensive emulators, MRA style deflector.

Ride safe, Ted
 
 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on January 29, 2019, 03:28:30 am
  NOTHING!!!!!    It's 10 degrees and my C10 is on the centerstand with the battery charger plugged in!!!  Full tank of fuel and TCW3 for the winter!! Just waiting for some spring weather!  :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: donaldj on January 29, 2019, 05:27:19 pm
Installed ZZr 1200 calipers w/SS lines.
Had my carbs totally Shoodabened.
New carb boots and springs.
In the process of:
New fork springs and emulators installation.
Bergman spin on oil filter. (Should have kept the one off of my other Connie) Of course new Amsoil.
Headlight and headlight harness upgrade.
Valve adjustment.
Running lights.
Radiator flush and new coolant.
Have a rear ZZR1200 shock to maybe install, last on list right now. ::)
Replaced the Summer air in my tires with Winter air.
Other odds and ends. :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Captsparrow on January 29, 2019, 11:08:55 pm
G'Day Guys, sort of feel sorry for those bikes and riders in the shed for those extensive period of times. Down here we can ride pretty much all year round.....thousands of kms to do, places to go.......hope your Spring comes around soon. Ride safe and keep those mods coming.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Thud300 on January 30, 2019, 01:17:44 am
 :??: Plugged in the trickle charger and stared outside at the frozen tundra.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on January 31, 2019, 03:48:55 am
I rebuilt the rear brake caliper, installed the new line, refilled and bled. I also took apart the front master cylinder and cleaned it out along with the right front caliper. I got the master back together so tomorrow I will pull the left caliper, rebuild both of them and reassemble with the new two line system. The front brake was starting to get squishy feeling at the lever so it was time to install all of the new parts I had been collecting. I rebuilt the clutch system with a new line last year so now I need a new speedometer cable and need to install the straight rear subframe, the stock one is twisted a little bit.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on January 31, 2019, 10:09:05 am
:??: Plugged in the trickle charger and stared outside at the frozen tundra.


Me too!  This is getting ridiculous.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 31, 2019, 01:48:56 pm
Hope you guys up north are safe in all this cold..
To us southerners, it sounds like it's gone from uncomfortable to a bit dangerous..
Stay warm..

Boomer asked for things to tinker on, and then nothing.
Do ya'll think we overwhelmed him with suggestion's?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on January 31, 2019, 05:46:27 pm
Hope you guys up north are safe in all this cold..
To us southerners, it sounds like it's gone from uncomfortable to a bit dangerous..
Stay warm..

Boomer asked for things to tinker on, and then nothing.
Do ya'll think we overwhelmed him?

Ride safe, Ted

I started test fitting and measuring out Connie's new spot in the upcoming
Garage 2.0 upgrade.  Should be nice when it's all done.

Let's review that whole global warming thing....   ;) 

High of 60*F in Florida?  I've got neighbors ordering snow blowers!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on February 02, 2019, 10:43:08 pm
I might have broke my C10.  Details in another thread.
Meanwhile, and I'm not saying I have a valid theory about Global Warming, I think our earth can be proportioned to a beer can where New York City is on the edge between the side and the top.  The top & bottom can be frozen over while the sides are red hot.  At least, it could happen if there weren't any beer inside.  So the solution is to convert fracking rigs into beer injection sites.  QA inspectors needed  :beerchug:
So, what I did in a positive way was start it, ran it, warmed it up & charged the battery some, then the little problem, and I bought a nice compression tester to check it out next opportunity.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on February 03, 2019, 01:03:54 am
 I took the the cover off and sat on it and envisioned me riding down to Arkansas to attend the Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous.
 ;D  :D :))
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on February 03, 2019, 02:31:31 am
Finished removing the 4 into 1 and installed the stock exhaust...coolant is cooling down now...it’s going to be mid-60s tomorrow...might be riding...but, there’s all this plastic... :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on February 03, 2019, 11:01:34 am
Since we had the start of a short heatwave yesterday, I took the C10 out for a short spin.  Tested out my new to me aerostich roadcrafter one piece suit.  I like it!   :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on February 03, 2019, 07:39:14 pm
Rode it again!   :motonoises: :motonoises:67 Degrees today.  You never know what you're gonna get around here as far as weather is concerned!  Took the "Real Bud's" 87 out to Derby for a fill up of some "real gas".  $3.35 a gallon today.  It's a beautiful day in southern Indiana!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 03, 2019, 10:35:58 pm
Rode it again!   :motonoises: :motonoises:67 Degrees today.  You never know what you're gonna get around here as far as weather is concerned!  Took the "Real Bud's" 87 out to Derby for a fill up of some "real gas".  $3.35 a gallon today.  It's a beautiful day in southern Indiana!

I'm paying $2.99 for "real gas" locally.. well worth it tho...
 :great: :great: :great: :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on February 04, 2019, 01:11:21 am
After my morning run with the C13 I got the C10 out for a short ride and filled it up for commuting this week
72 this afternoon and decent weather predicted thru the week
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: The Doctor on February 04, 2019, 03:12:52 am
Changed the front and rear wheel bearings Friday. Sat at home in the rain Saturday, pouting. And finally took her out today to some twisties now that the weather clear up. Smoooooooth. My first time actually taking the ol' gal into Red Rock (the twisties in my backyard that I'm familiar enough to genuinely play with). She's a lot lighter on her feet than I expected  ;D

(http://gdurl.com/YTuJ)

(http://gdurl.com/wYNp)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on February 04, 2019, 04:13:23 pm
That's a clean looking machine, and the scenery ain't bad either...
What were the temps in that part of the world?
As you get more used to the Connie, she'll even feel better on the road.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: The Doctor on February 04, 2019, 07:52:09 pm
That's a clean looking machine, and the scenery ain't bad either...
What were the temps in that part of the world?
As you get more used to the Connie, she'll even feel better on the road.

Ride safe, Ted

It was about 60 degrees F or so. It's the rainy season in Vegas, so we get sprinkles once a week or so.

The paint need some work. It's just old and weather beaten, so that's on my (increasingly shrinking) list of things to do. Along with suspension, new windscreen, and a new seat.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on February 04, 2019, 09:46:16 pm
Boomer asked for things to tinker on, and then nothing.
Do ya'll think we overwhelmed him with suggestion's?
Already have a ZZR1200 shock, have cartridge emulators to fit soon, LEDs everywhere, Rifle, Russell, heated grips, Delkevic, full tank bra, braided hoses and Nissin front calipers. What I was looking for was a farkle or idea I've not heard of before. :D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on February 05, 2019, 12:26:58 am
Ran it for a while in the garage to warm up the coolant...and, make sure the leak is coming from the washer under the water pipe drain bolt...sheesh...the only part I didn't replace... :-[
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on February 06, 2019, 12:30:28 pm
Yesterday was a beautiful day in Tidewater VA. Started it up and let it warm up just to have my son say hey dad your leaking something. Back on the center stand and off comes the plastic. I am getting good at that. I found a leak at the front cooling log. I replaced the seals last spring and thought I would be good for many years.  >:(

Last year was a bad year for maintenance. I made several mistakes doing basic maintenance and it limited my riding last year. A fuel tank rubber slipped out of place, I didn't notice it until the tank rattled during a ride.
 I didn't reinstall the cup washers on my valve cover seals. The old ones were stuck to the old seals and I thought that the seals were just old and hard. That one took 2000 miles to show up. Oil filled a spark plug well then leaked onto the cover and off the side. The brake peddle got slippery. 2nd set of gaskets and it still leaked. My service manual says to install the gasket, cover, and bolts. You have to go back to the removal to have it tell you to remove the bolts and washers. New washers = no leaks.
I rebuilt the petcock with Kaw parts. When I went to take the tank off for the valve cover redo the petcock was stuck open. Fuel everywhere. Drained the tank and installed a new petcock. Now that the old one is out it appears to be working correctly.
The forks leaked on the first ride last year. I managed to break the throttle cable adjuster when I removed the bars to do the forks. Of course I didn't notice it until everything was back together again.

Disappointed in myself I am usually better than this. I guess I was just rushing too much and had too many things working at the same time.  :-[
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on February 06, 2019, 03:23:24 pm
Good luck getting all ship shape!

Find as an avid (perhaps rabid) DIYer, I learn sometimes from my first try and do better next time. Then on it is a piece of cake!

Unless old age mindlessness, feeble eyes or slippery fingers assist me in doing it thrice!

Keep up the good work.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on February 06, 2019, 08:32:18 pm
Good luck getting all ship shape!

Find as an avid (perhaps rabid) DIYer, I learn sometimes from my first try and do better next time. Then on it is a piece of cake!

Unless old age mindlessness, feeble eyes or slippery fingers assist me in doing it thrice!

Keep up the good work.
If it ain't worth doing two or three times, it ain't worth doing it at all!   ;D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 06, 2019, 09:21:25 pm
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) ;) ;) :)) :)) :)) :)) :)) :))

my dad always said.... "practice make perfect... sooner or later..."

I loved that man, he had me working on cars when I was 10... and I never stopped..
he would call people over, and say "look at my son, fixing your car... I taught him everything he knows.." and he felt good about it...

He topped working on cars when they stopped putting mechanical ignition points in the distributors, and called me to "come help me fix this.."

I practiced a lot in my life... still ain't got it "all" perfect, but getting closer...

 :great: :great: :great: :great: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :great: :great: :great:

keep up the good work.   :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Thud300 on February 06, 2019, 11:22:43 pm
There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to do it over  :-[  BTDT.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on February 07, 2019, 01:34:24 am
Nothing..... damned ankle.   :(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on February 07, 2019, 05:31:38 am
I finished going through the brakes on my C-10 and started working on my 74' Honda CB550 Four build. ;D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on February 07, 2019, 03:04:10 pm
I ordered my Avon am26 roadrider's.  It will be the first time with the 110/80 on the front, I'm anxious to see if I notice the difference.  :-\  It'll probably be awhile until I find out though,  snowy and subzero windchills here today! >:(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Jim Snyder on February 07, 2019, 07:02:39 pm
I ordered my Avon am26 roadrider's.  It will be the first time with the 110/80 on the front, I'm anxious to see if I notice the difference.  :-\  It'll probably be awhile until I find out though,  snowy and subzero windchills here today! >:(
You will love the AM-26's.  I ran them on my C-10 for several years. Great handling and good solid ride.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on February 07, 2019, 07:49:29 pm
I ordered my Avon am26 roadrider's.  It will be the first time with the 110/80 on the front, I'm anxious to see if I notice the difference.  :-\  It'll probably be awhile until I find out though,  snowy and subzero windchills here today! >:(
You will love the AM-26's.  I ran them on my C-10 for several years. Great handling and good solid ride.

And I'll be able to give you a "live" review at the Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6, only 12 weeks away! ;D :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Jim Snyder on February 07, 2019, 08:26:18 pm
I ordered my Avon am26 roadrider's.  It will be the first time with the 110/80 on the front, I'm anxious to see if I notice the difference.  :-\  It'll probably be awhile until I find out though,  snowy and subzero windchills here today! >:(
You will love the AM-26's.  I ran them on my C-10 for several years. Great handling and good solid ride.

And I'll be able to give you a "live" review at the Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6, only 12 weeks away! ;D :motonoises:
Good deal, will see you there. Getting antsy already. Got some surgery the first week of March but gotta be healed up by HMR #6.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on February 08, 2019, 12:30:27 am
Just turned 60,000 miles on my 2000 Kawasaki Concours.
Bought in May 2007 with 35,000 miles when we lived in Maine.
Now almost 12 years later, running strong and still a great bike. Much more of a riding season here in Western North Carolina so the miles should move along at a quicker pace😎
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on February 20, 2019, 01:30:59 am
Well we're suppose to get another 10-20 inches of snow in Minneapolis between now and Saturday. No riding in the near future though for comparison sake in 2017 I rode on the 15th of February. No better time than now to do a few things plus I'm just damn bored. Changed the rear shock oil with some Bel-Ray HVI 10w. Also added a diy relay switched accessory fuse panel. The fuse panel distributes power to my headlight and driving lights via their own relay controls. Used a spdt & spst for the headlight switching function and a spst for the driving lights. Got the relays for $11 and the fuse panel for $8. Probably overkill but just needed to spend some time in the garage.

Here a couple of pictures:

Accessory fuse block install on fender below igniter
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/Concours%20Stuff/th_IMG_2234.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/Concours%20Stuff/IMG_2234.jpg.html)

J-box pin 8 trigger for fuse block
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/Concours%20Stuff/th_IMG_2236.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/Concours%20Stuff/IMG_2236.jpg.html)

Relay for fuse block installed behind battery box
(http://i981.photobucket.com/albums/ae296/mnbikeguy/Concours%20Stuff/th_IMG_22371.jpg) (http://s981.photobucket.com/user/mnbikeguy/media/Concours%20Stuff/IMG_22371.jpg.html)

Fused supply to accessory fuse block via relay
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Existing driving lights relay now connected to fuse block rather than directly to battery
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Headlight relay mounted to interior of fairing with Scotch all-weather fastners. Used ceramic headlight socket.
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Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: The Doctor on February 20, 2019, 09:04:54 pm
Installed the helmet lock bars from Buck Sport Touring!  :) Shiniest part on the bike by far
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: DangerousDan on February 21, 2019, 02:07:15 am
My Crysis (92-3 C10) just clicked her auto cam tension-er yesterday, and OMG she sounds good now. I gave her some love trimming away a few mm of hardening foam I recently used to repair a right side broken mirror ball joint.  Then filed a bit of aluminum off a nasty , amateur aluminum foot peg weld job done by yours truly.  Then,  inspecting a black plastic ribbon I had glued on the top right corner of my faring / blinker mount,  became very happy to see it held nicely .  I'm beginning to actually like the hand crafted fixes to Crysis  instigated by her throwing herself on the ground when I was in the house. I'm starting to reconsider actually replacing the foot peg mount since the weld is so,,, "custom", it adds character, contains memories, besides,, chicks dig scars  :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on March 10, 2019, 08:32:37 pm
Got it all back together after several runs up to the fan cycling to check for coolant leaks. Off to the hardware store for the first ride of the year. 5 miles away but it took 50 mile to do the round trip. Ended by getting stuck in the back yard to put it away in the storage shed. It took both my wife and son to get it moving. Yea we have had a lot of rain.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on March 10, 2019, 08:37:52 pm
My Crysis (92-3 C10) just clicked her auto cam tension-er yesterday, and OMG she sounds good now. I gave her some love trimming away a few mm of hardening foam I recently used to repair a right side broken mirror ball joint.  Then filed a bit of aluminum off a nasty , amateur aluminum foot peg weld job done by yours truly.  Then,  inspecting a black plastic ribbon I had glued on the top right corner of my faring / blinker mount,  became very happy to see it held nicely .  I'm beginning to actually like the hand crafted fixes to Crysis  instigated by her throwing herself on the ground when I was in the house. I'm starting to reconsider actually replacing the foot peg mount since the weld is so,,, "custom", it adds character, contains memories, besides,, chicks dig scars  :great:

Dan, grind the pegs {so that they can fold up all the way}.
  That step helps prevent future breaks if the bike falls over.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on March 17, 2019, 07:25:44 am
It was a nice day so I tried a valve adjustment, hydrolock test, and spark plug change.
I finished after midnight so it counts as today :)
All my valves had less than .13mm clearance before & I believe they are at spec now.
My cams look new, pic attached.  Do you see wear on the tip of the lobe, or is that a shadow?
The hydrolock test was done with an HF depth gauge scribed to 1/64".
It has maybe a 1/128" radius on the base so it's not totally precise, but it worked.
I measured each piston twice and got 2 different depths every time.
Lowest low to the highest high was under .024".
Cylinders 1 & 3 were the highest, in 2 tests each called the other one off by 1/128".
Cylinder 2 was slightly less than .024" lower than the high value for 1 & 3, using the 'worst' numbers (so the check test says it's better).
My math on the combustion chamber volume is coming out different than it did in the thread about Ice Man's parts bike so I'll leave it for another day.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cal on March 17, 2019, 02:27:17 pm
 Just came in from dusting and polishing Connie. Going for a ride today with our nice weather. 16 years ago today I bought this bike. Connie has been the longest bike I've owned and the second longest vehicle I've owned. (GMC 22 years) This bike has been trouble free except for two headlamp bulbs. I never include things like brake pads, tires, batteries, air filter, plugs, etc, as I consider these consumables. Lower back willing, I'm hoping for another 16! Lot of fun on the cheap! 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on March 24, 2019, 12:14:50 am
Put the fuel tank back on to warm up the oil to drain.
Drained oil and pulled oil cooler as process to remove exhaust header.
Mufflers, radiator and carbs tomorrow. Sure love daylight savings.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on March 24, 2019, 12:34:07 am
First ride today after a LONG winter and first ride with some new farkles and maintenance. For the farkles I installed the Madstad windshield system and a LED headlight. Madstad definitely reduces buffeting and the LED really improved lighting. In terms of maintenance I had changed the read shock fluid and must say it made a significant difference in the general suppleness of the rear suspension. Much more controlled and smooth. Here's to another great riding season!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on March 24, 2019, 09:12:42 pm
Was able to tackle removing the radiator, fluid looked nice but installing new anyhow.
Mufflers and one side of the headers came off. Corrosion at mid pipe was worse than I thought.
Have the right side bolt in the rear soaking with PB Blaster. Great stuff.
Upon installation of oil cooler and radiator, I’m going to remove OEM grilles and use some neat stainless grid I was able to rescue  from the renovation of our behavioral health wing.  :-\
Pulled carbs to disassemble and place in my ultrasonic cleaner while the bowls
go to SISF for overflow tubes.
Replacement headers should arrive by end of week from Jet Hot with ceramic
coatings. Pics will follow on those.
Good weekend all the way around
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: mnbikeguy on March 31, 2019, 10:23:39 pm
After 6,232 miles the rear Sport Demon was down to the wear bars. Maybe a few more miles left but saw a good deal on the Avon AM26 for $138.29 to my door. Got it mounted and balanced and went for a short spin to scuff it in. Temp was 38 and the roads are still pretty coated with sand. It seemed to have decent enough grip and handling was very predictable. Time will tell on mileage and am looking forward to first rain to see how it does in the wet.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on April 01, 2019, 02:22:50 am
100 plus miles to dinner and back on the '99 yesterday, and picked up a '05 from Millerized today. Man is it well equipped and the extras he through in sealed the deal. He even met me half way and waited for me to get through traffic to meet him. He is one of those people that you stay for.  :great: :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on April 01, 2019, 10:10:50 am
Went for a final ride on my well worn PR4GT front tire Saturday in 60 degree weather.
Pulled front rim off yesterday and cleaned it up for a new tire install this week. Pondering wether or not to repaint the ZX11 front rim.
The 3 spokes, hub and ring around air valve are flat black and hide brake dust well. The outer parts of the rim are silver and starting to show their age.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on April 03, 2019, 11:12:47 am
Took it for a short run yesterday to pick up some H151 hose from a local NAPA. It'll hit the lift in the next day or so for a bunch of stuff (coolant, hoses, fluid change, swing arm bearing lube, etc.). have to fab a special R90 R60/2 tool for a local BMW mech, first, then it's on to MY stuff.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 03, 2019, 11:58:36 pm
Rode it 140 miles.  Mozart St to Boyd Rd. to Gerald Rd. to highway 70 to Derby, IN to Indiana 66 to Indiana 62 to Corydon, Indiana to Indiana 135 to Brandenburg, Kentucky to Kentucky 144 to Kentucky 60 to Indiana 237 back to Mozart St and back home.  Twas a good day.  Sunny and about 60 with very little wind.  Was singing along to my favorite tunes in my helmet.  Connie performed flawlessly! :beerchug:  Life is good! :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on April 07, 2019, 06:56:07 pm
Took it for a short run yesterday to pick up some H151 hose from a local NAPA. It'll hit the lift in the next day or so for a bunch of stuff (coolant, hoses, fluid change, swing arm bearing lube, etc.). have to fab a special R90 R60/2 tool for a local BMW mech, first, then it's on to MY stuff.

Got the first article done for the fella, it works fine, so by previous arrangement, I made a couple more.

Time to get the C10 up on the lift and get started. Another fella coming in later this week to get a bad ball coupler cut off a trailer and a new one welded in place. Has some other stuff he wants done too, but that shouldn’t hold me up too bad ‘cause he’s in no big hurry.

BMW stuff:
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Where they're used - R60/2 Swing Arm Pivot:
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Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 09, 2019, 01:17:50 pm
I took a piece of my cropped-off fairing to the local auto parts store to look for cheap paint that matches my 1987.
The old paint is from a $900 paint job that did everything except the side covers and the tail, so the whole front, sides, belly and gas tank were done professionally and match the old paint as far as I can tell.
So I found Duplicolor BFM0225 which says it's a replacement for DSFM225.
I sprayed a quick coat horizontally across the middle of the scoop.
These are the results, dry, no clear coat or wax or anything.
If my bike doesn't sell as-is I'll put this on my red, gold, & black fairing bits to make Connie look like new.
Then I'll have to jack up the bike-only price and the cycle will go on...
Anyway these picures are not before & after, they are both after but at different angles to the sunlight & camera.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on April 24, 2019, 02:20:56 pm
FINALLY, looks like a real M/C again. Got most of the maint. items done with the exception of pulling the swingarm and lubing all the suspension points. Decided to wait until it gets closer to National time when I pull the wheel to stick on the new SR734.

Anyway, we're good for awhile.   :motonoises:

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(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Connie-Maint-for-2019-Riding-Season/i-Wdx7NHg/0/aef7b808/L/IMG_4825-L.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: RenMannV on April 25, 2019, 01:40:49 am
Put both of them up for sale (see post in C-10 classifieds).   :'(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: The Doctor on May 05, 2019, 10:50:28 pm
Last night rebuilt the front left caliper (the front left rotor was hot hot hot even when I didn't touch the brake), and then today went through the rear to make sure the seals weren't binding. Running real smooth on all the rotors now and good to go! That's the last (for the moment) of major problems, now it's just a matter of comfort upgrades (seat, windshield, suspension etc)  :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on May 06, 2019, 02:15:24 am
Rode it! 685 miles  :motonoises: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on June 26, 2019, 03:44:10 am
Rode it! 685 miles  :motonoises: :motonoises:
I'm jealous!   :))
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: KonKours on June 26, 2019, 08:33:14 pm
Front-end tune-up: Sonic 1.1kg springs, RT gold valve emulators (blue spring, 2 turns), All-Balls fork bushings and seals, Bel-Ray 20WT fork oil, OEM steering heed bearings and seals.

All together these made a HUGE difference in ride and handling!

BTW - OTC 4796 Steering Neck Bearing Race Remover tool is the only way to go when replacing C-10 steering head races. Also made bearing race installer from HD 2' threaded rod and HF race drivers. The right tools make the job super easy.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on July 01, 2019, 12:57:08 am
Its been a few weeks but I picked up a packing staple in the back tire >:( 275 miles later picked up a nail in the new tire >:( Put the stock rim back on
So far so good
Will go back to a 17 when I finish wearing out this one
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on July 01, 2019, 03:00:08 am
Rain day catch up on some C10 maintenance.....took 180 grit to my rear brake rotor. Have been having a rusting problem between rides. Took it down by hand in short order then went back over rotor again. No rust left on sand paper. Just clean metal now. Lets see if it comes back in time. Cleaned with acetone after. Will change pads after this riding season if they last that long.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on July 01, 2019, 03:16:19 am
Also pulled cams from my parts carcass 2000 C10. Exhaust valve dropped on no.1 cylinder. Slowly taking it down and boxing parts for future use on my 1987. Will pull head to inspect damage soon. Pulling exhaust headers next time I have some to spare. Can not wait to see how bad the result  to piston, rod, and head. Yeah real curious.

Had a 4 degree exhaust sprocket in there to boot! My goal is to keep the 87 alive for rest of my riding career.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Grant on July 03, 2019, 10:00:28 pm
Sold it :??:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on July 04, 2019, 01:35:02 pm
Last weekend I finished up spraying Otto's repaired fairing and did a pretty poor job of it, but **** it  :)
Also half mounted the front crash bars I got from Murphs and finally mounted and bled the replacement (used) rear brake pedal/bracket/master cyl.
So, what remains is to get a new front tyre (110/80-ZR18 PR3), bug Ted about the cartridge emulators, fit the cartridge emulators, fix a few minor oil leaks (clutch pushrod seal, water pump seal, breather to airbox elbow fitting) and then refit the fairing.
Once all back together, get him tested and taxed and fully road legal, and then ride the snot out of him for a week or 2 to see if any problems.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on July 04, 2019, 01:48:39 pm
   Gave it away!!! :great:  Had not ridden it in 2 yrs and got too old to handle it. Was going to sell it but couldn't let some yokel I didn't know have it!! My son-in law really likes motorcycles and takes good care of his rides. So I GAVE it to him!! :beerchug:  He live a few states from me so I shipped it to him. All it cost him was the shipping. He got a damn nice C10 and I can sleep at night knowing it is in good hands!! :) :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on July 04, 2019, 03:05:46 pm
Last weekend I finished up spraying Otto's repaired fairing and did a pretty poor job of it, but **** it  :)
Also half mounted the front crash bars I got from Murphs and finally mounted and bled the replacement (used) rear brake pedal/bracket/master cyl.
So, what remains is to get a new front tyre (110/80-ZR18 PR3), bug Ted about the cartridge emulators, fit the cartridge emulators, fix a few minor oil leaks (clutch pushrod seal, water pump seal, breather to airbox elbow fitting) and then refit the fairing.
Once all back together, get him tested and taxed and fully road legal, and then ride the snot out of him for a week or 2 to see if any problems.

Great news on Otto!
Would like to see him running again!

 Emulator PM sent.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mo on July 04, 2019, 04:11:52 pm
Although a few months back, 17" wheel conversion and other mods performed by Kent Rightmire aka Air Monger. Man I love this bike.

Mo
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on July 05, 2019, 07:20:02 pm
July 2nd, I pulled the lower fairings off thinking that I should put all the heat shields back in for the summer.  That led to:
July 3rd, I rode 160 mile loop from home to "drain the tank" a bit.  Indiana 145 to Indiana 62 to Corydon.  Indiana 135 to Kentucky 272 to Kentucky 144, ending with Kentucky 60 and Indiana 237, then back home.  Drained the engine oil and final drive oil.  Replaced the oil filter with a wix 24941 and filled with 15w40 rotella.  Filled the final drive with some fresh 80w 90w gear oil.  Drained coolant and flushed with distilled water.  Refilled cooling system with extended life coolant.
July 4th  Flushed front and rear brakes as well as clutch.
July 5th Pulled the front forks.  Dumped out the old fork oil.  Flushed forks with atf.  Replaced stock fork springs with Sonic .95kg springs.  Refilled with maxima 15w fork oil.  54,197 miles on the clock.  If the motivation lasts, I'll sync the carbs with my new twin max and set the sag with the new springs.  Still debating whether or not to put the lower fairings back on or leave them off for the summer. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: GerryG on July 08, 2019, 03:29:26 pm
Replaced the switches on the left handlebar so now my left turn signal works 100% of the time and not just when it feels like it.
Raised the handlebars and now it feels like a new bike. It's like I put power steering on it, much lighter. Should have done this when I bought the bike.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cal on July 12, 2019, 02:26:18 am
Thanks to Murphs my bike will be up and running on Saturday. Ordered parts Monday the 8th, got parts today! That is some darn fast shipping! Heck of a good company to deal with!  :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on July 12, 2019, 12:29:16 pm
Thanks to Murphs my bike will be up and running on Saturday. Ordered parts Monday the 8th, got parts today! That is some darn fast shipping! Heck of a good company to deal with!  :great:

 YUP, Murphs' is one of our best suppliers. Ships FAST!!!! :) :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mcfly on July 16, 2019, 06:47:48 pm
I Sold it....  :( 

New owner was a very nice guy, that loved the bike,
so I'm sure he'll enjoy it!  I wish him the all the best!
It's a great bike that always got me home.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rod on July 16, 2019, 11:27:01 pm
  02 C10 replaced water pump,antifreeze,hoses,and change the oil while in there thanks to MOB for all his help.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on July 17, 2019, 04:44:20 am
Just got back from a 3700 mile trip through the Black Hills, Rockies, Tetons, Big Horn's, Sawtooth and Cascade Mountains in 11 days. :) My 94' C-10 ran awesome. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rastus on July 26, 2019, 05:55:30 am
Didn’t do it today, but in the past I have had to repair plastic side panels on my C10. Stuff called Plastic Bumper Repair works great. It is a plastic epoxy and comes with some mesh reinforcing cloth. Patch it on the inside.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Treadlightly on August 04, 2019, 03:57:20 am
Checked the tire code to see how old they are. Bridgestone Battlax on the front Bridgestone Exedra Max on the rear, made in 2015 with very good tread depth so I'm happy with that. Just bought the bike, 1986 with 7000 Miles. Filled the tank for the first time tonight and went on a nice 50 mile round trip out to the country and back. It rained this morning and was cloudy all day so it never even reached 90 degrees and cooled down quickly when the sun set. Also checked other drivers reaction to running with the brights on, not a single person flashed me so I think I'll run them all the time. The dims don't reach out far enough.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on August 05, 2019, 04:01:53 pm
Ordered new tires yesterday Should be here end of this week/first of next week
Got wheel bearings from Murphs on the way
Rode it around a bit yesterday
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: redwing6 on August 09, 2019, 10:11:06 pm
...well, I didn't beat the wife senseless for backing into my 2002 Connie and breaking the right mirror...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on August 10, 2019, 03:32:40 pm
 :-\ :-\ :-\ >:( >:( >:( :-[ :-[ :-[

Ok, I admit it.. Your a better man than me!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Treadlightly on August 10, 2019, 08:04:00 pm
 :-[ :-[ :-[ Well I went for a 2 hour ride round trip just after sunrise down to Granbury Lake while it was still relatively cool. That's a first, haven't got to ride with the temperature below 90 until today. New owner. No problems except a little hesitation during the last leg of the ride at 60 MPH. My bike came with an inline shutoff valve and for the second time now I forgot to turn it off when I got home. So, for the second time I pulled the tank and pulled each plug to make sure I didn't flood the cylinders. I curl up a sheet of paper real small and drop it into each cylinder . It came back dry so I buttoned everything back up and went for a test ride. No problems. I thought I had the system down and would never forget to shut the valve again but I did. Last time for sure.  :-[ :-[ :-[ 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on August 10, 2019, 08:09:49 pm
Famous last words: Last time for sure. or I'll never forget to turn it off again..

Replace the petcock  IMMEDIATELY!!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on August 10, 2019, 11:39:37 pm
:-[ :-[ :-[ Well I went for a 2 hour ride round trip just after sunrise down to Granbury Lake while it was still relatively cool. That's a first, haven't got to ride with the temperature below 90 until today. New owner. No problems except a little hesitation during the last leg of the ride at 60 MPH. My bike came with an inline shutoff valve and for the second time now I forgot to turn it off when I got home. So, for the second time I pulled the tank and pulled each plug to make sure I didn't flood the cylinders. I curl up a sheet of paper real small and drop it into each cylinder . It came back dry so I buttoned everything back up and went for a test ride. No problems. I thought I had the system down and would never forget to shut the valve again but I did. Last time for sure.  :-[ :-[ :-[
Ok if you say so
Ill just leave this here
https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_94&products_id=140&osCsid=VWLLGeMFa6H7qGM9CNcD1 (https://www.murphskits.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_94&products_id=140&osCsid=VWLLGeMFa6H7qGM9CNcD1)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cal on August 11, 2019, 05:05:59 pm
Yesterday I did the "igniter ground wire mod". I'm probably the last one to do it, but thought I'd pass on my "seat of the pants" observations. Just got back from my favorite 60 mile loop. The engine is much more "linear" as far as twist on smoothness. The engine seems to have smoothed out and quieted up a bit at 3500 rpm's at 65 mph. I knew something had changed as I had to drop the idle back down to 1200 rpm's in the driveway before my ride. After the mod, idle was at 1500 rpm's. I did nothing else to the bike yesterday to explain a 300 rpm gain! I used 12ga. wire from igniter to negative post on the battery. The other end of the factory cut off ground is now grounded to the bolt at the seat latch. This modification works.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on August 11, 2019, 06:40:20 pm
Today I finished reassembling Otto. It's only taken me 2yrs 2mths since the accident.
Took him out for a ride and gave him a good thrashing. I really missed riding the C10. 😁
The C14 is great, but too easy to ride very fast.
The C10 is a different beast altogether.
He now has Cartridge emulators, Murphs tipover bars (front only) and a shorty screen for the summer.
Will post some pics once he's had a wash.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on August 12, 2019, 12:15:24 am
 Otto rides again!!  :motonoises:
     Yahooooooo!!
:TPIWWP:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on August 12, 2019, 12:33:43 am
Bought ANOTHER one!  I'm the current caretaker of Blue.  Blue belonged to Fred Bowen aka TnRider.  I just want to thank Fred for passing along a great deal to another COG member.  Fred went above and beyond my expectations in EVERY way.  I hope Fred sticks with COG as he is a fine example of the folks that you'll meet through the club.  Thanks again Fred.  I'll do my best to take care of Blue for ya! :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on August 12, 2019, 12:39:55 am
Something strange about the 2nd photo.
Makes it kinda hard to tell with ya standing on your head..

Which is Bud and which is TnRider?

Is that a trailer in yer truck too?   :-\

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: danodemotoman on August 12, 2019, 04:32:52 am
 Yea Boomer I was not riding the C12 for three months. Felt good and riding my old friend!
 No major problem just on the list to replace the corroded right turn signal innards. Took the one out of the 87 parts bike.
 Lubed the stiff throttle cable.
 Rode it with the RAT group yesterday for a 400 mi loop down to Astoria.
 Good weather around 70F. Good group as riding with them since about 2000.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: DangerousDan on August 12, 2019, 08:39:10 am
I went form 0 to 60 in about 3.5 seconds all day, and took third gear to nearly 100 mph in about 6 seconds.  I over revved it, clicked on the cruise control and rode with no hands at 90 mph on every straight , and pushed 4th gear to about 115 mph passing annoying , law abiding citizens.  Then I took Crysis for a beer or 4 at the sports pub, and blasted off in second gear to about 70 mph in a 30 after winning 3 pool games in a row.  Now Crysis knows tomorrow is another play day, and she is ready.  I will try to film some of my usual routes to the river here in Oregon.  I hope to convince some of you "in charge" folks to take a "CAMPING TRIP", but aint holding my breath.  I will never take a long road trip that ends in a hotel.  Nature, that is where the fun is.  Quick, before we die.  Must hurry!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: DangerousDan on August 12, 2019, 08:48:44 am
oh,, forgot to mention, my Tack stopped working the day Crysis threw herself on the groud while warming up.  I was in the house and heard the terrible crashing sound.  Anyhow,, I know I push her to 11 grand power shifting, but it sucks not having confirmation.  If anyone knows why a perfect C10 could stop reading its rpms after a fall to the right .  An impact that broke the foot pet and right mirror,, please,, a hint how to fix it is welcome, otherwise I will continue ignoring it.  It looked mechanical, because right when I came outside and picked her up, she was still running just fine, the tachometer was stuck at 4k, but would read higher rpm's,, but soon,, it just stayed at 4k, permanently.  So I don't think it can be electrical.  Its mechanical.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on August 12, 2019, 10:22:09 am
Something strange about the 2nd photo.
Makes it kinda hard to tell with ya standing on your head..

Which is Bud and which is TnRider?

Is that a trailer in yer truck too?   :-\

Ride safe, Ted
Just defying the laws of gravity Ted. :-\ ;D  I'd be interested in knowing how some picture posts can end up upside down in the thumbnail and when you click on the picture to open it in a large window, is properly oriented.  I'd be the one in red Ted!  Fred wanted to give me a kitchen sink, but we didn't have any room for more stuff.  Yep that's a really nice fiberglass trailer in the back of the truck.  Boxes of spare parts and take off items.  A tire changer that had caught my eye a while back.  There is so much stuff, I'm gonna have to do inventory to see everything I got.  This bike is set up very nicely for someone wanting an upright riding position.  Did I mention it has electronic cruise?  I am PUMPED about this new addition to the fleet!  Thanks again Fred! :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: bajasam on August 12, 2019, 03:32:59 pm
I went form 0 to 60 in about 3.5 seconds all day, and took third gear to nearly 100 mph in about 6 seconds.  I over revved it, clicked on the cruise control and rode with no hands at 90 mph on every straight , and pushed 4th gear to about 115 mph passing annoying , law abiding citizens.  Then I took Crysis for a beer or 4 at the sports pub, and blasted off in second gear to about 70 mph in a 30 after winning 3 pool games in a row.  Now Crysis knows tomorrow is another play day, and she is ready.  I will try to film some of my usual routes to the river here in Oregon.  I hope to convince some of you "in charge" folks to take a "CAMPING TRIP", but aint holding my breath.  I will never take a long road trip that ends in a hotel.  Nature, that is where the fun is.  Quick, before we die.  Must hurry!
Good to see you back Dan, I figured you and Crysis went flyin off the side of a mountain at 90mph or you quit your meds.stay safe a keep those cool stories comin.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rev Ryder on August 15, 2019, 08:33:49 pm
Something strange about the 2nd photo.
Makes it kinda hard to tell with ya standing on your head..

Just defying the laws of gravity Ted. :-\ ;D

Rebels!  Always breakin' da law!   :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: DangerousDan on August 15, 2019, 08:50:15 pm
I went form 0 to 60 in about 3.5 seconds all day, and took third gear to nearly 100 mph in about 6 seconds.  I over revved it, clicked on the cruise control and rode with no hands at 90 mph on every straight , and pushed 4th gear to about 115 mph passing annoying , law abiding citizens.  Then I took Crysis for a beer or 4 at the sports pub, and blasted off in second gear to about 70 mph in a 30 after winning 3 pool games in a row.  Now Crysis knows tomorrow is another play day, and she is ready.  I will try to film some of my usual routes to the river here in Oregon.  I hope to convince some of you "in charge" folks to take a "CAMPING TRIP", but aint holding my breath.  I will never take a long road trip that ends in a hotel.  Nature, that is where the fun is.  Quick, before we die.  Must hurry!
Good to see you back Dan, I figured you and Crysis went flyin off the side of a mountain at 90mph or you quit your meds.stay safe a keep those cool stories comin.

Ok, So here is one for ya.  A couple days after I put my brand new rear tire on, Metzler ultra xxx, I spot a nice screw hear sticking out of the half inch think tread.  No shop here will deal with it, claim it can't be insured, but encourage me to remove and patch it from the inside myself.  I'm too into using the bike daily and instead pull the screw out, coat a 117 caliber pellet with rubberized glue and shove it a good half inch into the hole.  Then I cut small clumps of electrician rubberized tape, ball them up  and shove them into the hole , with rubberized tire glue.  I ended up shoving about five wads of rubber on top of the pellet.  Now about once a month I have to put about 5 lbs air pressure in,, very slow leak.  How is that for lazy mans fix ;) :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Kelly E on August 16, 2019, 01:02:37 am
Today I swapped in a set of Progressive fork springs. I still need to road test them to dial in the pre-load setting. I will do that tomorrow so the bike will be ready for a 3 day trip on the 23rd. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: DangerousDan on August 16, 2019, 08:43:46 am
I slightly abuse Crysis again, trying to film my ride down 8 dollar mountain trail, to little falls, but the vid sucked and all one can see is my arm pulling clutch.  You can hear me bottoming out a few times, scraping center stand, but not worth loading it up on youtube if you cannot see the trail. So Tomorrow I will try again. I did however, meet a wonderful 30 year old gal in a similar life situation as myself, and hope to run into her again.  She was not interested in a ride on Crysis though, broke my heart.  I guess she heard my motor screaming on the way down the canyon. ;(
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: bajasam on August 17, 2019, 05:27:16 pm
Ok, So here is one for ya.  A couple days after I put my brand new rear tire on, Metzler ultra xxx, I spot a nice screw hear sticking out of the half inch think tread.  No shop here will deal with it, claim it can't be insured, but encourage me to remove and patch it from the inside myself.  I'm too into using the bike daily and instead pull the screw out, coat a 117 caliber pellet with rubberized glue and shove it a good half inch into the hole.  Then I cut small clumps of electrician rubberized tape, ball them up  and shove them into the hole , with rubberized tire glue.  I ended up shoving about five wads of rubber on top of the pellet.  Now about once a month I have to put about 5 lbs air pressure in,, very slow leak.  How is that for lazy mans fix ;) :beerchug:
[/quote] I bet those gummy worm candy things would work good too,probably would'nt even need the glue.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on August 17, 2019, 07:42:15 pm
Took Blue out for a ride this morning
while it was still cool.  She hit 50,000
while I was out.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on August 17, 2019, 10:47:15 pm
Ok, So here is one for ya.  A couple days after I put my brand new rear tire on, Metzler ultra xxx, I spot a nice screw hear sticking out of the half inch think tread.  No shop here will deal with it, claim it can't be insured, but encourage me to remove and patch it from the inside myself.  I'm too into using the bike daily and instead pull the screw out, coat a 117 caliber pellet with rubberized glue and shove it a good half inch into the hole.  Then I cut small clumps of electrician rubberized tape, ball them up  and shove them into the hole , with rubberized tire glue.  I ended up shoving about five wads of rubber on top of the pellet.  Now about once a month I have to put about 5 lbs air pressure in,, very slow leak.  How is that for lazy mans fix ;) :beerchug:
I bet those gummy worm candy things would work good too,probably would'nt even need the glue.
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no mater what you shove in... YOU NEED GLUE
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Proliant on August 17, 2019, 10:50:52 pm
Motorcycle check for road trip to Missouri for my sons graduation from US Army boot camp. Oil changed, replaced bulb that was burnt out, topped up the coolant, cleaned the instruments and lubed all the cables, checked brake fluid, cleaned out all the bags/compartments, cleaned air filter, got extra fuses just in case, checked tires, put registration etc in plastic bag under seat with the emergency tools, verified phone charger working, AAA trip tick in plastic and packed ..... I feel like I am forgetting something, but I’m not sure what (not including clothes and personal items)?

BTW - It looks like I will be hitting 50k on this trip ..... I will have to take a picture.