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Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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: 56taskforce 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 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:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Connie-Maint-for-2019-Riding-Season/i-s9ww3V9/0/2c4edf8c/L/IMG_4785-L.jpg)

(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: 56taskforce 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.
[/quote]

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.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on August 25, 2019, 02:04:52 am
Today I started it up after a couple or 3 weeks of sitting.  Started on the 2nd or 3rd try without a jump and it hasn't been on the trickle charge either.  It was the first cool day in a while so I'm thinking of putting it on Craig's List, caption "it's the old guy with a limp selling a bike trick".  My limp started last week so it isn't a bike issue and we should leave it at that, except to mention my back's been aching and I might have trouble up-shifting.  The bike is stored outdoors under a cover and I found a stalk of grass growing between 2 spokes of the front wheel, sticking out beneath the nylon cover.
So I looked at Craig's List Long Island just now,where I am, and there are 3 C10s for sale already.  Lowest price is a 98 for $1900, highest was a 2003 at maybe $2800, middle one was in between in years and $.  All have the newer dash and bigger brakes than my 1987.
I had the bike on Cycle Trader in early to mid-spring and got 3 nibbles.  I also was putting a big plastic For Sale sign on the windshield when I parked it at work but I stopped after the Spring Fling which is the last ride I remember now.
Instead, I ordered a desk nameplate like you might have if you worked at a bank, only my nameplate says something like 1987 Concours For Sale, text offer to (my number which you may find in the emporium if your lucky).  I cut the empty spaces off the sides (it's a 2-line nameplate) and have it bolted to a 1.5 by 1.5 by .06 aluminum angle which is mounted by the 2 dash board screws.  Sorry I didn't get a picture for you.  The thinking here is that anybody who wants the bike will be close enough to see the sign and I can leave it on all the time, it will ride like it isn't there.  And I'm writing this long post instead of putting an ad on Craig's List.
Now all I have to do is ride the bike somewhere, sometime  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on August 26, 2019, 11:51:49 am
Put on the short (un)tinted Rifle shield to replace the old tall tinted one – old shield must have seen lots of sun because it splintered in some spots (was already cracked and stop-drilled in several places).  Swapped out the stock seat for the Corbin (not sure it’s an improvement for my rotundity).  Thought about changing oil (don’t think it needs it yet) and perhaps doing the knee-savers (pretty sure the rider needs this for any rides over a couple of hundred) or the handle-bar risers (unsure of need), but the day was too pleasant to waste, so went riding – windshield was perfect… the rest may have to wait for a rainy/snowy/sleety post-nuclear-event weekend I think.  Nice ride...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on August 26, 2019, 02:46:05 pm
Removed Rifle windshield.
Installed Madstad. :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cal on August 26, 2019, 09:46:01 pm
but the day was too pleasant to waste, so went riding – windshield was perfect… the rest may have to wait for a rainy/snowy/sleety post-nuclear-event weekend I think.

Never waste a day with good weather! All your other maintenance can wait a day or two.  ;D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on August 27, 2019, 07:31:34 pm
Rode to and from work again, 131.6 miles round trip. Need to take a look at the brakes before I get to far into a planned trip to the tail of the dragons (sept-oct time frame). Maybe figure out how to swap the fork oil and final drive too. Time to dig into my Clymers.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Treadlightly on August 28, 2019, 12:02:52 am
Does yesterday count? I fabricated a new windshield from Lexan after my kickstand sank in the mud and caused my bike to smack into the car it was sitting next to breaking the Rifle windshield it had. No damage to the car, my landlords. Looks great and stands up to at least 80 mph without flexing. The blessed rains have come and the riding weather is perfect right behind it. I'm going for a ride. See ya later alligator.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: who me? on August 30, 2019, 12:48:38 am
Finally got the mule 's new shoes(Perelli diablo rossi II) on today along with new front pads A short check ride and Im somewhat impressed with them or Ive gotten used to worn out shinkos
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on August 30, 2019, 01:00:48 am
My son loves those tires!  Came stock on his Speed Triple IIRC.  Sticky they were!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on September 01, 2019, 02:54:57 pm
Got out early this morning before it got hot and rode 150 mile loop.
IN66 to IN545 to IN62 to IN135 to KY228 to KY144 to KY60 to IN237 and back home!
Great morning for a ride!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 02, 2019, 12:49:52 am
Hammered out tank dent in preparation of body filler after right side downspill. Pulled broken plastic in preparation of ABS plastic glue up.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Treadlightly on September 02, 2019, 01:30:15 am
Gorilla Duct Taped my mirrors in place. The right one rattled loose first and I caught it before it hit the ground, left one rattled loose and was gone without my noticing, found a spare in the treasure trove of spare parts that came with the bike's (2 1986's). She isn't going to win any beauty prizes anyway and the black blends in well enough. I really missed that left mirror in the brief time it was missing, I've come to depend on it at red lights.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Mettler1 on September 02, 2019, 02:39:01 am
  Tour !, If you are not going to ride your C10 any more and you know someone that would that would really like it and take good care of It ,do what I did!! Give it to them!! Gave my ,94 C10 to my son-in-law who really takes care of his rides!! :) He really loves me C10 and I know it is in good hands. Make me happy to know it will be treated well!!!   :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on September 02, 2019, 03:13:08 am
Put the lowering link rocker back on...then went for a lunch ride...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on September 02, 2019, 03:53:56 am
  Tour !, If you are not going to ride your C10 any more and you know someone that would that would really like it and take good care of It ,do what I did!! Give it to them!! Gave my ,94 C10 to my son-in-law who really takes care of his rides!! :) He really loves me C10 and I know it is in good hands. Make me happy to know it will be treated well!!!   :great:
Yep, I've been thinking along those lines and I heard Adopt, don't shop! on the news.  Something about people who like pets instead of motorcycles (can you imagine such a thing).
Trouble is I also think, if you have to pay for something you'll make a better decision about whether or not you need it.
Anyway if you know a good family that will give an aging C10 a happy home, it can't hurt to ask.
I suppose struggling college students and the like would have a better chance at it, but an experienced rider is also a must.
Aside from that, the clouds in my mind are coalescing into 2 patterns, one is a throttle grip setup on the left handlebar that would do upshifts and down shifts, while the other is a double shift lever that extends backward from the pivot so I could push the back down to upshift.  Or maybe an L shape so kicking my left foot backwards would upshift.
Que sera sera ;-)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 02, 2019, 01:31:55 pm
Should be EZ to adapt an old heel/toe shifter.
Either adapt 1, or cut the heel section off and weld to another Connie shifter.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CRocker on September 02, 2019, 10:45:09 pm
Took the Rifle windshield off and put the Madstad on...it seems cooler now...and, went for a ride...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on September 03, 2019, 02:55:56 am
Should be EZ to adapt an old heel/toe shifter.
Either adapt 1, or cut the heel section off and weld to the Connie shifter.

Ride safe, Ted
Haven't looked at the bike for a while but to keep up my frugal image I think I should try adapting a broken antler first.
The TV news tonight said the average cost of a "date" in NY city is $297.
That means if you get shut down twice you could buy a C10 and have $94 left.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on September 03, 2019, 09:47:04 am
Simple oil change and would have buttoned back up, but now have a whole goodie-box of Murph’s stuff to install, so just kept taking Tupperware off, oomph… should be riding again by next year, or perhaps the year after… am never going to complain about my ol’ Nomad (RIP) again, simplest oil change on the planet – one and done in less than ten minutes… (assuming the goat-belly is gone).   :-[

Did decide that over-center stand is hopeless -- have uninstalled them on every bike that had them (mostly Nortons), makes good sense on a 20# bicycle, but that's why the invented motorcycle lifts -- dragged mine out from the other shop, all is well...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on September 06, 2019, 01:10:41 am
360 mile round trip to Cookeville, TN to retrieve the 60 bucks change I forgot to get from the cashier at T Mart when I went down and bought Blue.  :-[ :-[   Got to see some parts of TN I hadn't seen before.  Good trip! Blue performed like a champ!
 :motonoises: :motonoises:
PS I love this bike Fred!! :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Treadlightly on September 06, 2019, 07:13:25 pm
360 mile round trip to Cookeville, TN to retrieve the 60 bucks change I forgot to get from the cashier at T Mart when I went down and bought Blue.  :-[ :-[   Got to see some parts of TN I hadn't seen before.  Good trip! Blue performed like a champ!
 :motonoises: :motonoises:
 :-\
So about 3 hours huh??
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on September 07, 2019, 12:12:32 am
IIRC Google maps said 3 hours 47 minutes each way.  Some of the two lane stuff was skinny twisty barely two lane roads.  I left at 8 am and got home around 4:30.  Stopped for a bit at some little bbq place and had some ribs too.  It's pretty down there. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 07, 2019, 04:11:01 am
Started post fall fairing repair. Cleaned all the pieces. Melted some ABS in acetone. Expect to start gluing in morning. Been there done that and yet here again. Will try to make it look pretty!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 07, 2019, 04:21:06 am
Also pulled Corbin seat cover for replacement. Put stock seat back on till recover is completed. New vinyl should be delivered today.

Using faux aligator for flat surfaces with distressed faux leather for side panels. All black of course. Should look real good on the Corbin. Yeah live long enough in Lousiana and it gets to you............
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 07, 2019, 12:59:08 pm
Who is doing the recover for you? After it's done, please let me know the results.
I tried to get Corbin to recover my old Corbin, as it has the correct firmness. {ie; not as hard as they make them now}
They wanted almost the cost of a new seat.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 07, 2019, 01:59:57 pm
Ted, Have'nt got areupholstery near me lined up yet. Wife and I are talking about doing it ourselves buying one of those $100 dollar modern made antique replica Chinese sewing machines made for such. We have some other items to sew. Would be helpful to keep up our awnings and camp gear. Want to make a sail for new kayak too when shipper delivers it. Yeah we are DIY'ers.

Note: Pulled seat cover this morning some seams are very thick on Corbin.  Their seat flats are very heavy duty vinyl and side panels a medium stretch vinyl.

I have some dry rot in threads and some of the vinyl at sharp creases along bottom. Suspect moisture was held there distroying the backing over time.

Really waiting to see mail ordered thickness and pliability of new marine vinyl before buying such a machine.

Oh!  If anyone is interested I will make a paper pattern of vinyl parts as I take take the seams apart.

Think Corbin wanted shy of $500 at begining of summer not including ship if I remember. I am to fruggle with the C10 for that. Plus am cheap in retirement!

Take care sir.
PS: Oh thanks for trying to take care of Holiday too!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 07, 2019, 02:17:49 pm
I'm also retired/cheap/DIYer, so understand you plan.

My Corbin is a leather that I bought used 4 Connies ago. Great seat!
Recover in leather is high $$, so recover would prolly have to be a vinyl.
I checked around Houston and found out there are shops that will do repair's or new cover for less $$ than Corbin.
PLUS: My C-10 is a back up/spare bike, have the OEM seat, (someone else rides it occasionally  :rotflmao:), and because the seat is not "that bad",,,
Sooo, I've been putting off the project "for now".
    {I think "for now" has been 5 years)    :great:

Holiday made a bad {rookie} mistake. Hoping the others will cut him some slack and answer his questions.
I suspect the engine is shot.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 07, 2019, 05:41:22 pm
Ted would you rather leather or vinyl if money were not a consideration. If so what weight you think? You know me curious!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 07, 2019, 07:46:50 pm
Well do not know when I will learn the evils of eBay!?!?!?!
Vinyl arrived and was not heavy duty marine or even made with a backing.

Where folded stuck together in heat.and when pulled apart shows white creases! Light duty marine with backer would outweigh this fabric by a couple of tons in comparison................
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on September 08, 2019, 01:30:53 am
I grabbed a couple of pictures relevant to previous posts.
1st is the For Sale nameplate with fresh black paint on the bracket (I painted that today).
2nd is a better idea of how a heel shift pedal would add on.
Likely hinged under the foot peg and sst cable from the pedal to the ball joint on the linkage.
I found I could barely upshift from 1st to neutral wearing moccasins.
It hurt & I was slow doing it, I won't try it in traffic as-is.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 08, 2019, 11:17:41 am
Glued up my pieces of fracture fairings yesterday if that counts today. Used acetone mixed with chipped ABS plastic from a Samsung monitor case for glue and fill. Saved that one for just such occasion. Reinforced all with fiber glass mat encased in ABS goo. This is my second attempt at this ABS concoctions and glue up process. Had to do some when the C10 first came to me with broken plastic. The more I do it the better the end result. ABS is easy to repair now. But it is a learned skill most certainly. Will sand and primer the show sides today if get the chance. No finish coat till winter. I want to ride the rest of season.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 08, 2019, 02:15:47 pm
On some of my repairs I plastic welded it back together on the back with a soldering iron, and then used ABS cement/glue. {available at Loews}
For extra strength, I glued pieces from another fairing over the welded sections.
NOTE: Remove paint on surface area's where you want to use the ABS glue and it works great.

Tour 1, In previous note, I was thinking it might be possible to install the heel shifter by adding linkage at gear shaft that comes out of the engine.
ie; Maybe you could add another Connie toe shifter behind the peg, and operate it with linkage. {similar to how the toe shifter is done now}…
It would take a little engineering, but it's a possibility..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on September 08, 2019, 02:49:04 pm
Hey Ted!
Somewhere the other day asked if you prefered leather or vinyl.
It was not a come on! Wanted to know if money was not a objection would you redo the Corbin in leather. Why the preference if so. Bet it sure would look nice with a baseball stitching.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 08, 2019, 04:42:00 pm
The seat for my C-10 was bought used and happened to be leather.
I liked the leather so much that when I had a seat built for my C-14, I decided damn the cost and had it made out of leather.. {Baldwin}

I won't say leather is that much better than a good vinyl, but I like it.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on September 09, 2019, 03:10:55 am
...
Tour 1, In previous note, I was thinking it might be possible to install the heel shifter by adding linkage at gear shaft that comes out of the engine.
ie; Maybe you could add another Connie toe shifter behind the peg, and operate it with linkage. {similar to how the toe shifter is done now}…
It would take a little engineering, but it's a possibility..

Ride safe, Ted
Thinking about scraping the foot peg means the heel shifter might need to tip up when the peg does, and a mechanical linkage would get complicated.
I'd also like to make it easy to remove in case a mechanic gets spooked by stuff that doesn't look like the picture in the manual.
I'd also like something that doesn't change anything on the bike that already works just right.
What might work better is a more complicated part with a crank-arm that pulls the cable directly.
Thanks for the thoughts, though.  I'm not sure what an aftermarket manufacturer would like to make.
Chrome & skulls seem popular :-[

Looking at my picture I realize the weldment would need a hinge that works with the peg hinge, so back to just cable.
Anyway this thread is supposed to be about done stuff, not thinking about doing stuff so  :truce:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on September 09, 2019, 03:16:02 am
I follow your reasoning. Cable might work.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on September 17, 2019, 06:47:32 pm
Actually, late yesterday, but couldn’t do a test ride until today.

Frugal (AKA cheapskate) me hadn’t changed out the needle valve o-rings for the entire time I’ve owned the bike. They’ve always looked okay, so saw no need……  until recently when the bike started running like poo at idle and when coming off idle. This after I pulled the carbs to replace the pilot jets back to their OEM size. Thinking they were the problem, it was probably the o-rings all along. It was running funky when I went up to the National, but once in mid-range it ran great. Pretty much figured it out, but decided to wait until I had some free time once I got home.

Been waiting for a steel delivery for a trailer I’m working on, so decided to just do the deed – without – pulling the tank or the carbs. Didn’t want to tie up the lift for that long a period. Tried it once before with some long reach 90 deg screwdrivers I have, but gave up too early. Decided to just muddle through it this time ‘cause I was frustrated with the way the bike was running, especially around town.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/90-deg-screwdrivers/i-pt2Sps9/0/25e179ef/L/Img_5226b-L.jpg)

NOTE: The one with the red rectangle around it sucks for carbs work. You can switch it to CW, or CCW direction, but not to where it will go either way just by changing the direction of the handle's rotation. Had I known that when I got it several years ago, I probably would have passed it by.

My .02

Anyway, the only carb that really gave me a fit was #2. The ZZR alternator I fitted up limited the amount of space I had to work under the carb. For all, I loosened and moved the inner fairing panels up out of the way (first one side then the other), then spread a shop towel out over the top of the engine case to catch the needle valve when it dropped free. With the o-ring replaced, I gooped up the valve with a glob of grease to hold it up in the carb pocket long enough for me to get the screwdriver blade engaged to screw it up in place. Once lightly bottomed out, I backed them out 2-1/2 turns. For now it seems to running very well, and hope it stays that way.

This little exercise also gave me a chance to adjust the fuel gauge pot for a setting that aligned itself when the bike just went on reserve. Fuel level was down pretty far in the tank, so I left it on MAIN and ran a clear line into a catch can. Using my Mity-Vac, I applied a vacuum to the petcock so fuel would flow until it stopped. That’s the point you’d normally need to switch over to RESERVE. I adjusted the pot so the gauge was right in the middle of the red section on the gauge. That area is close enough for me to know I best start looking for a station.

FWIW - 1024 miles until the bike hits 200K.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on September 18, 2019, 01:03:05 pm
Started my tear down process, i broke my throttle cable on Sunday evening, and almost got it limped back home with the choke. had to trailer it the last few miles. so while i'm in there, i might as well go ahead and do a few other "heavy" maintenance tasks. its almost at 40K, so now seems as good a time as ever. Anyone in Virginia want to help me from making fatal errors in the process?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on September 23, 2019, 09:09:27 am
Installed knee-savers… typical of my talentless shop endeavors, it took several times the normal time; broke off a wobble hex driver, and resetting the brake switch took a whole lot longer – lots of fiddly-diddly and nothing worked; then I (finally) discovered I’d disconnected it altogether… Left side was refreshingly straightforward by comparison – moved the shifter one-spline and that seemed good… Riding impression, some incremental relief, but need to drop them another 8-10” for these geriatric knees – to achieve anything remotely called comfort.

 :-[
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on September 23, 2019, 10:24:49 am
Replaced my alternator chain and tensioner . Fairly easy job . Picked up the tool to hold the alternator shaft on ebay . One could probably hold that with a small strap wrench if needed .
Carb cleaning is next .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on September 23, 2019, 11:50:25 am
Installed knee-savers… typical of my talentless shop endeavors, it took several times the normal time; broke off a wobble hex driver, and resetting the brake switch took a whole lot longer – lots of fiddly-diddly and nothing worked; then I (finally) discovered I’d disconnected it altogether… Left side was refreshingly straightforward by comparison – moved the shifter one-spline and that seemed good… Riding impression, some incremental relief, but need to drop them another 8-10” for these geriatric knees – to achieve anything remotely called comfort.

 :-[

Did the same thing back on my 2000. Also installed the highway pegs which let me stretch out some. Good luck.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on September 23, 2019, 03:00:40 pm

Did the same thing back on my 2000. Also installed the highway pegs which let me stretch out some. Good luck.

Yes, I plan to mount some sort of highway-pegs on Murphs tip-over bars -- once I get to install them... hopefully that will allow enough movement to keep old knees happy...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on September 23, 2019, 07:23:19 pm
 :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: TukTuk on September 23, 2019, 09:47:49 pm
I did the second oil change on my new (to me) '05. I've had it a month, and I'm loving this bike. I look forward to reading more about this bike and planning for future mods. We only have a month or two left of good riding left in South Dakota for the season, so I'm making it count.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on September 23, 2019, 11:16:01 pm
  I put it up " For Sale" :-\ ::)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: BigAl on September 23, 2019, 11:50:32 pm
Adjusted floats using the clear tubing method
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on September 24, 2019, 01:25:26 am
Installed knee-savers… typical of my talentless shop endeavors, it took several times the normal time; broke off a wobble hex driver, and resetting the brake switch took a whole lot longer – lots of fiddly-diddly and nothing worked; then I (finally) discovered I’d disconnected it altogether… Left side was refreshingly straightforward by comparison – moved the shifter one-spline and that seemed good… Riding impression, some incremental relief, but need to drop them another 8-10” for these geriatric knees – to achieve anything remotely called comfort.

 :-[

A Russell daylong seat will sit you 2 or 3 inches taller . Might help .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on September 24, 2019, 09:23:01 am

A Russell daylong seat will sit you 2 or 3 inches taller . Might help .

Yep -- Never had a RDL, but certainly agree in philosophy; Assuming I can do the long-pavement again, I'll probably get Rocky Mayer to build me another saddle -- on other bikes I have close to 200K on his products and it does raise a tad, not to mention keeping my prodigious caboose comfy...  but I'm planning to wait until I have the rest of the bike more or less where I want/hope/whatever...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on September 27, 2019, 05:29:15 pm
Did a leisurely 145 mile ride through some back roads of Chesterfield, Prince George, and Susex (VA) counties to get to Wakefield, VA to load up on a varied stash of peanuts at Plantation Peanuts. Been going there several years now, whose trip usually involves riding the Jamestown Ferry across the James River near Williamsburg, but not today. Stopped at Cowling's BBQ in Waverly for a nice BBQ sandwich + real onion rings for lunch. Very comfortable early on, but started getting a little warm around noon.

859 miles to 200K. Trying to decide if a 9700 mile D404 will allow me to get there.     :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: dcstrng on September 29, 2019, 01:06:13 am
Traded my `99 for a lower mileage `09 -- shortest I've ever owned a bike and I certainly wasn't unhappy with the `99, quite the opposite -- just a good deal popped up on an`09.  Different bikes, but not as different as I would have suspected. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: danodemotoman on September 30, 2019, 05:12:09 am
 Rode the C12 to Nancy Isley's B day party up in Edmonds.
 !45 mi of slab, well better than no riding.
 Have the RDL seat, been on four Connies so far.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on September 30, 2019, 06:29:41 pm
Pulled the rear shock off of Blue along with all of the linkage.  Changed the oil in the rear shock.  Cleaned and greased all of the bearings in the linkage.  Put the stock links back on.  Removed adjustable kickstand and replaced with stock.  Did some general cleaning around the shock and swing-arm area while it was apart.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on October 06, 2019, 10:43:03 pm
Installed new tires front and rear (Avon Spirit St front , Shinko 777 rear) , changed the rear brake pads while I was in there, and added a volt meter/ USB port off a switched accessory port on the left side of the fairing. Think it will be time for the next oil change by next weekend. Gotta say, I love this bike more and more every time I ride her!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 10, 2019, 06:49:47 pm
With 199331 miles on the ODO, decided to change out the 9881 mile rear D404 - even tho’ it still had “some” useful tread left. Problem was it limited the distances I could safely travel before it decided to give up the ghost out in the middle of nowhere. Pushed my luck this past w/e on a lengthy gravel road 70 miles from home, but decided to skip making a long loop of the trip up through some back roads along the Bay..... places I used to work when I was working on Cat propulsion and ships service generators on trawlers and Menhaden boats. May do that loop this w/e.

Replaced with a Shinko 734, 160/80-16. Front and rear now wear Shinko ‘Wing sizes.

Stop on lift to keep rear wheel directly over removable plate in rear:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Shinko-734-16080-16-101019/i-HG8dDxK/0/82da201b/XL/IMG_5314-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Shinko-734-16080-16-101019/i-ZhbH2r6/0/4e4cff9d/XL/IMG_5315-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Shinko-734-16080-16-101019/i-ppVKL82/0/a3c56ee2/XL/IMG_5320-XL.jpg)

Wheels are getting too heavy for me to try and lift into position these days, so with the plate removed I can use a hydraulic lift table to lower and raise the wheels into position. Makes slipping axle into place an easy proposition, then sliding the wheel assembly over to engage the hub splines.

We'll get out on the road tomorrow and see how she does. May scoot over to Clifton Forge to the C&O Heritage Center to check out the iron they have on site.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 10, 2019, 08:01:38 pm
Pulled the rear shock off of Blue along with all of the linkage.  Changed the oil in the rear shock.  Cleaned and greased all of the bearings in the linkage.  Put the stock links back on.  Removed adjustable kickstand and replaced with stock.  Did some general cleaning around the shock and swing-arm area while it was apart.

"Removed adjustable kickstand..........."

Curious whose you have, or is it a home brew?

My inseam seems to be shrinking, so plan on lowering my C10 to compensate. Won't know exactly what I'll have 'til I install the rocker. The 'Wing rear Shinko 734 I installed today jacks the butt end up a bit, and the rocker will lower it, so not sure how things are going to even out - or not.

Hopefully, the rocker will get here in the next few days.

Gonna try this route first since it's a heck of a lot less expensive than going the sidecar route.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on October 10, 2019, 09:27:49 pm
It must have been a soupy's kit.  https://www.ebay.com/i/183420337596?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183420337596&targetid=596465995348&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=6470636538&mkgroupid=81597521470&rlsatarget=aud-622524040958:pla-596465995348&abcId=1140476&merchantid=138372305&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrfvsBRD7ARIsAKuDvMO2ydEPdC8hEUcetysOC8H-qKF96K8avhtSXwOLTkk4N5-Q3JBJ2LcaAjPEEALw_wcB (https://www.ebay.com/i/183420337596?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183420337596&targetid=596465995348&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=6470636538&mkgroupid=81597521470&rlsatarget=aud-622524040958:pla-596465995348&abcId=1140476&merchantid=138372305&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrfvsBRD7ARIsAKuDvMO2ydEPdC8hEUcetysOC8H-qKF96K8avhtSXwOLTkk4N5-Q3JBJ2LcaAjPEEALw_wcB)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aF8AAOSwMPxbkfbo/s-l640.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 10, 2019, 10:00:50 pm
It must have been a soupy's kit.  https://www.ebay.com/i/183420337596?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183420337596&targetid=596465995348&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=6470636538&mkgroupid=81597521470&rlsatarget=aud-622524040958:pla-596465995348&abcId=1140476&merchantid=138372305&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrfvsBRD7ARIsAKuDvMO2ydEPdC8hEUcetysOC8H-qKF96K8avhtSXwOLTkk4N5-Q3JBJ2LcaAjPEEALw_wcB (https://www.ebay.com/i/183420337596?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=183420337596&targetid=596465995348&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=&poi=&campaignid=6470636538&mkgroupid=81597521470&rlsatarget=aud-622524040958:pla-596465995348&abcId=1140476&merchantid=138372305&gclid=Cj0KCQjwrfvsBRD7ARIsAKuDvMO2ydEPdC8hEUcetysOC8H-qKF96K8avhtSXwOLTkk4N5-Q3JBJ2LcaAjPEEALw_wcB)
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/aF8AAOSwMPxbkfbo/s-l640.jpg)

 :c017:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 13, 2019, 09:07:57 pm
When I lowered mine, I just heated the lower portion of the stand (just above the foot), and bent it outwards a bit.
When I raised the bike again, re-heated the lower portion of the stand, and bent it inwards a bit.

In both cases, I let it air cool, and didn't seem to weaken the stand.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 15, 2019, 03:53:39 pm
When I lowered mine, I just heated the lower portion of the stand (just above the foot), and bent it outwards a bit.
When I raised the bike again, re-heated the lower portion of the stand, and bent it inwards a bit.

In both cases, I let it air cool, and didn't seem to weaken the stand.

Ride safe, Ted

So, how did you handle the stand bracing that is triangulated, and is essentially tied into the foot?

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-jCRDwZ5/0/f24b7c0f/O/stand%20bracing.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 15, 2019, 03:57:09 pm
Pulled the rear shock off of Blue along with all of the linkage.  Changed the oil in the rear shock.  Cleaned and greased all of the bearings in the linkage.  Put the stock links back on.  Removed adjustable kickstand and replaced with stock.  Did some general cleaning around the shock and swing-arm area while it was apart.

Sent you a PM a few days ago............
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 15, 2019, 05:32:47 pm
Decided to just take a relatively short ride today out to the Virginia Veterans Cemetery to visit my son's grave site, and to build a few more miles in my quest to hit the 200K mark. Was gonna to take a long ride yesterday over towards the Bay, but on and off showers derailed that. Maybe tomorrow if the rain holds off.

We'll get there: 575 miles 'til 200K.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Family/Connor-B-Young-1993-2009/i-V3P3CKb/0/86c05b25/XL/Connor%2004-11-10%20006-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on October 16, 2019, 10:54:41 am
Thanks for your son's service to our country Guy. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 16, 2019, 11:28:44 am
Thanks for your son's service to our country Guy.

Appreciate the thought, but he wasn't in the service. He took his own life in 2009 and is interred in the columbarium that my wife and I will also share upon our passing.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 17, 2019, 11:35:13 am
When I lowered mine, I just heated the lower portion of the stand (just above the foot), and bent it outwards a bit.
When I raised the bike again, re-heated the lower portion of the stand, and bent it inwards a bit.

In both cases, I let it air cool, and didn't seem to weaken the stand.

Ride safe, Ted

So, how did you handle the stand bracing that is triangulated, and is essentially tied into the foot?

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Miscellaneous-Others/i-jCRDwZ5/0/f24b7c0f/O/stand%20bracing.jpg)

Ted??????????????
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on October 20, 2019, 12:43:24 am
After cleaning my carbs , I installed them today . She's running like a champ again . Once again I referred to MOB's article in the 06 Concourier mag . Another great reason to be a member of COG .  :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 21, 2019, 03:30:50 pm

So, how did you handle the stand bracing that is triangulated, and is essentially tied into the foot?


Just returned form a ride;
I posted from memory previously.
I think I bent it just above the triangle brace.
Bike is stored at my Mom's home.
Will go by there ASAP and look at it again.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 21, 2019, 07:13:33 pm
Ted, don’t worry about it. I figured that’s probably what you did since it would make the most sense…… not to imply that you have any.   :beerchug:

Whacking on the triangulation could be done, but why complicate things – eh?

I was hoping Bud (Paul) would get back about the adjustable stand he just took off, but I haven’t heard a peep. Went ahead and got a cheap-A stand off eBay and will play with it once I mount the rocker. Waiting for some new seals to come in before I make the swap.


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on October 21, 2019, 09:47:38 pm
Sorry about that Guy.  I thought I replied to your PM.  Whack me up side the head next time. :-[
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 21, 2019, 11:46:25 pm
Ted, don’t worry about it. I figured that’s probably what you did since it would make the most sense…… not to imply that you have any.  

"HEY",,, I resemble that remark!   >:(

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 22, 2019, 09:09:37 pm
Ted, don’t worry about it. I figured that’s probably what you did since it would make the most sense…… not to imply that you have any.  

"HEY",,, I resemble that remark!   >:(

Ride safe, Ted

Pay me no mind - just running my yap...............
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 22, 2019, 09:51:16 pm
I never pay you any mind.. <evil grin>  :rotflmao:

What seal are you waiting for?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 22, 2019, 10:19:02 pm
I never pay you any mind.. <evil grin>  :rotflmao:

What seal are you waiting for?

Ride safe, Ted

Seal(s) for the needle bearings on the Soucy rocker. He provided, and installed the bearings, but they would be nekked and exposed to the elements without them.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-zBkfJ5h/0/b056bad8/XL/Img_5325-XL.jpg)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-GStjnbM/0/1b6c78ff/XL/Img_5326-XL.jpg)

They'll be in tomorrow.........
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 23, 2019, 03:51:46 pm
I follow you.
& Thanks for posting the image's of the Soucy {Lowering} rocker.
Many have heard of it, but few have ever seen one.

It is the best option for lowering a C-10, and works great with a C-14 (or other) shock.
   {ie; Different heights can Lower or keep stock height when installing the C-14 shock}.

Here is Norm Soucy's info:   sanleonster@gmail.com
                                          phone# (281) 339-1156

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 23, 2019, 04:19:43 pm
Seals haven't arrived yet, but will probably hold off on the installation of the rocker until Friday, or the w/e. Have a ride-to-eat-to shoot (in no particular order) tomorrow evening about 40 miles out of town and want to ride the Connie since still I'm trying to build miles to reach 200K.

We'll take the install one step at a time using all the OEM bits..... with the exception of the rocker, or course. Adding too many variables at one time is never a good thing - IMHO. Too hard to 'cess out the culprit should things go to H*** in a hand basket.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: bajasam on October 23, 2019, 05:37:29 pm
I talked to him on the phone when I ordered mine. He said that unless your seals are damaged to just reuse them in his rocker as they have a long svc life as long as they're intact.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 23, 2019, 06:46:51 pm
I talked to him on the phone when I ordered mine. He said that unless your seals are damaged to just reuse them in his rocker as they have a long svc life as long as they're intact.

Considered that, but figured why take a chance. Even tho' I have lubed the pivot points a number of times (disassembled twice), mine have been in there for a long time this last go'round. We'll inspect the pivot point "bolts" closely, and if any of them show any signs of divoting they'll get replaced as needed. They're a little pricey, which is why I held off ordering them all in advance. We'll find out in the next day or two.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 23, 2019, 09:51:47 pm
Seals arrived, dun greased up the cat, and installed seals in the rocker. Hopefully I'll find enough free time to lower Connie on Friday, or the w/e.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-4NQsB4K/0/aab65007/XL/Img_5327-XL.jpg)
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-5RMrhvs/0/41756c6e/XL/Img_5328-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 23, 2019, 10:11:25 pm
skooooobie - doooo.....    :great: :great: :great: :beerchug:

I have one of those hidden away, it was one of the first "experimental ones... with the "MAX" lowering.. they were never sold..

But I did make drawings of them all, 3 versions, for future use.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 24, 2019, 11:36:08 pm
Rode, rode, & rode some more with a couple of others. Absolutely gorgeous day.

We made it out to the Rotary event, popped a bunch holes, had some delicious lamb chops, nice thick steak, baked potato, salads, and tons of other goodies. About 50 were in attendance. Good camaraderie. I'm not a Rotarian, but somehow have made it to 4-5 of these things as a guest.

Got home about 20 minutes ago with 444 miles left until the bike hits 200K.

Tomorrow she rests and we'll see about getting the rocker installed.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 25, 2019, 06:31:16 pm
And she did rest. Used the KLR to run some early morning errands. Did the deed installing the lowering rocker when I got back.

Not too bad a job, and the bike isn't sitting too straight up at present - BUT - I have not raised the tubes up in the front triple trees yet either. Mr. Soucy recommended I call before installing the rocker for some tips he'd come up with over the years, which I did.  He recommended 3/4" for the tubes, which is exactly the amount I was going to start out with, but we'll save that for another day. I'm sure the lean angle would be a little different had I not installed the 'Wing sized Shinkos previously.

Some pix:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-kXGPzwR/0/7c1734ad/XL/IMG_5332-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-mdv3kVV/0/aba056bc/XL/IMG_5333-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-sFRRFDL/0/5fc4be27/XL/Img_5335-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-pDvcmGg/0/8df8428c/XL/Img_5337-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-TcLFH2L/0/d8c940c5/XL/Img_5338-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-dvwVQjD/0/66b9146f/XL/Img_5342-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 25, 2019, 06:47:37 pm
Guy, before/after the install; did you happen to measure the axle to frame distance w/bike on center stand?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 25, 2019, 07:13:46 pm
Guy, before/after the install; did you happen to measure the axle to frame distance w/bike on center stand?

Ride safe, Ted

Nope. Didn't think about it, and really had no reason to do so. Probably would be good info for others, so sorry about that.... but, I will not be reversing the process to do so. I basically turned off the engineer-in-me mentality in Sept. 2011 when I retired - unless - I need it for me.

One thing I am curious about is how much the OEM shock air pressure will affect the current lean angle. I normally keep ~35 PSI in the shock, but will vary the pressure from 0 to the max 50 before I make the front end changes. Will also vary the air pressure after I change the front end to make sure I don't get into a region the bike gets a little "tippy" with a modified side stand. May load the bike up with my normal camping trip fare as well since I did have an incident one dark night years ago on the carport prepping for a trip.

The carport slab has a slight lean angle to it, and when attempting to close the LH bag, the bike just kinda faded away from my finger tips and went over. As mentioned, it was dark and I couldn't see what was happening.

Managed to get it up using "Skerts" routine..... and nothing seemed busted up, so headed off to work and TWO for a RWTW Rally later in the day for the W/E. Found out later when I got home that I had cracked the RH peg mount.

Oh, the stoopid stuff we do. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on October 25, 2019, 08:06:37 pm
From what your saying, I guess you haven't modified the side stand yet?

On my C-10 I installed emulators and stiffer springs in the front, and added a C-14 rear shock.
After that, I tried to set spring sag.
    {Feel like I got it pretty good, but pretty stiff}.

I never tried to set the sag with the OEM rear shock.
   I assume you could change pressure and measure {like I did with the C-14 shock} to determine what difference the pressure makes?

NOTE: Knowing what pressure is in the rear shock is always difficult as checking pressure leaks enough air to change pressure that remains in the shock.  To get the pressures I want, I rigged a regulator/gauge/tire chuck with quick connect,,, to hook at the end of my air hose.
To fill the shock, I set the gauge pressure to the pressure I want, then hold the chuck to the shock until air flow stops, and quickly remove the chuck. Resultant pressures are very accurate.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 25, 2019, 08:54:54 pm
That's correct - I haven't touched the front end yet, so the stand hasn't been touched either. I'm not a "performance" rider, especially now, so was never concerned about the proper sag, or whatever. If it felt good to me via seat-of-the-pants eval, that was good enough.

My front end is simple enough - Progressive springs and a decal.

Now, I basically fill the shock air pressure the same. With six (6) regulators scattered about in my air system, one of them has to correct - eh?

If the wx holds tomorrow, I may take the bike out before I mess with the front end just to see how it handles. If the wx turns to poo, we'll drop the front and and mod the side stand as necessary.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on October 25, 2019, 10:13:47 pm
Guy, before/after the install; did you happen to measure the axle to frame distance w/bike on center stand?

Ride safe, Ted

Nope. Didn't think about it, and really had no reason to do so. Probably would be good info for others, so sorry about that.... but, I will not be reversing the process to do so. I basically turned off the engineer-in-me mentality in Sept. 2011 when I retired - unless - I need it for me.

One thing I am curious about is how much the OEM shock air pressure will affect the current lean angle. I normally keep ~35 PSI in the shock, but will vary the pressure from 0 to the max 50 before I make the front end changes. Will also vary the air pressure after I change the front end to make sure I don't get into a region the bike gets a little "tippy" with a modified side stand. May load the bike up with my normal camping trip fare as well since I did have an incident one dark night years ago on the carport prepping for a trip.

The carport slab has a slight lean angle to it, and when attempting to close the LH bag, the bike just kinda faded away from my finger tips and went over. As mentioned, it was dark and I couldn't see what was happening.

Managed to get it up using "Skerts" routine..... and nothing seemed busted up, so headed off to work and TWO for a RWTW Rally later in the day for the W/E. Found out later when I got home that I had cracked the RH peg mount.

Oh, the stoopid stuff we do.

Oh my, I remember that ride... and always bless you for making it my favorite...   :great: :great: :beerchug:


The bike looks good like that I will say, I don't think I'd mess with the front, without riding a bit more, as it is now. that combo of the tire and rocker, seems nice, and face it we ain't scraping pegs these days, so the long ride front stability may be a nice feature.. and not twitchey after all...


400 miles to go eh, ? I say jump on it and come up here for a visit, before thee snow fly's...  >:D >:D
I miss riding with you.
 :'( :'( ;) ;)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 26, 2019, 01:19:40 pm
First ride on the lowered (rear only at this point) to the USPO was okay. With my weight still on the seat, had to be careful that I allowed the stand to go past center and stop at its forward-most position. Also careful with the final lean angle to make sure it wasn’t too “tippy” once I got off. This will get corrected once I lower the front end about ¾” inch and change the angle of the side stand to compensate.

Noticed a little head shake with the cruise set at about 55mph on a slightly level road, but no decel head shake when coasting to a stop approaching a light. The steady, level road shake seemed to go away once I got some heat in the tires (Shinko SR733 front/SR734 rear). Tire pressure is set at 42 PSI front and rear. Rear suspension seemed to be a little more abrupt in its compliance when traveling over bumps, but that may have been due to the cooler temps (~54 deg.) and stiffer side walls of the bias tires. Ride Thursday wasn’t too bad with the temps in the 70’s, but the bike hadn’t been lowered yet either. Haven’t checked my rear shock air pressure yet. Will do that later once I get the bike back up on the lift and supported should I allow the pressure to get too low, but just not today. have some other stuff I need to take care of.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on October 28, 2019, 10:52:52 am
Installed a used rifle windscreen (eBay find) and then did a ride up skyline drive over the weekend. Enjoyed the beautiful fall colors, and the grey sky’s kept the crowds to a manageable level. Decided with the better wind deflection, to continue riding in to work a little longer into fall.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 28, 2019, 09:18:05 pm
First ride on the lowered (rear only at this point) to the USPO was okay. With my weight still on the seat, had to be careful that I allowed the stand to go past center and stop at its forward-most position. Also careful with the final lean angle to make sure it wasn’t too “tippy” once I got off. This will get corrected once I lower the front end about ¾” inch and change the angle of the side stand to compensate.

Noticed a little head shake with the cruise set at about 55mph on a slightly level road, but no decel head shake when coasting to a stop approaching a light. The steady, level road shake seemed to go away once I got some heat in the tires (Shinko SR733 front/SR734 rear). Tire pressure is set at 42 PSI front and rear. Rear suspension seemed to be a little more abrupt in its compliance when traveling over bumps, but that may have been due to the cooler temps (~54 deg.) and stiffer side walls of the bias tires. Ride Thursday wasn’t too bad with the temps in the 70’s, but the bike hadn’t been lowered yet either. Haven’t checked my rear shock air pressure yet. Will do that later once I get the bike back up on the lift and supported should I allow the pressure to get too low, but just not today. have some other stuff I need to take care of.

Update: Haven’t taken her out yet, but completed the lowering process today.

Raised the tubes up in the front clamps by ¾”, dropped the rear shock pressure to “0”, then tweaked the sidestand so there was somewhat of a decent lean angle when sitting on the level garage floor. Boosted the shock pressure up to 30 PSI and the lean angle changed accordingly. I think we’re good.

We’ll leave things as they are for now and get it out on the road tomorrow to see how she rides/handles.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 29, 2019, 02:28:12 pm
First ride on the lowered (rear only at this point) to the USPO was okay. With my weight still on the seat, had to be careful that I allowed the stand to go past center and stop at its forward-most position. Also careful with the final lean angle to make sure it wasn’t too “tippy” once I got off. This will get corrected once I lower the front end about ¾” inch and change the angle of the side stand to compensate.

Noticed a little head shake with the cruise set at about 55mph on a slightly level road, but no decel head shake when coasting to a stop approaching a light. The steady, level road shake seemed to go away once I got some heat in the tires (Shinko SR733 front/SR734 rear). Tire pressure is set at 42 PSI front and rear. Rear suspension seemed to be a little more abrupt in its compliance when traveling over bumps, but that may have been due to the cooler temps (~54 deg.) and stiffer side walls of the bias tires. Ride Thursday wasn’t too bad with the temps in the 70’s, but the bike hadn’t been lowered yet either. Haven’t checked my rear shock air pressure yet. Will do that later once I get the bike back up on the lift and supported should I allow the pressure to get too low, but just not today. have some other stuff I need to take care of.

Update: Haven’t taken her out yet, but completed the lowering process today.

Raised the tubes up in the front clamps by ¾”, dropped the rear shock pressure to “0”, then tweaked the sidestand so there was somewhat of a decent lean angle when sitting on the level garage floor. Boosted the shock pressure up to 30 PSI and the lean angle changed accordingly. I think we’re good.

We’ll leave things as they are for now and get it out on the road tomorrow to see how she rides/handles.

Update: After a 25 mile ride this morning running some errands, we're happy with the results, and we're done.

Finally - Back to your normal programming.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-t8WMqQZ/1/6b12ee6d/XL/Img_5353-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-9GL5Mcx/1/9528db0c/XL/Img_5355-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on October 30, 2019, 12:54:19 am
First ride on the lowered (rear only at this point) to the USPO was okay. With my weight still on the seat, had to be careful that I allowed the stand to go past center and stop at its forward-most position. Also careful with the final lean angle to make sure it wasn’t too “tippy” once I got off. This will get corrected once I lower the front end about ¾” inch and change the angle of the side stand to compensate.

Noticed a little head shake with the cruise set at about 55mph on a slightly level road, but no decel head shake when coasting to a stop approaching a light. The steady, level road shake seemed to go away once I got some heat in the tires (Shinko SR733 front/SR734 rear). Tire pressure is set at 42 PSI front and rear. Rear suspension seemed to be a little more abrupt in its compliance when traveling over bumps, but that may have been due to the cooler temps (~54 deg.) and stiffer side walls of the bias tires. Ride Thursday wasn’t too bad with the temps in the 70’s, but the bike hadn’t been lowered yet either. Haven’t checked my rear shock air pressure yet. Will do that later once I get the bike back up on the lift and supported should I allow the pressure to get too low, but just not today. have some other stuff I need to take care of.

Update: Haven’t taken her out yet, but completed the lowering process today.

Raised the tubes up in the front clamps by ¾”, dropped the rear shock pressure to “0”, then tweaked the sidestand so there was somewhat of a decent lean angle when sitting on the level garage floor. Boosted the shock pressure up to 30 PSI and the lean angle changed accordingly. I think we’re good.

We’ll leave things as they are for now and get it out on the road tomorrow to see how she rides/handles.

Update: After a 25 mile ride this morning running some errands, we're happy with the results, and we're done.

Finally - Back to your normal programming.

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-t8WMqQZ/1/6b12ee6d/XL/Img_5353-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Lowering-Connie/i-9GL5Mcx/1/9528db0c/XL/Img_5355-XL.jpg)


What are those things hanging off your helmet locks ? Just curious .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on October 30, 2019, 08:25:34 am
Here ya go.
https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Stainless-Extension-Connector-Motorcycle/dp/B07NQSGGDK/ref=pd_sbs_263_t_1/144-9127710-8840208?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NQSGGDK&pd_rd_r=f701890e-092c-4985-9cc0-79acfeaedf8d&pd_rd_w=ZyvZL&pd_rd_wg=GCDE3&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=GDFRTMYT69QH336NSRQM&psc=1&refRID=GDFRTMYT69QH336NSRQM (https://www.amazon.com/Universal-Stainless-Extension-Connector-Motorcycle/dp/B07NQSGGDK/ref=pd_sbs_263_t_1/144-9127710-8840208?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07NQSGGDK&pd_rd_r=f701890e-092c-4985-9cc0-79acfeaedf8d&pd_rd_w=ZyvZL&pd_rd_wg=GCDE3&pf_rd_p=5cfcfe89-300f-47d2-b1ad-a4e27203a02a&pf_rd_r=GDFRTMYT69QH336NSRQM&psc=1&refRID=GDFRTMYT69QH336NSRQM)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on October 30, 2019, 10:25:23 am
Hi Guy, that was a great photo with the backlight showing your sidestand profile. I have 17" wheels and the Zzr rear shock and my sidestand is a little tall and I have to be careful to pick a flat or downhill on the sidestand side parking place. Did you apply heat to help in the bending, looks like your bend was concentrated at the top of the "A" brace.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 30, 2019, 11:04:47 am
Hi Guy, that was a great photo with the backlight showing your sidestand profile. I have 17" wheels and the Zzr rear shock and my sidestand is a little tall and I have to be careful to pick a flat or downhill on the sidestand side parking place. Did you apply heat to help in the bending, looks like your bend was concentrated at the top of the "A" brace.

Thank you.

Bud nailed it. In use you slip the stem through the D-rings of your helmet strap and it gives you some extra room to lock up your helmet. Mine were chromed when I first got them a looong time ago. The reflections kinda glitter as they moved around in the headlight beam of a following vehicle.

And yes, I did apply heat just above the triangulated brace on the stand. The exact location is what I was giving Ted grief about in an earlier post. On the lift with the bike strapped vertical, I used my oxy-acel torch to get it red hot, then angled it up slightly by clampng on a large Cresent wrench just above the foot. With a hefty round bar run through the hole in the wrench handle, I applied a twisting, bending upward motion. Allowed it to air cool, then hit it with some black touch-up paint to keep the rust at bay.

I didn't have to move it far, for even with the tubes raised up 3/4" in the front, the bike was still somewhat stable on level ground due to the over sized Wing tires.

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on October 30, 2019, 12:50:11 pm
Regarding those "chromed things" (extensions). I was introduced to them when they came with my Wing and when I installed helmet locks on my C-14 (yes C-14) I bought them and velcro'd them onto my topbox wall, so they didn't dangle like on my Wing and in the picture. Might be something to do in the pannier of a C-10 if you don't want them "hanging out there in the breeze."  :))
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 30, 2019, 01:07:49 pm
Regarding those "chromed things" (extensions). I was introduced to them when they came with my Wing and when I installed helmet locks on my C-14 (yes C-14) I bought them and velcro'd them onto my topbox wall, so they didn't dangle like on my Wing and in the picture. Might be something to do in the pannier of a C-10 if you don't want them "hanging out there in the breeze."  :))

Mine turned into somewhat of a curiosity over the years, with a number of folks saying they couldn't figure out what was glittering on the back of my bike.

Definitely convenient where they are currently hanging.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on October 30, 2019, 08:37:05 pm
Sometimes, you just need your dangly things shining out there.. :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 30, 2019, 09:15:05 pm
Sometimes, you just need your dangly things shining out there.. :beerchug:

Shaw - at my age things sure ain't shiney, nor are they dangly..... but do make do with what I still have control of - mostly.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on October 30, 2019, 10:11:26 pm
Well , those are pretty slick . Ordered a set . They will live in my tank bag which lives on my bike . I'm pretty sure the noise they make bakc there would drive me nuts .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on October 30, 2019, 10:30:24 pm
Well , those are pretty slick . Ordered a set . They will live in my tank bag which lives on my bike . I'm pretty sure the noise they make bakc there would drive me nuts .

The only time I hear anything from them is when I'm rolling the bike around in the garage and the bike moves side-to-side. Have never heard a peep under normal riding conditions.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on November 07, 2019, 07:53:26 pm
Decided to put a little more of a tweak in the side stand so the bike would lean over a little more. With the lower shock air pressure (35 PSI), bike's suspension would compress more than I was comfortable with once a heavily loaded saddle bag was hung on the side.

No pix this time, but that's what I did to my C-10 today.

Yesterday, I dropped off a spare seat (actually, my original) I had to get recovered; the seams were separating. The fella just sent me a note that it was done and ready for P/U ($80). I'll ride out there tomorrow and swap it out with the seat that's on the bike now since it's having the same issues, and have it redone too.

Before ya'll squawk at the price, I have seen this fella's work + have the testimony from a couple of others who have had him do their seats. I have no doubts it'll be first rate, and look forward to seeing it first hand.

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

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

Some pix:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Seat-1-11-08-19/i-q2T2k2k/0/e6b87640/XL/Img_5370-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Seat-1-11-08-19/i-mQBkmPn/0/2d704797/XL/IMG_5368-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Seat-1-11-08-19/i-JNb9MSW/0/2bca61e1/XL/IMG_5369-XL.jpg)

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycle-Repair/Seat-1-11-08-19/i-XrWgWjv/0/97a1763f/XL/IMG_5372-XL.jpg)

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on November 10, 2019, 01:35:30 am
Did filter and oil change and added fuel stabilizer.  It's all ready for a long winter nap and will be ready for a new owner next spring.  ;D :D
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on November 24, 2019, 09:25:30 pm
Received my braided lines and speed bleeders from Murphs.
Rear, 2 line front and clutch. Did the rear as that was holding me back
from test driving her after all the work I’ve done over the summer.
Easy to do and the bike ran awesome.
Filled up tank with 90 non-ethanol and 2 oz. of TWC3 👍
Also put on my Shodabeen decal for extra boost and props🤛
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on December 03, 2019, 06:31:20 am
Winter catch up on a little maintenance. Replaced grips, installed a NEP throttle lock with thumb control down. Stripped and repainted bar weights as they were getting tatty. Replaced fuse in auxiliary power tap off battery. Blown because a little screw got in there some how to short it. Topped off battery charge from outside source. Cold day clear day 24 MPH winds.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on December 06, 2019, 03:59:38 pm
Took a 3 hour jaunt mid day yesterday. Took a gander through hill and dale in north Louisiana on two lane black tops. Nice brisk ride, very little traffic on nice country roads save for two cages on the wrong side of the road in blind curves. If I had been in a cage myself there would have been damage. Blessed as it was. Seems this is regular fare when out riding now. Someone is always doing something. Mostly cell phones do believe. Just have to be careful as can. Beaut of a day and magnificent ride otherwise.

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

Would have thought the big C10 would have been less affected. Ha! Wish I could do it again today!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bob_C_CT on December 07, 2019, 01:36:53 pm
Lee, 5k miles is not long enough since valve adjustment to be concerned. How many miles do you have on the bike? I have 60k and 10k+ since last valve adjust, if I recall they were a little tight and as the miles rack up I don't think they move as much as a low mile bike would. If you have a place to host a tech session or attend one local to you it isn't that hard to adjust them. The most time is spent removing plastics and removing and installing valve cover.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on December 07, 2019, 01:47:48 pm
Thanks for heads up on valves. I have not done the valves myself yet but will next time. Could have been gas. This particular C10 with 23k on it has always been exceptional smooth sounding and feeling in bars is minimal. Much like proverbial sewing machine. Could be it is just getting broke in! Ha!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 17, 2019, 01:31:09 pm
Yesterday..........

Getting close:
(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Motorcycles/i-fzqdKRV/0/70581d6f/XL/Connie%20mileage%2012-16-19-XL.jpg)

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

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/200000-miles-1995-Connie-12-18-19/i-ChH53Mw/0/9e14e14d/XL/200K-XL.jpg)

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on December 18, 2019, 07:04:22 pm
 :great: :great: :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 18, 2019, 07:51:58 pm
:great: :great: :)

Closest I could get and be out of harms way for the pix.   :truce:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Chuck Landis on December 18, 2019, 08:04:34 pm
Congrats Guy on the milestone. What year is your Connie?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 18, 2019, 08:20:20 pm
Congrats Guy on the milestone. What year is your Connie?

!995

On the Jamestown (VA) ferry a couple of years ago:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Misc-Motorcycles/i-FwqMr4S/0/c09eb678/XL/IMG_3369-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Chuck Landis on December 18, 2019, 10:42:06 pm
Looks Good!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on December 18, 2019, 11:01:03 pm
'Nuff said:

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/200000-miles-1995-Connie-12-18-19/i-ChH53Mw/0/9e14e14d/XL/200K-XL.jpg)

 :beerchug:


Does it have that new bike smell again ? 😁
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on December 18, 2019, 11:38:23 pm
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

OLO!

Unfortunately, no.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on December 25, 2019, 10:00:17 pm
Took her out for a 35 mile Christmas Day spin through the twisties  to test my new heated gloves. Like ‘em so much I’m debating tomorrows 4:30 am ride to work on two wheels instead of four.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on December 26, 2019, 10:04:59 am
Ok, 27 degree F is cold, really cold, and even more so at 75 mph. Lesson learned.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on January 02, 2020, 01:04:49 pm
Took Blue to what used to be the drivers ed driving course at the high school, so my nephew Greg could take his first ride on a "big" bike.  He rides a WR250 Yamaha, so this was a different experience for him.  I was really pleased with how well he did on such a different bike than his usual ride.  He shifted flawlessly until the camera was turned on.  Hope to do some touring with him in the future if things work out.  There are always obstacles to such plans, but that is my wish anyway.  Here's a short video of his ride.  Future COGger?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi08P1pDs4g&t=45s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi08P1pDs4g&t=45s)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on January 05, 2020, 10:21:31 pm
Did 30mi round trip on twisties hill and dale near my house for a few minutes. Blessed to have such blacktop so close.

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

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

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

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

Will be mocking up with a wood plate to model first. That is currently next step when can get back to it.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connieklr on January 12, 2020, 06:07:06 pm
No mechanican today since the temps are in the high 60's. For early January, I'll take it and we will probably pay the consequences later on.

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

EDIT: 6 down a little earlier, and they're perfect.   :13:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on January 13, 2020, 01:39:29 am
Worked on DIY caliper bracket fabrication mock up for early model 87 C10. Got two of four holes tapped on aluminum mock up plate. Also roughed in exterior shape. Hope to get caliper mount holes drilled and tapped Tuesday maybe. Once complete will use this aluminum mockup as template to convert to steel inner plate with maybe a thinner aluminum outer plate. Like the idea of one inner plate though. Using brembo calipers off a 07 BMW k1200s. Going with steel on inner so I do not have to use thread inserts into aluminum. Tying to keep every thing super simple and stock looking.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on January 13, 2020, 10:27:04 am
Removed a dead mouse from the trap under it.  I'm ready for spring to come.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JS on January 13, 2020, 11:52:53 am
Installed new foam grips on my 1997 with almost 40,000 miles.. Could not find exact match but the replacements are close and much better plus the price was right.

UPDATE: Well I am going to have to back pedal on the EMGO sponge grips a bit. The grips are a little too soft especially with gloves and will be replaced. Good news is the EMGOs were less than $8.00 delivered.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JS on January 14, 2020, 03:43:13 am
Greased it, washed it and went for a long overdue ride...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 19, 2020, 12:44:42 am
Tried to crank it.
I think the battery is kaput..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on January 19, 2020, 08:06:10 pm
Placed foam in the back vent of the mid-fairing on both sides and went for a 30 mile ride in the mid-40's temps.
With that and the fairing extenders, it was quite comfortable.
Bike ran great and a blast.  :great: :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Nickrides on January 21, 2020, 11:45:02 pm
Ted
Didn't just put a new battery in?
Or was that in a C-14?
Do you own both?
Nick
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on January 22, 2020, 02:38:17 pm
I own a C-10 and a C-14..
  Just put a battery in the C-14. Now the C-10 needs one too... Arghhh..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on January 22, 2020, 03:39:56 pm
Battery tender? I've got one for each bike and the lawn mower. I used to put a battery in the mower every other year because it sits out in the unheated shop. Of course, it doesn't help with heat and vibration death.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Oldschool on January 27, 2020, 02:06:25 pm
Just got back from a 5500 mile ride from Phoenix to Key West, FL and back. Took back roads the whole way. took 19 days to make the trip.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Swampcat on February 04, 2020, 12:46:51 am
New (to me by way of Vic Salisbury) 52L Givi top box. It's sad to see the distinctive Shoodaben top box go, but it was going to need replacement soon due to failing pieces. Lots of space now.

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ron203 on February 05, 2020, 12:20:46 pm
 :great:  Mine's traveled many miles.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on February 05, 2020, 10:34:31 pm
Err Ron. That's not a C-10.

My son and I are working to resurrect a C-10 that has set for many years.
 Last week we measured piston heights, did a compression check, and got it to run e'nuff to feel the engine is sound.
 Followed that with a clean/rebuilt the carbs.
 Hope to get them installed soon.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on February 08, 2020, 01:20:51 am
New 8.8 MM drill bit and M10 x 1.25 tap arrived today!

Was able to complete my DIY steel brake caliper brackets for my early 87 C10. Everything fits nicely. Using 300mm Yamaha floating discs and BMW/Brembo 36/32 mm calipers. HoRah!

Going to drill the brackets to lighten them a bit and then paint them with a hammered bronze/black paint next. Yeah getting there!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on February 16, 2020, 06:47:05 pm
Brought it out of hibernation.  It still runs like a champ.  Ready for it's new owner! :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Rideezdale on March 01, 2020, 09:05:42 pm
Sold it!

Now onward to many miles and smiles on the c14  :great: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on March 01, 2020, 10:21:35 pm
Oil change and general wipe down. Ready for a 70 mile trip in to work tomorrow in 39 degree weather. Anyone care to voice an opinion on how critical fork oil changes are? I haven’t done one yet( I’ve had the bike just over 10k miles), and kinda dreading the task to be honest.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on March 04, 2020, 04:43:41 pm
My son and I are working to resurrect a C-10 that has set for many years.
 Last week we measured piston heights, did a compression check, and got it to run e'nuff to feel the engine is sound.
 Followed that with a clean/rebuilt the carbs.
 Hope to get them installed soon.

Ride safe, Ted

Finally got back to the resurrection...

Carbs done, installed, and got it started.
   Runs good. Idles good.
   Realized that it has Steve's 2 min kit in it.
    Will install foam on next work day.
Bled and exercised the brake calipers.
   Were binding some, air in the system, and fluids were dark.
      Seem ok for a test ride now. {Prolly rebuild calipers eventually}.

After all of that, will start figuring out the pile of plastic and screws.
     {All parts are mixed and came to us in a box (or 3)}.  :-[ :-[

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on March 04, 2020, 06:28:29 pm
Aired the tires on the '99 yesterday, selected prime for about 45 seconds then back to run. First press of the starter gave about a 10 second run. 2nd press and it stayed running and the rpm picked up as each cylinder came on line until the en-richer could be dialed back some. Only about a 20 mile ride to the hardware store but it sure felt good to be on two wheels. Not sure if I will get a chance to put the '05 back together this week but I do have the carb bowl back form Steve so I might get a chance to do some on it tomorrow. I only get about 2 hours a day to work on it and want all of that when I start back on with the carb rack.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 05, 2020, 06:55:52 pm
I can reply on this one now!

Took the advice of folks here and tightened up the coolant hose clamps. Yup, fixed my minor leak. Had no idea those things would back off as much as they did.

I bought a new temp sender unit, that I hope to replace tonight, along with the battery. I think its about 5 or 6 years old. Put a battery in the wing a few weeks ago, might as well do the connie.

Last I need to order replacement parts for the tip over bars. They never were 'used' but the mounting tabs have just given up over the last year, so they need to be replaced.

I'm hoping to have a good solid year with the connie in 2020. 2019 was pretty sparse riding.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on March 07, 2020, 09:09:26 am
I can reply on this one now!

Took the advice of folks here and tightened up the coolant hose clamps. Yup, fixed my minor leak. Had no idea those things would back off as much as they did.

I bought a new temp sender unit, that I hope to replace tonight, along with the battery. I think its about 5 or 6 years old. Put a battery in the wing a few weeks ago, might as well do the connie.

Last I need to order replacement parts for the tip over bars. They never were 'used' but the mounting tabs have just given up over the last year, so they need to be replaced.

I'm hoping to have a good solid year with the connie in 2020. 2019 was pretty sparse riding.

Every time I am close to a hose clamp and can get to it I give it a turn . Most of the time they need a little tightening .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 08, 2020, 11:54:39 pm
So much room for activities!

Connie saw some love this weekend.

Yesterday I replaced the temp sending unit and yay I have the temp gauge back!

Today I got the oil changed, both motor and final drive, replaced a burnt out license plate bulb, replaced the rear brake pads and bled the rear brake line w/ fresh fluid.

Next week, I'll replace the front pads and bleed the front system, put on the new tip over bar mounts, and change the rear shock oil, and then I think she is 100 percent for the 2020 season.

Well, minus the tires. She needs tires. Bad lol.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 08, 2020, 11:59:53 pm
I have the same case... And I'm not sure if they're going to get more in or not, but I highly recommend this led upgrade kit

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/admore-lighting-led-mini-kit-for-givi-e52-topcases-with-existing-givi-light-kit (https://www.twistedthrottle.com/admore-lighting-led-mini-kit-for-givi-e52-topcases-with-existing-givi-light-kit)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Swampcat on March 09, 2020, 10:03:27 pm
I have the same case... And I'm not sure if they're going to get more in or not, but I highly recommend this led upgrade kit

https://www.twistedthrottle.com/admore-lighting-led-mini-kit-for-givi-e52-topcases-with-existing-givi-light-kit (https://www.twistedthrottle.com/admore-lighting-led-mini-kit-for-givi-e52-topcases-with-existing-givi-light-kit)

I suspect this was directed at me since I had the most recent post in the thread that mentioned the Givi E52...

Already done, in fact. I was able to order it direct from Admore. It makes a huge difference in visibility over the stock E52 lights.

And in new "what did I do?"...the Bullet HD Biker Pro Plus camera that I put on the bike in 2016 quit working and the manufacturer isn't responding to email. So, I replaced it with a Innovv C5 I scored used off eBay for less than 1/2 the new price. The camera is the same diameter so it was a plug-and-play replacement in the existing mount. The Innovv control head has brighter, more annoying lights than the Biker's "alien head" controller, so it's mounted under the seat instead of on the dashboard.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on March 10, 2020, 10:50:52 pm
Finish putting on the superbike bar with the Storz adapter that
bowtie39 hooked me up with. :great: :great: Thank you for this sir.
Can’t believe how much of a difference it makes. Just a short ride
around the block. Slight adjustment and ride in tomorrow to work.
Digging thru my toolbox, came across the bar end weights from
my former DR650. Worked out well.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: psmith0140 on March 14, 2020, 08:44:06 pm
I bought it.   ;) 1998 49K KMs.  Very pumped. Then I read all posts met SISF Florida and now have Hydrolock angst  :o but am also very impressed with SISF.  Runs like a top. Has a COG Decal on it with Can Flag (Ontario boy). I do not see carb over flow tubes but then again I don't know what they look like. Any pics of what they look like installed? Also came with bar height extenders, but no install instructions. They look simple enough but no instructions page any idea where to find that? Thanks
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on March 14, 2020, 11:55:43 pm
https://sites.google.com/site/shoodabenengineering/intake-and-exhaust :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on March 16, 2020, 07:20:17 am
... I do not see carb over flow tubes but then again I don't know what they look like. Any pics of what they look like installed?...came with bar height extenders, but no install instructions.

I put some bar riser pics in another topic here:
http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/bar-risers-installed/ (http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/bar-risers-installed/)
A picture of overflow tubes outside parts:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on March 16, 2020, 11:40:42 am
The positive check for overflow tubes inside the carb bowls, is to attach a tube onto the nipple of the bottom of the bowl and blow into it. If it flows air then overflow tubes are installed. No airflow= no overflow tubes.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: psmith0140 on March 19, 2020, 12:14:41 pm
Thanks all. Installed handle bar risers dead simple just had to suck it up and start. Shimmed side stand kill switch so I could pass safety, needed to so that it would line up with side stand, nipple was slipping between stand and mounting plate (bending side stand back to original not working). Inserted a couple of washers between plate and switch. Macgyvered a very short 90 degree phillips by dremeling a no 2 phillips bit in half and taping it into a 1/4in box crescent.  Gave clearance  the saved me from pipe removal, will replace those phillips with hex screw heads. Passed safety, high marks from shop on rest of machine which is always nice.   
Checked for overflows by blowing into carbs as suggested here and by SISF, no go. Did hydrolock bent rod test. All good!
Next step working on buffing out minor scratches and JB Plastic weld a support piece on cracked mounting hole on fairing. Any feedback on Meguiar's SCRATCH X 2.0 Fine Scratch & Swirl Remover? Seems to be getting a lot of love in google search.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: watkins7121 on March 19, 2020, 08:21:14 pm
I ordered new tires today. Neglected to check the tires after I bought the bike and I've been riding around on 15 year old tires.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on March 22, 2020, 10:24:43 am
Got 3 of the 4 things I wanted to get done on Friday. Installed new brake pads on the front and bled the system and replaced the oil in the rear shock.

Final need to dos:
Install new tip over bar hardware
Have new tires mounted (trying the Avon road riders this year)
Repaint the rear tip over bars... When I got them I had plastidipped them and that has rubbed off from misc junk in the garage. The fronts have already been redone.

After those last few things the Concours is perfect and ready to ride. Seems like the only safe place out there is perhaps out riding a motorcycle....
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on March 23, 2020, 01:20:30 pm
Rolled to 45k exactly, pulled through bike into the garage for her valve adjustment, new plugs and a recharge on the battery. Rain this morning, so I’m hoping it will be dry enough this afternoon to test out the maintenance results. And time to plot the next few items to work on. Hmmm, maybe that fork oil and tighten up the head bearings?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on March 23, 2020, 02:42:46 pm
More progress on our 99 C-10 resurrection.
Parts/hardware are all in 1 box, parts missing, parts wrong, 10 miles of wiring was added to the bike by someone (??) / not all works, what is it {??}, some wiring unknown/not working, stupid virus making it harder to go get parts etc..
Geez, this is FUN!!  :great:

Yesterdays progress;
Tank on, gas etc lines hooked up.
Upper motor mount bolts replaced. {Had crash bars, but some parts missing. Had to improvise}
Right lower fairing installed. {Stupid crash bar parts held fairing off and had to remove tank etc to remove/replace those}
   {Will get correct parts off of my parts bike / stored at another location}
Discovered left fairing broken. {need to remember what glue to buy (??) and repair}
Engine running but "very" sluggish.   {discovered fuel gauge problem}
  Removed broken rheostat in the fuel gauge system. {showed gas in tank when needed to be on reserve}
Engine running but "a bit" sluggish. {discovered Steve's 2 min kit installed and no foam}
    Added foam and adjusted.  {Running great. Sharp response when we twist the throttle}  :great:
Checked for oil/coolant leaks. All is fine.
    Yahoo, possible test ride….

Suddenly, the engine won't crank over.   >:(
   {Discovered bad wiring at the clutch switch}
      {Will get clutch switch off of my parts bike}

We're getting there: but 2 steps forward and 1 back,, is making it slow going.

Ride safe, Ted

 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ONO Bob on March 26, 2020, 09:12:55 pm
Bought an 06 two years ago this week.
2 day trip to Red Mile flat track races revealed 2 things.
1. C10 was way too hot.
    Last year, per GOG suggestions, went half naked route. Helped.
    Still too hot.
    This past winter, bought a Madstad windshield off of COG, hoping air flow under shield will lesson
    negative pressure behind faring  / eliminate some of the heat.
    We'll see if it helps
2. The ergonomics aggregated my cervical stenosis - causing severe vertigo - couldn't ride more than 30 minutes.
    Converted to handle bars. Bought a home made adaptor with an after market rubber mounted clamp on COG
     Love it, took a couple 2 day trips last year, vertigo much better.
     Big chunk of home made aluminum is little different, but hey, it works.
     Handle bars are off of an old KZ900 frame my friend had sitting in the weeds behind his house.
     Not sure if they are OEM, and they are little wider than my 78 KZ650 bars, which I consider the gold standard.
     

Yesterday did Hyro lock / bent rock check per video from SISF.
   Tested good. Whew!
Last night made some vent plates from 1/8' scrap aluminum I had laying around.

NEXT - send float bowels to SISF for drain tube

Stay safe
Bob
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 01, 2020, 01:02:22 am
After 7 years got it running. Was knocked over in parking lot and need insurance settlement for other bills. Child support will do that. But now had funds to get it flushed and maintained. I found threads for fairing repair and located all the parts and was able to get all plastic n windscreen n base installed. Have too rifle bases for later. Located headlite on ebay after oem shattered when upper fell off bench. Bought fairing and windshield fastener upgrades and oil filter adapter from murphs. Last major tasks....find or replace title, get inspected and registered and get rust removed from tank and hookup heated handle bars. Life is good
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: JPD on April 05, 2020, 09:48:24 pm
Had the 99 out of the shed to do some work on another bike. The wife said since you have to start it up to drive it up the step of the shed we should take it around the block. Good that around the block is 15 miles. Bad that around the block is ONLY 15 miles. If we had started earlier I would have tried to make it 100 miles.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 05, 2020, 09:54:26 pm
Installed and tested headlight. Reinstalled upper fairing. Nice test drive around neighborhood. Nothing fell off. Tomorrow safety inspection then registration. Then finish repairs to plastics n install and ride
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 05, 2020, 10:21:15 pm
Took the "Resurrected" Bike out for a test run.
Ran good, all gears , lights, etc, worked,,, but all 3 brake calipers are dragging...  >:(

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 06, 2020, 10:59:47 pm
Got head lite installed today and worked. Took it in for inspection and passed. Rode it around the neighborhood and is running great.
Went home and started final repairs to fairing. Glued up missing tab on front right turn signal. Had to remove some of ABS sheet glued to inside of fairing so right turn signal would seat properly. Had to remove more ABS sheet so upper fairing would seat flush to inner console cowling.

Fixed long crack in lower right fairing/cowling. Last have glued some ABS tabs to front of upper fairing that will allow lower fairing/cowling to be attached to upper fairing. Old tabs broke off. Also measured all bolts for diameter and length for correct placement. Left front turn signal had the upper mounting post broke off so glued up a block of sheet ABS and glued to inside of upper fairing. Once it set will carefully drill pilot hole in ABS block for mounting screw. To reduce chance of screw breaking ABS block will use drill bits from smaller diameter to larger till proper size for mounting screw is achieved. Then carefully screw in turn signal. Hopefully this wont break off ABS block.


Once this is completed will need to remove battery box as bolts securing it to frame are badly rusted....hope can get them out without drilling.  Also the tool tray that fits on top of batter box has broken tab that looks like it should be secured by bolt to frame. If I think it is
rattling will use some ABS sheet to fix broken tab and find correct bolt to secure.


Lastly looking for local shop to remove rust and scale from fuel tank. Then ride ride ride.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 06, 2020, 11:26:27 pm
Well done!!

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 08, 2020, 06:38:43 pm
The can has rattled!
Front fairing and 2 sides are painted with the duplicolor BFM0225.  The smaller piece in front of the trailer is from the previous $900 pro paint job with the test stripe across the middle.  11 minutes left before adding clear coat.
They look darker than the bike parked 30 feet away, worst case is my test was a lighter color for not shaking the can enough back then.  I still suspect the pro job used this color paint too but after 33 years it could be un-original before I got it.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 08, 2020, 07:03:49 pm
Anxious to see how it comes out..

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 08, 2020, 07:48:01 pm
I don't think the pros will need their brown pants this time.  It has a lot of streakish patterns in it, likely because it was windy and I had to hold the can too close just to get paint on the fairing sometimes.  This picture is after the clearcoat (still drying). A swarm of newborn flies went by too, luckily they prefer blue and I only caught 1 tasting the primer coat.
Edit: Just as I was thinking I should have waited for the calm breezes I was feeling, a gust blew the 2 sides over and one got its first ding.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on April 08, 2020, 10:06:11 pm
Got the Mean Streak wheel back from the machinist.
Put in basement for now. Have some more tire miles left on the OEM wheel so I plan on wearing that out prior to the exchange. Going to replace wheel bearings and get a front Nomad rotor. Probably plan on the conversion by late summer. Or sooner depending on how many miles on get on. :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 10, 2020, 03:35:15 am
I have figured out how the lower heat shields fit togeather, they were both split. And some tabs were broken off. Also figured that pair of broken tab arent for fairing but for battery case. Also realized that should have put belly pan fairing on first. And I need to check too see if exhaust pipe heat shields are present
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 12, 2020, 04:29:07 am
I put the painted fairings on the bike.  Got a little behind schedule & finished in the dark.
It needs a wash and some compounding to fix the matte finish, I think.
Broke 1 plasti-fix tab before painting, epoxied it back on, broke it again today.
The right side has a 1/4" gap at the front between front & side fairings.
I expect the metal supports are bent a little up & left.  Something to fix later I guess.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 12, 2020, 10:18:09 am
Looks good! :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 12, 2020, 10:14:26 pm
Well done.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 13, 2020, 03:25:19 am
Got plastic back on. Have two bolts that will need to have mounting tabs redone to line up. All rubber trim is on. Repairing tool case bolt tabs tonight. Have instructions on how to rewire grip heaters. I think PO wired it up wrong then gave up on it. Last item is to remove rust from tank. Revzilla had a good DIY that doesnt require strong solvents or major sealant.  Rode her today and she is running better n better. Gonna gear up tommorow and really stretch her legs
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 13, 2020, 12:49:13 pm
This stuff mixes with water.  Make sure to use distilled water.  Works best when you can do it outside on a hot sunny day.  Most economical I have found.
https://www.amazon.com/Rust911-16-gallons-Economical-Safe-Use/dp/B0031HQJWW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rust911&qid=1586785619&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Rust911-16-gallons-Economical-Safe-Use/dp/B0031HQJWW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=rust911&qid=1586785619&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on April 13, 2020, 10:08:05 pm
Well, while not today, maybe 2 weekends ago, I did the following:

*Reinstalled the front tip over bars. WHAT A PITA. The entire time I was considering, I've never dropped the connie....why tf am I messing with these stupid things?!?!!?!

Last thing I need for the non-existent 2020 season is have my Avon RoadRider tires installed. My tire guy needs it to be warmer as he has a manual tire installing machine....so hopefully soon.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 13, 2020, 11:08:43 pm
Got her all buttoned up and decided such a nice day a couple trips around the neighborhood was called for.  Nice little jaunt was was able to at least ger her over 60 mph.  Then I dropped her in the driveway. Broke off the right front foot rest. Damn. Already ordered it off murphs. Well I was gonna clean the rust out of the tank next week so by that time will have the replacement foot peg. Now just have to find where I stored the broken one. One bright spot. The windscreen 5mm mounting nuts came in today....all the way from the UK and they work.

So while cleaning the tank will be able to fine tune fit and fitment on the fairings and cowlings, remount the tool case on battery box and
I tested out the throttlemeister bar end and it works fine. Need to pull cases out of storage and I remember I need to replace the elastic bands in the interior anyone have a way to replace these on the cheap. Thanks
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 13, 2020, 11:13:04 pm
Recent; found shorts in wiring, replaced clutch switch, replaced windshield, rebuilt all calipers, and bled brakes.
Today; Free Power mod, adjusted seat, and shifter on the 99 Connie that we're trying to resurrect.
  {We're getting closer}..  :great:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 15, 2020, 06:18:45 am
While doing other stuff I noticed that there was rattle from each mirror after being plucked by a finger. It turned out the glass was loose inside the plastic housing.  I cleaned the glass and put a bead of black silicon arou d the edges.  Hopefully they will be rattle free when they cure.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on April 18, 2020, 09:05:56 pm
Got a 50 plus mile short ride in with wife on back.  It was grand even if stay at home is still the order of the day. She had not been out in weeks and finally went stir crazy. The ride was very releasing for us both. Then I ran some essential errands to restock alone. The C10 seemed to keep wanting to get me pulled over for speeding! Do not know what it's problem was. Maybe it liked getting out too!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 18, 2020, 09:44:10 pm
Had to order Foot rest mounting bracket as that has a mounting tab broken off too. So ordered it from Partzilla along with dust boots for front brake cable and clutch cable. Have speed bleeders to make this easy as possible. Got all the plastic mounted with correct screws. There are three mounting tabs that need a little more adjustment for proper and easy fit. Got relay for grip heater project. Thinking about getting a voltmeter to monitor battery status. Hopefully will be back on road this weekend
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 21, 2020, 10:54:16 pm
Installed my new to me progressive 465 rear shock!  I like it! :)
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 22, 2020, 02:42:13 am
Rode her. Plus got positive electrode ready for tank rust removal.  Got short piece of 1/2" pvc and end cap. Found some steel bolts for sacrificial electrodes.  Drilled holes in pvc to allow liquid solution in tank to come into contact with electrode with out it contacting tank. Threaded positive wire through top of pvc wrapped around one end of electrode. Used shrink wrap to ensure wire stayed wrapped to electrode. Placed cap on end of pvc over bolt head to prevent metal to metal contact in tank.   


Now once I get most of gas out of tank by short rides I will begin rust removal. Still need to get Arm n Hammer Power Washing Soda and some kerosene. Got pea gravel and 8 gallons of vinegar for mechanical and chemical rust removal.                                                     
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on April 22, 2020, 04:23:17 pm
Don't use pea gravel.
  Whatever you use can become trapped in the narrow section at the bottom of the tank.
   I suggest use threaded Nut's, and count them before putting in tank..
      With Nuts; You might be able to get them out if they become stuck.     

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on April 26, 2020, 03:01:50 pm
Finished the rubbing  compound phase.  Spent about i hours pulling the side fairings and loosening the front, then bending metal stuff, then putting the fairings back on and checking the fit, then pull the fairings off... 8 hours. Left side now imperfect, right side is better than it was.  Not sure if it's all tilted to the right.  In any case, it will need to be rid to prove it will all stay where I put it.  One turn signal boss was a casualty.  That side was already missing one so I cut a small wood block and used E-ZPass velcro to stick it on the fairing.  I pre-drilled to avoid splitting the wood and brushed linseed oil on it to give it some protection.  The 3rd boss was too hard to fit.  It is the top one and given the wood block solution I wanted something there so I put a strip of E-ZPass velcro along the top lip of the signal and stuck it in the cut-out.  It's pretty solid but more flush than OEM, which worried me a little until I noticed flush-ness on the left side which has 3 good bosses.  The E-ZPass tape is actually a 3M product available at the big box hardware dept.
Meanwhile I used a piece of a strap hinge with a speednut clamped to it as a substitute for a tab on the front right.  It now has some sort of functioning hardware on every fastener position.  The hinge was zinc plate but it doesn't have threads so I'll worry about it down the road if I ever go down the road again.
When I had my 2-tone paint on the old fairing I used vinyl tape between colors and it didn't get too dull or fall off, so I wrapped my sorrg looking mirror bellows with vinyl tape and I like the results.
That's it for now, time for 'essential' work.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ONO Bob on April 26, 2020, 06:58:34 pm

Going over my My 2006 C10  with 18,800 miles.

1. Checked the valve clearances.
    intakes were set between 0.00 and .002, exhaust were between .002 and .004.
     The lock nuts were so tight I snapped Chraftsman 1/4' swivel trying to losen em.
         I found all the pieces except the little pin that held the swivel together.
          Ran my magnet around in the head.... hopefully it's on the floor some where.

2. Set intake to .006 and exhaust to .008
3. Checked compression.
   #1. 200.  #2  192.   # 192.    #4 205

Next steps
1. rebuild carbs.
2. replace broke center stand.

Stay safe
ONO Bob


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 26, 2020, 08:09:09 pm
I have to ask.  How did the center stand get broken?  I've broken a lot of things.  Just not a center stand.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 26, 2020, 08:17:19 pm
Well finally got enough gas out of tank by riding but decided today was day to empty it manually. Pulled all hoses and the petcock worked as should. Kept on Run setting and pulled main and reserve gas lines and no leakage from tank. Plugged lines leading to carbs and set tank on rolling cart with foam rubber to cushion it. Connected spare gas line to main petcock fitting and set to prime and gas flowed into gas can. 3 gallons later gotdammit need another can. Too Walmart to [/size]face idiots without masks and no idea what 6 feet means. Decided to get a 5 gallon can so I can empty the 2 gallon and 1 gallon cans into it plus whats left gas tank. Better to have one big bomb than 3 small ones. While tank is off gonna install bergmans quick tank release bolts. Replace Front RH footrest mounting bracket. Fix some broken tabs on fairing. Plus maybe try to get PO grip heaters working. Also will be able to put tank bra back on. After I have her back togeather gonna fit bags and tank bag back on and take her for an all day ride. [/font]
[/color][/size]Fun in the Sun.[/font]
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ONO Bob on April 26, 2020, 09:55:45 pm
I have to ask.  How did the center stand get broken?  I've broken a lot of things.  Just not a center stand.


The main part of the center stand is still there.
Just the metal arm that stuck out with the toe grab is what's missing
The bike was laid down / has a salvage title.

It looks like I have to remove the left exhaust / heater pipe to get to it.
May just live with the broken one for a while longer

Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ONO Bob on April 26, 2020, 09:59:51 pm

Going over my My 2006 C10  with 18,800 miles.

1. Checked the valve clearances.
    intakes were set between 0.00 and .002, exhaust were between .002 and .004.
     The lock nuts were so tight I snapped Chraftsman 1/4' swivel trying to losen em.
         I found all the pieces except the little pin that held the swivel together.
          Ran my magnet around in the head.... hopefully it's on the floor some where.

2. Set intake to .006 and exhaust to .008
3. Checked compression.
   #1. 200.  #2  192.   # 192.    #4 205

Next steps
1. rebuild carbs.
2. replace broke center stand.

Stay safe
ONO Bob
[

I found the missing piece of the broke swivel! Sure enough it was the head, laying a puddle of tile in the center front!   
I got VERY lucky. Just kept fishing around in the head until it stuck to my little magnet.
Man that's relief/quote]
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 26, 2020, 11:25:51 pm
I have to ask.  How did the center stand get broken?  I've broken a lot of things.  Just not a center stand.


The main part of the center stand is still there.
Just the metal arm that stuck out with the toe grab is what's missing
The bike was laid down / has a salvage title.

It looks like I have to remove the left exhaust / heater pipe to get to it.
May just live with the broken one for a while longer
Pulling a muffler is 2 bolts.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ONO Bob on April 27, 2020, 12:43:13 am
I have to ask.  How did the center stand get broken?  I've broken a lot of things.  Just not a center stand.


The main part of the center stand is still there.
Just the metal arm that stuck out with the toe grab is what's missing
The bike was laid down / has a salvage title.

It looks like I have to remove the left exhaust / heater pipe to get to it.
May just live with the broken one for a while longer
Pulling a muffler is 2 bolts.
[Yes, did that, but to get to the center mount bolt on the left side appears to req/quote]
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 27, 2020, 11:43:32 am
It looks like you might be able to remove the side stand switch and get to that bolt.  HTH
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on April 27, 2020, 08:25:48 pm
Spooned on a new Battleax B45. Old was getting worn out. Wearing out the rear and then swapping over to the Mean Streak. Once the front goes, a ZX front will go on.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on April 28, 2020, 12:28:33 am
got tank off and washed out with dawn and hot water. Used foam rubber to seal holes from fuel gauge and petcock and venting tube.
washed out till nor more suds. then filled with straight vinegar = 7.5 gallons and had to adjust plugs to fix small leaks. The vent tube was most perplexing - didnt leak gas when I first removed tank and had several gallons of gas. But after few minutes of vinegar started leaking. Had to get better tubing and applied clamp...no more leak. After few hours rust is starting to flake from surfaces and change color from dark red to light orange. A few days and it should be ready for electrolysis. While tank is sitting I fixed tabs and cracks in fairing.  Tomorrow will try to install block off plates without removiong the cylinder head cover. Any suggestions. Hopefully I will have time to install the speed bleeders and replace the dust boots on the clutch and brake master cylinder.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on April 28, 2020, 10:46:57 am
got tank off and washed out with dawn and hot water. Used foam rubber to seal holes from fuel gauge and petcock and venting tube.
washed out till nor more suds. then filled with straight vinegar = 7.5 gallons and had to adjust plugs to fix small leaks. The vent tube was most perplexing - didnt leak gas when I first removed tank and had several gallons of gas. But after few minutes of vinegar started leaking. Had to get better tubing and applied clamp...no more leak. After few hours rust is starting to flake from surfaces and change color from dark red to light orange. A few days and it should be ready for electrolysis. While tank is sitting I fixed tabs and cracks in fairing.  Tomorrow will try to install block off plates without removiong the cylinder head cover. Any suggestions. Hopefully I will have time to install the speed bleeders and replace the dust boots on the clutch and brake master cylinder.
You don't have to remove the cylinder head cover to install block off plates.  HTH
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Lee on April 28, 2020, 07:04:13 pm
Removed my cut stock spring and installed RT 1.0 springs I had around. Went from harsh to pleasant side of soft. RT calculator says I need 1.4 springs. Ha! One can not seem to find such.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on April 28, 2020, 07:13:06 pm
Disassembled, cleaned, and sprayed rear fender with Eastwood Plastic Resurfacer. Amazing stuff. First coat seemed to make it worse, but the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th coats transformed the look of a battered scratched fender. Will be doing the fairing inners and a few other bits with it over the next few days.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Derick on May 02, 2020, 04:51:01 pm
Got the new Avon tires on the Connie. These things just want to lean into corners. Just did a quick neighborhood right but I'm itching get it out on them soon.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on May 02, 2020, 07:09:18 pm
Hitting the 70’s here in Western NC. Time to switch over to my summer shield. Original that when it fogged up and was looking scratched, I cut down and painted the inside black.
Doesn’t block the wind so much but sure does cut the heat down.
Loving the ceramic coated headers I put on last year. That really helps. :great: :motonoises:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Swampcat on May 02, 2020, 09:32:15 pm
Rode it, then cleaned off the love bugs. We're both happier.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on May 22, 2020, 08:16:30 pm
Installed the Nomad front disc on the Mean Streak rim. Balance tomorrow and install.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: danodemotoman on May 23, 2020, 03:36:11 am
 Replaced rear tire.
 Replaced left mirror plate as the old one fell off with the trim piece.
 Bought new Bell automotive 00446-8  rectangular spot mirrors to replace.
 Ready for the group Oly RAT RIDE tomorrow. Usually about 5 riders.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: bowtie39 on May 23, 2020, 03:44:03 am
Replaced rear tire.
 Replaced left mirror plate as the old one fell off with the trim piece.
 Bought new Bell automotive 00446-8  rectangular spot mirrors to replace.
 Ready for the group Oly RAT RIDE tomorrow. Usually about 5 riders.
Well that's what happens when you hot rod that C10!  Rear tire and mirror falls out :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: BrianD on May 26, 2020, 11:35:42 am
Replaced front brake lines with Spiegler stainless set from Murph.  Install was a breeze and my vacuum pump and speed bleeders made easy work of the bleeding.  Made for a nice firm lever and a stronger feel to the front brakes.  :great:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ColoradoMike on May 27, 2020, 10:58:49 pm
I added a 10 watt solar trickle charger! After adding some electronics that draw on the battery I figured this would be a handy addition. I added the Battery Tender solar controller so it doesn't damage the battery. I'm not sure where I will decide to mount the solar panel but it has straps so it can easily go anywhere on the back. It charges while parked and while riding. It will be a bonus since I will be giving this bike to a friend and he doesn't have an outlet where he parks.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on May 27, 2020, 11:20:36 pm
Yesterday, I finally got the mirror repaired, so I installed that, dash, windshield, lower fairings/belly pan/seat/etc, and buttoned her up.
    Also changed oil and filter, water pump, hoses, and coolant.
Today, I finished the repack on both muffler's and I think all the drop damage {and "might as well do it while I'm here's"} are done.   :great:

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: CA-Blue on May 28, 2020, 08:59:08 pm
Hello to all I HAVE a 2001 and after 8 years in storage  >:(  I performed following service:
Carburetor rebuild and sync
Valve adjustment new gaskets
Clutch slave rebuild and rod seal
Spark plugs
Balancer adjustment
Brakes F/R
Cooling system - thermostat, cap, o-rings, hoses, water pump seal and o-rings, coolant
All fluids change
Grease gears in final drive
Front & rear tires, wheel barrings
Fuel tank clean ,tap rebuild
New battery, oil & Air filter
Murph's screws
Wash & wax
Now rides like new 20mi loop :) :beerchug:
Waiting on DMV tags to take long trip

BIG THANK YOU TO THIS CLUB all the info hear is priceless.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on June 24, 2020, 02:54:01 pm
 So, after getting a Stop and Go RCP mini air pump and Dynaplug tire repair kit for Christmas...Today I got to test them out!!!!! I also learned what its like to slowly loose pressure in a rear tire while traveling at highway speeds. Needless to say, a new Shinko 777 is on order, and I am going to have to baby her on the way home. one thing i discovered, where possible, get the set that has the reamer, my nail was so small that i had to drill out the hole to insert the plug. Guess I'm adding a 1/8" drill bit to the emergency tool kit in the pannier.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Ghost Rider 2 on June 24, 2020, 03:09:38 pm
  Installed a trailer hitch and wired bike for a 4 way flat plug.  Easiest hitch install I have ever done and wiring very simple to do also.  Test pulled my Dart trailer I pull behind my Goldwing  Connie has no problem with it.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Tour1 on June 27, 2020, 02:09:50 am
Went for my first ride since the covid hit.
I used ear plugs so of course she sounded better than without them, but she sounded real good.
Doing away with few rattles helped a lot.
A passing car swerved into my lane at the beach while I was doing the limit of 55mph.
Then it went onto the grass next to the road in front of me raising a cloud of dust worthy of a dirt road.
Then ahead of me in my lane, back onto the grass halfway, and off into the sunset ahead where I think he/she had to slow down for other cars as they all reached a traffic circle.
It will be interesting to see the effect on my shiny new paint.  It's dark out now.
Filled it up a block from home.
After 3 months of weekly starts without going anywhere and 132 miles on the tank, I got 28 mpg.
I'm sure putting it in gear will improve economy.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Bud on June 27, 2020, 09:22:40 am
Took a spin on the 01 yesterday.  When I got home, I looked down and saw lots of gas coming from the petcock area. :-\ :-\  The fuel line had come off! :-\ :-\  The old vinyl line had gotten hard and lost its grip on the nipple.  New line installed and all is good.  I was very very lucky it didn't catch fire and me along with it!
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on June 27, 2020, 11:24:47 am
Finished derusting the tank. Found all the mounting rubber. Installed an inline fuel filter. Charged the battery.  Will put gas in tank just enough to test for leaks. No leaks fire her up, take her for a test ride then if no problems fill the tank up and install all the plastic and enjoy. Also put the tank bra back on.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: ColoradoMike on June 27, 2020, 03:39:30 pm
Bud, I've had that same issue. I got the non Tygon motion pro fuel line and even with clamps it wanted to slip off. Murph's Tygon stays on great but it does create areas that look like they kink. I haven't decided, but I might just use the black OEM lines. They don't have these issues, although you can't see the fuel flowing until the fuel filter.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on June 27, 2020, 04:59:46 pm
Installed Murphs Block off plates. However; I either lost the nipples for the tubes found at Carbs 1 and 4 or they werent in shipment. My question I know their are several solutions to this but was wondering would there be any problems if one length of hose were used to connect these two tubes together.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on June 27, 2020, 05:30:24 pm
To plug the nipples, the same piece of hose can be used again if air can not flow between the carbs.
But, why not make a plug for each cap? {by cutting a piece of hose for each nipple, and plugging 1 end}
  Can be replaced later with proper cap's that is available at Auto Supplies.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on June 27, 2020, 05:43:27 pm
Was just thinking instead of having to plug both outlets with individual nipples, etc just use the same hose to seal off both. I know that would most likely need a plastic piece to join both original hoses together. In principal I dont see where this would be much different as long as the plastic piece was solid and would also restrict outlet same as individual nipples .
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on June 27, 2020, 05:57:59 pm
A solid piece would be the equivalate of doing it as I mentioned.
So, yes, it would work fine.

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on June 27, 2020, 06:03:38 pm
Thanks. I was about 99% sure it would have same effect as two separate nipples. 
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 27, 2020, 06:53:17 pm
Installed Murphs Block off plates. However; I either lost the nipples for the tubes found at Carbs 1 and 4 or they werent in shipment. My question I know their are several solutions to this but was wondering would there be any problems if one length of hose were used to connect these two tubes together.

If you are talking about the vacuum nipples, on 1 & 4, think closely... intake vacuum occurs at an opposite rotation point, between these 2 carbs.. so combining them with a hose, will create an un balanced vac issue...and, as these are CV carbs, and rely on their segregated vacuum characteristics, to operate correctly... just plug them individually, there is a reason they work like this.. $2 at Auto zone... and you have a bunch of plugs..  I guess you could ask SISF, if it makes you happy, but he will tell you the same thing.. I've "Built" a "couple" sets of carbs for these bikes in the last 17 years..  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on June 27, 2020, 07:03:21 pm
Thanks
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 28, 2020, 08:39:30 pm
Ted and I have been disCUSSING this back and forth, behind the scene... :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

for clarity, I will comment on the "tee'd" line thing...

early California bikes, with the EPA Evap cans and system, did have a T line, but that particular line was also attached to/ran to the evap pump switch device... this in turn, would kind of "buffer" the effect of reversion pulsations between the 2 carbs they were attached to... for all the 49 state bikes, those nipples were plugged, using 3 individual plugs... this is shown in the FSM... for clarity.. I've attached a pic showing the plugs with pointers, and also the notation on the Cali model...
 :beerchug: :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: crag antler on June 28, 2020, 09:06:48 pm
Ckroach, if you still need caps, shoot me a pm and I’ll send you however many you need. I have some from when I bought caps from McMaster Carr and as always there’s quite a few left😝
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on June 29, 2020, 06:11:07 pm
MOB sez {and has some proof} that The vacuum ports on Carbs #1, #3, and #4 are plugged.
    And, (I guess) No Vacuum line runs to the secondary air system.

I think that on all the C-10's that I owned {4}, the vacuum ports on Carburetor's "1 and "4 were tied together with a Tee in the line.
   A vacuum hose goes from that Tee to the Secondary Air System.

Both of us are old/crotchety, and have fading memory...  :-[
      {Don't tell anyone I sed that}.

It occurred to me that because MOB lived in Virginia and I live in TeXaS, there is a possibility that the area's differ and the carbs are not the same set up...

Would some of you please look at your unaltered bikes and tell us;
   A}  3 of your carbs have plugs, and #2 has a hose that runs to the petcock.
   B}  only #3 is plugged,  #1 and #4  are T'd, and #2 has a hose that runs to the petcock.

Ride safe, Ted


Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on June 29, 2020, 06:40:55 pm
 :)) :))

funny you mentioned my Virginia experience.. you crotchety old man...

actually my '86 was a Cali bike, but I bought it used, and even tho it had the canister, (which I ended up removing, along with all the smog stuff) it had 3 plugs.. soo... I can't say for sure now... my COGZilla bike, '88, was from N. Carolina, and I know it had 3 plugs also...
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: cra-z1000 on June 29, 2020, 10:52:01 pm
"A" for mine , I changed it after smog delete .. I did not see a point in "t"ing the 2 carbs together . Is there a reason to do that ?
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on June 29, 2020, 11:40:26 pm
The question is; What was it "before" the Smog delete?

Also, if it was "A", and had 3 carbs plugged, what vacuum was attached to the Secondary Air control valve?

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Boomer on June 30, 2020, 10:14:29 am
This weekend I fitted a voltmeter to the right side inner fairing and finished fitting 4" headlights to the crash bars.
Yes, I have even MORE lights on "Otto" and will have to take some pics if he passes the upcoming MOT inspection without them telling me to remove them.
The new lights are 4" Dominators that I split so I could mount one inside each of the crash bars.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorbike-Headlight-Headlamp-Halogen-Dominator/dp/B00S3ZPP7M/ref=sr_1_1? (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorbike-Headlight-Headlamp-Halogen-Dominator/dp/B00S3ZPP7M/ref=sr_1_1?)
They are fitted with LED H4 bulbs and I have a switch that enables their use with dipped beam, or not.
They always come on with high beam.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: connie_rider on July 02, 2020, 06:53:53 pm
Didn't do anything.
Still waiting for the %&%$ parts to arrive...  >:(

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on July 02, 2020, 07:45:31 pm
Bought set of wire connectors (bayonet)? that will be used to reconnect corroded pair that I believe is preventing Connie from starting. The clock would be on but when I tried to just go to on it would go out so traced it to this corroded red/white wire that came apart when I examined it. Will have plenty of time to fix it this weekend.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: croach1776 on July 03, 2020, 07:18:18 pm
Fixed electrical issue at JBox cut out corroded bayonet connectors and flowed a little solder on twisted bare wires. Inserted an crimped both male and female connectors and applied some heat shrink to whole connection. Voila now I have power to lights and gauges. Installed Wix 3006 fuel filter. Clamped all fuel lines and breather tubes and fuel sensor. Used tie wraps to secure and protect cables and tubes.  Installed Murphs quick release tank bolts. Installed Tank Bra.  Cleaned up area around JBox and made sure all outside connectors were installed on mounting brackets. Fired her up after 2 months of working on her.  Finally applied registration sticker for 2021. Last one was 2012.  Will top off tank this evening and then have shakedown ride this weekend to make sure no fuel leaks or other issues. Then re-install all plastics. Life is good
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Vince on July 04, 2020, 07:11:09 pm
I didn't put a new Radiator Fan Thermal Switch in... because the $50 part that showed up was actually an $8 knockoff. Thought I was saving shipping time going with a closer ebay seller... but at least paypal paid me back. New one's on it's way from a Kawasaki shop...  ::)

But, along the way, I did boil-test my thermostat... not fun getting it out without dropping the carb rack but it can be done.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: badger on July 04, 2020, 10:00:42 pm
Well, Amazing finally delivered the trip 7 tire and I got it mounted late in the day yesterday. Put it on this morning and spun her around the block. Gosh how I’ve missed our alone time together. I did bob the rear fender. Cut about 6” off so it stops almost flush with the side reflectors and the bottom of her bags. Think it looks better this way, and it’s a lot easier to roll a rear tire in, when on the center stand. Will post a pic when I reinstall the bags.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: Jai on July 05, 2020, 10:35:33 pm
Did spark plugs, valve adjustment and replaced the fuel filter on my new-to-me 2002.
Spark plugs had a little oil on them, so I replaced all gaskets using the Murph Kit. It arrived 4 ahead of schedule - God bless Murph.
Did the hydrolock test, came back negative.
Nearly all the valves required adjustment (15k miles on the bike). Some were tight, some were loose. All are good now.
Bike previously had a sintered bronze-style inline fuel filter. Replaced it with the Napa 3006, which is significantly larger. Located it in on top of carb #2, and ensured that the fuel path is downhill and as smooth as possible.
Following 20 mile test ride: bike builds revs more eagerly and smoothly than before. Sounds much nicer doing it, too. Upto 70 mph (~4200 rpm in 6th), it is quite smooth. Anything above, and the bars start buzzing quite a lot. I realize that I need to do a carb sync before really drawing any conclusions - this test ride was mostly to make sure my fuel-filter routing wasn't causing any starving issues, and that none of my new gaskets were leaking.
Excited to continue bringing this bike to its potential.
Title: Re: What did You Do to your C-10 Today?
Post by: MichiGlenn on July 06, 2020, 11:12:11 pm
I finally dialed in the T-Cro shift linkage that I bought 2 years ago off the forum for my 2001 C10. 
I also re-installed the saddlebag antler that a friend welded for me.