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Offline bobgroger

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New owner Seattle area
« on: June 23, 2017, 03:09:31 am »
I have been considering a C14 for a while now, and finally one came along I couldn't say no to. My Avatar is me on my brand new '76 KZ900 doing my first burnout. I rode that for 4 years then life put riding on hold until 4 years ago. I found a really nice Suzuki GS850 that had been parked in a storage unit for 18 years. I fixed it up, went on a few rides with guys from the GSResources.com group, and I was hooked again. 3 more GS1100e's followed, one is a drag bike. I finally needed a gentleman's cruise missile.

It finally showed up on Craigslist at the local Harley dealer, a 2009 model with 24k miles for sub-5k. The deal is done, I have ~300 miles on it, and am reading up on the quirks of this bike. I plan to first bring the maintenance up to date as if it had never had any. Valve adjustment is first on my list, then pulsing brakes, replace all fuel, cooling, and brake rubber, and a flash. I want it quiet, but hope I can find a slip-on that doesn't weigh 40 pounds....

I will try to search before I post the questions you have answered 100 times before. Nice virtually meeting yo, hope we can do some riding as well....

Bob Groger
Maple Valley, WA
09 C14 24k
'80 GS1100e Dragbike 8k
'83 GS1100e stock 42k
'80 GS850 my favorite bike 18k

Offline NinjaBreadMan

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Re: New owner Seattle area
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 03:15:18 am »
I have been considering a C14 for a while now, and finally one came along I couldn't say no to. My Avatar is me on my brand new '76 KZ900 doing my first burnout. I rode that for 4 years then life put riding on hold until 4 years ago. I found a really nice Suzuki GS850 that had been parked in a storage unit for 18 years. I fixed it up, went on a few rides with guys from the GSResources.com group, and I was hooked again. 3 more GS1100e's followed, one is a drag bike. I finally needed a gentleman's cruise missile.

It finally showed up on Craigslist at the local Harley dealer, a 2009 model with 24k miles for sub-5k. The deal is done, I have ~300 miles on it, and am reading up on the quirks of this bike. I plan to first bring the maintenance up to date as if it had never had any. Valve adjustment is first on my list, then pulsing brakes, replace all fuel, cooling, and brake rubber, and a flash. I want it quiet, but hope I can find a slip-on that doesn't weigh 40 pounds....

I will try to search before I post the questions you have answered 100 times before. Nice virtually meeting yo, hope we can do some riding as well....

Bob Groger
Maple Valley, WA

Hi Bob, and welcome to COG!  I'm in the Seattle area also, but north (Lake Stevens).  Try to join us for the ride Saturday called "Longest Day Ride".  Link below has more information:
https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=243714&mo=6&tDate=%7Bd%20%272017-06-09%27%7D
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previous bikes 2006 C10, 1977 Z1000
Jet Ski ST-15F & STX-900
Lake Stevens, WA

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Re: New owner Seattle area
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 03:33:36 am »
Yes join us if you can. Running the north Cascades on a bike is a blast. I'm going to join the group closer to the east side and I am considering riding my Z1. I recently acquired a 42 year old carb rack that sat on a shelf for 40 of those years. The carbs were unmolested and cleaned up nicely. Now runs like a Z1 should.  My Avatar is a poor picture of my current Z1b. Looks better in person. 

Oh shoot were are my manners. Congrats on the bike. I have a 09 as well. Valve check should not be due for awhile if there is only 5K on the clock. If an ABS model the rear brake fluid should be changed soon.  Tim 
« Last Edit: June 23, 2017, 03:41:05 am by Goldfingers, Reason: manners »
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Re: New owner Seattle area
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 09:25:49 pm »
 :welcome:
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Re: New owner Seattle area
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 01:03:49 pm »
Welcome...corn grits!
I have lots of cousins in Maple Valley-tucky. One is a WSP, so avoid him on the job if possible.
Ride safe!
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Re: New owner Seattle area
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 01:37:40 pm »
Welcome! I've noticed more C14s around which is great! Post a pic of your new ride along with any farkles! Cheers!   :beerchug:  :beerchug:
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