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Offline Rayamx69

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Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« on: May 07, 2019, 02:09:27 am »
Hello all. Glad to be here. I am picking up a 2008 C-14 in a couple days. Bike has 92k on it. He has owned it since 5k.  My old man has a friend with over 200k on his so I’m not worried about mileage. Bike has never needed a valve adjustment and is very quiet. Valve cover gasket has been replaced. The gentleman seems to be very meticulous with fluid changes as well. Bike has a couple scratches. It has a Sargent low seat that needs recovered but that’ll be the first thing to go since I’m 6’4” and really don’t want a low seat. He has installed led lights already. It has a wonky KiPass so I’m thrilled to deal with that. You have to hold the active fob up to the sensor on the ignition for it to work which is weird. So it acts like a passive fob.  First thing will be to get a passive fob as a spare. Tires have maybe 2k left on them. Front is pretty well gone so those will get ordered immediately. It has bar risers and I’m not a huge fan so those will come off. I look forward to talking to some of you and I can’t wait to get on this thing and ride. I don’t expect it to be a rocket ship compared to my previous rides (multiple blackbirds, 2 zx11s, zx12r, zx14, rocket 3) but as I’m getting older (35 😱) I think it’s time for a router.

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2019, 02:30:15 am »
Welcome. Where are you located?

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2019, 02:40:12 am »
Just north of Tucson AZ

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 03:46:50 am »
I live in Tucson. Few of us Connie riders heading up to Happy Jack for lunch on Saturday. We have rides every once in awhile so keep an eye out.

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 04:10:18 am »
Welcome to COG Ray! I have the same year bike with just over 100K miles on it....runs fantastic! Look forward to riding with you in the future. Hope you can make the ride that Dan has set up for this Saturday. Should be a real good one. Have fun with your new to you bike!

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 11:59:30 am »
 :welcome: & congratulations on the new bike you're gonna love it!

Those are not high miles & should be a great bike provided it had good maintenance. I would like to know how many miles your dads friends bike has on it. I know there has to be quite a few out there, but I've never come across another with over 200K besides mine.

Not to cause a debate fight or anything else, but those valves do need adjusting. I would do that or have a trustworthy mechanic do it soon.

Sounds like you have a dead battery in the fob. You should not have to hold it to the switch, only have it on your person within a few feet of bike.
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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 12:36:14 pm »
Unfortunately I work every other Saturday. But I will enjoy th 50 mile ride to work from San Manuel to Tucson. First order of business will be tires. Then getting the key sorted. Once I’m settled in I’ll run the valves and see if they are in spec. Look forward to riding with/ meeting you guys.

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2019, 11:53:02 pm »
Welcome to COG and congrats on the new-to-you bike. You're going to enjoy it for sure. I can appreciate the mods you mentioned.

I had an '08 for a short time, went to the dark side (i.e., Harley) and saw the light again. On a '13 Concours since mid-year '15 w/ 56K miles on it. Best ride and like others share can't lose the grins everytime I ride it !  Have fun
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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2019, 12:37:12 am »
Good folks in the AZ area. Lot's of fun and camaraderie. Join up with them if you can.
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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2019, 03:29:39 am »
Well, Picked it up. Rode it home. Rides excellent. The adjustable windscreen is amazing. I did pick up a V-stream from a local today so I will try that out. The seat is definitely too low. My knees hurt by the time I got home. Other than that the ride was flawless.

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2019, 03:37:21 am »
We're postponing the ride to Happy Jack this Saturday. 60-70% chance of rain so we're shooting for next weekend. Many of us have added aftermarket seats, windshields, pegs etc so when you do meet up with us you can see what you like before spending money. We pass San Manuel often on rides so we can meet up sometime. Dan

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2019, 01:32:48 am »
Murphs Kits has a set of drop pegs I like (6'3"). I would agree with the fob battery change. Prolly all it is.
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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2019, 02:04:58 am »
Oh thanks, I’ll look in to those. I spent a little time at work today trying to get the fob to work. No go. Replaced the battery and made sure it was making contact and still no go. It’s dead. Do you guys think it would be ridiculous of me to try to trade the world sport seat to someone for a stock one even though the rider section is split? I’ve never had an aftermarket seat that seemed worth it to me. Had a Corbin gunfighter on a ZX11 and another ZX11 with a stock seat and it didn’t seem that much better.

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Re: Picking up a c-14 Thursday
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2019, 02:49:05 am »
We're postponing the ride to Happy Jack this Saturday. 60-70% chance of rain so we're shooting for next weekend. Many of us have added aftermarket seats, windshields, pegs etc so when you do meet up with us you can see what you like before spending money. We pass San Manuel often on rides so we can meet up sometime. Dan

Dan, I have to work Saturday anyways. I definitely look forward to meeting up