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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Battery issues again....
« Last post by RWulf on Today at 12:05:01 pm »
The load test will tell you a lot. I wonder, does the fuel pump keep running
when the engine stop is used to stop the engine. If so that with the head
light might present enough load to run down your battery quickly.
Just a thought.
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Battery issues again....
« Last post by mms on Today at 11:44:57 am »
The the bike is a C-14. I purchased good battery from Revzilla. I charged the battery myself, so no issues there. I also bough a high end trickle charger. Again the battery works. I was just surprised that a 10 minute stop to look at a map was enough to force me to jump start the bike. The next morning after camping the bike fired right up without an issue.

I'll take the battery out and have it load tested. Also as MOB suggested, I will take the battery terminals out and clean and or replace them. Thanks for the input.


I might have found the solution.

Schampa Helmet Skirt
or NOJ quiet rider
or Tapan4D mask.

I'll be ordering it.  :great:
Tires/ Suspension C14 / Re: American Moto Tire
« Last post by works4me on Today at 11:22:58 am »
I don’t know about SWMT but I’ve purchased several tires
from American MT.
Great service and prices.
Southwest Events / Re: Prescott AZ Fun Day
« Last post by CaffeineMan on Today at 11:14:48 am »
Have you read the Yelp reviews on that place?  Sounds like it's run by a crazy woman.  Seriously, I don't think the slide show and socializing in the parking lot is going to go over well.  It sounds cheap and clean, but unless people are just going to ride in and go quietly to sleep...
Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Thinking of a change
« Last post by SteveJ. on Today at 11:03:10 am »
Would you stay the course with an awesome bike that is easy to work on or explore the dark side of fuel injection and modern suspensions.

I did not stay the course. Replaced my well farkled '99 with 234xxx miles on it with a slightly used '15 650 Versys. With the exception of missing that I-4 growl coming out of corners(I did ride a C-10 for a while this past weekend) I'm not missing the old tech.

Much better brakes, averaging over 50mpg on regular gas while thrashing it pretty well, quiet, smooth and about 200lbs lighter is pretty much really neat.
Tires/ Suspension C14 / American Moto Tire
« Last post by C. Moore on Today at 10:39:36 am »
Is this the company that took over Southwest Moto Tire in Tuscon, AZ? I just checked out their price on a pilot Road 4 rear and was impressed. Anybody here deal with them?

Well, after 2nd adjustment with a few clearances off a micron or two.

Throttle wide open made some difference.

#1-120psi, #2-110psi, #3-125psi, #4-124psi.

Valve job.......hmmmmm not for this faint heart at this time.

Are the valves better tight than loose on the feeler gauge?


It's better to set the valves to the loose side of the spec.  When a valve has run out of clearance, it won't close all of the way and seal well.  When valves don't seal well, you end up with low compression.  An added benefit of setting valves to the loose side of the spec is that maybe you can ride more miles before you have to do another adjustment.  If your compression numbers are correct, I'd go back and adjust all the valves to the loose side of things and then recheck compression.
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