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Other Motorcycles / Re: Proof That Life Sucks
« Last post by Brooke_Benfield_OR on Today at 07:40:48 pm »
Update:

Avon is going to honor their road hazzard warranty and so I picked up my wheel with a new tire mounted and balanced last friday (09-21-2018).

This process has been a serious pain. I picked up the nail mid-July and didn't deal with it at all until late August (had to pull Mom's memorial service together so had other stuff on my mind). The shop I bought the tires through ended up paying for the tire and are waiting reimbursement from Avon which will happen after they receive the tire and inspect it in Southern California. The shop wants me to pay for the shipping down there and the price they quoted was $60.00 but they are trying to find a better rate. If I end up paying $60.00 for shipping the whole deal will cost me <$100.00 so it's been worth it from the viewpoint of saving money vs. just coughing up for a new tire.
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: best oil filter?
« Last post by Eric on Today at 07:07:03 pm »
My first oil change produced some colorful language... That oil filter was obnoxiously tight! I actually broke the rubber strap on a strap wrench trying to get it off!

I had a very similar experience!  My steel band filter wrench wouldn't budge it so I drove to an auto parts store and bought the end cap style wrench, which just spun and smoothed out the end of the filter.  I finally ended up buying a strap type wrench that with the appropriate cuss words broke it loose.   :-[
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: best oil filter?
« Last post by Clip67 on Today at 06:54:37 pm »
My first oil change produced some colorful language... That oil filter was obnoxiously tight! I actually broke the rubber strap on a strap wrench trying to get it off!

My "cup" type of filter wrench wouldn't budge it and just spun. My regular oil filter wrench (that actually looks more like pliers) could not grip the filter tightly enough and dinged and dented the filter, but wouldn't budge it either.  I tried my adjustable car oil filter wrench but it was too big for the filter.

The solution for me ended up being to put the broken rubber strap inside of the automotive filter wrench and FINALLY I had the right combination of grip, approach angle, torque and cuss words to get the blasted thing off!

I used the factory filter and Kawi standard 10w40 oil for the first change as it's what the bike came with I would imagine.
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Gauges Go Waco & Bike Dies
« Last post by kv5e on Today at 06:12:54 pm »
Double check the ground connection on both the battery and frame.

Sounds like a transient was on the CAN BUSS and the bike went wonky.
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Other Motorcycles / Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Last post by NYbiomed on Today at 06:00:40 pm »
wt....BLEEP?

Ahhh, a model, lol 😂
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Other Motorcycles / Re: Tis the season... K1 Gixxer 750 rescue
« Last post by ZG on Today at 05:50:06 pm »
Hey guys n gals, I just bought another Gixxer, brand new still in the crate!  :-\


 ;D  :great:





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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Close to panic
« Last post by Bud on Today at 05:45:29 pm »
I can tell when my son has been riding my bike.  He leaves it in gear and uses the kill switch. >:(
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: 1999zg1000
« Last post by Bud on Today at 05:43:17 pm »
You would help yourself greatly if you would address each and every point in MOB's post.  He's your buddy and will help you make this run, but you have to answer his questions and do what he suggests that you do.  It will go a lot faster that way.  He used to be the COG tech editor in the past and knows what he is talking about......even if he sometimes has the bedside manner of nurse diesel. :rotflmao:
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2010 C14 and this bike has never giving me a problem.
I have rode it to Calif. twice, Colorado numerous times and Alaska all from Florida without even a hiccup.

Sunday I went of a couple hour ride and after lunch was cruising about 50 when by speed & tac gauges went bat crazy, the red light started flashing & it KTRC started flashing in the window. A few miles down the road when I pulled up to a stop sign it died (DEAD). Could not turn key even using spare card I keep in my wallet. Had the bike towed home.

Next day bike started right up, no problems and road around the neighborhood and it rode perfect. Check battery voltage & connections and they seemed fine. Do you think this was just a fluke or is there something else I need to check.

I did put in a brand new battery two weeks ago.

Thanks,
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