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Great write up! I will be reading as you carry on. Hope you get out of the rain, but you arguing to Alaska. expect more.
One data point offered for your consideration.  Some years ago I suffered an ignition pickup failure and symptoms were exactly as you described.  The motor would stop instantly as though the key were turned off, leading me to suspect an electrical rather than fuel problem.  In the weeks it took me diagnose, the recovery time gradually got worse.

As RWulf points out, troubleshooting is some work.  I added switches and indicator lights allowing me to bypass the ignition safety interlock circuit and monitor voltage at the coils, ignitor, etc., as I was driving and immediately after stoppage. 

Replacement (used) pickup coils were the fix, and not expensive.

Thanks for all the info/insight.  If/when I sell my C10 I think I'll be gettin' a C14.
Do you really expect different from the folks here?
I just installed these LED bulbs:

Very easy install, no cutting of the boots required.  I haven't ridden with them yet at night (and have no immediate plans to do so) to see how the light projects.
Not sure of the difference but the Steble gets attention for sure . Mounting is tricky though . I have a thread here somewhere from when I mounted mine . I'll search and see if I can send a link .
Thanks for all the info/insight.  If/when I sell my C10 I think I'll be gettin' a C14.
Motorcycle Safety / Re: right lane runners
« Last post by JimBob on Today at 02:35:06 pm »
What do you do in a situation like that?

Find alternate routes. Seriously.

For a few years I’d commute from Richmond, Va, to Dover, DE, most weekends. Short path was on 95/495 around DC.

Well 495 around DC in traffic in SUMMER could be hellish. Alternate path was a highway that parallels 95 in VA and skirts east of DC. Longer ride (about 30 min extra), but steady speeds through much nicer areas. And easy to stop for a coffee/food in some neat places (had a favorite diner on that path).

Just yesterday I missed my exit for a major highway, ended up on a parallel “highway” (2 lane road here in CO). Followed it for 20 miles - didn’t take any longer than if I’d gotten on the “real” highway, even though speed limit was lower. Secondary road had zero traffic and 3 stop signs, while highway was busy with multiple lights.

Higher limits doesn’t always mean faster travel. Anymore we take secondaries - I can actually use cruise there.
Other Motorcycles / Re: Z 1000 SX
« Last post by Bikejunkie1013 on Today at 02:32:44 pm »
My wife rides a 2013 Ninja 1000 with Yoshimura exhaust and a Ivan's flash.
She let me ride it once. Now I have a Z1000 with exhaust and flash.
All I can say is WOW! Lots of Power from only 1000cc.

Still have the C-14 for trips. That motor is used in 3 different Kawi models and has been very dependable.
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Windshield cleaning tip.
« Last post by strum on Today at 02:16:25 pm »
  The Brillanize is a good product.  It cleans very well and leaves a slick feeling. I tried it on a number of things with good results.  Worked well on the instrument cluster,laptop,aquarium,helmet and shields, I even tried it on my eyeglasses. 
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Seat Suggestions
« Last post by strum on Today at 02:11:31 pm »
I just purchased a Kawasaki Low Gel. Ive heard good and bad about it so Ill let yall know what I think .  It has to be better than the stocker.
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