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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Clutch Insights
« Last post by strum on Yesterday at 11:47:46 pm »
Glad you got it worked out but im wondering if the slave was sticking on you. I mean maybe the piston wasn't going all the way back and after your pushing on the it from the other side via the rod it unstuck.
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Vacation approved! Will be there! :beerchug:
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Molly?
« Last post by antibus on Yesterday at 11:30:09 pm »
Wow! Thanks for the link 4Bikes. Misfortune is an understatement, although every ride I walk away from is a good one even if expensive.
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Wow, that sounds great! Do you have any other performance mods besides the re flash, or is it an other wise stock bike?
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I received my ECU yesterday, in its newly re-flashed form, and it couldn't have been better timing. The weather here in Birmingham was 67 and sunny today after a long string of unseasonable cold days.

My normal riding buddy has a large displacement V-Twin cruiser and usually I let him set the pace. Before the flash when he would roll on the throttle, in the 30-50mph range, I would drop behind until my revs came up. Today I never dropped behind in a low speed roll on. The traction control light flickered often in low gears between 4 and 7k RPMs, as the front wheel got light at full throttle.

I swear this thing feels like it is shifting better especially during easy clutchless upshifts. (I wonder if the flash removes the torque load from the tranny faster during throttle closing.) Parking lot maneuvering seemed easier to manage than before and popping during engine braking is all but eliminated.

I still need to adjust my throttle cables and I never got enough open road to attack the twisties but I am certain that I will still be discovering improvements when Spring finally gets here.

Two definite improvements:
1 - low and mid-range power
2 - on and off throttle transitions

Money WELL SPENT!! Thanks Steve - the MR flash is a winner!

Mark
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Anyone in the LA area?
« Last post by Amotek on Yesterday at 09:27:48 pm »
What parts do you want?
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Concours C10 / ZG1000 General Chat and Tech / Re: Removing Rear Wheel
« Last post by Bud on Yesterday at 08:18:13 pm »
Once you pull the final drive and wheel, just pull the axle and the wheel and final drive should separate easily.  They need to be separated anyway so that you can lube the splines on the wheel and final drive.
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Molly?
« Last post by 4Bikes on Yesterday at 08:13:44 pm »
Here is the thread. Lather had a misfortune, explained it well, but it took a while to diagnose.  So you may want to skip to the end of the thread.

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/died-and-won't-start/
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Molly?
« Last post by antibus on Yesterday at 07:47:21 pm »
I'd just follow Fred's advise and slather a bunch of 10W40 over all the bearing surfaces. I did this on my first two valve adjustments and never a problem. On the last valve adjustment I went to a local dealer (Yamaha and Kawasaki) and looked for the recoomended stuff with no luck. Broght the closest thing on the self to the parts cashier and asked if this would work for camshaft reassemby. She said go ask the service department ad the said they use a Honda assembly lube product and I bough their last tube for like 18 friggin bucks. 500 miles later my valve train self destructed >:(

Can't really believe the Honda assemby lube was the culprit but I'll never use it again and will stick with plain old 10w40.


That sounds awful! Do you know more specifically what happened?
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For the time being the stock forks will remain on the bike.  I have the seals and some better springs ready for it while I still need to get the stuff for the ZRX forks. 
I got the new brake pads, wheel bearings, stem bearings, and the new rear tire in the mail.  My cart on Murphskits keeps getting larger  :(

Winter is still here in WI even with this warm weather spurt it will be cold and snowy soon enough.  Pretty much getting everything ready while the bike is being stored in my neighbors garage.

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