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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Molly?
« Last post by lather on January 20, 2018, 06:15:23 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.

Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: ZX-14 or ZX-14R Exhaust for a C-14?
« Last post by gPink on January 20, 2018, 06:12:19 pm »
You mention exhaust flow controlled which would correlate with rpms and throttle position. Could you get Steve to tie it to the ecu to control a stepper motor like the secondary butterflies are controlled?
Tires/Suspension C14 / Re: Fork oil change tips?
« Last post by barberman on January 20, 2018, 06:11:22 pm »
Hey Angelo, if you use a pump, you will have to remove the innards from the shock. No need to but you will need to pull the forks out to invert and drain. manual says to remove caps and using the rod, push completely down and pump at least ten times.. I left the caps on and pumped the tube 30 times ( just expels oil faster) My 2012 calls for 15 fluid oz.'s. After filling pump fork tube up/down a few x's in the uprigt position. You will hear lots of gurgling until bubbles work out. Tighten cap by hand, wipe down, re install. KJ
South Central Events / Re: Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #5
« Last post by connie_rider on January 20, 2018, 06:07:41 pm »
&^$%$^ Memberize!!

Tried to register.
Got this....

SC 5th Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous (Camping) [TX] - 04/19/2018
We're sorry, there are currently no options available.

I'll assume I did something wrong..  ??

So, explain; After I log in/register, what steps to do to sign up and pay?

Tires/Suspension C14 / Re: Lowering links
« Last post by connie_rider on January 20, 2018, 05:54:39 pm »
I used the Muzzy lowering links.
After installation, I bought a used CS, and shortened it.
Works like a champ.
PM me a cell # and I can send photo's on where to cut/weld if your interested?

MY concern is your adjustable links may be an issue that I didn't have.

Ride safe, Ted
Thanks Gary. I considered an electric dump valve but wanted something to operate with the exhaust flow, not just open or closed.
You and I were talking about an EXUP system somewhere about the 3rd page of this discussion.
An EXUP is kinda/sorta what I'm working at..

I purchased a Stainless Steel valve some time ago.

Since that time, I removed the vacuum mechanism, and machined and welded adapters to the valve.
  {The adapters make installation between the header and the mid pipe EZ to do, and changes overall length only 2".}
I've purchased Muzzy Slip-on's, and built a muffler hanger for the left side of the bike.
Bouht gaskets, side stand, hardware, etc..

I decided the ZX-14R headers were bad for a ZG-1400, and purchased early (non-cat) ZX-14 headers.
  { ZX-14R head pipes are too big, cylinder phasing of the head pipes is incorrect, Exhaust ports are 2 1/8"}
  {Early ZX-14 headers have smaller head pipe diameters, correct cylinder phasing, and 2" exhaust ports}

I think everything is almost ready..

Right now, I'm waiting to see dyno plots/numbers on a ZX-14 header and slip-on's.
                 (Iam is supposed to be doing run's soon).

Ride safe, Ted
Tires/Suspension C14 / Re: Lowering links
« Last post by barberman on January 20, 2018, 05:41:26 pm »
Hey Ted, Dropped the rear about a half inch-ish. I did drop the front a half inch as well. And the center stand needs to go unfortunately- However it's easy to stick a 2x4 across swing arm, raise up and insert centerstand w/ bolts no nuts, for temporary use. The only prob. I had was installing the adjusters w/ the cups facing the wrong way which causes adjusters to rub on the shock spring.. didn't have any instructions and having the spacers on the inside of them cups looked like the obvious way to do it since more of the nut is visible. The nuts go into the cups w/ aluminum spacers next to shock. Might as well install them twice for practice. Ha ha KJ 
South Central Events / Re: Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #5
« Last post by kv5e on January 20, 2018, 05:37:03 pm »

Thanks Cliff for hosting the GREAT EVENT again!!!!!

Please register folks and give us some heads up!!!

Connie Droppers Anonymous / Re: Right Turn From Stop
« Last post by WillyP on January 20, 2018, 05:06:58 pm »
I didn't realize you experienced front wheel lockup from your original post, that would have changed my reply completely... I'm glad to hear you are not seriously injured. Front brake can be a...
Southeast Events / Re: Stuff to do - you wanted it....It's coming...
« Last post by Sport Rider on January 20, 2018, 05:06:15 pm »
Video would have been better.   :))
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