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Post your winter maintenance / upgrades

2andblue

Member
Member
Just starting to take plastic off this afternoon:
  1. Valve Clearance Inspection / Adjustment
  2. Spark Plugs
  3. Coolant Change
  4. OEM Air Filter
  5. Healtech Quickshifter
  6. Penske going in for Rebuild
If idle is good after valve clearance adjustment will likely skip the sync.
 

chrismpero

Member
Member
1: Valves w/plugs if I get to it.
2: Coolant
3: Brake and Clutch fluids
4: Rear Brake pads.
5: Air filter if needed
 

TireguyfromMA

Member
Member
1. Removed all the 10% ethanol pump gas, filled with 91 octane ethanol free aviation gas (MOGAS) from a local airfield, treated the gas with STA-BIL storage blend before I put it in the tank.
2. Clean the battery connections and the ground to the frame.
3. ECU has been sent to Steve at Shoodabeen for MRP flash.
 

zarticus

Member
Member
I installed some new Drivers Foot pegs, Thankfully I don't have to winterize & will ride all winter !
 

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wingedspirit

Member
Member
1.Wheels off now for new PR4 GT's.
2. New TPMS batteries from Fred.
3. Drill the ZX14 fork leg for abs.
4. Shock rebuild?
5. New brake pads
6. Garmin setup.
7. More polished aluminum!
 

Road Runner

SE USA - AAD
Member
Yesterday changed engine oil & filter, final gear oil, and air filter. Soon, will be changing brake pads.
 

zarticus

Member
Member
They are Kuryakyn ISO pegs, I used Kuryakyn Kawasaki male mount peg adapters. I had to grind the male mounts a bit to get the pegs to sit flat. Even thou the peg mount adapters are for Kawasaki they are not specific for the Concours & without grinding the pegs are angled up. These are 1,000 times more comfortable than stock. I may look into mounts that will lower the pegs a bit.

 

gixerhp

Street Cruiser
Member
Industry Vendor
Just starting to take plastic off this afternoon:
  1. Valve Clearance Inspection / Adjustment
  2. Spark Plugs
  3. Coolant Change
  4. OEM Air Filter
  5. Healtech Quickshifter
  6. Penske going in for Rebuild
If idle is good after valve clearance adjustment will likely skip the sync.
If your having the shock rebuilt, the forks should be done as well
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
We strapped my sons C-10 to the workbench and started on a carb rebuild yesterday.
{Something wrong with the choke/enricher}.

Ride safe, Ted
 

Keith S

Member
Member
Finished all of this in mid-December...
  1. Valve Clearance Inspection / Adjustment
  2. Spark Plugs
  3. MOB cam sensor o-ring upgrade
  4. Coolant Change
  5. OEM Air Filter
  6. grease and tighten steering stem bearings
  7. Updated Ivan's ECU flash to version B2
  8. Install R&G radiator guard
  9. Install APE manual cam chain adjuster
  10. Install MCCruise cruise control
  11. Throttle body sync check (didn't need adjusting)
  12. prep for winter storage 😢
 

gixerhp

Street Cruiser
Member
Industry Vendor
I have the same but i also have the Traxxion AK20 cartridges. Since you have the shock, it time to upgrade the front! Where are you located in the Northeast?
 

2andblue

Member
Member
I have the same but i also have the Traxxion AK20 cartridges. Since you have the shock, it time to upgrade the front! Where are you located in the Northeast?
Located Eastern PA. Not a region known for the finest road quality - suspensions take a beating here.
 

gixerhp

Street Cruiser
Member
Industry Vendor
Bike Porn,,,
Before i installed them 2 years ago!
 

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croach1776

Member
Member
Installed Rifle 19" Windscreen, already had the base and changed the oil for first time after having shop install the SOOFAK. Using KN -024 filter short and Valvoline MC 10/40W.
 

ZXtasy

Member
Member
Is this a big project for you? Too many layers of rubber balls and road grime under the machine?

Always nice jumping on a freshly cleaned bike though!
Well it is not that bad, but the last couple times I rode it in late Nov/early Dec. it was wet/rainy...so it has a 'patina'. May install the battery this weekend and go 'riding dirty' as it is calling for dry and 40. Needs oil and filters in March then will be good to go!
 

derekpriester5839

Member
Member
New set of risers from Advanced Sport Touring. Just what the doctor ordered. I'm short with not so long arms and that forward lean was giving me some trouble.
risers.jpg
 

croach1776

Member
Member
Gonna try some electrical tasks. I believe I have figured out how to connect the
grip warmers from PO. Also gonna do the power mode on the igniter module and
if these two go right will look into installing a switch at the front of Connie for future
electrical needs and a good front to back cleaning. Also have ordered lowering links and will have shop install those. Also thinking about changing out OEM petcock for manual one.
These are what I am used to no first Suzuki and its cheap insurance against hydro. Plus can drain carbs easier (I think) and might slow down any thief who dont know about manual petcocks
 

Daboo

Moderator
Staff member
Member
The family went back home after Christmas, so in the past couple days, I've been able to catch up on things.

I knew I'd traveled a few miles last year ...not quite 15,000...but I didn't put that thought alongside my oil change schedule. Looks like I went about 10K on the oil. The bike doesn't use any, but it was longer than I wanted to do. So the oil was changed. I had a nagging leak in the rear tire, so when the kids went back to their homes, I put the tire into the bathtub. The puncture was extremely small...but was still a puncture. I did a mushroom plug repair on it, and it seems to be holding air.

The bike was filthy. It doesn't make sense to wash it all the time in the winter because of the rain. But I had to pull some panels off to replace the power cord on my Garmin Zumo XT. So the bike got washed and the power cord replaced. Looks like I'll have to do it again. Even though I had power to the pins on the mount, it didn't show a charge on the display. So Garmin is sending me a complete new GPS.

And since I had the panels off, I used my air compressor to blow the sand and gravel that finds it's way into all the nooks and crannies under the panels. Put the panels back on, and waxed the bike.

It sure looked pretty today when I went to the Damascus House, Trader Joes and Costco.

It rains tomorrow, so the bike looking pretty won't last.

Chris
 

chrismpero

Member
Member
The family went back home after Christmas, so in the past couple days, I've been able to catch up on things.

I knew I'd traveled a few miles last year ...not quite 15,000...but I didn't put that thought alongside my oil change schedule. Looks like I went about 10K on the oil. The bike doesn't use any, but it was longer than I wanted to do. So the oil was changed. I had a nagging leak in the rear tire, so when the kids went back to their homes, I put the tire into the bathtub. The puncture was extremely small...but was still a puncture. I did a mushroom plug repair on it, and it seems to be holding air.

The bike was filthy. It doesn't make sense to wash it all the time in the winter because of the rain. But I had to pull some panels off to replace the power cord on my Garmin Zumo XT. So the bike got washed and the power cord replaced. Looks like I'll have to do it again. Even though I had power to the pins on the mount, it didn't show a charge on the display. So Garmin is sending me a complete new GPS.

And since I had the panels off, I used my air compressor to blow the sand and gravel that finds it's way into all the nooks and crannies under the panels. Put the panels back on, and waxed the bike.

It sure looked pretty today when I went to the Damascus House, Trader Joes and Costco.

It rains tomorrow, so the bike looking pretty won't last.

Chris
How do you mount the Zumo? Factory accessory or a Garmin mount? TYIA

Chris
 

2andblue

Member
Member
The family went back home after Christmas, so in the past couple days, I've been able to catch up on things.

I knew I'd traveled a few miles last year ...not quite 15,000...but I didn't put that thought alongside my oil change schedule. Looks like I went about 10K on the oil. The bike doesn't use any, but it was longer than I wanted to do. So the oil was changed. I had a nagging leak in the rear tire, so when the kids went back to their homes, I put the tire into the bathtub. The puncture was extremely small...but was still a puncture. I did a mushroom plug repair on it, and it seems to be holding air.

The bike was filthy. It doesn't make sense to wash it all the time in the winter because of the rain. But I had to pull some panels off to replace the power cord on my Garmin Zumo XT. So the bike got washed and the power cord replaced. Looks like I'll have to do it again. Even though I had power to the pins on the mount, it didn't show a charge on the display. So Garmin is sending me a complete new GPS.

And since I had the panels off, I used my air compressor to blow the sand and gravel that finds it's way into all the nooks and crannies under the panels. Put the panels back on, and waxed the bike.

It sure looked pretty today when I went to the Damascus House, Trader Joes and Costco.

It rains tomorrow, so the bike looking pretty won't last.

Chris
Even though the shine of your machine will not last it does feel nice for those few days.

Good deal on Garmin.
 

S Smith

COG Northeast Area Director
Member
How do you mount the Zumo? Factory accessory or a Garmin mount? TYIA

Chris

@chrispero
I'm using a RAM handle bar mount that the XT Mountint Plate attaches to. This places it slightly above the left side controls. Power is connected to an aftermarket power distribution fuse box under right side fairing. I think you are somewhat nearby - I'm sure we can arrange to meet up so you can see it. Contact me off forum.
 

chrismpero

Member
Member
@chrispero
I'm using a RAM handle bar mount that the XT Mountint Plate attaches to. This places it slightly above the left side controls. Power is connected to an aftermarket power distribution fuse box under right side fairing. I think you are somewhat nearby - I'm sure we can arrange to meet up so you can see it. Contact me off forum.
Thanks man. Yea I'm in Ledyard. Will definitely wanna meet up this season.
 

ZG/ZN Kim

Member
Member
2012 with 75,000 miles, nothing huge :
-Lube and adjust throttle cable, disassemble at throttle grip to lube
-Front fork fluid(7W) and seals, also inspect Race Tech valving to ensure all is good
-Flush all brake and clutch fluids
-TPMS batteries, will try to do myself, back up plan will be to send to Fred
-Gonna redo the clearcoat on the tank. Purchased a "more scratch resistant urethane". There is a slight chance of this going bad
-Front pads, and clean the calipers. Had a slight pulse late last year.
-Maybe replace the 5 year old battery, on the fence right now
 

croach1776

Member
Member
Added two small convex mirrors for fuller coverage of whats trying to sneak up behind me and a deer whistle. I have used these in the past and
have passed a herd of deer that stopped to determine where I was coming from. Riding it till it hits reserve so I can try the mechanical fix to the
fuel level sensor and also replace washers on petcock to see if that helps with very minor gas leak. Got my Soupy lowering links. Will drop them off at the shop and schedule a time for install. I think I will attempt to adjust the center stand myself. They should be able to adjust the side stand for me.
 

2andblue

Member
Member
Just starting to take plastic off this afternoon:
  1. Valve Clearance Inspection / Adjustment
  2. Spark Plugs
  3. Coolant Change
  4. OEM Air Filter
  5. Healtech Quickshifter
  6. Penske going in for Rebuild
If idle is good after valve clearance adjustment will likely skip the sync.
Finally got to the cylinder head cover today; work (fortunate to be busy), chores / priorities have delayed progress.

Quite the job; took plenty of disassembly pictures but given my sporadic time to wrench I suspect final assembly will be a bit challenging having forgotten the sequence to primarily wiring and that lovely rubber blanket and cowling.

Wayne
 

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