Concours C14 thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Wout67, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. WSikorski

    WSikorski Long timer

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    What Cablebandit said...all of the available racks are set up to give the passenger a little more room. If you want forward placement, custom is likely your only option.
  2. barko1

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    Back to a question about those secondary flies :eek1. I had done a similar procedure to my ST1300, no problem so I decided to take a look at what lurks under my tank. I haven't done any work to the Connie, just ride it, so this was new to me. I lifted up the tank thinking I would have good access to the flies but then found the rubber covered airbox with the 2 access panels. I opened one (with the electrical connection) and indeed see the flies done there but they do seem to present more access difficulty than I imagined. Am I supposed to removed more?? And the flies were partly opened and would move when I turn the ignition key, is there a good way to make them stay in a better position where I can get the JIS on them? Thanks, pardon my ignorance.:lol3
  3. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    A long screw driver fits right in there. It's a straight shot.
  4. Bryn

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    My Flies were partly open when I got to them too.... just pushed them shut and use a good screwdriver you have magnetized first

    It's not as hard as I expected to actually get the tank completely removed, then there is no issue with access
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    I recently went through this. If you read online, people want you to heat the screws up, etc, etc. I say it is BS.

    What I did is acquire this JIS set online:
    http://www.amazon.com/Hozan-JIS-5-JIS-Screwdriver-Gen/dp/B005NIZAYK

    Rocked the tank back and strapped it back. I believe I ubolted the inspection plates on the airbox. I used the long JIS screwdrive which was a perfect fit for the butterflies. The screws only have about 10lb ft of torque tops. I also made sure I had a telescoping magnet in the throttlebody at the same time as the screwdriver. It was easy! Maybe 15 minutes work if you can get through the tupperware. I slapped on a pipe, powercommander and a new map. Voila!
  6. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    Thanks for the flies replies:D I have the JIS screwdrivers and tried but they were super tight so I let it be for now :cry Maye I'll do the reflash.
  7. FireIdiot

    FireIdiot Lost in translation

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    This might be a stupid question, but what does JIS stand for? It looks like a standard pbillips to me.

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  8. barko1

    barko1 barko1

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    JIS Japanese Industrial Standard Should fit Jap parts better.
  9. FireIdiot

    FireIdiot Lost in translation

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    Thanks Barko.

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  10. cablebandit

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    Phillips on the left JIS on the right.

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  11. cognosticator

    cognosticator Been here awhile

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    I think they use red loctite on them, mine were a bitch to get off until I heated them up with a pencil type soldering iron. I had bought a real long phillips and filed the end to a point. Poor mans JIS :D
  12. cablebandit

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    Seems like only a couple per shift at the C14 plant got the loctite. My 2010 had none. They were tight but a little downward pressure and a smooth turn and they backed right out clean as a whistle.
  13. sailandcrash

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    I had a 2007 V-Strom DL650 for a year, put 10k miles on it. Rode it from Tulsa to Oklahoma City, 95 miles.
    When I got there, I wanted to throw it in a bar ditch and take a bus home.
    Too light, too buzzy.Seemed like a dirt bike with street tires. Great in town commuter bike.
    I read of two up with gear that do cross country and I am amazed!!!
    Bought a FJR1300 from a little girl in Tulsa that had rode it to Alaska and lots of national parks.
    Great bike. Kept it three years and put 30k troublefree fun miles on it.
    when you get it above 5000 rpm, make sure there is no one in front of you!! What a rush....
    Did have one problem with the clutch flluid, it clabbered up and would not shift. Maintenance issue.
    Bought a 2011 Concours in January this year, 4k miles, for $10,500.
    Nice bike. that is about the going price if you look.
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    My battery readout on the display reads low by about half a volt. Not very accurate. already had tire battery replaced under warranty. great warranty!!! Hope it will be a little better for road trips. Will take some getting used to......
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  14. motocopter

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    S&C,

    You have a really nice thing going for $10.5k!

    I too worked though some "uniqueness" of the C14, and since I didn't release the funds for a BMW GT1600, I have a ton of patience and don't mind attitude. :D
  15. Wout67

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    I've had my C14 for just over 4 years now. I've put about 13,000 miles on it, and am looking to sell it this sping. Looking to get about 9k out of it.

    Then, I take it out for a ride. Dang it.. I love this bike.

    Have you guys ever sold a bike then regretted it?
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  17. motocopter

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    Who hasn't? There are two for me - my '83 GPz-550 and the '79 RD-400F.

    If you were to sell your C14, what would you get? :ear
  18. Wout67

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    Looking at the Yamaha Raider or a Kaw Vulcan. My knees can't take the posture on long rides any more. I have a 34" inseam.
  19. Tom-Nor

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    I have a ZX14 and have removed the flies. Thers alot of post for ZX14 fly removing and as i can understand its exactly the same on the C14.
    I used a soldering iron directly on the screws, whent out whit no problem, also important to have a screwdriver that is not worn down. If thers is need to warm the screws or not, i dont know. But since it didnt cost me anything to warm the screws first i didit.
    But i think i whould rather get a ECU flash.
  20. Rider

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    My lower back can't take the posture on cruisers. :lol3