Concours C14 thread

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

  1. Anteraan

    Anteraan Been here awhile

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    I'm on board with the silver personally, but the white ones I have seen during Tour de France coverage make me swoon. If Kawi took the white from the current year Ninja 300 & 636, I'd be in.
  2. MouthyMainah

    MouthyMainah Adventurer

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    Euro green is the ticket! Man I wish I coulda got that here!
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  3. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    That green is great.
  4. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    I'm looking at some low mile 2008-9 bikes. I can do normal maintenance but live where the dealer seems a little less than stellar. Would this deter any of you current owners from buying?
  5. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    No. With decently priced OEM parts from some sites, you wouldn't have need for the dealer.

    I was wondering what you were riding. Now it is clear you are in between bikes.

    When I was shopping for my C14, I had a spreadsheet of all those that were being considered. It also included distance and the retrieval costs. It helped with the buying decision.
  6. Av8rPaul

    Av8rPaul Have bike will travel

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    I shouldn't even worry about it my nearest KTM twin dealer was 300+ miles away...

    They're such a good deal it's really hard to not look pretty hard at them. A lot of bike for the money!
  7. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    No kidding. I'm constantly looking for a KTM to snatch up. I like the dual sports and adventure bikes. Mostly for when I get to Colorado, so I can take my time.

    The new 1190 coming is going to be hard to resist.
  8. NestorK

    NestorK Artiface Artisan

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    Just installed Murphs risers, wedges, and lowering pegs.

    Big test is a 7 hr round trip tomorrow.

    Anyone know how to get more adjustment out of the shifter? I have it maxed and hate having to lift my leg to downshift.
  9. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    Only thing you would ever really 'need' the dealer for is electronic, TPMS sensors, ABS, KiPass, etc.
  10. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    You could try pulling off and rotating the shifter on the shift shat one spline and readjust the heim joint to see if you gain anything.
  11. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    You can scratch TPMS sensors off that list. 2 minutes with a soldering iron and a $2.00 battery and you'll be back in business when they go tits up.
  12. motocopter

    motocopter new place explorer

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    That is my plan with the TPMS sensor, even if warranty will cover any replacement - at some time that warranty will expire. I've already got the battery sockets and shrink tubing to perform at the first tire change after the sensors start acting up. :wink:

    It's funny. I've never had a TPMS on a bike, and I've been using mine to detect a change in pressure while riding - they are still manually check prior to every ride. So, I could easily take out the sensors and be fine, but it sure is nice knowing if something is deflating.
  13. LoneTraveler

    LoneTraveler Captain Zoomtastic

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    That system has saved a few riders' bacon by letting them know that a tyre was losing pressure before it went totally flat. Sure, it can be a PITA to service, but I like it. I just wish it was a little more accurate...
  14. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    Mines within .5 PSI of an accurate gauge. For what you should use it for (seeing a tire go flat) it's more than adequate.
  15. Xdriver

    Xdriver Been here awhile

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    Mine is about the same as well. I'd also agree just to use for flat detection. At what PSI does it alert you of a problem? I'm not near an owners manual.

    Also, on a side note is 40-42 a good pressure to run for tire longevity on this bike?
  16. MKorn

    MKorn 2whl Addict

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    This what i did, worked great!
  17. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    32psi
  18. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    I tend to run 42PSI front and rear. I'll lower the front to 40 during the winter.
  19. Egodriver71

    Egodriver71 Rider of something

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    Way to low!!!

    40/42 f/r is about right.
  20. cablebandit

    cablebandit Web Adventurer

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    32psi is when the TPMS sensor alerts you. :deal