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What have your done to your C14 today

COGnosticator

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Guest
I have seen this thread on other bike forums like the BMW GS and FJR and these threads always cost me money  :D by seeing what other people have done to their bike.  I didn't see one for the C14 so I thought I would start it.  ;D

Today I installed the G2 throttle tamer to my 2013, fairly straight forward and easy job, then I put the throttlemeister on (thanks Reid) took a little adjustment to make it work right, but now I am ready to go, well after I get a new LED headlight for the one I mucked up  :mad:

So, what have you done to your C14 today.  :great:
 

wawazat

Tricycle
Pulled the plastic off to get ready for a coolant flush and air filter change, just waiting for the parts guy to call and let me know the copper drain gasket and air filter have come in.  Went by the Honda dealership and picked up some Honda Type 2.  Lubed the clutch and brake levers, side stand, and shift lever pivot.
 

Deepseamdv

Crotch Rocket
Pulled the ECU and sent it back to Steve for another upgraded flash :great: . Hope to have it back by Friday.
 

swedge

Guest
Guest
Went for a ride this AM, then got a Crampbuster 'cuz I have problems with my hands going numb  :??:
 

buzzard53

Member
Member
Have had the new C-14 for about 3 weeks now.
Changed out the oil/filter and final drive fluid at 300 mi.
Added Murphs 2" risers, fenda extenda, Phils rack, Bestem top box and passenger lower pegs.

Now for a good wash & wax following last Saturdays NC RTE w/rain showers.
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
Rode into Savannah this morning to get some keys made for the bike and check out the EVO flash for intown performance.  Very docile and easy to manage at slow speeds.  Other than two asshats wanting my lane it was a nice smooth ride.

I bought some key blanks and there is an old time locksmith in downtown Savannah who made the keys for $2 each, the keys cost me $2.00 each shipped to me.  I should have taken pictures of this place, he must have a million keys hanging down from his wooden low ceiling.
 
Last weekend went for a ride from San Bernardino through Palm Springs (talk about hot) up through the back way to and through Idlewild and back down into Banning into the heat again. Nice desert, mountain, desert trip for a day.
 

Jjjtx

Crotch Rocket
I put a K/N air filter in.


Though their instructions about a 'bead of sealant' around the edges of the filters were kind of vague.  I smeared some on there and stuffed it in.  Seems like I did it right.


Buttoned it all back up.  I had everything torn off on the right/left panels. Top and bottom to clean out some MONTANA ASPHALT.  Finally got that all done.  I bled the brakes last week.  I'll go test ride it later tonight when the temps back off a bit.


Just hit the 10K on the odometer.
 

lurch71

Bicycle
My Sargent modular seat was delivered today.  Installed and went for a 110 mile ride.  So far so good.  The seat is a little harder and flatter than the stocker.  More comfortable and doesn't push you forward, smashing the family jewel's.
 

Jjjtx

Crotch Rocket
Lurch71 said:
My Sargent modular seat was delivered today.  Installed and went for a 110 mile ride.  So far so good.  The seat is a little harder and flatter than the stocker.  More comfortable and doesn't push you forward, smashing the family jewel's.


The best quality a seat can have is to take pressure off the center of your ass and provide support on the bigger portion of the backs of your legs.


I would go numb within an hour on the stock seat.  Now, never.

 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
I installed the front fender extender I got from Blue One on this forum.  Very nicely made and extra long to better protect the raidator.

I also washed and waxed the bike  :-\  LOL, yep I did it twice today, my first time and my last time  :))  I just bought the bike 3 weeks ago, so she was due for her initial wash and wax.  I used RejeX wax I have been using for a while.  It states that nothing sticks but the shine  :rotflmao:  and it does a great job and slicker than owl s*** 

Black Lightening looks pretty good all cleaned up

165880010.xiQSAvfE.jpg
 

Sininja

Guest
Guest
Changed oil with Bel-ray Synthetic for the first time and took it for a 170mile spin with my son.  Shifts nice, but Maxima shifts just as good and is cheaper.  Steve's flash never ceases to amaze...  It makes this bike so good there's nothing out there I can find to replace it  :))
 

robertv

robzilla
Member
Went for a nice long weekend ride after doing a number of maintenance upkeep...in no particular order, replaced with a new set of Pirelli Angel GT A spec tires, replaced a new front set of brake pads which were dangerously low (yea I need to check these more often) and replaced the air filter with a K/N.

It's so nice to have new rubber but also brakes working properly again! I can tell you at first I thought it was warped rotors  but once I took out the old pads, one side was beyond the wear limit. Now that I've replaced it with a new set, on this weekend's long riding the front reservoir was leaking a bit. Obviously the summer and motorcycle heat had some effect now that I pushed the pistons back a bit, on the return trip things were all settled in and tires were sticking in the curves. Not that it matters with Steve's flash able to get me through the twisty curves around Coeur d'Alene lake, but the punchiness when needed was unbelievable to pass traffic. More miles to come on this awesome K machinery!


 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
Looks like Mama Kaw didn't eliminate the problem of the bags flying off while traveling so i pinned mine today just to be sure.

I also mounted a ram ball on the left clutch gear so I can mount my GPS.  I am gettting ready for the rally at Ironhorse this weekend  :great:
 

gpd323

Guest
Guest
Oil change, new Pirelli GT's. New GPX routes downloaded to the Garmin. Hotels booked and the C14 will sit till Sept 8th and off I go through WA/ID/OR/MT/WY on a 3100 mile 5 days ride. I fully expect the front GT to be toast when I return.

Oh and I hope to have my new Cee Bailey Mini mini Euro Sport installed.

C14 will get a washed this weekend just for yucks. :beerchug:
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
Hooked up the GPS today, using the acc wires on the front left for now.  I am waiting on some bars from ProkekD that extend from the handle bars so you can mount ram mounts for a 7/8 bar.  In the meantime I used a ram mount that goes where the clutch lever mount is.

Ready to rock n roll to the beat the heat rally Thursday.  Radar detector is mounted on the right side
 

sfsokc

Member
Member
COGnosticator:  how do you like that "shorty shield"?  Is you head fully in the non-turbulent air?  Might be a good choice for the triple digit heat I have in Texas!

COGnosticator said:
I installed the front fender extender I got from Blue One on this forum.  Very nicely made and extra long to better protect the raidator.

I also washed and waxed the bike  :-\  LOL, yep I did it twice today, my first time and my last time  :))  I just bought the bike 3 weeks ago, so she was due for her initial wash and wax.  I used RejeX wax I have been using for a while.  It states that nothing sticks but the shine  :rotflmao:  and it does a great job and slicker than owl s*** 

Black Lightening looks pretty good all cleaned up

165880010.xiQSAvfE.jpg
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
sfsokc said:
COGnosticator:  how do you like that "shorty shield"?  Is you head fully in the non-turbulent air?  Might be a good choice for the triple digit heat I have in Texas!

COGnosticator said:
I installed the front fender extender I got from Blue One on this forum.  Very nicely made and extra long to better protect the raidator.

I also washed and waxed the bike  :-\  LOL, yep I did it twice today, my first time and my last time  :))  I just bought the bike 3 weeks ago, so she was due for her initial wash and wax.  I used RejeX wax I have been using for a while.  It states that nothing sticks but the shine  :rotflmao:  and it does a great job and slicker than owl s*** 

Black Lightening looks pretty good all cleaned up

165880010.xiQSAvfE.jpg

It works great, my whole head is in still smooth air, no turbulance buffetting or anything negative to me.  Every bike I get I cut the windshield down to nothing because I like air, hell I need air, with COPD.  I almost suffocate behind a tall shield.  I leave it that way summer or winter, but I do have heated gear.  The bike came with I think the stock shield with an adjustable spoiler on top and I may just use that during the winter months.  The screen on there now is one I had with my '09 that I kept.
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
I had fun this afternoon  :-[  I got these in today http://projektd.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_39_46&products_id=162  and decided to install them to mount my GPS and radar detector, since I am leaving for the COG beat the heat rally tomorrow.  Who said don't muck with your bike the night before a ride  ;)

To install them you have to take out the bolt that holds the handle bars on. The one on the clutch side must have been on at 100 ft pounds and and as I was unscrewing it the clutch master cylinder spun until it was upside down, I went to grab it and of course I pulled in the clutch lever just grabbing in a hurry and of course I got air in the line and I had to bleed the clutch  Anyway, I got it bled and the gps and detector mounted and I am ready to rock n roll tomorrow.
 

ghostrider990

Member
Member
Peeled off the Left Side Tupperware (i can do it quick now!) to replace a broken power-lead to my radar detector.
It's wired into Fuze block mounted on the foam heat shield just behind the stowage compartment.

Decided that while I'm in there, I needed to inspect/clean the Resusable K+N style Air Filter that I intalled last year.
At about 5k miles, it was barely even dirty, but I cleaned it out anyway.

Anybody ELSE find accessing the air filter portal is a H U G E  PITA???  :-[
Particularly after installing a ROSTRA??

I knew this was going to not be fun, but it was hard to avoid.  It was also not easy to extract the after market filter with rubber surrounds from the airbox housing.  Yikes.

Plan to button it up after the filter dries and gets re-oiled.

Safe Riding!

gr
 

pilgrim

Guest
Guest
Moved it over in the garage to get the boat out.  Otherwise, it is used regularly from April to November for commuting to work.    :popcorn:
 

ron203

Southeast Area Director
Member
(Last few days...)

Installed AST peg lowering brackets, plugged the rear tire, rode it to the Beat The Heat Rally & back (highly recommended next year).

Washed it, waxed it, filled it up with gas, put her on the tender to wait for me for next time.
 

Tim R

Moderator
Staff member
Member
Wasn't today but a couple of days ago replaced a 7 year old battery. The starter motor turns over much faster now for some reason.
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
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Installed the Ohlins this afternoon. A couple of hour install but pretty straight forward, thanks to Fred Harmon for his pictorial install it made it easy to do.  Now to get out and try it out  :great:
 

seagiant

Sport Tourer
Hi,
      Now you will be able to keep your filling's.... :eek:

In your molars, where they belong!! ;D
 

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robinl1

Training Wheels
Wash and wax, oil change today, leaving for the East Coast on Saturday. 10 day trip through Canada, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and back down to Pennsylvania!
 

Egodriver71

Member
Member
And I rode it to work again.

Oil change and final drive change coming in a couple of weeks, maybe I'll treat her to a good wash...
 

Bagger John

Member
Member
Bought two sets of PR4-GT's for the bikes.

'12 gets its first non-OEM set. '08 gets its TPMS sensors removed and shipped to Fred for battery R&R after the '12 is done, then I'll have its tires mounted upon the sensors being returned.

The only other thing I'm planning for the C14s this year is to get one of the new Givi V46L trunks plus accessory backrest pad and luggage rack then mount it up.
 

gpd323

Guest
Guest
Installed my Cee Bailey Mini Euro in a reduced size (custom order) today. Its 2 inches less tall and a bit wider at the mid-point so I should get a good blast of air for the summer rides. I have the original Mini Euro.

I am 5 foot 7 and wanted clean air to hit my helmet, the original ME had the air hit just about at chin level and a bit of buffeting and noise.  in the fully up position was never an issue, just fully in the down position.

test ride tomorrow!
 

COGnosticator

Guest
Guest
gpd323 said:
Installed my Cee Bailey Mini Euro in a reduced size (custom order) today. Its 2 inches less tall and a bit wider at the mid-point so I should get a good blast of air for the summer rides. I have the original Mini Euro.

I am 5 foot 7 and wanted clean air to hit my helmet, the original ME had the air hit just about at chin level and a bit of buffeting and noise.  in the fully up position was never an issue, just fully in the down position.

test ride tomorrow!

Just cut your windshield down to nothing like I did, a lot of good air that way
 

Breck

Big Wheel
Today I rode it in to work. Bought my 2016 13 days ago and have been able to already do the 600 mile service and now have 1432 miles on it, installed the ThrottleMiester, snake skin tank protectors/knee grips, decided it is getting new tires very very soon and received the Giv 47 with LED kit and Cee Bailey new wind screen yet to be mounted.
Have a good friend with a 2012 and cant agree more that this is one of the best sport tour bikes I have ever owned.
 

connie_rider

Member
Member
I have the MRA Vario on mine. Can't say e'nuff about the shield.
Gives me the capability of adjusting the air any way I want.

I didn't actually do anything on my C-14 today, but I made a copy of the {C-14} Vario for my C-10.
Does that count?

Ride safe, Ted

 

Scooter Trash

Member
Member
Well, this is a prep week for the RWTW rally so this is what I've been doing this week. I'll be doing about 7,200 miles on this trip total so here goes,

1) Change engine oil/filter and differential fluid.

2) New tires.

3) New brake pads front and rear and flushed/bleed brake/clutch fluid.

4) Removed ECU and sent to Shoodabeen.

5) Installed side case retaining clips.

6) Replaced air filter.

7) Set appointment with Traxxion Dynamics for Sept. 6th.

  That's it! :great:
 

dlama

Moped
I sold it. With all the Farkles. To a fellow COGster. A bit sad to see Connie go. 52,000 miles and every mile was a smile. I didn't try to recover the $$$ I invested. I passed on the awesomeness to a very lucky buyer. I also sold my 2005 C10. Same thing. A stunned purchaser rides away in disbelief. Too good to be true? Not this time!

So I am currently without a ride. I am shopping for a K1200LT for a 2 UP long distance touring replacement. I will always be a COGster and I know I will miss the horsepower of the C14. But I enjoy this bunch and have learned a lot from the sage advice and the timely input.  But comfort wins out for now.

I'll be AROUND...
 
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