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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Won't Run After a Wash HELP!!
« Last post by B.D.F. on Today at 06:49:53 am »
Have you ridden it and if so, does it have normal power?

Brian

One thing I forgot to add in is that if I rev it hard it sounds completely normal then descends back into rough /no idle/ popping.  I do have the PCIII on it as well.  It has power, and the green light travels the scale with throttle revs.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Won't Run After a Wash HELP!!
« Last post by reesedp on Today at 06:02:18 am »
One thing I forgot to add in is that if I rev it hard it sounds completely normal then descends back into rough /no idle/ popping.  I do have the PCIII on it as well.  It has power, and the green light travels the scale with throttle revs.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Won't Run After a Wash HELP!!
« Last post by VirginiaJim on Today at 04:40:00 am »
OP, do you have any electronics not stock on the bike like a PCV?
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....you're getting boring now Mikey   >:( 

Nah boring was the way the drivers were introduced at the start of the F1 race from Austin yesterday ;)
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no no no


vented screen was introduced infor the 2015 model year ;)


....you're getting boring now Mikey   >:( 
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Open Forum / Re: Word Association Game.
« Last post by Hooligan on Yesterday at 10:35:19 pm »
nerves
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Open Forum / Re: What are you watching?
« Last post by MrPepsi on Yesterday at 08:57:42 pm »
Blade Runner 2049
Not for everyone, but now in my top 10 movies of all time.
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Puig Vented Windscreen
« Last post by eng943 on Yesterday at 06:04:00 pm »
CAUTION: That screen just has a hole in it.  The user will have to move the flap/vent hardware from an existing screen or pay hundreds to order the parts from Kawasaki.  Eeeew.

Piece o cake.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Won't Run After a Wash HELP!!
« Last post by B.D.F. on Yesterday at 05:31:10 pm »
First time I have heard of this problem.

You have to start diagnosis somewhere and to keep this as simple as possible, I would start the bike and run it for just long enough to heat the exhaust headers, then measure the temp. of all four to see if the bike is running on four cylinders or not. My guess is that you lost a cylinder, and this simple test will give you that answer: if one pipe is significantly cooler than the other three, or two pipes are cooler than the other two, you have lost one or two cylinders. The answer to that question will bring us to the next diagnostic step.

Speaking generally, it is very unlikely that anything is significantly out of adjustment or spec. because all tuning parameters of the engine are controlled by the ECU, and it is not likely one was damaged by water but left it in a state that it still gives a valid reading but the incorrect one. Much more likely that you would just have a sensor error. Same thing goes for spark and fuel injection; both are controlled directly by the ECU and would not be expected to be 'out of whack' and cause the bike to run so poorly. More likely you lost one cylinder to something like a shorted fuel injector or shorted stick coil, and the bike is running on three cylinders.

Another thing to try is to try to dry the bike with something like a leaf blower; if there is a puddle of water sitting over / around something, you may be able to dislodge / drain it enough to cure the problem.

After that, I think it is going to take a manual and some active component testing on your part to track the problem down.

The very best of luck going forward. These bikes have proven to be very robust so I think you have a quirk that should be <relatively> easy to find and eliminate.

Brian

Been a long time since I've posted OR had any kind of issue but here I am... Washed her for the first time in a LONG time and now she starts but won't idle and exhaust gets glowing hot and pops excessively.

I've been over every inch of everything I cleaned and just can't find anything that I loosened or broke. I'm at my wits end as this is my favorite time of year.  Suggestions please??
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Need help deciding between a 2015 and 2017 C14
« Last post by B.D.F. on Yesterday at 05:22:22 pm »
Just a random thought but that may not be possible..... I am not sure but perhaps vehicles are type approved with the instruments as they are tested by the DOT? As I said, just a random thought.

As far as the C-14 specifically, I think Kawasaki did 'the right thing' in changing them; I have had mine since the early days (July 2007) and I well remember all the complaining about the red instrument lighting. And judging by the general feedback, at least from what I have seen in my very un- scientific method of scanning this forum, it seems that white lighting has been well received. Ya' gotta' go with the masses if ya' wanna' sell stuff. So I never mind when things like this happen (they changed to a color I do not like as much). Besides, I can still R&R the smallest surface mount LED's, or at least the smallest that I have ever seen, so no problem for me. And I actually have to buy a Gen. 2 C-14 before it is even a real problem anyway.  :-)

Brian

What we should have, what ALL vehicles SHOULD have, are tri-colored LED's.  For about $2 more per vehicle, the users could select whatever dash light color(s) they want!  Bam, done.
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