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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Anyone in Atlanta Area have KDS?
« Last post by okrider on Today at 02:36:38 pm »
If you're up for a road-trip to Indianapolis, I would be glad to help you out.  I'll also be in Asheville, NC in the near future.  Not "in the neighborhood" but closer at least.  It's not very large so I can easily take it along.  Message me if you're interested.

Asheville is doable. Messaged you.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Anyone in Atlanta Area have KDS?
« Last post by Rhino on Today at 02:32:36 pm »
When I first read this post my brain saw "KIDS" not "KDS".
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Anyone in Atlanta Area have KDS?
« Last post by jwh20 on Today at 02:25:58 pm »
If you're up for a road-trip to Indianapolis, I would be glad to help you out.  I'll also be in Asheville, NC in the near future.  Not "in the neighborhood" but closer at least.  It's not very large so I can easily take it along.  Message me if you're interested.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Fuel filter failure on the road
« Last post by connie_rider on Today at 02:23:36 pm »
Thanks for the great info.

Ride safe, Ted
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Introductions / Re: I'm Backkkk!!!!!
« Last post by Rhino on Today at 01:04:19 pm »
Took me a while to remember how to post a pic!

Saaaaaweet! Congrats!
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Fuel filter failure on the road
« Last post by PlaynInPeoria on Today at 12:27:29 pm »
Riding home from California.  95 degrees in Nebraska, my C14 started bucking and got progressively worse.  I knew I would be stranded on the slab, so I pulled off and got lucky, there was a gas station with a big shade tree behind it and 2 picnic tables.  I figured it was the filter clogged but didn't want to deal with it right there.   Checked into getting a rental truck to get it home, only 20 foot Uhauls available and that was $750, plus the gas and we couldn't get it till the next day.

So that settled that, we tore off various fairing parts and the tank and flipped the tank upside down on the picnic table and tore the fuel pump out.  Cleaned the filter with starting fluid (all they had at the gas station) and ended up poking some holes in it with a pick.  Bolted it back up and made Council Bluffs that night after leaving Vernal UT at 5:30 am, so 845 miles that day with a 2 hour breakdown.  Got home the next day (last Saturday) at noon and put a new filter in the next day.  I replaced it the first time around 30k. Now the bike has 67k on it and it was apparently due to be be replaced at 66.5k.  Learn from my mistake, be proactive.
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Get with Gixerhp. I'm sure he'll sort it out.

I was at the COG National last week and a set of these had been installed on a bike.
I though they were very impressive!

Ride safe, Ted
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Last post by okrider on Today at 11:56:30 am »
If the battery is dead or missing then the fob needs to be touching the ignition boss area. This means that you can test that the programming has been done correctly by removing the battery and the key then placing the fob on the boss.

The smaller fob needs to be touching the boss in order to work and it doesn't take a battery.

Yeah, thanks for confirming. I need to find someone who has the program and do the work myself.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Last post by Conrad on Today at 11:38:34 am »
Called the dealership yesterday morning to tell them about the key needing to be reprogrammed. The guy who's selling the services immediately says he wants to charge me another $40 to reprogram my original key. So after a fiery discussion with him, he talks to his manager who agrees to get the job done with no additional charge which is what I'd expect in the first place as the dealership isn't close to my house and this is costing me valuable time, especially since nobody knows what they're doing. Went to the dealership after work, the guy who I talked to on the phone isn't there which is awesome because he's the worst salesperson I've ever seen. The other sales guy is actually quite nice, so is the person in charge of the service department.

They get the bike in, call Kawasaki to make sure they understand how the system works and program it. I still get the Subkey ID Error when the battery is out of the transponder which Kawasaki said was normal but reading up on it on the forum, it seems that they were wrong. But I'm over it. I'm done dealing with this dealership.

Just so I'm clear, does the original fob (the proximity one with the battery in it) start the bike when you put it against the front of the ignition with no battery in it? Or does it only work with the battery dead but in place? I have a 2011 model in case that matters.


There's two types of fobs for this bike.



The lager fob on the right above works in two ways. If the battery is working then it just needs to be near the bike (~5 feet or less). If the battery is dead or missing then the fob needs to be touching the ignition boss area. This means that you can test that the programming has been done correctly by removing the battery and the key then placing the fob on the boss.

The smaller fob needs to be touching the boss in order to work and it doesn't take a battery. 
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Has anyone who bought this kit had trouble with the new sockets not fitting the housing? The tabs on the my housing don't match the openings of the sockets I received.  >:( ('09 Connnie)
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