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Introductions / Re: Another new one from DFW
« Last post by Rubber_Snake on Today at 12:47:34 am »
Congrats!  I like that blue.  Lots of help and ideas here.  If you’re used to the power of an Electra Glide, ease yourself into the speed of this bike.  It’s a rocket and you can get over your head in seconds.  Most of all, have fun!
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For Sale / Re: 2008 c14 items for sale
« Last post by connie14boy on Today at 12:11:51 am »
oem bar end weights  make offer
oem windscreen with laminar lip  $75
shad 46L top case, 2keys, passenger pad, attachment hardware $175
right side gloss black mirror $25
angel ride dvd disc set $25

thanks
Mike


Pls. send a photo of the right side mirror- will buy if in perfect condition only.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: New C14 owner with Brake question
« Last post by connie14boy on Yesterday at 11:56:04 pm »
Hello all,
I just purchased a 2009 Connie with ABS and like it very much. I have only ridden it home from the PO (120 miles) and my first impression is that it is a very sweet ride. There is one aspect that I am a little concerned about.
While braking I noticed that the front end of the bike dives slightly as I release  the rear brake pressure only.  Is that normal?
I have not yet adjusted any of the suspension settings from the original settings that the PO had set up.  I still have to register the bike.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Make sure you immediately change all the fluids in the bike to set a baseline for maintenance schedules. The brakes need flushing at least every 2 years along with the radiator, etc. I have a bulletproof 2009 C-14 and I prefer the independent ABS system (not linked) that it has- you can rip thru the mountain twisties and modulate speed with the rear brake and it 'settles' into the next corner w/o any fear of high-siding. Good luck and many safe miles to you.
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Introductions / Another new one from DFW
« Last post by Tri-J on Yesterday at 11:49:17 pm »
Traded the Harley Electra Glide for a leftover '17 Concours today. What an awesome machine!
I used this site for a lot of research-so thanks!
I'll try for a pic. The top case is on order (along with a few other goodies!)
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: New C14 owner with Brake question
« Last post by maxtog on Yesterday at 08:29:36 pm »
I have no love of linked brakes, but no great issue with them either.  ABS, on the other hand, I think it is an absolutely wonderful safety feature; well worth the price/complexity.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: New C14 owner with Brake question
« Last post by John Michiels on Yesterday at 07:05:38 pm »
Thanks for clarifying the brake system design Maxtog. Honestly I am glad to find out the brakes aren't linked. Im old school. My other bike is a 2003 Yamaha FZ1.  No ABS, no FI. I wasn't even sure I wanted ABS but I think that being a newby (to a bike this big) it might save my bacon if I have to do a panic stop before I learn the braking capabilities of this bike.  Once its registered I'll find a huge parking lot and find out if the ABS is working properly.  :)
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Wanted / Re: Wanted - 2012 Concours 14 Right Saddlebag (Arabian Red)
« Last post by kxkhatam on Yesterday at 06:35:28 pm »
Yes, i'll keep looking at ebay should a complete set show up.
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Wanted / Re: Wanted - 2012 Concours 14 Right Saddlebag (Arabian Red)
« Last post by Rubber_Snake on Yesterday at 06:33:39 pm »
One of my bags came off at about 20-25 mph, it was salvageable, but I remember looking around to see if could replace it inexpensively.  There is an aftermarket bag you could get for $400 (which ridiculous). The OEM replacement is obscene!  Usually, when I found them on eBay, they were almost always damaged.  I just paid a body shop to paint my original cover and left the rest of the bag scuffed.  Good luck.  Maybe someone replaced one of theirs that isn’t in too bad of shape.
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The Bike - C10 / Re: Fuel injection retrofit
« Last post by gpineau on Yesterday at 06:23:31 pm »
After a few days of soaking in vinegar I dumped it out into a bucket through a paint filter. Got about a quarter pound of rusty chunks. Though that would hav ecleaned it up but when I looked inside I cant see any improvement. So I put it all back in and wait another week.

Meanwhile today was my day off. So after i finished shutteling my wife around to her appointments I had a little time to finish up the plenum.  I got the injectors mounted and the fuel rail plumbing finished. It looks a lot better than the plastic prototype. I have one more part to solder in but i cant find one. I need a small vacuum port to run a line from the plenum back to the fuel regulator.  All I can find locally are made of plastic. I am afraid it will snap off first time it is bumped. Preferably brass or steel.  ANYONE???

The injectors a centered in the throat of the runners about 1.75 inches from the runner opening and about 5.5 inches from the stem of the intake valve.  I imagine there is going to be a good mixing of fuel an air in the 5 inches.  Wish I had a window in the end to put a camera to.

Oh BTW. The acrylic tube i was using in my injector tester jig. After a few uses it cracked in a dozen pieces and fell apart. So next time use glass, not plastic.
Thank goodness I was finished with my testing.



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