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The C10, aka Kawasaki Concours - The Original => The Bike - C10 => Topic started by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 07:09:24 am

Title: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 07:09:24 am
 Well I am a member on another great Kawasaki forum, KZRider, and have been posting my Concours in a thread there. But I have been lurking here and at COG so I decided to join here for a bit of fun. Maybe some riders in the Colorado Front Range area will want to do some riding. I have the same user name over at KZR.
 Here is a link to the thread there if any body want to look at it: http://www.kzrider.com/forum/13-bike-related/481094-1990-concours-just-purchased-now (http://www.kzrider.com/forum/13-bike-related/481094-1990-concours-just-purchased-now)
 So the bike comes together a bit at a time. Now the weather here is slowing progress, also the parts houses can be a bit slow sometimes.  8)
 
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: SteveJ. on November 06, 2011, 07:58:02 am
Welcome

I read that thread, nice job on bringing one back from the abyss.

Sounds like you have a good supplier lined up. We have a pretty decent one at

http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/ (http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/)

He's been stellar at supporting us, and is one of us. Check him out for various supplies, most prices are decent, and he's come up with some alternate suppliers to save a buck and/or keep things rolling.

Anyhow, have fun finishing 'er up.

Later.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 08:13:07 am
 Thanks SteveJ,
 I also like the Google Map of the Members here on this forum. I've suggested adding it over at KZR.
  :)
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Rick Hall on November 06, 2011, 08:31:49 am
Holy crap, what a steal! :) I liked the comment on the KZ board, cheaper than a bucket of chicken feet (or something like that) ;) That, and the ones about PITA getting maintenance done. The KZ's are pretty easy, not much plastic to take off before digging in ;)

I'm up by Estes Park, know my way around the early Connies, but it's kinda snow season up here :-/

Murphskits is the place to order repair/maintenance parts though. Good prices, quick shipping.

Rick
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 06, 2011, 08:38:05 am
Great deal!  I'm right up the road in Castle Rock...and have an '88...love it, although it does have a few quirks...fork drain screws were on the '86-'93 models...they went away in '94, I believe...good luck!
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 08:48:23 am
 CRocker;
 Castle Rock is real close, 30min. I go up and down the canyon, up 67 quite a bit. The 105, Palmer park, Monument, Woodland Park, etc.  Once the weather clears up at the end of next week, I'll be out and about.

Rick Hall;
 Estes Park, I want to do a ride up through there and out around the back mountains. One of the KZR guys lives near Longmont. Been trying to get a look at his 900. Maybe come summer?
 I've done two trips to Seattle and back on the KZ1000 LTD. 2K miles this summer riding around CO, in on trip.
 Looking forward to getting the Concours capable.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 06, 2011, 08:56:16 am
Once the weather clears up at the end of next week, I'll be out and about.

Think I'm going riding tomorrow...probably not too far up into the mountains, though!  I still think we'll have some more riding weather before the end of the year...
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 09:09:16 am
CRocker;
 Weather forecast is not to good for tomorrow, another snow storm. Keep down low, as it will be snowing everywhere in our area, supposedly. The Weather Guesser's can never get it completely right.
 I get my last Concours Part Wednesday afternoon, late. So by Thursday the C10 will be ride-able again. 8)
 Weather forecast for Fri- Sun looks promising!! ::)
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: gpzrocker on November 06, 2011, 10:16:36 am
I also have the same name on kzrider, been there 4ever. Welcome.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 10:25:53 am
gpzrocker;
 Recognize that one, I'm sure there are a few more that share both or more sites.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 06, 2011, 12:26:41 pm
CRocker;
 Weather forecast is not to good for tomorrow, another snow storm. Keep down low, as it will be snowing everywhere in our area, supposedly. The Weather Guesser's can never get it completely right.
 I get my last Concours Part Wednesday afternoon, late. So by Thursday the C10 will be ride-able again. 8)
 Weather forecast for Fri- Sun looks promising!! ::)

Okay...who moved the snow up a day???  Maybe I'll take a short ride today...
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 06, 2011, 08:05:44 pm
 knight_mare;
Thanks for the post. You must have gone and read the thread on KZR. I'll most likely go see a paint shop for some product next spring, I would have to paint it in the great outdoors. No winter painting for me. the Garage is off limits for such work.
 Haven't found the need for grip heaters, Used to use them on my Sled back in Alaska.
 The dent pulling would be good if the paint was still good. But I'm either borrowing or purchasing a stud welder to pull those two big dents. Once they're out my putty skills are pretty decent.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Connie Mark on November 08, 2011, 08:03:52 pm
Let's go for a ride brother. I can learn alot from you. I live in Littleton and just finished some work on an '04. Thank you for your time putting the restore online.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Connie Mark on November 08, 2011, 08:06:09 pm

Oh - grip heaters from casporttouring.com - [url]http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/210007RR.html[/url] ([url]http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/motorcycle/210007RR.html[/url])  Yeah baby!


Did you notice the piece on the grip heaters page where it says "Don't use for Motorcycles"? Just saying...
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 08, 2011, 08:13:25 pm
Let's go for a ride brother. I can learn alot from you. I live in Littleton and just finished some work on an '04. Thank you for your time putting the restore online.

 Littleton is pretty close. I go up and down the Jarre Canyon out of Sadilia. Don't know what the roads will be like Friday on. But I get one last part for the bike tomorrow afternoon. Then want to get out on the road to test the brake upgrade and the suspension work. Went up to lakewood about last week on my KZ after the snow.
 I'm trying to get Crocker as well, he's in Castle Rock. Met him before through Craigs List, nice guy.
 What your schedule like? What sort of ride are you wanting?
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 08, 2011, 08:39:06 pm
You Front Range guys up for a RTE Sunday?  There's a great burger place in CR...and we could ride up through Deer Creek Canyon...maybe to Aspen Park...?
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 08, 2011, 08:44:36 pm
 Yes sir, I want to ride, Please!!
 Connie Too!!!
 8)
 Post up a Google Map link to the proposed area.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Connie Mark on November 08, 2011, 08:55:18 pm
You Front Range guys up for a RTE Sunday?  There's a great burger place in CR...and we could ride up through Deer Creek Canyon...maybe to Aspen Park...?
Only if you will explain RTE and CR....

This Sunday is not good for me but the following may be. I do have tomorrow afternoon off, otherwise my schedule is fully buggered.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 08, 2011, 09:00:08 pm
Connie Mark,
Where do you want to Ride tomorrow, and what time? The Connie won't ride, but the KZ1000, just needs a bit O gas!
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 08, 2011, 09:00:41 pm
Only if you will explain RTE and CR....

This Sunday is not good for me but the following may be. I do have tomorrow afternoon off, otherwise my schedule is fully buggered.

Sure!

RTE = Ride to Eat

CR = Castle Rock

As for scheduling...I'm off Sundays and Mondays...pretty much busy the other five days...week after would work for me...heck, any day off would!
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: DonB on November 08, 2011, 09:08:05 pm
an FJR buddy and I are going to ride from the springs hwy 83 to Castle rock for lunch on Thur
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 08, 2011, 09:10:49 pm
an FJR buddy and I are going to ride from the springs hwy 83 to Castle rock for lunch on Thur
I can't I got to do the DIA taxi service on Thursday.  ::)
But it sounds like the best weather according to the Guessers.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 08, 2011, 09:20:04 pm
an FJR buddy and I are going to ride from the springs hwy 83 to Castle rock for lunch on Thur

Where you planning on stopping for lunch?
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: DonB on November 08, 2011, 09:23:04 pm
Santiago's Mexican joint
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 08, 2011, 09:24:47 pm
Santiago's Mexican joint

Been to "Crave Real Burgers"?
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: DonB on November 08, 2011, 09:26:23 pm
don't think I have been there
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 08, 2011, 09:28:58 pm
http://craverealburgers.com/ (http://craverealburgers.com/)
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Connie Mark on November 08, 2011, 11:05:17 pm
Connie Mark,
Where do you want to Ride tomorrow, and what time? The Connie won't ride, but the KZ1000, just needs a bit O gas!
I sadly have to go into work at around 9:30 in the a.m. That pretty well kills the morning. Probably done around 11:00. I do have plans for lunch at 1:30, so I may have spoken too soon. I will try to turn those lunch plans into dinner plans. My # is (3), 834, three sevens and a 2. Let's talk around 9:00 am if that works for you.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 15, 2011, 08:36:46 pm
 So yesterday Monday the 14th a couple of us meet up and did a couple hundred miles  out in the Flats, 6K' in the Wind. All in all pretty decent day, with a bit of cruising at 80 or so.

 Checked the mileage of my first fill up, ride I did by myself a week or so ago. 46mpg on that ride which was up to 10K', and while I hadn't done the brake upgrade yet, so i didn't go into the corners real fast. I did run it a bit though, 80+ @ over 9K'.
 So I'll get another fill up after this last ride in a day or two. Hopefully taller windshield tomorrow afternoon, Wednesday.
 Pulled the Timing Rotor after checking the Factory setting, and increased it to the extra 4 degrees, so now 14-39 curve. While I was there i pulled the T-chain tensioner for a look see, all good so I just re-set it and re-installed.
 Then 1 of the shift linkage Ball Joints was getting loose, so i got a couple of new Heim Joints and a bit of hardware to redo the linkage. Nice and tight now-$8. Popped on a Vista Cruise Thumb Lock as well for the straights. I have one on the KZ and really like it.
 Have to have another ride at least before any other changes to the tuning.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 17, 2011, 06:15:21 pm
 Decided to do the Overflow tubes Today, as it was easy and cheap. Like $4 for enough Brass Tube to do 5 sets of carbs. It is really easy for those who believe they are capable. There is a good write up here: http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/floatDrainTubes.htm (http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/floatDrainTubes.htm) by one of the members here.
 I also set up the Float Bowls with different hardware, long Socket Head Cap Screws, 40mm, with a lock-nut/ washer that works like the Head of the Original screw. So once loosened the head works as a thumb wheel. So the bowls come off a lot easier if needed.
 The 25" Clear View windshield I bought off of a member here showed up Today in the Mail, it's mounted but I will give it a ride tomorrow. Hopefully it will be better than the Stocker for wind around buffeting and noise around the Helmet. The Buffeting at 80+ was great from the stock shield. I'm over 6'.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: T Cro ® on November 18, 2011, 04:42:35 am
Interesting idea with the long screws; I like.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: kzz1king on November 18, 2011, 05:45:40 am
With the long screws do you locktite or jam the nuts? Or snug them with a wrench?
Wayne
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 18, 2011, 06:47:12 am
T Cro ®,
There are purpose made long thumb wheel bowl screws, as well as a long thumb wheel Idle Mixture screw. I needed a few screws as the Phillips head was damaged. So off to Fastenal for some different replacements. Pretty cheap, and much easier too pull the bowls on the bike.

kzz1king,
They are Ny-lock nuts. They go on BACKWARDS all the way down the threaded section, then the washer, screw in normally. So the nut is just the Head of the screw. But it is a Dummy, just there to still apply the pressure against the Bowl. The socket cap screw is where you do the actual tightening, and twisting with your thumb/ forefinger.

4mm x .7 pitch 40mm long 16 needed/ Ny-Locks/Washers. About $4
This clears the Idle Adjustment speed thumb wheel, Just.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: T Cro ® on November 18, 2011, 11:49:42 am
T Cro ®,
There are purpose made long thumb wheel bowl screws, as well as a long thumb wheel Idle Mixture screw. I needed a few screws as the Phillips head was damaged. So off to Fastenal for some different replacements. Pretty cheap, and much easier too pull the bowls on the bike.

Yep I looked at you pix on my iPhone this morning and liked it; looked at it again on the computer and still like it...... I can see where the long screws/w locknut's could/would be used like thumb screws allowing you to remove the bowls with a lot less trouble. I've done this twice; once to install different main jets (I run a DJ kit) and once to clean the idle jets. While it requires nimble fingers and a cold engine it can be done as long as you've got hex head screws (allen head) not phillips.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 23, 2011, 04:03:15 pm
 Well the Volt Meter I ordered showed up the other day, and I got around to fitting it. Since I had replace my gauge cluster, because of broken plastic when I got the bike. I had a Spare Clock/ housing. This area I cut from the broken Gauge surround, then fitting it to the shape of the Top of trim panel, I glued it on to it. Cutting and filing on the Clock Insert area, I was able to fit the Digital Panel Volt Meter in the same area. So here is a few shots of the Dash, without the additional Gauge, the Dash was Off on 1 side. Only the Clock, on the Right. looks a bit strange like it needed something on the Left. Oh and I get a 13.8- 14V while riding.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: SteveJ. on November 23, 2011, 04:25:07 pm
Nice install :thumbs:
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 23, 2011, 04:35:12 pm
 Thanks SteveJ.
 Its real easy to read, except with the sun on it. Just raise your left hand for a shade, then you can see it. Otherwise it is real big and Bright.  Sample Rate is like 5x a second.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Jet86 on November 23, 2011, 05:51:01 pm
Hey that's nice, it actually looks like it belongs there, i to think the clock makes it look weird but with them both on there it just looks right.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: connie_rider on November 24, 2011, 09:22:15 am
Nice installation.   8)

Ride safe, Ted
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 24, 2011, 05:28:06 pm
 Thanks, connie_rider.

 Well it was just to nice here today to be indoors.
 So here is where I went, had the Sheriff in Victor tell me I was going to fast. At least it was a warning, Happy Thanksgiving to me. Couldn't believe all the bikes on the 105, 70 easy!! No other bikes up high though. There was a few patches of ice in the shade, in the middle of the road, Ok where the Caggers tires travel.
 About 300mi by the time I was done.
 8)
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Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: CRocker on November 24, 2011, 07:57:20 pm
I see you found Deer Creek Canyon...
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 24, 2011, 08:01:42 pm
CRocker,
 Yes I did, but after the run in with the Law I was a Good Boy!
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Connie Mark on November 24, 2011, 10:38:34 pm
You rode right past my place. Sorry I couldn't play today.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 25, 2011, 08:40:27 pm
 Yes I was right close, but being Turkey Day for most, I knew I would be soloing again. The weather as you know was perfect for a ride, so I went out for some fun, which the Sheriff told me I was having to much of!!! ???
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: MaD MiKe on November 28, 2011, 07:07:01 pm
Decided to do the Overflow tubes Today, as it was easy and cheap. Like $4 for enough Brass Tube to do 5 sets of carbs. It is really easy for those who believe they are capable. There is a good write up here: [url]http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/floatDrainTubes.htm[/url] ([url]http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/floatDrainTubes.htm[/url]) by one of the members here.
 I also set up the Float Bowls with different hardware, long Socket Head Cap Screws, 40mm, with a lock-nut/ washer that works like the Head of the Original screw. So once loosened the head works as a thumb wheel. So the bowls come off a lot easier if needed.
 The 25" Clear View windshield I bought off of a member here showed up Today in the Mail, it's mounted but I will give it a ride tomorrow. Hopefully it will be better than the Stocker for wind around buffeting and noise around the Helmet. The Buffeting at 80+ was great from the stock shield. I'm over 6'.


Nice job on the bowl screws!!  A lot of things yet to be learned I see..   ;)
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 28, 2011, 07:10:34 pm
 Thanks MaD MiKe, but its not new. I'm just cheap, didn't want to pay $12.50 a screw for the ones they sell for the purpose. Might get them cheaper if you look.
 I even looked at some different bowls altogether, but like I said, Cheap.
 Like having a set of Tall valve Covers on your Hot Rod, and Solid Cam. Quick access long T Handle bolts would be a must.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: MaD MiKe on November 29, 2011, 05:20:41 am
Thanks MaD MiKe, but its not new. I'm just cheap, didn't want to pay $12.50 a screw for the ones they sell for the purpose. Might get them cheaper if you look.
 I even looked at some different bowls altogether, but like I said, Cheap.
 Like having a set of Tall valve Covers on your Hot Rod, and Solid Cam. Quick access long T Handle bolts would be a must.

I turned off the Pingel petcock and drained the bowls this year because of last years pilot jet clog debacle but if the bowls have to come off next summer or in the future I'm quite sure I'll incorporate your bowl bolt old school ingenuity.    ;)

Oh and by the way..   Nice job on the voltmeter..    :thumbs:
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on November 29, 2011, 06:10:40 am
MaD MiKe,
The Voltmeter is going to be used for a second purpose as well. But right now that's all on the back burner. Once the weather decides that it Will be Winter, Then the process will begin. It's supposed to be back in the 60's Tomorrow and maybe Snow on Thursday? They never can forecast here very well. I'll post up some stuff when I get into it.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Motor Head on June 17, 2012, 09:51:37 am
 PO made some mistakes for sure. I just was putting in some clutch plates, took off the side cover and whats this blue silicone? And what are these marks on the clutch basket, well it looks like the Chain fr the Alternator is really loose and the tensioner is hitting the clutch. The spray nozzel for the chain lubrication is plugged with Blue Goo.  Quick to FeeBay and order some good used stuff, shipped for <$40. Get it installed, and a new gasket so the oiling hole is properly aligned and clear of obstruction, blow the Oil Spray Tube out, reverse direction, and pop out the Blue Goo. Then put it back together. Oh it sounds so much better now, without the chain noise from the side cover.
A couple of new tires, a good used left fork leg, with a fresh seal and new oil as the old one was gouged from a seal removal by the PO, always leaked.
 Install a master and Slave cylinder rebuild kit, and then time for another ride. Next weekend, is Hodaka days here in Oregon, so some of us will be going up to that, bike camping.
Title: Re: $260 90 Concours Resurection New Member to ZG/ GTR Fanatics
Post by: Boomer on June 18, 2012, 07:45:06 am
well it looks like the Chain fr the Alternator is really loose and the tensioner is hitting the clutch.
Most often it's the tensioner mechanism that fails and lets the chain flop around.
Keep an eye on it. The steel piece that the rod fits through usually snaps.
I've had to replace the tensioner in two of my three C10s.
Sounds like yer having fun with it though.  ;D