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Removed my ‘okay’ performing Symtec grips and replaced them with Oxford heated grips (touring).  Wish I had bought the Oxford’s first.  Easy install, super hot, with a smart controller that turns itself off when it no longer senses vibration from the engine.  Next on the to do list, Rostra Cruise control.  Expect to lean heavy on B.D.F.’s install instructions for this one...
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Open Forum / Motorcycle Lift procedures
« Last post by fartymarty on Today at 06:37:56 pm »
I was thinking of getting a motorcycle lift later this year. All though it would be nice to not have to lay on the floor to change the oil and filter, I've
been trying to go through the maintenance procedures in my head and I'm not sure about some of them. Tire changing is the most often performed
procedure and I'm not sure how a lift helps at all when changing the front wheel. Right now when I change tires on my C14, I remove the rear wheel
and then jack up under the headers enough to raise the front wheel enough were I don't have to remove the fender to get the wheel out. It works pretty well.
I'm not sure that would work or be safe with the bike up on a lift. I see in photos, that most not only strap the bike to the lift but have the front wheel in a chock/vice.
I'm beginning to think that a lift is not really going to be all that helpful to me with straps in the way and an inaccessible front wheel. I have other bikes, but I'm
becoming doubtful that a lift will help me service those any better than the C14. I suppose a C14 valve adjustment would be easier, but I'm not sure what else would
if anything. I must be missing something.  ??? ::)

I'd appreciate hearing from those of you that have a lift explaining how it helps perform regular maintenance and how you do various procedures.
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The Bike - C10 / Re: C10 EFI Project
« Last post by gpineau on Today at 05:43:01 pm »
Yahoo. More progress..
I like your music, but couldn't hear the motor. Have you done any hard accells thru a few gears?

Ride safe, Ted
Hard excel in 1,2,3rd. By then I am over the speed limit and shut it down. Ill try that out on the back rode and let you know.   As for the music, you cant hear the motor real well anyway because of the wind noise on the camera. I am thinking of putting another recorder inside my helmet and overdub the audio when i am done.
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Turbo?
« Last post by connie_rider on Today at 04:29:35 pm »
Yes, {not by me} but,, both C-10's and C-14's have been done.

Ride safe, Ted

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The Bike - C10 / Re: C10 EFI Project
« Last post by connie_rider on Today at 04:27:27 pm »
Yahoo. More progress..
I like your music, but couldn't hear the motor. Have you done any hard accells thru a few gears?

Ride safe, Ted
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For Sale / ZG1400 Engine
« Last post by gmansyz on Today at 03:23:02 pm »
FS: 2008+ ZG1400 engine with 2500 miles. Not needed for my project. Has a ZX14 header for dual muss and a ZX14 TB and ZG 14 TB. A Non ABS wire Harness and computer. On the east coast in Huntersville, NC. I am thinking of $1700 for it.
I am hoping to take pics tomorrow.
email = gmansyz@gmail.com
Tnx
G
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Turbo?
« Last post by gmansyz on Today at 03:16:50 pm »
Has anyone put a turbo on their bike?
Tnx
G
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The Bike - C10 / Re: C10 EFI Project
« Last post by gpineau on Today at 03:02:26 pm »
Connie_rider,

Took it out again today. Longest ride so far. You asked is the throttle responsive when twisted hard.  Rolling at about 20 MPH I got the front wheel off the ground by goosing the throttle. I am very happy with the way this has turned out. I managed to un-do the bad tuning I did yesterday while running on an empty tank.  Acceleration it good in all gears. First time ever got int 5th and 6th gears. I still have trouble with cold starts and 1st gear at low speeds but everything else looks good to me.  looks like my cheap aftermarket speeduino died just as I arrived home. I need to go check on that.

Made a 20 minute video. it is uploading now. youtube says it will be an hour before it is processed. https://youtu.be/M8fvjvZv_z4
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The Bike - C10 / Re: C10 EFI Project
« Last post by connie_rider on Today at 08:56:21 am »
Ok, thanks for the information.
Seems your getting there.....

Ride safe, Ted
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Oil Pan Swap
« Last post by maxtog on Today at 06:08:46 am »
That would be an excellent reason.

Agreed.

I will add that a few weeks ago I did something stupid... I went directly over a large speed bump, something I almost never do.  With my C14 lowered, this was not a good idea.  It whacked the oil pan or something under there.  Thankfully there was no damage this time, but it quickly reminded me that there are things under there that are vulnerable.  Had it been a gen 1, I might have been stranded...
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