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Open Forum / Re: Electric bicycles.....
« Last post by Boomer on July 13, 2020, 01:46:25 am »
Here the faster electric bicycles/scooters are only allowed on the road, not on sidewalks or footpaths or designated cycle lanes. Any vehicle that can do over 12mph on the flat under it's own power is considered to be a road vehicle and thus requires a drivers permit, insurance, and the vehicle must pass an annual safety check (MOT test). Therefore most of the faster electric bicycles here are all electric assisted, so pedalling is required or they won't move and if you stop pedalling then they slow down.
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It's not a Concours - other Bikes / Re: Tenere Clutch Wear
« Last post by banditrider on July 12, 2020, 11:15:49 pm »
PS: it's a Yammie, it won't break ;)
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It's not a Concours - other Bikes / Re: Tenere Clutch Wear
« Last post by banditrider on July 12, 2020, 11:14:49 pm »
Have you lubed the gear shift pivot?  When these dry out down shifts become tricky.  Just pop it off and pack with grease.  Some guys fit grease nipples.

Done my one twice in around 40,000km.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / 2021 Concours?
« Last post by maxtog on July 12, 2020, 08:55:39 pm »
And much to my surprise, Kawasaki is listing both the ZX 14 and C-14 as 2021 models, at least in the US! Decent color on the new C-14's too....... hmmmmmmm.

Major topic change (from the thread I am pulling your quote)- worthy of another thread....

Where are you seeing this information?  It is not on Kawasaki's USA or Canada web sites (as of right now).  The extensive searches I have tried have found nothing usable, as well.
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It's not a Concours - other Bikes / Re: Tenere Clutch Wear
« Last post by lather on July 12, 2020, 08:03:09 pm »
My thoughts are that a worn clutch will not fully engage and slip. Notchy shifting I think is caused by a clutch not DISENGAGING fully usually due to a hyrdaulics problem. I'm no expert just my thoughts. AS for the downshifting problem, I had that once with my Concours. The problem turned out to be the shift rod adjustment. I had failed to tighten the lock nut and the rod had vibrated out of adjustment and was not getting enough action for a good downshift. Something to check if you have not already.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KIPASS stranded me today
« Last post by B.D.F. on July 12, 2020, 07:26:46 pm »
True enough Bob. Hey, remember the good ole' days when KiPass could maintain a 'discussion' (OK, an armored assault and repulsion  ;D) all by itself? These days it has almost died as a topic of interest, kinda' like that no- good fuel injection and that awful electronic ignition of the 70's and 80's.

That said, I am still getting queries about the bypass and stories about sticking activation switches. Though these days I get a lot of inquiries about my bypass eliminating the need for a fob at all- now that the bike is an older model, they are turning up w/out any fobs as good deals to the unsuspecting. And still, after all these years, there is no quick 'n easy (read: cheap) way around a fob- free C-14; even the proposed work-arounds that <may> work are expensive. Though C-14's are now showing up in wrecking yards so at least there is some number of ECU's and fob combinations available at a reduced cost.

And much to my surprise, Kawasaki is listing both the ZX 14 and C-14 as 2021 models, at least in the US! Decent color on the new C-14's too....... hmmmmmmm.

Brian

I have admitted blame for this fiasco. But I blame KIPAAS as guilty of misleading error messages. If KIPAAS was any good at all it would say "Check Your Damn Batt Connections" instead of "Immobilzer Error"
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KIPASS stranded me today
« Last post by lather on July 12, 2020, 07:18:22 pm »
I have admitted blame for this fiasco. But I blame KIPAAS as guilty of misleading error messages. If KIPAAS was any good at all it would say "Check Your Damn Batt Connections" instead of "Immobilzer Error"
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It's not a Concours - other Bikes / Tenere Clutch Wear
« Last post by SmokinRZ on July 12, 2020, 05:15:16 pm »
Hello,

I purchased a Yamaha Tenere a few months back with 44K miles.  The bike upshifts just fine but the down shifts are a little notchy.  Every Yamaha I had in the past 45 years has been slick shifting.  I changed out the super clean looking oil that came in the bike with Rotella and no difference.  I bled the hydro clutch today with no difference.  I adjusted the lever for the longest throw and it seems maybe make a small difference, but then I really noticed the clutch was engaging way at the end of the travel.  No clutch slipping

I think maybe the clutch is worn and causing my down shift issue.  I get around it by rev matching but it just isn't what I've experienced with Yamaha in the past.  My buddy has the same bike with 20 K miles and it down shifts easy.  Before I pop for an OEM clutch kit (no aftermarket),  I just wanted to check the collective wisdom on this site which I value more than on other forum.  I'm on my third Concours in 16 years and the 08 is not going anywhere.

Thanks,
Smokin RZ                 
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: KIPASS stranded me today
« Last post by B.D.F. on July 12, 2020, 04:52:06 pm »
Yeah, and at least there was another chance to blame KiPass.

 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Brian

Glad it's fixed and it wasn't anything major.  :chugbeer:
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