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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Bike will not run
« Last post by kzz1king on June 14, 2019, 09:45:50 pm »
 I see my mistake. Question answered😊
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Concours 1400 engine
« Last post by Poseidon on June 14, 2019, 09:16:47 pm »
Anything can be done if you want to bad enough. It may not be easy, but it can be done. Check out the thread below. Granted, it is not a concours, but it is a shaft drive bike that was converted over to a belt drive. He overcame a lot of the same challenges you will have. Even if you don’t like the M109R, it is an interesting project.

https://www.m109riders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=308618
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Concours 1400 engine
« Last post by Ebock15 on June 14, 2019, 07:49:34 pm »
Dang Ok appreciate the replies.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Austin TX shop/mechanic recommendations?
« Last post by maxtog on June 14, 2019, 07:35:33 pm »
Valves were all in spec and they provided me with the actual clearances [...]  I asked them to check to see if the TB's needed syncing and they said they were fine.

Year?  Mileage? # of times done?
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Error code 24, speed sensor
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on June 14, 2019, 06:44:44 pm »
that would be the "oil cooler", looks ok, I wouldn't freak over it, but it's hit the ground now that you say what you've just noted...

I don't see it as "crashed", but a parking lot "oooops" would do those things.  All the Cop Bikes had crash bars, your's didn't... and I know they pulled them off... because, they would "talk"... ;) ;)

The bike is running, albeit with an error code, but it's running... I dig a bit more and send it to ya, and maybe we can get that error code cleared, and fixed.

oh, send me a schematic, or sketch, of you "pigtail Plug thingy" you made, noting which wires were used for what, in the process, and I can apply that to what I know about the circuits, ecu, and meter gage unit, in combo with the actual sensor output, in Bike on (not running), Bike on running, and anything else.
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good job... and a deal at twice the price even...
I have a local place called Bulldog Battery, they do this same kind of service, I stopped in a year ago and showed them pictures of the "procedure", and the battery number, they looked, and had them in stock... in quantity... they quoted me $28 + tax, to do both... ($4 each for the batts   outrageously inflated price... but ya can't get them shipped cheap anymore as they can't go on planes..., and $20 total, for the solder job; Mind you I had to "open the cases" to save them the liability).... for that cost, I'll have them do the job..5 miles from my house, I do my own tires.... no brainer.   :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :chugbeer: :cool:
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Austin TX shop/mechanic recommendations?
« Last post by KretonsLC on June 14, 2019, 06:18:33 pm »
how was your service at Texas Powersports?? ...for sure the quoted price was very cheap. I hope you are happy with the service.

Got it back last Friday.  Cost was $493.62 which included replacing the head gasket from which some oil was seeping.  Valves were all in spec and they provided me with the actual clearances using one of the charts I got on the COG forum.  I asked them to check to see if the TB's needed syncing and they said they were fine.

So they were a little less than what Woods quoted and a lot more convenient since I live in SW Austin.  That said though, the owner said it took a lot longer that what Kawasaki says it should take (4 hours), and lightheartedly said they'll be charging more on future Connie valve jobs.   Real nice guys - will definitely use them again for any major servicing I can't handle.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Concours 1400 engine
« Last post by Freddy on June 14, 2019, 05:54:06 pm »
The second pic in post 22 shows the drive that comes out of the trans (right).  No way to extend the shaft and add a sprocket.

http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-14-zg1400-general-chat-and-tech/unknown-whine-on-decel-maybe-clutchtranny-maybe-worse/
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Error code 24, speed sensor
« Last post by Jgiacobbe on June 14, 2019, 03:46:21 pm »
I don't think it is the sensor. I put a new onin with no change. Still have error code 24. The next step was getting the Y harness reference in the service manual to check the voltages.

I'll promise not to go probing any more wires without physically tracing them.

I charged the battery and cleaned the ground connections near the battery on the frame.

At thus point I am going to move forward with fixing the other items and seeing how things are before I am ready to button it back up.

Also, RH engine mount back is cracked. I have a replacement. LH engine subframe mount at the front near the radiator was snapped. Just received the replacement. Both those appear to be damage from stresses transfered from the police bathroom bars. Actual frame looks fine. There is a dent in a cylinder on the left front of the engine above the oil filter. Not sure what that part is. Will get a photo in a bit. Police bikes do appear to take a beating. Seat, hand grips and peg rubbers are all pretty worn.

Otherwise seems to be this error code, leaky valve cover gaskets and minor wear and tear.


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