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Introductions / I'm back...and glad to be here!!!
« Last post by Boonedawg on March 12, 2019, 10:29:59 am »
Hi all,
Just wanted to reach out and say hello.  In 2017 I was in a terrible snowmobile accident and I broke my back, arm, ribs...etc.  I wasn't able to ride the last several years.  My poor Connie was up on the center stand, I have been able to get her out and buzz her around the neighborhood just to get her juices flowing.

We I just went out and gave a startup and I feel like I'll be able to get her back on the road. Feel pretty good. Good news, bad news I've gained some weight so the Aerostich is gonna be TIGHT, goal to drop 25 lbs by May 1st.

Any how, I noticed the batteries in the sensors for the valves are "low" and I had been battling a little brake vibration prior to the accident.  On a good note I had just put a new set of Michelin PR4 on 55 series, they can't have 20 miles on them.

I need some advice on best solution to brakes and the TPS issue.
Thank you all in advance, I am so glad to be back and take it from me, don't EVER take being able to swing your leg over the saddle for granted.
Dan Boone
Bath, Ohio
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Austin TX shop/mechanic recommendations?
« Last post by KretonsLC on March 12, 2019, 07:12:23 am »
I was happy with Woods with their work 2 months ago...

Thanks - mind if I ask what they charged?
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Wanted / Re: KDS V3
« Last post by Roadrage on March 11, 2019, 10:43:31 pm »
Looking for kds3 software part number 57001-1802. Live in Canada can’t find a place to order it any one have suggestions ??
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The Bike - C10 / Re: How serious is it
« Last post by Rick Hall on March 11, 2019, 10:38:56 pm »
Hydrolock happens, though I dare say it happens far less often than you read on this interweb thingy.

Pull the plugs, crank a few turns (just in case), plugs back in, start, listen. If it had hydrolocked in the past, and bent a connecting rod, you'll know it.

Can also set up a dial indicator (plunger type) to measure plug seating surface to top of piston on all cylinders, but several variables. Mostly carbon build up on piston crown. A compression or differential leak down test should also work. As will a bore scope to detect any major scoring of the cylinder walls.

New petcock advised, OEM is fine (though many will disagree). Internal rubber bits may be near end of life, especially considering the low miles.

Rick
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The Bike - C10 / Re: Hydrolock ?
« Last post by DC Concours on March 11, 2019, 08:10:25 pm »
manual petcock is one way of assisting in preventing hydrolocks. just changing your current one for the same won't necessarily help. hydrolocks require 2 events. failed petcock and floats.

most people have their carb bowls fitted with overflow tubes. there is a lot of info about this but first things first...

you can check for a hydrolock by measuring cylinder depths to see if they match. there is write ups /vids on that.

and personally 2500 is too much for that bike. low milage bikes come with their own headaches. I say no more than 1500.
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The Bike - C10 / Hydrolock ?
« Last post by So Cal Joe on March 11, 2019, 06:42:08 pm »
I sold my 09 Connie in 2011. Now looking at going back to a concours but it is a 98 with only 18,000 miles on it. I heard a lot about the hydrolock on these bikes so is there an easy way to find out if this bike has had that problem/ Will replacing the OEM petcock with a new one help to keep it from happening? I like all the good things the bike has to offer but should let the thought of hydrolock stop me from buying it. The seller is asking $2500 for it, it has new front tire and current tags

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The Bike - C10 / How serious is it
« Last post by So Cal Joe on March 11, 2019, 06:40:15 pm »
I sold my 09 Connie in 2011. Now looking at going back to a concours but it is a 98 with only 18,000 miles on it. I heard a lot about the hydrolock on these bikes so is there an easy way to find out if this bike has had that problem/ Will replacing the OEM petcock with a new one help to keep it from happening? I like all the good things the bike has to offer but should let the thought of hydrolock stop me from buying it. The seller is asking $2500 for it, it has new front tire and current tags

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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Austin TX shop/mechanic recommendations?
« Last post by olie on March 11, 2019, 06:17:43 pm »
I was happy with Woods with their work 2 months ago...
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The Bike - C10 / Re: C10 Cafe Project
« Last post by sport rider on March 11, 2019, 02:03:31 pm »
a little progress is better than no progress at all.  While I've been waiting for tank sealer to cure, I got and installed the headlight bracket.  I already hooked up the headlight...plug and play.  Now ready to wire up the front turn signals!
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Accessories and modifications - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Linked Brakes Fixed
« Last post by connie_rider on March 11, 2019, 01:01:37 pm »
Take my word on this.   Don't do any wrenching.
On this bike, Train your brain/reflexes to use front brake only.
The Linked brakes work great to apply some rear brake.
               Problem solved!

Ride safe, Ted

PS: By doing this, you can still stab the rear as a last effort in "an emergency"..
          ("Might" add a little more braking). 
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