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VAJim's collection of C14 info.
« on: May 12, 2011, 01:59:21 pm »
    DISCLAIMER....This information is provided for your enjoyment and entertainment by the riders of the Concours 14.  This information is in no way shape or form blessed by Kawasaki and is provided as is.  Use it at your own risk.  The true intent of this FAQ is to make our lives better by having one place to look for common issues and information.

    Also, it wouldn't hurt to read the owner's manual at some point.  There is some good information in there if you can get by the Japanese English translations.



    Ok, with all that being said, please let me know if you see any typos, something wrong, or a broken link.  Kawasaki part numbers change as parts get updated.  Please note any updates you find and forward on to me to be included in this topic.  Also, if something plain doesn't work for you let me know as soon as possible.

    Many thanks to EXZRXR for starting this valuable sticky post. I only hope that I can do as well to keep it going and evolving as does the C14.

    Oddities and Tidbits

    •Side cases may fall off.  Kawasaki isn't interested in fixing this issue.  Don't let this happen to you! 
http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=77289.0
•Using the center stand on asphalt during very hot days is not recommended as it may sink causing a tipover.  Don't let this happen to you!  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=75073.0
•KIPASS and no starting issues http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=77015.0
•Shifting into first gear from neutral whilst stopped can illicit a 'clunk'.  This is normal, but check your idle speed.  It may have been set too high from the factory.  Mine was set to 1800rpm.
•Do not overtighten the oil filter.  You'll regret it when you try to remove it.  Hand tight is fine.
•The 08-10 US models do NOT have oxygen sensors.
•When it's warm outside, bike on the side stand, tank nearly full or full, expansion may force gas/oily mixture out near the stand. Nothing to be concerned with.
•Check your battery installation.  Some have been installed incorrectly.  The + terminal should be on the outside.
•California bike information http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=77512.0
•Periodically check the tightness of the battery terminals.  They have a tendency to work loose.
•Headlight aim may be maladjusted.  Mine were pointed straight down.
•The right hand mirror assembly may not be correctly mounted on the fairing.  The mirror mounts within a recess in the right fairing.  There have been reports of the mirror assembly being tightened down while not correctly seated causing cracks in the fairing (dealer issue if so).
•Flash to Pass (FTP) switch will cause the highbeams to come on during rain events.  Dielectric grease slathered on the switch solder blobs will prevent this from happening.
•Check your exhaust header to manifold nuts.  They have a tendency to loosen up over time.  They may require tightening a few times before they stay tight. 13ft/lbs torque
•Check all your fasteners for tightness.  Unless you have an exceptional dealer, this is typically overlooked.
•Check your oil level before accepting the bike from the dealer.  The oil is checked with a sight gauge on the right side.  If there isn't any oil showing in the glass with the bike level it needs to be topped off.  Check your tire air pressures as well (42/42)
•Do not over-tighten the rear drive oil plug drain bolt. It strips out easily.  It doesn't take a lot of force.  Do not over tighten the fill plug either.  You'll regret it.
•Steering stem fairing brace can work loose.  Two bolts hold it.  Several occurrences of these coming loose.  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=66729.0
•Steering stem top center bolt (the one covered by the black plastic cap) can work loose http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=84261.0
•If you disconnect the battery, tire pressure indicator on screen will be blank until you ride it again
•If you are lucky enough to get your second FOB in a plastic baggy, you need to either write down the number on it or keep the baggy somewhere safe for reference purposes in case you lose it.  Applies to the 08-09 models.  Not sure if it applies to the '10s.
•Check for rust on the gas tank under the seat.
•Suspension settings document. http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=68962.0
•There are bungee hooks within the side cases http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=71049.0
•Front and rear accessory leads.  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=69830.0
•Bike on center stand and rotating rear wheel.  If you hear clicking, get it to the dealer to check it.  We've been finding several issues:  front spline dry; missing cir-clip on a joint: loose caps.  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=71444.0
•2010 Glove box fix/modification - http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=70804.0  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=75933.0
•Good discussion on replacing stem bearings with tapered bearings. http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=76699.0 and this one http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=71221.60
•Gas tank removal 2010 but should work for the others as well http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=73537.0

Kawasaki web site for checking VIN number (warranty status, recalls)
http://kawasaki.com/DefaultFrame.aspx?strContentURL=/SITE/VIVEHICLEINFORMATION/VICHOOSEVEHICLE.ASP

Kawasaki customer service number (949)-770-0400 then 1, then 5

2011 C14
Product Specs - http://forum.concours.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=20
Colors - Atomic Silver/Flat Super Black, Ebony/Flat Super Black

2010 C14
Product Specs ABS http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Product-Specifications.aspx?scid=25&id=442
Kawasaki Canada 2010 ABS Information (Good stuff) http://www.kawasaki.ca/model/concours-14-abs/technology:1191
2010 Feature Changes - http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=78874.0
2010 Brochure - http://forum.concours.org/MGalleryItem.php?id=21
Color - Candy Neptune Blue/Flat Super Black

2009 C14
Sales   http://www.kawasaki.com/Content/pdfs/brochures/MY09_ConcoursBrochure.pdf
Color - Metallic Diablo Black/Flat Super Black, Candy Diamond Red/Flat Super Black

2008 C14
C14 Design Factoid http://www.kawasaki.com/Content/pdfs/products/concours_QandA.pdf
Color - Neutron Silver/Flat Super Black

All bikes
Date of Manufacture - on the left side of the steering neck
On board Diagnostic codes http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=81027.0

READ THIS FIRST!!  Interesting facts for the C14 part 2
http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=77332.0

Part numbers for the C14  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=67677.0[/list]









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Re: testing cut and paste for previous info.
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 02:01:11 pm »
well it would appear that some of the information can be cut and pasted from an internet search......might try to collect some of it.  Too bad the links won't work.
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Re: testing cut and paste for previous info.
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 02:04:25 pm »


DISCLAIMER....These part numbers are provided for your enjoyment and entertainment by the riders of the Concours 14.  These part numbers and other information are in no way shape or form blessed by Kawasaki and are provided, as is.  Use this information at your own risk.  Please double check all parts for proper fitment by consulting their respective manufacturers before they are installed.  The true intent of this information is to make our lives better by having one place to look for commonly used parts and other information.

Also, it wouldn't hurt to read the owner's manual at some point.  There is some good information in there if you can get by the Japanese English translations.



Please see the first C14 FAQ for additional information.....

http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=39298.0

Kawasaki discount parts sources:

Parts Web sites
Ron Ayers http://www.ronayers.com
Bike Bandit http://www.bikebandit.com
Carolina Cycle http://www.carolinacycle.com
Babbitt's http://www.babbittsonline.com
Cheap Cycle Parts http://www.cheapcycleparts.com
Cycle City of Erie http://www.cyclecity1.com 800-278-4381 inglestadt@yahoo.com (owner)
MR Cycle http://www.mrcycles.com
Leeson's Import Motors http://www.leesonsmotors.com


KAWASAKI PARTS UNLESS NOTED

2010 C14 Service manual - 99924-1431-01

AIR FILTERS
Air Filter Element - 11013-0014
BMC Air Filter - 466/04
K&N Air Filter - KA-1406

WASHERS & Push Rivets
Final Drive Crush Washer - 92022-1086
Final Drive O-Ring for Filler Cap - 92025-1735
Oil Drain Plug Crush Washer - 92065-097

Fairing screw nylon washers:
5.3mm ID X 11.5mm OD X .5mm thick - 92200-0006
10.4mm ID X 19mm OD X .5mm thick - 92200-0157
Windshield mounting screw nylon washers:
10.3mm ID X 17mm OD X 1.0mm thick - 92200-0380

Nylon Push Rivet (two sizes) - 92039-0051 & 99039-0051
Push rivet under the windscreen - 92039-0048
Motosport.com Bolt Brand 6mm Nylon Push Rivet - 2005-6RIV (These may not work)
Balkamp part number 665-1446 (pkg of 9) available at NAPA for (rivet 92039-0051)
Hillman push-in Nylon Rivet - 1/4 inch H#881216 (Lowes) barcode 0823671607, for the top of dash

OIL FILTERS
Oil Filter - 16097-0004
A/C Delco - PF2135
Amsoil - 24942 (I think this is a Wix filter)
Napa Gold - 1358
Napa - PS1358 (black and costs less)
Walmart Super Tech - ST7317
Purolator ML16817 (made for MC)
Purolator Pure One - PL14610 (Note: The Purolator website does not recommend using cage filters on MCs)
Purolator Pure One - 2.5"- PL14612 (Note: The Purolator website does not recommend using cage filters on MCs)
K&N - KN-303
Fram - PH6017A
Wix - short: 51358; long:  51356


BULBS
Tail License Plate Bulb - 92069-1055, 5007, R5W (5 watt)
Front/ Rear Turn Signal Bulbs - 92069-1125
Turn signal bulbs are 7507A bulbs (BAU15s base)
Headlight Bulb 12V-60/55W - 92069-1002 (standard H4)
Small headlight Bulb 12V/5W - 92069-1016
City lights are either a 2825 (5w) or a 2886 (6w)
City lights (LED, inverted cone, white) 194 or 168

Switches
SPST Waterproof Miniature Rocker Switch (On-Off) 16A Green 12V (also available in red) .921" Long x .685" Wide x .551" Deep  Part Number: NTE-54-204W $5.40 each https://shop.vetcosurplus.com/

TIRES
Front Tire Size - 120/70ZR17
Rear Tire Size - 190/50ZR17

Steering
Steering Stem Bearings - All Balls Racing -Tapered roller bearing and seal kit for steering stem (steering head) C-14
Part No. 22-1039 Cost: $47.95

BRAKE STUFF
Front pad Assembly - 43082-0071 (2 EA) (08-09)
Front pad Assembly - 43082-0112 (2 EA) (2010) http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=76885.0
Rear pad Assembly - 43082-0055 (1 EA)
Rear brake pads - EBC FA254 (Kevlar) or FA254HH (Sintered)
Front brake pads - EBC FA417/4HH (Sintered)
Front pads - Ferodo FDB2220ST (mcstuff.com p/n 454-1071, requires two sets)
Rear pads - Ferodo FDB2111P (p/n 454-2682) (evidence is these don't last as long or bite as well as other brands)
Carbone Lorraine - 1177SBK5 (front x 2), 2813RX rear
Front ABS brake line - Galfer SS FK003D625-3
2010/2009/8 ABS Parts lists  http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=63335.0

Engine Parts
Spark Plugs - CR9EIA replaced by CR9EIA-9, gap .036
Valve cover gasket - 11061-0263
Pulsing Cover gasket - 92055-0086
O-rings for the crossover pipes under the valve cover http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=74806.0
Oil pan drain bolt - 92066-0079
Oil pan drain bolt with magnet - MP-01, MP-11 for the rear drive (magnet version http://www.magneticdrainplug.com note that they aren't very communicative when parts are on back order....YMMV.
Manual Cam Chain Tensioner  APE KTZx14
(NOTE:  This replaces the self adjusting cam chain tensioner and eliminates the 'startup rattle'.  Downside is that you will have to keep an ear out on the adjustment.  There is no track record on how long the adjustment holds.  USE THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! )
See thread....   http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=57393.0
Replacement Exhaust Header Nuts - McMaster-Carr 93795A230 M8.0 Oval Locknut.  Use with stainless steel washers.
Fuji-lok nuts for the Exhaust Header - http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=68440.0  Use with stainless washers
Note:  the '10 manual specs 13ft/lbs for torque.   This should apply to the other manuals as well.
Oil filler cap - 16115-1009 (note:  Fits the rear drive as well)

Tools
Oil filter wrench - 57001-1249
Pennzoil oil filter wrench 2"-3 3/4" 51mm to 95mm
http://forum.concours.org/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=39298.0;attach=10501;image
JIS +2 Driver (for the 'flies)  http://www.ikaswebshop.com/hodjis2dr12s.html
15mm drag link tool for rear drive filler plug http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearch/web/search.do?keyword=drag+link
Stem nut socket from CycleDude http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=48281.0
Steering stem top nut - 12mm hex  79.7ft lbs torque
Front wheel removal - 13/16" spark plug socket, reversed
Rear Axle - 27mm socket for the large nut, 14mm hex wrench for the left side

Final Drive
Filler cap o-ring - 92055-049 (31mm)

Electrical
Battery for FOBs - CR2025 3v (watch battery)

12V bike battery sources
Stock battery FTZ14-BS Furakawa - dealer sourced most likely (expensive)
AGM MBTX12U 14AH http://www.murphskits.com (I have this and it's working fine, no issues)
Shorai battery http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=80110.0
Long winded dissertation on batteries http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=57836.0



Bodywork
Left side cowling parts  39156-031, 033, 034, 0371, 0395
Battery cover stud rubber grommet - Frame fittings, p/n 92075-1011, damper

Levers
Brake - ASV BRC511
Clutch - ASV BRC511

Key Blanks
Key Blank - ILCO KW14R  Warning, this may only work for the 08 model locks and there appears to be two types of keys in use.  The KW14R only works with one of them.  If your key starts with an A it will be a "Silca KW14R" keyblank.  If it starts with a B it will be an "Silca KW14" keyblank.
Works ok on the bags but you will need to not insert it the whole way for the seat as it doesn't have the stop the Kawi key does. http://www.mysecuritypro.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=663
More info - http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=75452.0


PAINT

2008 Neutron Silver, factory OEM code 17N
Color Rite - (3895), Base (1895) note: requires both base and top pens

2009 Candy Diamond Red, factory OEM code 25T
Color Rite - (3785), Base (1785), Flat Super Black for the engine cover and lower cowl (1785), Metallic Phantom Silver for the trim and wheels (3803)
http://www.colorrite.com/matrix-colors.cfm?CFID=2087880&CFTOKEN=46483776

2010 TPMS sensor part numbers

Part Number     Hertz          Specification   Mark [A]
21176-024         434 MHz   EUR, AU, SEA   Blue
21176-027         315 MHz   MY                   Red
21176-025         315 MHz   US, CA, CAL   Green

Misc. Stuff
Thread locker - VibraTite VC3
http://www.wttool.com/product-exec/product_id/44651/nm/Vibra_Tite_VC3_Anti_Vibration_Thread_Locker

KIPASS and Fob fun facts
http://forum.concours.org/index.php?topic=64189.0


 









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Re: VAJim's collection of C14 info.
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 02:14:37 pm »
Northern Illinois   Silverdammit '08 C-14 ABS

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