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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #570 on: January 28, 2015, 07:33:36 pm »
Got the Connie out for the first ride of the year today.  Battery was toast. Had to take the ZX14R. Poor me. ::)
Right, POOR YOU.  Are they really that much faster than the C14?  What, 50 more HP, I believe.....Would love to ride one some day... tp
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #571 on: January 28, 2015, 08:11:38 pm »
Good news. After reinstalling the battery (this time with the connections tight), and doing the TPS relearn with kill switch in both on and off positions, bike fired up instantly, and at high-idle (1,300 rpm or so). AWESOME!  Also adjusted the lights, which were dangerously low; MUCH better now.  I dislike the lack of a handle for the center stand. The passenger grab handle is just too far backward to help; at least in my case. I have to grab it from under the passenger peg, but the metal is too sharp underneath, so will smooth it out. Set tire pressures at 40/42, and seems to be perfect. Disabled the flashing 'alarm', set the clock, set brake linking to 'solo', and it's ready to go anywhere. What a great machine. Glad I decided to get the Connie instead of the FJR or K1600GT.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #572 on: January 28, 2015, 08:54:16 pm »
I dislike the lack of a handle for the center stand. The passenger grab handle is just too far backward to help; at least in my case. I have to grab it from under the passenger peg, but the metal is too sharp underneath, so will smooth it out.


I never had an issue with putting mine on the center stand, but I recall at least one company that makes an add on handle for that. Here's a link:
http://projektd.com/product_info.php?products_id=171

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #573 on: January 28, 2015, 08:57:54 pm »
I never had an issue with putting mine on the center stand, but I recall at least one company that makes an add on handle for that. Here's a link:
http://projektd.com/product_info.php?products_id=171

The third pic, are they selling a lift handle or Viagra.  Sorry,it's been a very long day.  ;D >:( ;D
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #574 on: January 28, 2015, 09:50:29 pm »
Good news. After reinstalling the battery [...]


You are double posting in two threads....  Response here: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=18845.msg231661#msg231661
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #576 on: January 29, 2015, 06:40:18 am »
Good news. After reinstalling the battery (this time with the connections tight), and doing the TPS relearn with kill switch in both on and off positions, bike fired up instantly, and at high-idle (1,300 rpm or so). AWESOME!  Also adjusted the lights, which were dangerously low; MUCH better now.  I dislike the lack of a handle for the center stand. The passenger grab handle is just too far backward to help; at least in my case. I have to grab it from under the passenger peg, but the metal is too sharp underneath, so will smooth it out. Set tire pressures at 40/42, and seems to be perfect. Disabled the flashing 'alarm', set the clock, set brake linking to 'solo', and it's ready to go anywhere. What a great machine. Glad I decided to get the Connie instead of the FJR or K1600GT.

What do you mean by "Disabled the flashing 'alarm'"? B.D.F has a product to disable the low fuel warning panic screen. But I still get a low TPMS battery panic screen. What "alarm" are you referring to?

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #577 on: January 29, 2015, 07:47:26 am »
Guys I have to admit, I removed those huge KAWASAKI  letters from my bike, so I guess that I am in the group of de-bagding. I prefer that clean look.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #578 on: January 29, 2015, 03:07:06 pm »
What do you mean by "Disabled the flashing 'alarm'"? B.D.F has a product to disable the low fuel warning panic screen. But I still get a low TPMS battery panic screen. What "alarm" are you referring to?


I didn't know what he meant either.  See: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=18845.msg231682#msg231682
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #579 on: January 29, 2015, 03:16:53 pm »
it pays to read the owners manual that comes with a new bike... lotsa good info in there about the bells and whistles... and how to set the clock... :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :thumbs:

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #580 on: January 29, 2015, 03:34:04 pm »
I thought we had to disconnect the battery til the time caught up with the clock.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #581 on: January 29, 2015, 04:17:01 pm »
Swoyo95, thank you very much for that link (centerstand grab handle). But now that I have the bags off (probably 95% of the time), the bag mount is the perfect handle. Whenever I have the bags, will just keep using the bottom of the passenger peg mount (with gloves), since it serves the purpose well. Don't like adding crap and weight unless absolutely necessary. But thanks a million anyway.

Rhino, Maxtog, and others, I was talking about the 'alarm' red LED blinking for 24 hours. I personally don't want or need that, so disabled it. And yes, it's in the manual ;D. But here's how to do it: After you turn your engine off, and the KIPASS activation goes away after 5 seconds (this part is NOT mentioned in the manual), press both the upper and lower dash buttons simultaneously for about 2 seconds. First, the LED light will be solid on, then go out. When it goes out, you can release the buttons, and the LED won't blink anymore. You have to do that every time you disconnect the battery. For the clock, you have to also press both buttons for the same 2 seconds BUT when the ignition is on (engine running is preferred, to avoid discharging battery). Press the lower button until 'clock' is highlighted, press upper button for a second or two, then lower button to until hours blink, then press the upper button like for a second to activate the hour changing (that's the tricky part not explained in the manual). If you don't press the button for a second or so, it'd just get you out of the clock menu. It took me a little bit to figure out how to change it. By the way, was disappointed how badly the manual is translated (and things not explained well); many times couldn't figure out what the hell it's saying. Should have paid $10 to an English-speaking employee to proof it first. Oh well. Hope this helps folks.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #582 on: January 29, 2015, 04:29:13 pm »
Right, POOR YOU.  Are they really that much faster than the C14?  What, 50 more HP, I believe.....Would love to ride one some day... tp
It's a totally different ball game with the ZX14R. Heck, it's a different ball game from the 06 through 11 ZX14.
OK, at least 50 more horses, which is huge, and 150 pounds less, which is huge.
Put the two together and you're looking to rocket into space. That bike shouldn't even be for sale to the public. It's ridiculous.
I do love it though. I really wish they would put that exact engine in the Connie. The Connie is way more comfy, even though it's way heavy. But 50 more horses would be enough to have it as my only bike.
But I guess I'll just suffer and have two. ;)
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #583 on: January 29, 2015, 05:02:00 pm »
But 50 more horses would be enough to have it as my only bike.
I think it's more like 25, no? The Connie should be about 175 crank HP, and the new ZX14 200, if I'm not mistaken. But have to say the litter bikes are there already, like the BMW S1000RR at 199. But the ZX has a lot more torque. At any rate, they're 2 different bikes. The ZX is more of a supersport, like the Hayabusa and old Blackbird (CBR1100XX), not an all-out sportbike, like the S1000RR or ZX-10R. I had both of them, and didn't like them, so sold them. If I lived next to a mountain, I'd buy a sportbike. But those more touring-oriented supersports were not much more confortable than a sportbike, didn't have factory bags, and were much heavier with a longer wheelbase, so more straight-line missiles. And that's probably why most are used for drag-racing. The Connie is the perfect compromise for somebody like me, who lives well over a hundred miles of the closest twisty roads. But yes, any of those are faster than the Connie, simply due to the less weight, and better aerodynamics.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #584 on: January 29, 2015, 05:30:20 pm »
Cycle world Dyno results, C14-134/144HP,wo/w ram air induced...   ZXR-192HP, looks like around 50+ rear wheel difference to me.  Just sayin'....  My C14 is plenty fast for me, but I still would like to ride a ZXR.

 
C14 crank HP:
Max Power     114 kW / 155 hp @ 8800 rpm
Max Power Ram Air   118.4 kW /161 hp @ 8800 rpm

ZXR crank HP
Max Power   140 kW / 190 hp @ 9500 rpm
Max Power  Ram Air   147.2 kW / 200 hp @ 9500 rpm
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