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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #480 on: January 17, 2015, 10:48:10 am »
It does with dope.  I don't see why not on the C14.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #481 on: January 17, 2015, 10:55:45 am »
You can use a throttle lock, heavier bar ends and anything else you want along with a CC on a C-14. The CC will tie in at the throttle lever and not in any way interact with anything on the handlebars.

As far as the extra weight, I think that ship sailed when Kawasaki made a 700 lb. bike and we bought it. :-)  Anyone who wants to seriously lighten up a C-14 really should start before the purchase and use letter / number combos like RR1000S or R1 instead IMO.  ;)

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Hmmm, guess I need to reconsider removing the throttle lock then.  Do you really think the extra few grams makes a difference?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #482 on: January 17, 2015, 10:58:35 am »
Went out to the pole building and it is running as we speak.  Might get in the upper 20's????  Freakn weather sucks!  LOL

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #483 on: January 17, 2015, 03:33:23 pm »
Decided to add an auxiliary fuse box and add a constant hot power outlet near the gauges. Instead of spending more money I would use some of the stuff I have accumulated over the years. I would have preferred to use a very cool fuse box and a Powerlet outlet but using a fuse box left over from another project and a 1/4" pro audio jack should work just fine.
 
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #484 on: January 17, 2015, 05:08:23 pm »
Brian, i was referring to the weight of the throttlemeister, as a couple of guys here suggested that I keep it on the bars to help reduce the vibes. After all, I thought that vibrations are good. Ooops, did I just say that?  :P

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #485 on: January 17, 2015, 05:09:28 pm »
Nice work Deziner!

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #486 on: January 17, 2015, 05:09:52 pm »
Wrong bike SC, unless you want to sit on the bars.  Might be a tad uncomfortable riding that way, though.  I recommend The Great Idea.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #487 on: January 17, 2015, 05:31:31 pm »
Nice work Deziner!

Thanks, S_C! While I was in there I also ran a couple extra circuits from the fuse box to the front of the bike so if and when I add driving lights or whatever, the hard part will already be done.
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #488 on: January 18, 2015, 06:39:00 am »
Brian, i was referring to the weight of the throttlemeister, as a couple of guys here suggested that I keep it on the bars to help reduce the vibes. After all, I thought that vibrations are good. Ooops, did I just say that?  :P


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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #489 on: January 18, 2015, 11:00:07 am »
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Spent almost an hour installing the Throttlemeister my boys gave me for Xmas. Man, are those tiny shims a pain in the arse to get adjusted just right. I also didn't know that 'Black Bear' could pull the front end shifting to 2nd gear when the throttle is stuck wide open  :o Very impressive to passersby.

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #490 on: January 18, 2015, 06:06:37 pm »
After all, I thought that vibrations are good. Ooops, did I just say that?  :P
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #491 on: January 18, 2015, 06:32:51 pm »
Ah, I missed that part and of course do not want to stand in the way of anyone's fun and amusement.... :-)

Good luck with the Rostra.

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Brian, i was referring to the weight of the throttlemeister, as a couple of guys here suggested that I keep it on the bars to help reduce the vibes. After all, I thought that vibrations are good. Ooops, did I just say that?  :P
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #492 on: January 18, 2015, 08:36:16 pm »
Brian,  I hear that your the man that has the know how with the Rostra. Can you offer any installation info to a woman with enough knowledge to be dangerous?

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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #493 on: January 19, 2015, 07:50:10 am »
Well, if you have not see it, I would suggest reading through the semi- tutorial on the install- there is one here: http://www.murphskits.com/catalog/docs/Rostra%20install.htm

After lots and lots of working with folks doing these installs, I can say without any hesitation that the biggest problem is the electrical side of the install. When I wrote that, I thought for sure that the fabrication / adaption of the throttle hook-up would be the problem area but people having problems doing that part are pretty rare; in fact, some people have come up with some really ingenious, neat and slick methods of routing and mounting (Easy Boys....and Girls!) the cable. But the electrical side has been quite troublesome for many people. So I would suggest a little extra thought on that side to make sure you understand what is going on ("assuming" has been a huge part of installation problems) and required. Also note that there absolutely will be quite a few wires left over; this part seems to annoy some people and they want to do something with those wires.... but this is a universal CC and has lots of wires for different applications, often make- specific, and NO installation will use all the wires as many are redundant.

Lots of Rostras on lots of C-14s performing well. No reason you cannot put one on / have one on yours too. As always, I am around for questions and usually respond pretty quickly.

I would allow at least 3 or 4 full days for this install.

Best of luck if you do install one.

Brian

Brian,  I hear that your the man that has the know how with the Rostra. Can you offer any installation info to a woman with enough knowledge to be dangerous?
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Re: What did you do to your Concours today?
« Reply #494 on: January 19, 2015, 07:50:41 am »
Did a basic oil, filter and final drive fluid change this weekend at 53,200 miles. Bike still runs as well as the day I rode it home. Only maintenance has been oil changes and one valve check. Oh, and changed out the CCT for an Ape.